University of Notre Dame


1876 Feb. 2
Joseph, Sister: Nacogdoches, Texas
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sent her subscription to Father (Joseph C.) Carrier. They have no priest there. The people are all very kind. She inquires about some of the priests at Notre Dame. She wonders if some of the sisters would be courageous enough to come out to the missions. There is much work to do. She is glad that she did not remain shut up in a corner as Mother Angela wished five years ago.

XI-1-a - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {2}

1876 Feb. 3
(Elder), William Henry, Bishop of Natchez, Mississ(ippi):
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perchȳ of: New Orleans)

(Elder) has made inquiries about the diocese of Natchitoches, and submits the following candidates for Bishop: Father J(ean) B(aptiste) Avenard; Father Francis Xavier Leray; Father Adolphe Duprȳ. Among the priests of Perchȳ's diocese Father Antoine Durier has been mentioned. Leray's health is in a doubtful state. He has sent the list to the others of the Province to have them forward their opinion. (P.S.) He took the liberty of sending the list to the others due to Perchȳ's absence. If Perchȳ wishes to submit other names, he will still be able to do so.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {6}

1876 Feb. 3
Henni, Archbishop John M(artin): Milwaukee, (Wisconsin)
 to John O'Kane Murray: (Brooklyn, New York)

There are a goodly number of conversions every year principally among the Bavarians and Germans. Some of the churches, principally in the Milwaukee area, confirm from ten to twenty converts every year. There must be about five (converts) to every hundred confirmed throughout the diocese.

I-1-d - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1876 Feb. 3
Mitchell, N. S.: Davenport, Iowa
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

The four Catholic parishes of his city have decided in a meeting concerning to school question, to establish a Catholic Union similar to those of N(ew) Y(ork), and N(ew) Jersey. He asks McMaster to obtain for him, if possible, a copy of the Constitution, and by-laws of the New York organization, not knowing exactly who to write to to obtain them.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1876 Feb. 5,
Bakewell, J. C. A.: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Bakewell tells McMaster that his articles on the old nephew have given him much pleasure and that any misrepresentations he himself has been subject to are outweighed by McMaster's kindness. He has made this iminent jurist blush. It is evident that Dr. Inmer (?) has "told a story". Bakewell wrote him after reading the article and, somewhat nettled, he asked him if he was referring to him, but he has not been answered. The Bishop took all the brains and there was none left for Dr. Inmer (?) so he made the story up. He was treated unjustly by the Catholic World about that thing a few years ago in an article evidently by Dr. (Orertes A.) Brownson. They did not publish his elaborate reply and gave it but short and ungrateful notice. He has a dreadful account to give before long and he has no fear about the Shepherd (of the Valley). His intention, as a Catholic editor, was good and even if they put the responsibility on him and lie about it, God will always know the truth. He is counting on McMaster's kindness. He is sending McMaster a "Missouri Republican" which has his first published opinion, a dissenting one, and were it not for McMaster's kind interest in him it would be foolish to send it. That paper is unfriendly to him, but much to his surprise, did not abuse him yet. Since there is much feeling here about the Lottery, he thought the Republican would be a good paper to send. He is very busy and did not reply at once to McMaster's most kind article defending him for fear he would "gush". It was an evil moment on Father (D. S.) Phelan when he cast a slur on Father (Joseph) Henning. At the time he thought it was safe but probably regrets it now. Father Phelan at present is not an edifying priest, is half-educated and conceited to a degree, but he has much natural ability and there is something good in his character. Some day Bakewell looks for him to join a severe order and do great penance. He believes he was educated at a public school. He just got that statement out of the M(iss)o(uri) Republican from an editorial on public schools and so this important admission may have some weight on the public school question.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12 mo - {6}

