Burney, Charles, 1726-1814

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Charles Burney, British musician and author. He is the father of Frances Burney, Madame d'Arblay, the writer.

From the guide to the Charles Burney (musician and author) manuscript material : 1 item, 1792, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Charles Burney established a reputation as an organist and composer before moving to London in 1760. There he became a central figure in the circle gathered around author Samuel Johnson. Burney published numerous works of music scholarship, most notably his four-volume A General History of Music (1776-1789). Eight of his children survived to adulthood, including novelist Frances d'Arblay, generally known as Fanny Burney.

From the description of Correspondence, 1755-1811. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 85213454

Charles Burney (1726-1814), English musician, composer, and music historian.

From the description of Copies of 16th-17th century vocal music. [1770s?] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 505208072

English composer and music historian.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [London], 12 July 1796 and 30 June 1799, to Joseph C. Walker, 1796 July 12 and 1799 June 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674015

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [London], 5 May [1808], [and n.p., n.d.], to Edmond Malone, 1808 May 5 and n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674012

From the description of Autograph note on his visiting card, dated : Greenwich, [n.d.], to Thomas Kidd, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899897

Burney was an English musician and historian of music.

From the description of Letter, 1797. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83562248

Charles Burney, British musician and author. Beginning his career as a music teacher to the London upper classes, he began publishing histories, mostly on music-related subjects, in the 1770's. His daughter is Fanny Burney, the English novelist.

From the description of Charles Burney manuscript material : 3 items, ca. 1816-1823 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 77744151

