Burns Mausoleum, Dumfries, on the Centenary of Robert Burns' Death

The first centenary of Robert Burns death was marked on the 21st July 1896. The centenary of the poet's birth in 1859 had been a memorable occasion for the townspeople of Dumfries and the events of 1896 were no less imposing.   The organisers included Sir Robert Threshie Reid MP, later Lord Loreburn who was President of Dumfries Burns Club and the Earl of Rosebery. Joseph Johnstone Glover, the Provost of Dumfries was chairman of the organising committee. Lord Rosebery took a leading role in the day's proceedings and delivered "a memorable oration on the Bard".   This photograph shows the mausoleum decorated with garlands and the many wreaths with formed part of the ceremony in the churchyard.
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Photograph, PEOPLE, Robert Burns / 14
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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