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Handbill announcing a public meeting, 1858

Introduction:
Handbill, published in 1858, in which the Freemasons of Dumfries announce plans to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Robert Burns by a public procession on 25th January 1859.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.104
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
Page size: 287 mm x 225 mm
What:
Ephemera, handbill announcing public meeting
Subject:
The printed handbill has a Masonic symbol at the top.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (announcement of meeting to plan centenary of his birth)
Provost Leighton (chair of meeting)
R Johnstone (47 Castle Street, Dumfries) (printer)
When:
December 1858
Where:
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
The printed handbill has a Masonic symbol at the top.
Description:
The centenary of Robert Burns' birth saw nation wide celebrations of 'Scotia's Bard'. This handbill describes the proposals for marking the event in the town in which he died and was buried.