University of Notre Dame


1877 April
Columbian Literary and Dramatic Club: (Notre Dame, Indiana)
 to James F. Edwards:

The Club presents a goldheaded cane to Edwards in honor of the affection which they hold for him as the president of their club.

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1877 April 1
King, Mrs. Cha(rle)s: Ashland, (Pennsylvania)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

King sends McMaster 50 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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1877 April 1
Langford, Dan(ie)l: Ashland, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Langford sends McMaster 50 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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1877 Apr. 1
Page, P.D.: Bryan, Texas
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Page thanks McMaster for Bishop James Gibbons volume which he says supplies a great want in the Catholic literature of that day. The government is no longer the government of the fathers of the Republic, due to the malignant causes so evident in the decade from 1850-1860. The immediate problems of the next decade is for the people to replace the government with another without plunging the country into anarchy. The problem is to make the masses of people see this too, since, the Constitution has been "Public schooled" out of existence. Our present education neglects showing of children how to fight passion. Page asks McMaster for a picture of himself and also asks him to recommend a good, honest, German or Irish Catholic young man who wishes to study law. Page cannot offord a secretary in his own law office and so is giving a reliable young man a chance to come to Texas and study law, while working in the office at the same time. For reference, Page names Bishop C. M. Dubuis, Bishop of Galveston, (Texas), who leaves for Rome the following day.

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1877 (April 1)
Stace, M. A.: Zanesville, (Ohio)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Stace sends an article for the Ave Maria in honor of Our Lady. He requests that Hudson permit him to use his past writings as references in the future. Also he wants a statement from Hudson saying that a translation and other articles written under various signatures have been his own work.

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1877 Apr. 3
Howe, Frances: Chesterton, (Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received Hudson's letter. Because of lack of time and the great length of the manuscript she is sorry that the story will have to run a week later than expected. She is thankful for Hudson's prayers. She feels a bit slighted that her apology for lack of neatness of the manuscript was taken as a reason for changing and omitting several passages. She believes there is a justification for printing the part about palms being sold. Her other statement she will clarify when she sees Father personally. She plans to make a pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart soon. She acknowledges receipt of Hudson's letter to her sister but regrets that she cannot answer it now. She does not understand about the postage question since she always pays what she is charged.

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1877 April 3
Kniest, Miss Aggie: Carroll City, Iowa
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Kniest sends McMaster $5.41 as mission dues for the aid of the Indian Missions. She lists the 15 contributors of the money.

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1877 April 4
Benoit, Father J(ulian), V(icar) G(eneral): Fort Wayne, (Indiana)
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Benoit, explains to McMaster that a Rev. (Father) De Luca has written him asking to be admitted to his diocese. This priest claims to be a victim of persecution in Switzerland and has finally been exiled after 9 months imprisonment. Father Benoit promised to employ him if he could show good papers from his Ordinary and instructed him to borrow 20 or 25 dollars from McMaster for his train fare, which Fr. Benoit would promptly refund. Three weeks have now passed, and since De Luca has not shown up, Benoit writes to ask McMaster if the man borrowed any money from him. In case Benoit is the victim of a thief, he will promptly pay back McMaster his money.

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1877 April 6
Coleman, D(aniel): Fort Riley, Kansas
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Coleman informs McMaster that most of his mission band of Christians have left the Fort bound for Nebraska and for Tongue River M(ontana) T(erritory). He will endeavour to raise another group among his family and sends $1 in dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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(18)77 April 9
Robot, (O.S.B.) Father Isidore: Atoka, Ind(ian) Terr(itor)y
 to Ja(me)s (Alphonsus) McMaster: N(ew) Y(ork), N(ew) Y(ork)

Robot sends McMaster $5.50 as a contribution to the Indian Missions from Charles Bonnat, a Catholic farmer from Louisville, Ohio. He will send the names of the contributors in the near future and asks for several copies of the Freeman's Journal for March 31, (1877), for which he sends 50.

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1877 April 9
Hudson C.S.C., Father D(aniel) E.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Father Hudson asks Henry how the numbers of Brownson's Review, vol 2 last series may be procured. Hudson has the others and 2 duplicate numbers. Mr. Pustet referred Hudson to Henry.

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1877 April 10
E., D.: Calumet, Wis(consin)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

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

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1877 April 12
Gilbride, S. J. M.: So(uth) Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: N(ew) Y(ork), (New York)

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

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1877 April 12
Murray, John O'Kane: Brooklyn, L. I.
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He notifies Hudson that he has sent him a copy of his "History" for review in the Ave Maria. He regrets that this had not been done sooner. He wants a copy of the Ave Maria containing the review sent to him. In the fourth edition he has revised the pages on Father (Edward) Sorin and the University of Notre Dame. He has more respect for Sorin and the University of Notre Dame than for any other man or institution in the country.

