Pane of glass with Burn's signature

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Pane of glass with Burn's signature

This pane of glass is scratched with the signature of the poet, Robert Burns.

Robert Burns was given a diamond-tipped stylus by his patron and friend the Earl of Glencairn and he had a habit of inscribing lines on windows.

Robert Burns, 1759-96, is acknowledged around the world as a poet and songwriter of extraordinary impact. His poetry has been translated into over 25 languages.

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Online ID: 000-000-099-853-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0088: Innovators and Innovations (multimedia essay)
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NT 19
Date: 18th century
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 238 mm H x 160 mm W
What: Pane
Subject: Miscellaneous (NMAS Classification)
Who: Robert Burns (Signature on object)
Description: Pane of glass, inscribed with Burns' signature
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