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'A Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs for the Voice', containing songs by Robert Burns

Introduction:
George Thomson was the editor of 'A Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs'. He was Clerk to the Board of Trustees for Encouragement of Art and Manufacture in Scotland yet his main interest in life was music.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.75
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper, board
What:
Book, 'Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs
Subject:
This book contains three volumes of the original work bound as one, the title page of each bears George Thomson's signature.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (poetical works by)
George Thomson (Trustees Office, Edinburgh) (editor)
John Moir (Royal Bank Close, Edinburgh) (printer)
T Preston (97 Strand, London) (printer)
When:
1817 (vol 1), 1820 (vol 2), 1817 (1817)
Where:
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
This book contains three volumes of the original work bound as one, the title page of each bears George Thomson's signature.
Description:
Burns made a major contribution to this work and spend the last years of his life preparing and writing songs for Thomson. He provided over 100 songs including, 'My Luve Is Like A Red Red Rose' and A Man's A Man For A' That'.