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Letter of Robert Burns to John Richmond, writer, Edinburgh (27th September, 1786)

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Letter of Robert Burns to John Richmond, writer, Edinburgh (27th September, 1786)

Introduction:
This letter to his old friend Richmond shows the first indications that his desire to seek pastures new is weakening and the potential of another book of poems is giving him a renewed lease of life. (letter no 49)
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT125
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to John Richmond, writer, Edinburgh (27th September, 1786)
Subject:
John Richmond is a close friend of Burns from his Mauchline days who has now become a Lawyer in Edinburgh and with whom Burns conducts an active correspondence of an intimate nature.
Who:
John Richmond (writer & friend of Burns)
Robert Burns (author)
When:
27 September 1786 (date letter received by Richmond)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
John Richmond is a close friend of Burns from his Mauchline days who has now become a Lawyer in Edinburgh and with whom Burns conducts an active correspondence of an intimate nature.
Description:
The letters between Burns (in Mauchline) and Richmond (in Edinburgh) appear to have been carried by an acquaintance name Connel. This letter written in a hurry shows Burns keeping Richmond up to date with his plans and letting him know that he is doing all right.