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1877 Jan. 1
O'Gready, Patrick: Athens, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

O'Gready sends McMaster $3 as a subscription fee to the Freeman's Journal and $3.25 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He listed the 9 contributors of the money.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 1
Quinon, Father V.: Marseilles, (France)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father Quinon writes McMaster after a long delay. He praises McMaster's paper, calls him the American Venillot of journalism. Quinon has been continually ill since he saw McMaster in April 1875 and has tried to return to his parish in Denison (Texas) but is unable to do so. He has been to the Vichy hot springs but without result. When he tried to leave France in November (18)75, he fell seriously ill and was sent to Marseilles since it has a better climate than Lyons. Quinon grew stronger and offered Bishop Place to preach the Lenten sermons at his Cathedral and his doing so resulted in further illness. His first letter to McMaster told of the decease of Archbishop Napoleon Perche and after that he went to Italy and to Nice, Pisa, Genoa, Florence, Milano, Venezia, and Rome. In Rome he met Miss Ides and wanted to talk to the Cardinal of the Propaganda but was unable to. Miss Ides told him later that the Cardinal was anxious to learn more about the state of Texas. Father Quinon saw the Holy Father, kissed his hand, assisted at his Mass, and said Mass himself in St. Peter's and in St. Peter's prison. After going to Naples on May 8, 1876 Quinon returned to Marseilles. He says it is hard being away from his (Indian) Missions in (Texas) but 6 years of heat and hard work were too much for him. He sends $3.00 to renew his subscription to the Freeman's Journal and also $1.00 for the Indian Missions he served. He gives a short summary of his mission activities. He is ex-pastor of Denison (Texas) and said the first Mass in the Chickassaw Nation. Also he baptized the oldest baptized woman in the Indian territory, a (Mrs). O'Fisher? who was 99 years, 6 months of age in 1874. In December 1874 Fr. Quinon caught the consumption which is keeping him in France, as a result of swimming the Red River on horseback. He wishes long life to Dom Isidore (Robot C.S.B.) and asks God's blessing on his Mission work. He has been translating some of McMaster's articles into French for publication in French Catholic papers nearly every week. He asks for a copy of the Catholic Almanac and sends his new address.

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


1877 Jan. 2
Dorsey, Anna H.: Washington, (D. C.)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Mrs. Dorsey noted that she is announced as one of the writers for the Ave Maria, but sees no way that she can write any more for the magazine. She was criticized in her writtings by Father Edward Sorin and Mother Angela (Gillespie). She has a high esteem for the Ave Maria and for all it stands for. The prose she feels is first class but the poetry is rather mediocre. She thanks Hudson for the small brochure he sent her.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}


(18)77 Jan. 3
Roman Catholic Lady: Taylorsville, K(entuck)y
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

This lady sends McMaster $6.30 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions and lists 31 contributors of the money. She asks if a priest may rightly assign the Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus as a penance, without telling you in what book to say it, since the Holy Father has suppressed all other forms but that. Catholic doctrine teaches that Jesus Christ founded the Church on earth and so she asks if a priest is not ignoring the B(lessed) Trinity by saying, "when Almighty God established His Church." She also wonders if it is right for a Bishop to tell newly-confirmed children to say the Our Father and the Creed, while not mentioning the Ave. She believes she is justified in with-holding the salaries of such heretical priests who do not read the Gospel correctly.

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


1877 Jan. 4
Berresford, J. W.: St. Paul, Minn(esota)
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: N(ew) Y(ork), (New York)

Berresford sends McMaster $1 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1877 Jan. 4
Coleman, Daniel: Fort Riley, Kansas
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Coleman sends McMaster $2 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. Elizabeth Coleman and himself are both collecting dues from mission groups.

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


1877 Jan. 4
Tiluben, D. T.: Fulda, O(hio)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Tiluben sends McMaster $1 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 4
Toohey, C.S.C., Father John M.: Cincinnati, Ohio
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He would like to see that the bound volumes of the Ave Maria are sent to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell, who has not been receiving them lately. He has prepared a story from the "Aus Kirche and Welt" from which he got his story about Blessed Peter Claver. It is full of blood and thunder and he asks that some on read it first.

