Stonehaven

The Burns’ Centenary Demonstration.

Extracted from the Stonehaven Journal, 27th January, 1859

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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.

 

Also in 1859

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Queen Victoria had been on the throne for 22 years

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Oregon became the 33rd State of the USA

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Charles Darwin published The Origin Of The Species

Bell Big Ben first activated

Tale of Two Cities published

Billy The Kid was born