Reports the discovery of a previously-lost early transcription of a Burns letter, held by a private owner in Dumfries, records its textual variants, and discusses its relation to the previously-known versions on which editors have had to rely.
Carruthers, Gerard and Mackay, Pauline
"The Missing Manuscript of Robert Burns's "Patriarch" Letter,"
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