Letter from JAMES BARRY to SOCIETY OF ARTS, written 9 April 1800, at Castle Street, London

Source: MS RSA AD/MA/104/10/30b, Royal Society of Arts, London. [img] Cover: The Society
for Encouragement of
Arts & -

Barry had been elected a member of the Society of Arts on 16 January 1799; a copy of the Society's pamphlet describing his pictures in the Great Room had appeared in 'Papers in the Polite Arts', Transactions of the Society, vol. 3 (1785), 3rd edn. (1792), pp. 51-67.

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Sir,

Mr Barry presents his respectful Compts Compliments to the Right Hon’ble the President,1 Vice Presidents & the rest of the Noblemen & Gentlemen of the Society for the Encouragm.t Encouragement of Arts &c, - with many thanks for their obliging present of the entire Collection of the Volumes of their Transactions & as nothing can give M.r Barry more sincere satisfaction than any opportunity that may occur of shewing his sincere attachment to the Society & his Zeal for whatever might in any degree contribute to the furtherance of their wishes, so he feels much indebted to them for their kind Injunctions to superintend the revision of the Description of the Pictures2 in their Great Room & he will most chearfully3 undertake it whenever M.r Taylor4 their Secretary shall have prepared & transmitted it to him for that purpose.

April ye 9.th. 1800
Castle St Oxford Market