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Bottle from the Burns' household (4)

Period:
18th Century
Description:

This small opaque bottle was used by Robert Burns and his family during the time they lived in Burns House, Dumfries.  It is believed to have been used to carry two gills of whisky when travelling.

 

Jean Armour, the poet's widow, 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.

 

Relics of Robert Burns, Jean Armour Burns and their household were treasured and preserved.  This bottle was given by Jean Armour Burns to a Miss Barry, who had worked for her as a maid.

Materials/Media:
glass, cork, metal
Dimensions:
height 140mm, (max) diameter 85mm
Source:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries
Accession number:
DUMFM:1964.144.31
Digital Number:
BHBN042n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council