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Set of 6 Buttons of brown and white stone (agate), silver mounted

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 who feued 7 acres locally .During a short period the farmer poet composed a wealth of songs and poems. He died of heart disease in Dumfries aged 37 years.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT85
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Agate
Dimensions:
1.5cm dia
Subject:
These buttons are on display in Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1780 to 1790's
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
These buttons are on display in Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway.
Description:
On display are 6 waistcoat buttons which belonged to the Poet. They of brown and white stone (agate) and are silver mounted.