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Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham c Dumfries 7 Jan. 1794

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Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham c Dumfries 7 Jan. 1794 (page 2 of 4)

Introduction:
Four page letter in which Burns makes some suggestions to Graham for restructuring and streamlining of the Dumfries Divisions in the interests of economy, and at the same time asking for his name not to be revealed if anything were to come of it. (letter no 610)
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT173.13B
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham c Dumfries 7 Jan. 1794
Subject:
He volunteers to take on the Brewer and Victuallers under his own charge. He then observes that one Officer will no longer be needed while the remainder will be fully occupied and a saving thereby achieved.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (author)
Robert Graham, 12th Laird of Fintry (1749-1815) (friend and patron of Burns)
When:
7th January 1794 (when written)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
He volunteers to take on the Brewer and Victuallers under his own charge. He then observes that one Officer will no longer be needed while the remainder will be fully occupied and a saving thereby achieved.
Description:
In page two Burns proposes that the second Division be eliminated and its duties shared among the remaining Divisions. He then goes on to detail the numbers and classes of work which should be dispersed to each, commenting on their respective idleness as he dishes out the tasks.