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referencedIn Bailye, Richard, 1718-1800. Extracts from various publications and particular papers / [ca. 1785]-1800 , transcrib'd by R. Bailye. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Autograph letter signed with initials : Adelphi, to Dr. Burney, [no year] Jan. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Music manuscripts from the library of St. Michael's College, Tenbury, Worcestershire, [ca. 1600]-1930 University of Oxford, Bodleian Library
creatorOf Mason, William, 1725-1797. Autograph letter signed : Aston, to Dr. Charles Burney, 1789 June 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814,. Johnsoniana, 1712-1916 (inclusive), 1773-1836 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Travel diaries, [circa 1770]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bewley, William, 1726-1783. Letter to Charles Burney (1726-1814), Massingham, 1763 Mar 18-21. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf British Library. [Instrumental and vocal music of the 16th and 17th centuries transcribed and commented on by Dr. Charles Burney. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Smart, Christopher, 1722-1771. Autograph letter signed : King's Bench Prison [London], to Dr. Charles Burney, 1770 Apr. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814,. Autograph letter signed, typescript letter, and diary excerpt from Charles Burney [manuscript], [1779-1801]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. [Poems], 1760-1797. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Letters : to Lady Banks, 18--? The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Memoirs, 1805 - 1811. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Collection of music-related autographs, 1796-1874. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Novello, Vincent, 1781-1861. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 22 November 1828, to George Gwilt, 1828 Nov. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. The trial of Midas the Second, or congress of musicians. A poem in three cantos, ca. 1777. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hester Lynch Piozzi correspondence, 1769-1820. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821. Hester Lynch Piozzi correspondence, 1769-1820. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Copies of 16th-17th century vocal music. Yale University Library
creatorOf Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840. Frances Burney d'Arblay collection of papers, 1653-1894 bulk (1775-1839). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Materials towards the 'History of German music and musicians', [ca. 1790]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Sketch of a plan for a public music-school, [1774]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Mason, William, 1725-1797. Autograph letter signed : York, to Dr. Charles Burney, 1795 Oct. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell: being anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Johnson, extra-illustrated, 1738-1840 (inclusive), 1784-1837 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Remarks on Sr. J. Hawkins's 'General history of music', 1776. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf British Library. [Masses, motets and polyphonic chansons of the late 15th and early 16th centuries] [microform] University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Burney family. Burney family collection, 1767-1903 (bulk 1790-1825). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Charles Burney (musician and author) manuscript material : 1 item, 1792 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812,. Autograph letter signed from Edmond Malone to Dr. Charles Burney [manuscript], 1810 October 15 Saturday. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn General Collection manuscript music miscellany, [ca. 1600-ongoing] Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. ALS to Dr. Charles Burney, 1796 Jul 18. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. [Notes towards a history of music], [ca. 1776]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Samuel Johnson letters, 1731-1784. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [London], 12 July 1796 and 30 June 1799, to Joseph C. Walker, 1796 July 12 and 1799 June 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hawkesworth, John, 1715?-1773. [Letters] [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. To Brightblossom on her amusement in the garden at Ryde, Isle of Wight : manuscript, 1814 July 15. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Arblay, Alexandre Jean Baptiste Piochard, comte d', 1754-1818. Recueil de lettres copiees pour servir un jour a l'instruction autant qu'a l'agrement de notre cher Alex qui trouvera a chaque page mille et mille nouvelles raisons d'aimer et cherir et admirer His Fond Mother. / A.P. d'Arblay, [ca. 1800]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Letter, 1797. American Primers
creatorOf Charles Burney note, 1796 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Sandwich, John Montagu, Earl of, 1718-1792. Autograph letter signed : Hinchingbrook, to Dr. Charles Burney, 1774 Aug. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Frances Burney d'Arblay collection of papers, 1653-1894, 1775-1839 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Hester Lynch Piozzi letters to Fanny Burney, 1778-1816 (inclusive), 1778-1784 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Nollekens, Joseph, 1737-1823. Autograph receipt signed : London?, 1801 Sept. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, London, to Suard, [manuscript], 1770 June 3. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf White, Mr., auctioneer. [Catalogues of musical libraries : collection of music auction catalogues, including Charles Burney's musical library / sold at auction by Mr. White] HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Biographical dictionary of ancient Greek and Roman musicians, n.d. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. Volume contenant six duetti [microform]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [London], 5 May [1808], [and n.p., n.d.], to Edmond Malone, 1808 May 5 and n.d. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Godwin, William, 1756-1836. Correspondence and miscellaneous papers, [ca. 1793-1877] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Burney family. Burney family correspondence, 1769-1839. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Francis, Charlotte, b. 1761. Commonplace book of poetry : manuscript, 1771-1806 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Kassler, Michael. Papers of Michael Kassler [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821. [A collection of contemporary newspapers including material relating to Charles and Fanny Burney or their close associates]. McGill University Library
creatorOf Tassie, William, 1777-1860,. Autograph letter signed from William Tassie, London, to Dr. Charles Burney, London [manuscript], 1805 April 24. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. To Brightblossom on her amusement in the garden at Ryde, Isle of Wight : manuscript poem, 1814 July 15. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847. The library companion, or, The young man's guide and the old man's comfort in the choice of a library / by the Rev. T. F. Dibdin, 1792-ca. 1830. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hume, David, 1711-1776. Autograph letter signed : [London?], to the Earl of Eglinton, 1767 Spring. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf British Library. [Examples of 16th and 17th century music collected and scored by Charles Burney] [microform]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf British Library. [Collection containing vocal and instrumental pieces, collected by Charles Burney. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Johnsoniana, 1712-1916 (inclusive), 1773-1836 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters from others sent to Thomas Cadell, 1766-1825. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847. The library companion, or, The young man's guide and the old man's comfort in the choice of a library / by the Rev. T. F. Dibdin, 1792-ca. 1830. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912. General Collection manuscript music miscellany, [ca. 1600-ongoing]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. Collection of letters and documents related to Samuel Johnson : London, etc., to various recipients, 1736 Oct. 30-1784 Nov. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821. Hester Lynch Piozzi letters to Fanny Burney, 1778-1816 (inclusive), 1778-1784 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Spencer, Sarah, Lady. Letters : to Lady Banks, [18--?]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Extra-illustrated Life of Nollekens, 1708-1875, 1768-1836 Yale Center for British Art
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. Letter : [Twickenham], to Charles Burney, 1785 Sept. 6. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Dizionario portativo Italiano ed Inglese. Compilato da Carlo Burney par l'uso proprio dise stesso, 1756. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Ralph Alexander Leigh: Papers concerning Jean-Jacques Rousseau, c. 1750-1972 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814,. Autograph letters signed from Charles Burney, Chelsea College, to George Steevens [manuscript], 1790-1796. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Mendez, Moses, d. 1758. Robin Hood [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Autograph note on his visiting card, dated : Greenwich, [n.d.], to Thomas Kidd, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Burney family collection, 1767-1903, 1790-1825 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. "Balletts and madrigals to five voyces, with one to 6 voyces newly composed by Thomas Weelkes [fl. 1602]", n.d. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, Naples, to Charles Burney, London [manuscript], 1764 February 5 Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. Volume contenant six duetti. University of Michigan
referencedIn Boswell, James, 1740-1795. Boswell Collection, 1428-1936 (bulk 1700-1795). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802,. T. (Thomas) Cadell letters from others, 1766-1825. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. Letter : [Twickenham], to [Charles Burney], 1786 July 6. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
referencedIn Burney, Henry Edward. Memoranda of the Burney family, 1603-1845, [1899?]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Memoranda for musical articles to be furnished to a new edition of the Cyclopaedia of Chambers, 1801. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Boswell Collection, 1428-1936, 1700-1795 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Grimm, Friedrich Melchior, Freiherr von, 1723-1807,. Autograph letters signed from Friedrich Melchior Grimm to [Charles] Burney and David Garrick [manuscript], [1771]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Oliver Goldsmith papers, 1758-1798 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. [Notes towards a general history of music], [ca. 1776]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. Autograph letter signed : Ashbourne, to Dr. Charles Burney, 1784 Aug. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Twiss, Richard, 1747-1821. AL in 3rd person to Charles Burney (1726-1814), 1774 Mar 14. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812,. Autograph letters from Edmund Malone to Dr. Charles Burney the elder and younger [manuscript], 1789-1811. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Dr. Burney, 1766 June 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Correspondence, 1755-1811. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Moldenhauer, Hans. Moldenhauer archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990. Library of Congress
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Charles Burney manuscript material : 3 items, ca. 1816-1823 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. Musical extracts [microform] / [selected by] C. Burney. University of Calgary Library, Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL)
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