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1877 April 13
Meany, M(ary) L.: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The sickness of her aunt who has received the Last Sacraments and her own illness has prevented her from answering Hudson's letter sooner. She is pleased with the story Hudson sent her and if he is not in too much of a hurry she will have it translated and ready for the July and August issues of the Ave Maria. She is sending the first of a series of stories on "Our Lady's work in our midst". The others will follow as soon as possible. She was sorry to hear that Hudson was ill.

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1877 April 13
Russell, (Father) James J.: Columbus, (Ohio)
 to Father (Alexis) Granger, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Russell wrote that he considered the greater portion of "My Aunt Winifred" in the Ave Maria all right but he believes parts of it are bad and will cause scandal. He wrote the editor of the Freeman Journal, N. Y. Suggesting that he criticize the article. He thinks that certain sentences on page 213 teach a doctrine contrary to that taught by theologians about the impediment disparitus cultus. He questions the part which states that Winifred was married by a Methodist minister without mentioning his civil power. He says that the marriage was invalid since George was not baptized at that time and when he was the story records it in a very unedifying manner. The story also gives the impression that it was a Methodist revival and other worldly motives which made George decide to be baptized. He believes that certain statements about Winifred being the happiest of wives will encourage Catholics to marry Protestants. Unless the next issue of the Ave Maria retracts those scandal-encouraging sentences he will discontinue his subscription to the Ave Maria along with persuading others to do likewise and refuse to permit further solicitation in his parish. He suggests that if the Ave Maria persists in publishing stories of this type it change its name and insert the line that the Church is not responsible for what is printed in this magazine. (In the Father Daniel Hudson papers).

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1877 Apr.14
Bilio, Sabinen, Cardinal Prefect of the Library: Rome, (Italy)
 to Frederick Pustet: Ratisbon, (Germany)

Printed circular containing a letter of Cardinal Bilio and another of Pope Pius IX praising Pustet for his Gradualis Romanus. The Pope's letter is dated May 30, 1873. (In the papers of Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché).

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1877 April 16
Howe, Rose: Bailly Homestead, (Chesterton, Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Howe is aware that McMaster of the Freeman's Journal has severely criticized and threatened to stop publication of her story "Aunt Winifred". She believes his censure is uncalled for since she intended the article to be a factual account which would teach practical lessons in strict accordance with the laws of the church. She thinks that she is well qualified to write about the evils of a mixed marriage since she herself is an off-spring of one and because she has had much experience with the marital laws that existed before priests were available to perform the ceremony. Furthermore she did not mean to approve mixed marriages but to show how wrong they are. Because of her nervous disposition this uncertainty and criticism is detrimental to her health; therefore she would appreciate it if Hudson would give his opinion on the matter and in the future send her copies of critical reports on her work. Because of her illness her mother is moving her to Fort Wayne but she wants the Ave Maria to be sent to Chesterton.

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1877 April 17
Hudson C.S.C., Father D(aniel) E.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to Henry (F) Brownson: Detroit, Michigan

Father Hudson thanks Henry for the numbers of the Review which were received last week and wants to know the price.

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(1877) (Apr.17)
McCloskey, Cardinal John: (New York, New York)

McCloskey's circular in which he solicits aid for the support of the Christian Brothers is quoted in full. A brief history of the order taken from the New York "Herald" of November 24, is quoted.

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1877 Apr.18
Hudson, C.S.C., Father D(aniel) E.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to (John O'Kane Murray: Brooklyn, Long Island

Hudson is grateful for the copy of Murray's "History". A notice of it will be given in an early number of their little paper. Sadlier and Company do not send him publications for notice. P.S. The circulation of the "Ave Maria" is now over 10,000 copies.

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1877 April 20
Warner, E.P.: Fort Hamilton, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (Henry F.) Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

On the 15th of May, 6 officers of the 3rd Artillery- De Russy, Scott, Warner, Kelly, Barstow and O'Hara- are to assemble in Detroit for the trial of Captain C.A. Webb 2nd. Infantry. Henry will certainly be besieged by some of them and forewarned so that he may be forewarned.

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1877 April 21
Burns & Oates, (Publishers): London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The book "re Hora" is being printed. They will send Hudson a copy in about a fortnight. Hudson may decide as to the payment.

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1877 April 22
Stace, M. A.: Zanesville, (Ohio)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Stace thanks Hudson for his favor. He sends part of the story Hudson asked him to translate. The remaining portion will be sent in two weeks.

