University of Notre Dame


1878 April 1
M(orris), W(illiam) G.: Vicksburg, Mississippi
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Edwards for the papers. McGee's pontifical election and explanations are very interesting. He has subscribed to the "Louisville Catholic Advocate" and is well pleased with it. Father Picherett (Henry Picherit) in Jackson has been very sick. He writes from his father's office overlooking a good view of the Mississippi.

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

1878 April 2
Donnelly, Eleanor C.: Phila(delphia, Pennsylvania)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Miss Donnelly encloses a poem for the Ave Maria entitled "Ciborium of the Bees" for the usual price of $5.00. She is also sending a Lenten offering. "The Things of god", for the Scholastic and wants the editor to accept it with her wishes for a happy Easter. She says that both the Ave Maria and Scholastic improve with age.

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

1878 April 2
Raphael, Sister M.: Emmittsburg, (Maryland)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Sister Raphael received Hudson's frank opinion of the articles she had sent him and his opinion will be made known to the young writers who scarcely dared hope for a place in his journal. This will encourage their future efforts. St. Raphael is sending Hudson a catalogue of St. Joseph's Acadamy which was printed by the Sisters in their own printing office.

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

1878 Apr. 3
Howe, Rose (B.F.):
St. Catherine's Convent (Springfield, Kentucky)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, (Indiana)

Miss Howe received a disappointing letter from the English penitentiary at Loreto in which he says that he can find no proof that the cure of Pius IX was due to Our Lady of Loreto. She includes an inventory of his gifts to the Treasury of the Holy House made a short time ago. She incloses a German sketch of the Holy Father to prove that they do not imagine that he was cured by a pilgrimage to Loreto. She thinks every time he and the Sisters of St. Mary's enter the Loreto they should say a prayer that, if the Holy Father was cured by the lady of Loreto, it may come to light soon. She is going to continue her search for proof. Father Aegidius is going to visit Notre Dame and Miss Howe tells Hudson that he plays the organ well. Her sister received the design Hudson sent and she will send it on to Kelly, Piet, Co, She has corrected forty-eight pages of proof, and at that rate she believes it will take a year to bring the book out. If Hudson has occasion to write the publishers, she wants him to put in a good word for the frontispiece. Miss Howe believes that Anne Sadlier will have much to do before she can compare to Mrs. Dorsey when she enters the columns of the Ave Maria. She asks to be remembered to Father (Alexis) Granger. She believes that they are going to leave soon for S(aint) M(ary's) of the Woods.

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1878 Apr. 3
(Perch é, Napoleon Joseph, Archbishop of: New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to The Trustees: St. John the Baptist, L(ouisian)a

(Perch é) is sensible to the affectionate sentiments expressed in their letter of March 30 and he appreciates the motives which inspired the request they made, but he cannot act otherwise than he has done up to the present. Several years ago he announced his intention to form a new parish between St. John the Baptist. Everyone acknowledged the necessity for this. However, when he judged it timely to send a pastor to that new parish called St. Ives by some but which is under the protection of Our Lady of Prompt Succour, the Catholics of the principal part of St. John the Baptist contained in the new parish revolted against the pastor and against (Perch é's) authority. Their obstinancy has forced him to take severe measures which are extremely repugnant to him. He regrets that he is obliged to maintain the order forbidding Father (J.M.) Ravoire to accord them the prayers and ceremonies of the Church.

VI-3-a - L. Copy - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {3}

1878 April 5
Egan, Maurice F(rancis): New York, (New York)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Egan sent the Scribners to Hudson and he is how editorially connected with MeGee Illustrated Weekly, and would appreciate any suggestions from Hudson if he has time to make them. Egan is glad to get an opportunity in Catholic journalism. He is not responsible for the stories in McGee's. He asks Hudson's prayers that he may succeed.

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1878 April 6
Catholic Herald:

Sermon by Archbishop john B. Purcell on Hell. Two copies, one complete; one incomplete.

