Letter from LORD LIVERPOOL to JAMES BARRY, written
post 16 April 1799
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
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
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
I am with sincere Regard &c.
James Barry Esq.re