Left: James Currie. Right: a portrait of Burns by Archibald Skirving, published in The Works of Robert Burns, by Blackie and Son, Glasgow, 1854.

Edited by Gerard Carruthers & Kenneth G. Simpson

Associate Editor: Pauline Mackay


Research Assistants:

Dr Rhona Brown
Lisa Harrison
Iain Macdonald
Dr Pauline Mackay
Dr Sonia Tinagli-Macrae
Julie Renfrew
Dr Ronnie Young

This edition was made possible principally by a Major Grant from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. Additional funding was provided by the University of Glasgow. Initial work towards the edition was supported by a small grant from the British Academy which enabled the creation of a database compiled by Rhona Brown. The funding of these bodies is gratefully acknowledged. The kind permission of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow, the National Library of Scotland, Liverpool Central Library and the Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina, to publish their materials is recorded with thanks, as is the professional assistance of curators and librarians at these institutions. We express our gratitude also to Patrick Scott and G Ross Roy for practical and intellectual assistance.


Correspondence transcribed by kind permission from the following archives:

The Mitchell Library, Glasgow
The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
Liverpool Central library

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