Letter from ROYAL ACADEMY to JAMES BARRY, written 9 February 1786 , at London

Source: MS James Barry Papers and Letters, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. [img]

The President and Council of the Royal Academy had decided that Barry's lectures, as Professor of Painting, would be postponed (see Reynolds to Barry, 31 January 1786). It appears from this letter that Barry had objected. The Secretary of the Academy, Francis Milner Newton,1 now gives the Council's response. The letter was probably written a week or so later.

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The President has communicated to the Council Your Letter to him dated 31st Janry January 1786. I have it in Orders to acquaint you, that the Council do not see any reason to alter their former Determination2 signified to you in my Letter dated 31.st Janry 1786.

I am Sir
Your most Obedient
& very humble servt servant

F.N.Newton. RA 3
Secry Secretary

James Barry, Esq.r