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1878 Apr. 6
Shea, John Gilmary: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Father E(dward) Jacker: (Pointe St. Ignace, Michigan)

Shea encloses a check for $22, his first installment of the promised $100. A gentleman from Buffalo (Orsamus Holmes Marshall) has written Shea at great length on a project for a (Father Jacques) Marquette monument on the island. A frame chapel with possibly the sanctuary of stone, using, if available, the foundation stones, using, if available, the foundation stones of Marquette's, and with a marble slab on the outer wall will, Shea thinks, be sufficient. Shea sent a copy of the article to Father F(elix) Martin in France.

II-2-o - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {4}

1878 April 7
Colette, Sister M.: London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Sister Colette is writing for the Mother Superior who is not very well. The mother bids her to tell Hudson that she is working on the story and hopes to send it to Hudson complete soon. She has looked through the old Ave Marias and has made a list of her works for which she has not yet been paid. She encloses this list and hopes it will correspond with Hudson's.

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

1878 April 8
de Pombriay, H(enri): St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

De Pombriay is sending the Vera Effigie S.U.D.N.G.C. to Hudson and hopes that he will be able to keep if for his personal property should Hudson's superior not wish, at present, this public devotion. De Pombriay has forwarded Hudson's letter for prayers to the oratory at Tours. He has not received any litanies or prayers, but that is because his grace of Tours left for Rome and did not receive his letter in time. Bishop (Stephen) Ryan permitted de Pombriay to send the revelations and Vera Effigies for examination. He prays that God may convince the Bishop of the truth of the revelations. In regard to the conversion of Hudson's father, De Pombriay tells of cases of reconversionone a relative by marriage and the other an officer in the French Army- made by Fr. Filly, S.J., and Mr. Dupont. They are now practising their religious duties. Hudson is to be of good heart and is to ask God to convert his father. He hopes all of Hudson's wishes are gratified.

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

1878 April 9
Robot, O.S.B. Dom Isidore: (Atoka, Indian Territory)
 to Charles Bownat: Louisville, Ohio

A receipt for $5.50 given by Bownat to St. Michael's Society. (In the James Alphonsus McMaster collection)

I-2-c - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {3}

1878 April 10
Byrne, Mrs. M. C.: Toldeo, Ohio
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

$5.40 is enclosed for 15 to be enrolled in the Confraternity of St. Michael of the Holy Rosary.

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

1878 April 10
Gibbons, JAMES, Archbishop of Baltimore: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Father D(aniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Gibbons says that whatever claims that Murphy had on the translation of the "Faith of our Fathers" he has surrendered. He says that he has offers similar to that of Hudson's in regard to some German translation that was suggested last summer. He wants to know on what terms Hudson will publish the translated edition, with Hudson taking care of all expenses. 40,000 copies of the English edition have been sold since December, 1876. He tells Hudson that he will try to make the terms as reasonable as possible, as money is a secondary matter to him.

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

1878 Apr. 10
Mignot, Father H(yacinthe Claude): Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perch é: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Bishop (Claude Marie) Dubuis, (C.M.), has charged Mignot with announcing to Perch é his success with Pope Leo XIII. He has obtained for coadjutor a Frenchman, Bishop (Peter) Dufal, (C.S.C.), formerly of Bengal. The Irish have worked against Perch é and against Dubuis, but in Propaganda they are beginning to be known as a captive party. Pech é can obtain Father (Joseph Marie) Millet for his coadjutor, but he must call together the bishops of the province and propose the three names he has sent, placing Millet first. If the majority is with him, the nomination is certain. If they are opposed, Perch é should have them send their reasons to Rome and he should make an agreement that the Carolinas will approve, and Millet will be his coadjutor. Cardinal (Alexandre) Franchi, Monsignor (Giovanni Battista) Agnozzi, and Monsignor Petroandorsi have promised to work for the nomination. According to the order that Dubuis has just received, he and his coadjutor must leave all the necessary papers in the hands of Cardinal (Giovanni) Simeoni. Bishop (William Henry) Elder is to be named to a more important post. Mignot will tell Perch é the place in a few days.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {11}

1878 Apr. 13
Hilliard, Father J.: Chevaigné, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perch é: New Orleans, Louisiana)

As Hilliard informed Father (Joseph Marie) Millet several weeks ago, he sends ten thousand francs which he loans for five years to the Diocese of New Orleans at 6% interest. This sum does not belong to him but he is responsible for it. He is the close friend of several priests of (Perch é's) diocese, particularly Father (Celestin) Frain whom he has known for more than 30 years. He also raised Father B whom (Perch é) has received on the recommendation of Frain. Despite all that has happened, he still loves B and he is thankful for all that (Perch é) has done for him.

