University of Notre Dame


1877 Sept. 3
Downes, Theresa G.: Newark, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Downes sends McMaster $1.44 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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

1877 Sept. 4
Griffin, M.: New Haven, Conn(ecticut)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Griffin sends McMaster $1.56 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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

1877 Sept. 5
Parker, Eliza R.: Bedford Springs,
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks Hudson for his note and remittance. She regrets that he finally found it necessary to revise one of her stories. If the Christmas story she intends to write for the Ave Maria does not satisfy Hudson she will not expect him to publish it.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 32mo. - {1}

1877 Sept. 6
Bessonies, Father Aug(ustus): Indianapolis, (Indiana)
 to (Archbishop) J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Purcell will pardon Bessonies for returning Cardinal (Alexander) Franchi's letter without a word of thanks, since the note he had intended to enclose was not enclosed. Bishop (Celestine) de la Hailandiere does not mean Father (P.) Dufau but the present pastor of Combourg but his memory is short. Last week while attending the National Total Abstinence Convention in Buffalo Bessonies learned that Father J(ohn) Albrinck of Cincinnati was dignissimus for Vincennes. Bishop (Joseph) Dwenger said nothing but thought Albrinck a good man. He learned also the dignior but not the dignus. Bessonies thought it his duty to tell Abbott Martin Marty (O.S.B.) concerning Father J. Madden's proposal as mentioned in Purcell's last letter. Enclosed Purcell will find statements proving the innocence of Father (P.R.) Fitzpatrick. (No enclosures)

II-5-f - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {9}

1877 Sep. 8
Alban, (C.S.C.) Brother: La Fayette, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

It is as well Edwards did not come here because Alban was so homesick that he would have returned to N.D. with him. He is becoming more reconciled and likes the place well enough. He hopes the difficulties will pass away in a short time.

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

1877 Sept. 9
(Friend): Taylorsville, K(entuck)y
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

"Friend" sends McMaster 67 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. She hopes to see the contribution acknowledged in the Freeman's Journal.

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

1877 Sept. 10
Egan, Maurice F.: Phil(adelphi)a, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He received Hudson's note and its enclosure. He submits a story to be considered for publication in the Ave Maria. Since he does not believe that articles which boldly proclaim the value of living a holy life are very effective, he writes solely to entertain depending on a more subtle approach to produce a virtuous effect on the reader. If this manuscript is not acceptable he would appreciate having it returned at his own expense. He gives Hudson the liberty of revising any passages which he deems necessary to be changed. He leaves the question of payment entirely to Hudson's judgment.

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

1877 Sept. 10
Howe, Frances R.: Homestead, (Chesterton, Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received Hudson's letter. Hudson's kind offer of assistance will probably be used although she definitely does not like the subscription method of raising money. She is sorry that she omitted Father (Frederick) Faber's priestly title in her list of authors. She does not like the way the word catholicity has usurped the meaning of the word Catholicism. She is fully aware of the fact that many literary critics consider the writings of her and her sister frivolous but she defends her position by citing several ways in which the easy cheerful style of writing is much more effective than the serious conventional type of prose.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 8p. - 12mo. - {1}

1877 Sept. 10
Urban, Father Anthony: Konojed, Post Grabern, Bohemia
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Father Urban explains that since he is in Bohemia he hears nothing of American religious or political affairs and so he wishes the Freeman's Journal sent to him. He will be unable to pay for the paper in the usual way. Instead he will remember McMaster in his Mass intentions, which he explains are very few. In administering the 3rd parish his monthly salary is $12.00 and stole rights are delivered to the fondus religionis whish is a state institution. Despite the scarcity of priests in his diocese he has very few intentions and so he would appreciate it if McMaster could find him some in America. Austria needs freedom of the Church and schools since their schools are of the same type as free state schools in America. Jews and infidels are hired as teachers. The text books contain no word of the religion of Jesus Christ. Priests are only allowed to teach catechism and Bible history.

