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Notebook, 'Minute Book of the Burns Club'

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First minute book of Dumfries Burns Club

Introduction:
The origins of Dumfries Burns Club are linked to the formation of a committee to erect a mausoleum over Robert Burns' grave. In 1817, this group made arrangements for 'a proposed dinner in celebration of Burns' birthday'.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.422
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
Page size: 165 mm x 200 mm
What:
Notebook, 'Minute Book of the Burns Club'
Subject:
The early minutes of the club prepared by him include a list of the founding members, the resolutions of the Club, a statement of accounts, and a list of subscribers to the purchase of the punchbowl.
Who:
Dumfries Burns Club (owner)
William Grierson (first secretary of Dumfries Burns Club)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (associated)
When:
17 January 1820
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
The early minutes of the club prepared by him include a list of the founding members, the resolutions of the Club, a statement of accounts, and a list of subscribers to the purchase of the punchbowl.
Description:
A punchbowl by Josiah Spode was purchased in 1819 and the Dumfries Burns Club was formally instituted on 17 January 1820. The first secretary of the club was Burns' friend and admirer, William Grierson.