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BARBIE'S BIRTHPLACE AND 'THE WINDOW IN THRUMS': MEMORIES OF STEVENSON AT HOWARD PLACE AND SWANSTON

BARBIE'S BIRTHPLACE AND 'THE WINDOW IN THRUMS': MEMORIES OF STEVENSON AT HOWARD PLACE AND SWANSTON

Sir J. M. Barrie was born in this row of cottages (bottom left) in Kirriemuir (Thrums), Forfarshire, May 9, 1860. The window of the room where this event took place can be seen just to the right of the rain-pipe on the upper floor. The building is described as "The Tenements" in "The Little Minister." Behind are the modern villas of the Brechin Road. "Hendry's Cot" (bottom right) is the imaginary scene of "The Window in Thrums," and in the whitewashed wall at the side of the house is the window where "Jess" looked put on the brae. At No. 8 Howard Place, Edinburgh (top left), Robert Louis Stevenson was born, Nov. 13, 1850. During his boyhood he used to spend his summer holidays at Swanston (top right), now on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Other pictures from Scotland's Literary Landmarks


LADY NAIRNE'S HIGHLAND HOME AND HAWTHORNDEN, WHERE BEN JONSON STAYED WITH DRUMMOND

CARLYLE'S BIRTHPLACE AT ECCLEFECHAN AND HIS HOME AT CRAIGENPUTTOCK

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