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Did Burns send Cannon to France in 1792? – A New Theory of the Narrative

Did Burns send Cannon to France in 1792? – A New Theory of the Narrative The story of Burns sending carronades to revolutionary France in 1792 first appears in the biography by John Gibson Lockhart (1828). An analysis of the extant evidence, including documents in the National Library of Scotland, suggests the unlikelihood of the narrative and it may be that its origins lie in the real-life events surrounding Professor John Anderson (1726–96) who did take ordnance to France in 1791. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Burns Chronicle Edinburgh University Press

Did Burns send Cannon to France in 1792? – A New Theory of the Narrative

Burns Chronicle , Volume 131 (2): 17 – Sep 1, 2022

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Edinburgh University Press
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Copyright © Edinburgh University Press
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1365-7518
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2634-7059
DOI
10.3366/burns.2022.0054
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Abstract

The story of Burns sending carronades to revolutionary France in 1792 first appears in the biography by John Gibson Lockhart (1828). An analysis of the extant evidence, including documents in the National Library of Scotland, suggests the unlikelihood of the narrative and it may be that its origins lie in the real-life events surrounding Professor John Anderson (1726–96) who did take ordnance to France in 1791.

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Burns ChronicleEdinburgh University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2022

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