University of Notre Dame


1878 Nov. 2
Freeman's Journal: New York, (New York)

One whole issue of 8 pages.

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1878 Nov. 2
Stace, M(ary) A(nn): Church-Town, O(hio)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Having received the letter and remittance she immediately sent a receipt to the writer of the letter. Afterward noticing that the receipt was to be sent to Hudson she now gratefully sends it to him. Despite many difficulties she and her pastor are continuing to run the school. It would help to establish this institution on a firm and permanent foundation if Hudson would secure for her several translating assignments to do since any money she might earn would greatly aid in their determination to maintain the school. With the death of their bishop the number of clergy in their diocese who have died in the past years is five.

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1878 Nov. 3
(Brownson) Jr. Orestes (a): Dubuque, Iowa
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Orestes thanks Henry for the $50 check and can not find words to express his gratitude. Henry urges Orestes in his letter no to despair, but it seemed so hard to be stopped just when he was coming out of hard times. It was very mean to be thrown out of a 14 years position without warning to accomidate a saloon politician. As Henry says, it may be for the best. It brings Orestes away from the denunciations of the Church against the partisans of Public Schools and it relieves Orestes of the charge of 600 children. $200 will finish paying for his homestead, 43 acres on which he can make a living. He has a field fenced and a small crop raised, so that he has plenty of corn bread now, and vegetables. Money is so scarce and times so hard that to pay a part satisfied creditors for a long time. The $50 has relieved Orestes more than Henry can imagine. There is plenty of farm produce this season and corn is 20 per bushel, oats 15, less than half the usual prices. Lead is only $14 per thousand pounds, formerly from $40 to $100. This has stopped mining on his place. Mr. (Bart. E.) Linehan says nothing about purchasing the sets of the Review. Orestes Hopes Henry will escape the $820 yearly rent, which is more than any house in Dubuque rents for. Orestes congratulated Henry upon moving into his own home as nothing is more pleasant to the women folks.

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1878 Nov. 4
Robot, O.S.B., Father Isidore: Oberlin, Indian Territory
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

During the first part of October, he was informed that he had been nominated by Pope Leo XIII to be an Abbot. It is an encouragement to him and to the mission. He extends his thanks for the box which McMaster sent him free of charge.

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1878 Nov. 6
Emery, Susan (L.): Dorchester, Mass(achuse)tts
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She mildly protests against being paid for an article of hers printed in the Ave Maria since the story was intended to be a free offering to the Blessed Virgin. Hoping that the payment was made as the result of a misunderstanding she returns the money. She submits an article for the Ave Maria which she had previously sent to the Month and Catholic Pioneer. Not being entirely certain that it was not published she asked for help from Mr. Arnold whose advice she quotes in this letter. He thinks it quite proper to send the article to another magazine. She leaves the making of the final decision to Hudson. The story of the daughter of the Episcopal minister expecially pleases her. However, she cannot understand how the Episcopalians can stubbornly deny the authority of the Pope while at the same time they tenaciously cling to their theories of Episcopal succession. To her the two ideas are incompatible. She wishes Hudson to explain in what the feast of the Four Crowned Kings is.

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1878 Nov. 7
Baker, Sadie L: Oswego, Illinois
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She does not clearly understand the meaning of Hudson's letter of November 6th. If by hesitating to admit "Farther Shore" to the children's section of the Ave Maria he meant to imply that he preferred it in the adult section Hudson has her permission to place it there. If Hudson wanted his statement to be construed as a rejection notice she asks that the manuscript be returned at her expense. She intends to send another story soon.

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1878 Nov. 8
Montgomery, Zack: Oakland, Cal(ifornia)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Montgomery thanks McMaster for the favorable notices he gave Montgomery's book on the school question, "The Poison Fountain." The previous August, McMaster suggested that "The Poison Fountain" should either be re-published on the East coast or forwarded in a considerable number of copies to some New York publisher, because the demand for the book in the East could not be fulfilled. Without expressing any preference, McMaster also submitted the name of O'Shea as a reliable Eastern publisher. Following these suggestions, Montgomery sent O'Shea 250 copies of the book on August 28 and asked him whether he would buy them outright or sell them on a commission basis. Two months passed during which time Montgomery heard no news from O'Shea, and not knowing if the books and the letter had reached him at all, sent a telegram. O'Shea promptly answered the telegram, acknowledged the arrival of the books, and promised to write him soon, but now another three weeks have passed without news. Montgomery has done his part in good faith, and now asks McMaster to see O'Shea personally and inquire on the matter. He greatly enjoys McMaster's crushing articles on liberal Catholicism. These liberals are to the Catholic Church what the Policy Democrats have been to the Democratic party, but without the same results, since the Church can withstand the blight through her Divine origin, but the Democratic party has no such guarantee. (He encloses the following:)

