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Bottle from the Burns' household

Introduction:
This small bottle was used by Robert Burns and his family during the time they lived in Burns House, Dumfries. It is believed to have been used to carry two gills of whisky when travelling.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:1964.144.31
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Glass (bottle); wood, cork (stopper); metal, white (lid)
Dimensions:
Height: 140 mm; diameter (base): 40 mm; diameter (max): 85 mm
What:
Bottle
Subject:
Relics of Robert Burns, Jean Armour Burns and their household were treasured and preserved. This bottle was given by Jean Armour Burns to a Miss Barry, who had worked for her as maid.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (? from his household)
Thomson Collection (Hole in the Wa', High Street, Dumfries) (from)
When:
Late 18th century
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
Relics of Robert Burns, Jean Armour Burns and their household were treasured and preserved. This bottle was given by Jean Armour Burns to a Miss Barry, who had worked for her as maid.
Description:
Jean Armour Burns, the poet's widow, continued to live in the family home following the poet's death in 1796. She remained there for the rest of her life and by the time of her own death in 1834, the house had become a place of pilgrimage.