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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 3 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:
BMT173.13C
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham c Dumfries 7 Jan. 1794
Subject:
Burns then goes on to entreat Graham not to disclose his name, should he deicide to take it further, in case it would compromise Burns in the eyes of his superiors Corbet and Findlater.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (author)
Alexander Findlater (1754-1839) (excise supervisor)
William Corbet (1755-1811) (excise collector)
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:
Burns then goes on to entreat Graham not to disclose his name, should he deicide to take it further, in case it would compromise Burns in the eyes of his superiors Corbet and Findlater.
Description:
Page three continues with Burns commenting on the integrity of the traders in the various divisions, considering them for the most part fair and presumably therefore creating little extra work for the Excise collectors, now fewer in number under his scheme.