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Record Number: 7727


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: brief ink additions to some 6 pp of the text e.g p.57 against XXXVIII is the note 'This act is ... to be payed from imported commodities ...'; p. 49 against XXVIII is the note 'This act [word deleted] reshinded [sic]'.

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

unknown

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Johannes [ie John] Chrystie

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

Identity of reader is tentatively inferred from the Latin inscription



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Middleton

Title:

The laws and acts of the first Parliament

Genre:

Law

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Edinburgh: Printed by Evan Tyler, printer to the Kings most excellent Majesty, anno Dom, 1661

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7727

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: The laws and acts of the first Parliament, of our most high and dread soveraign, Charles the Second, by the grace of God, King of Scotland, England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith. Holden at Edinburgh the first of January, 1661. By a noble Lord, John Earl of Middleton, Lord Cleremont and Fettercairn; His Majesties Commissioner for holding of this Parliament, by vertue of a commission under His Majesties Great Seal of this Kingdom: with the special advice and consent of the estates of Parliament. Extracted and collected from the records of Parliament, by Sir Archibald Primerose of Chester Knight and Barronet, Clerk to His Majesties Council, registers and rolls, (Edinburgh, 1661), various pages, [DH LIB 1151A].

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: The laws and acts of the first Parliament, of our most high and dread soveraign, Charles the Second, by the grace of God, King of Scotland, England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith. Holden at Edinburgh the first of January, 1661. By a noble Lord, John Earl of Middleton, Lord Cleremont and Fettercairn; His Majesties Commissioner for holding of this Parliament, by vertue of a commission under His Majesties Great Seal of this Kingdom: with the special advice and consent of the estates of Parliament. Extracted and collected from the records of Parliament, by Sir Archibald Primerose of Chester Knight and Barronet, Clerk to His Majesties Council, registers and rolls, (Edinburgh, 1661), various pages, [DH LIB 1151A]., http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7727, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

The style of writing suggests that the annotations pre-date the book coming into Erskine hands. This is the second book in the collection with the Chrystie provenance. It may have come to the Erskines via J. Halkerston, a number of whose legal works ended up in the Dunimarle Library. Both Halkerston and Chrystie appear to be local to Fife. There is however a second name in the book ie on p. 114: "Alexander Blo...[?] my hand at ... day ... 16.8"

   
   
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