University of Notre Dame


1879 Jan. 1
Benedict(ine) Sisters: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

They present their congratulations and thank him for all his kindness and solicitude.

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1879 Jan. 1
Corrigan, Bishop M(ichael Augustine): Newark, (New Jersey)
 to Monsignor (Robert) Seton: Jersey City, (New Jersey)

Father (M.H.) Schaeken will go to St. Joseph's Church next week to act as Seton's first assistant. He is a good and exemplary priest who studied at Louvain where he was ordained two or three years ago. He is very neat and systematic, fond of attending the sick and visiting the schools. P.S. Since writing the above, Corrigan has received Seton's letter. The present arrangement is more desirable than if Father (James A.) McFaul were to go to Hudson City. Father S(chaeken) is more tractable and obliging; McFaul was appointed yesterday to replace Father (Michael J.) Holland at Trenton, the latter replacing Schaeken in Newark.

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1879 Jan. 2
McManus, Father B. J.: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

McManus, writing from St. John's (Church), sends McMaster $1. for the "Frolic Fund" of Count de Mun. He likes this sort of a tribute to a serious soul and a worthy man, but prefers not to have his name appear in type.

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1879 Jan. 3
Reardon, Thomas: Easton, P(ennsylvani)a
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Reardon sends McMaster $1. for the fund of the Chevalier Count Albert de Mun.

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(1879) Jan. 4
Jamison, Regina M.: Wheeling, W(est) V(irgini)a
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Miss Jamison would like Hudson to send her some French exchanges published in Canada or the United States or let her know where this information is available in America. The "Le Propagateur Catholique" does not suit her as it is too expensive. It also contains too much advertisement. Gives wishes for prosperity at Notre Dame.

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1879 Jan. 5
(Hardenbergh) Widdicombe, W. Ad.: St. Paul, Minnesota
 to (James F. Edwards): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Edwards' notes reached him on New Years day. If Edwards was really in earnest about his wife's decease, Ad will condole with him. He tells of the parties he has been enjoying.

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1879 Jan. 6
Hardenbergh, P. R. L.: St. Paul, Minnesota
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Addie (W. Ad. Hardenbergh) arrived home safely and is now at work. He thinks he will make a good business man. A year at business would be an advantage even if after that he decided on a profession. Hardenbergh goes east on business; it will seem strange not to stop at Notre Dame. He trusts Edwards will visit them in the summer.

XI-1-b - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {1}

1879 7th
Farnham, M. J.: Leroy, (New York)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

About five weeks previously, Farnham sent McMaster $5.25 for the Indian Missions in the form of an order on the National Bank of Leroy, but as yet he has not seen the acknowledgement of the amount. He asks that McMaster inform him if the money reached him.

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1879 Jan. 7
Dorsey, Anna Hansen: Washington (District of Columbia)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Anna Dorsey offers best wishes for the New Year and thanks Hudson for his. The weather has been so cold she has not written any letters. The only comfort of the cold is that it will kill malaria. She is glad Hudson wrote to Mrs. (Madeleine) Dahlgren about a cure. Dorsey told Mrs. Dahlgren that all those with leprosy were cured by miracles. Dorsey was well pleased with the style of Mrs. Dahlgren's narrative, with such simplicity and no attempt to exaggerate. It is the best article she ever wrote. Miss Dorsey informs Hudson that "Tangled Paths" will be brought out in book form and has been sent to the Sadliers for examination. She asks Hudson to pray for her success but she looks for a disappointment. The story was written in honor of the Our Lady of Perpetual Succor. Her income has been partly lost and the strain to make ends meet has been almost unbearable. If the Sadlier's give her a generous price for her book the relief will be very great. She is willing to write two American Stories for the Ave Maria and wants to know about what to expect for her work which in one sense will be a labor of love, but necessities make it also one of business. She will give the articles her very best. She wants to know if Hudson claims the copyright of "Adrift;" if not she may be able to dispose of it. Miss Dorsey thanks Hudson for writing while so tired but asks him not to do it again. His letters console her and she prizes his friendship highly.

