University of Notre Dame


1877 Oct.
Perché, Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Most Reverend Archbishops and Right Reverend Bishops (of the United States):

The undersigned Bishops of the South call attention to the enclosed (no enclosure) circular of Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell) of Cincinnati. If all the Bishops of the United States would unite in this movement, and give assistance for the erection of chapels and schools for (Negroes), an immense good could be effected. (The names of) Bishops W(illiam Henry) Elder of Natchez; J(ohn) Quinlan of Mobile; (Claude) M(arie) Dubuis of Galveston; (John) A. Feehan of Nashville; E(dward) Fitzgerald of Little Rock; Th(omas) A. Becker of Wilmington; William Gross of Savannah; and (Anthony) D(ominic) Pellicier also appear on this circular.

VI-3-a - Printed Circular - 1p. - 4to. - {10}

1877 Oct. 1
Duffield, George: Lansing, Michigan
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He encloses a corrected copy of the letter and the lines concerning Pere Marquette along with another story of wide popularity. Because of his desire to be acquainted with both views on any important problem of the day he was glad to receive the Ave Maria. While most Protestants are extremely prejudiced against the Catholic religion he is well aware of the fact that it has many special attractions. He does not believe that truth can gain a permanent victory at the expense of Christian charity.

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

1877 Oct. 1
Garesche, Alex L. P.: St. Louis, M(iss)o(uri)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Garesche has sent to Mother De Pazzi, the heading McMaster wrote for the article on the Miraculous Cure, and has told her that he telegraphed McMaster to suppress it. She answered him, commending him for preventing the publication of the part urging the money, even though McMaster wrote it with good intentions. The paper Garesche read the previous night had another furor over it, but the harder the liberals fight, the less they can contradict a fact. Papin, a man of unsullied character and veracity and one who knows all of the details accurately, was able to defend it very successfully from the opponents. Full notes have been taken of the discussion but Garesche does not know by which reporter and as yet none of them have appeared in the paper. As these notices appear he will send them to McMaster, and also a full and minute account of the happening will be dictated to him by Papin himself. It is his firm belief that a miracle has been worked. His details so far are wonderful and McMaster may rely on their accuracy.

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

1877 Oct. 2
McAuliffe, Emily: (New York, New York)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mrs. McAuliffe recognizes McMaster as an authority on religious affairs and asks him to use his influence with the Cardinal Archbishop, to set a daily Mass at an hour convenient to mothers so that they may assist at Mass without neglecting domestic duties. With Mass scheduled for 7:00 o'clock it is difficult to prepare breakfast and prepare the children for school. The most satisfactory arrangement would be for a 10:00 A.M. Mass. In Dublin and York in Ireland they have Masses until 11:00 A.M. daily, and certainly we in America need help more than pious Ireland. She wishes him to state his views on the matter in the Freeman's Journal.

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

1877 Oct. 4
Blanchet, Archbishop F(rancis) N(orbert): Portland, Oreg(on)
 to John O'Kane Murray: (Brooklyn, New York)

The copy of Murray's work which he first recieved was misplaced and the loss was not much regretted, since the volume was not perfect nor worthy to be kept. Nor did he call for the 2nd or 3rd edition for good reason. Still, he hopes it will come a second time at last.

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

1877 Oct. 4
Kitz, E(rnest): Indianapolis, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Mrs. Rhodins will visit the boys as they insist on it. She would like to know if Edwards can meet her with the boys in Laporte or only in South Bend. Harry's mother died after a short illness. Kitz asks that this be kept from Harry until Mrs. Rhodins comes up.

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

1877 Oct. 4
O'Hara, Bishop W(illiam): Scranton, (Pennsylvania)
D(ennis) and J(ames) Sadlier and Company(New York, New York)

He sends the report of the diocese for next year.

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

1877 Oct. 4
Starr, Eliza A.: St. Mary's, Notre Dame, Indiana
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Upon her return from Grand Rapids she received Hudson's note. She will gladly try to have the story completely written by tomorrow. The underamatic but edifying poetry she definitely intends to publish. If Hudson is interested in writing about St. Joseph she suggests that he examine his statue and its inscriptions in the Church of the Holy Cross in Chicago.

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

(18)77 Oct. 6
(Stücker), O.S.F., Brother Quirinus: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to (Herman Stücker: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Herman)'s letter arrived at the monastery and the priests were astonished to learn that he is studying theology in New Orleans. Quirinus is sorry that Dorchen (Doris Rust) does not want (Herman) to become a priest. He should visit her and encourage her to attend church again and also inspire Laura (Rust) to pray for her mother. He encloses (no enclosure) the letter he received in September. He will send the chaplain's (Father J. Weichen) letter the next time. His brother Albert (Weichen) does not have to go into the army and has returned to Berlin. They lost Brother Henricus, (O.S.F.) who died well prepared on September 19. (Herman) should write a letter to their parents and send it to him so that he can add something to it. N.B. He sends the addresses of W(ilhelm) Reuter and Father Antonius Pommer, O.S.F. All the Franciscan Brothers, especially Samuel, Thomas, and Stanislaus, send their regards.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (German) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {9}

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

They thank Hudson for the money and send him a receipt.

