The Hester Davenport / Burney Society Fellowship at Chawton House


The Burney Societies of the UK and North America sponsor a one-month fellowship at Chawton House Library, which will be awarded in preference for work on the Burney family and their circle, broadly defined. The fellowship was established in memory of Hester Davenport (1936-2013), independent scholar and biographer, who was the author of important and influential work on Frances Burney and Mary Robinson, including Faithful Handmaid: Fanny Burney at the Court of George III (2000) and The Prince’s Mistress: A Life of Mary Robinson (2004). Preference will be given to an independent scholar, but the selecting committee will consider all eligible applications carefully.

Please see here for information about all Chawton House fellowships, and information about how to apply.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s