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1879 Jan. 7
Robot, O.S.B., Father Isidore: Oberlin, Indian Territory
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: N(ew) York, (New York)

Abbot Robot, writing from the Monastery of the Sacred Heart, sends McMaster $3. for the Freeman's Journal.

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1879 Jan. 8
Simeoni, John, Cardinal Prefect: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Simeoni acknowledges the receipt of the letters concerning the meeting if the bishops of the province to choose candidates to succeed Bishop Sylvester Horton Rosecrans and other letters of Nov. 26, 1878. Since the information about the candidates is not sufficient the Cardinal sends the forms used by the Sacred Congregation of the Propaganda for these responses. As regards the transferring of bishops from one see to another, which has been happening in America frequently of late, this is not according to the wishes of the Holy See, especially when the bishop seems to be doing well in his present see as in the case of Bishop (Edward Fitzgerald) of Little Rock. However, there does seem to be some reasons for the translation as shown by Bishop (Joseph Dwenger) of Fort Wayne and Simeoni will propose it to the Sacred Council when he hears from Purcell.

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1879 Jan. 9
(Hardenbergh) Widdicombe, W. Ad.: St. Paul, Minnesota
 to (James F. Edwards): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He was laid up from freezing his feet after skating. His mother and father are going east for a couple of months. He anticipates a glorious time. He has only taken one glass of beer since he came home. He cannot conceive of how Edwards can run that Modern History class without him.

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

1879 Jan. 10
Starr, Eliza A(llen): (Chicago, Illinois)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

It is all right with her regarding the articles Hudson mentioned. She is in no hurry and is glad to see Hudson is so discriminating. She will finish the "Appian Way" under the inspiration of Hudson's kind words. Hudson is to tell Brother Edward that the draft can be sent to her this time, a sign that she has not had to borrow from a bank. She thanks Hudson for the favors of the past year and she hopes she will be able to sell her Patron Saints. Her sickness took a lot of her time and strength and now she is not able to do her writing which brings her the money badly needed. Dr. and Mrs. Cooke, John and Mary all remember him with affection. Hudson is not to forget "Saint Genevieve" or San Teodor and she thinks she has enough in Hudson's drawer for six months. She feels as though Brother Edward wonders where she earned her hundred dollars. She assures that she will not forget the Mass once a year even though it is a big promise.

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1879 Jan. 12
Dallas, A(lexander) I.: Fort Leavenworth, Ka(nsa)s
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Dallas states that his children's letters indicate that his not writing has not caused Hudson to think he had given up. He has enjoyed two articles of Hudson's about Army chaplaincies. Dallas has written twice an article on this subject but never sends it to Hudson as he feels his efforts are inadequate. He is sending something with this letter and wants Hudson to correct it resting assured that Dallas will approve anything he does. He thanks Hudson for the remembrance of his girls, as they often speak of his visits to S(ain)t Mary's. Dallas thanks Hudson, also, for the Ave Maria and would like to subscribe but cannot at present. He sends his wishes for a Happy New Year to Hudson and Father Sorin. In an added paragraph he discovers that he does not have an article written after all but will send it at his new post.

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1879 Jan. 12
Morris, Willie G.: Jackson, Mississippi
 to (James F. Edwards): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Having an attack of the blues, he concluded to seek relief in writing to Edwards. He has been having trouble with his stepmother; she treats him with mere common civility. He fears that he will leave home. He feels all alone with no one to confide in. He would not hesitate to return to Notre Dame even if he landed in the Manual labor school or the Novitiate. He will be nineteen in April and regrets that he cannot celebrate it at Notre Dame.