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

1877 Sept. 11
Gilbride, Sarah J. M.: So(uth) Boston, Mass(achusetts)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

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

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

1877 Sep. 13
Ramirez, A.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Ramirez asks Perché about the choice of a wife. His family is rich and respectable and he has fallen in love with a very poor girl, but from a hardworking, honest, Catholic family. His parents want him to marry somebody with a higher social standing, but he will only be happy with the one he loves. He asks Perché's wise advice and help.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {1}

1877 Sept. 13
Trahy, Michael: Log Town, L(ouisian)a
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Trahy sends McMaster 50 as a donation to the Indian Missions of Rev. Fr. (J.B.M.) Genin.

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

1877 Sept. 14
Kunkler, (C.PP.S.) Father Andrew: Minster, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

They read in the Catholic Telegraph that Purcell will visit them next month. They will be glad to see Purcell once more with them. The congregation ask him upon which day Purcell will visit them. They will do their best to see that his visit is a pleasant one.

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

(18)77 Sept. 14
O'Mahony, O.P., Father J. C.: Westchester, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Father J. C. O'Mahony sends McMaster $2 as a donation to the Indian Missions. This donation comes from Springfield, Kentucky, through Rev. Father F. W. Linahan, O.P.

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

1877 Sept. 15
Borgess, Caspar H., Bishop of Detroit: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He thanks Purcell for his letter and welcome home. They were on the train from New York that brought the remains of the late Bishop (Amadeus) Rappe to Buffalo, where a special car was waiting to take him to Cleveland. Father F Westerholt was with a delegation and told Borgess the funeral would be in Cleveland on Friday. He has no choice for the Diocese of Vincennes and if Msgr. (Silas M.) Chatard cannot be spared from the American College, Father John C. Albrinck has as many claims of preference as anyone. Father (Henry J.) Schutjis will call on Purcell in a few days to learn the nature of Father (Desiderius) Callaert's appeal and to give Purcell the desired information as far as he can. Borgess will come to Cincinnati as soon as he can arrange it.

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

(18)77 Sept. 17
Ward, Ella: Dayton, Ohio
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Ward sends McMaster $1.80 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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

1877 Sept. 18
Dwenger, Joseph, Bishop of F(or)t Wayne: F(or)t Wayne, (Indiana)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

The letter from Dyer forwarded by Father (A.) Quattman has been received and Dwenger regards it as a tissue of falsehoods. L. Keilmann and Anotna Scheidt are merely sore because they cannot rule the priest. Dwenger went to Logansport and Lafayette after leaving the funeral of Bishop (Amadeus) Rappe in Cleveland. He settled the difficulty in the German church of the Franciscans in Lafayette where the trustees wanted to rule the church. The people submitted. Bishop Rappe died as an apostolic laborer. Dwenger is well but desirous to go back preaching missions and he believes he has the diocese in such order that anyone could get along. He hopes that Rome will hear his petition and he asks if such a petition would meet (Purcell's) approval.

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

1877 Sept. 20
Starr, Eliza A(llen): St. Mary's, (Notre Dame, Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks him for the Standard. She regrets that there is not an English version of the Switzer but she is continuing the search. She asked the child's mother to send her an English copy of his recitations. She sends an article for "My Children" on St. Mary Major. If this story is well received she will write a similar one, though not quite as rich in theology, for the May issue. She comments about the beautiful cold morning.

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

1877 Sep. 21
Bessonies, Father Aug(ustus), Administrator: Indianapolis, (Indiana)
 to (Archbishop) J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Bessonies acknowledges Purcell's letter at Purcell's request he will investigate the charges against Father W(illia)m Doyle. He had already made inquiries and the priests of the vicinity say there is nothing serious. He then asked them to wait until the new bishop was appointed since he had no other priest to send the people and no other place for Father Doyle. The action of the clergy of Vincennes and not of Father (Julius) Duddenhausen seems to have urged the bishops of the province. Bessonies does not think Rome will look on the matter in the same light and if Purcell reads the passage in Smith's Notes on the Second Plenary Council he will agree with him. As to what Purcell learned from a layman in Indiana it is an insult to the priests of Vincennes to suppose that they have acted through fear or favor. Some laymen ask if every bishop must come from Ohio. The information wanted by Cardinal (Alexander Franchi) is proper and he hopes that Purcell will be satisfied to get it. At Leopold there is Father (J.B.) Unverzagt in a parish ⅔ French and Father (James) Stremler at Floyds Knobs (Indiana) which is ⅓ French, ⅓ Irish, and ⅓ German. It is Bessonies' opinion that the new bishop should speak German and if his name has been proposed by the priests of the diocese it was not at his instigation, since he regards himself as not fit for many reasons.

