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Ink bottle in leather case with knife which belonged to Burns

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Ink Bottle with 2 quills and a knife which belonged to 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:
BMT472
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Glass, leather and metal
Dimensions:
6cm x 3cm x 2cm
What:
Ink bottle in leather case with knife which belonged to Burns
Subject:
This exhibit can be seen in the Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1780-1796
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
This exhibit can be seen in the Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway.
Description:
The ink bottle in a leather case, with 2 quills and a knife, carried and used regularly by Burns for his writings.