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

1878 April 13
Oreglia a S. Stephano Al(oysius) Cardinal Prefect.: (Rome,) Italy
Decretum urbis et orbis.:

Since question has arisen over the enrolling of members of confraternities in absentia the Sacred Congregation of Indulgences and Relics wishes to call attention to a decree of the sacred congregation made April 28, 1761 especially for Mexico which forbids membership in absentia except once the members have been present. The Cardinal then quotes the decision of the Sacred Congregation on the question as answered by Cardinal N. Antonelli April 28, 1761 that such absent members were not be admitted nor were they to ask for permission to be members from the Holy Father. (Copy sent to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell).

II-5-f - Printed Letter - (Latin) - 2pp. - 8vo. - {1}

(1878) Apr. 15
Dorsey, Anna H.(anson): Washington, (D.C.)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She reminds Hudson that when he and Father (Edward) Sorin asked her to write something for the Ave Maria he told her not to hurry with her article since a story being published in the Ave Maria at that time would have to be completed before her work could be used. Thus, having completed the promised sketch she did not feel compelled to write to Hudson concerning it; instead she was merely waiting for him to decide when it would be needed so that she could sent it. The material for the enclosed story was taken from the "Life of Frederick Ozanam," a wonderful book about one of the grandest Christian men of this or any other century. She suggests that the Notre Dame library obtain a copy of this biography. As compensation for this manuscript she asks fifty dollars. This price, if the Ave Maria has ten thousand subscribers as Father (Edward) Sorin told Pope Leo, is surely not exorbitant. She objects to being paid per page unless the standard rate prevails. If they can make a satisfactory wage agreement she will gladly write for the Ave Maria as long as her strength will permit. This haggling over money matters is very disagreeable to her but circumstances force her to do it. She asks if Father Sorin is still in Rome for if he is she wants him to perform a little task for her while there.

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

1878 April 15
Kent, Charles: Kensington, London
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Kent has received Hudson's letter of April 2 containing a postal order for fifty dollars. He has forwarded the fifty dollars with the list of subscribers to Lourdes. Kent was charmed with a notice that Hudson put in the Ave Maria regarding his Weekly Register, and would like an extra copy of that issue of the Ave Maria if Hudson has one. The number Kent refers to contains an article by him introducing Napoleon's recognition of Our Lord's divinity. He tells Hudson that his commendation is very gratifying, and is counted among the rewards for whatever work that Kent has put in the Register.

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

1878 April 15
Laracy, Richard: Newark, New Jersey
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

one dollar sent by Miss Kate Laracy for Dom Robot is enclosed.

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

1878 April 15
Laracy, Richard: Newark, New Jersey
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

One dollar sent by miss Kate Laracy for Dom Robot is enclosed.

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

1878 Apr. 16
McCall, Thomas: Lettsville, (Iowa)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

McCall sends McMaster $5.75 as dues for the Indian Missions. He names the sixteen contributors of the money.

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

1878 April 17
Livingstone, L.L.: (Fort Wadsworth, New York)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Last night the postal card arrived. Livingstone placed Henry in imagination at the hotels, seeing the sights. Henry will have a nice time to travel home, Livingstone have tried the effects of blue pill today and believes in it. Henry's collar turned up behind where trunks had stood.

III-3-a - A. L. S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1878 April 23
Egan, Maurice F(rancis): New York, (New York)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's kind note filled Egan's heart and he has no way of showing Hudson how he appreciated his kindness. Egan is afraid that he will fail in the publication of the Illustrated Weekly, because there are so many tastes to be consulted. He is glad to know that Huds o n is praying for him. Egan is sending the sonnet, "Saint Theresa to our Lord", which was written by a French critic Sainte-Bruce, Egan will be honored by any criticisms or suggestions from Hudson.

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(1878) April 23
Emery, S(usan) L.: Dorchester, (Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson. (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She encloses a translation forwarded to her by its translator, miss Churchill, who would welcome payment for it if it is published in the Ave Maria. Emery also sends an article of her own which if it is too long can be shortened according to the instructions she gives herewith.

