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Crawford of Cartsburn, Thomas (1741 — 91)

A country gentleman, whose estate lay near Greenock. He travelled a good deal on the Continent and was a warm admirer of Burns. They had a common friend in Richard Brown. Crawford wrote the poet a cheerful letter from Cartsburn on 16th March 1788, inviting Burns to stay with him and offering to send a servant and horse for him. Burns, however, seems to have had too much on his mind — his taking of the lease of Ellisland, and the death of his and Jean Armour's second set of twins — to have any inclination for making new friends at that particular moment.`
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