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.


Burney Centre Open!
As of September 1st, 2021, the Burney Centre is now reopen! For information on our resources, feel free to visit our offices on the 5th floor of McLennan Library, or to contact us by email. For McGill's current COVID-19 safety guidelines, see their update page.

Article on Reading with Austen
McGill News Alumni Magazine interviewed the Burney Centre's Dr Peter Sabor and former RwA Project Manager Catherine Nygren about Reading with Austen. Read the article here.

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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National Portrait Gallery Creative Commons Licence


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