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Promissory Note for 100 Guineas from William Creech to Robert Burns

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet was born in a small thatched cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire, the son of a market gardener. In 1786 after the first publication of his poems Burns travelled to Edinburgh, to arrange for the publication of a further volume of his poems by publisher William Creech.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT182
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
19cm x 8cm
What:
Promissory note for 100 guineas to Robert Burns
Subject:
Burns did not receive payment until 30-May-1788 on a subsequent visit to Edinburgh.
Who:
William Creech (publisher)
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1787
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
Burns did not receive payment until 30-May-1788 on a subsequent visit to Edinburgh.
Description:
This promissory note for 100 guineas granted by William Creech, Publisher, to Robert Burns is dated 23-october-1787, to terms of the Memorandum of Agreement. 100 guineas was the purchase price of the copyright of the volume of Burns' 'Poems' 1787.