I-2-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 5
Graham, T. H.: Cleveland, Ohio
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Graham has been informed by Father P.T. Thorpe that McMaster intends to lecture again in the winter. If so, Graham, writing for the Catholic Central Association, asks him if he can come to Cleveland and requests him to send his terms and other details so that he can make the necessary arrangements.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 5
Huguet, A.H.: Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to John H. Pike: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Enclosed is a check on Pike Brothers and Company for $825 to be credited to the account of the Catholic Church indebtedness. Huguet desires to know the exact debt, principal and interest to date. P.S. Every effort will be made to pay the deficiency of $175 to comply with the obligation of paying $1,000 annually.

VI-3-a - Copy - 1p. - 4to. - {2}


1877 Jan. 7
Schaper, Friederick: Adrian, Michigan
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Schaper sends McMaster $1.50 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. The money has been collected in St. Joseph's German Parish Congregation. He also sends $1.25 for the Freeman's Journal.

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


1877 Jan. 8
Burns & Oates: London, England
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

They send a statement of Hudson's account with the Dublin Review, and suggest that Hudson write to the "Tablet" and "Mouth" for exchange. The work "Nora" has not as yet been translated because of the illness of translator.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 8
Parker, E. R.: Bedford Springs,
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Parker thanks Hudson for the letter and payment. He has made arrangements to write for the Young Crusader and several other magazines and would like to offer services on the same basis to the Ave Maria. Has some notes about an old legend concerning the Blessed Virgin and of a noted French authoress.

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


1877 Jan. 8
Rudge, Louisa: Youngstown, Ohio
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Rudge sends McMaster $1 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


(1877?) Jan. 9
Dorsey, Anna H.: Washington, (D.C.)
 To Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Dorsey delayed answering Hudson's letter until her sickness had subsided enough to allow her to write a few pages of the manuscript to include with the letter. She appreciates the lack of back numbers of the Ave Maria as a defense by Hudson for not wanting to continue a serial story from one year into the next but still she cannot see how, in justice to her reputation as a writer and in fairness to the faithful readers of the story, she can prematurely terminate "Tangled Paths." The fact that Hudson doesn't impute her with mercenary motives in prolonging the story is a great relief for which she is grateful. However, she says that he is mistaken in regard to another issue. According to the precedents set by court decisions, she asserts that unless an agreement has made to the contrary no magazine or newspaper has the right to publish as a book the articles of its contributors. Still she would be happy to have "Tangled Paths" included in the Notre Dame Library series if she would be allowed to share the receipt on a percentage basis. Otherwise she would like to negotiate with the Mr. Keogh whom Hudson recommended to her with the intention of selling him the copyright. A commendation of the story to Keogh by Hudson would be very valuable and greatly appreciated by Dorsey. In her opinion "Tangled Paths" could very well represent a Catholic centennial book commemorating our nation's revolutionary days. Acceptance of her book by Keogh would indeed surprise her in view of the depressing economic conditions which have enveloped the country.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 9
Morris, W(illiam) G.: Jackson, Mississippi
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He failed to get the position in the Senate; he is at home now doing nothing but working around the yard. He has been frequenting the sacraments. He asks Edwards to tell the boys to write.

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


1877 Jan. 10
Hassard, John R.G.: New York, (New York)
 to J(ohn) O'Kane Murray: (Brooklyn, Long Island)

Returning from six months in Europe, Hassard thanks Murray for a copy of his "History" which he hopes will have a large sale.

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


1877 Jan. 10
Nolan, Agnes J. M.: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She has not received payment on pieces sent in quite a few months ago. In these were included "Peter's Church", by Father Sheehy of Waterfore and the story of "Jane Shannon" for the Children's Department. P.S. She sent only the pieces that were never published so far as she knows.

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


1877 Jan. 11
De la Croix, Father C(yril): Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

De la Croix would have replied upon the receipt of Perché's letter but he was very sick. The Christmas collection, despite his efforts, amounts to only $46. As for Patrick Shea, the whole difficulty is that he wants $100 more than he loaned De la Croix. As for the Pike matter, (John H.) Pike forgot to tell the truth. De la Croix and the secretary of the association for the church debt have replied to all his letters. The same day Pike wrote to Perché, $825 was sent to him along with a promise to pay as soon as possible the other $175 of the annual $1,000 payment. The debt was $8279.85. Today it is $6609.85. In view of the poverty of the times and the bad will of the great majority of the parishioners as to the payment of this debt everyone is surprised that so much has been done. As to the claims made in France, De la Croix is in contact with those persons.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 8vo. - {4}


