Thursday, 27 January 2011

Rare Burns Letter Discovered




















The Scotsman reports that a letter penned by Robert Burns and previously unknown to researchers has been discovered in the private archive of Floors Castle, Kelso, in the Scottish borders. Addressed to James Gregory, Professor of Medicine at Edinburgh University, and dated 13 May 1789, it contains an early draft of "On Seeing a Wounded Hare", including a verse that Burns later deleted.

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