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Magic Lantern Slide with Photograph of Poosie Nansie's Inn, Mauchline

Introduction:
In Robert Burns time this inn, situated in the Cowgate of Mauchline, was owned by Mrs. Agnes Gibson, known as 'Poosie Nansie'. Burns was a regular at the inn, despite its being frequented by beggars and 'gangrel bodies'. It is the setting of Burns' work, 'The Jolly Beggars - a Cantata'.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
47
Project:
241:Robert Burns - People and Places
Material:
Glass
Dimensions:
Length: 82 mm, width: 82 mm
What:
Lantern Slide with photograph of Poosie Nansie's Inn, Mauchline
Subject:
Because of its associations with Burns and his 'Jolly Beggars', Poosie Nansie's inn became a landmark for those visiting Burns' haunts in the latter part of the 19th Century. Hence the inclusion of this magic lantern slide in a presentation on 'Burns' Country.'
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (he visited here)
John Richmond (1765-1846) (friend of Burns)
Poosie Nansie (Mrs Agnes Gibson) (her workplace)
When:
1880 - 1920 (production)
Where:
Dumfries Museum, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
Because of its associations with Burns and his 'Jolly Beggars', Poosie Nansie's inn became a landmark for those visiting Burns' haunts in the latter part of the 19th Century. Hence the inclusion of this magic lantern slide in a presentation on 'Burns' Country.'
Description:
Burns was drinking with his friend John Richmond in Poosie Nansie's on the night he saw the 'merry core' of beggars that inspired his work. The cantata, sometimes known by its alternative title of 'Love and Liberty' is an extended piece, written with the intention of its being performed on stage.