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

1879 Jan. 12
Pombriay, H(enri) de: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He was pleased to hear that Hudson's name was sent to be enrolled on the register at Tours. He thanks Hudson for his prayers for his cousin, Mrs. Hornsby, and incloses some names for the register of our Lady of Lourdes. Martirom D. Lewis, who is bitterly opposed to Catholicism, is to be prayed for there at his wife's request. Mrs. Lewis lost four children in one week, and her husband would not let a priest come near them; that is why her husband's conversion is so important. He has given a medal of St. Benedict to Mrs. Lewis to place in the clothes of her husband. He hopes in this case and that of Hudson's father to soon be able to give thanksgiving. Hudson is the second priest in America to submit his name to the register for proposal to make reparation, Father Fred Garesche being the first. In 1873 he found many people dying without the last Sacraments due to the lack of priests. We should try to keep resident pastors in those places where the people are too poor to support a pastor, and to aid in the debts of the churches when the parish is unable to pay them on their own, and to help the education of the priests for those poorer parishes. He has placed under the seal of the envelope for Father Hudson a medal of S(ain)t Benedict. A daughter of Mrs. C.K. Dickson at Georgetown convent of the Visitation has promised to pray for their intentions. He wrote to the Duke of Norfolk, and Msgr. Bayley regarding benefits for the American clergy. Pombriay has inquired of Sister Marie A. Harrison about the first origin of the Indian Mission Association. Sister Harrison referred him to Mrs. William Sherman. He wants Hudson to inform him if he ever finds the origin of the Indian Missions and to print it in his paper.

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1879 Jan. 13
Fallon, Geo(rge): Waseca, Minn.
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Seven dollars enclosed as subscription payment to the Journal. The Archbishop of New York, when but a bishop, confirmed him. Although ten years McMaster's junior, he hopes to read the Journal another quarter of a century.

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1879 Jan. 13
Hickey, P(atrick) V.: New York, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hickey thanks Hudson for his notice of DeHaulleville's book. The translation was not made by Mr. Bellingham but was made for the Catholic Review. He hopes to have a notice of the new volume of the Ave Maria next week.

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1879 Jan. 13
Howe, Frances R.: Bailly Homestead
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Frances Howe has just found out of the loss suffered by Hudson and both she and her mother express their most heartfelt sympathy. She thinks it must be a terrible shock to lose an important aim in life. It seems to her that God often grants our prayers without our knowing it. Perhaps if we learned how powerful our prayers were, we would think too much of ourselves. She prays more for the salvation of her friends than for their visible entrance into the Church. Her mother and she will pray that Hudson's father may be soon where he can thank God for having given him a son called to the priesthood.

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1879 Jan. 15
Moore, D.D., John, Bishop of St. Augustine: S(ain)t Augustine, Fl(orid)a
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Bishop Moore is very grateful to Hudson for sending a complimentary copy of the Ave Maria. He has already received the first number of it. He wishes Hudson a Happy New Year and success in the field of Catholic journalism.

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1879 Jan. 15
Savage, W(illia)m E.: Detroit, Mich(igan)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind (iana)

Savage received Hudson's letter of the 13th and the volume with which they are delighted, and he thank Hudson for his kindness. Savage will be glad to do anything in the interest of the Ave Maria as it is a magazine Catholics can hardly do without.

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1879 Jan. 16
Vuibert, S.S., Father A(rsenius J.B.): Ellicott City, M(arylan)d
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Vuibert informs Hudson that his name has been misspelled on the Ave Maria, but that is a trifle. The author of "Gone", published in the recent issue of the Ave Maria, is Mr. J. B. Tabb, a convert. Different people urged Tabb to write for a Catholic paper but he refused due to a mutilation of one of his papers by the Catholic World. Vuibert showed Tabb the copy of his "Gone" in the Ave Maria and Tabb wished to send them to several of his friends, among them Mr. Sidney Lanier, and Prof. Price of the University of Virginia. Now Vuibert suggests that Hudson send Tabb some copies of the Ave Maria but not to tell him that Hudson will convince him to write for the Ave Maria.

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1879 Jan. 18
Dallas, A. I. (Alexander) I: (Leaven)worth, Ka(nsa)s
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Dallas would like to have the enclosed review inserted and wants Hudson to send him a copy. Dallas is to be shipped to Fort Supply, Indian Territory, and says that the outlook is very sad since the nearest priest is ninety miles away at Fort Dodge. He observes that a Catholic should never enter the regular Army.

