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Letter from Charles Burney Jr. to William Davies, 1 December 1800

Autograph letter from Charles Burney Jr. written at Greenwich, 1 December 1800, to William Davies, Bookseller, Strand. Also postmarked 1 December 1800. Consists of one folded sheet with one page of letter, one page address and one page of postscript (one page blank). Written on black-edged laid paper. The letter requests a receipt for Fanny Burney's account ("The Bill against Mrs. D'Arblay"). In a postscript, Burney requests that Davies send him 100 copies of Gay's Fables.

Burney, Charles, 1757-1817

Letter from Charles Burney Jr. to W.F. Rose, 30 November 1813

Holograph letter from Charles Burney Jr. addressed to W.F. Rose Esq. Navy Pay Office, London. Postmarked on final leaf with ink stamp: NO 30 1813. At end of letter: Rectory House, Deptford No. 30th 1813. Written in a sloping hand in brown ink and with a small repair to upper outer corner of final leaf of letter. The letter discusses some Greek newspapers sent along in a packet to Rose, Burney's latest struggles with gout, as well as potential future visitors to the Rectory.

Burney, Charles, 1757-1817

Letter attributed to Susanna Burney, 1770

Manuscript letter attributed to Susanna Burney. The letter comprises four unnumbered pages on one long sheet, folded vertically. The letter is not addressed to a particular recipient but instead begins: "Appendix to follow, April 19 1767. - Written this Year of our Lord 1770." Inscription "No. 4" is found on upper left corner and "21 [p?]" on upper right corner. Letter is written in brown ink on laid paper.

The letter describes her acquaintances in France from April 1767, including descriptions which she mentions as having been omitted from her journal for the year 1767.

Burney, Susanna, 1755-1800

Novels, plays and poems :

Autograph manuscript of: Novels, plays and poems : written for the instruction of people of all ages by Sophia Elizabeth Burney, aged 13 years old.

Manuscript is written in cursive hand in brown ink on laid paper (horizontal chainlines with watermark visible in the fold). At the bottom of the title page is a dedication: "Humbly dedicated without permission to Mrs. d'Arblay" (the author's aunt, Fanny Burney d'Arblay). Page [24] contains a verse Address to the Readers. The manuscript is bound in its original contemporary brown paper wrappers (detached), with the manuscript title "Volume 1st" on the cover.

Manuscript contains a number of compositions, including, "The History of Blind Jack, A pathetic tale", "The Unlawful Marriage, A Tale", "Murder Prevented, A Comedy". "Murder Committed, A Tragedy", "The Adventures of a Boy", and "Pennsylvania, the Orphan of the Hovel. A Novel."

Burney, Sophia Elizabeth, 1777-1856

Fanny Burney autograph manuscript

Autograph manuscript in French containing drafts of approximately 40 letters written upon themes or as writing exercises. Each letter contains corrections by means of footnotes in the lower margin, likely in the hand of Burney's husband, Alexandre d'Arblay. Forty-eight leaves are filled with letter drafts. The rest of the volume is blank until the final two leaves at the end, which are written upside down. These final leaves contain various recipes in French, including "Pour guérir la manie" and "Remède contre l'esquinancie." Volume also includes an additional portion of a theme in Burney's hand on a small sheet tipped in on the front flyleaf. Written in an 18th-century notebook bound in full red morocco, gilt-stamped floral border and spine, with five raised spine bands and spine label: "Almanac de 1736." Notebook has floral gilt and painted endpapers and gold edges.

Arblay, Frances (Fanny) Burney, 1752-1840

Jean Orillat Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 55
  • Fonds
  • 1779

Fonds contains an inventory of joint property between the late Jean Orillat, a French Canadian merchant, and his wife, Thérèse-Amable Viger. Inventory signed by notary Mesière. ("Inventaire des biens de la communauté d’entre feu Mr Jean Orillat à dame Thérèse Viger son épouse, 19 juin. 1779.)

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