University of Notre Dame


1875 Nov.
Vanderhayden, Th(omas): Ixelles, Brussels (Belgium)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

He learns from a missionary from America that religious questions are discussed there as much as they are in Europe and that Brownson is one of the most ardent champions of truth. They have founded a weekly review, "Une lecture por semaine," at Brussels to combat the same enemies. Their enterprise is warmly encouraged by the clergy. They would be happy to have Brownson's assistance for the propagation of their review among French readers in America.

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1875 (Nov. 1)
O'Meara, Kathleen: Paris, France
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Note Dame, Indiana)

The Superior of the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland has asked her to make a little sketch of the life of Mother M. Teresa Kelly. She thinks this sketch would find a place in the Ave Maria, and if Hudson is of the same opinion, she will send it to him. It will run about ten or twelve pages of the magazine. How she is looking forward to meeting Mother Mary Angela (Gillespie), who is in Paris and has written her, requesting a visit. She also hopes to see Cardinal (John) McCloskey before he leaves. As Hudson has been proclaiming the mercies granted through our Lady of Lourdes, she hopes he will publish the story of a recent miracle. She tells in detail the story of how a French officer's sight was restored. (Part of this letter was evidently prepared for publication. That part dealing with the Lourdes miracle is headed "The Blind See", and is indicated as coming from "a letter received a few days since from Paris". These additions are in what appears to be Hudson's handwriting.)

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1875 Nov. 2
Lyons and Barry: (San Francisco, California)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

They will print Hudson's advertisement at $4.00 per month, which is below their regular rates. They have never advertised their paper, and don't think any good would be attained by advertising in the East.

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1875 Nov. 2
Morris, J. S.: Vicksburg, Mississippi
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He received a letter from Willie about some trouble he has had. He asks Edwards to win Willie back to a strict performance of his duties.

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1875 Nov. 4
Quigley, (Father) P.F.: Cleveland, Ohio
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)

Father Quigley read Brownson's article on Chief Justice Denne's lecture on the school question and was much pleased. Aside from this, Father Quigley would like to thank Brownson because he has given so much help to overcome the lack of interest in regard to the School Question. Brownson is leaving when the school question has but commenced to command the attention it deserves. Quigley wants Brownson to write more on the question. Both his cousin and himself know few works on the school question and would like to have Brownson mention some works which he deems the best. Quigley would like to forward this information, which Brownson is to convey, to his cousin who is about to lecture on the subject. Previously Quigley has sent his cousin the Review, the Cincinnati case and other material. Prayers will be said for Brownson at the altar.

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1875 Nov. 9
Franchi, Alex(ander), Cardinal Prefect: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

On Oct. 20 William Bernard Migell from Purcell's diocese presented himself to the Collegio Urbano with letters written by Purcell in September. Franchi desires to inform Purcell of his arrival and of the hope that he will become a suitable candidate for the preisthood. Franchi also thanks Purcell for knowledge of the compromise agreement between the bishops about sending a student for the diocese of Marquette. He received the priests from Louisville because of their recommendation from Purcell. no. 6. J.B.Agropio (?) signs as secretary.

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1875 Nov. 12
Howe, Rose B.F.: (Chesterton, Indiana)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The manuscript on Louise Lateau is being written by (Frances Howe). She has written a good deal of it and shall finish it presently; meanwhile she can send Hudson enough for the first weekly installment. Miss (Eliza Allen) Starr has doubtless told Hudson that they ought to have a hundred dollars of the manuscript. Although they enjoy writing for the Ave Maria, they cannot do so without a respectable recompense. If Hudson wishes, she will send him a kind of index of subjects on which they would be able to write, and he can call them at his pleasure.