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

1877 Oct. 9
Howe, Rose B.F.: Bailly Homestead
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Despite her illness she and her sister have been working feverishly in order to complete the copying of the manuscript soon. Though the story may appear to have a bellicose attitude Hudson will never know how hard she tried to avoid this and still follow the dictates of her conscience. Neither she nor her sister ever refer to Scriptural quotations in their writings unless they have first heard them being used by priests of unquestionned ability. Father (Aegidious) Hennemann has solved the problem of Palestrina's compositions for her. Both she and her sister object to the indiscriminant interchanging of Catholicism and its modern substitute (catholicity). If their health permits and the weather is clement she and her sister will be in South Bend Saturday. Her mother received a letter from Miss Starr but they are all too busy to answer it. They will spend the winter in Kentucky.

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

1877 Oct. 10
O'Connell, (C.S.C.), John A.: Watertown, Wisconsin
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has been waiting for a letter from Edwards but none came. He asks for news of Notre Dame. All are well at Sacred Heart College, Watertown; what they lack in quantity, they make up in quality. He hopes for an answer.

XI-1-a - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {3}

1877 Oct. 11
De Pauw, (Father) Edmund M.: Chateaugay, M(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

(Father) De Pauw sends McMaster a copy of "Courrier de Bruxelles" thinking it may interest him. In this copy is the translation of an article from the Cincinnati Warheits' Freund, which mentions a letter sent from the Propaganda to the Bishops of America concerning public schools. The letter is not published, but when Bishop, Edgar P. Wadhams, left for Rome, he was given the letter. For some time De Pauw has been keeping a respectable distance from the Bishop and so has not asked to see the letter, but in his opinion it will remain a dead letter. What they need, he believes, and as he told Card(inal) De Luca is a Nuncio or a (Papal) delegate of the ability of M(onsi)g(no)r Conroy but the hierarchy would oppose his oppointment. Father De Pauw will try and find as many subscribers as he can for the Freeman's Journal among his poor farmer congregation.

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

1877 Oct. 12
Egan, Maurice (Francis): Sedalia, M(iss)o(uri)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends a sonnet to the Ave Maria with the request that the payment for the poem, or the poem itself if it is not used, be sent to his Philadelphia, Pennsylvania address. He did not mean to imply that his anonymously published book was objectionable but that it simply professed a negative attitude toward the Church. He admits that a Catholic should not follow this policy but then it is the only type of prose which he is capable of composing.

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

1877 Oct. 13
Subscriber, a: Cairo, Ill(inois)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

The subscriber sends McMaster a donation of $2.50 to aid the Indian Missions.

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

1877 Oct. 14
Laracy, Richard: Newark, New Jersey
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

Laracy, writing in French sends McMaster $1 for the Indian Missions of Father Isidore Robot, O.S.B., and also $1 for the Freeman's Journal.

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

1877 Oct. 16
King, Mrs. Charles F.: Ashland, (Pennsylvania)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

King sends McMaster $1 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. She asks that the donation be acknowledged in the paper.

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

1877 Oct. 16
Rhodius, M(arie): Indianapolis, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

They arrived home safely, but are continually imagining something might happen to the boys. It is not as formerly that she knew they would be well taken care of by the good sister of the Sacred Heart.

She asks Edwards to promise to send to South Bend for a physician should the least thing happen to them. She received Father William Corby's letter.