1877 Jan. 11
Parker, Eliza R.: Bedford Springs,
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She did not receive the money for her Christmas story. She would like to have Father Hudson's advice on selecting her poems and poets for a book. She has reference to such men as Father Abram Ryan, J. B(oyle) O'Reilly, T. Redmond, William Dr. Blake (Morie) and others. Recently there has appeared brief sketches of the Catholic writers in the Ave Maria. She knows (Eliza Allen) Starr and would like to know how well her writings have been received before she puts her in her collection of writers.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 12
O'Connor, Mrs. Francis: Albany, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

O'Connor sends McMaster 2.70 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12 mo - {1}


1877 Jan. 14
Arnold, E. C.: Taunton, (Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Arnold has made the acquaintance of a young lady convert who is one of the best writers of Catholic fiction. Her name is Miss S.L. Emery, but she lives among people opposed to her faith. Her fiction has a high moral purpose. A few of her articles appeared in the Catholic World. Despite the number of professional writers in the big cities of New York and Philadelphia she held rank over the many writers of those cities. Arnold suggests that Hudson look over some of her articles which he thinks are well adapted to Hudson's purposes.

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


1877 Jan. 14
Corby, C.S.C., Father W(illiam): Watertown, Wisconsin
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He regrets not to be able to do something. He got a $200 collection Christmas which was enough for his personal debts. He was under the impression that the Archbishop (Most Rev. John M. Henni) would sign a mortgage that would clear up debts and salary, but he would not sign it. Times are hard here. Corby is getting no salary, but he hopes to get the debt under control in six months and will then demand from the congregation all that it owes him.

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


1877 Jan. 15
De Lattre, C. de J.: (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

De Lattre has thought a great deal about (Perché) since their separation at the salon of his friends, the (Camille Moreau?) Maureau family. She envies the lot of that poor Dominican, (Father M. Dominique, O.P.?) to participate in (Perché's) exile and dangers. She thanks him for the remembrance which he sent by way of Mr. Maureau(?) Poor Eleanore does not seem to fear death which she believes is not far off.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 8vo. - {3}


1877 Jan. 15
Kunkler, (C.PP.S.) Father Andrew: Minster, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell) (of: Cincinnati, Ohio)

He wishes Purcell a Happy New Year and hopes to see him during the next summer. He asks Purcell to help the people of St. Sebastian's, who have been good and pious since the first and who have done their duty in every way. Their church is locked on account of the difficulties of building a new church. He always thought the old site was the only one to build the new church on. The pastor of St. Sebastian's wants to keep the old site, but the Provincial has been in favor of moving it.

II-5-f - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 15
McCloskey, Father John:
Mt. St. Mary's College (Emmitsburg, Maryland)
 to John O'Kane Murray: Brooklyn, Long Island)

McCloskey's daily routine of duties in college takes up all his time and prevents him from carrying out a long-cherished desire to have the history of the "Mountain" written out. Father (John) McCaffrey, who goes back to the time of Bishop (John) Dubois and Bishop (Simon William Gabriel) Brute, and was the distinguished President of St. Mary's College for several years could do the job. McCaffrey's health has been feeble for several years and circumstances obliged McCloskey to assume the duties of President. McCloskey is under obligations to his personal friend (Bishop John Loughlin) for the valuable assistance rendered by Father William J. Hill, Principal of the junior department of St. Mary's, and many other subjects of the Brooklyn diocese who have labored earnestly for the "Mountain". He is also grateful to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell who allowed Father Michael Hayes to remain at the "Mountain." In the summer of 1830 Purcell, then President of St. Mary's College, on his way to Montreal, preached at St. James Church, now the cathedral, and then the only church in Brooklyn. Father (P.A.) Walsh and the President dined at McCloskey's father's house and McCloskey was asked if he would not like to go to Emmitsburg. He had heard of Emmitsburg through Father William Quarter, who taught him catechism at old St. Peter's Church, New York. He said he would be willing to try Emmitsburg for a year, and when the President returned from Canada, McCloskey joined the little band of recruits for the "Mountain" and has been there ever since. He has had but one vacation. Had he been informed he would have gone to the funeral of Mrs. Cox who died before Christmas. He sends a report of the "Mountain" for Murray's 5th edition: Number of graduates about 300; Volumes in the library about 12,000; Present number of students in college about 152; Present number of students in the seminary about 41.

