University of Notre Dame


1867 July 1
Lemonnier, C.S.C., Father A(ugustus): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He has been without Edwards for five long tedious days. Edwards is cruel not to answer his letters immediately. The Sisters have been asking about Edwards. He prays the Blessed Virgin to watch over him. He has been in town all day helping Mrs. Guthrie for the grand Exhibition. Mother Angela (C.S.C.) is elected provincial and will direct the Academy. P.S. They have just bought 1500 acres of land 6 miles east of Notre Dame.

XI-1-a - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {2}

1867 July 3
Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H. Aux. Bp Cincinnati: Rome, (Italy)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

The proximate expenses of Henry Mayer and James Henry from Havre to Rome amount to $85 each.

II-5-c - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {1}

1867 Jul. 5
Hendricken, Father Thomas F.: Waterbury, Conn(ecticut)
 to Bishop F(rancis) P. McFarland (of: Hartford, Connecticut)

Hendricken took up a collection for their new convent and received over a thousand dollars. He had no idea that a new exertion would be called for to aid New Haven. He must ask indulgence as it would be impossible to announce another collection. Miss Roddan called and asked him to inform the Bishop that the roof of the pastoral residence at Bristol is so old that the rain comes through into every room. Hendricken scarcely thinks that Father (Michael B.) Roddan will ever be able to take charge of the parish again. He is improved but not sufficiently to hope that he will recover. The congregation increases but the factories are idle and the people have three days a week for amusement. He expected three or four thousand on the late collection but the reason for the failure was evident. He expected to see the Bishop before this but the examinations in the public schools took all his time. Should he be able to get away for a week or two he asks McFarland's permission.

I-1-c - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {3}

1867 July 9
Betts, George F.: New York, New York
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

This is the copy-right to the title "Sentinel Songs", and is made out to James A. McMaster, as proprietor, and is signed by George F. Betts, Clerk of the Southern District of New York.

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1867 July 11
Stafford, Father M.:
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Stafford came to Brownson's office with expectation of finding him in, for the purpose of giving him the work of Pietre which Stafford brought from Paris, also brought to Brownson are the best wishes of Bishop Horan of Kingston.

P.S.—Stafford read "Les principes" and thought them poor.

I-4-d - A.L.S. - 1pg. - 12mo. - {1}

1867 July 12
Chatard, Father S(ilas) M.: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Purcell's box arrived some days ago. The agent will send it to Paris. He has not seen Mr. O'Hanlon since Purcell's departure. Father (William) McCloskey left to spend some weeks at Aix-les-Bains. Mgr. Hassonn received the pallium today. Bishops (Patrick N.) Lynch and (William H. Elder) are still there. All the Cincinnati students are well except Mr. Byrne.

II-5-c - A.L.S. - 3 pp. - 12mo. - {4}

1867 July 13
Chatard, Father S(ilas) M.: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Mr. O'Hanlon called to know whether a letter had reached Rome for Purcell from All-Hallows containing his testimonials which are necessary for his examination. Chatard opened the letter presuming on Purcell's permission, but it contained no testimonials. He did not give O'Hanlon a decided answer as he would have suspected the contents of the letter. He told him to apply to the college.

II-5-c - A.L.S. - 3 pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1867 July 14
Purcell, Father Edward: Cincinnati, Ohio
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: (Rome, Italy?)

The Polish priest (Father Sylvester Szezcpankiewicz) who was at Pine Grove has been received into the diocese of Richmond to take charge of a Polish colony under the direction of Gen. Tochman. The Polish priest complains of the Germans. The prosecution has been completely broken down in the Surratt trial. Father (Henry) Fehlings at Delaware had a large-beer-festival at Corpus Christi. The Irish congregation in Columbus is going to ruin. Father (J ) Curley from Wheeling who has been received by Bishop Rosecrans looks as if he would suit in the heavy respectability parts. They had a visit from a Father (J.) O'Brien of St. Louis who complained of the fuss they made about Father Ryan's oratory. Sister Sophia looks very feeble. The contract for the Jesuit College was given to Schomaki. The Sisters of Notre Dame are going ahead with their school house.

