Series XI Patrick Barry Hayes

The Patrick Barry Hayes' Papers constitute the 2nd largest series within the Barry-Hayes collection, containing over 500 letters and bills/receipts for personal items. As a group, the papers were written between 1820 and 1861 and they cover Patrick Barry Hayes' adolescence and young adulthood in Philadelphia (1822-1830), his career as a commission merchant within the exporting house of Hayes, Engerer in Porto Alegre (1830-39), Brazil; his brief term as Acting United States Consul for the port of Rio Grande (1838); his subsequent career as a United States Appraiser at the Custom House in Philadelphia (1850s); and as Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. (1860).

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