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Holograph fragment of 'Auld Lang Syne' poem by Robert Burns

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet was born in a small thatched cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire, the son of a market gardener who feued 7 acres locally. During a short period the farmer poet composed 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:
BMT307
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
14cm x 8cm
What:
Poem by Robert Burns holograph fragment of 'Auld Lang Syne'
Subject:
The manuscript is on show in the Burns Cottage Museum, Alloway and was purchased by the Burns Trustees in June 1952 for ¶œ1500. This sum was then reimbursed to them by Mr. Robt. W. Fiddes, M.B.E., Vancouver B.C.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1788
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The manuscript is on show in the Burns Cottage Museum, Alloway and was purchased by the Burns Trustees in June 1952 for ¶œ1500. This sum was then reimbursed to them by Mr. Robt. W. Fiddes, M.B.E., Vancouver B.C.
Description:
This fragment of 'Auld Lang Syne', his most famous composition, in the Poet's handwriting is generally acclaimed as the universal song of parting, normally sung at the end of functions. The words were written to an old tune (perhaps as old as late 17th. Century ) for inclusion in 'The Scots Musical Museum'.