X-2-e - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 18mo. - {1}

1879 Jan. 19
Murray, Father John O'Kane: Brooklyn, L.I. (New York)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Murray sends something for the Ave Maria. This is his busy year or he would send something better. Murray compliments Hudson on the Ave Maria and says that the sketch of Lacordaire by Kathleen Meara was charming. He thanks both Hudson and Father Bigelow for the kind things they say about him and hopes to send some books before long. Murray expresses sympathy to Prof(essor) (Timothy) Howard as he was sorry to hear of the death of his daughter.

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(1879) Jan. 19
Paul, Daniel: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C: Notre Dame, Indiana

He supposes that Hudson has received the contribution for the Ave Maria from Mr. V. M. Benson. The author wishes to remain incog(nito). If the sketch suits Hudson the remuneration will be thankfully received at the above address. Paul recommends the matter to Hudson's attention.

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1879 Jan. 20
"Catholic": N(ew) Y(ork, New York)
 to Monsignor (Robert) Seton: Jersey City, N(ew) J(ersey)

By accident he listened last evening to Seton's lecture on "The Early Christian Martyrs". He expresses his thanks for that discourse, one of the ablest he has heard in twenty years.

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1879 Jan. 20
Henry, Nellie: Mobile, Ala(bama)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Nellie Henry is not acquainted with Hudson but has met the Superior General, Father (Edward) Sorin. She says Sorin may recall her as the young girl he met on a visit to the late Col. Dunbar, at Waukesha, last November. She is sending inclosed a short original poem, for consideration for the Ave Maria and would be very glad to contribute to the Ave Maria. She desires an answer by mail.

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1879 Jan. 20
Locke, Walter: London, Canada
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Locke's friend (Father) McGrath Bothwell, Ontario, has a very extensive but poor mission. He has just built two churches, and has yet another to build next summer. His people are too few and too poor to bear the cost alone, and McGrath is going to hold a Bazaar and Locke would like Hudson to send McGrath his list of subscribers who may aid him in buying or selling the tickets. McGrath is perfectly willing to pay the cost of copying or will make a suitable present to Notre Dame.

X-2-e - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 16mo. - {1}

1879 Jan. 20
Mitchell, C. A.: Vicksburg, Miss(issippi)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Mitchell encloses a poem on the Blessed Virgin and if Hudson deems it worthy of publication he would be very pleased. Mitchell is a young man and wishes to become a priest but has no means of finishing his education. If Hudson thinks his poetry is worthy of renumeration, he would like to have Hudson let him know and also tell Mitchell what he may ask for it.

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1879 Jan. 20
Shields, Ja(me)s: Carrollton, M(iss)o(uri)
 to W(illiam) J. Onahan: Chicago, Ill(inoi)s

Thanking Onahan for his congratulations, Shields asks to be remembered to Fr. Cashman. He is uncertain about seeing Onahan on St. Patrick's Day.

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1879 Jan. 20
Theotima,(C.S.C.), Sister M.:
(St. Bernard's Parish School) Watertown, Wisconsin,
 to James (F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She has been thinking of writing ever since she came to Watertown. She thanks Edwards for his remembrance on Christmas. She likes Watertown very much. She asks how her dear George is. She looks for his name every week in the roll of honor.

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(1879) Jan. 21
Dorsey, Anna Hanson: Washington, (D. C.)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (CSC): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The "Catholic Universe" received with a notice of "Tangled Paths". She thanks Hudson although it could have been better. A letter from a Protestant lady in New York who read the book has gratified her. Another letter of encouragement came from a sailor whose ship is at Erie, Pa. He spoke of the things she had written warmly. She will get through "Retrospections" presently, to the conversion of Mrs. Moley and "Beth's Promise." Hudson should go over the manuscript for her as she leaves out many words in her anxiety.

