Letter from LORD LIVERPOOL to JAMES BARRY, written post 16 April 1799 , at Hertford Street, London

Source: MS Add 38311 f.16, British Library.

The MS gives no date; since the letter mentions Barry's letter to the Royal Academy of 16 April 1799, it must have been written after that date. Liverpool was writing, it seems, from his house in London.

The Earl of Liverpool was Charles Jenkinson (1729-1808), a Privy Councillor and President of the Board of Trade; [img] his London address was 26 Hertford Street, Mayfair; see also John Cannon, ‘Jenkinson, Charles, first earl of Liverpool (1729–1808)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford, 2004 [go]

Barry's letter to Liverpool has not been traced; Barry, it seems, had asked Liverpool to intervene on his behalf over his expulsion from the Royal Academy.

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I received in the Evening of Yesterday, your Letter of that Day's Date, including a Copy of a Letter of the 16thIns.t,1 which you had written to the Secretary of the Royal Academy,2 desiring me to present it to the King:3 - I am sorry for the Events to which this Letter relates; But it would be improper for me to interfere in the Business, or to present your Letter, addressed to the Secretary of the Royal Academy, to His Majesty. - I cannot therefore comply with you Request.

I am with sincere Regard &c.


James Barry Esq.re