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1878 Aug. 23
Montgomery, Zack: Oakland, Cal(ifornia)
 to W(illia)m P. O'Shea: (New York, New York)

Montgomery following the suggestion of James A. McMaster in the Freeman's Journal of Aug. 17, has directed A. Roman and Co. to send O'Shea 250 copies of "The Poison Fountain of Anti-Parental Education." This number is as many as can be spared from the Pacific Coast. He will sell O'Shea these books at $85.00 per hundred copies delivered, or else allow him to sell them upon the usual commission basis, whichever way he chooses. He asks that O'Shea inform him of his commission rate, if he decides in that direction, and lists $1.50 as the retail price of the book on the West coast. A further supply of books, if desired, can be printed without too great delay since the work has been stereotyped. Any ideas which O'Shea cares to submit will be gratefully accepted. Montgomery sends two sample copies which will arrive in advance of the shipment and also a circular containing numerous endorsements of the book. He encloses the article from the Journal in which McMaster has suggested this proceeding.

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1878 Nov. 9
Hoyne, L. P. (ex-Brother Norbert, C.S.C.): Exeter, Nebraska
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He would like to know what is the matter that none at Notre Dame will write to him. He does not like Exeter very well and wrote to Father General (Edward Sorin, C.S.C.) and Father (Alexis) Granger for assistance, but received no answer. He intends to return to Chicago. As they have treated him badly, he can do the same. He will not hesitate to take his case to any court of justice. P.S. He teaches Sunday School every Sunday and the priest is well pleased with him.

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1878 Nov. 10
Sampson, Jas.: Trenton, New Jersey
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He received Edwards' letter and photograph. He is happy to think that there was no ill-feeling on that subject. He feels sorry now that he spoke to Edwards of it. Jim wants to go to Notre Dame; he thinks he would grow big like George. Jim can do so; although Sampson is greatly grieved, he is not discouraged with the institution and thinks it will make a man of one of his boys yet.

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1878 Nov. 11
Le Pailleur, Father (Augustin Marie): La Tour St. Joseph, St. Pern, Ile-et-Vilaine, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Knowing (Perché)'s great benevolence toward the Little Sisters of the Poor who are found in his diocese, Le Pailleur asks him to support by testimonial letters their request to the Holy See for approbation of the constitution which have governed them since their origin. Today they have more than 170 establishments. Le Pailleur signs as Founder and Superior General of the Sisters.

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1878 Nov. 11
Purcell, J(ohn) B(aptist), Archbishop of: Cin(cinnati), (Ohio)
 to John R. English: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

With pleasure he contributes a few volumes to the Lemomier Library for the use of the students of the University of Notre Dame and signs his name as English wishes him to do. He would have liked to have met English in his home in the midst of his family. He shall respond to his request by the earliest opportunity to be afforded him by the Reverend Director of St. Joseph's College of Cincinnati. He sent a letter and a book to English's parents but since he has not heard from them in 15 days, he presumes they did not reach them. He prays God to bless him, his parents and his Alma Mater.

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1878 Nov. 13
Egan, Maurice F(rancis): New York, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E). Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He received the remittance Hudson sent, and he hopes that Hudson received the extra copies of the magazine containing his poem, "Louis de Seille" which he authorized the publishers to send to Hudson. Despite proddings from the editor of Scribner's encouraging him to write more sonnets this was the only one Egan has composed for a long time.

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1878 Nov. 13
Young, Alice: Paris, (France)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sends a Christmas story translated by her from the French language which she asks to be published anonymously in the Ave Maria. Any Payment she receives for this story will be used to help support a destitute friend of hers.

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1878 Nov. 14
Kilroy, Father E.B.: Stratford, Ont(ario, Canada)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Through a mutual friend, Father (Peter Paul) Cooney, Kilroy learned that Hudson is trying to acquire a complete set of Brownson's Review. Having a large number of extra and odd volumes himself and expecting that Hudson's collection is in the same condition, Kilroy suggests that they exchange these surplus numbers thereby assisting each other in the acquisition of a complete set. According to Kilroy the mission conducted by the Holy Cross Fathers at Stratford was a great success. At present a mission is being held at Windsor.

