University of Notre Dame


 to (Archbishop John McCloskey): (New York, New York)

It gives the writer the greatest pleasure to congratulate the Archbishop on his elevation to the cardinalate. He rejoiced not only because of the dignity but also because he is the first bishop of North America raised to the purple. It a reward for good work and a bond of union with the Holy Father. (Translation of the same letter in Italian accompanies). (In the James Alphonsus McMaster papers).

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Baroux, Father L(ouis):

"Forty three years - Seventeen years in the life of a Missionary Apostolic in Europe, Africa, Asia and America." (A two volume bound manuscript.)

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Boyd, Kate K.: West Hoboken, (New Jersey)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson):

She is grateful to Brownson for the interest he has displayed in the publication of her little work. Matters have changed with her and she is going South to remain and she feels that it would be just as well for her not to have the book printed, unless Brownson deems otherwise. She asks him to return the manuscript, if he decides not to use it. She is going to New Orleans to be married. She promises to let him know when and where the ceremony will be performed.

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Brann, Father Henry A.: (New York, New York)

A Politico-Historical Essay on the Popes as the Protectors of Popular Liberty.

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Cooney, C.S.C. Father P(eter) P(aul): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York

He asks McMaster to publish the enclosed obituary of Cooney's Mother who was well known to many of McMaster's readers. This sketch of her life is interesting and edifying and was published in the Catholic Telegraph of Cincinnati.

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Illustrated Catholic Family Almanac

Clipping of a page from the Almanac containing a brief sketch of Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland, Bishop of Hartford.

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McCloskey, Cardinal John: (New York, New York)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Invitation to attend the ceremony of imposing the berretta in St. Patrick's Cathedral on Tuesday the twenty-seventh at 10:30 A.M.

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McMaster, James Alphonsus: (New York, New York)
 to Very Reverend M Verney (?): Chaplain of le Paray le Monial

McMaster has heard that the interest of the funds laid aside suffices for the maintenance of the American lamp before the sanctuary of le Paray le Monial. He has in his hand already an offering of 1200 francs or more from subscribers and friends of the Freeman's Journal for the maintenance of lamp. In order to despatch this sum he waits only to know to the order of whose name a draft is to be made out on Paris. He asks to be told soon and hopes that le Paray is not a victim of the unhappy "Union General". He asks that he and his contributing friends be remembered at the shrine "ad cor Jesus S. surum."

(Postscript) He asks to be pardoned for his bad French. He has scarcely written at all in the last thirty years, and if Verney can read English. — Easter duty is made by more English speaking people than by the speakers of any other language on earth — McMaster will be delighted to use his own language in writing to Verney and to read Verney's in French. He asks to be pardoned his freedom.

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Mielcuszny, Father Adal(bert): New York, (New York)
 to Very Reverend Fathers:

Mielcuszny having arrived from German Poland some 15 months ago and come to New York, he found there some 4,000 Poles, some of whom had been in New York for some time who had neither church nor priest of their own language. He sought and obtained permission from Cardinal (John) McCloskey to become their pastor. He endeavored to raise money to erect a church but because of the poverty of this congregation has been able to raise only $1500, which is greatly insufficient. He feels the need of this church not only to convert infidels but to save the Catholics who might be lost, since so many of them are unable to speak English and die without the Sacraments. Since other help must be obtained he wishes to make it known that any donation, even the smallest will be gratefully received. The donations can be sent to him or to Father P. Boyce.

P.S.: Answers will be accepted in English. In the James Alphonsus McMaster papers)

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Peter, Sarah: Cicinnati, (Ohio)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

She is sending McMaster $47.25 which should have been sent by a designated person eighteen months ago, but was neglected. She does not know if McMaster's collections have ceased; however, since she has no proper address for Paray de Monial, she sends him the money regardless. She has learned that Mgr. (Gaspard) Mermillad, exiled from Geneva is suffering want of needful supplies. He mentioned this to Miss Fanny Whelan of Washington, D.C. Mrs. Peter has sent him all the aid she could. P.S. Of the enclosed money, $38.25 are from the Ladies of Cincinnati for the Memorial church at Paray le Montial; $5.00 from the children of Cincinnati for the lamp at Paray; and $3.00 for a renewal of Mrs. Peter's subscription.

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