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Robert Burns letter found at Floors Castle

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Robert Burns letter found at Floors Castle

Post by Rowan » Tue January 25th, 2011, 7:33 pm

An unpublished letter written by Robert Burns more than 220 years ago has been found at Floors Castle in the Borders.

Experts have called it a "remarkable discovery" at the home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe.

The letter was found in a 19th Century autograph album containing a variety of historical documents.

The duke described it as a "delightful surprise" and said the correspondence would go on display when the castle opened to the public in the spring.

The Burns letter is addressed to James Gregory, then Professor of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and head of the city's famed Medical School.
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed January 26th, 2011, 2:00 am

Cool discovery.

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