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1878 Nov. 15
Hutchison, Anastasia M.: Bath, England
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

In place of her husband who is ill she acknowledges Hudson's note of October 24th and thanks him for regularly sending them the Ave Maria. They enjoyed the "Visit to the Blessed Sacrament" very much and would appreciate it considerably if Hudson would enclose two more copies within the pages of the next Ave Maria he sends. Her husband, who was instrumental in revising "Catholic Relief" sent a copy of the latest volume to Hudson who, he hopes, will recommend some improvements for the next edition. He also sent the pamphlet "Borne's Recruits" containing the names of converts to the Church and he promises to send the newest copy when it appears. They obtained great pleasure from receiving a letter from Miss Eliza (Allen) Starr. Her husband encloses a story intended for publication in the Ave Maria in both the English and Italian languages entitled "Responsory" and honoring St. Peter.

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1878 Nov. 15
(Place), Charles Philippe, Archbishop of: Rennes, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The Little Sisters of the Poor who were founded and have their motherhouse in (Place's) diocese, have come, through their founder and superior-general, Father (Augustin Marie) Le Pailleur, to ask of Perché testimonials which they need in order to obtain definitive sanction of their constitutions at Rome. This has received (Place)'s full approbation.

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1878 Nov. 16
Brown, Mary C.: Shoals, Ind(iana)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

She sends a letter to Hudson written to her by a close friend who along with his family she is trying to convert to the Catholic faith. At present he is a Methodist and his wife a Campbellite. Now that her supply of Catholic literature which she can lend him is nearly exhausted she asks Hudson to advice her before she proceeds any farther with work toward his conversion. She thinks it advisable that his name be forwarded to the Association so that he may benefit from their prayers. She wants the letter of his returned so that she may preserve it.

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1878 Nov. 16
Parker, Eliza R.: Bedford Springs, (Kentucky)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Having written Christmas stories for the Ave Maria for the past four years she asks to be allowed to write another for the coming Christmas. The money for the story which she intends will satisfy Hudson will be used to make her children's Christmas happy.

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

He received Hudson's letter but not the second lot of proof sheets. With two insignificant changes and a rearrangement in the order of the introductory pages he encloses the corrected first proof. In answer to Hudson's query Lambing states that he was never busier in his whole life than he is now and then he proceeds to enumerate the manifold duties which occupy his time.

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1878 Nov. 21
Waylen, Elizabeth: Philad.(elphia), P(ennsylvani)a
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Having been forced by circumstances to leave England after her father's death she would now like to establish a reputation as an American writer. She encloses a circular showing that she has written for the Irish Monthly and a story entitled "A Picture's Message" which she wrote for the London Saint several years previous to this desiring that it be published without remuneration in the Ave Maria. The initials of the pen name attached to this article differ from those she uses at present. She has already agreed to write for a secular magazine. She wants the enclosed circular returned.

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1878 Nov. 22
Quigley, Father P(atrick) F.: Cleveland, O(hio)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends a copy of his "Points in Canon Law" to Hudson asking that it be reviewed in the Ave Maria.

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1878 Nov. 22
Stephens, (Mary W) Mrs. Linton: Sparta, Georgia
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

She encloses a money order for $5.40 and a list of 15 names who wish to join the association under the patronage of St. Michael of the Holy Rosary in acts of reparation for the Indians.

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1878 Nov. 23,
(Brownson) Jr. Orestes (A.): Dubuque, Iowa
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

It was the Hon, John Lawler of La Crosse, Wisconsin who wanted the "Review". He is the patron and friend of St. John College at La Crosse, and is very wealthy. Orestes encloses Lawler's letter declaring that be has found a set. There is nothing new for Orestes to mention.

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1878 Nov. 23
Dahlgren, Madeleine V.(inton): Washington, (D.C.)
 to (Father) D.(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She wrote the account of the cure with great respect for minute details believing that it is by the seemingly insignificant facts that the reader is most greatly affected. Not wishing the following observation published because it would undoubtedly embarrass the attending doctor who by his own admission expected the death of the patient at any moment she feels certain that he would ascribe the recovery to supernatural causes if it were not for the fact that he is a Protestant. Because of the questionable reputation of the district in which the cure occured and especially because of the marvelous cures effected there directly attributable to the work of the devil she hesitated to publish this account but the strong belief that the Blessed Virgin desired its public revelation overcame all her suspicions. Despite the insertion of many obstacles in her path she is continuing with her work toward building a chapel on the mountain top thinking that perhaps the miraculous cure was meant as heavenly encouragement to her. If this article is published she asks that ten Ave Marias containing it be sent to her.