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(1879) Jan. 21
Emery, Susan (L.): Dorchester, (Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (CSC): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Buckley has renewed her subscription for the Ave Maria and gave her new address to Miss Emery, which she encloses. She grieves with Hudson over the grief befallen him recently but she has a firm hope that our prayers are not unheard and that God will give us a special grace at the time of death. Her heart is heavy as her eldest brother, John, in California, has decided to become a Protestant Episcopal minister and expects to become deacon next spring. She asks Hudson not to tire of her asking for his prayers. She asks Hudson if he knows anything of a house of Sisters of St. Clare, in Omaha, Nebraska. She wants to know who they are and under whose direction they are. She has been reading "The Life of Sister Columbia Clare". It is a beautiful book. She wants her full name on her poem as it is a special offering.

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1879 Jan. 21
Roberts, R. V.: Washington, D(istrict) (of) C(olumbia)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Roberts mentions that his initials are still on the list of contributors to the Ave Maria, and it has been a long time since he has received any pay. He sends a poem that may be appropriate for the first Friday in Lent and also a shorter one for Good Friday, the latter is a voluntary contribution. If the other is not desired on the usual terms he wants Hudson to let him know so he may be able to dispose of it elsewhere. Hudson need not return the copy, but only send Roberts word that it is destroyed. He thanks Hudson for the free copy of the Ave.

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

1879 Jan. 22
Dodson, John: Fort Smith, Ark(ansas)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Dodson asks that Mary J. Manning's subscription to the Freeman's Journal be stopped because she has moved to Graham Institute in New York as a nurse. John E. Dunns also stops his subscription. Dodson sends $6. for the renewal of two subscriptions to the paper and $5. for the Count (Albert) de Mun fund. He names the contributors of the money

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1879 Jan. 22
Simeoni, Card(inal) John Pref(ect):
S(acred) Congregation for Propagating the Faith I.B. Agnozzi, Secret(ary)
 to Father J(ohn) Brouillet:
Vicar General of the Diocese of Wala-Wala

Simeoni was pleased to read what Brouillet said in his letters to him referring to matters concerning the Western Indians. It must be said that very much good will come to Religion if the Council proposed by you might be put into execution in stable order. But before this is done it is necessary to determine what the Bishops of the United States who have an interest may think and what they may propose to this Sacred Congregation. He prays that the work Brouillet has begun may attain its desired end and that God may grant the grace of his blessing. (In the James Alphonsus McMaster papers.)

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1879 Jan. 24
Murphy, Miss Thomesina: Hebron, Kilkenny, Ireland
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Murphy is desirous of becoming a correspondent for the Ave Maria after reading an advertisement of it in the New York Tablet. She asks Hudson to forward her some of the numbers so she can see what would be suitable for a contribution.

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1879 Jan. 24
Starr, Eliza Allen: (Chicago, Illinois)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She has received Hudson's letter of the 22nd. The change in their business relations is so important that she needs an immediate understanding. With all the manuscripts on hand and all other articles it is not possible that anyone in authority at Notre Dame would consider her overpaid by the $200 she receives a year. Hudson has never called on her for an article of any description or at any time that she was not happy to supply, neither has she counted pages. What about the notes if the present plan goes into operation? All of these things must be clearly understood. She is giving the Ave Maria her very best and since Hudson has preferred her to write for the children's department she has adapted her work for this column. It makes no difference when he puts (Daniel) Paul's Roman letters into small print as he pays Paul by the letter. She has contributed almost from the first issue of the Ave. With all of her manuscripts Hudson has on hand she does not think it fair to begin now to pay by the page or column. The present arrangement is in force for another six months so she will finish the "Appian Way" and the "Columbus" and Hudson may ask for any editorials he pleases. When June comes Hudson may go by columns or pages, but it is not fair to her now. She tells Hudson that F(athe)r Neal Gillespie gave her $200, as he considered it the cheapest and the most economical for the Ave Maria. He said that it would not pay her to go by pages and columns. She hopes to receive an answer to these questions and considerations. Her friends at Notre Dame have always been quite open to points which need explaining and she is quite sure they will continue for the next six months as they have begun. Hudson is to give her compliments to F(athe)r General (Edward Sorin), F(athe)r (Alexis) Granger, and F(athe)r (William) Corby.

