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Framed engraving of ' Hugh Blair DDFRS, Ed.'

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Framed engraving of 'Hugh Blair DDFRS Ed.'

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's' National Poet was born in a small thatched cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire the son of a humble market gardener who feued 7 acres. In the Poet farmers' short lifetime he wrote 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:
BMT1291
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
10cm x 14cm
What:
Framed engraving of ' Hugh Blair DDFRS, Ed.'
Subject:
At one time Dr. Blair was minister of Canongate Church in Edinburgh. He corresponded with the Poet and his name is recorded as being one of the subscribers to the 1787 edition of Burns' works.
Who:
Rev. Dr. Hugh Blair (minister, Edinburgh)
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
Late 1790's
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
At one time Dr. Blair was minister of Canongate Church in Edinburgh. He corresponded with the Poet and his name is recorded as being one of the subscribers to the 1787 edition of Burns' works.
Description:
Burns travelled to Edinburgh in 1786 and met the Rev.Dr. Hugh Blair (1718-1800) and was befriend by the preacher who became his patron. It is recorded that Burns thought highly of Dr. Blair.