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Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Dumfries, Globe Inn, 4 September 1790

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Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Dumfries, Globe Inn, 4 September 1790 (page 4 of 4)

Introduction:
Burns outlines his rapid promotion in his Excise career to his patron Graham and gives him some thoughts as to his future aspirations in this career which he sees as more beneficial than farming. The consequence being his intention to give up the Farm at Ellisland. (letter No 419)
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT173.08D
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Dumfries, Globe Inn, 4 September 1790
Subject:
Burns finally reflects on the injustice surrounding Matthew Hendersons death and Graham was only one of several of his acquaintances to whom he had sent copies, so clearly Burns was satisfied with his memorial to his friend.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (author)
Robert Graham, 12th Laird of Fintry (1749-1815) (friend and patron of Burns)
When:
4th September 1790 (date written)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
Burns finally reflects on the injustice surrounding Matthew Hendersons death and Graham was only one of several of his acquaintances to whom he had sent copies, so clearly Burns was satisfied with his memorial to his friend.
Description:
In this last page Burns states that he is enclosing a copy of his elegy to Matthew Henderson whom he presumes Graham will have known and infers that it was lack of time to copy it which delayed his letter being sent.