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CARLYLE'S BIRTHPLACE AT ECCLEFECHAN AND HIS HOME AT CRAIGENPUTTOCK

CARLYLE'S BIRTHPLACE AT ECCLEFECHAN AND HIS HOME AT CRAIGENPUTTOCK

On December 4, 1795, Thomas Carlyle was born in a house (bottom left) in the parish of Ecclefechan in Dumfriesshire, where his father was a mason and used to carry his lime and stone under the very arch seen in the photograph and dump them in the yard behind. In 1828, the second year after his marriage, Carlyle took a farm house (top), on the moorland, called Craigenputtock, which he made his home for six years. This is also in Dumfriesshire. Here, in his study (bottom right), he wrote "Sartor Resartus," and his "Essay on Burns."

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