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Chair (wooden armchair) which belonged to William Burnes

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet was born in a small thatched cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire, the son of a market gardener who feued 7 acres locally. During a short period the farmer poet composed a wealth of songs and poems. He died in Dumfries of heart disease aged only 37 years.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT13
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Wood
Subject:
The chair was presented to the Trust by William Cowan of Maybole.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
William Burnes (father of the poet)
When:
1750's
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The chair was presented to the Trust by William Cowan of Maybole.
Description:
The chair on display of the kitchen in the Poet's birthplace in Alloway belonged to his father William Burnes.