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1878 May
Denton, Geo(rge) W.: New York, (New York)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

The office of the Garden City Park, notifies McMaster that the mortgage on his property, owned by Charles C. Denton and Dennis Moloney, remains unpaid. Arrangements have been made for the redemption of the property on easy terms and the circular asks McMaster to notify the office before June 1, 1878 if he intends to pay the mortgages. B. W. Hitchcock has no further connection with the property. The signature is printed.

I-2-c - printed form - 1p. - 12mo - {1}


1878 May 1
Bennett, Hattie E.: Independence, Kansas
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

She encloses $4 sent by members of St. Michael of the Holy Rosary. $2.75 is sent by a band whose names she sent last year and the balance by those whose names are enclosed.

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


1878 May 1
Rust, Doris: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Rust bequeaths to her cousin Herman Stücker, the legal son of William Stückerand Eleonora Kinderfader, born in the city of Bielefeld, Prussia, the contents of the house at 168 Customhouse Street; but should her daughter survive her she is the sole inheritor. Witness, Leon Bertoli and Ch(arles) De Fuentes.

VI-3-a - D.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {5}


1878 May 3
Russell, Father Matthew: Dublin, (Ireland)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Russell wants to thank Hudson for printing his poems, Hudson should not be thanking him. He asks Hudson to send a copy to him when he prints anything that he has written. He cannot get the Ave Maria as he has to limit his finances. Russell is sending Hudson a two-shilling book of Eucharistic Verses, and he is sure that Hudson will be kind enough to give notice of it in the Ave Maria. He would like Hudson to send that number to him.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 4pp. - crown 8vo. - {1}


(18)78 May 5
(Stucker), O.S.F., Brother Quirinus: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to (Herman Stücker: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He received his letter of April 23 telling him that Doris (Rust) and Laura Rust were planning to leave on the 28th. Brother Samuel (O.S.F.) and he started a novena for a safe journey. Doris's parents will be happy to see her because she has been absent more than twenty years. Should Doris tell their parents about (Herman)'s withdrawal from the Order, he should explain that he did not feel a vocation to be with an order. Joh(ann) Wächter is a soldier and stationed in Ohio. The Provincial, (Father Mauritius Klostermann, O.S.F.) left in March for Holland. Quirinus wonders how far Herman is in his studies and if he will be ordained this summer. Brother Paulus Evans, (O.S.F.) died in Memphis on March 18. (P.S.) Brothers Cyrillus, Samuel, Rochus, Bernard, and all the other (Franciscan) Brothers send their regards. Brother Hilarion, (O.S.F.) who had been the porter at Wiedenbruck, visited them last week and sends his regards. Brother Cyrillus, (O.S.F.) wishes to know the name of the Austrian priest and if his father had ever been at the monastery in St. Louis.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (German) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {10}


1878 May 8,
(Brownson), Orestes (A. Jr.): Dubuque, Iowa
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Henry's letter of the 4th gave Orestes great pleasure. Orestes pitched headlong down the stairs from the very top and is now uneasy about his head which may perhaps give way any day and leave him insane. He sympathizes with Henry who is suffering from the gout at an early age. Orestes asks that Fifine give a full account of all her children. John (Brownson) was married Easter tuesday (April 23) by Father (James) WArd, who boasts that he has sat at the table of the great Dr. (Orestes A. ) Brownson. (John's) wife is Mary Glass, second daughter of an Irish Jeweler of Fort Benton, Montana, whose family are living near Orestes in key West, four miles from Dubuque. John and Mary are to be back this week and go to the housekeeping in Rockdale, about 3 miles from Dubuque and one mile from Orestes. John will probably mine this summer with Ned (Brownson) until fall and then teach a school again 7 or 8 months. Orestes father-in-law, 71 years old, mother-in-law- 68 years old and their deaf daughter 47 years old, live with Orestes on the farm. Mary (Brownson) 19, Sarah (Brownson) 13, Annie (Brownson) 11, and Louisa (Brownson) 9 go to the school five miles from home. Mary is dull in everything but music. Sarah is in a higher class than Mary and a Brownson to learn, Annie sings best, tenor to easy times and soprano to anything excepts operate music. Louisa has only robust health and large soft black eyes to boast of. At home Rosa (Brownson) 7 and Charles 3 are the rest of the live. Of course Charles is the favorite. John and his wife are devout Catholics. Orestes hopes Henry can get Sadlier to make a statement soon.

