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The Catholic Review (New York, New York)

Eloquent sermon in St. Teresa's Church, New York by Father Hunt, O.M.I. The origin, the universality, and the central point of the priesthood. Why Irishmen love Irish priests. Also, Why the Indians Perish: important letter (not complete) from Archbishop (Francis Norbert) Blanchet to United States Commissioner Eaton's letter of December 10, 1877.

I-1-e - Newspaper Clipping - 9 columns - folio - {2}


1878 Feb. 1
du Temple, Joseph Fr(an)cois W(illiam): Saigon, Cochin-China
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Du Temple was born at New Orleans, the son of Sylvain du Temple and Adelaide Talla on December 2, 1851. After the death of his father, his grandparents had him come to France; as for his mother he never heard her spoken of. He hopes Perché can give him some information. They are two poor orphans. His brother is a civilian and he is a soldier with more than two years to serve. The only thing they ever heard said of their mother is that about three or four years ago she was living with an American named (Campillot?) Camphillot. He also has an American godfather (Count de Peyster?) de Peysterre but he does not know if the name is written like that. If Perché knows him, du Temple asks him to tell him that his godchild would like to have some news and, since he is poor, perhaps a little money.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {5}


1878 Feb. 1
Elder, William Henry, Bishop of Natchez: Natchez, Miss(issippi)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Bishop Elder thanks McMaster for his kindness to Mr. Oliver on his way to the Propaganda. Oliver has written him telling of McMaster's aid in obtaining accomodations, a passport, and other favors. Elder hopes that McMaster will have the satisfaction of knowing that Mr. Oliver is greatly profiting by his opportunities to fit himself for the sacred priesthood.

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


1878 Feb. 2
Kelly, Piet & Co.: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

Hudson's letter of Dec(ember) 6th was mislaid during the holidays, and they are now sending for Prof. (James) Edwards certain issues of the month. The others that Edwards listed they will try to get in London, but they are very doubtful about it. They give credit for what they think the numbers are worth, and they trust this will be accepted.

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


1878 Feb. 3
Lucas of St. John of the Cross, Father General Prepositus of the discalced Carmelites: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché of: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He has received (Perché's) letter by which he commends to him and places under his jurisdiction the monastery of Carmelite Sisters which recently came from St. Louis in Missouri to New Orleans. He is grateful for the benevolence of the Archbishop and would take the convent under his direction if that were possible. But he is so far away and there is no monastery of their order in America and therefore this is impossible. The Archbishop will have to supply. There are more than a hundred monasteries in France that are immediately under their bishop and if there is any doubt they approach the General Superior. This was the situation in St. Louis in Missouri.

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


1878 Feb. 4,
Daugherty, William: New York, New York
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

He encloses an article for the Journal which McMaster may use at his pleasure. The article concerns the generosity of Miss May Ann Moore of ole St. Mary's Parish in New York. He thinks that her example would be emulated by many if only such deeds of charity were made known to the people.

I-2-c - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {2}


1878 Feb. 4
O'Reilly, John Boyle: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to W(illiam) J. Onahan: (Chicago, Illinois)

O'Reilly thanks Onahan and the officers of the 2nd Regiment of the Illinois National Guard for their invitation. Though it would be a pleasure, his "time is mortgaged away into futurity."

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


1878 Feb. 5
Spalding, J(ohn) L(ancaster), B(isho)p of Peoria: Peoria, (Illinois)
 to W(illiam) J. Onahan: (Chicago, Illinois)

The Bishop thanks Onahan for the invitation to the banquet to be given by the 2nd R(egiment), Ill(inois) National Guard on St. Patrick's Day, but regrets that he will be unable to attend.

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


1878 Feb. 6
Heaney, O.S.D., Father J. U. P.: Springfield, K(entuck)y
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Father Heaney apologizes to Hudson for sending a soiled copy of his communication on the Holy Sacrifice (clipping enclosed). Heaney expects to leave soon, but he is not certain. If the person bringing the mail to Springfield had waited a longer time, Heaney would have mailed a cleaner copy to Hudson. Heaney writes in pencil because when he writes in pen he gets blots on the paper. When Heaney wrote on St. Joseph as the patron of the Catholic Church in 1872, the late F(athe)r Neal Gillespie, C.S.C., said that he had not read the manuscript but the communications of Heaney for the press are usually judged before reading, and the judgment is sure to be confirmed after. (The clipping enclosed is from the Catholic Vindicator and Hudson notes where it is to be inserted.)

