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Father Francis Carbine Papers

Identifier: MC 108

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material from Francis Carbine's time as a priest in the Archdicoese ofPhiladelphia. The material covers his time as a professor at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Thecollection is made up of both historical material that hegathered as well as his own writings and correspondence.

Series I contains mainly historical documents, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to the history of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Series II contains mainly programs and correspondence clippings relating to the history of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and the Archdiocese in general.

Series II contains Carbine's personal correspondence as well as material relating to Catholic education and the International Eucharistic Congress. It also has various programs and pamphlets relating to Catholic Philadelphia.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1930 - 1979
  • Creation: 1832 - 1980

Biographical / Historical

Francis Carbine was born in 1935 and ordained on May 19, 1962. He served as a professor at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and as pastor of St. Christopher and St. Charles Borromeo in Bensalem.


3.4 Linear Feet (; 10 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection contains material focusing mainly on St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, as well as general history of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and writings by Father Carbine.


Accession 1990.198 and 1990.259 were already processed, likely done by seminarians at an earlier time, which may have resulted in a change in the original order; however, the order it was found was left largely intact. Accession 1990.260 were all loose papers in bankers banks which likely resulted in the lose of original order, this series was arranged by grouping like material.

Custodial History

Accession numbers: 1990.198; 1990.259; 1990.260

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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Repository

6719 Calvert Street
Philadelphia PA 19149