III-3-a - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {12}


1878 May 11
Monroe, Mrs. Mary C.: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Mrs. Monroe sends a manuscript of a story that she has been advised would be suitable for the Ave Maria. It was suitable for the Catholic Youth's Magazine, but they do not pay for contributions. The author is almost an invalid with an orphan boy to support. Mrs. Monroe wants Hudson to inform her if he will publish the story, and what he is willing to pay as the pen is her only means of livelihood.

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


1878 May 12
(Hoyne, L. P.) H(orbert), (ex Brother): Grand Crossing (Chicago, Illinois)
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He writes with a heart full of grief to let Edwards know of his sad misfortune. Those who have driven him to these steps may have reason to regret it all the days of their lives. He would have gone to Notre Dame the night of the same day that Father (Patrick) Condon arrived there but he was too sick. He made up his mind not to return to Notre Dame as he knew they would not believe his excuse. He is preparing to start on a long journey and will commence very poor in a new place. He wrote to Father (Alexis) Granger (C.S.C., provincial) for money but he refused to give him anything. He wrote to the General, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C. in Rome but he did not answer. He thinks it is a shame after spending ten years of the prime of his life there. Fathers (Patrick J.) Colovin and (Dennis) Hagerty will be satisfied now that they know he has left. He would be a small, worthless man to take orders from Hagerty. He does not want anyone to know that he wrote to Edwards. (Edwards notes on the top that the ex. bro. certainly gave great scandal.)

XI-1-b - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {6}


1878 May 12
Morris, William G.: Vicksburg, Mississippi
 to (James F. Edwards): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Kate (his sister) was burned badly when her clothes caught fire from a coal oil lamp. His father's hands and feet were burned. Father Picherett (Henry Picherit) will annoint Kate today. The doctors have little hope of her recovery. His father is low-spirited; Morris has a good deal of business to attend to for him.

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


1878 May 12,
(Brownson) Orestes (A. Jr.): Dubuque, Iowa
 to (Henry. F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Orestes has not heard from Henry for some time. Orestes had a close call last week in March when he fell downstairs one night. He had his right foot broken, left knee and shoulder bruised, right hand and wrist sprained and stiff for life. He can write only with the fore arm and shoulder mouvement in excruciating pain. The two middle fingers of left hand broken. His son John (Brownson) was married the April 23 to a very exemplary young lady. Of course Orestes cannot thrash any school-boys, hereafter and must now depend on moral suasion, a doubtful expedient. How does he live? How has be lived through it all, how shall be live on? He asks Henry to write a long letter for he is lonesome and chess he can no longer play, last he lose what little brains he has left uninjuried.

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


1878 May 13
Laracy, Richard: Newark, New Jersey
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He encloses a dollar for the Benedictine Missionaries, led by Dom Isiadore Robot, in the Indian Territory. Also enclosed is a list of the contributors.

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


1878 May 13
McGee, J. A.: New York, New York
 to James. F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Edwards for the $8 and his kindness to the (McGee's Illustrated) Weekly. He will act on Edward's suggestion and publish more religious pictures. He sent Father (William) Corby, (C.S.C.) the special terms given to colleges wishing to advertise in the Weekly. Father Corby is mistaken when he says that he met McGee; he means Col. Jas. E. McGee who has been editor of the Weekly from its birth until a few months ago.

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


1878 May 14

New York, University of the City of, Class of '78, Law School New York, New York
 to (James F. Edwards): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The class invites him to attend the commencement exercises.

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


1878 May 15
Bulger, Eliza M. V.: Albany, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Bulger has given up the idea for the present of bringing out her poems in books form as a book of hers, at that time, might be premature. She thanks Hudson for his encouragement as she has great faith in his opinion.

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


1878 May 15
Mouisset, C.A.: Abbeville, L(ouisian)a
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana

Mouisset sends (no enclosure) the petition of a good number of inhabitants for the erection of a church and the nomination of a priest. Taking advantage of the fact that all the inhabitants are creoles and speak French, Mouisset took last year all the necessary steps to obtain a public French school, and, since September 3 she has been the principal of that school. Mr. Rosiclaire Landry offers to the church 6 acres of land belonging to Bayou Tigre.

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


1878 May 15
Perché, N(apoleon) J(oseph), Archbishop of: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Ferreol) Girardey, (C.SS.R.): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Incessant work and fatigue prevented Perché from answering Girardey's letter of the 7th immediately. The nomination of Mother Austin, (R.S.M.) as superioress of the Sisters of Mercy ought to run from the moment when there were a sufficient number of professed Sisters to form a community, 1874. Consequently, Mother Austin should remain superioress until 1880. He asks Girardey to thank Mother Austin for the translation of "The Spiritual Man" that she sent him.

