Category Archives: Robert Burns

In Preparation for Burns’ Day

The Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections is home to the greatest Scottish literature collection outside of Great Britain, and much of this material centers around the Scottish national bard, Robert Burns. Most well-known for works such as … Continue reading

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A Burns gift book, in a Mauchline Ware binding

We’ve recently been given a small, handsome,  Scottish gift book by G. Ross Roy to add to his collection of Robert Burns, Burnsiana, and Scottish Literature. It’s a collection of Burns’s songs printed in Mauchline, Ayrshire (not far from the … Continue reading

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