George Thomson to Robert Burns: A newly-identified manuscript letter-fragment

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Describes and illustrates a newly-identified fragment (final page) of a letter to Robert Burns in April 1793 from George Thomson, editor of the Select Collection of Original Scotish Songs, in the Newberry Library, Chicago, discusses the date of the letter and of the Burns song "The Soger's Return" on the letter verso, and reviews the implication of the manuscript for the sequence of letters in the Thomson-Burns correspondence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-84
JournalStudies in Scottish Literature
Volume45
Issue number1
Early online date21 Nov 2019
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2019

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