Finding aid/guide for the Ryan Family PapersSeptember 26th, 2013 by William J. Shepherd
New finding aid/collection guide for the Ryan Family Papers.
This is a collection of an Irish American family’s correspondence the Antebellum Period through the Civil War and to the twentieth century. The content is focused on their business interests as well as family members in Philadelphia, Virginia, and Connecticut. There is also correspondence concerning the family’s political connections to many prominent Jacksonian Democrats including John Ryan’s active involvement during the 1876 Election and campaigning for Democrats in Connecticut.