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Jane Emma Burns Brown and Jean Armour Burns Brown at the doorway of Burns House, Dumfries c 1905

Introduction:
Jane Emma Burns Brown was the daughter of Robert Burns junior, the poet's eldest son and one of the few members of his family who continued to live in Dumfries. Her eldest daughter, Jean Armour Burns Brown, was said to bear an uncanny resemblance to her famous forebear.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
27
Project:
241:Robert Burns - People and Places
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
Image - length: 153 mm, width: 107 mm
What:
Photograph of Jean Armour Burns Brown and her mother at Burns House
Subject:
This photograph shows mother and daughter on the steps outside Burns House, Dumfries. It was taken shortly after 1903 when the house was let to the Town Council of Dumfries and the room in which the poet died was opened to the public as a small Burns museum, although the remainder of the house was still was occupied by a caretaker.
Who:
Jean Armour Burns Brown (1864-1937) (great grand daughter of Robert Burns) (representation)
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (he died here)
Burns Photographic Studio, The (Alloway) (photographer)
Jane Emma Burns (Mrs Brown) (1831-1916) (grand daughter of Robert Burns) (representation)
When:
1903 - 1910
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
This photograph shows mother and daughter on the steps outside Burns House, Dumfries. It was taken shortly after 1903 when the house was let to the Town Council of Dumfries and the room in which the poet died was opened to the public as a small Burns museum, although the remainder of the house was still was occupied by a caretaker.
Description:
Because of this she became something of a celebrity in her own right, touring in Scotland and North America. She was regularly invited to ceremonies and events associated with Robert Burns and occurs in many photographs from the 1890s onwards until her death in 1937.