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Tam Samson

Tam Samson's House (1)

Period:
19th Century
Description:

This was the home of the Seed Merchant Tam Samson, friend and patron of Robert Burns. It was located on London Road in Kilmarnock but no longer exists.

 

According to the artist, Thomas Smellie, Burns was always welcomed at the house and frequently dined there when in Kilmarnock.

 

Smellie printed this sketch in his book Sketches of Old Kilmarnock which features 40 of the historical and significant sites around the town.

Materials/Media:
print of watercolour sketch
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAFA217c
Creation Date:
1898
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council