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


1878 Feb. 6
Sweeny, D.: Newark, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Sweeny has attempted three times to have a notice published in the Freeman's Journal but the notice has not been forthcoming. He wishes to locate two nephews and a niece of his who were living somewhere in Iowa when he last heard of them. These relatives are; Daniel, Edward, and Kate McSweeny When last heard from, they lived with the sons of their mother's sister, named Collens. The missing relatives were all over age and their mother was with them, the wife and children of Sweeny's brother John, who lived many years in New York and who died there. He believes McMaster was acquainted with his brother one time. Sweeny has written twice to Iowa but his letters were returned because they lacked a specific address. He has been a steady subscriber to the paper since the early days when it was in the hands of the Whites, except for a 3 year period beginning in 1873, when he was forced to discontinue his subscription because of his health. Sweeny has anxiously looked for publication of his notice, and has seen a notice concerning a certain missing Hamilton, but he has not seen his own. He asks that McMaster publish the notice or else tell him the reason why he cannot do it.

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


1878 Feb. 7
Bernt, Joseph: Philadelphia, Pa.
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He requests official information concerning the Pope's death.

I-2-c - Telegram - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1878 Feb. 7
Chambers, B. M.: St. Louis, Mo.
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

McMaster is asked to furnish the "Times" with any special news he has from Rome.

I-2-c - Telegram - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1878 Feb. 7
Fitz-Simon, Ellen, (born O'Connell):
 (to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Sonnet the Second by Ellen Fitz-Simon, sent to Hudson on the death of Pope Pius IX. A Third Sonnet with the name "Leo" is begun at the end of the page.

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


1878 Feb. 7
Moreau, C(amille): Poitiers, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

About two months ago he sent (Perché) a letter recommending for marriage a young and illustrious Alsatian with a fortune of almost three million. (Perché) has not replied and Moreau is neither surprised nor disappointed. However, he spoke also of the return of (Sister Mary Francis of Jesus) Valentine (Moreau). He has had sent to (Perché) 800 francs which is to be used to pay Valentine's debts to the Dominican Sisters with whom she stayed for some time, to the Sisters of St. Joseph, with whom she also stayed, and to (Perché) for advances made for her. He wishes to know how much more he ought to send. He wonders when they will see him again and asks his blessing for Amelie, Genevieve, Joseph, Caline and Romuald. P.S. Caline asks if (Perché) has received a letter from Father Sanvito, V(icar) general of the Dominicans.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 8vo. - {5}


1878 Feb. 7
Rapier, Father Thos.: New Orleans, La.
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Confirmation of the Pope's death requested.

I-2-c - Telegram - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1878 Feb. 8
Dwight, H. P.: Toronto, Ontario
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He asks a reply to a telegram concerning the official notice of the Pope's death.

I-2-c - Telegram - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1878 Feb. 8
Kain, John J., Bishop of Wheeling: Martinsburg, W(est) V(irginia)
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: N(ew) Y(ork), (New York)

Bishop kain asks McMaster if he has received confirmation of the news of the death of the Holy Father (Leo XIII).

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


1878 Feb. 8
Keitz, T.: Baltimore, Md.
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

Confirmation by official notice of the Pope's death is requested.

I-2-c - Telegram - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1878 Feb. 8
Moriarty,: Chatham Village, New York
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Verification of the Pope's death asked.

I-2-c - Telegram - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1878 Feb. 8
Somerville, W. B.: New York, New York
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Somerville, general manager of the Associated Press, will give credit to the Journal for any news McMaster may have relative to the Pope's death.

I-2-c - Telegram - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1878 Feb. 8
Sullivan, Father John A.: Wheeling, W. Va.
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He asks if there is any truth in the report of the Pope's death.

I-2-c - Telegram - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1878 Feb. 8
Tormey, P. J.: Bay City, Mich.
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

Authentic news from Rome is requested.

I-2-c - Telegram - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1878 Feb. 8
Van Dyke, Father Ernest: Detroit, Mich.
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He inquires whether any certified news of the Pope's death has been received.

