Burns' Mausoleum: Church Yard of St Michael's, Dumfries, steel plate engraving

A steel plate engraving of the Mausoleum built in Robert Burns memory in St Michael's Churchyard, Dumfries.   In the years following his death, Robert Burns' admirers came to believe that his simple grave was an insufficient memorial to the poet.  In 1813, John Syme formed a committee and launched an appeal to build a mausoleum in his memory.  One of the subscribers was the Prince Regent, later George IV.  After a public advertisement, over 50 designs were received and the plans of T F Hunt, a London architect were approved.  Burns Mausoleum became a place of pilgrimage for visitors to Dumfries.
Object no :
BCBN067n
Collection :
Creator :
C & G Cook
Place of Production :
NA
Dimensions :
length 169mm, width 213mm
Materials :
paper
Location :
NA
Related site :
Accession number :
DUMFM:1984.8.2
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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