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Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Ellisland 23 Sept 1788

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Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Ellisland 23 Sept 1788 (page 1 of 3)

Introduction:
A three page letter in which Burns makes an effusive reply to Robert Graham's favourable response to his letter of 10th September. He also reiterates his wish to obtain an Excise Division by the following summer and suggests a wider alternative to his earlier plan. (letter No 273).
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT173.03A
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Ellisland 23 Sept 1788
Subject:
Burns's thanks are most effusive suggesting tears of happiness and explaining how much his anxiety is lifted by the patronage and protection he derives from Robert Graham.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (author)
Robert Graham, 12th Laird of Fintry (1749-1815) (friend and patron of Burns)
When:
23rd September 1788 (when written)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
Burns's thanks are most effusive suggesting tears of happiness and explaining how much his anxiety is lifted by the patronage and protection he derives from Robert Graham.
Description:
Page one opens with Burns explaining he is stricken with what he describes as 'this fashionable influenza' and is thanking Graham for his prompt reply which has taken Burns almost a week to collect from the Post-Office due to the work on the harvest.