University of Notre Dame


1878 June
Denton, Geo(rge) W.: New York, (New York)
 to Ja(me)s Al(phonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

A printed circular from the office of the Garden City Park, notifies McMaster that the mortgages 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 July 1, 1878, if he intends to pay the mortgage. B. W. Hitchcock has no further connection with the property. The signature, Geo(rge) W. Denton, is printed.

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(1878) (Jun.)
O'Connell, Father J(ohn) J.:
 to (Richard Henry Clarke): (New York, New York)

O'Connell wants to ask a favor. He is preparing reminiscences of Catholicity in the Carolinas and Georgia. He wants the dates of the deaths of Commodore (Raphael) Semmes and Major Fitzgerald. He asks if the remains of Fitzgerald are at Greenville, South Carolina. He would write to Mrs. Fitzgerald if he knew her address. He is grateful for the information he has obtained from Clarke's works and hopes to present Clarke with a copy of his own book this winter. The enclosed letter excuses itself. (William T.) Sherman's army burned Columbia. O'Connell conducted the inmates of the convent through the flames. He and thousands still living are witnesses of the truth of these statements. There was no cotton on fire when he occupied the unresisting city. This was a northern report circulated to conceal the shame of the act. He will insert whatever Clarke may offer in the interests of the Ursulines. His brother (Mather J. O'Connell) is pastor of St. Michael's Church in Brooklyn. (A note in pencil on the back says the other story of the fire in the convent attributed it to cotton set on fire by the Confederate soldiers. The convent was seeking indemnification.)

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(1878?) June 1
Fullerton, Georgiana: London, (England)
 To Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

According to Fullerton one of the consolations of being a novelist is the unknown friendships she develops merely through the medium of her books. Believing herself to have quite a few friends in America as a result of her writings she intends to capitalize on this popularity by soliciting these unknown acquaintances to buy lottery tickets for a book of autographs which she is preparing to raffle. The funds thus raised will be used to help build a noviciate near London for a poor and deserving religious order. By tracing the early development of the order and by correlating these early ventures with present conditions she clearly shows the necessity for the new building. Only with Hudson's intercession can this campaign succeed so as a first step in the program she begs him to publish this letter in the Ave Maria, thereby acquainting her readers with the nature of her need.

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1878 Jun 1
Starr, Eliza A(llen): (Chicago, Illinois)
 To Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She tells Hudson that her delay in sending the notice of the Art Magazine was needless but they, like the other Protestant magazines, are against her task. Westlake has an article called St. Andrew in the magazine and she is going to find out all she can about him from the Hutchisons, and she will write something about him for Hudson which will help them. She is obliged to Hudson for sending her the Stabat Mater with the stations. She intended to write a notice of it but dropped it when Hudson's came out. When Hudson sends her $100, he is to send her $50 and send $50 to her brother, Charles W. W. Wellington, at the address she gives. She hopes Brother Edwards uses his accustomed precaution so as not to have any misfortune. (Some of the page has been cut out) Neither she nor Mr. Wellington has ever had any trouble with his checks. She was glad Hudson kept "Causa Nostrae Laetitiae" until the doubt was settled. She would like to have Hudson send her two copies of "Santa Maria in Travesterere."

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1878 June 3
Flat Head:
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

Flat Head does not desire to take any part in the controversy between the Catholic Indian Bureau and a writer in the "Journal", P. H. D. Abbe J. B. Brouillet lived at Doctor White's house at no expense in Washington, and at Providence Hospital says Mass for his board, so he is not under much expense. Chas. Ewing, Indian Agent, has a large office and several clerks, yet he fails to understand why the Indians receive so little of the plunder. To stop this scandal, he asks if it would not be better to send the Abbe back to Washington Territory?

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(1878) June 7
Emery, S(usan) L.: Dorchester, (Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

At the request of friend Emery advocates the publishing in the Ave Maria of this woman's story "Lydia's Inheritance", which besides possessing literary merit gives a fine portrayal of one phase of New England life. If the story is suitable this friend would welcome remuneration. Emery would like to have Hudson's opinion concerning this story and her own article. "How One Manufacturer Paid His Dues". She notices a mistake in her name on the Ave Maria's mailing list.

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1878 Jun. 8

Freeman's Journal New York, (New York)

The sermon of Father T.N. Burke, O.P. on May 5 in Limerick at the dedication of a new pulpit in St. Saviour's Church.

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1878 Jun. 8

The Weekly Union (New York, New York)

The clergy and laity assembled on Wednesday to give a formal welcome to Cardinal (John) McCloskey lately returned from Rome. The Cardinal describes how the new pontiff Leo XIII received him. John McKeon gave the welcome of the people and the Cardinal's responding address is given.

