The F. Barreda and Brother records (SAFR 14317, HDC 62) is comprised of the business records of F. Barreda and Brother, a
firm that acted as agents for the government in Peru in the sale of guano to the United States. Documents include a declaration
of protest, statements of damage to cargo, a receipt, a list of ships, a shipping report of arrivals into Peru, notes of payment
received for services on board CORA and supply lists for CORA, an agreement and portage bills. The dates range from 1853 to
1857. This collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restriction.
Felipe and Federico Barreda were awarded the contract to act as consignee for the sale of guano in the United States by the
government of Peru. The export of guano from the Chincha Islands for use as fertilizer was a prime source of income for the
Peruvian government between 1840 and 1867. In fact, during those years it was unnecessary to levy any taxes.