Alloway-born Scottish poet who wrote in English and Scots and is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement; collector of traditional songs and ballads; was active as an exciseman.
See also references for related subjects.
McClure, J. Derrick, “Gaelic translations of Burns”, Studies in Scottish Literature 33:1 (2004): 263–280.
Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <http://www.oxforddnb.com>.
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
Jack, Sybil M., “The unpopular Rabbie Bums and his ilk: the excisemen in eighteenth-century Scotland”, in: Evans, Geraint, Bernard Martin, and Jonathan M. Wooding (eds.), Origins and revivals: proceedings of the First Australian Conference of Celtic Studies, Sydney Series in Celtic Studies 3, Sydney: Centre for Celtic Studies, University of Sydney, 2000. 201–222.