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1878 June 9
(Russell), Dick: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
 to (James F. Edwards): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has been confined to his bed with the fever which he probably caught in Indiana. His family is going down to St. Mary's (Academy) for Commencement. He has a lot of books which Edwards is welcome to.

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1878 June 9
Hairland, Arthur P.: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He received Edwards' letter acknowledging the receipt of the Catholic papers which Hairland donated to the (Notre Dame) library. He has sanguine hopes regarding the students of Notre Dame. He would give the last cent and the last book he has if by so doing he could induce the Catholic youths to know their religion and the part the Catholic Church played in the history of the country so that they could maintain their rights. Every student should become familiary with "Letters of a Kentucky Catholic".

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1878 June 9
Rhodius, M(arie): Indianapolis, Indiana
 to (James F. Edwards): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She is free to visit Notre Dame at anytime, but wishes to know a date which will not interfere with the boys' studies.

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1878 June 9
Curran, Anne: Seneca Falls, New York
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

$1.35 for three months from her band for the Indians in enclosed.

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1878 Jun. 9
Stücker, O.S.F., Quirinus: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to (Herman Stücker: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He has waited in vain for a message telling of Dorchen's (Doris Rust) arrival at her parents'. Laura (Rust) has not yet written. There are only a few days left before his ordination. On the 17th he and his colleagues will become deacons, and on the 18th they will be ordained priests. He asks (Herman) to make a nine-day meditation for him and to let him know the day of his own so that he may do the same for him. He wanted to notify their parents but but did not know whether Doris had told them of (Herman)'s withdrawal (from the Franciscans). Recently he received a postcard from Joh(ann) Wāchter. If (Herman) would write to him, it would be a great favor. P.S. He sends regards from Brothers Samuel, Cyrillus, Bernardus, and Rochus.

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(18)78 June 11
Delly, Miss Jane: Waukegan, Ill(inoi)s
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Kelly sends McMaster $11.55 for the Indian Fund. Father (E. W.) Gavin (of Waukegan) is one of the 54 contributors. She names eight others who have donated the money.

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1878 June 11
Howe, Rose B. F.: Vigo, Co(unty), Ind(iana)
 To Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Rose Howe asks the whereabouts of Father Aegidius as she has never answered his letter. She hopes to write to Aegidius the following week from Valparaiso, where she and her mother are going. From there she will send Hudson the manuscript of an article that he had asked for a year and a half ago. She supposes that her sister's books have been received by him. It is handsomely gotten up but there are a few typographical errors. Miss Howe has gained in strength and everyone finds her improved. Rose and her mother are going to remain in Valparaiso until her sister has superintended the airing of the house.

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1878 June 12
Adam, J.: Santa Cruz, (California)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Adam has received Hudson's letter with the invitation to the commencement exercise which he cannot attend. Not long ago Adam received an application for a teacher's position from a young man who had a recommendation from Hudson. Adam could not accept his offer because of lack of funds. A Franciscan brother was teaching, but had to leave because of poor health and Adam had a difficult time getting a few dollars from his people to pay him. He believes it is providential that he did not meet the Very Rev. Father Edward Sorin, for if he had obtained from him two brothers, he does not know how he could have supported them. He and his assistant will be obliged to teach. Adam is glad that the manuscript arrived safe and Hudson is not to trouble himself concerning the publication as Adam has no interest in seeing them in print. Once in a while he writes only to satisfy his desire to do something in honor of Our Blessed Mother. He thanks Hudson for the copy of Miss Howe's book. He is going to try to get a photograph of Bishop (Thaddeus) Amat, but does not know about Bishop (Francis) Mora, as so far, he has always refused to sit down and let the likeness be taken. Maybe now that he is the Bishop of the diocese he will yield to their entreaties. He asks the prayers of the Fathers and Brothers and also that God will give Hudson strength to remain at the head of the Ave Maria. He encloses a P. O. order for his subscription of the Ave Maria.

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1878 June 12
Dormer, James H.: Buffalo, (New York)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Dormer tells Hudson how grateful he and the committee were to him, Father Corby, the faculty, and students of the University, for Hudson's kindly dispatch. It brought great applause at their most successful banquet, and all of them are indebted to Hudson. (This is written on the front page of the invitation to the above mentioned banquet in Buffalo. It includes a list of the committee for that occasion.

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1878 June 12
Genin, Father J. B.: Duluth, Minn.
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Last Saturday, he arrived, though unwell with his right hand swelled and inflamed. He found McMasters letters, and the offerings of friends. When he's well, more will be written. Today he sent McMaster a box containing a buffalo rode from Sitting Bull, a tomahawk and a pair of moccasins. Since he is not well, he asks McMaster to thank those who befriended him.