1876 Feb. 5
Warde, M. M.: Bedford, P(ennsylvani)a
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

When Warde first proposed to Father (Neal H.) Gillespie, (C.S.C.) that he write for the Ave Maria, it was in accordance with a promise made the Blessed Virgin. She had no thought of being paid, but she was in a position where she needed paid, and accepted it. It is a year now since any of her works appeared in the Ave Maria, although he has sent poems at various times. If these have been declined on account of money, he asks that in the future he be given no compensation, but that he be allowed to serve Mary in this way. She hopes her letter will not be considered an intrusion.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1876 Feb. 6
Chassȳ, Father L(ouis) A(ndrew):
St. Mary's Asylum New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perchȳ of New Orleans:

For more than a month a general rumor had circulated of Perchȳ's impending return but, unfortunately, they were deceived. His prolonged absence has proved the worth of his wise and paternal administration better than volumes of print. The matters of Father (T.F.) Guillet, Father (Adolphe F.) Chapuis, Father (Francis) Rouge, Father (Hyacinthe) Le Cozic, Father (T.A.) Vaudray and Father (P.) Laporte bear witness to the old proverb: It is better to address oneself to the good Lord than to his saints. Chassȳ has been hoping to receive a letter from Perche after what Father (Joseph) Subileau and Father (Joseph) Anstaett had told him. At the asylum things are as usual, limping along in regard to material matters but well enough in regard to spiritual matters. At the Academy Mother Passion seems to be, as in the past, a sort of stumbling block with her mean and jealous, petty spirit. At times, Chassȳ feels that he should become a religious. The Propagateur (Catholique) is managing so-so. He is told that there is great difficulty in collecting for advertisements and subscriptions, and, as he sees it, this is due in great part to the unpopularity of (Am.) Lutton. Perhaps Lutton's return announced long ago, will settle matters, but Chassȳ does not know if Perchȳ will go again to Rome before returning to Louisiana, but, if he does so, he asks him to secure Pop pius IX's blessing for him.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 5pp. - 12mo. - {13}

1876 Feb. 6
Lavigne, F.: Rome, (Italy)
 to Bishop ( ):

Lavigne hastens to send him the names of the two ladies from Marseilles. The oldest is Mrs. Icard, the other is Mrs. Jacques. The latter is very rich. He can probably procure their addresses from Father Blanc, pastor of St. Philippe. Mr. Gueysand, pontifical consul at Marseilles, he believes, knows Jacques very well. She asks ( ) to offer to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perchȳ?) their respects. They often speak of the happy times they had with ( ). Mrs. Hill and Miss CarrȲre are thankful for his remembrance. She will try to forward his remembrances to Mr. de Bec de Lievre and to Pierre Turgis.

 Added note: 

(1876 Feb.)
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perchȳ): (France)

( ) is leaving for Rennes and is sending Lavigne's letter. If (Perchȳ) has anything pressing he should send it to the seminary or, after Friday, to the address he gave him.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {9}

1876 Feb. 7
MacCarthy, John: New York (City), (New York)
 to (Sarah Brownson) Tenney: Elizabeth, New Jersey

MacCarthy had planned his work so that the morning would be free, but his plans were substantially changed. A translation of some important business had to be done at once. He could not leave Father (Isaac T.) Hecker. Then it was too late to come to Elizabeth. The loss was MacCarthy's, but he was none the less bound to send the excuse for his non-appearance. Another chance to see Miss Ruth (Tenney) must be extended to MacCarthy. The week will be taken up with the March number of the Catholic World, which MacCarthy hopes Sarah will find smarter than its predecessor's for many a day.

I-4-g - A.L.S.(Photostat, Odiorne collection) - 2pp. - 8vo. - {2}

1876 Feb. 8
Roquerbe, EugȲne: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Father J(oseph) Anstaett: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Roquerbe asks him to remind Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perchȳ) of the letter's agreement to cede his property at Portersville to him. He would like to have some kind of title to the land. (Perchȳ) could either make the original title over to him and retain a mortgage, or give him a provisional title subject to full payment within a time agreed upon. (P.S.) Ch(arles) Pillichody, French consul, would serve as reference if (Perchȳ) desires one.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {4}

