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Spectacles which belonged to Jean Armour Burns

Introduction:
These plain metal framed spectacles are believed to have belonged to Jean Armour Burns, Robert Burns' wife.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.249
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Metal; glass (lenses)
Dimensions:
Length (lens): 25 mm; width (lens): 32 mm; width (max): 115 mm
What:
Spectacles
Subject:
Relics of Robert Burns, Jean Armour Burns and their household were treasured and preserved.
Who:
Jean Armour Burns (1765 - 1834) (? owner)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (? belonged to his wife, Jean Armour Burns)
Jean Armour Burns (1765 - 1834) (? owner)
When:
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
Relics of Robert Burns, Jean Armour Burns and their household were treasured and preserved.
Description:
Jean Armour Burns continued to live in the family home following the poet's death in 1796. She remained there for the rest of her life and by the time of her own death in 1834, the house had become a place of pilgrimage.