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1878 Nov. 25
Donnelly, E(lizabeth) C.: Phil(adelphi)a, (Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks Hudson for his letter and the enclosure. She sends a hymn to be printed in the Notre Dame Scholastic magazine. In her opinion the Ave Maria is showing yearly improvement. She especially likes the new story, "A Pearl in Dark Waters".

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

1878 Nov. 26
Hickey, P(atrick) V.: New York, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

The "Catholic Review" is continuing its campaign to sell cheap books for the Vatican Library. Hudson will receive part of his installment of these books soon at prices so low as to barely allow the accompanying expenses of handling and up-keep to be paid. He asks Hudson to republish the favorable report on the Vatican Library printed in the Ave Maria a year ago. Besides wanting information concerning the Ave Maria's advertising rates he asks what it would cost to have Hudson address circulars advertising the Vatican Library to all the lay subscribers of the Ave Maria.

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1878 Nov. 26
Jenkins, Father T(homas) J.: Hardinsburg, K(entuck)y
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Jenkins is very grateful to Hudson for the two kind letters he sent to him and the receipt of the two volumes of Canon Law with instructions to review them for the Ave Maria overwhelmed him. That Hudson would entrust such an important task to a writer as inexperienced as Jenkins considers himself to be seems incredible. However he did not have sufficient modesty to refuse this request so he has already begun writing the revier. He will send it in a few days with the hope that Hudson will give it a through revision before publishing it. Jenkins sends the reply to has query requesting catalogues of all the works of the Canon that Schmid has translated into English. A careful hunt uncovered but two books entitled "Christmas Eve" both of which were unobtainable. Therefore Jenkins feels that they will have to translate from the original giving Schmid credit where due instead of practicing piracy of his works as others do. He appreciates Hudson's invitation to visit Notre Dame and asks how to get there. He sends Hudson a picture of himself.

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1878 Nov. 27
O'Meara, Kathleen: Woolhampton, England
 To Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The sketch of Pere Lecondaire was sent a few days ago. There was no hurry as she found Hudson was reproducing her Robin Redbreast. Supposes "Cyril" will begin with the new year. She has been cramming her outlines and leading events into her manuscript and it will make about 15 pages in the Ave Maria, for $15. F(ather) Dennis has been sent to Rome for a post of responsibility. It was a great grief to the English people and they sent petitions to the Holy Father begging for a reprieve but to no avail. F(ather) Dennis was deeply touched at the sorrow showed at his departure. She wonders if Hudson has read of the apparition of Our Lady in Poland, to a peasant girl, and of the miraculous fountain that sprung up at the spot. Great pilgrimmages are flocking there from England. She commends herself to Hudson's prayers.

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1878 Nov. 27
Starr, E.(liza) A.(llen):
St. Joseph's Cottage (Chicago, Illinois)
 to F(athe)r. (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received Hudson's letter which mentioned the possibility of his being removed from the editorship of the Ave Maria. In her opinion the idea is very unreasonable. Since the Ave Maria is flourishing under present management she cannot understand why things should be changed. She advises Hudson to hold tenaciously to his position. In regard to the stories Hudson desires for the Ave Maria's juvenile section, she believes that with the financial aid of the Ave Maria she can satisfactorily meet all of Hudson's requirements. The money is needed to help purchase reference books containing information very essential if the articles are to be interesting and educational. She has a large supply of miscellaneous articles of especial interest to children which with Hudson's assistance she would someday like to publish in book form. She envisions a book not deserving to be thrown into a waste-basket but one of value. She extends Hudson thanksgiving greetings while at the same time invoking his prayers for her benefit.

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1878 Nov. 28
Chisholm, Monica: Kenilworth, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Chisholm sends Hudson a mortuary card of her father. Has Hudson noticed that the Whitehall Review of London has published four lists of converts.

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1878 Nov. 30
Bédouet, Father Zacharie: Candé, M(aine)-et-L(orie, France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Bédouet, chaplain at St. Joseph's hospital administered by one of (Perché's) old friends, Dr. Letort, asks (Perché) to give some consolation to the La Forest d'Armaillé family. One of the d'Armaillés after having ruined himself and disgraced his family went to America where he lived miserable despite monthly assistance from his brother and sister. Father (Louis Andrew) Chassé spoke to this adventurer, who, it is said, married or associated himself with an American widow from New York, several times. A note has come to d'Armaillé's sister, the Baroness d'Arthuys, announcing her brother's death at Mand(e)ville. She lives in the parish of Cornuaille where Father Rogue died on November 2 and she would like to have, confidentially, some details on her brother's illness and death. She would like to be assured of the silence of Chassé when he writes to her father as her brother is no longer spoken of. Bédouet writes at the advice of Father Piou of Cambrée.

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