I-2-c - Telegram - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1878 Feb. 9
Duffield, Geo(rge): Lansing, Mich(igan)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends two reports of his paper on Pere (James) Marquette, both of which are imperfect. The article reads "for which papers I am indebted to the kind courtesy of Mr. Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C., Notre Dame." Then after the reference to Wyclif he says, "The scattering of his bones, Marquette's I am well persuaded is only a symbol of the wide extension of his fame." After saying that there are some lessons for Christians from the lives of the early Jesuits, he says that these traits of character do not belong to any one church but to man as man and the world at large. The only regret he has in the erection of such a monument as Bancroft is that it should be built by Catholics alone. The rocks in that vicinity are apparently for such a noble purpose. He tells Hudson that the whole paper was received with much applause and will be published in the next volume of the Society.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - crown 8vo - {1}


1878 Feb. 9
Heaney, O.S.D., Father J. U. P.: Springfield, K(entuck)y
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Heaney apologizes for writing his manuscript on both sides of the paper. He thinks that he is going to leave St. Rose's and will not have much time to finish it later on. He will send the whole article to Hudson unless he has to leave before finishing. He wants Hudson to acknowledge its receipt as he is anxious to know if Hudson received a part or all of the manuscript. He asks for Hudson's prayers and remembers Hudson while at the altar.

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


1878 Feb. 10
(Boursetty, Jules de): Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Boursetty) replies immediately to (Perché's) letter of January 24. Father Leneuf can be very useful in Burgundy, his native area, and in the neighboring areas where he is well known. He will begin the campaign as soon as Father (Joseph Marie) Millet arrives. In order to replace Leneuf, Monsignor (Eiliberto Michele) Termoz presented Father Jouez, a missionary from Toulouse, who was already given to a station in Canada. The name of Mr. Roth will be added to the list of bankers. Two documents are indispensable: a mortgage and a resolution of the council. Boursetty has felt out the bankers as (Perché) proposed: to take a lease on everything; no one will consent to that. (Perché) should not disillusion himself. It will not be possible to place the loan in a single house. It will be necessary to send out circulars to the clergy, Catholic capitalists, small bankers, etc. Everything is ready and will be initiated if (Perché) has sent him the mortgage. Boursetty must leave for Rome. He will try to prepare negotiations and, if the mortgage arrives in time, he will raise something. (Perché) knows with what kindness Pope Pius IX treated Boursetty. He will arrive Thursday and assist in the funeral ceremonies. The pastor of St. Eulalie has just telegraphed that Boursetty should wait for him, but as he is always late, Boursetty can hardly count on him.

VI-3-a - A.L.Incomplete - (French) - 4pp. - 8vo. - {6}


(1878) Feb. 10
Dorsey, Anna H.: Washington, (D.C.)
 to Father (Daniel E.)Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Learning that Hudson still edits the Ave Maria she asks him to send her a number of that magazine containing the prize poem entitled the "Annunciation" which she wrote several years ago. Her own copy of this verse was placed in a collection of poems honoring the Blessed Virgin at Father (Edward) Sorin's request. Hearing that some of her stories have been recommended for inclusion in the proposed "Vatican Library" series, she wants Hudson to write her a letter of introduction to the publisher who will compile this work. If he does not wish to do this it would be satisfactory if he himself would merely tell them that "Soe's Daughter" and "Tangled Paths" are both copyrighted. She is sorry to cause Hudson this trouble.

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


1878 Feb. 11
C J. M.: St. Nicholas Hotel, New York City
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

McMaster is requested to send Father Miller's little book to Elizabeth tomorrow. He asks McMaster if he had not better send Miss (Ella B.) Edes $100 as she is poor and needs it, but he asks that his name be withheld from her. He forgot to ask if old McBride was yet in Rome. He asks McMaster to give up all thought of hunting for a successor as God will provide one much better than he can. He does not hesitate to be free with McMaster for he knows McMaster.

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


1878 Feb. 11
Howe, Frances R.: (Springfield, Kentucky)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Howe has not heard anything from the publishers and thinks that Hudson should know this. She should have let Hudson take care of it from the beginning if she had not thought it an imposition to do so. She told them that it would take about two hundred pages of 12mo. at an average of three hundred words to the page. She now has one hundred and eighty two with her new additions and has other possibilities. She believes that Mr. Hickey's attempt to dispose of Rohling's work may do her a little damage at first, but the sale of one should assist the other as they are two different views.

