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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 2 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:
BMT173.03B
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Ellisland 23 Sept 1788
Subject:
The page continues with Burns coming back to the doubtful short term prospects offered by his farming efforts and reminding Robert Graham of his earlier request to make an Excise position available to him by the following summer.
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:
The page continues with Burns coming back to the doubtful short term prospects offered by his farming efforts and reminding Robert Graham of his earlier request to make an Excise position available to him by the following summer.
Description:
In page two Burns continues to praise the generosity and patronage which he has received from Robert Graham and admits that there is little he can do in return but acknowledge this benevolence.