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Robert Burns

Burns Mausoleum, Dumfries. Photographic Views of Dumfries and Neighbourhood, Kings Arms Hotel

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Exterior and interior views of Burns Mausoleum, St Michael's Churchyard, Dumfries.

 

In the years following his death, Robert Burns' admirers came to believe that his simple grave was an insufficient memorial to the poet.  In 1813, John Syme formed a committee and launched an appeal to build a mausoleum in his memory.  One of the subscribers was the Prince Regent, later George IV.  After a public advertisement, over 50 designs were received and the plans of T F Hunt, a London architect were approved.  Burns Mausoleum became a place of pilgrimage for visitors to Dumfries.

 

These sepia photographs of Burns Mausoleum are from an album presented to the Kings Arms Hotel by local businesses in Dumfries and Maxwelltown.  The businesses placed advertisements in the album.

Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
width 133mm, height 197mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2006.3.3.16=17
Digital Number:
DMPG057n; DMPG058n
Creation Date:
1 January 1889
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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