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Study, Burns House, Dumfries

Introduction:
It was in this ordinary sandstone house in a quiet back street of Dumfries that Robert Burns spent the last three years of his life. He died here on 21 July 1796. The house is now a museum, retaining much of its eighteenth century character.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
Burns House - view 8
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Red sandstone rubble with ashlar margins, south gable now harled with intermittent contrasting boulder rubble base course. Slate roof.
Subject:
He was now writing songs for inclusion in George Thomson's 'Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs' and this project was to occupy him for the remaining years of his life.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (lived at)
When:
1750 - 1775 (built)
1793 - 1796 (period of Robert Burns' residence)
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
He was now writing songs for inclusion in George Thomson's 'Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs' and this project was to occupy him for the remaining years of his life.
Description:
Robert Burns and his family moved into this house in May 1793. The house had a parlour, kitchen, two bedrooms and even a small study where Burns could write. He engraved his signature on one of the window panes in this room.