VI-3-a - L. Copy - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {3}


(18)78 May 16
Faneuf, W. A.: Millbury, Mass(achusetts)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Faneuf sends McMaster $40. to aid the Indian Missions. This money has been collected by Mrs. Chloe M. Woodis of Millbury, from 100 contributors. He also sends $3. in subscription fees for the Freeman's Journal for one year's subscription. He asks that receipts be sent him for these two different amounts.

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


1878 May 16
Hellhake, Father H. A.: Columbia City, Ind(iana)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Hellhake sends McMaster $2. to aid the St. Michael's Society for the Indian Missions, and asks him to use the name Columbipolis in acknowledging the donation.

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


1878 May 17
Hoyne, L. P. (ex-Brother Norbert C.S.C.): Grand Crossing, Chicago Illinois
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He cannot comply with Edwards' wishes with regard to returning to Notre Dame. He received a letter from Father (Alexis) Granger (C.S.C. provincial) with the dispensation from his vows; so that settles the whole thing. He has a chance for a place in Chicago which he may have to take if he does not get his pass to a place far away. He asks Edwards to loan him $10.

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


1878 May 17
(Corrigan), Bishop M(ichael Augustine): Jersey City, (New Jersey)
 to (Richard Henry Clarke): (New York, New York)

The Synod was held on May 8th and 9th and Corrigan has the distinct recollection of mentioning the date to Clarke. The addition proposed to be made concerning the tenure of Church property will find its place in the appendix, which will not be put in the hands of the printer until July. So if Clarke thinks of anything of practical use to the clergy, Corrigan will be glad if Clarke will communicate such to him anytime during June.

I-2-n - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {1}


1878 May 18
Paul, Daniel: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Paul has received the remittance for the letters on the death of Pius IX, but not on the articles on Easter and wants Hudson to remit if he is going to use them. Paul is sending a piece of music written in the spirit of the Ave Maria. He has two others that will be ready soon, and reserves all copy-right as well as a charge of $15 for publication in the Ave Maria. If Hudson publishes them, he might add something about the nature of the music- not Church music, yet breathing religious sweetness. Paul says that were he the censor of church music for one year, he would eliminate the Tantum Ergo and vesper hymns as they sound more like the opera. Paul received the Swiss letters and he is very sorry not to have met Father Sorin when he was there. Paul is going to call on Hudson's friend, Mr. Hoban, who was on ceremonies at Dr. Chatard's consecration. The Roman Letters in the Catholic World are his and thinks that they will be continued, and he wants to know if the N(ew) Orleans Morning Star could afford a Roman Correspondence as he would like to write for it. He supports himself and his brother, and wants Hudson to help him if possible. P.S. He adds his address.

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


1878 May 21
de Pombriay, H(enri): (St. Louis, Missouri)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

De Pombriay tells Hudson that the delay in giving Father (Irenaens) St. Cyr's address was due to the fact that he had to see his uncle. He resides a few miles north of Corondelet at a place called Nazareth. If Father Hudson wishes to write, he must address his letter in care of the Sisters of Corondelet. St. Cyr knew (St. John Vianny) when at school and in the seminary; he is blind and does not like to trouble those around him. De Pombriay is hopeful for Hudson's success in obtaining information about the "pointed cure ars".

X-2-d - A.L.S. - - (postcard) - 1p. {2}


1878 May 21
M(orris), W(illiam) G.: Jackson, Mississippi
 to (James P. Edwards): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He announces the death of his sister Kate. She died happy and was wholly resigned. Father Picherett (Henry Picherit) was with her a great deal and also two Sisters. Morris promised to receive Holy Communion once a month for her. He asks Edwards to tell the Sisters at St. Mary's to pray for Kate.

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


1878 May 21
Paul, Daniel: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Paul asks Hudson to send a $10.00 postal order to his brother John Paul, whose address is M(oun)t S(ain)t Mary's College, Emmittsburg, M(arylan)d

X-2-d - A.L.S. - - (postcard) - 1p. {1}


1878 May 24
Peckman, Jr., Henry: Cleveland, Ohio
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana

He encloses $2 for a few back numbers of the Scholastic and also for the balance of the session. He asks if any of the old school mates will be at Commencement. He will be there if business permits.

