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Guide to the Fanny Burney Papers, 1782-1840

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840
Title: Fanny Burney Papers
Dates: 1782-1840
Quantity: 0.01 cubic ft. (10 items)
Abstract: One letter from Burney to Mrs. Walshingham (1786), 2 letters from Hannah More to Burney (1782, 1786), 6 letters to Burney from other women, and one letter from Burney's niece to a family friend announcing the death of Burney (1840).
Forms of Materials: Correspondence

Biographical Note

Fanny Burney (Frances Burney D'Arblay) was an English novelist, playwright, diarist and letter writer. She is known for her novels, Evelina, Cecilia, Camilla and The Wanderer, as well as several published volumes of her journals and correspondence.

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Scope and Content Note

One letter from Burney to Mrs. Walshingham (1786), 2 letters from Hannah More to Burney (1782, 1786), 6 letters to Burney from other women, and one letter from Burney's niece to a family friend announcing the death of Burney (1840).

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • More, Hannah, 1745-1833

Subjects:

  • Women authors, English.
  • Novelists, English -- 18th century -- Correspondence

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, May 2009.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fanny Burney Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Finkel, May 2009.

Acquisition Information

Purchased for Vassar College by Bart Auerbach from the auction of the Paula Peyraud Collection, 6 May 2009 (M2009-009).

Custodial History

Part of a collection gathered by Paula Peyraud. The letter from Burney's niece to Mrs. Pierce was purchased at a Christie's sale in April 1981.

Appraisal

Appraised for auction by Bloomsbury Auctions, 2009.

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Other Finding Aids

Items in this collection are described in Bloomsbury Auctions' catalog of the Paula Peyraud Collection (lot nos. 197, 209, and 224).

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Container List

Folder 1 Fanny Burney to Mrs. Walsingham, 20 Jul 1786
Folder 2 Mary Dickinson to Fanny Burney, 22 June 1786
Folder 3 Mary Hamilton to Fanny Burney, 23 March 1785
Folder 4 Mrs. Harcourt to Fanny Burney, 11 Apr n.y.
Folder 5 Hannah More to Fanny Burney, 1782
Folder 6 Hannah More to Fanny Burney, 1786
Folder 7 Mrs. North to Fanny Burney, n.d.
Folder 8 Miss Palmer to Fanny Burney, n.d.
Folder 9 Mrs. Raper to Fanny Burney, n.d.
Folder 10 Charlotte Burnett (Burney's niece) to Mrs. Pearce, 4 Feb 1840

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