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1875 Nov. 13
Tenney, Sarah Brownson: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Sarah was very glad to hear that Brownson had arrived safely. The two night shirts were left with the sheets, and she will send them some day. She has pieced the carpet to cover the floor. She is very much obliged to Brownson for his kind offer. Judge (William J. Tenney) has not yet got down to Brownson's whiskey; Jessie (Tenney) hopes he won't until the mince pies have had their share. Ruthy (Tenney) has had a very bad attack, but the worst is over, though she is very thin. She gets along well with her nurse. Sarah has an excellent girl in the kitchen, whom she describes. (Laurence) Kehoe pronounced upon Brownson's going to Detroit: "It's all moonshine; Dr. Brownsonson will not stay six months; there are nothing but old fogies there, and he cannot live with them. Biarnois was all prepared to enact the role of the disconsolate friend but they cut him short with their schemes and temporarily consoled his heart through his stomach, which are signified by the same word in French. Biarnois still feels lost and grieved at Brownson's departure. The (Boston) Pilot screamed the lost word like an old woman, although Brownson had slammed the door. If apropos of anything it is apropos of Father (Walter J.) Hill's philosophy. Father Keok gets a hit with the broom-stick as it flies after Brownson. Mrs. (St. John) Eckel told the Judge that the Pilot articles—presumably including the pretended communications—are written by (John Boyles) "Boil" O'Reilly. Mrs. Eckel says the priests of Boston have treated her with the greatest kindness.

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1875 Nov. 14
Brownson, Anna: N(orth) Cambridge, Mass(achusetts)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: Detroit, Michigan

Anna cannot write much. Her father has been stricken with paralysis. The whole right side was affected. Dr. Wyman gives little hope.

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1875 Nov. 15
Weaver and Sterry: (New York, New York)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

This firm have imported pure Italian olive oil for use in sanctuary lamps and are now prepared to sell it. This circular discussed the qualities and prices.

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1875 Nov. 16
Ludington, D(aphne Augusta): Bay City, (Michigan)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Daphne is happy to hear that Brownson is in Detroit and will make it his home as soon as he finds it convenient. When he does she wants him to come to Bay City and in the event he does come directions are given as to her home. P.S. — Her daughter is in London, Canada. She will be anxious until he comes.

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1875 Nov. 16
Regnault, L(ouis) Eugene, Bishop of: Chartres, (France)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Next year, May 20, 1876, Regnault will celebrate his fiftieth year as a priest and on March 16 he will enter on his 25th year of his episcopate. He has decided to celebrate on a feast of the Blessed Virgin and has chosen the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin which is a great day of pilgrimage for the people of Chartres. For the solemnities he wishes to invite some of his colleagues. He hopes that Purcell will be able to come. Purcell should prepare his affairs before. They have but a short time to go. It is true that the distance is great but there should be some utility for Purcell since there are special graces at Chartres. Regnault confided this letter to the care of Our Lady, although he has thought of it for some time in advance. Bishop (Paul) Dupont des Loges, Bishop of Metz, has written that he hopes to come but is very fatigued at this moment.

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1875 Nov. 17
Chatard, Father S(ilas) M.: American College, Rome (Italy)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He thanks Purcell for sending Mr. McDevitt, who arrived some time ago. One of the difficulties about their small school is that the number of students is so small, making it difficult to find enough men to do the work required. For that reason he is very grateful to Purcell for sending a student. They must struggle on in good humor, awaiting offices of friends and dispositions of Divine Providence. He is glad to know Purcell has recovered from the effects of his accident. He supposes Mr. Mills has reached home. He asks to be remembered to him and to his wife, as well as all his friends.

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1875 Nov. 17
Greene, Charles W.: Philadelphia, Penn(sylvani)a
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson published, in the Ave Maria of October 2, 1875, Greene's poem, "Vesper Hymn". Greene now sends another poem.

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1875 Nov. 17

Weaver and Sterry Co(mpany) New York, (New York)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

The firm of Weaver and Sterry, request McMaster to allow them to reprint an editorial appearing in the Freeman's Journal of either July or August. The article concerns the compulsory use of olive oil (by churches) and the firm intends to re-publish it crediting the Freeman's as its source.

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1875 Nov. 18
Kell, Ben: Williams town, Missouri
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Kell renews his subscription to the Freeman's Journal for 1876. What they greatly need is a clear exposition of the doctrine of the Church in regards the school question, both public and private. Trying days are ahead and such articles will be needed to stem the current of persecution and to encourage lukewarm Catholics.

