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Magic Lantern Slide with Photograph of Alloway Kirk

Introduction:
Robert Burns was born at Alloway near Ayr on the 25th January 1759, the eldest of seven children of Agnes and William Burnes. His father was a market gardener, who having acquired a small holding of land, had built a cottage in the village.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
59
Project:
241:Robert Burns - People and Places
Material:
Glass
Dimensions:
Length: 82 mm, width: 82 mm
What:
Lantern Slide with photograph of Alloway Kirk
Subject:
Burns' birthplace, the old church and the National Burns Monument Gardens at Alloway were a landmark for those visiting 'Burns' Country' in the latter part of the 19th Century. Hence the inclusion of this magic lantern slide in a presentation on 'A Night with Burns'.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (poem by)
Captain Francis Grose (1731?-1791) (poem published by)
Isabella Burns Begg (1771-1858) (sister of the poet, Robert Burns) (her burial place)
Agnes Broun (1732-1820) (mother of the poet, Robert Burns) (memorial to)
William Burnes (1721-1784) (father of the poet, Robert Burns)
When:
1880 - 1920 (production)
Where:
Dumfries Museum, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
Burns' birthplace, the old church and the National Burns Monument Gardens at Alloway were a landmark for those visiting 'Burns' Country' in the latter part of the 19th Century. Hence the inclusion of this magic lantern slide in a presentation on 'A Night with Burns'.
Description:
Burns wrote the poem, 'Tam O'Shanter' as a 'witch story' to accompany the illustration of Alloway Kirk which was published by his friend, Captain Francis Grose in his 'Antiquities of Scotland'. They were both impressed by the atmosphere of the old church.