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Page image of Susan Burney's account of the Gordon Riots
Page image of Burney letter: London, British Library, Egerton MS 3691, fo. 132, by permission

The 330 letters and letter-journals penned by Susan Burney in the late 1700s provide a uniquely informed account of English musical culture, a chronicle of some of the period's major political events and valuable insights into the social status and occupations of an educated woman. For music, literary, social and women's historians, this Project will make Susan Burney's letters widely available for the first time - see Project Rationale.

Susan Burney
Susan Burney by Edward Burney (1760-1848)

This Project-pilot includes four extracts from Susan Burney's 330 letter-journals …

Project Director: Dr. Philip Olleson e-mail:
Research Assistant: Dr. Gabriella Dideriksen

Other Burney or Burney related web sites:
Burney Society Conference 2005 (.pdf document)
The Burney Society
The Burney Centre
The American Society for Eighteenth-century Studies
The British Society for Eighteenth-century Studies

Project Pilot hosted by Humanities and Social Science Research Centre, The Orchards, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK. Tel: +44 115 951 4838 Fax: +44 115 951 4818
Page Created: 9th May 2002
Last Updated: 1st January 1970

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