can anyone find these records not behind a paywall?

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I was intrigued to notice that the Redmond Barry who married Elizabeth Hanwell in 1790 signed the marriage register with a rather neat hand.  https://www.ancestry.ca/interactive/1623/31281_a101803-00247/1126950?backurl=https://www.ancestry.ca/family-tree/person/tree/76453340/person/322080475214/facts/citation/942111095843/edit/record

The Redmond Barry that I am looking for apparently wrote a few letters to his famous older brother, James Barry the painter.  Those letters are said to be evidence of semi-literacy.  Apparently the letters are in the James Barry papers, according to a family tree on Ancestry;  transcription found here: https://www.ancestry.ca/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/76453340/person/322080475214/media/4d57e0c6-77a9-42ec-9c33-01373a289c23?_phsrc=TYo3402&usePUBJs=true;

I wonder if anyone is able to see both the signature on the marriage register and also find the original of the letter to the famous brother and give an opinion as to whether they could be written by the same hand.

WikiTree profile: Redmond Barry
in Genealogy Help by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (127k points)

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Here is a letter written in Redmund's hand and presented as evidence of semi literacy: no signature though http://www.texte.ie/barry/view?docId=L_redb_jb_23.07.1802.xml

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Here is the index to the collection of Barry correspondance. It looks like mostly transcipts but there may be other images

http://discovery.dho.ie/navigation.php?navigation_function=1&navigation_collection=The+Correspondence+of+James+Barry

by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (294k points)
selected by Shirlea Smith
Thanks so much, Helen!  That is amazing!
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The second one is a transcription, no signature on it.
by Gillian Causier G2G6 Pilot (227k points)

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