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Letter of Robert Burns to Mrs Graham of Fintry dated Ellisland 10th June 1790

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Letter of Robert Burns to Mrs Graham of Fintry dated Ellisland 10th June 1790 (page 2 of 2)

Introduction:
Two page letter which Burns wrote to Graham of Fintry's wife enclosing a poem of which he was particularly pleased titled 'Epistle to Robert Graham Esq: of Fintry on the Election for the Dumfries string of Boroughs, Anno 1790-'. The letter expresses his indebtedness to the goodness of Robert Graham and his wife. (letter No 402)
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT173.15B
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Mrs Graham of Fintry dated Ellisland 10th June 1790
Subject:
He then reflects that his patron Robert Graham is bestowed with the politeness of a Gentleman and the kindness of a Brother when exercising his influence which Burns is greatly thankful for.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (author)
Robert Graham, 12th Laird of Fintry (1749-1815) (friend and patron of Burns)
When:
10th June 1790 (when written)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
He then reflects that his patron Robert Graham is bestowed with the politeness of a Gentleman and the kindness of a Brother when exercising his influence which Burns is greatly thankful for.
Description:
On page two Burns continues to discuss his failings and says that it is not his fault that he lives a life of dependency but he still hopes to retain a generous heart and independent mind.