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Antique forgery of a letter from Robert Burns to James Johnson

Identifier: Coll-1166
Scope and Contents Letter refers to ill-health, and to mis-spellings in 'Hyslop's bill'. It is address to Mr. Jas. Johnson, Engraver, Music Shop, Lawn Market, Edinburgh.

The collection also includes a cover, noted: 'Letter of the poet Burns received from Mr. James Stewart Merchant Burrowstounness January 1851'.
Dates: 1796

Manuscript biography of Robert Burns by Gabriel Setoun, pseudonym of Thomas Nicoll Hepburn

Identifier: Coll-1922
Scope and Contents Manuscript bibliography of Robert Burns by the Scottish poet and author Thomas Nicoll Hepburn, under the pseudonym Gabriel Setoun. Inscription on fly-leaf: "To my friend Dr Cattanach with all good and kind wishes. Gabriel Setoun. 23rd Jan. 1901." 232 x 172 mm, 264 pp.
Dates: 1901

Symbolae Scoticae

Identifier: Coll-10
Scope and Contents The Symbolae Scoticae [= ‘Scottish contributions’] is a set of eight purpose-bound scrapbooks containing more than 2000 items relating to Scottish history, geography and culture.The bulk of this material consists of 18th and early 19th century prints illustrating Scottish topography and antiquities; but the collection also includes original historical documents, printed maps, portrait engravings, newspaper and magazine clippings, two calotypes, and original...
Dates: circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)