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


1878 Feb. 11,
Imoda, S.J., Father C.J.: Fort Shaw, Montana
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Imoda sends $3.00 for the Freeman's Journal. By the issue of Jan. 12, 1878 he sees that McMaster is wrongly posted on the matter concerning Father J.B. Genin. Fr. Imoda feels obliged to inform McMaster that this Genin was formerly an Oblate, but is now out of that Congregation as a dissenter, and is leading a wild missionary life on his own hook, doing more mischief than good. What Genin says for the way the Sioux (Indians) provide themselves with cartridges is no excuse for a priest to so far forget his calling that he would trade cartridges to them even when the authorities absolutely prohibit it. Imoda encloses a clipping from the Helena Independent (enclosure not present) which shows that Sitting-Bull was not in the Bear-paw Mountains at the time Genin wrote, nor before that time either. There are many other misrepresentations in the letter which Imoda omits correcting because they are of no importance for publication, and what he has already written is not for publication either, since these unediifying facts about a Catholic priest would possibly give scandal. He hopes some day to see Fr. Genin return to his congregation which needs him at the Mission. Any further information McMaster desires can be secured from the former Superior of Fr. Genin, the Most Rev. Alex Tache, O.M.I., Archbishop of St. Boniface, Canada.

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


1878 Feb. 11

Notre Dame, University of Committee in charge of Washington Day Exercises Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Edwards is invited to the entertainment given in Washington Hall in honor of Washington's birthday.

XI-1-b - Printed - 1p. - 8vo. - {1}


1878 Feb. 12
Stanley, Helen: Paris, (France)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Stanley thanks Hudson for sending her the January numbers of his journal. She is a recent convert and thinks it most gratifying to see the progress being made in her native country. She is sure that Hudson is spreading the good seed. She encloses an episode of the Holy Father's life, and she will be grateful if Hudson accepts it as her family is in great need financially. If her article is accepted, she wants the money forwarded to her father.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {1}


1878 Feb. 13
Murphy & Co., J., per McKenna: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

In reply to Hudson's letter of the 7th, Murphy can supply the Catholic Magazine from 1845-1848 in paper covers for $3.00 a volume. They will supply the 5 set volumes 1844-1848 bound in cloth at $15.00 net, also the Metropolitan Magazine of 6 volumes from 1853-1858 at $15.00 net.

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


1878 Feb. 14
M(orris), W(illiam) G.: Jackson, Mississippi
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He writes because he has not written in such a long time. They were favored with a visit from Bishop (William H.) Elder. Kate (William's sister) will send Edwards his picture and that of Bishop Grandeville (James O. Vandevelde, S. J.), his predecessor.

XI-1-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {3}


1878 Feb. 14
Seton, D.D. (Father) Rob(ert): Jersey City, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

He has received Hudson's letter. Seton could not make it to Notre Dame last year but hopes to this year. He was delighted to read in the Ave Maria the notice Hudson gave about the impropriety of having Requiem Masses said for Victor Emmanuel. What more can be done for Pius IX. A solemn service was held in St. Joseph's church and Seton would like a notice of it in the Ave Maria. He describes the church which was draped by Lord and Taylor of New York. It was filled to capacity. The Pope's picture was draped in black. There were girls in black with black veils who occupied the front pews on one side and the Boys' Sodality on the other. Father Seton sang the Mass with Father (Mich. L.) Glennon of St. Bridget's as deacon, and Father (J. F.) Mendle as subdeacon. Fathers (Patrick) Hennessy of St. Patrick's, and Marichal, S. J., of St. Peter's sat in the sanctuary. The Bishop (Michael Augustine Corrigan, D. D.,) had a Pontifical Requiem Mass in Newark the same day. Upon receiving the news of the Pope's death the American flag was hung at half mast between the priest's house and the church. He will send Hudson an article for the Ave Maria soon but will not be hurt if it is not published in the Ave Maria. He encloses the Latin inscription that was beneath the Tiara of Flowers at the Requiem Mass.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 5 pp. - 8vo - {2}


1878 Feb. 15
(Cusack,) Sister M(ary) F(rancis) Clare: Kenmare, County Kerry, (Ireland)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sent Hudson her two articles for notice in the Ave Maria but could not find a moment to write until now. She is just about to publish a ? and Nine of the Popes.

X-2-e - A.L.S. - 2pp. {1}


1878 Feb. 16
Freeman's Journal: (New York, New York)

The Catholic Church is in mourning for Pope Pius IX. Summoned to the Conclave, Cardinal (John) McCloskey left on the 9th, accompanied by his secretary, Father John M. Farley.

