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David Sillar (1760-1830) - Friend of Robert Burns

A friend of Robert Burns, who wrote to him the 'Epistle to Davie'. He was the schoolmaster in Tarbolton, Scotland, before the permanent post was given to John Wilson, and he was also a member of the Tarbolton Bachelors' Club. Sillar's Poems were published in 1789 by John Wilson, of Kilmarnock but they enjoyed little success. After Robert Burns's death he was one of the founder members of the Irvine Burns Club.

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