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1879 Jan. 25
McIntire, Miss Amelia T.: East Cambridge, Mass(achusetts)
 to Father A(lexis) Granger: Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss McIntire has subscribed for the Ave Maria through Bro(ther) Francis Regis to whom she paid her money. She made a special request for the numbers from Jan(uary) 1, but her request was apparently forgotten. Among the intentions prayed for in the Ave Maria she would like to include her and her mother's intentions. Her mother is a French lady, daughter of a French refugee in the days of the dreadful Reign of Terror. Now she is troubled from both temporal and spiritual causes. If permitted, Miss McIntire would like to write some of her own experiences for the Ave Maria. She asks Granger to send her some the water of Lourdes, end she will pay the expense. (In the papers of Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.)

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1879 Jan. 25
Western Watchman: St. Louis (Missouri)

Article concerning Archbishop John B. Purcell's financial troubles. Sermon delivered by Father Arnold Damen, S.J. in Brooklyn, N.Y., Feb. 22, 1876.

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1879 Jan. 27
Emery, S(usan) L.: Dorchester, Mass(achuse)tts
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She and Miss Churchill have written a story together "Through an Alpine Pass." They offered it to Mr. MacCarthy of the Catholic World but he did not want it. She asked him to send it to Hudson with her own story "Into Port". Miss Churchill has written for Hudson before. Hudson is to examine the story first and let her know. She was touched by the story in the last Ave Maria about the Irishman who refrained from Church and the sacraments. She thanks Hudson for the letter and the pictures that were sent Christmas Eve. She was glad Hudson remembered her at Midnight Mass. She asks Hudson to pray for a soul that it may come out of its difficulty and see the way of God.

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1879 Jan. 27
Halgan, Amélie: Nantes, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

On the advice of a Jesuit of Nantes Halgan asks (Perché) to interest himself in a very important family matter. In the county of Escambia, Florida, there is a piece of property to which they possess a deed dated 1825. Their mother's father had bought it from Antonio Balderos. In 1868 their mother wrote to her sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma B. Wilson, of New Orleans and in her reply, she affirmed the existence of the property. Then their mother died and they have had no news since 1868. They wish to know the state of the property and into whose hands it has fallen. She encloses copies of the deed, the survey of the property and the letter from Wilson. (P.S.) Father J.M. Thomas, S.J. certifies that Halgan is worthy of Perché's interest. P.S. They do not wish Wilson to know of this request as they have written to her several times without having received any reply.

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1868 Mar. 10
Wilson, Emma B.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Mrs. E(tienne) Halgan née Wilson:

A copy of a letter sent by Wilson to her sister-in-law. She received Halgan's letter sent through Mr. Feret. It arrived in the midst of one of the worst yellow fever epidemics she has ever seen. Her daughter's children had slight cases of the fever. Almost everyone has deserted Pensacola and the man who was to handle their affair died. Halgan probably recalls the family, the Hyerz. She has written to Mr. Gonzalis, a former business associate of Halgan's brother. He agreed to investigate. Recently a relative from Pensacola told Wilson that Gonzalis is indeed working on the matter and should come to the city soon. This relative also met Mr. Simpson, one of Halgan's former neighbors in Florida, who said that a good deal of valuable lumber had been cut on the property. The most beautiful plantations in Louisiana do not have much value now, and those in Florida have even less value. The copies are safely in her possession. (With this is a) copy of a bill of sale dated February 9, 1825: There was sold to Etienne Halgan for $2500 in silver the house, property, furnishings, slaves, etc. of H(enry) Wilson. Wilson had acquired the property, etc. on May 27, 1822 from Anthony Balderos. Halgan took full and total possession of the property on February 7, 1825. The act was signed by Wilson in the presence of William M. Wilson, and ratified by John Miller, Clerk of Court, in the presence of William Wilson and James Morres. Recorded by W. Hasell Haut. (A map of the property is drawn on the same paper).

