Letter from JAMES BARRY to SOCIETY OF ARTS, written 19 November 1801, at Castle Street London

Source: MS RSA AD/MA/104/10/403, Royal Society of Arts, London. [img] Cover: Charles Taylor Esqr,
John Street
In answer to ye Request of the Committee of Correspondence & papers1

Charles Taylor (d. 1816), Secretary to the Society on the death of Samuel More in 1799, had written on 17 November to ask Barry for his revisions for the description of his paintings The Progress of Human Culture in the Great Room of the Society that were to appear in the Society's Transactions.

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Dear Sir

Be so good as to make my resptfulrespectful Comp.ts Compliments to the Chair Man & Committee of Correspondence & Papers & to inform them that as I have no time at present to add any thing to the Letter they are about to Print in their Transactions2 I earnestly hope that the Press may not be delayed any longer on that account. The Observations respecting those two important objects, the Coinage & the Naval Pillar,3 (which for some time past have occupied so much of the National attention, ) are full & sufficient & will be of great use to any person who may be inclined to bestow any consideration on those exemplars of each, which have been lately introduced into the Pictures of the Society & the Thames4 & which perhaps may contribute some little matter to encrease5 that Interest & Credit with the Publick to which the Society has already so many & such fair Claims.

I have the honour to be Sir
Your Obed.t humbl servt Obedient humble servant

James Barry

Nov. 19. 1801

To Charles Taylor Esq.r Esquire
John S.t Adelphi