I-1-d - A.L.S. - 5pp. - 12mo. - {11}


1877 Jan. 15
Purcell, Archbishop J(ohn) Baptist: Cin(cinnati, Ohio)
 to (John O'Kane Murray: Brooklyn, Long Island)

He has received Murray's of January 14th. He is nothing, truth is everything. In this next letter he wishes to call attention to the insults to Our Lord in (Thomas) Vickers' sermon. In his little book he wants to direct Catholic conduct. Someone said Murray's book consisted of patches from newspapers but Purcell did not say that. He does not ask for an enlarged biography but would like the passages misrepresented by Vickers to be rehabilitated.

I-1-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {2}


1877 Jan. 19
Adam, J.: Santa Cruz, (California)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He encloses a translation of the shrines of Spain. Cannot devote more time to writing the articles because of the other mounting jobs to be done. He asked the superior for the Brothers of Holy Cross and they were promised for future time but he fears at too distant a future. He asks Hudson's prayers. He suggests that Hudson has confused two Patrick Leonards in his letters.

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


1877 Jan. 19
Markoe, William: St. Paul, (Minnesota)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Markoe sends McMaster $6.15 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He lists the 17 contributors of the money.

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


1877 Jan. 19
Rosecrans, Sylvester H., Bishop of: Columbus, O(hio)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell) of: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Testimonial letter giving permission to Father (J.A.) Murray to live with his brother, John B. Murray, of Chillicothe or to transfer to the diocese of Cincinnati. He is free of all censure.

II-5-f - A.D.S. and Sealed - (Latin) - 1p. - 12mo. - {2}


1877 Jan. 20
Jaeckel, (Father) Nich(olas), C.S.S.R.: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Refering to an article in the Journal of Jan. 13, concerning wax candles, Jaeckel believes there should be no trouble getting candles in a country where so much wax is produced. The trouble lies in bleaching the wax and not in making the candles. The bleaching process is very simple. Many farmers sell their yellow bees-wax for very little when they could bleach it at home and make a large profit selling bleached wax. He sends along the bleaching process which he has found successful and asks McMaster to publish it if he thinks it will help. (The process is not enclosed).

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


1877 Jan. 20
McManus, Father James C,: Elmira, N(ew) York
 to J(ames) A(sphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

McManus sends McMaster $5.00 for the Freeman's Journal. He admires the outspoken and manly qualities of the paper and will secure as many subscribers for it as possible.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {I}


1877 Jan. 21
Elder, Susan B.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre, Dame, Indiana)

She has been informed by her brother, Bishop William H. Elder of Natchez, that Hudson has agreed to accept some of her articles for the Ave Maria. She is sending a short manuscript for his consideration. She writes only for the Morning Star. She in turn would like to write regularly for the Ave Maria due to the pressing times and the lack of funds. At present she is writing regularly in the Morning Star.

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


1877 Jan. 22
Antonia, Mother: St. Leonard's House
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mother Antonia, writing from the convent of the Sacred Heart, sends McMaster $8 as a contribution to the Indian Missions.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