- Copies - (French) -

VI-3-a - A.L.S., Copies - (French) - 10pp. - 4to. & 12mo. - {15}

1879 Jan. 27
Robot, Father Isidore, O.S.B.: Atoka, Indian Territory
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

As he is short of money, he calls upon McMaster, as his treasurer, for some. They number 14 now as several postulants have applied to join, and there are several who are yet detained in the world. He hopes to finish the boarding school this season because the extreme severity of the three last seasons delayed the work. If McMaster thinks best, he asks to be advised of the closing of St. Michael's Association. He inquires about the Indian Bureau, as he has no news of it.

I-2-c - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1879 Jan. 29
Bennett, John: Sunman, (Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Bennett wants to know what Hudson thinks of his effort in settling his Protestant friend, a middle aged lady, well educated. She would ask the text of the pastor at their church, and Bennett would make some remarks. She answered and part of her answer is in printed letter. Now Bennett will send them to anyone for a three cent stamp and if worthy he would like notice in the Ave Maria. He wants to know if Hudson could print the letter on short notice. P. S. Mrs. M. C. Brown at last became a subscriber, which is a blessing in her family.

X-2-e - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4 to - {1}

(1879) Jan. 29
Jessing, Father Joseph: Columbus, O(hio)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Mr. Clarke of the "Columbian" has handed Jessing Hudson's letter saying he will join the address to the Holy Father. The address is already in Rome but Hudson may add his name by sending the names on a piece of unruled paper to Jessing. Enclosed is a printed copy of the address. A priest of Campa Santa in the Vatican will deliver the address to the Holy Father. The original has been sent to Rome and is very beautiful, and a work of art. He has some unbound copies of which he will send Hudson one.

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

1879 Jan. 31
Clarke, D. A.: Columbus, O(hio)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Clarke wants to know why Hudson did not inform him of his intentions two weeks ago. He tells Hudson that address was signed and shipped to their representative in Rome, who is to present it in person to the Holy Father on Feb. 20. They would have been delighted to have had F(athe)r Bigelow and Hudson join them but they did not send invitations to anyone special. The printing was done in Cincinnati and is the most handsome piece of typography ever issued, costing $285.00 for 25 copies. Clarke suggests cabling their signatures to the priest at Rome who has charge of the address. He also wants to know if there was a Scholastic issued on Jan. 18 as his subscriber did not receive that one. He will forward his subscription shortly. He thanks Hudson for the book.

X-2-e - A.L.S. - 2 pp. - 4to - {1}

1879 Jan. 31
Mulligan, Marian N.:
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Mulligan encloses a poem written by her thirteen year old sister on the Anniversary of her First Communion. It was suggested to them to send it to Hudson for insertion in the Ave Maria if he considers it worthy of publication.

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

1879 Jan. 31
Parker, Eliza R.: Bedford Springs, (Kentucky)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana)

Eliza Parker sent Hudson a story that was never used. If it has not been destroyed, she would like Hudson to return it as it can be used in another magazine.

X-2-e - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}

1879 Jan. 31
(Sadlier) James A.: New York, (New York)
 to Henry (F.) Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

The bearer is J.J. Kirwin visiting the principal western cities in the interests of the "Excelsior" publications. Sadlier forwards to Henry one of each (set) of William H (Sadlier's) Excelsior School Books with the compliments of Mrs. W(illia)m H. S(adlier) and himself. The books are the latest editions on which the Paris (Exposition) conferred a medal and are the first American Catholic School Books to receive such honor, and, for the first time in the history of Catholic Schools books are published in America. Sadlier asks Henry to examine the books because of his interest in Catholic education and to forward his criticism. Sadlier would appreciate Henry's recommendation for their use in Detroit Catholic Schools. Sadlier was in Montreal when Henry last visited New York. He will forward the "Complete Speller" and Sayer's "History of the U.S." to Henry within a month.

III-3-a - A.L.S. - 2pp - 8vo. - {1}