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1877 Apr.24
Cusack, S(ister) M(ary) F(rancis) Clare: Kenmare, County Kerry, (Ireland)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sends Hudson the book "Jews and Jerusalem" noticed in the Ave Maria on p. 476. It is an old edition but the only copy she can get. They are now publishing the 8th edition and if Hudson will write about arrangements he has made she will put it in. She sends a copy under separate cover from a priest who knows her name as well as she does, but they have a fancy to direct every issue this way and how can she help it? The highest class of English papers do the very same. She does not want to change it, because she believes it does good. It is no business, it is simply used as a term of affection and if a few fastidious Americans chose to smile at it they are heartily welcome to the amusement. She knows about the feeling Hudson speaks of in America but it is confined to a little clique who fancy they represent the whole of America. She could not help being amused at Hudson's article in the Ave Maria, she thanks him for it all the same. She wishes he could see her American correspondence for a few posts. This very day's post brought an urgent letter from one of the best firms in New York asking her to let them take up an agency for her books. And not a week ago she had to refuse a most liberal offer from a Catholic magazine for which the editor was very anxious that she should write. She doesn't like to spend Hudson's good time, except that she is sorry to see Catholics indulging in petty jealousies. Those who are activated by it will go on to the end with it, but there may be a few whom Hudson can reach for it is hard to see Catholics opposing a good rule. The great grievance seems to be that she is so well known, but in the Name of God how can she help that. Either it is right or wrong for her to write books. Her superiors say it is right. She wished to give up three different times but was not allowed to. And people are greatly scandalized that a nun should come so much before the public. If they are nuns let them thank God they have her to do it, if they are scandalized, let them leave her to God and her bishop. The books have an enormous circulation, and she humbly thanks God for it. An Australian priest wrote for 100 copies of her books. Is she to write to him, and say she is thankful for the order but that she is sorry she wrote at all, She does not want to sell them—it will make her name too well known? The whole matter originates with Dr. (Orestes A.) Brownson. He could not contain his rage and boasted that he would put her down. He daughter (Sarah Brownson Tenney) wrote letters there that would be an eternal disgrace to Brownson's memory if they were published. He was obliged to give up his own review very soon after. At this time the President of St. Patrick's College is saying 50 Masses to get her to translate and adapt sermons for Ecclessiastical students. She asks Hudson to beg the poor people to pray against prejudice. She does not aspire to please or to write for the rich or the clever men and women. If they are pleased well and good, if not it matters little. Her work is for the poor and the little ones. She speaks of the visitors there. In America the books had an enormous circulation list but were so defrauded that they had to take legal proceedings to receive at least some of what was due. They recovered by very little and had to bear heavy loss, in addition the ill will of those who defended them. P.S. She had two American gentlemen there, good Catholics, but said they had never heard of the Ave Maria.

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1877 April 25
Howe, Frances: Bailly Homestead, (Chesterton, Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She would have thanked Hudson for his letter and enclosure sooner if her family affairs had not kept her completely occupied. She comments about Hudson's letter to her sister. The writer need not see favorable criticism but reasonable criticism is useful and even unreasonable unjust criticism may serve some purpose but its abuse has an unhelpful effect. She and her family were sorry to hear that Hudson was ill.

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1877 April 26
Kelly, (J(ames) R.: Sockets Harbor, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (Henry F.) Brownson:

Kelly thanks Henry for the invitation to visit him while in Detroit. Henry will hardly recognize Kelly for his white hair.

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1877 Ap(ril) 27
Burke O.P., Father Thomas N.: Tallaght, (Ireland?)
 to Mr. Hauerty: (New York, New York)

(Father) Burke has just returned from a trip in Wales and has read the letter of Hauerty. He is distressed to hear that certain parties have gotten out another edition of his letters and lectures without his consent, as it inflicts injury on Hauerty and himself. Hauerty is the only person in America whom he has authorized to publish any of his work and rewrites his letter to Hauerty of Feb. 21, 1873 in New York. Burke authorizes Hauerty to be his only publisher and states that anyone else who publishes any of his lectures or sermons, does so against his will and consent. He regards all unauthorized publications as deeply injurious to the reputation of his work and refuses to stand responsible in any way for any spurious statements printed by anyone else. He, Burke, is the party most injured by those who try to make money from his work and from spurious editions of his lectures. (In the James Alphonsus McMaster papers)

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1877 April 27
Van Gennys,(Father) John: Cheboygan(sic), (Wisconsin)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Van Gennys has donated to the Holy Childhood the amount which Jerry O'Connor owes him, of which society Rev. Edw(ard) (D.) Joos is the director for his diocese. Henry is to send the mortgage to (Father Joos) who feels to delicate to asks Henry for it.

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1877 April 30
Franchi, A. Cardinal Prefect: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father Desiderius Callaert: (Marshall, Michigan)

The letter of Callaert of March 27 regarding his removal from his parish had been received and the Cardinal has written to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell to examine the matter and report to the Sacred Congregation. Callaert is to make manifest his information to the archbishop.

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1877 April 30
Gonley, Dr. J.W. S.: New York, (New York)
 to (Henry F.) Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Dr. Gonley concludes Henry's boy is better since he has not heard from Henry. If, so, he shall not stop at Detroit on or about June 1st on his way to Chicago unless otherwise informed by Henry.

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1877 April 30
Paul, Daniel: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He received Hudson's letter. He will send the relics as soon as possible; also a sketch of the Blessed Bufalo. He has written a story from his diary called "The Diary of and American ecclesiastical student during Mid-Summer Holidays in Rome", which he believes would edify and delight any student. Hudson may get it for the Ave Maria by writing to Paul's brother. He wants it published anonymously. He states that he sent a paper on the Month of Mary and he thanks Hudson for the introduction.

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