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letter to Charlotte Barrett, 29th December 1809. Author was Charles Burney Jr, son of the music historian, and SHB's half brother.

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letter to Charlotte Barrett, 29th December 1809. Author was Charles Burney Jr, son of the music historian, and SHB's half brother.

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