Robert Burns


Robert Burns Resources and Material

The BBC Website Arts Section has an excellent area dedicated to the bard. This includes over 700 recordings and including all of his best known works performed by some of the biggest names in Scottish show business.

Much of this material on this page is no longer copyright and in the public domain. We have sourced some of it from Project Gutenberg. We acknowledge this and thank them for providing such a valuable resource.

This material is ideal for researching Burns' work. For example if you are searching for references to particular person or thing just click the appropriate link then use your browser's search function to search for the word or phrase you are seeking. In Internet Explorer this can be done from the top menu by selecting "Edit" then "Find on this page".

The Complete Works of Robert Burns: published in 1841, this book contains his Poems, Songs, and Correspondence. With a New Life of the Poet, and Notices, Critical and Biographical by Allan Cunningham. Includes all Burns' letters.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Letters of Robert Burns, by Robert Burns #3 in their series by Robert Burns.

*The Project Gutenberg eText of Poems and Songs of Robert Burns #1 in their series by Robert Burns.

Robert Burns in Google Books

The Google search engine has an amazing book repository where thousands of old books have been digitised. This a tremendous free resource for students of Robert Burns. We have provided links to some of these below.

Bear in mind that the pages of these books have actually been photographed rather than the text being transcribed so they do take some time to load if you don't have a good internet connection. Enjoy!

The Complete Works Of Robert Burns (1855)

Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect (1824)

The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and a Criticism of his Writings (The James Currie book from 1835)

Reliques of Robert Burns: Consisting Chiefly of Original Letters, Poems and Critical Observations (The R. H. Cromek book from 1809)

The Works of Robert Burns: With His Life (Allan Cunningham 1834)

Robert Burns: As a Poet, and as a Man (Samuel Tyler 1848)

The Works of Robert Burns: Containing His Life (By John Lockhart 1849)

The Correspondence Between Burns and Clarinda: With a Memoir of Mrs. McLehose (1843 Arranged and edited by her grandson W.C. McLehose)

Robert Burns: A Memoir (1858 Rev. James White)

Life of Robert Burns (1859 Thomas Carlyle)

The Centennial Birth-day of Robert Burns (1860 As Celebrated by the Burns Club of the City of New York)

A Letter to a Friend of Robert Burns (1816 William Wordsworth)

Celebration of the Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Robert Burns (1859 The Burns Club of Boston USA)

The Scottish Minstrel: Being a Complete Collection of Burns' Songs (1818)

A Critique on the Poems of Robert Burns (1812 George Gleig)


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