Old Photograph Thomas Carlyle Statue Ecclefechan Scotland

Old photograph of the statue of Thomas Carlyle in Ecclefechan, Scotland. Thomas Carlyle, born 1795, died 1881, the essayist, satirist and historian was born in Ecclefechan on the 4th of December 1795 at The Arched House. Carlyle left Ecclefechan at the age of 13 and walked the 84 miles to Edinburgh in order to attend university. In 1828 he moved to Craigenputtock with his wife Jane. He never forgot his roots and insisted that Ecclefechan should become his final resting place. He was buried in Ecclefechan churchyard on 5 February 1881. Robert Burns composed a song entitled The Lass O' Ecclefechan.

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