This collection contains approximately 45 pieces of
correspondence and manuscripts chiefly in the hand of Scottish poet Robert Burns
(1759-1796), dating from 1784. Within the documents, there are approximately 36
different pieces of verse by Burns, including poems, ballads, and songs. The
correspondence, often containing lines of verse, primarily consists of one to two
letters from Burns to various friends and patrons.
Robert Burns (1759-1796) was a Scottish poet and lyricist. His first volume of poems, Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect, was published in 1786.
approximately 45 items in 1 box (26 folders) and 18 loose cases and volumes
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