Fanny Burney

Fanny Burney
Other names
Married name D'Arblay
Birth and death
1752 - 1840
Profession details
Writer, Diarist
Related place
Alistair Grant

Fanny Burney [married name D'Arblay] (1752-1840) writer and diarist. Fanny was a frequent visitor to Boyle Farm, and a fervent admirer of Colonel Stephen Digby, even though he was married. When his first wife died and he remarried Charlotte Gunning - who was much younger than Fanny with a large fortune - she poured her spleen into her diary! The original manuscript is in the Berg Collection in New York Public Library.

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