II-5-c - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {6}

1867 Jul. 18
Boudousquié, Mrs. Antoine: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Rome, Italy)

She has just received a letter from Father (Th.) Alleau announcing that her son (Henry Boudousquié) had joined the Pope's army. Her circumstances having changed, his presence here is absolutely necessary. So she asks (Odin) to use all his influence to bring him back. She would be very sad to have him far from her for two years more; here he will work and be an indispensable help to her.

VI-2-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {3}

1867 July 18
Chatard, Father S(ilas) M.: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

O'Hanlon has been unable to obtain testimonials from All Hallows College; he confessed that he idled away his time during his last year awaiting his departure for Australia. His career is unsatisfactory but indefinite. The bishop of Melbourne will permit O'Hanlon to leave his diocese on condition that the bishop who receives him pays the expenses of five years at All Hallows. Nearly all the prelates have left Rome.

II-5-c - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1867 Jul. 18
Raymond, Father G(ilbert): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

Raymond received (Odin)'s letter from Lyons. He mentioned to the Ladies of Providence the conditions which the Little Sisters of the Poor laid down for the acceptance of the Widows' Asylum. Raymond sent to Father Denavit, two papers requested by Father (Stephen) Rousselon's nephew, a copy of his will and his death certificates the letter was approved by (Alexander?) Robert. When Raymond sent it he read it to Father (Napoleon Joseph) Perché and (Octave) de Armas who found it satisfactory. Raymond sees Perché frequently and there is perfect harmony. Mrs. (Antoine) Boudousquié had sent her son Antoine Henry (Boudousquié) to France with Father (Th.) Alleau to learn a profession. But her situation is so straitened that she recently wrote to have him prepare for an early return. This morning she received a letter from Alleau announcing Henry's commitment for 2 years as a Papal Zouave. This son has become absolutely necessary to help her by his work. She asks (Odin) to ask for his release.

VI-2-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {10}

1867 Jul. 22
Verot, Augustin, Bishop of Savannah and Administrator of the Vicariate: of Florida, St. Augustine, (Florida)
 to Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland of: Hartford, (Connecticut)

McFarland's kindness causes Verot to bother him again. One of his priests, Father Michael Cullinan of Columbus, Georgia, has an affection of the kidney or liver that seems incompatible with the southern country. Verot can no longer refuse him permission to leave the diocese but he needs a priest for his subjects. He asks McFarland to exchange priests with him, but he would need a good efficient priest. He proposes this just to learn McFarland's views. He has been unfortunate; Father (E.) Aubril has been recalled by his superior and Father Delafosse who succeeded him has been recalled to France. His vicar general, Father (P.) Dufau is sick. This is why he makes his proposal.

I-1-c - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {5}

1867 Jul. 23
Boudousquié, Mrs. Antoine: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Rome, Italy)

She fears abusing (Odin)'s kindness in asking him to see about the discharge of her son; her maternal love is her only excuse. She is old and without support. His presence is indispensable. He also has a sick sister, a widow with five children. She is horribly pained by this commitment to which she would never have consented. She asks (Odin) to use all means for the return of her son.

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(1867 Jul. 23)
Raymond, Father G(ilbert): (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Rome, Italy)

Mrs. Boudousquié wrote some days ago, as did Raymond, about her son. Henry Boudousquié, 21, was learning to be an architect at Versailles where Father (Th.) Alleau had brought him. He engaged himself for two years in the Pontifical Zouaves. On hearing the news his mother was overwhelmed with sorrow. Having been immensely rich she is now forced to work all day as a seamstress. She had written her son to return in October, with (Odin) if possible. She believes that a word from (Odin) will more than suffice to break the commitment. Mrs. Boudousquie recently sent a draft for $140 to Alleau for her son. Though she owes Alleau she thought he might give her son the money. The Ladies of Providence not being able, the Little Sisters (of the Poor) will try(?).

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VI-2-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {6}

1867 Jul. 25
DeNeve, Father J(ohn): Louvain, (Belgium)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

He encloses a letter from his friend and benefactor of the American College in Louvain. He asks Lefevere to send him a few lines, and DeNeve will pay all expense; he asks a few lines to (George) Schwarz recommending the college. They have retreat on Aug. 9, ordinations at Mechlin on the 16th and 17th. Bishop (Modeste) Demers has been with them for a week, and Bishop (Martin John) Spalding for 2 days; he is now with (Father James) Pulsers at Haaren.


