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Toddy rummer, Royal Dumfriesshire Volunteers

Introduction:
The Royal Dumfriesshire Volunteers were founded in 1795 to counter the threat from post revolutionary France. Burns', whose loyalty to Great Britain had been called into question by his support for the French revolutionaries, joined immediately.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.116
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Glass
Dimensions:
Diameter (top): 105 mm, diameter (base): 80 mm, height: 150 mm
What:
Glass, toddy rummer, Royal Dumfries Volunteers
Subject:
This toddy rummer is engraved with a crown above initials 'R D V' (Royal Dumfries Volunteers) and bears the emblem of Dumfries - St Michael above a serpent. It was used by Burns at gatherings of the Volunteers.
Who:
Royal Dumfriesshire Volunteers (use (by Robert Burns at their gatherings))
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (use)
When:
c 1795
Where:
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
This toddy rummer is engraved with a crown above initials 'R D V' (Royal Dumfries Volunteers) and bears the emblem of Dumfries - St Michael above a serpent. It was used by Burns at gatherings of the Volunteers.
Description:
He had also lost the friendship of Mrs. Dunlop, an Edinburgh correspondent, because of his political leanings, and he now sent a song, 'The Dumfries Volunteers', to her. This song became popular throughout Britain.