First sketch for "The Whistle", Watson Collection p.14

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MS Details

ID: 30

Repository: National Library of Scotland

Call No: MS 586

MS Title: First sketch for "The Whistle", Watson Collection p.14

MS Date: [1789]

MS Year: [1789]

Type: Verse

Paper Details

Paper: Laid

Dimensions (mm): 330H 208W

Chain Lines: 8

Chain Width: 1"

Chain Direction: Vertical

Countermark: GR

Notes

Description:
Holograph verse. Ink on Paper. Paper lined on reverse, suggesting a fragment of vertically lined ledger paper from Excise. H2 note on reverse.

Previously recorded information:
First sketch for "The Whistle" (1789) H2: "First sketch of the Whistle / published"

Notes:
Burns started as excise man in Dumfries 1789.

Reference: K272

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