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


1878 May 25
Baker, Sadie L.: Oswego, Illinois
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She tells Hudson that she was a frequent contributor to the Ave Maria some years ago under the name of "Charie S. Sillon". She never asked or received any remuneration, but the work of earning a living forced her to resign her favorite corner in the "Children's Department". She does not want to neglect her talent, and wants to combine this talent with earning a living. She tells Hudson to return the manuscript if he does not desire to purchase it.

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


1878 May 25
Elder, Cha(rle)s D.: N(ew) Orleans, L(ouisian)a
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Elder's young son, Henry C. Elder has received gratuitously, from an unknown agent in N(ew) Y(or)k, five engraved certificates for stock in the Silver Mountain Mining Company, supplsedly the result of a long forgotten investment, and now worth $500. This boy has never made any "investment" any larger than 25 for some prize or trinket and has always received his purchases through the mail. When the boy wrote the agent inquiring about the cash value of the stock, he received no answer, but in the mail of that day he received a statement from the Board of Directors, which he encloses. (Enclosure is present.) Elder believes the whole thing is a baited trap for gullible people and so asks McMaster to hunt up the company and if they are rascals, to warn the people of them. In case Elder misjudged them he wishes to be notified at once. P.S. He asks that the Freeman's Journal be continued to Father Denoyelle of Arnaudville, L(ouisian)a. The enclosures are as follows:

- A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. -


1878 May 20
Burtnett, N. J.: New York, (New York)
 to Henry C. Elder: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Burtnett, secretary of the Silver Mountain Mining Company, notifies Elder that 5 shares of the stock of that company have been entered under his name. The company is not going to assess any more stock since it now has sufficient capital to erect suitable buildings and machinery, and expects to put the mine on a dividend-paying basis in 3 months. He encloses a formal notice from the Board of Directors asking for $5 as assessments on the 5 shares of stock they have sent him.

I-2-c - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {3}


1878 May 25

New York Tablet (New York, New York)

Details of Cardinal (John) McCloskey's arrival in Rome. Also an article on the Jesuits in White Russia from the London Month; Father Stanislaus Czerniewicz and Catharine II.

I-1-e - Newspaper clipping - 9 columns - folio - {3}


1878 May 26
Damayrval, Ch(arles): Brest, Finistère, France
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Three years ago (Perché) was at Paris and administered Confirmation at the college of the Jesuits at Vaugirard. Damayrval received it. Today he reminds (Perché) of his promise to aid those whom he confirmed if they should ever come to New Orleans. Destined for the navy, he had a misfortune in his admission examination so that he will soon be 18, orphaned, and in danger of spending his life in idleness. He likes work and action and has resolved to go to the United States. He knows English and wonders if (Perché) could help him find an honest career at New Orleans. His address is at the home of Mr. Lainé.

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


1878 May 27
Charles, (C.S.C.) Mother M.:
St. Mary's (Academy) (Notre Dame, Indiana)
 to (James F. Edwards): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is invited to the entertainment given by the pupils in honor of Mother Superior (Mother M. Angela, C.S.C.)

XI-1-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 32mo. - {3}


1878 May 27
Emery, Mrs. Susan (L.): Dorchester, (Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Mrs. Emery sends a manuscript and hopes that Hudson can use it soon. She wonders if he objects to the thought about the wound of the Circumcision in her manuscript. She says the approbation of the Holy Fathers for the workers connected with one magazine gave her much pleasure. She is the only Catholic in a large family, and asks for Hudson's prayers for the conversion of her family. She wants to know if the expression on penance in her script is a mistaken one, and if it is, Hudson would please alter it.

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


1878 May 30
Gonley, J.W.: N(ew) Y(ork), (New York)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Gonley sends the certificate Henry requires and though he recollects he saw Henry's wound of the temple, he may have made a mistake about the fingers which may have been the third and fourth. If so Henry is to return the certificate corrected and Gonley will write another. He is glad to learn Henry's boy is better. If Henry knows the precise date of the operation, he is to give it also. (The certificate dated May 30, 1878) Gonley certifies that in 1862, at the battle of Malvern Hill, (Virginia), he examined Lieutenant Henry F. Brownson, U.S. Army, who was disabled by a gunshot wound just received in the temporal region, and that in 1863, on account of a gunshot wound of his right hand, Gonley performed resection of a portion of the second and third metacarpal bones, in consequence of which loss of substance, the functions of the hands are impaired.

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