To Robert Burns
Immortal Scottish Bard-Ardent Freemason
— (1759-1796) —
Burns was made a Freemason on July 4, 1781, at St. David’s Lodge, Tarbolton, Scotland. He was elected Depute Master of St. James’ Lodge July 27, 1784, and served until St. John’s Day of 1788. In 1786 he was elected to honorary membership in St. John’s Lodge No. 22, Kilmarnock, Scotland, and the minutes of that lodge recorded him as Robert Burns, Poet.
Freemasonry was the dominant influence in his life and many of his poems express in unmatched beauty and simplicity the ideals of Masonic Brotherhood.
Erected 1968 by The Educational and Historic Commission, Grand Lodge of Georgia, F. & A. M.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Walker (approx. 0.8 miles away); This Line of Breastworks (approx. 0.8 miles away); Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta (approx. 0.8 miles away); Roosevelt High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cleburne's & Maney's Divs. (approx. one mile away); Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Grant Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Also see . . .
1. The Burns Club of Atlanta. (Submitted on August 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Biography of Robert Burns. (Submitted on August 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
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