(1877?) Jan. 22
Dorsey, A.(nna) H.: Washington, (D.C.)
 To Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Dorsey sent another package of copy on "Tangled Paths" which she hopes will be completed in two more chapters. Piracy of this story has been stopped since she copyrighted it in her own name. If the Catholic publication society cannot publish "Tangled Paths" in book form she would be very happy to sell the copyright to the Sadliers but she is not very interested in making an agreement giving her a percentage of the profits based on the number of sales, having tried that before and receiving nothing in return. Hudson's information concerning "The Flemmings" is correct but she would like to supplement it, thus showing conclusively how thorny her literary career has been. While "The Flemmings" was still being published in the Ave Maria she notified her business agent at Notre Dame and all others concerned of her intention to bring it out as a book for her own benefit upon its completion in the Ave Maria. At that time no objections were raised. But only when she began to negotiate with a business firm for its publication did she discover that Father (Edward) Sorin had given full permission to Patrick O'Shea, a Catholic publisher in New York, to bring it out. Two lawyers were fully prepared to defend her rights in court and she would have pressed her claims too if only O'Shea was involved since he had defrauded her once before, but the conviction that the responsibility for the whole matter would revert to the Holy Cross Congregation made her hesitant. Then she dropped the case entirely. Still another injustice has been perpetrated against her by Notre Dame. Several years ago Notre Dame sponsored a contest awarding a prize of $300 to the author of the best poem on the Blessed Virgin, the entries to be judged while the author still remained anonymous by a committee of learned and scholarly men. Even after her poem on the Annunciation had been publicly proclaimed as the winner it was decided to divide the prize between her and George Miles who had submitted a work which, in her opinion, had no special merit whatever. Despite these and many other injustices wraught against her she has courageously carried on, working with efficiency and determination for wages not even commensurate with a street cleaner's due. She regrets that she has not been able to forgive the publishers who have swindled her. But she has accepted the unalterable fact that she is helpless in demanding restitution from them. Their crimes will be left to God for punishment. P.S. Payment for January's work is asked in order to permit her to pay several bills due on February first.

x-2-d - A.L.S. - 9 pp. - 18 mo. - {2}


(18)77 Jan. 22
Hellhake, Father H. A.: Columbia City, Ind(iana)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father Hellhake sends McMaster 70 as mission dues to aid the St. Michael's Society for the Indian Missions.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 22
Nolan, Agnes J.: St. Louis, (Mo.)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Nolan expresses surprise at having the article on St. Peter's Church, for which Hudson had thanked her, returned without explanation. She offers it to him again without charge. She sends him a story, "Simple Faith", copied from a scrap book.

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


1877 Jan. 22
Paul, Daniel: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends a short article on St. Francis de Sales and he believes he answered all of Hudson's questions. He is elated over the fact that a lady correspondent admired his sketch "Caravita". That it made her sanguinary as pleasing to him as American Catholics should feel sanguinary about the treatment of the Pope.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 22
Spalding, Annie: Morganfield, (Kentucky)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sends a poem and a story for the Ave Maria.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 22
McCloskey, William, Bishop of Lusvle.: Louisville, K(entuck)y
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell of: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He is glad to hear that Purcell will be present at Mother Columba's Jubilee, upon the invitation of Father (M.M.) Coghlan. Purcell has probably seen in the papers an account of the failure of the Slavins here. Some of the priests got their fingers burnt, chiefly the Franciscans. McCloskey drew out more than seven years ago and escaped without a scratch. There is a rumor that Father (Silas M.) Chatard is coming to this country soon. As Purcell has been acquainted with Mother Columba so long, it will be expected that he make an address on the occasion. He sends regards to (Father Edward Purcell).

II-5-f - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {3}


1877 Jan. 23
H(arnett), G. M. and Harnett, D. D.: Buffalo, (New York)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Harnett sends McMaster $1.00 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12 mo - {1}


1877 Jan. 23
Nolan, Agnes, J.M.: St. Louis, Missouri
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks Hudson for his letter and the $2. Hudson is reserving the "Procession" for the Feast of the Corpus Christi. Part she copied from a book many years ago. The article "Jane Shannon" she wrote expressly for the Ave Maria, and Father (Neal) Gillespie after reading was delighted with its contents except for a few corrections which he wanted to make. (Date at end of letter) Jan. 24

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 23
Roberts, R. V.: Washington, D. C.
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The closing of the article "Child Martyrs of Japan" is enclosed in this letter. There remains the publication of "Fratribus Similantis", which seems to have escaped Hudson's memory. He will write no more since no more has been asked for. He thanks Hudson for the Scholastic almanac.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 24
Bobb, A. P.: Wooster, O(hio)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Bobb sends McMaster $1.20 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. This sum has been collected by Mrs. Margaret McGowan and Miss Julia Fitzpatrick. The names of the 20 contributors are listed. Bobb promises to write McMaster soon in reference to securing subscriptions for the Freeman's Journal.

