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Lady Anne Barnard, in her twenties a notable contributor to the Scots ballad revival, became during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries a memoirist, political letter-writer, diarist, and travel-writer, as well as a fine illustrator.
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8 December 1750 Lady Anne Lindsay (later LAB) was born at Balcarres in Fife, Scotland, the eldest of eleven children. Bibliographic Citation link.
January 1772 Lady Anne Lindsay (later LAB), aged twenty-one, wrote new words to replace the existing ones (which she called "coarse and odious") to a loved ballad tune: "Auld Robin Gray". Bibliographic Citation link.
6 May 1825 LAB died in Berkeley Square, London, at the age of seventy-four. Bibliographic Citation link.
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