I-2-a - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {1}

1875 Nov. 18
Smith, Franklin: Canton, Mississippi
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, N(ew) York

Smith renews his subscription to the Freeman's Journal and praises McMaster's work. He said he met a young priest while travelling who accused the paper of too much "wielding of the tomahawk" but Smith says he admires McMaster for it anyway. Smith says that his state has just passed through a terrible ordeal victoriously and refers to a victory in the recent state elections. The value of such an election can only be appreciated by one who has lived in the "stifling sty of degradation and tyranny" which has characterized Madison County for so many years. He encloses a money order for $3 for his subscription and asks McMaster if he will please return him a manuscript he once sent to him. This manuscript was entitled, A Letter to Carroll Spence on Reputation. Smith explains he needs the paper because he put much work on it and can use it in an old argument continually recurring.

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1875 Nov. 20
Bellamy, Sarah M.: Saratoga Co(unty), New York
 to Orestes A. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Mrs. Bellamy, a niece, received Brownson's letter. She is happily married to a farmer. There are two boys and one girl. The home in which they live is being purchased by them. The house is in good condition but the barn needs support. The "things" belonging to Aunt Thornia Brownson Dean were given to Mrs. Bellamy by Brownson. She would like for Brownson to come and live with them.

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1875 Nov. 20
Williams, John J., Archbishop of Boston: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, O(hio)

The Boston Cathedral is to be dedicated on December 8. He has only invited those prelates of the old New York Province on whom he has a certain claim. If the journey would not be too much, Purcell's presence, as Dean of the Episcopate, would give them great satisfaction. If he can come, he is asked to bring his brother (Father Edward Purcell). But whether he can come or not, Williams is sure of Purcell's good wishes.

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1875 Nov. 22
Hardy and Mahony Publishers: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to (Orestes) A. Brownson: Detroit, Michigan

Brownson's letter was received; the late answer was due to Mr. Hardy's absence. Since it is the intention to send out circulars to all the clergy and prelates of the country and of England, Brownson's list would be of little value except for the lay subscribers. If Brownson will send an order on F(rederick) Pustet and Company he will receive $.75 for each lay subscriber to the new Review or $25 for the list as it stands. The lay subscribers formed a small proportion of the list. If terms are satisfactory Brownson is to notify them. The name of the new Review is "American Catholic and Quarterly Review". Encouragement is coming in from all sides.

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1875 Nov. 22
Metcalf, Father Theodore A., Chancellor: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to John O'Kane Murray: (New York City, New York)

Archbishop (John J. Williams) has no personal items to give Murray but the diocesan information which will be found in Sadlier's Catholic Directory.

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1875 Nov. 24
Roberts, Wm. B.: Salt Creek, V(irgini)a
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Dr. Roberts informs McMaster of the death of his old friend Father Cornelius M. Sheehan, professor of languages and theology in Pio Nona College near Macon, G(eorgi)a. He died Nov. 18, 1875 in Amherst Co(unty), V(irgini)a. He was visiting relatives in Virginia to build up his health. He remained intelligent, cheerful, and conversational almost to the last moment and died peacefully. Holy Communion was given him frequently during his illness by a priest from Lynchburg, (Virginia) in which city he was buried. Father Donahue gave the sermon. Through the courtesy of Father Ja(me)s McGuirk, pastor of St. Francis Xavier's, he was intended in a grave in the clergymen's lot of the new Catholic cemetery.

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1875 Nov. 24
Loughran, J.: Washington, D(istrict) of C(olumbia)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Loughran tells McMaster he will not present the enclosed letter (not given) because of McMaster's strictures upon Senator Kernan. He says he has not received the letter to Mr. McElhane as yet, and asks for a letter to Mr. Wood. So far he has escaped having to make a contribution but that "Zack" is going to make another raid which he will not escape.

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1875 Nov. 26
Raus, Theo(dore): Iowa
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Raus is enclosing a copy of an article published by him. The reason for this action is the fact that McMaster requested him to send him anything he published.