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


1877 Jan. 24
(Brownson, Jr., Orestes A.): Dubuque, Iowa
 to (Henry F. Brownson): ( Detroit, Michigan)

Orestes thanks Henry for sending the Detroit Press and supposes it was sent on account of the chess column as Orestes notified Henry that he was to continue his chess journal. The editor of the column, T. P. Bull of 240 Howard St., is a good soul whom Orestes has known for some 12 years. The next Journal Chess will be out in a few days and Orestes hopes Henry will look over the copy. Orestes has had plenty of trouble with the purchasers of the Chess Journal, but he has avoided law suits because they are too expensive for his large family. The lead mine promises will but the boys are so anxious to go to school that they work only on Saturdays. One of the girls, Sarah (Brownson), is very apt in learning. Orestes wants to know about Henry's family and should be delighted to make their acquaintance or even hear of them. One of Orestes' school girls formerly lived in Detroit near Henry and she often spoke about Brownson.

III-3-a - incomplete - 2pp. - 12mo. - {2}


(18)77 Jan. 24
Le Baron, Tho(ma)s M.: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Le Baron sends McMaster 75 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He has already mailed the names of 15 contributors of the money, and lists two more.

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


1877 Jan. 24
Kernan, B. M. J.: New York, New York
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Kernan sends some blank verse on the feast of the Purification but hopes that Hudson will correct it. He thanks him for publishing the piece on St. Elizabeth. It gave pleasure to Sister Paschasia who urges him on to further things.

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


(18)77 Jan. 24
LeBaron, Tho(ma)s M.: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Le Baron sends McMaster $5.25 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. 15 contributors have raised the money.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 24
Verlet, Rev. J. A.: Massillon, Ohio
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Hudson for his answer and requests a High Mass (Requiem) be sung in the church at Notre Dame de Lourdes for the repose of the soul of John Wittmann. The widow would like to know the day so she can have one on the same day in her church.

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


1877 Jan. 25

Capel. I.J., Catholic University College Kensington, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Hudson for the Ave Maria and the notice of his works, also for the donation to the Indian Mission of Pondichery. Would like to accept the invitation to Notre Dame extended by the Superior General. Funds at the present are much needed at University College, so he may come as a beggar.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 25
Corcoran, Annie M.: Manchester, N(ew) H(ampshire)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Annie Corcoran sends McMaster $3.66 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. She lists the 15 contributors of the money.

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


1877 Jan. 26
Starr, E. S.: St. Mary's (Notre Dame, Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She has not waited for Hudson's reply, the inspiration is upon her. She thanks him for all the favors. The welcome is so well printed that she asks for a few added pages to send out to Dr. (Reuben) Parsons.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 27
Elsensohn, J. F.: Doud's Station, Iowa
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Elsensohn sends McMaster $3.50 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He lists 10 contributors of the money, among the few Catholics in his section.

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


1877 Jan 27
Wolf O.S.B., Abbot Innocent: Atchison, Kansas
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

Abbot Wolf tells McMaster that he has enclosed a communication and has signed it "Teacher." If McMaster wishes to use if for publication, he may. (The enclosure is not present).

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {I}


1877 Jan. 28
(Ryan), Stephen Vincent, Bishop of Buffalo: (Buffalo, New York)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell) (of: Cincinnati, Ohio)

He certifies that the bearer, Father Joseph Roth, has been in his diocese since October 1876, awaiting an opportunity to elevate himself to missionary labors, and during that time has conducted himself as a worthy and exemplary priest. He is pleased to learn that Archbishop (Purcell) of Cincinnati has offered him a mission and he wishes Roth every blessing in his new labor.

II-5-f - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}


(18)77 Jan. 29
Devereux, J(ohn) C.: Utica, New York
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Devereux encloses a notice from the Argus concerning his daughter's taking the veil (enclosure not present.) The matter is of no importance for publication except to show how quickly the young people are replacing the old in every state of life. The letter is on the back of a printed page containing the names of the N. Y. State Board of Charities along with the names of officers of the 8 judicial districts. Devereux is an officer of the fifth district at Utica. Officer of the first district is Theodore Roosevelt.

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


(1877 Jan. 31)
(Perché, Archbishop Napoleon Joseph): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Instructions for the collection of the Jus Cathedraticum in the diocese of New Orleans with extracts from the circular of January 31, 1877.

VI-3-a - Printed Circular - (French) - 2pp. - 8vo. - {1}


1877 Jan. 31
(Smith, Lucia): Richmond, Virginia
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

(Miss Smith) sends McMaster $4.14 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. She names the 15 contributors, some of whom are coloured people.

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