Burney family collection
Scope and Contents
The collection spans the dates 1767-1903, but the bulk of the material dates from between 1790 and 1825.
The papers are arranged in three series. Series I, Burney Family Collection, is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and consists of the papers which had been previously cataloged in the card catalog. Major correspondents represented in the collection include Charles Burney (1726-1814), the musicologist and author of A General History of Music (1776); his son Charles Burney, D.D. (1757-1817); his daughter Fanny Burney d'Arblay, the diarist and author of Evelina (1778); and other members of the Burney family. Other correspondents include Alexandre d'Arblay, William Bewley, Hester Lynch Piozzi, Thomas Twining, and John Young.
Additions to the Burney Family Collection subsequent to June 1992 are listed in acquisition order in Series II, Burney Family Collection Additions, and Series III, Addition of August 2001.
The material in Series I has been described in Joyce Hemlow's A Catalogue of the Burney Family Correspondence, 1749-1878 (New York: New York Public Library, 1971). This work, it should be noted, is an index to holdings of Burney material at several institutions, including Yale University, and the New York Public Library. For further information, please contact the curator of the Osborn Collection.
- 1767 - 1903
- Majority of material found within 1790 - 1825
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Burney Family Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired from various sources.For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
8.05 Linear Feet (23 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection contains correspondence of several members of the Burney family, particularly Charles Burney (1726-1814); his children Charles Burney, D. D. (1757-1817), Fanny Burney (1752-1840), and Susanna Burney Philips; and Charles Burney IV (1815-1907). Other major correspondents include Alexandre d'Arblay, William Bewley, Peter Paul Dobree, George Isaac Huntingford, John Kaye, Hester Lynch Piozzi, Thomas Twining, and John Young.
This register, produced from catalog cards, lists the correspondence and personal papers contained in the Burney Family Collection.
- Arblay, Alexandre Jean Baptiste Piochard, comte d', 1754-1818
- Bewley, William, 1726-1783
- Burney family
- Burney, Charles P. (Charles Parr), 1785-1864
- Burney, Charles, 1726-1814
- Burney, Charles, 1757-1817
- Burney, Edward Francis, 1760-1848
- Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840
- Clergy -- England
- Colman, George, 1732-1794
- Dobree, Peter Paul, 1782-1825
- Dyer, George
- Families -- England -- Domestic relations
- Finch, Robert, 1783-1830
- Great Britain -- History -- 1714-1837
- Heber, Richard, 1773-1833
- Huntingford, George Isaac, 1748-1832
- Hüttner, Johann Christian, 1765-1849
- Kaye, John, 1783-1853
- Knight, Richard Payne, 1751-1824
- Lansdowne, Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marquess of, 1780-1863
- Latrobe, Christian Ignatius, 1758-1836
- Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830
- London (England) -- Intellectual life
- London (England) -- Social life and customs
- Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812
- Martini, Giovanni Battista, 1706-1784
- Music -- Great Britain -- 18th century
- Musicologists -- England -- Correspondence
- Nichols, John, 1745-1826
- Novelists, English -- 18th century
- Pacchierotti, Gasparo, 1740-1821
- Parr, Samuel, 1747-1825
- Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821
- Portland, William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, Duke of, 1738-1809
- Pretyman, George, 1750-1827
- Scott, William, Baron Stowell of Stowell Park, 1745-1836
- Southey, Robert, 1774-1843
- Twining, Thomas, 1735-1804
- Walker, Joseph C. (Joseph Cooper), 1761-1810
- Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833
- Women -- England
- Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
- Young, John, approximately 1750-1820
- Guide to the Burney Family Collection
- by Diane J. Ducharme and Rosslyn Pratt
- June 1992
- Description rules
- Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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