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Letter from Sir Walter Scott to William Grierson, 1822

Introduction:
In this letter, dated the 28th January 1822, Sir Walter Scott writes to William Grierson, the secretary of Dumfries Burns Club, acknowledging the club having made him an honorary member.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:1965.612
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
Page size: 378 mm x 226 mm
What:
Document, letter, from Sir Walter Scott
Subject:
The club was formally instituted on 17 January 1820. The first secretary of the club was Burns' friend and admirer, William Grierson.
Who:
William Grierson (written to)
Dumfries Burns Club (written by Sir Walter Scott on being made an honorary member of club)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (associated)
Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) (Edinburgh) (written by (on being elected an Honorary Member of the Dumfries Burns Club))
When:
28 January 1822
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
The club was formally instituted on 17 January 1820. The first secretary of the club was Burns' friend and admirer, William Grierson.
Description:
The origins of Dumfries Burns Club are linked to the formation of a committee to erect a mausoleum over Robert Burns' grave. In 1817, this group made arrangements for 'a proposed dinner in celebration of Burns' birthday'.