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Document, letter fragment, from Robert Burns

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Fragment from a letter written by Robert Burns

Introduction:
This is the address panel from a letter written by Robert Burns to his friend and editor, George Thomson, in Edinburgh who was Clerk to the Board of Trustees for Encouragement of Art and Manufacture in Scotland. The rest of the letter has not survived.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.73
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
125 mm x 100 mm
What:
Document, letter fragment, from Robert Burns
Subject:
There is a note of authentication by George Thomson on the reverse. The fragment must have been requested by an admirer of the poet who wished an example of his handwriting.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (written by)
George Thomson (Trustees Office, Edinburgh) (written to)
When:
Pre 1796
Where:
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
There is a note of authentication by George Thomson on the reverse. The fragment must have been requested by an admirer of the poet who wished an example of his handwriting.
Description:
George Thomson was the editor of 'A Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs'. Burns made a major contribution to this work and spend the last years of his life preparing and writing songs for Thomson. Perhaps this letter contained some.