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Leather Tawse with label by Gilbert Burns ( nephew)

Introduction:
Gilbert Burns was the brother of Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet and was born in Alloway, Ayrshire the son of a market gardener who feued 7 acres locally.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT721
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Leather
Dimensions:
Length 47.5 mm
What:
Leather Tawse with label by Gibert Burns (nephew)
Subject:
It is interesting to note that the label was written by Gilbert Burns (1803-1881), the Poets' nephew, and is in inscribed ' Knockmaroon Lodge, near Dublin, 1874.'
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
John Murdoch (Robert Burns' tutor)
Gilbert Burns (brother of the poet)
When:
1750's approx.
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
It is interesting to note that the label was written by Gilbert Burns (1803-1881), the Poets' nephew, and is in inscribed ' Knockmaroon Lodge, near Dublin, 1874.'
Description:
The leather tawse has an attached label indicating that it formerly belonged to Burns' mother and was seldom if ever used, according to the Poet's tutor John Murdoch, Ayr.