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1878 June 12

Murphy, J(ohn) & Co., Publishers Baltimore
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

They enclose photographs of Archbishop (James Roosevelt) Bayley, Archbishop (James) Gibbons, Bishop (John) Lynch, Archbishop (Martin J.) Spalding, and a group of seven Archbishops of Baltimore. They could not procure photographs of Archbishop Alemany and Bishop Dubois.

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1878 June 12
Ward, Ella: Dayton, Ohio
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Two dollars is enclosed for April and May for two bands.

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1878 June 13
Russell, S.J., Father Matthew: Dublin, Ireland
 To Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

A copy of his first book "Emmanuel: A Book of Eucharistic Verses" has been mailed to Hudson for notice in the Ave Maria. The publishers inform Russell that it is hard to get books safely into the United States. He is grateful to Hudson for sending the numbers in which his pieces have appeared. Soon he hopes to publish a volume called "Our Lady and the Saints". A June number has been mailed to Hudson and he will mail No. 5 as soon as possible. Serveral subscribers have been lost through a certain agent in Cincinnati. He suggests Hudson ask for No. 5 of the Irish Monthly in the Ave Maria if he thinks it worth while. He cannot accept an exchange with Hudson as the Ave Maria is superior to the Irish Monthly. He would like to have some notice in the Ave Maria about the Irish Monthly. P.S. Could Hudson find a printed copy of "St. Patrick"?

(With this letter is this postscript) In the June Irish Monthly is an article that may be suitable for the Children's Department of the Ave Maria which could be altered some. It is called "A Child's Temptation". In "A Yark and Lancaster Rose," which is told in a good spirit, the least agreeable to young people is Florence Ingram. "Willie's Revenge" by Katherine Roche would be a very useful story for the children.

Last Postscript. Hudson will be listed as a subscriber. The numbers from January will be ordered for Hudson tomorrow. The subscription price is 7 shillings a year plus 1 for postage which makes the American subscription 8 shillings. He does not know what this is in American money, but would like to know.

(A note which has come with this letter) The story of Mater Admirabilis would serve for other months besides May. Space could be saved by not dividing it into stanzas, of which it does not consist.

(On the back of the a notice of Russell's book, "Emmanuel," is a note that has come with this letter) Russell has had generous praise from Father (John Henry) Newman on this book. Others who have given praise to Russell for his book are: Aubrey de Vere, Doris Florence MacCarthy, Lady Georgiana Fullerton, Miss Kathleen O'Meara, (Grace (Ramsay), Professor Edward Cowden, of Trinity College, Dublin.

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1878 June 14
Lambing, Father A(ndrew): Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania)
 To Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Lambing received the invitation to the University commencement, a letter from Hudson and the approbation of the "Mixed Marriages". He will submit the pamphlet to the Bishop for approval. He plans to attend the commencement if nothing interferes but a parish priest may well be called the creature of circumstances.

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1878 Jun. 14
Raymond, Father J. F(rancois): Opelousas, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Raymond was sorry to learn of (Perché's) distress. He sends 2 money orders for $50 each in the name of Father (Joseph Marie) Millet: one for 5% of the rent from the pews and the other for the Diocesan Association. He reminds (Perché) of the business with which the widow of Anatole (Jamey) Jamet wished to entrust him. (Perché) sent to Raymond a power of attorney for the sale of two pieces of land near the church which belonged to Father (Victor) Jamey) Jamet. Raymond wrote to New Orleans about it but without reply. If that lady or her cousin, Mr. (Jamey) Jamet, the agent of the Ursulines, wishes him to continue, they should send him the information he requested. He asks (Perché) for permission for the Sisters of the Holy Family to establish in their school a small Association for the children who have made their First Communion. They would remain in it until ready for admission to the Archconfraternity of St. Joseph. As for the Convent of the Immaculate Conception, all goes well. Raymond has observed strictly all of (Perché's) recommendations. As for the other resolutions, he believes he has been faithful. The parish is in good shape in regard to religion and piety. The retreat preached by the Redemptorists during Holy Week did much good, although it was a little short. Father Du Naur, (C.SS.R.), at the start announced that it would be a matter half-made. Du Naur complained to some of the faithful that the offering Raymond made was insufficient, but that was because of the great distress. He thanks (Perché) for having sent him, in Father (Eugene Joseph Lavaquery) Lavaiqueri, such a good assistant. He does not know whether (Perché) has made up his itinerary for Confirmations yet, but he hopes that he will spend several days at Opelousas.