I-1-e - Newspaper Clipping - 2 columns - folio - {3}


1878 Feb. 16
Gravier, Gabriel: Rouen, (France)
 to (Richard H. Clarke): (New York, New York)

Gravier has just received Clarke's letter stating that he had a publisher for his translation of Gravier's work, and that Clarke was sending a copy. Gravier has received nothing as yet. He wants to see the copy and show it to the "Societies Savantes" and his friends. Clarke had asked for a copy of Gravier's work on Cavelier de la Salle. If Clarke meant Decouvertes et Establissements, Gravier has already sent it. If Clarke meant the Cavelier de la Salle, etude biographique et bibliographique, Gravier regrets that for several years he has had no more. Gravier has made a new study of North America for the Congres des Americanistes-Session de Luxembourg. He hopes to send Clarke a copy soon. Gravier will be pleased if Clarke sends the translation so Gravier can see what he had done.

I-2-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 16mo. - {1}


1878 Feb. 16

New York Tablet New York, (New York)

Two pages on the death of Pope Pius IX with a sketch of his life, the departure of Cardinal (John) McCloskey for Rome, and official announcements from different dioceses concerning Requiems and prayers.

I-1-e - Newspaper Articles - 10 columns - folio - {2}


1878 Feb. 16
Wimmer, (O.S.B.), Abbot Boniface:
St. Vincent's Abbey Westmoreland Co(unty), Penn(sylvania)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The Benedictine Sisters obtained from (Perché) permission to establish a new house in Covington to keep a boarding school there. They need a resident priest and begged Wimmer to establish a house for Benedictine Fathers on account of the springs where he could send the sick. Sister Scholastica, (O.S.B.), prioress, informed him that Perché consented. He has at present no abundance of priests, but, after a few years, he may have more priests than work and therefore accepts. He will try to make one of the Fathers next spring disposable for Louisiana. If his health will allow, Wimmer will try to go next spring to New Orleans to visit Covington and the neighborhood in order to learn for what he has to prepare. (Notation): Answered by Father (Joseph) Anstaett.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 4to. - {6}


1878 Feb. 17
Bulger, Eliza (M.): Albany, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Bulger apologizes for intruding on Hudson's busy time. She wants to know if Hudson thinks it would be rash to publish some of her better poems in book form. She has been urged to do this, but has been afraid to attempt it, but now she needs money to educate her ten year old neice who has had no religious influence. She wants to send her to a convent until after her First Communion. When she was in infancy and dying, Miss Bulger consecrated her to the Sacred Heart, and is responsible for bringing her up and now this thought agitates her greatly as she has no money. She has hope that her works will be accepted, and wants to bring her first book out now and consecrate it to the Sacred Heart as she had planned to do. She is awaiting the opinion of Hudson.

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


1878 Feb. 17
Howe, Rose (B.F.): (Springfield, Kentucky)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Kelly, Piet & Co. mislaid her sister's letter and failed to answer important questions. She is surprised that the American papers do not appreciate such a sublime victory of the Pope's infallibility over the king. She talks of the consolation that the doctrine of infallibility gives to the Pope. Hudson's account of the fallen king reminds her of a visit to Basle and mentions some incidents there. Howe went to little Basle as hotels are cheaper there. They were very contented. She describer a Dance of Death in nine frescoes at little Basle that excels in horror and wierdness all other Dances of Death. It was painted during a 15th century plague. The principal objects of interest to the tourist in Little Basle are the architectural and artistic works of benighted Catholics of the dark ages, taken over by the Protestants later. She is suffering from indigestion, liver pains, and sleeplessness, as well as coughing. She does not expect an answer but thought Hudson may be interested in her Catholic view of Basle.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 6pp. - 8vo. - {1}


