University of Notre Dame


1875 July 2
Ascension, Sister M(ary) of: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: Toledo, Ohio

She has read twice over the beautiful verses he copied for her. It brings to mind the patient suffering of Father (Augustus) Lemonnier (C.S.C.). She stands in admiration of his beautiful soul. It is an honor and privilege for Edwards to have been Lemonnier's chosen friend, because Lemonnier must have found in Edwards qualities and virtues corresponding to his own. A soul like his is out of place anywhere but in the sanctuary. She recalls to mind the day they visited St. Joseph's Farm with Lemonnier.

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(1875) July 2
Sherman, Ellen Ewing: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

She announces the birth and baptism of her grandson Willy Sherman Fitch. Minnie asks for Purcell's blessing for the child. She hopes Purcell is well. Her children are at home now and as soon as the baby and Mother are stronger, they shall leave and go North.

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1875 Jul. 5
Quinn, Father W(illia)m: New York, (New York)
 to Richard H. Clarke: (New York, New York)

Father (John Murphy) Farley, the Cardinal's Secretary, will deliver this letter and tell Clarke what Quinn intended had he not been forced to leave the city. It was proposed that an address of thanks on the part of the laity be sent to the Holy Father through Monsignor (Cesare) Roncetti. Quinn wants Clarke to prepare it and when translated and tastefully written, to obtain the names of a sufficient number, say twenty or thirty, as a committee for all. Farley will have it translated. The Ablegate will sail on August 28.

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1875 July 6
Kavanagh, James W.: Dublin, (Ireland)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

The National Committee for the celebration of the O'Connell Centenary requests McMaster to send a representative of the New York Freeman's Journal to Dublin for the National Banquet in the Exhibition Palace on August 6th.

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1875 July 8
Olivier, C.S.C., Louis: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He sends pictures of Father (Augustus) Lemonnier (C.S.C.). Notre Dame is a very lonely place. Father (John A.) Zahm (C.S.C.) is in Huntington to see his parents. Father (William) Corby (C.S.C.) had been called to Detroit for the death of his father. Lightning struck Brother Celestine while operating the Telegraph. The French Sister is back from France with 1000 francs for the chapel of Lourdes. She gave Olivier beads for Edwards. The museum is about to receive a new appearance.

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1875 July 8
Browne, (Father) W(illiam) Faulkner: Dalton, Georgia
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Having intended to write Brownson, Father Browne has been unable because of poor health. When he arrived, Browne was stationed at St. Patrick's in Savannah. His health gave way and he was sent to Florida. On his return he came to Dalton (Georgia). The Bishop (W.H. Gross) is a Papist to the back-bone and has done wonders in building up the church. Fr. Browne learns that Will Seton and his sister Helen are in New York. He has 3 Sisters of Mercy with him and all are struggling along, but he hopes to raise some money for them. Brownson is to send him the dates of Mrs. (Sarah Healy) Brownson's death and also the dates of Edward's death so that he can say mass for them on their anniversary. He hopes Brownson's health is good.

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1875 July 9
(Tenney), Sarah (M. Brownson): Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Sarah sends Henry the present time table of the Long Branch road which is more convenient than the Central. Henry is to let Sarah know a day or two beforehand of his arrival. The Tenneys have had quite a seige of company. The baby has been sick since Sunday. The doctor says it is her teeth. It has thinned her down dreadfully. They say (the baby) is much prettier now than when she was so fat, but Sarah is grieved at the change. Sarah weighed 148 the other day, 22 more pounds than when she was married. She is pretty well used up, however, by the baby's sickness. She hopes they shall all be fat and jolly again by the time Henry gets here. P.S. Sarah does not ask after Fifine for she must know by this time how to take care of herself. Her love to the giant; big babies are always the best natured so Fifine's must be charming.

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1875 July 10
Foxen, F. W.: Detroit, Michigan
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

Edwards' kind letter gives him good advice. He will try to fill the place as well as he can of his dear brother. His parents thank him for the kindness to his brother.

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1875 July 10
Marcellinus, Brother: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He was glad to find that Edwards was not angry when he left without saying goodbye. He will not go out canvassing this year and thinks he will not prefect next year. He recommended Brother Leander in his place. He thanks Edwards for all his kindnesses. He had intended to write to the Foxens, and asks Edwards to tender them his heartfelt sympathies.

