Plaster cast of the skull of Robert Burns

Date:
1834 
Object Number:
3.5005

Summary

The plaster cast of the poet's skull was taken in Dumfries when the body was exhumed from the Mausoleum in St. Michael's Churchyard just prior to the funeral of his widow Jean on 31st March 1834. This was 38 years after the death of Burns.

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