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Jean Armour Burns Brown at Burns Cottage, Alloway, c 1900

Introduction:
Jean Armour Burns Brown was the great granddaughter of Robert Burns, descended through Robert Burns junior, the poet's eldest son. From the time she was a young woman she was said to bear an uncanny resemblance to her famous forebear. Because of this she became something of a celebrity in her own right, touring in Scotland and North America.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
22
Project:
241:Robert Burns - People and Places
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
Image - length: 153 mm, width: 110 mm
What:
Photograph of Jean Armour Burns Brown outside Burns Cottage, Alloway
Subject:
Burns' birthplace and the Burns Monument Gardens at Alloway were a landmark for those visiting 'Burns' Country' in the latter part of the 19th Century.
Who:
Jean Armour Burns Brown (1864-1937) (great grand daughter of Robert Burns) (representation)
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (his birthplace)
When:
c 1900
Where:
Dumfries Museum, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
Burns' birthplace and the Burns Monument Gardens at Alloway were a landmark for those visiting 'Burns' Country' in the latter part of the 19th Century.
Description:
This photograph of her is taken in the doorway of Burns Cottage at Alloway. The poet's father sold the cottage in 1781 and it was used as a public house until May 1881. By this time it had become a place of pilgrimage for Burns enthusiasts from around the world. It was purchased for ¶œ4,000 by the Trustees of the Burns Monument and opened to the public.