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.


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

CFP: The Burney Journal
The Burney Journal is now accepting submissions for volume 17, to be published in late 2020, and for subsequent issues to be published annually. More information on The Burney Journal page.

Burney Centre Closed
The Burney Centre will be closed as of March 14 until further notice. We can still be reached by email, but our physical resources and office are inaccessible.
For more information on McGill and COVID-19, see their update page.

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

For more information about using this image or its sources:

National Portrait Gallery Creative Commons Licence


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