A forgery of a sixteen-line song composed in March 1791 by Robert Burns. It is written and signed in imitation of Burn's hand, c1888-1892.
Smith, Alexander Howland
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 598
- Dates of Creationc1888-1892
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical DescriptionSingle sheet
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Administrative / Biographical History
Alexander Howland Smith faked poems written by Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott. Smith made most of his fakes between 1888 and 1892.
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