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1878 June 14
Rhodius, M(arie): Indianapolis, Indiana
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She will leave for (Notre Dame) Tuesday. F. Wade would like to come up if he would get an invitation. He will bring Edwards an annual pass on the Pennsylvania Railroad.

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1878 June 15
Farley, Father Jo(h)n M.: New York, New York
 to Father A. Tanquerey S.S.: (?Baltimore, Maryland?)

Farley writes Tanquerey that he has shown his photograph of (Pope) Leo XIII to his Eminence (Cardinal McCloskey) who has promounced it the best he has yet seen. His Eminence considers Tanquerey's copy in Indian ink, admirable.

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 (Contained in James Alphonsus McMaster's papers.) 

1878 June 15
Zahm, C.S.C., Father J(ohn) A.: (En route to Europe)
 to (James F. Edwards): Notre Dame, Indiana

He expects to be in Queenstown tomorrow, in England Monday, and in Germany Wednesday. Then he will write to Father (Thomas) Walsh, C.S.C.) He asks Edwards to arrange to have those specimens Mr. (Ernest) Kitz was speaking of sent to Notre Dame, either directly or through Mrs. (Marie) Rhodius, and also a letter of introduction to Mr. Kitz' father at Frankfort-on-Main. He is depending on Edwards' help in getting the specimens. His address in Germany is Cologne, care of Father Bellesheim. He asks that Edwards send the Scholastics to his Paris address, care of Father Champeau, College de St. Croix, Neuilly.

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1878 June 18
Robot, O.S.B., Father Isidore: Atoka, Indian Territory
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Because of the spring rains they received their mail irregularly. He would appreciate McMaster's explaining to him Archbishop (James) Gibbons inaction and Father (John B.) Brouillet's silence. He is in need of some money and in acknowledging the receipt, he will correct his last acknowledgment. He has translated some portion of the life of Father Muard into English and is anxious to secure a writer to correct his translation and help in publishing it.

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(1878) June 19
Emery, S(usan) L.: Dorchester, (Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sends two articles commenting on the works of Emily Bowles with the intention that they be printed in the Ave Maria. She wants Hudson to pray that she will be able to devote her whole self, body and soul, to doing the will of God.

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(1878) June 21
Emery, S(usan) L.: (Dorchester, Massachusetts)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received two letters from Hudson, one containing seven dollars in payment for her story "Peter Audubon", and the other in answer to her letter regarding her friend's manuscript. Concerning the payment she believes a mistake probably due to a misunderstanding was made but she doesn't care to quibble over financial matters with the Ave Maria. About the other letter: her friend has taken it thus leaving Emery without being too well acquainted with its contents. However, she states in answer to Hudson's queries that her friend's name is not Miss Batson, that she, Emery, did not write "Fly-Wheel Bob", and that the friend sends a manuscript she has on hand even though it does not pertain to the Blessed Virgin. If certain obstacles were removed from her path she feels confident that she could write articles to Hudson's satisfaction. She begs Hudson's prayers for herself and her Protestant family.

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1878 Jun. 24
Churchill, (Harriet) B. "Hattie": Mattapan, Mass(achusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hattie B. Churchill apologizes for keeping Hudson waiting so long for the closing lines of Lydia's Inheritance. She is having difficulty in making some alterations and any suggestions of Hudson's will be appreciated. If the magazine pays for translations, (Miss)? Churchill has a quaint flemish legend to send that she is sure he will like. She has sent a "Legend of Basla" which was in one Ave Maria to Mrs. Hecker for the "Young Catholic". Miss Churchill has no objection to Hudson knowing her name but does not want it to appear in print.

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1878 June 25
Akin, R. L.: Evansville, Indiana
 to James (F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He received the invitation for commencement but regrets that business compels him to forego the pleasure. His recollections of college life afford him much pleasure. He asks to be remembered to Father (William) Corby, (C.S.C.), and to Professors (Arthur J.) Stace and (Timothy E.) Howard.

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1878 Jun. 25
Blanchet, Archbishop F(rancis) N(orbert): Portland, Oregon
 to John O'Kane Murray: (Brooklyn, Long Island)

He acknowledges Murray's letter of June 5. He sends certain corrections for Murray's book—on page 341, Murray is not correct in saying "In 1840, with one companion, he started on his sublime mission." In 1841, Blanchet started alone, for the Rocky Mountains, spent two months among the Steelheads, baptized 600 of them, and returned to St. Louis; and, in 1841, he returned with two other fathers and founded the St. Mary's Mission. On page 343, Murray says "and in Oregon to bring the Yakamas and other tribes to cease hostilities." One pagan Indian had killed the agent of the reservation in 1853. In 1856, the volunteers burned down the whole mission of he Oblate Fathers. Father (Peter) de Smet (S.J.) was there for nothing.

