Series I John Barry

The papers of John Barry mainly focus on his career in the service of the Continental Navy. This series includes a narrative by Barry explaining the loss of the ship Raleigh after engagement with the Royal Navy (1778), journals from his command of the Alliance (1781, 1783), and petitions to Congress for wages owed for service during the War of the Revolution (1790s). Also present are a logbook written while in command of the merchant ship Black Prince (1775), letters from relatives in Ireland and elsewhere, accounts and receipts, and a manuscript copy of his last will and testament (1803).