1878 Feb. 18
Dorsey, Anna H.: Washington, (District of Columbia)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Mrs. Dorsey cannot understand why Hudson did not receive the reply that he speaks of as she intended to answer. This has been a year of great trial and anxiety for her. Her widowed daughter, Mrs. Eastman, has been ill, and they were afraid of losing her every hour. Mrs. Dorsey never left her daughter and often thought that she would sink under the ordeal. She wants to know if any of her stories were selected and if so she would sell the copyright for $150.00. She imagines that they will not want anything they have to pay for and thinks the title chosen for the library will interfere with its popularity. Mrs. Dorsey did not mean to find fault with "Nova" as it is a very beautiful story. The only point she finds fault with is where Hudson says that Protestants who have no idea of the true meaning of a religious vocation believe nuns and priests leave the world because they have a disappointment in love as Nova's disappointment in love turned her mind to heaven and service to God is an earthly paradise. She cannot understand why this should not be true, since Godtries His elect by adversities, and is not a disappointment in love one of the greatest? Protestants do not see as we do. They already have a love story about Pius IX. The tale of "Nova" will confirm their impression as they will say here it is in a Catholic Magazine; they admit it themselves. She is not finding fault in the story but drawing a comparison between "Adrift" and "Nova". She was severely taken to task by Mother Angela (Gillespie) for her story which Mother said suited a secular romance magazine. She tells Hudson that the best of her stories have been written for the Ave Maria. Mrs. Dorsey was shocked to hear from Mrs. (William) Sherman of Mother Angela's case and hopes the Lord will restore her health. She will gladly write for the Ave Maria, but informs Hudson that her pen writes for hire. The Jesuits are not in the best of humor at having King Victor Emmanuel's funeral at St. Aloysius, but Archbishop (James) Gibbon requested it. It is a grand time for Father Edward Sorin to be in Rome, and may be Father Sorin can tell them the whole story of the King's burial. The next Pope, according to prophecies of the holy women, is to be lumen de coeli, and she hopes this will be so.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 8pp. - 8vo. - {3}


1878 Feb. 18
Lambing, Father A(ndrew) A.: Pittsburgh, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Lambing asks Hudson if he thinks it would not be well to have the Bishop of Fort Wayne examine the "Mixed Marriages", so as to get approbation for the next edition. He wants Hudson to inform him of his suggestions in time to carry them out without being hurried; for a city pastor is not the most independent of men.

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


(1878) Feb. 20
Emery, S(usan) L.: Dorchester, (Massachusetts)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received Hudson's note. If he accepts the story she will appreciate it greatly. As yet she has not received a copy of the magazine (Ave Maria).

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1878 Feb. 20
Kain, John J., Bishop of: Wheeling, W(est) V(irgini)a
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Confirmation of Cardinal Pecci's election asked, also his papal name.

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1878 Feb. 20
Maus, Father John B.: Philad(elphi)a, (Pennsylvania)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Two years previous, while stationed in Mahanoy City, Maus bought olive oil and tapers from Messrs. Weaver and Sterry, but neither gave him satisfaction. The oil became black and muddy after 6 or 8 hours and the tapers did not last even 12 hours. These tapers, lighted at 9 o'clock in the evening are extinct by 6 o'clock the next morning. Maus tried these same products again in Philadelphia with the same results and so he has made purchases from a different firm advertising in the Journal. This new oil gave better satisfaction but Maus doubts its genuineness since it is off-color. He asks McMaster to aid him in his problem and feels justified in using lard oil for the time being.

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


1878 Feb. 20
Meany, M(ary) L.: Philad(elphi)a, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Meany has sent the first part to Hudson and fears the translation poor. She cannot work in long spells yet as she has had a season of utter prostration. She thanks Hudson for his sympathy, but tells him that she is getting used to so many disappointments. She is glad the Ave Maria is against Victor E(manuel) as every choir sent representatives in his honor at the Italian church. She comments on how the world has changed since Pio Nono died. She tells of material she was collecting, when taken ill, of societies and devotions in the parishes and especially of those established by the Sisters of Notre Dame, and is wondering if Hudson would like such sketches for the Ave Maria.

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1878 Feb. 21
Reilag, A. F.: Harrisville, Rhode Island
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Has Pecci been elected Pope?

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1878 Feb. 22
Hewerty, P M.: N(ew) Y(ork, New York)
 to W(illiam) J. Onahan: Chicago, (Illinois)

Hewerty did not acknowledge Onahan's invitation to the Second Regiment's Saint Patrick's Day dinner, since he thought that he would be there. However, Hewerty is now planning to sail to Dublin for a month or so and therefore cannot attend. He asks instead, that Onahan express the sentiments of a poem by Daray McGee.