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1878 June 25
Howe, Rose B.F.: Valparaiso, (Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Rose believes that Father (Michael M.) Hallinan, of LaFayette, may have informed Hudson that she left the city on the same train as Father Hallinan. She and her mother reached their destination safely, and she received his letter upon arrival. She finds that Miss (Eliza Allen) Starr's notice does not appear, and realizes that the press of business and the company Miss Starr always has in Chicago at this season has kept her busy. In case Miss Starr should fail to do it, she suggests a J.A. Wilstach, a prominent Catholic of La Fayette. He is a convert, has a fine cultivated mind, and is a member of Father Hallinan's parish. He called on Miss Howe, and after reading her sister's copy was very enthusiastic and told her sister he was going to make a special study of her work and place it in his library beside Henri Lasserre's work. He has unbounded admiration for Henri Lasserre's "Notre Dame de Lourdes". Wilstach is a grey headed gentleman and to hear him talk about Lourdes you would think that graces had materialized for him. He is also a friend of her aunt, Mother Cecilia, and would gladly do this favour for her. Hallinan pronounced the book perfectly orthodox and predicts a wide circulation, and wants it circulated in LaFayette. The editor of the Central Catholic and Louisville Catholic Advocate promised a review. P.S. She has an ex-voto for the wall of Hudson's Loreto, but it is too breakable to send by Express.

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

Paul tells Hudson that he has met his friend Tobin, and that he is a splendid fellow, and that Tobin is now in second year of a four theology course. A friend of his indicates that the De ea office is that of the mythical Popess Joanna. Paul would like to have Hudson remit upon publication of what he has enclosed as he plans a summer trip and says that a little change comes in handy. He asks if Hudson has read his (Paul's) diary.

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1878 June 27
Murray, John O'Kane: Brooklyn, (New York)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Murray thanks Hudson for the invitation to the commencement exercises of Notre Dame. He has been ill with malarial fever and is just now recovering and gives thanks to Hudson as if he had enjoyed the brilliant affair.

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1878 Jun. 29
Polydore, Father C.: Périgueux, France
 to Archbishop(Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Four years ago, on June 19, 1874, he embarked from Brest for North America going to seek alms for his church which was then being constructed. His parish has 7,000 souls. On July 20, 1871, the the same day as the burning of the Archbishop's residence in Bourges, his church was also burned. (Arch)bishop (Ignatius) Bourget of Montreal accepted him and over the course of two months he received $3,000. Bishop (Joseph Nicholas Dabert) of Perigueux wrote to him to pursue the work, but the ill will of most of the bishops of Canada and the northern United States, discouragement, etc. determined him to return to France. At present the work on his church of St. Martin has absorbed 200,000 francs and he does not know where to find the 100,000 necessary to complete it. A confrère from Périgord whom (Perché) had received in New Orleans, Father (Ennemond?) Dupuy, told him how good Perché had been. He wonders if it would be possible to find four or five thousand dollars in New Orleans. His plan is to spend the winter there, to go north in spring, to spend the summer in Canada, and to return to France after a year's absence. He made the acquaintance in Montreal of one of Perché's priests, Father Beaubien who will perhaps remember him. His recommendations at the time of his last trip included a letter from his bishop to the bishops of North America, a letter from Mr. De Fourtou, minister of the Interior, to the Bishop de Charbonnel, formerly bishop of Toronto, a letter from Bishop de Ségur, a letter from the Provincial of the Jesuits, a letter from the Rector of the major seminary of Périgueux, a letter from the superior of the Lazarists of Périgueux, a letter from the Superioress General of the Sacred Heart, a letter for the superioresses of the Little Sisters of the Poor, the letter of the (Arch)bishop of Montreal, and finally he would have letters for New Orleans and for San Francisco. He would also have a passport and a célébrèt.

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1878 June
Attenis, Countess: Vienna, (Austria)
 to Countess Hartegg:

For two years Mrs. Alice Seymour has taught the Countess' daughters English and piano. Mrs. Seymour is an English authoress, a singer, and an artist at the piano. She left the Countess' home at her own wish in May, 1878. (Copy of a letter.) (Found in the Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C. paper.)

On the reverse side:

1876 Apr.
Styrcca, Victor de: Bucharest, (Roumania)
 to Madame (Alice) Seymour:

Styrcca expresses his sorrow at the change being made, as much because he had noticed the great progress that his children had made under her (Madame de Seymour) direction, as by the mutual attachment between her and the children. (Copy of a letter.)

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