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Photograph of Lord Rosebery receiving wreaths at Burns Mausoleum, 1896

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Lord Rosebery receiving wreaths at Burns Mausoleum, 1896

Introduction:
The first centenary of Robert Burns death was marked on the 21st July 1896. The centenary of the poet's birth in 1859 had been a memorable occasion for the townspeople of Dumfries and the events to commemorate his death held in 1896 were no less imposing.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
125
Project:
241:Robert Burns - People and Places
Material:
Paper; wood (frame)
Dimensions:
Image - length: 360 mm, width: 290 mm
What:
Photograph of Lord Rosebery receiving wreaths at Burns Mausoleum, 1896
Subject:
This photograph shows Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery receiving wreaths from Burns organisations and prominent individuals from all over the world at the poet's mausoleum in St Michael's Churchyard, Dumfries.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (his burial place)
Joseph Johnstone Glover (Dumfries Provost) (event organiser)
Sir Robert Threshie Reid (Lord Loreburn) (1846-1923) (event organiser)
J White (?) (Dumfries) (photographer)
Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929) (representation)
When:
21 July 1896
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
This photograph shows Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery receiving wreaths from Burns organisations and prominent individuals from all over the world at the poet's mausoleum in St Michael's Churchyard, Dumfries.
Description:
The organisers included Sir Robert Threshie Reid MP, later Lord Loreburn who was President of Dumfries Burns Club and the Earl of Rosebery. Joseph Johnstone Glover, the Provost of Dumfries was chairman of the organising committee. Lord Rosebery took a leading role in the days proceedings and delivered 'a memorable oration on the Bard'.