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1875 Nov. 29
(Corrigan), BishopMichael (Augustine): South Orange, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (Richard H. Clarke): (New York, New York)

Corrigan acknowledges the receipt of the pamphlet, "Mr. Gladstone and Maryland Toleration." He had read part of the article before, but now knowing the author, he receives added pleasure and interest.

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1875 Nov. 29
Dunne, Edmund: Tuscon, A(rkansas) T(erritory)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)

When Dunne forwarded his lecture on the school question, he did so with a trembling anxiety. Dunne holds Brownson up as one of the leaders in this field. Dunne's knowledge of the American political system and of the authority of the Church has come from a study of Brownson's work. No where could Dunne find a mind which strikes at eternal truth as does Brownson. When Dunne digests one of Brownsons arguments he feels he can stand up against anyone but his difficulty is obtaining a clear conception of the arguments advanced by Brownson. Dunne was pushed out to the west coast and has struggled with the people because he was of Irish blood and a Catholic. Dunne has had to fight every inch of the way. He nearly got to be a district court judge but now he is chief justice which is over all the others. He recalls that he was stoned, called petty names, and was glad to follow his father to California. Dunne has come up against all adverse pressure and has succeeded. His great ambition was to be a reasoner. He experienced difficulty with logic and was not at ease until Brownson declared that logic did not help him any. Because of his lecture the people on the coast are howling for his removal. Now Dunne is preparing another lecture, in contemplation of his removal, which he thinks will take place as soon as Congress meets. If they remove him, then he will have to break new ground. If Dunne goes east, he will practice law or convert with some Catholic paper. He would rather work on a paper because the fight is getting hot. Chicago would be best for him. Dunne would like for him to pardon the intrusion and rough manner in his made of expression. He prays for Brownson's health.

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1875 Nov. 29
Howe, Frances R.: Chesterton, (Indiana)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She has been unable to answer his letter of November 15 because (she and her sister) have been making the Jubilee, and have been so fatigued by the long walks to the parish church that they have not had sufficient time to write. At first she delayed answering Hudson until her sister had completed the index of subjects that he said he would be glad to receive. But the final cause of her delay was a serious fall she suffered which invalided her for two days. In a few days Hudson will receive a portion of the manuscript relating to Louise Lateau. She is happy to serve a journal like the Ave Maria. As to the the other good works, she will be happy to replace the chalice in their parish Church, giving something befitting the great Mystery. By doing so she may also disarm the anger of the congregation which is incensed at the fact of someone's being rich enough to go to Europe, and yet not contribute towards the erection of the new Church.

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1875 Nov. 30
Finotti, Father J(oseph) M.: Arlington, Mass(achusetts)
 to Richard H(enry) Clarke: (New York, New York)

Finotti thanks Clarke for the very interesting pamphlet on Gladstone. What a strange situation the Church is in because (of) the persecution our Holy Mother is suffering. Moreover, where in the stage of persecution for the last 19 centuries could it be said as now, the powers of hell have been so let loose. The United States has deceived itself in the boast of the Church flourishing in the brick and stone of our churches an institutions. Meanwhile they pay the devil a percentage of half the Catholic souls. The attentive student of the "position" of the American Church sickens at heart when he hears the poor Holy Father getting motives of comfort from the Church in the U(nited) S(tates)! While they spent millions in Grand Cathedrals and Episcopal Palaces thousands of young people are left in the cold world without instructions. What is done to provide Seminarians as they ought to be? Finotti is sick almost to despair on the subject.

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1875 Nov. 30
Jones, Charles C., Jr.: Brooklyn, (New York)
 to Rich(ard) H. Clarke: New York, (New York)

Jones thanks Clarke for his recent tract just received.

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1875 Nov. 31 (sic)
Canedo, Margarite: Goshen, Ind(iana)
 to (Father Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She asks that the Ave Maria be sent to her (at Goshen) instead of St. Mary's. She is ashamed to trouble Hudson again, but circumstances have forced her to leave St. Mary's, and she must stay (in Goshen) all winter. If Hudson would like any articles for the Children's Department similar to those she formerly contributed, she will be glad to write them on the same terms as before.

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