Robbie Burns Snuff Box

Robbie Burns Snuff Mull

A gold-snuff box inscribed as “(presented) by Wm Tytler Esq. ……May 8 1786 Robt Burns”, came up for sale in Dunedin in 2009.  How it got from Robbie Burns to Dunedin is unknown but the details were of sufficient consistency to be a probable possession of the great bard.  On the 250th anniversary of Burn’s birth the OSA, along with another funder, was able to hand-over the snuff-box to the museum.