1876 Feb. 9
Tenney, Jessie R. B.: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Jessie was sorry to hear Brownson was ill. Sarah (Tenney) gave Ruthy (Tenney) a lunch party on her birthday. The table was crowded. All those who know Brownson wished he was there. Jessie entertained the younger children upstairs while the older ones remained downstairs. Dr. Seton sent a telegram stating he fell on the ice and hurt his hand badly. Dr. Smith occupied Dr. Seton's place at the table. Ruthy slept during lunch and afterwards received many presents. The day went off as planned. Jessie and Sarah prepared the food. Mrs. Bridgett Murphy came to Sarah a month previous asking her for something to eat because no one would give her credit. Sarah helped a few days and gave her a note to the Sisters of St. Patrick's who told her to go to Father Gessner. Jessie saw Father Gessner instead. Father Gessner has taken her under his protection. Times are hard and there is a great deal of suffering.

I-4-f - A.LS. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {2}

1876 Feb. 10
Fitzgerald, Edward, Bishop of: Little Rock, Ark(ansas)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perchȳ: (Paris, France)

Fitzgerald proposes the following names for the vacant see of Natchitoches, concurring with Bishop W(illiam) H(enry) Elder: Father J(ohn) B. Avenard, Father Fr(ancis) X(avier) Leray, and Father Adolph(e) Duprȳ.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {6}

1876 Feb. 14
Roquerbe, EugȲne: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Father J(oseph) Anstaett: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Roquerbe thanks him for his prompt reply and sends the information requested. Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perchȳ agreed to cede him the land for $600, the price Perche himself paid to the former owner, (Louis) Bissey. At this price the land is expensive, and, in compensation, Perchȳ had promised to give him some time to pay for it. He wants formal title to the land so that he can begin building on it. He is happy about what Anstaett told him and he awaits the reply of the vicar-general (Father Gilbert Raymond).

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 4to. - {4}

1876 Feb. 16
Rohan, E. D.: Napth, V(irgini)a
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Rohan sends in a poem (not enclosed) which he found in the Daily Selma Times of Selma, Ma(ine) and asks for its publication by McMaster. If it is published he requests an extra copy of the paper.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16to. - {1}

1876 Feb. 17
Roquerbe, EugȲne: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Father Joseph Anstaett: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Roquerbe confirms his letter of the 14th, fearing that Anstaett may not have received it. Since this matter drags, through no fault of his own, he cannot undertake anything. Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perchȳ had told him to consider the land his own, but he has not ventured to do anything, not having official title.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {2}

1876 Feb. 18
Alemany, Joseph S(adoc), Archbishop of: San Francisco, California
 to Archbishop N(apoleon Joseph) Perchȳ: N(ew) Orleans, (Louisiana)

Last August Alemany notified Perche that he had sent to the Holy See three names worthy of the office of coadjutor (for the Archdiocese of San Francisco), namely, Father William Fortune, President of All Hallows College, Dublin, Bishop Thomas Foley of Chicago, and Father John Prendergast. The Cardinal Prefect has directed him to send a third name, Prendergast having been disposed of. The Bishops of the Province met him on the 16th and concurred in recommending Bishop William H(enry) Elder of Natchez. He asks Perchȳ to send his views to the Cardinal-Prefect.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {6}

1876 Feb. 18
Alemany, J(oseph) S., Archbishop of San F.: San Francisco, (California)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, O(hio)

The Cardinal Prefect of Propaganda wrote that another name should be added to the list submitted from which a Coadjutor is to be appointed, since Father J(ohn) Prendergast is disposed of. The Bishops of the Province unanimously agree to the proposing of Bishop William H. Elder, of Natchez. He asks that Purcell send this on to the Cardinal. He hopes Purcell may continue to enjoy good health for many years and be able to dispense with a Coadjutor.

