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A unique collection of handwritten letters to Irvine Burns Club from its distinguished Honorary Members, including Charles Dickens, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Theodore Roosevelt and Sean Connery.

This exhibition includes letters of acceptance dating from 1828, shortly after the Club was formed, up to the present day. It demonstrates the global legacy of Robert Burns as an international Scottish icon.



Launched at the Homecoming Finale celebrations in 2009, this exhibition, comprising a set of 24 display panels, is available for loan 

For a full list of honorary members, and completed transcriptions and pen-portraits, click honorary here
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Exhibition taster here (large file)
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