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Illustration from an early guidebook to Burns House, Dumfries, exterior

Introduction:
The book, expansively entitled 'Catalogue of Exhibits with Official Handbook of Burns' House, Dumfries, and other Memories of the National Poet' was produced by the Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Dumfries in the 1940s.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:1983.23.2
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
Page size: 147 mm x 232 mm
What:
Book, 'Catalogue of Exhibits with Official ...'
Subject:
Robert Burns and his family first moved into this house in 1793. The house had a parlour, kitchen, two bedrooms and even a small study where Burns could write. It was well furnished with a carpet and long case clock in the parlour.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (catalogue for house in which he died)
Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Dumfries (issued by)
Robert Dinwiddie and Company Limited (High Street, Dumfries) (printer)
Robert Dinwiddie and Company Limited (High Street, Dumfries) (printer)
When:
c 1940
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
Robert Burns and his family first moved into this house in 1793. The house had a parlour, kitchen, two bedrooms and even a small study where Burns could write. It was well furnished with a carpet and long case clock in the parlour.
Description:
At that time the Town Council has assumed responsibility for running Robert Burns' last home in Dumfries as a museum. The house is still a museum and retains much of its eighteenth century character.