Letter from SHARON TURNER to JAMES BARRY, written March 1805 , at London

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

On the adjoining leaf of the MS of this letter is a draft letter from Barry to George Tennant dated 28 March 1805; this letter only gives 'Tuesday' as the date, so Turner probably wrote on one of the Tuesdays in March 1805. 28 March 1805 was a Thursday.

English historian Sharon Turner (1768-1847) [img], interested in Icelandic and Anglo-Saxon literature, had abandoned the legal profession in 1795 to work on his History of England from the earliest period to the Norman Conquest (1799-1805). Barry did a pen and ink drawing of his wife Mary; they were married in 1795 (H. R. Loyn, ‘Turner, Sharon’, DNB [go] ).

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Dear Sir

I will hope to be favored favoured with your Company to dinner on Friday next at 5 oClock to meet Mr Carlisle1 & Mr Richards2 & a few friends - if no particular engagement shd should unfortunately prevent - Mrs Turner 3 desires me to add her Compliments & remembrances.

I am Dr Sir
Y.rs most sincerely

Shr Sharon Turner

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