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

1877 Oct. 18
Boursetty, Jules de: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Perché's) letters have filled them with joy. Father (Joseph Marie) Millet is with his family. He wants Boursetty to accompany him to Rome. They will submit to Cardinal (Alexander) Franchi a report that will refute all that has been written to him about the finances of the Diocese (of New Orleans); they will speak to him about a plan for the conversion and unification of the debt. Millet asked him to send $1000 to $1200 to Father (Gustave A.) Rouxel to pay a debt and he has done so. Mr. Marcuard is completely paid. He has seen the religious who were sent to him by Father Faller and he will soon have a release for the debt. (Perché) can be at rest about the sending of 2500 francs on December, 1 to the pastor of Angers. The interest payments for 1877 are ready. He encloses the list of 100 numbers which are due to be paid. It will be necessary to actually repay 30,000 francs at the end of 1878. He does not see how the diocese can meet that due date. He will propose that the holders of the old bonds exchange them for new ones for which repayment will begin only in 1881. Father (Gilbert) Raymond wrote asking for 15,000 f(rancs) but Boursetty wonders where to get them. Perhaps they will find them at Rome. (Mathew) Carponcin came yesterday; he does not appear disposed to return to New Orleans, and he has done nothing to procure resources. Their elections went as anticipated. The Republicans will eventually have at least 350 seats. There is an overwhelming majority against Marshal (Marie Edme Patrice Maurice de) MacMahon who had made the elections a personal affair. Now, as (Jacques Victor Albert) Broglie and the Duke de Decazes do not wish to return to the Empire, they are turning the Marshal to the left and are working for a new ministry, (Jules Armand Stanislas) Dufaure and (Francois Paul Jules) Grévy. The most practical is (Eugène) Rouher. Work on the palace for the exposition advances superbly. They hope (Perché) will come at that time. Madame Marie is a little better but not very strong.

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


(1877 Oct. 18
(Boursetty, Jules de: Paris, France)

Corporation of the Roman Catholic Church, Diocese of New Orleans: Loan of 500,000 authorized by the Council on January 13, 1876. The bearers of the bonds, 1st series, are notified that the following 100 obligations will be reimbursed at par and in gold next April 1. It will be necessary to insert these in the list of January 8, 1878.

- A.D. - (French) - 3pp.

VI-3-a - A.L.S., A.D. - (French) - 7pp. - 8vo. - {16}

1877 Oct. 19
Wolff, Geo(rge) Dening: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to Henry F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

In Father (James A.) Corcoran who is ill and overburdened behalf's Wolff solicits Henry for an article in the January issue of the American Catholic Quarterly Review. Wolff is aware Henry's time is occupied with professional engagements and with those connected with his duties as literary executor of (Brownson) but hopes Henry will accede and speedily answer in the affirmative.

III-3-a. - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}

1877 Oct. 20
Kelly, K.: Chappaqua, (New York)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

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

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

(18)77 Oct. 20
Kelly, Richard: Stephensville, Wis(consin)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Kelly sends McMaster $2 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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

1877 Oct. 21
O'Niell, Tho(ma)s H.: Pleasant Mount,
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

O'Niell has previously sent McMaster $6 in subscription fees for the Freeman's Journal and also $4.25 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He has received receipts for the subscriptions but has seen no acknowlegement of the donation in the paper. He lists the twelve contributors of the money and hopes to see their names in the paper soon.

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

1877 Oct. 22
Elder, Joseph E.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (.C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

If the enclosed article, compiled from anecdotes revealed to Elder by Father C., is published in the Ave Maria he promises to write more stories composed from the same source along with requesting the Ave Maria containing this story be sent to Father C. Otherwise he wants the manuscript returned to him. His brother, Bishop (William Henry) Elder, will not be able to visit Chicago. He includes his middle name on the signature to the story.

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

1877 Oct. 22
Howe, Rose, B.F.: Bailly Homestead
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Despite the bad weather she, her mother, and her sister enjoyed their visit to Notre Dame very much. They are sorry that they did not bid Father General (Edward F. Sorin) farewell of follow his advice after all the kindness he tendered them but circumstances beyond their control prevented them from these things. With the bounteous help of the Blessed Virgin and with the assistance of her sister she has finally completed her article for the Ave Maria. Although she knew that certain passages in her story would offend Brother Stanislaus she could not conscientiously alter the facts. Anyway she thinks it is impertinent of him to censure the editor and author. She asks Hudson to verify a Scriptural passage to which she refers.

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

1877 Oct. 22
Toner, Father Patrick: Dax, France
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Hudson for his letter and the subscription to the Ave Maria which he wishes to continue to be sent to him at the Hospital de Dax where he will be under the care of the Sisters of Charity for several months. Although it was not God's will that he should be miraculously cured at Lourdes, he intends to return to that beautiful shrine anyway from where he will be glad to send an occasional account to Hudson. Upon his return to his parish in Plymouth he intends to do everything in his power to help the Ave Maria and especially by encouraging his congregation to subscribe to this wonderful paper. He asks that the Ave Maria publish a brief notice containing his address and a few other particulars so that his friends will know where to direct their communications.

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

1877 Oct. 23
Sheehy, T. W.: Faribault, Minn(esota)
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

Acting on the suggestion of McMaster's Norfolk, Va. correspondent, that each subscriber to the Journal give $1 to the Indian Missions, Sheehy sends $1.

