First sketch for "The Whistle", Watson Collection p.14
Repository: National Library of Scotland
Call No: MS 586
MS Title: First sketch for "The Whistle", Watson Collection p.14
MS Date: 
MS Year: 
Dimensions (mm): 330H 208W
Chain Lines: 8
Chain Width: 1"
Chain Direction: Vertical
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"
Burns started as excise man in Dumfries 1789.