This collection contains materials related to the three Fernández Cavada brothers: Federico, Adolfo, and Emilio. Born in Cuba, the brothers were raised in Philadelphia by their American mother. Federico and Adolfo fought in the American Civil War and later served as leaders in Cuba's Ten Years War (1868-1878). Emilio served as a doctor in the Cuba War for Independence (1895-1898) and later settled in Cuba.
Materials in the collection consist primarily of correspondence and include clippings and diaries.