Peter Burnet

The life of Peter Burnet through poem and biography


This book explores the life of Peter Burnet, born in America during the Civil War and who arrived in Paisley, Scotland to become a great friend of the Paisley poet Robert Tannahill. During his life Peter was known to the inhabitants of Paisley as “Black Peter” a name that was used as in his biography that is contained within this volume.As one of the earliest ethnic men in Paisley, Peter is largely unknown to the modern generation. This short publication sets out to look at his life through a poem and a biography that was written during Peter’s life by a friend, for Peter to sell in later life. Also included are a modern introduction and an analysis of some genealogical informtion on Peters life.

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Peter Burnet – The Urban Historian
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