II-5-f - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {3}

1876 Feb. 18
Roquerbe, EugȲne: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Father Joseph Anstaett: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Roquerbe encloses a check for $300 for half of the purchase price of the land at Bayou le Batre. Anstaett holds him responsible for taxes on the land since the verbal agreement. He is obliged to accept, but Anstaett knows that this is not very just since he was not able to undertake any work on it. He asks for the title as soon as possible, either through the French consul, Ch(arles) Pillichody, or by express. The remaining $300 will be paid within a year at 8% interest. The whole district where the land is situated is Protestant and he will be, in effect, the only Catholic situated in that part of Portersville.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {4}

1876 Feb. 18
Roquerbe, EugȲne: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Father Joseph Anstaett: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Roquerbe today sent Anstaett a check for $300 which is half the value of the land that Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perchȳ) ceded to him. Such are the terms of Father (Gilbert) Raymond. He asks for confirmation on receipt of the check, and for the title as soon as possible as he is truly in a very difficult position in regard to this piece of land.

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

1876 Feb. 19
(Elder), William Henry, Bishop of Natchez: Chatawa, Mississ(ippi)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perchȳ:

Some days ago (Elder) wrote Perche proposing three names for Natchitoches. Since then he has received more satisfactory information in favor of Father Ludovic (Enaut) Enault. Even in the quarters from which he got the previous name Enault was mentioned as having every other qualification except age. He is told now that he has been a priest eight years or more and enjoyed the esteem of Bishop (Auguste Marie) Martin. Some of the bishops wish to have a bishop whose native tongue is English. (Elder) prefers a Frenchman or creole. No doubt Perchȳ has received Bishop Claude Marie Dubuis' list of names for a coadjutor. Father (Louis) Chaland, whom he gives as most worthy, speaks English very imperfectly, while Father Thomas Hennessy would be very capable. Or if Dubuis prefers one of French birth, Father J.(L.) Bussant of Waco is well qualified. At the same time Bishop (Dominic Manucy) Manucci says it is impossible for him to live in his vicariate unless they make a new division; and he would be very willing to go to Galveston or Natchitoches. (Elder) does not like this proposal. He suggests a meeting be called by Perche as soon as possible after he is back. Bishop (Anthony Dominic) Pellicier is now in N(ew) Orleans and Bishop (?) is in Mobile, and (Elder) wishes to arrange the visitation of his diocese.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {10}

1876 Feb. 19
Skidmore, H. N.: San, Francisco, Cal(ifornia)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Skidmore again inflicts a rhyme on the pages of the Ave Maria. He would like to see it published during March, since that is the month of St. Joseph.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 1p - 16 mo. - {1}

1876 Feb. 21
Pothier, A.J.J.: Woonsocket, R(hode) I(sland)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Pothier would like to possess all of Brownson's works. (F.S.) Peistet informed the writer that Brownson had complete control. He is sorry Brownson had to retire because he has done a great work.

I-4-f - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1876 Feb. 21
Robot, O.S.B., Dom Isidore: Atoka, Indian Territory
 to Dom Bernard Moreau, O.S.B.: France.

The Abbot has been asking for information but the work of building a little home and other things which have engaged them since their arrival has kept them occupied. Today, he and his brother Dominic, moved into their house, built almost alone by Dominic and, he takes the recreation of writing to the Abbot. He begins by locating and bounding the Territory and telling its name, the institutions and nature of Indian reservations and the probable change from Indian territory into the State of Oklahoma at some future date. Then he discusses the government of the Indian tribes on the reservations. He details, the officers, the courts, and the assemblies of the tribes. His visit to the capital of the Choctaws and his interview with the governor, a man of 72 years. The Choctaws are not civilized. He speaks of his visit to the school conducted by the Jesuits in Kansas. He speaks also of the difference between the non-Catholic Indians and those Catholic, although after 30 years the missionaries are still trying to eliminate polygamy. Yet the Benedictines have some hope of success in so far as they are working on the type of material used by them since their foundation. He says that there are 36 tribes with a population of 72,000 souls, not counting the nomad Indians. He mentions the Osage and Pottawotamies as Catholic and mentions those which are partly Catholic but lack religious instruction. There are about 5,000 Catholics. Robot has chosen one of the villages, Atoka for his headquarters. This is among the Choctaws and near the Chickasaws. Those who have education are noticable by their manner. The dress and food is nearly that of the white man. He says that the religious condition of the Indians is bad. He points out the lack of priests, schools, churches, or other Catholic establishments. He indicates the causes of this neglect, chiefly in the lack of bishops and of neighboring clergy. In this void, the Protestants have worked. He tells of his experience when he went on the first Sunday of Advent to say Mass for the Chickasaws and met the Governor and the sheriff. Protestantism is dead, he says. The Indians want schools and teachers which Catholics can offer. But to build the school, they will have to face the Protestants who are there and are opposed to Catholics. With 50,000 francs he could do much, but he is alone without means in the midst of enemies. Yet he has opened one at Atoka, small and poor. He and his brother are well despite the fatigues and lack of nourishment. He hopes soon to visit the Commanches who are not yet civilized and who still scalp people. However, they have not returned from the chase yet. The winter has been mild and there has been a lack of rain. Unless they receive help they will have to leave the missions before the end of the year. Robot has confidence in the intercession of Father John Muard. The alms of prayer is more important than the alms of money. He has confidence in the generosity of France.

