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Letter of Robert Burns to Mrs (Jean Armour) Burns dated Ellisland 14th October 1788

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Letter of Robert Burns to Mrs (Jean Armour) Burns dated Ellisland 14th October 1788 ( page 1 of 2)

Introduction:
Two page letter Burns writes to his wife to tell her he has found temporary lodgings near to Ellisland for the winter and to make ready to move as fast as possible. (Letter no 278)
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT98A
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Mrs (Jean Armour) Burns dated Ellisland 14th October 1788
Subject:
He goes on to say he has found temporary furnished accommodation near the farm and he wants her to get ready to move as soon as possible. He explains that it will cost them nothing to live there until their own farmhouse building is completed.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (author)
Mrs Jean Armour Burns (1767-1834) (wife of Robert Burns)
When:
14th October 1788 (when written)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
He goes on to say he has found temporary furnished accommodation near the farm and he wants her to get ready to move as soon as possible. He explains that it will cost them nothing to live there until their own farmhouse building is completed.
Description:
The first page starts with Burns telling his wife not to expect him home in Mauchline until late as he has an unexpected dinner date on his way home from Nithsdale where he is working through the week managing his new farm at Ellisland.