1867 Jul. 23
Schwarz, George: Vienna, (Austria)
 to Bishop P(eter) P(aul) Lefevere: Detroit, Michigan

Schwarz, through Father (John) DeNeve, has heard Lefevere is in Europe, and regrets he is not returning home by way of Vienna. DeNeve also told him of the immense progress in the Detroit Diocese. He regrets that his relations in Schwarzburg and in Toronto are not Catholics; any information sent him about them would be appreciated. Aware of Lefevere's patronage to the American College at Louvain, it has been his constant endeavor to procure for it every year some support, although their resources have been yearly on the decline; he is sending now 2935 francs.

III-2-l - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {5}

1867 July 26
Audran, Father E(rnest): Vincennes, (Indiana)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

He encloses $5.00 for his subscription to the Freeman's Journal, and states that the paper is gaining in popularity with Catholics. The paper, while not a religious paper in the ordinary sense, is assuredly that of a Catholic laymen who knows and defends his religion. The editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer failed to publish McMaster's answer, thereby showing his infidelity to Catholics who had been his friends. The mere fact of publishing the letter would have redeemed the editor in the eyes of the Catholics. The editor has lost all that Protestant Christianity taught him as a boy. Several Catholics here have given up the paper.

A talented Benedictine Dom (Paul) Jausions is engaged in writing the life of Bishop Brute. He is a nephew of the Bishop and will have access to all the family papers. He has written Bishop (James R. Bayley) for a Journal which is in his hands. From Vincennes have come only the personal reminiscences of one or two old Missionaries. All the papers they possessed were shipped to New York at the request of Bishop (John) Hughes in 1848. They were to have been returned by last Easter, but they are there yet. He mentions that McMaster did him a bad turn by using his name in a prominent manner on several occasions. Should he desire to quote any of this letter, he should please say that it is merely from a correspondent.

I-1-n - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {4}

1867 Jul. 26
Lotteri, C.M., Father Francesco Enrico: Turin, Italy
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Lotteri writes that in a railroad trip to Florence he was mistakenly given the baggage of M.G. Brasselon (Father Stephen Rousselon) of New Orleans. He has been trying to get in touch with (Rousselon) through the French consul and will hold on to the baggage until it can be returned.

VI-2-m - A.L.S. - (Italian) - 3pp. - 4to. - {2}

1867 Jul. 27
Auffray, Guill(aume): Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

On June 21 Auffray replied to (Odin)'s letter of the 16th in which (Odin) asked for some information on the seminary where Auffray began his philosophy. Auffray sent two letters, one from Father Denis and one from Father Nicolet, Superiors of St. Brieuc. He even asked Father Pahier, director of the school where Auffray was Assistant Director to send (Odin) his opinion of Auffray. He has been asked by two families to accompany their children during vacation, Auffray cannot give them a decision until he has (Odin)'s reply. He has put off all his decisions to August 8 the day of their distribution of awards. He hopes the desire of 5 long years will be realized.

VI-2-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1867 Jul. 29
Rouillard, H.: Chalonnes, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

He hopes the Superior of the Seminary at Lyons will send this letter on to (Odin). Since (Odin) was at the Seminary at Angers, Rouillard has been thinking of the plan he talked of to (Odin), that of following him when he returns to America. Father Schwartz, his director, has promised to speak to (Odin) about him at Lyons and write him of (Odin)'s decision. He asks to be one of (Odin)'s missionaries.

VI-2-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1867 Jul. 30
Brunel, Alexander: St. Etienne, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

After consulting his director and getting his parents' consent, Brunel asks (Odin) to receive him among his missionaries. He comes from a laboring family and so his parents can do nothing for him. His wardrobe is in a bad state and he owes the treasurer of the Seminary 100 francs. P.S. His address is in care of Mr. Brun.

VI-2-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1867 Jul. 30
Cosa, C.M., Father Antonio: Turin, (Italy)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon):

Cosa tells Rousselon that his trunk has been found. It was opened in the presence of a consular official and all the objects listed were found inside. The trunk is in safe keeping until (Rousselon) calls for it and (Rousselon) is welcome to come and stay with him when he comes to claim the trunk. Cosa has heard that there is a company forming in New Orleans to avenge Maximilian and fears that it will cause a war again. Cosa would like to return to New Orleans with (Rousselon) if he were only younger.

VI-2-m - A.L.S. - (Italian) - 1p. - 4to. - {2}