IX-1-a - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16mo. - {1}


1878 Feb. 22
O'Meara, Kathleen: Paris, (France)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She will write the sketch on Father Lecordaire as soon as time permits. F(ather) Dennis was pleased to hear from Hudson and told her that Hudson may count on his poor prayers and those of his family. She wonders if there is any use in offering her story to the Ave Maria which she wrote two years ago at F(ather) Edward Sorin's and Mother Angela's advice. She feels as though this contains the most powerful teaching she has yet done. She cannot publish it in her country as Card(inal) Manning has made a personal request that she should not. The price on it is below what it actually represents. She wanted 100 pounds for it but she will let Hudson have it for 50 pounds. All men are full of joy at the election of Leo 13th. P.S. Her mother, whom she regards as a saint, prays that her story should appear in Our Lady's journal and has had this intention prayed for at Notre Dame des Victoires.

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1878 Feb. 23
Ceuppens, Father F(rancis) X(avier): Donaldsonville, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Ceuppens thanks (Perché) for the permissions and he will hold himself accountable for his suggestions since it is for a motive of economy in order to obtain food for his horses and mules. He must write again about Father (M.) Welté. Yesterday there arrived a messenger for a sick person at New River. He told Welte to go. Welté reappeared about 11 o clock and told him that it was his turn to go. This morning he said he was too tired. Ceuppens believes that his primary duty is to his present parish. Tomorrow he was to see Mr. McCoy from whom he hopes to procure sand in order to build a church; secondly, he is morally convinced that Welte will not preach at the high mass tomorrow. For these reasons and to make Welté practice obedience, Ceuppens wanted to send him to New River. Thanks to General Brent, at whose house Perché celebrated Mass, the toil of the trip is practically nonexistent. Welté would be satisfied if he could always have his own way. Ceuppens is tired of that and as long as Welté is with him it will be impossible to work as he wishes for the erection of the Church of the Sacred Heart. Ceuppens is leaving in a few minutes for New River.

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1878 Feb. 24
McClean, Eliza M. V.: Orange Co., N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss McClean just received the Ave Maria for February but cannot subscribe to it now. She would be glad to send in an article twice a month if it would be considered equivalent to payment for a subscription. She is sending a poem to Hudson that was printed in the Catholic Record a few years ago, minus her name, and it may be new to many of Hudson's readers. She has a short story that she will send Hudson soon. She wants to know the terms of joining the Association of Prayer.

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1878 Feb. 24
O'Farrell, Katie: Quebec, (Quebec)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

The cause for the delay in answering his letter was due to her sister's illness. She asks Hudson to pray for her, and to recommend her to the prayers of the Confraternity of our Lady of the Sacred Heart. She thinks it presumptuous of her to think that she could write columns as good as those in the Ave Maria, but she did not become discouraged when Hudson told her that he had no room. Her taste is for little historical sketches. She sends a sample of her work so that Hudson might tell her what her qualifications are. Since Hudson has no room for her work in the Ave Maria, she asks for advice as to where else she may take her work, and would like an answer very soon. She added a note saying that she has received a French education, and that she can translate French into English very well.

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1878 Feb. 25,
(Brownson) Orestes (A. Jr.): Dubuque, (Iowa)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Orestes thinks the price of $175 (for the sets of "Brownson's Review") must have scared Mr. Linehan as nothing has since been heared from him. Orestes does not think it would do any good to write to Mr. (Lawrence) Kehoe) as he will do more for Henry than for Orestes who is a stranger to him. Orestes asks if Sadlier made his January returns of which Henry spoke in Dec. Orestes supposes there is no use looking for dividends. Orestes is plodding along, still keeping from debt and that is all. This month's salary will enable Orestes to finich paying for the house and there remains $400 with interest to pay on the land, the only bad, dangerous debt he has on hand. Still the fencing and breaking of the first field has to be done this season to get a start towards making the farm pay taxes and self supporting. All are well. P. S. Orestes has changed his P.O box to "Drawer 220."

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


(1878) Feb. 25
Emery, S(usan) L.: Dorchester, (Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Emery thanks Hudson for the two dollars he sent her. Among the stories in the Ave Maria, those of greatest interest to her are "Cyril's Vocation", and "The Life of Pere Lacordaire". The latter article has a special interest to her for it recalls memories of an essay she submitted to the Month in 1876 on a related subject but for which she never received any acknowledgement. She has since rewritten and included a few revisions in this essay. Feeling that it would refer to and complement "The Life of Pere Lacordaire" and not having received any word concerning it from the Month, she asks permission of Hudson to publish it in the Ave Maria. Realizing a need at the present time for money she would appreciate it if Hudson would define the status of the two stories of hers which he has in his possession. If she enters the convent as she eventually expects to do it will be a great relief for her not to have to worry about financial matters. She refers to a statement in Dr. Butler's "Lives of the Saints" regarding the great care that should be exercised in selecting a religious director in order to be assured that he isn't proud. Then she speaks of a woman who caused herself great nervous strain by worrying whether her Confessor had proper humility. Emery, herself, doubts whether one can be sure of what one desires in a religious director although she believes that St. Elizabeth (of Hungary) was particularly blessed in hers. The woman who, as previously mentioned to Hudson, had lost her faith upon marrying a Protestant is Emery's sister-in-law. She asks Hudson to pray for this mis-guided woman.