(In the James Alphonsus McMaster Papers)

I-2-b - Copy of L. - (French) - 12pp. - 8vo. - {4}

1876 Feb. 22
Brownson, Anna: N(orth) Cambridge, (Massachusetts)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

It has been long since Anna has heard from Brownson. She wrote him a letter upon the death of her father, but fear it may be lost. Her health has been poor the past winter. Mr. Hasting's was disappointed to think that Anna could not tell him more about Brownson. He made a business failure. Anna had a hard time getting a seat at the Cathedral but has now got one. She hopes to procure a seat at the Immaculate Conception church also. The property was nearly all in real estate which is now below its value. Anna would like to have a few lines from Brownson. If he is unable to write, Henry or his wife Fifine should write to her. Anna would like to be remembered to them.

I-4-f - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1876 Feb. 22
Murray, John O'Kane: Brooklyn, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Richard H. Clarke: New York, (New York)

Murray apologizes for delaying his thanks for Clarke's letters with enclosed biographies and his able pamphlet exposing the blunders of W.E. Gladstone. Every intelligent man in the Union should have a copy. Murray asks Clarke's opinion of the enclosed contents which were part of a new work he had in manuscript. Many of the biographies owe their value to Clarke's research. Murray has all the numbers of the old Baltimore Metropolitan and freely used Clarke's Deceased Prelates of the U.S. when necessary. Murray has given Clarke acknowledgement in the proper place. He asks if Clarke approves. Murray wants to know what Clarke thinks of the enclosed plan. P.S. He will send Clarke a copy as soon as the volume is published.

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

1876 Feb. 23
Murphy, Bridget: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

She thanks Brownson for the letter containing the $5. She is sorry to hear Brownson is not feeling well. Brownson's name was given to her baby and its name is Thomas Francis. She would like to know if Brownson is as well attended to as he was before he moved. Bridget would like Brownson to write more if his health will permit.

I-4-f - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1876 Feb. 23
Roquerbe, Eugene: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Father Joseph Anstaett: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Roquerbe has received Anstaett's letter acknowledging reception of his check for $300 or half the price of the property at Bayou le Batrȳ, ceded to him by Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perchȳ. He sees with regret that the property is still listed at the courthouse under the name of Louis Bissey. He has heard too much of the preceding owner to delay placing everything in order and, although he does not doubt that (Octave) de Armas will send him a perfect title, he asks Anstaett to neglect nothing. The taxes for three years amount to $8.45. Following Anstaett's conditions he will pay half. Ch(arles) Pillichody, not Roquerbe, is the Vice-Consul of France at Mobile. Anstaett could send all the papers to Roquerbe either by mail or by express.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {5}

