Burns Federation No  458


The Burns’ Centenary


Extracted from the Stonehaven Journal

27th January 1859

This is a quite long, but fascinating account of Stonehaven in 1859 , how Burns’ centenary was celebrated and Burns’ ancestry in the Mearns in general.

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In 1859...................

Queen Victoria had been on the throne for 22 years

Oregon became 33rd State of the USA

Tale of Two Cities published

Billy The Kid was born.

Bell Big Ben first activated

Charles Darwin published ‘Origin of the Species’

Burns 1859.doc