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Postcard of Friars' Carse, Dumfries

Period:
20th Century
Description:

"Friars' Carse, near Ellisland, Dumfries". A colour tinted postcard from a photograph of the mansion house built by Captain Robert Riddell.

 

Robert Burns' neighbour at Ellisland was Robert Riddell of Friars' Carse, a country estate upstream from the farm. Immediately recognising Burns' talent, Riddell offered him the use of his "Hermitage", a summer house on the estate, in which to meditate and write, away from the demands of the farm.

 

This postcard shows the mansion house which Robert Riddell  built in 1774 on the site of the mediaeval  monastery which had owned the estate. Robert Burns was a frequent visitor here and wrote several poems in honour of his host.

Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
width: 138 mm, length: 88 mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
Postcard, D.DUN / 1
Digital Number:
DMBN059n
Creation Date:
c 1910
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council