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

1877 Oct. 23
Tomazin, (Father) Ignatius: St. Cloud, Minn(esota)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Tomazin encloses a Protest which he has sent, with the approval of Bishop (Rupert) Siedenbush and Bishop (Thomas L.) Grace, to the Hon(orable) Secretary Schurz, against the outrage perpetrated at White Earth Indian Mission in the name of the government, by Inspector Kemble, and Agent Stowe under full consent of "Bishop" Whipple. Tomazin wishes to have McMaster publish the protest in his paper and to try to get the "Herald" or some other large paper to publish it also. Later he promises to send another article about the White Earth outrage, the real author of which is the fanatical humbug, "Bishop" Whipple. These matters are of great importance to the Catholic Indian Missions of the country and should be attended to. Tomazin is a Catholic Indian Missionary himself.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - Ip. - 8vo. - {4}

1877 Oct. 25
Gabriel, Sister M.: Carmel of St. Joseph:
 to Father (Deniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She asks Hudson to publish in the Ave Maria a notice of her sister Fannie E. Boland's reception and a short acknowledgment of a pamphlet which she will send him written in order to advertise the Carmelite Order in this country. She requests Hudson to pray that this time they may complete the building of their convent.

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

1877 Oct. 25
Jenkins, (Father) T. J.: Hardinsburg, K(entuck)y
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Jenkins sends McMaster $1.50 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions and promises to say 2 Masses for the undertaking.

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

(18)77 Oct. 25
Mohan, Margaret: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mohan sends McMaster $5 as a donation to the Indian Missions.

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

1877 Oct. 26
(Hoyne, L.P.) Brother Norbert Joseph, C.S.C.: Watertown, Wisconsin
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is glad to hear that everything is going on quietly at Notre Dame. He would like to know what has been going on in the infirmary as all the sisters had to be changed. He asks where the poor Queen is now and prays that God may forgive her for all her wrong acts. The boys at Notre Dame are not the only good boys in the country. The boys at Watertown are making a splendid record. He has no trouble with them.

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

1877 Oct. 27
Chatard, Father Silas Marean: New York, (New York)
The Committee on the Affairs of the American College, Rome

In obedience to the command of Cardinal (Alexander) Franchi, Chatard, as rector of the American college presents to the committee John Cardinal McCloskey, Archbishop James Gibbons, Archbishop James F. Wood, Archbishop John J. Williams, Bishop M(ichael) A. Corrigan, Bishop Thomas Galberry, and Bishop P(atrick) N. Lynch, the following statement of the discipline, finances and administration of the diocese. The rules are in substance those of the Collegio Urbano. The finances Chatard gives in detail as to revenue and expenses. (Apparently the copy sent to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell).

II-5-f - Printed Circular. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {3}

1877 Oct. 27
(Corrigan), M(ichael A.), Bishop of Newark,: Mount Holly, (New Jersey)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

(Corrigan) asks for a copy of the Freeman to be sent to Seton Hall Reading Room, S(outh) Orange, and another to himself at Newark. He wishes to start his subscription with the paper containing the editorial on the illness of Alf(red) Sayley, Written ny McMaster. He requests that some one look up in past issues of the Freeman, some letters concerning the making of wax candles for churches. He is visiting his counties and such information is needed by his clergy.

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

1877 Oct. 30
Heitkam, George H.: Indianapolis, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He writes to inquire how his son Albert is getting along. Albert complains of boils and of the other boys being rough. Heitkam thinks Albert ought to come home if he is sick.

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

1877 Oct. 31
C(arrington), L(ouisa) M(ary): New York, (New York)
 To Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks Hudson for sending the water to her but, unfortunately, before it could be applied to her dear friend, whose friendship with her had been so mutually helpful, he died. However, he did not die without some consolation for she did succeed in obtaining a copy of the "Daily Life for the Sick" for him before he succumbed. The thought of having her friend Father Tchan interceding for her in another world makes her appreciate the beauty and impenetrable depths of the Church. It was through reading the "Inner Life of Lacordaire" that she became acquainted with the author of that wonderful book "Daily Life for the Sick" which Hudson so opportunely sent her. She is having Father Tchan's copy of "Daily Life for the Sick" sent by his superior at Providence to the saintly Father Bapst, S.J., at Boston College. As a cure for his illness she suggests that Hudson go to the Shrine at Lourdes for relief. Even though he might not be cured instantaneously she is certain that he would be helped in some other way.

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

1877 Oct. 31
Sorin, C.S.C., Father E(dward): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell)(of: Cincinnati, Ohio)

He was pained beyond expression at the contents of Purcell's letter of Oct. 28. He can do nothing in the case, save pray for the poor culprit that he may repent and amend his ways. Whatever Purcell has done and may do to him, Sorin will consider it as a strict fulfillment of duty.

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