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Letter of Robert Burns to Mrs Dunlop of Dunlop dated Mossgiel 19th February 1788

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Letter of Robert Burns to Mrs Dunlop of Dunlop dated Mossgiel 19th February 1788 (page 1 of 2)

Introduction:
This letter accompanied a parcel of books which Burns returned to Mrs Dunlop and about which he comments. He apologises for the brevity of the letter as he is in an unsettled period but hopes to find more time to write later. (letter no 212)
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT614A
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Mrs Dunlop of Dunlop dated Mossgiel 19th February 1788
Subject:
This is the 10th of the 77 surviving letters Burns wrote to Mrs Dunlop. It has been written on (docketed) by the Burns biographer Dr Currie after Burns's death which accounts for the heading Robert Burns and the code C72 on the first page.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (author)
Mrs Frances Anna Wallace Dunlop (1730-1815) (friend and confidante of Burns)
When:
February 1788 (when written)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
This is the 10th of the 77 surviving letters Burns wrote to Mrs Dunlop. It has been written on (docketed) by the Burns biographer Dr Currie after Burns's death which accounts for the heading Robert Burns and the code C72 on the first page.
Description:
The first page lets Burns explain about the parcel of books which the letter accompanies. Some of which are being returned and some, ones he has promised to sent to Mrs Dunlop. He makes comment on how he enjoyed them.