Monday, January 25, 2010

Dr. William Maxwell of Kirkconnell, Burns Physician

Dr. William Maxwell. 1760-1834
His association with Burns and with the early days of the first revolution in France, assured him of a permanent place in history. Dr. Maxwell wa both friend and physician to Robert Burns.

William Maxwell to Robert Burns
By Robert D. Thornton
Published by John Donald Publishers, Ltd. Edinburgh, 1979, 263 pages including index.

“As a first biography of Dr. William Maxwell of Kirkconnell, this book leads to careful consideration of the inextricable intertwining of the doctor’s life with that of Scotland’s foremost poet. A detailed, factual account based upon such primary sources as the Kirkconnell family papers, never before made available to a Burns scholar.” (from the book)

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