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'Chronicle of the Hundredth Birthday of Robert Burns', 1859

Introduction:
This book, edited by James Ballantine, gives an account of the celebrations of the hundredth anniversary of Robert Burns' birth which took place on 25th January 1859.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:1983.66.1
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper, board
Dimensions:
Page size: 170 mm x 260 mm
What:
Book, 'Chronicle of the Hundredth Birthday of ...'
Subject:
The book has been used as a personal souvenir and includes pencil notes, annotated book markers, news cuttings and an annual dinner programme.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (account of the events on the centenary of his birth)
James Ballantine (editor)
A Fullarton and Company (Edinburgh, London) (publisher)
Fullarton and MacNab (Leith Walk, Edinburgh) (printer)
James MacIntyre (Mauchline, Ayrshire) (President of the Mauchline Burns Club, and a previous owner of the book)
When:
1859
Where:
Dumfries Museum, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
The book has been used as a personal souvenir and includes pencil notes, annotated book markers, news cuttings and an annual dinner programme.
Description:
This was the first Burns centenary to be marked and it saw national celebrations to commemorate his life and achievements.