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'The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy', which belonged to Jean Armour Burns

Introduction:
This book, 'The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy', belonged to Robert Burns' wife, Jean Armour Burns and was used by her in the family's home in Burns Street, Dumfries.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.260
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
Page size: 135 mm x 205 mm
What:
Book, 'The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy'
Subject:
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.
Who:
Jean Armour Burns (1765 - 1834) (owner)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (use (in his household))
Jean Armour Burns (1765 - 1834) (owner)
? H Glasse (author)
When:
Late 18th century - early 19th century
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
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.
Description:
She is recorded as describing Burns' taste in food thus, ' At all meals he had a book beside him on the table. He was fond of plain things and hated tarts, pies and puddings.'.