II-5-f - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {8}

1877 Sept. 21
Curran, Anne: Seneca Falls, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Curran sends McMaster $1.35 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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

1877 Sept. 22
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 Mission of Fr. Isidore (Robot), (O.S.B.).

I-2-b - ALS - 1p. - 12mo - {1}

1877 Sep. 22
Josephine, (S.S.F.), Sister: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

St. Joseph's Convent at Opelousas and the Old Peoples' Home are going well. Sister Josephine has proposed to use the house where Mother Juliette Gaudin, (S.S.F.), resides as an orphan asylum. In this case three Sisters of the Congregation of Sisters of the Holy Family) would be sent there, one being named Director. It will only be necessary for Sister Susanne, (S.S.F.), to come to the motherhouse where she will be well received. Mother Juliette would have her own room and key to the house, but must let the Sisters run the establishment. Father has quickly approved the plan and Sister Josephine hopes that (Perché) will approve, so that there will be no difficulty.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {5}

1877 Sept. 22
Subscriber: Norfolk, V(irgini)a
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

A subscriber sends McMaster $1 to aid the St. Michael's Association for the Indian Missions. He believes that the Journal should have a circulation of 25,000 and suggests that McMaster ask each subscriber to send $1 to Dom Isidore's Mission, thereby building up a large fund.

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

1877 Sept. 23
Freeman, Ben: Manchester, N(ew) H(ampshire)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Freeman sends McMaster $1.50 to aid the Indian Missions.

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

1877 Sept. 23
Hairland, Arthur P.: Philad(elphia), (Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He asks to be informed as to whether the five packages which he sent containing papers and pamphlets intended to help relieve the loss suffered because of the fire in the library have been received at Notre Dame.

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

(18)77 Sept. 25
Woodis, Mrs. C. M.: Millbury,
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Woodis sends McMaster $9.90 as mission dues from 110 contributors, to aid the Indian Missions.

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

1877 Sep. 27
(Hoyne, L.P.) Brother Norbert Jos(eph), C.S.C.: Watertown, Wisconsin
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He likes his new home very much. There is no one to interfere with him. The boys here are much better than at Notre Dame. As they are studious, it is easy to get along with them. The Sisters here are good and charitable, not proud or haughty like some of the queens at Notre Dame; they do not rob the sick of what is ordered for them and give it to their pets. The cooking here is splendid. He is sorry to hear that Brother Alban had to return to Notre Dame on account of his health.

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

1877 Sept. 28
Barry, J.J.: New Haven, K(entuck)y
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Barry does not expect his manuscript to be revised and published until Hudson has sufficient time to devote to the matter. He leaves the question of payment to Hudson's judgment. He is obliged to Hudson for providing him with information about the life of B. Albertus.

X-2-d - A.L.S - - Postal Card - {1}

1877 Sep. 28
Kitz, Ernest: Indianapolis, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He has been laid up in bed. He asks that Edwards tell the boys about it. Mrs. Rhodins is sorry to hear about the changing of the sisters.

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

1877 Sep. 28
Langlois, Father A(uguste) B(artholemy): (Plaquemine, Louisiana)
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Doctor Williams, who six years ago abjured Protestantism, has asked Langlois to ask of (Perché) a letter of recommendation so that his daughter Helene (Williams) might be accepted by the Ursulines. The young lady, having been orphaned of her mother, wishes to complete her studies while avoiding the dangers of the world.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {4}

1877 Sept. 29
Bourion, Father Honoratus: Central City, Colo(rada)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

The pastor sends McMaster $2 as a contribution to the Indian Missions by two poor boys of his mission.

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

1877 Sept. 30
Howe, Rose B.F.: Bailly Homestead, (Chesterton, Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She hopes that because of the many ailments that have afflicted her Hudson will excuse the tardiness of her story. In her opinion the fact that a person is distracted during prayer should not prevent that person from praying. She thanks Father (Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C.) for his message and her sister Frances thanks Hudson for his kind favor. They intend to make their pilgrimage in two weeks. She regrets that the meaning of a passage from her story in the last issue of the Ave Maria was disguised by the mistaken insertion of an adverb in place of an adjective.

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