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Bread basket from the Burns' household

Introduction:
This small basket, for serving bread, was used by Robert Burns and his family during the time they lived in Burns House, Dumfries.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.373
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Wood, wicker
Dimensions:
Height: 85 mm; width (base): 270 mm; depth (base): 210 mm
What:
Basket, bread
Subject:
Relics of Robert Burns, Jean Armour Burns and their household were treasured and preserved.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (? belonged to his wife, Jean Armour Burns)
Jean Armour Burns (1765 - 1834) (? owner)
When:
Late 18th century - early 19th century
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
Relics of Robert Burns, Jean Armour Burns and their household were treasured and preserved.
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.