Robert J. Barry Jr.

New Haven, Connecticut

Feb 24, 1931 – Feb 10, 2020 (Age 88)


February 24, 1931
February 10, 2020
New Haven, Connecticut


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Barry, Jr., Robert J.Robert J. Barry, Jr., 88, a longtime resident of New Haven and Orange, Connecticut, passed away on February 10, 2020. A graduate of Hopkins Grammar School (1949), Princeton University (1953 - Quadrangle Club) and post graduate study at Brasenose College, University of Oxford,...

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I was saddened to hear of Bob's passing from my wife in New Haven while I am abroad. Although I specialized in Modern Firsts, my education in Ireland made me a fitting conversationalist when it came to things 18th Century. I bought my first first edition copy of Ulysses (Paris 1922) from Bob, and literally thousands of volumes over the years. Since my office was down the hall from his at 282 York Street, we often took long breaks before deciding on lunch at Race Brook or one of the places on...