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Letter of Gilbert Burns to Mrs Robert Burns dated Grant's Braes 14th January 1822 (page 3 of 3)

Introduction:
Gilbert also reports in page three that the selection panel have rejected some other portraits but that his silhouette of Robert by Houghton, which he considers the best likeness, has also been chosen and sent down to London where the work is to take place.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT736.14C
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Gilbert Burns to Mrs Robert Burns dated Grant's Braes 14th January 1822
Subject:
Gilbert Burns received ¶œ200 from his brother Robert to release him from debts incurred at Mossgiel in Mauchline in 1789. He married in 1791 and moved to Dinning in Nithsdale in 1798 for 2 years. By 1800 had moved to East Lothian as a farm manager and in 1804 became Factor at an Estate near Haddington and lived at a house called Grant's Braes. It was here that he died in 1827 having sired 11 children, five of whom died at a young age.
Who:
Gilbert Burns (1760-1827) (brother of Robert Burns)
Mrs Robert Burns (1765-1834) (wife of poet Robert Burns)
When:
14th January 1822 (when written)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
Gilbert Burns received ¶œ200 from his brother Robert to release him from debts incurred at Mossgiel in Mauchline in 1789. He married in 1791 and moved to Dinning in Nithsdale in 1798 for 2 years. By 1800 had moved to East Lothian as a farm manager and in 1804 became Factor at an Estate near Haddington and lived at a house called Grant's Braes. It was here that he died in 1827 having sired 11 children, five of whom died at a young age.
Description:
However he reports that he has no news of the progress of the preparation of the statue. He finishes the letter by saying he has no news to report of her son Robert and he sends wishes from everyone and asks to be remembered to the Perochon family at Castle Dykes in Dumfries.