Show Navigation

Burns

Robert Burns

Handbill announcing a public meeting

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Handbill, published in 1858, in which the Freemasons of Dumfries announce plans to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Robert Burns by a public procession on 25th January 1859.

 

The centenary of Robert Burns' birth saw nation wide celebrations of  "Scotia's Bard".  This handbill describes the proposals for marking the event in the town in which he died and was buried.  The printed handbill has a Masonic symbol at the top.

Place of Production:
47 Castle Street, Dumfries
Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
length 225mm, width 287mm
Source:
Robert Burns Centre
Accession number:
DUMFM:0198.104
Digital Number:
BCBN065n
Creation Date:
December 1858
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council