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1878 Feb. 25
Howe, R(ose B. F.):
St. Catherine's Convent
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She is upset at seeing Our Lady of Loretto left out of the story of Our late Holy Father's epilepsy. The infirmarian suggested writing it for the Ave Maria. She feels as though Pius IX in heaven is indignant over this taking away of his beloved Lady of Loretto whom he idolized. She is writing this purely from devotion to Our Lady of Loretto and to Pius IX and does not desire to meddle in Hudson's magazine. They are elated at the election of Cardinal Pecci. It is he who consecrated them to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, gave them his blessing, loaned her mother his French paper daily, and sent his blessing to her mother when she was sick in Genoa. Pecci does not possess the beauty or musical voice of Pius IX, but he is grand looking and will look every inch a Pontiff. Pius IX looked like an Archangel. She can hardly walk; she is very feeble.

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1878 Feb. 25
O'Gorman, Richard: New York, (New York)
 to W(illiam) J. Onahan: (Chicago, Illinois)

O'Gorman regrets that he will be unable to attend the St. Patrick's Day banquet of the Second Regiment of the Ill(inois) National Guard. He praises the Irish race for their ability to grasp and take advantage of new opportunities offered to them by their new homes, such as the United States; and at the same time, lauds their zealous preservation and guarding of the traditions and historic memories of the homeland.

IX-1-a - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {1}


1878 Feb. 25
Paul, Daniel: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Paul gives his future address in Rome, and asks Hudson to send $10.00 to his brother in Emmitsburg, M(arylan)d. Paul is going to send Hudson a photograph of Pope Leo XIII.

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1878 Feb. 25
Rhodius, Mrs. M(arie): Indianapolis, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

Edwards' telegram came telling of the death of Sister Sacred Heart. She dreamt of the Sister almost every night last week. The telegram came too late for her to attend the funeral.

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


1878 Feb. 26
Harnais, Father M(athurin): Plaquemine, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)

If he had known of the numerous tasks Perché had on the occasion of the retreat and the glorious demonstration that followed it, he would have written much sooner about his parish. He will not speak of either temporal or spiritual matters since both are known to Perché everything is in disarray. In sending the inventory of objects belonging to the parish, he must warn him that the Registers of Marriages, No. 1 and No. 2 are missing and the Registers of Baptisms No. 1 and No. 3 are also wanting. He does not know what happened to them. If Perche knows where Father (Charles Victor) D'Hémécourt is to be found, he could perhaps say a few words to him or send his address either to Michael Schlatre or Harnais. (There follows a) list of objects belonging to the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Plaquemine according to inventory made February 2, 1878 by Harnais, R.A. Kearny, C.N. Rost, Michael Schlatre and James Crowell.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (French, English) - 4pp. - folio - {7}


1878 Feb. 28
Cullom, S(helby) M.: Springfield, Illinois
 to W(illiam) J. Onahan: (Chicago, Illinois)

Cullom has received the invitation to the St. Patrick's Day Banquet of the 2nd Regiment Illinois National Guard. However he has a previous engagement to an "Irish Literary Festival". He asks to be allowed to drop in later in the evening.

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


1878 Feb. 28
Egan, Maurice F(rancis): Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Egan encloses the sonnet, "The Heart Immaculate". He has just finished a memoir of Maurice de Guirin. He finds that the older he gets the harder it is to write. He is about to do Louis Veuillot. Two of his sonnets have been accepted by Scribner's and Egan is in good humor. As soon as he makes his debut, he will send Hudson the magazine.

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1878 Feb. 28
Murray, John O'Kane: Brooklyn, (New York)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Murray encloses a scrap that Hudson can use if he finds it suitable. Murray would like to have the word "Ojéda" accented on the "e" throughout the article if it is convenient.

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