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Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire
That's a' the learning I desire
Then tho' I drudge thro' dub an mire
At pleugh or cart
My Muse, tho' hamely in attire
May touch the heart



The Letters of Robert Burns Archive


Welcome to the Letters of Burns Archive. Here you will find a growing resource of 
Burns magnificent letters, presented in all their glory. Witness the full extent of Robert Burns talents, his emotions, friendships, politics & passions. 

They know not Burns, who only Burns poems know !

To give you a greater appreciation of the letters of Burns we have included a page of background information on

the recipients of Burns letters


The Index to the letters of Burns


The letters to Agnes McLehose (Clarinda)
The letters to Mrs Frances Anna Dunlop of Dunlop
Deed of Assignment
21st June 1783 To James Burness 
3rd August 1784 To James Burness
To Dr John Moore
4th April 1787 Speech to the Caledonian Hunt
7th December 1781 To William Burness
17th May 1787 To Peter Hill
24th May 1787 To Peter Hill
19th July 1787 To Peter Hill
18th July 1788 To Peter Hill
1st May 1787 To William Nicol
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