Show Navigation

Letter of Robert Burns to Alexander Cunningham, dated, Brow, 7th July 1796

Back

View Large Image

Letter of Robert Burns to Alexander Cunningham, dated, Brow, 7th July 1796 (2)

Introduction:
Three page letter from Burns to his friend Cunningham in reply to an earlier letter and explaining his various medical, financial and family problems with which he is beset. He is seeking Cunningham's help to get his full salary restored from the Excise commissioners. (letter no 700)
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT170.07C
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Alexander Cunningham, dated, Brow, 7th July 1796
Subject:
Lord Gregory was a poem which Burns had written some time past and had it committed to memory and is recorded as having recited at a dinner with the Earl of Selkirk in 1793 during his Galloway tour with John Syme.
Who:
Alexander Cunningham (c. 1763-1812) (intimate friend of Burns from Edinburgh)
Robert Burns (author)
When:
7 July 1796 (date of composition)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
Lord Gregory was a poem which Burns had written some time past and had it committed to memory and is recorded as having recited at a dinner with the Earl of Selkirk in 1793 during his Galloway tour with John Syme.
Description:
The last page contains a transcript of the poem 'Lord Gregory', one of two which Burns intends ( or may have been asked) to send but he admits that his memory 'does not serve me' and he will send it when he gets home.