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CHAISE FOR BURNS MSS.

SENT TO AMERICA.

SOUGHT BY SCOTLAND,

A strange cbase after the Burns' MSS., which were recently disposed of by the Liverpool Atheneum through Messrs Southeby's, is in progress. The Liverpool holders refused £5000 for them, so they were sent to London, and were purchased by private contract by Mr Joseph Hornstein, a well known book collector'

In due time the M SS. were ssnt to America for sale there, and then Scotland awoke, and, under the auspices of Lord Provost Stevenson, of Glasgow, a purchase fund was raieed.' The Lord Provost hurried off to London and saw Mr Hornstein, who, at whatever pecuniary sacrifice it meant to himself, declared that he would do his best to stop the sale of the volumes in tbe United States, so-that Scotland might possess the treasures. But what to do? His New York agent had already sent a representative out West to see prospective purchasers, and there was no certainty of hi 3 being reached by cable. So a special envoy left by the Mauretania to try and get in touch with the man who was endeavouring to sell tbe M.SS., in America, and (prevent the immediate sale if possible.

" We have no word yet," a '« Daily New 3 " representative was told at Mr Hornstein's shop, " whether the emissary we have sent out from England has got in touch with the man who has the relics, and is apparently still chasing his client, but a cable may arrive at any moment."

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CHAISE FOR BURNS MSS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4362, 6 January 1914

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CHAISE FOR BURNS MSS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4362, 6 January 1914

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