1876 Feb. 24
(Berger) Benedict, (O.C.S.O.), Abbot B( ) M( ): Abbey of Gethsemani, K(entuck)y
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Abbot Benedict is sending Hudson a long letter from a pilgrim who assisted at the coronation of the miraculous Madonna venerated in the chapel of the Trappistine Sisters at Notre Dame des Gardes near Augers, (France). The Abbot sends the French along with the English translation made by a lady of Louisville, and he hopes that when Hudson publishes it he will also find room for a sketch of the life of the Trappistine Sisters. Such a sketch would answer the many inquiries made of the Abbot regarding the Sisters. He knows the Rule of La Trappe is thought too harsh even for men of this age, but there are nine communities of Trappistines, all numerous, and new ones are being founded. A community is desired in North America, and some American women are now preparing to go to France to make their novitiate. If Bishop (Peter J.) Lavialle (of Louisville) had lived one year longer he would have been able to make his intended journey to Rome and France, and to finish the work he began. Now the farm has been bought and the house built. It remains to be proved that American women are not inferior to the French. Hudson may arrange matters as he pleases, and may sign the Abbot's name; but if he does not wish to print anything, he should return the whole, and the Abbot will try some secular papers.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1876 Feb. 24
Carrier, C.S.C., Father Jos(eph) C. (president of St. Mary's University): Galveston, Texas
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, (Indiana)

He sends $5, the subscription of Sister Joseph to the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes. He hopes Edwards is well and happy.

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

1876 Feb. 24
Roquerbe, Eugene: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Father Joseph Anstaett: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Roquerbe received Anstaett's letter of the 23rd. Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perchȳ) had the deeds and tax receipts in his desk drawer. He may have placed them elsewhere before leaving. Anstaett could have Mr. Kerr draw up some kind of a deed. Those deeds have never been recorded. The property is still under the name of (Louis) Bissey and Roquerbe knows that man well enough to know that he could return from Europe and reclaim the property. (Octave) de Armas and Kerr can explain this to Anstaett. Roquerbe asks only for some kind of a deed which he can enter into the records. (P.S.) He has just received Anstaett's letter. He would like to advance his portion of the taxes but does not know how he can do so unless he has some kind of a paper to show.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {5}

1876 Feb. 25
Shea, John G(ilmary): Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Richard H(enry) Clarke: (New York, New York)

Shea thanks Clarke for his reply to Gladstone and for a copy of the separate edition. Shea seldom reads controversy and has not read the Gladstone tractate. He asks if Clarke had not shamefully misquoted him. Shea questions Clarke's interpretation of Gladstone's idea of the Blessed Virgin and original sin. Clarke has demolished completely the structure he raised from Neill and Allen. Shea does not think that Gladstone will come to this country for illustration for his arguments. He evidently thought no one cared or knew anything of our history. Shea asks Clarke if he knew of any positive authority attributing the name Maryland in honor of Henriette Marie. Shea does not believe so. The Latin form Terra Mariae would apply only to the Blessed Virgin. No one would think of applying it to any Henrica Marie. Lord Baltimore called his earlier colony in Newfoundland Avalon, the English spot where Joseph of Arimathea was believed to have founded his first church. Spanish maps that Baltimore may have seen called Chesapeake Bay Mary's Bay. Shea thinks the question worth study.

I-2-n - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {2}

1876 Feb. 26
Chalon, Father G(abriel): Lyons, (France)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perchȳ: (Lyons, France)

Chalon acknowledges the receipt of 1700 francs for interest on a loan of 44,000 francs which fell due on November 1, 1875.

VI-2-o - A.D.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1876 Feb. 26
Murray, John O'Kane: Brooklyn, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to W(illiam) J. Onahan: Chicago, Ill(inois)

Murray is anxious to obtain information on the famous missionary, V. Rev. Father Damian, S. J. He has talked with him, but Damian declined to furnish details about himself, rather referred Murray to several articles written by Onahan. Since Murray's work goes to press soon, an early reply is requested. P. S. Murray also would like to know the dates of the foundation of the first church in Chicago, and Milwaukee. He has also sent a note of inquiry to Rev. Father Verdin, S.J. of St. Ignatius College, Chicago.

