Autograph letter signed, typescript letter, and diary excerpt from Charles Burney [manuscript], [1779-1801].


Burney, Charles, 1726-1814,. Autograph letter signed, typescript letter, and diary excerpt from Charles Burney [manuscript], [1779-1801].

Autograph letter signed, typescript letter, and diary excerpt from Charles Burney [manuscript], [1779-1801].

In his diary he writes of Garrick's last days and death. In the letter of 1798, Burney describes his journey to and from Crewe Hall; he writes of his visit to Stratford; of the Johnson and Garrick families and Herschel; and of his own history of Astronomy in verse. Original of typescript letter is in Osborn Collection (Beinecke Library, Yale).

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