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Account for Robert Burns' coffin, 1803

Introduction:
This account for the coffins of Robert Burns and two of his children was presented by Thomas Boyd to the Trustees of Robert Burns in 1803. Robert Burns, himself, had died seven years previously in 1796.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:1983.67.60
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
Page size: 197 mm x 118 mm
What:
Document, account for Robert Burns' coffin
Subject:
It seems it was his death which prompted the account. Perhaps the coffin maker had deferred the payment until then out of sympathy for the poet's widow and her financial difficulties following his death.
Who:
Thomas Boyd (from)
Trustees of the estate of Robert Burns (to)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (refers to (his coffin))
When:
c 1803
Where:
Dumfries Museum, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
It seems it was his death which prompted the account. Perhaps the coffin maker had deferred the payment until then out of sympathy for the poet's widow and her financial difficulties following his death.
Description:
Maxwell Burns, his youngest son, who had been born on the day of his father's funeral died at the age of two years in 1799. Francis Wallace Burns, his second eldest son, died at the age of fourteen years in 1803.