IX-1-a - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1876 Feb. 27
Howe, Rose B. F.: (Chesterton), (Indiana)
 to (Father) D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

(She and her sister) have been waiting for some weeks to see that part of the article on Louise Lateau which they have already sent Hudson appear in the Ave Maria. Since it has not appeared they conclude that he does not want it. Her sister has been indisposed with the whooping cough and does not suit, but if she had seen the work printed, she would have felt able to supply further installments. Their health and occupations prevent writing in the wholesale manner Hudson desires; they have always done their articles in installments, and the former editor (of the Ave Maria) did not object to this method. The present work is especially suited to the installment system, since it demands careful research and checking. If Hudson objects to their writing serially, he should tell them and return their manuscript. They both regret the death of S(ister) Sebastian, of which they read in the Ave Maria.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1876 Feb. 27
Kelly, James R. Madison Barracks: Sacket's Harbor, New York
 to (Henry F.) Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Kelly has been at his new post for nearly two months and likes it pretty well, but there is no Catholic Church nearer than Watertown (New York) ten miles off. Kelly wishes to get on the retired list to be able to live in some little town where he can educate his children and hear Mass on Sunday Kelly thought Fort Warren (Massachusetts) bad enough where they had a boot every other Sunday. There seems to be plenty of lukewarm Catholics here who might hire a hall where services could be held once or twice a month. Kelly wishes he were able to keep a horse. He would like to see Henry and would like to get a detail to go on a court martial to Detroit. He has never been there. He trusts Mr. Bannings' efforts at reorganization will not disturb him since this is the fourth move Kelly has made in three years. What does Henry think of the Corps Organization for the Artillery? There will be some pushing to see who will be Chief. General Ayres is commanding here, Captain Irvine is here with his company of the 22nd Infantry, as well as Turnbull and her company, and Kelly with his of the 3rd. Henry probable doesn't know Smith or any other officer of the 3rd. Mr. Humphreys is here. Kelly hopes the next time he writes he will tell Henry of the safe arrival of another Kelly and the good health of mother and child. Has sergeant Ball anything to do yet? Kelly is inclined to think the Army suits Ball best.

III-3-a - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo - {1}

1876 Feb. 28
Corry, Peter W.: New York, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Corry does not know how Hudson will like the enclosed (poem). He should like to do something worth while, and if Hudson sends instructions he will follow them carefully. Because he is missing a leg and does not know many people he cannot solicit subscriptions, and for this reason he has turned to writing. A short time ago he had all but completed arrangements with Father (P. R.) Fitzpatrick of Indianapolis, (Indiana) to become editor of the Central Catholic, but when the time to get his ticket, Father Fitzpatrick found himself unable to do so. Corry commends Hudson's noticing Mr. Donahue's failure. Donahue must now go into trade with a wine merchant and sign papers to the amount of $150,000., and then the poor servant girls must suffer. Corry, too, is the victim of a bank failure, and the receiver, a Catholic millionaire, could not find $20. of Corry's money for him so that he could buy his son in the seminary a cassock.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {2}

(18)76 Feb. 28
(Gillespie, C.S.C.), Sister M(ary) of St. Angela: Cologne, (Germany)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Sister asks Hudson to insert the enclosed advertisement in the Ave Maria for a month. She asks him to send the Ave Maria to Dr. (Alphonsus) Bellesheim and to Kate Julia Dolan, who will get subscribers amongst her pupils. On the same sheet is the advertisement of the Pensionnat of the Religious of St. Augustine, Neuilly, Paris.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {4}

1876 Feb. 28
Roquerbe, Eugene: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Father Joseph Anstaett: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Roquerbe received Anstaett's letter of the 26th and encloses, as demanded by Octave de Armas, his note for $300, the second half of the payment for the property at Bayou le Batrȳ. He does not see any necessity for going to New Orleans and leaves to Anstaett and de Armas the matter of placing the deeds in order. He reminds Anstaett that he wants the original deed, the one on which the sale to (Louis) Bissey has been inscribed since he wishes to buy the same property that Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perchȳ) had bought from Bissey.

- A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. -


1876 Feb. 28
Roquerbe, Eugene: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Octave de Armas: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Through the kindness of Father Anstaett, he sends his promissory note for $300, for the second half of the payment of the land. He asks for the titles at the earliest convenience. He will not be able to come to New Orleans.

- A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. -

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 4to.&12mo. - {4}