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Correspondence of James Currie

Correspondence of James Currie

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Funded by:  British Academy

Main contact:  Dr Gerard Carruthers

Start date:  2007

Subject area:
Scottish Literature - School of Critical Studies, College of Arts

This database, funded by the British Academy, collects and itemises the correspondence written to and by James Currie, the first biographer and editor of Robert Burns. The database provides a map to the collection of correspondence. It itemises such details as subject matter, the poems by Burns which are under discussion, references to his family members and intimate circle, works by other writers, scholars and editors of Burns’s work, the Mitchell Library’s call numbers and provides pertinent quotations from each letter. The collection of correspondence demonstrates the immense and complex task that Currie undertook, and helps put into clearer context his achievement in his Life and Works of Robert Burns.