Walking cane, or 'Wangee Rod', belonging to Robert Burns

Object Number:
3.4574

Summary

The 'Wangee Rod' which belonged to Burns is a form of walking stick. It is mentioned in a letter he wrote in November 1790 from Ellisland Farm, Dumfries to his friend Mrs. Dunlop. It reads '... I seized my gilt headed Wangee Rod, an instrument indispensably necessary, in my left hand.. .. '

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