Barry-Hayes

The Barry-Hayes Papers are the business, political and personal papers of John Barry, Captain of the United States Navy, and of his family, especially his nephew Patrick Hayes and grand-nephew, Patrick Barry Hayes. The collection includes correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, logbooks, legal and financial papers related to Barry's career in the Navy, the business ventures of the Hayes, Keen and Somers families, and their personal lives.

For information about preservation, access, and use of this historic collection visit the Barry-Hayes Papers project page. You can view the Independence Seaport Museum's online finding aids, including one for the Barry-Hayes Papers, here.

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Accounts, bills, receipts, 1761-1866, and undated.Coverage includes account book ,[1793-1795], from unidentified New Jersey tavern and an account book titled, "“Subscribers for the relief of the suffering of inhabitants of the Cape de Verde Islands", from 1833.

“Alphabet to ledger,” n.d. (Note: ledger not extant.).

Notes in unidentified hand regarding heirs and ownership of stock holdings, [n.d.].

This small collection contains narratives and poetry by authors including Washington Irving, and Susana Rowson, [n.d.].


Recipes for peach ratafia or cordial and hair color, by unidentified authors, [n.d.].

This small collection contains signal flags, captions possibly by Isaac Austin Hayes, 1832.
This small collection include newspapers, such as, O Contnentista, O Mercantil do Rio Grande and O Mensageiro.

This small collection contains forms, bills of lading and oath of allegiance.
This small collection contains alienated envelopes and wrappers.
“Calendar of Correspondence of Patrick Hayes,” transcribed by William Bell Clark.

Paper fragments of varying sizes and shapes from the Barry-Hayes collection.