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Pipe case 'made of part of Burns' kist'

Introduction:
Robert Burns(1759-96) Scotland's National Poet was born in a small thatched cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire and was the son of a marker gardener who feued 7 acres locally. During a short period the farmer poet composed a wealth of songs and poems. He died in Dumfries of heart disease aged only 37 years.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT257
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Wood
Dimensions:
13.5cm x 5.5cm
Subject:
The pipe case is on display with many other Burns relics in the Burns Cottage Museum, Alloway.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1800
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The pipe case is on display with many other Burns relics in the Burns Cottage Museum, Alloway.
Description:
The artefact on display which looks like a small spectacle case is in fact a pipe case which was made of part of Burns' kist. A kist is the old Scots word for a trunk or chest.