The Burney Centre at McGill University brings together archival material on the Burney family from around the world. Its holdings include microfilm, photocopies and scans of the major Burney collections at the Berg Collection (New York Public Library), the British Library and the Beinecke Library (Yale University).

The Centre is dedicated to the publication of complete, definitive scholarly editions of the journals and letters of Frances Burney (1752-1840) and the letters and memoirs of her father, the music historian Dr Charles Burney (1726-1814).

Find out more about the Burney Centre.


Lecture: Publishing Evelina, or how to sell 180 editions of the same (old) novel?
On January 25, join us for a an exploration of the popularity of Frances Burney's Evelina, presented by librarian and PhD candidate Svetlana Kochkina, hosted by the Montreal Book History group. More details here.

Lecture: Uncensoring Charles and Frances Burney
On January 23, join Peter Sabor and Stewart Cooke of the Burney Centre for an overview of our past achievements and current projects. More details here.

New Research Coordinator
Welcome to our new Research Coordinator, Catherine Nygren, and a thousand thanks to Megan Taylor for her many years of service! You can see our full staff on our Contact page.

New Website!
Welcome to the new website for the Burney Centre! Explore, and feel free to send us any feedback!

Image information:
Fanny Burney, by Edward Francisco Burney, at the National Portrait Gallery
Charles Burney, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, at the National Portrait Gallery

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