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Illustrated London News 'Room in the Globe Tavern, Dumfries', 1859

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'Room In The Globe Tavern, Dumfries, Used By Burns', 1859

Introduction:
The first centenary of the birth of Robert Burns was commemorated on the 25th of January 1859. The celebrations were instigated by Dumfries Burns Club but the Town Council of Dumfries and townspeople in general combined to make the celebrations an impressive event.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
204
Project:
241:Robert Burns - People and Places
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
Image - length: 100 mm, width: 158 mm
What:
Illustrated London News 'Room in the Globe Tavern, Dumfries', 1859
Subject:
In the upstairs bedroom two small window panes still bear inscriptions by the poet, whilst other poems connected with the inn are, 'At the Globe Tavern' and 'Lines Written on Windows of the Globe Tavern'. As the reputation of the Globe Inn as Burn's 'howff' in Dumfries grew, it became an attraction for those visiting Burns' haunts in and around the town.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (he visited here)
Hyslop Family (previous landlord)
Dumfries Burns Club (event organisers)
Illustrated London News (publication)
When:
5 February 1859 (published)
Where:
Dumfries Museum, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
In the upstairs bedroom two small window panes still bear inscriptions by the poet, whilst other poems connected with the inn are, 'At the Globe Tavern' and 'Lines Written on Windows of the Globe Tavern'. As the reputation of the Globe Inn as Burn's 'howff' in Dumfries grew, it became an attraction for those visiting Burns' haunts in and around the town.
Description:
This engraving is taken from the report of the events carried by the 'Illustrated London News'. It shows the upper room in the Globe Inn. When Robert Burns came to live in Dumfries in 1791, the Globe Inn was one of the more fashionable public houses of the town. The landlords at that time were the Hyslop family and Burns soon became a regular customer, mentioning them by name in several poems and letters.