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1875 July 12
McConomy, Father Aug(ustus) J.:
St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook, (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop John B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He asked Archbishop (James F. Wood) about the Roman Burses. His impression is that the Cincinnati Diocese has two, one made up by Father Stahle and the other consisting of five $1000 subscriptions. The annual interest on both has been sent to Father (Silas M.) Chatard. It has been Chatard's custom to notify the Bishops when their remittance has been received. Wood is improving rapidly and sends regards to Purcell. P.S.—Remembrances to Father Edward (Purcell).

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1875 July 13
Fink, Louis M. (Bishop) of Eucarpia: Leavenworth, Kansas
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Since McMaster had been sending him the Journal gratis since he is Bishop and as he has not received the last several issues, he asks to be put on the list of paying readers and will send the cash shortly. He states that the Journal is truly Catholic and he encourages both the clergy and laity of his diocese to read it. He was told that McMaster expressed himself none too flattering on some lines which he wrote, but he knows McMaster to have charity enough even for a friend living at a great distance.

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1875 July 13
Kearney, Father J(ames) F.: Urbana, Ohio
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He had been thinking for some months of applying for an assistant, so Purcell's letter of July 9 was joyously received. He is very thankful for Purcell's thoughtful charity. He shall take pains to make necessary preparations for his reception. He submits the enclosed statement.

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1875 July 13
di Pazzi, Mother M. M.: St. Louis, M(issouri)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

She wrote some time ago inquiring for a small parcel of papers sent to his care by Miss Edes from Rome. They were documents signed by the Pope. They will be obliged if he will let them know of their receipt.

(letter written by Sister J. Baptist)

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1875 July 15
Ruland, C.SS.R., Father George: Ilchester, M(arylan)d
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)

Ruland says there is no truth in Brownson's statement that Fr. Bernard is to be removed from the American Missions. Bernard was made Provincial by his narrow minded superior. Ruland claims there are other statements contained in the Review which are not in accord with truth.

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1875 July 16
Gilmour, R(ichard), Bishop of Cleveland: Cape May, New Jersey
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He came there from the mountains last Tuesday. His strength returns slowly, and time and rest are needed. At the advice of physicians he consulted in the East and in Cincinnati, he will go to Europe, sailing on Aug. 21. As he is a total stranger in Europe, he asks Purcell to send him letters of introduction. His address is St. Francis Church, Fairmount, Philadelphia, P(ennsylvani)a. He hopes Purcell has recovered from his accident. He asks to be remembered to Father Edward (Purcell).

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(1875) July 17
Fitch, Minnie S(herman): St. Louis, M(issouri)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

She thanks Purcell for the medal he sent to her baby by his Grandmother, and the kind messages he sent to them. They feel greatly blessed in their fine boy, and happy in the pride and pleasure they feel in little Willy Sherman (Fitch). Her Mother and the family have gone North for the summer. Poor (William) was not well so they had to hurry off. Mr. (Thomas) Fitch is hard at work and nicely started in his business. She shall remain there during the summer unless she finds it necessary to leave on the baby's account. She recommends them all to Purcell's prayers.

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1875 July 18
Brownson, Anna: North Cambridge, (Massachusetts)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

The Review came as usual, and Anna wishes it came every week. Sister Simplicia told Anna she had not received the Review. A letter was received from Sarah(Tenney) by the sisters telling about the safe arrivial of Brownson. Anna met a Mrs. Salter and the subject of conversation was Brownson. Mrs. Salter was invited to call on her. Anna hopes Brownson's health is good. She wishes Brownson lived closer so that she could see him more often.

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1875 July 18
Jennings, (R.S.C.J., Madame): Kenwood, (New York)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

She asks Purcell's remembrance in his prayers for her during the retreat of the (Mesdames of the Sacred Heart) which begins on July 22 and ends July 30. She hopes his health continues to improve. Bishop (John J.) Conroy told her he saw Purcell in Philadelphia but said he was not at Emittsburg, making her fear he was not as well. She had a letter from Mother Hardy, in which she said she was sure Purcell's visit was a great consolation. Her health is very good since her return to Paris. Mother Gammassine is here and will return to her vicariate in Canada. She went with their Mother General to Rome to see the Holy Father and entertained them with events of her visit. Madame (Lou) Carrick is well. Mother Flower has been ill but nothing serious. Madame Jane came and spent a few days here and spoke often of Purcell. Their chaplain is taking his vacation during the retreat and is going to Montreal. Bishop (Francis) McNeirny was there this afternoon and said the Cardinal was to sail Aug. 7 for Europe. They have spent a quiet vacation so far. Last Thursday Sister Valentine brought all the orphans out to spend the day—120 of them. Several sisters came with them among whom was Sister Felix. She asks Purcell not to forget her in his prayers. She tries to profit by his advice but there are moments when she is very sad. She finds consolation in the Sacred Heart.

