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.
Ballantine, James, ed. Chronicle of the hundredth birthday of Robert Burns. Edinburgh; London: A. Fullarton & Co., 1859.
Robert Burns’ centenary illustrated memorial. Edinburgh: W.H. White & Co.; London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., 1896.
Mackay, James A. The Burns Federation, 1885-1985. Kilmarnock: Burns Federation, 1985.
Douglas, Hugh. The Burns supper companion. Darvel, Ayrshire: Alloway Pub., 1998.
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.
Illustrated songs of Robert Burns. Edinburgh: For the Members of the Royal Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland, 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.
Steuart, John A. The immortal lover: a Burns romance. Philadelphia; London: J.B. Lippincott, 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.”
Crozier, Eric. Rab the rhymer: a play in three acts on the life and songs of Robert Burns. London: J. Garnet Miller Ltd., 1953.
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.
Addressing the bard: twelve contemporary poets respond to Robert Burns. Edinburgh: Scottish Poetry Library, 2009.