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

1878 Apr. 24
Benedict, (C.S.C.), Sister M.:
St. Mary's Academy, (Notre Dame, Indiana)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks him for the present he sent to Sister M. Providence and herself.

XI-1-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {3}

1878 April 24
Scanlan, M. F.: Hartford, Conn(ecticut)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Scanlan encloses two pictures of Bishop (Bernard) O'Reilly which are the only ones that he could find. Scanlan even asked the Bishop's nephew if he had any pictures of his uncle. Scanlan is also sending a year book with Bishop O'Reilly's picture in it, but the year book does not have Bishop (William) Tyler's picture in although several priests looked for it. Scanlan is returning the remainder over$.50 to Hudson in postage stamps. He could not get all the pictures that he thought he could for Hudson.

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(18)78 Apr. 24
Stücker, O.S.F., Brother Quirinus: St. Louis (Missouri)
 to (Herman Stücker: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Joh(ann) Wächter joined the army in March. His relatives in East St. Louis cheated him out of the money and he could not find work. He is stationed in Columbus, Ohio, but expects to be sent to the Black Hills. The holidays occasioned a good deal of work as only nine of the twenty-seven (Franciscan) Brothers were at home. Brother Franciscus, (O.S.F.) held the sermon in German at 10 A.M. He is happy to learn that Doris (Rust) and Laura (Rust) decided to go to Germany as her parents desire to see Doris once more. He hopes she finds peace with God before she leaves. He expects that she will speak at home of Herman's withdrawal from the Order. He wonders if he wrote to W(ilhelm) Reuter. (P.S.) All the (Franciscan) Brothers, especially Samuel, Rochus, Cyrillus, and Bernard, send their regards. The enclosed (no enclosure) letter is for Doris.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (German) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {7}

(18)78 Apr. 25
Lucey, Father J. M.: Pine Bluff, Ark(ansas)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Lucey asks for two tickets in the music Box raffle for the Indian Missions.

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

1878 April 26
Chisholm, Monica: Inverness, (Scotland)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre dame, Indiana)

She sends a photograph of her late father, at Hudson's request, as well as one of her mother which is a copy of a lithograph and was taken when she was assisting Austrailian emigrants. She would like Hudson to inform her of the safe receipts of the photographs.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16mo. - {1}

1878 April 28
Howe, Frances R.:
St. Mary's Institute, (Vigo Country, Indiana)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Howe wants Hudson to send a copy of the April 13th number of the Ave Maria as their copy form St. Catherine's has not been forwarded. Frances Howe wants the "cis" on her first name changed to "ces" on the address of the Ave Maria. She has been arguing with Kelly, Piet, & Co. about this and is afraid that her book will come out with a man's name. The interior scaffolding in the Church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is being removed. Miss Howe received a notice from Washington stating the the unfinished state of her copyright and is wondering if Mr. (Anna H.) Dorsey had to send two copies of the Ave Maria to the Washington library whenever her stories appeared. She answered that it would probably be better to let matters stay as they are and get a new copyright for her book. She asks Hudson if it would be possible to obtain two complete sets of the Ave Maria containing the article on Louise Lateau, now that two years have elapsed. Rose took the journey from St. Catherine's to St. Mary's very well, and the Sister say that she has improved since her arrival.

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

1878 Apr. 28
Rohan, E. D.: Norfolk, V(irgini)a
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Rohan sends $1. for a ticket in the Music Box raffle. His father's arm has not changed for the better so he asks for prayers.

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

1878 Apr. 29
Finn, L.: Edgefield, Tenn(essee)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Finn sends $2. for tickets in the Music Box raffle for the Indian Missions. If the lists are full, he asks that one ticket fee be returned.

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

1878 April 29
Golden, Johanah: Shawneetown, Illinois
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

$5 for St. Michael's Society for her family whose names are listed, is enclosed.

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

1878 April 3-
Ward Ede: Dayton, (Ohio)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

$2 for February and March from her two bands is enclosed.

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

1878 April 30
Fogarty, Michael: Good Thunder, Minnesota
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

$16.92 is enclosed for St. Michael's Society from his band of 47 members who whose names are listed.

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