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'The Statistical Account of Scotland' with inscription by Robert Burns (1)

Introduction:
This book is volume 13 of 'The Statistical Account of Scotland', a comprehensive survey of the parishes of Scotland written by their respective ministers and edited by Sir John Sinclair. It was published in 1794.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:1936.2.9.A
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper; animal skin, leather (boards)
Dimensions:
135 mm x 217 mm
What:
Book,'The Statistical Account of Scotland', detail
Subject:
At the entry on Balmaghie parish with its Covenanters Stone, Burns has written a short verse about the Covenanters who were martyred there.
Who:
Dumfries Public Library (part of its collection)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (borrowed this volume from the Dumfries Public Library. On p652 beneath the account of the Covenanters' stone at Balmaghie, he wrote a verse)
Sir John Sinclair (editor)
William Creech (Edinburgh); et al (publisher)
When:
1794
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
At the entry on Balmaghie parish with its Covenanters Stone, Burns has written a short verse about the Covenanters who were martyred there.
Description:
It formed part of the collection of Dumfries Public Library and contains annotations in Robert Burns' handwriting. Burns was an active member of the Public Library.