Fenian Brotherhood letter to F. B. Gallagher from S. Spear, December 17, 1866.
These consist of papers and records of approximately 100 Catholic individuals and organizations.
Among the most notable are:
- Fenian Brotherhood Papers, 1862-1870. Irish-American nationalist society devoted to the independence of Ireland from English rule.
- Martin Griffin, © 1804-1981. Philadelphia Catholic publisher and historian.
- Herman Heuser, © 1872-1933. Professor at St. Charles Seminary and founder and editor of the American Ecclesiastical Review.
- Rodigue Family, © 1743-1840s. French emigre family from San Domingue (Haiti) became merchants in Philadelphia.
Some historical materials have been digitized by Villanova University.