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Robert Burns

Table knives from the Burns' household

Period:
18th Century
Description:

These knives were used by Robert Burns and his family during the time they lived in Burns House, Dumfries.  They were later given by his widow, Jean Armour to her niece.

 

Jean Armour Burns 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 and their household were treasured and preserved.

Materials/Media:
wood, oak, metal, steel
Dimensions:
length 260mm, length 259mm
Source:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries
Accession number:
DUMFM:0198.251; DUMFM:0198.252
Digital Number:
BHBN022n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council