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The Robert Burns Collection: Burns' Legacy

Guide to the Robert Burns Collection at L. Tom Perry Special Collections


These items are a sampling of the many books, pamphlets, periodicals, and ephemera in the Burns Collection which illustrate Burns’ place in popular culture and his status as a Scottish national symbol. These holding include publications related to Burns Clubs and Burns Suppers and artistic and literary works inspired by Burns’ life and works.

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Societies and Celebrations

Ballantine, James, ed. Chronicle of the hundredth birthday of Robert Burns. Edinburgh; London: A. Fullarton & Co., 1859.

    Call number: Burns Collection PR 4335 .B3 1859

Robert Burns’ centenary illustrated memorial. Edinburgh: W.H. White & Co.; London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., 1896.

    Call number: Burns Collection PR 4338 .A1 no. 26

Mackay, James A. The Burns Federation, 1885-1985. Kilmarnock: Burns Federation, 1985.

    Call number: Burns Collection PR 4329 .M23 1985

Douglas, Hugh. The Burns supper companion. Darvel, Ayrshire: Alloway Pub., 1998.

    Call number: Burns Collection PR 4338 .A1 no. 72

Cairney, John, ed. Immortal memories: a compilation of toasts to the immortal memory of Robert Burns as delivered at Burns Suppers around the world together with other orations, verses, and addresses, 1801-2001. Edinburgh: Luath Press, 2003.

    Call number: Burns Collection PR 4329 .I46 2003

Burns in Art, Literature, and Drama

Illustrated songs of Robert Burns. Edinburgh: For the Members of the Royal Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland, 1861.

    Call number: Burns Collection Quarto PR 4302 .R7 1861

Hendry, Hamish. Burns from Heaven: with some other poems. Glasgow: D. Bryce and son, 1897. Limited edition of 260; BYU copy is no. 68.

    Call number: Burns Collection PR 4335 .H4 1897

Steuart, John A. The immortal lover: a Burns romance. Philadelphia; London: J.B. Lippincott, 1929.

    Call number: Burns Collection PR 4331 .S7 1929

Barke, James. Immortal memory series. London: Collins, 1946-54.  Vol. 1: “The wind that shakes the barley;” vol. 2: “The song in the green thorn tree;” vol. 3: “The wonder of all the gay world;” vol. 4: “The crest of the broken wave;” vol. 5: “The well of the silent harp.”

    All in Burns collection, various call numbers.

Crozier, Eric. Rab the rhymer: a play in three acts on the life and songs of Robert Burns. London: J. Garnet Miller Ltd., 1953.

    Call number: Burns Collection PR 4338 .A1 no. 67

Westwood, Peter J. The deltiology of Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland: his life and works as told through the media of the illustrated postcard. Dumfries: Creedon Publications, 1994. Limited edition of 600; BYU copy is no. 40 and is signed by the author.

    Call number: Burns Collection Quarto PR 4335 .W58 1994

Addressing the bard: twelve contemporary poets respond to Robert Burns. Edinburgh: Scottish Poetry Library, 2009.

    Call number: Burns Collection PR 1228 .A66 2009

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