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1875 July 21
Mozina, (Father) Luke M.: Eagle Harbor, Michigan
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

He could not get any new subscribers for the Journal but asks McMaster to send him the Journal that contained a lecture on the Secret Societies. He understand that in some regions the indulgence of the Jubilee cannot be gained by Confession and Communion in fulfillment of the Easter duty and he asks for the names of these regions.

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1875 July 22
Sorin, C.S.C. Father Edward: Notre Dame, Indiana.
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

(Withdrawn to Provincial Archives).


1875 July 22,
Stoughton N.C.: Lansingburgh (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Stoughton encloses a formal letter to the Freeman's Journal suggesting that McMaster use it for a hook on which to hang his own observations. It has been claimed that Catholics and other denominations have the nomination of government Indian agents. Stoughton has mentioned otherwise but has received no notice in the local paper. (The enclosure is as follows):

Trojan to the editor of the Freeman's Journal?

Trojan asks McMaster if the Government allows the Roman Catholic church to nominate indian agents for the Reservations. Are there any such Catholic agents in service at the present time.

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1875 July 25
Sorin, C.S.C. Father Edward: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio.

(Withdrawn to Provincial Archives).


1875 July 27
Harris, Alexander: Lancaster, Penn(sylvani)a
 to Orestes (A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Harris has read some of Brownson's writings on democracy and was much pleased. Harris wants elicit information as to the best treatise of the principles of government. He, like Brownson, has lost faith in the democratic form of government. He wants Brownson to give him references. Harris has about two thirds completed a work on "Life and Times of Thaddeus Stevens" which was written from the anti-war point of view. As he now sees it, Harris feels the civil war has ruined our republican form of government. He would like to have an early reply.

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1875 July 27
O'Meara, Kathleen: (Paris, France)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter to her was satisfactory. She will be pleased to receive the Ave Maria, to indicate the choice of subject if Hudson wishes to have another manuscript from her. "The Battle of Connemare" may be called a children's book, but it was written for mature readers; she wished to illustrate the contrast between the Catholic priest and the selfish Protestant person. (She describes the novel.) The 50 pounds she indicated as the price was based on an agreement made with Hudson's predecessor who, through Mother (Magdelene) Taylor, (S.M.C.), authorized her to name her own terms. The good English magazines pay one quinoa a page, and a page holds about half the amount an Ave Maria page holds. She was content to make sacrifice, however, in order to be able to write for a Catholic audience on Catholic subjects. It is painful for a Catholic to be tongue-tied, but this is their fate in England, where the Catholic reading public is too small for authors who have made a name and want to sell their books. Hudson is kind enough to ask for a list of her books, but she supposes they are not suitable for a religious library, with the exception of her "Salon in the Last Days of the Empire", which has a Catholic viewpoint. Her Daughter of St. Dominick has done a great deal of good, and deeply affected the Holy Father when it was read to him. Her latest work, on the life, times, and writings of Frederic Ozanam was a laborious but delightful undertaking; Hudson may find it interesting. She thinks a check is the most convenient and direct way of sending her the payment for the "Battle".

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1875 July 30
(Burgess, Father John A.): San Francisco, California
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father Burgess has written this letter in the hope that Brownson's attention will be directed to the spirit which pervades the enclosed extracts. The Purpose is to arouse Brownson to write a severe attack upon those who are the hypocritical foes of Divine Revelation. Those passages which Burgess would like Brownson to specially look at are marked. Burgess would like to thank Brownson for his manner in which he treated the subject of civil allegiance and Divine authority as embodied in the Catholic Church. Because of this there has been much criticism of Brownson. Sources are suggested for the groundwork of the present European disturbances. The publishing of the articles in the Atlantic and the West-minister at the same time was not done by chance. A study of the contents will disclose the purpose.

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1875 July 30
McGrade, James: San Francisco, (California)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

McGrade had been a constant reader of the Review, i.e. up until its suspension. He would like to ask a favor of Brownson. He would like a full statement in the next Review of all the laws passed by the present German government against the Catholic Church and what effect these laws have with the restriction of the Bishops and clergy in the performance of their functions. Also McGrade would like to know how many bishops and priests were made prisoners and for what.

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