James Slevin, 1851 -- Was a native of Ireland, and was for many years engaged in the dry-goods business in Philadelphia, and in connection with his brothers John and Bernard established branch houses in Cincinnati, Louisville and St. Louis. They were at one time probably the largest buyers of dry-goods for the West. He was prominent in Catholic circles, and possessed a very valuable library. He resided at the north west corner of Nineteenth and Rittenhouse Square. A few years before his death he removed to New York city, and in addition to his other business was largely engaged in real estate operations there. He died in New York.
History of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and of the Hibernian Society for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland. March 17, 1771-March 17, 1892. Biographical Sketches of the Members of the Hibernian Society, Philadelphia,
by John H. Campbell, Historian of the Hibernian Society. Published by The Hibernian Society. 1892.