University of Notre Dame


1879 July 1
Hutchison, W(illia)m: London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Hudson for his letter of June 16. He was glad Hudson was in such fine spirits after the disaster and suffering of Notre Dame. The scene in the Illustrated Catholic Paper has afflicted him terribly. He hopes in ruins Notre Dame will take a deeper foundation and he thanks Hudson for the numbers of the Catholic New York Herald containing the first portion of Catholic Belief. He will try to get a message from D. Fra(?) di Bruno about his book as he is about ready to bring out the 3rd edition. It is not stereotype. He believes Di Bruno asks for a small acknowledgment for permission to reprint it in America. His object is to do good and gains nothing by the printing in England. Hutchison is in the hospital and his wife and Johnnie Pius live nearby and visit him daily. His health is better. He lost a good friend in the Prince Imperial. He will be pleased to see the enclosed lines in the Ave Maria. He was struck by the fact that the tribes respected the relic of the true cross and scapular of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (A poem "In Memoriam" of the Prince is enclosed)

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1879 July 2
Howe, Frances R.: St. Mary's (of the Woods, Indiana)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She wrote to Hudson some time ago about an arrangement with the Ave Maria and also about a personal interview with Father (Julian) Benoit and he asked her to be patient until the pastor at Chesterton was changed. Now she has no hopes of the change until the Catholics of Porter County have been scolded out of their jealously of her family. Porter County Catholics say that the Howes are rolling in wealth and Fathers (Michael) O'Reilly and (Timothy O') Sullivan second their assertions. It disgusts her to have men angry at a widow because she does not supply them with money to carry out their plans. Who has ever heard of women obliged to support men. But their taxes are heavy and they are poor. Father O'Reilly points out that her mother could give $500 as easy as not. After she left school they used their money to travel on a Mr. Seammon's advise instead of to buy property and it was partly due to this Mr. Seammon that they had such an appearance of wealth, hoping that on the girls' return from Europe they might make suitable marriages. They never asked assistance or incurred any debts and she cannot understand why they are being persecuted. The reason she has explained all of this to Hudson is that he may have a chance to speak in their defense. She will return home shortly.

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1879 July 2
Meany, M(ary) L.: Philad(elphi)a, (Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She is beginning to translate St. Anne of Auray. She will do the whole of it and send it to Hudson early in the fall as she is sure he would be pleased more with it that way than extracts from it at the present. About the reviews, she keeps to her bargain. Even though Hudson refused her favor (of paying her in advance) he paid her $30 out of $50 she wanted. She will send him a long or short review of every book he wishes from time to time. She has her own reasons for wanting just this much money now at the beginning. He will not regret it if he trusts her. She is making the request on the feast of Our Lady of Haste. She has told Hudson before that God has given her great courage. She asks God to bless Hudson and help him.

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1879 July 4
Hutchison, W(illia)m: London, N. W. (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (CSC): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

After posting his last letter he did not know whether he enclosed the "In Memoriam" on Prince Louis or not. He gives an explanation as his life is not so interesting in America. The "Salvation Sign" is the relic of the true cross that the Prince always wore attached to his neck together with a scapular of the Blessed Virgin. By the "Son of St. Louis" is meant to refer to the baptismal name of the Prince as a child of his patron St. Louis and making illusion to the words said by the Abbe Edgeworth who attended King Louis XVI on the scaffold in Paris. The word "mount" is probably the last order the Prince gave. He believes this is all due to Hudson to write all he remembered, and the little lines might be embalmed in the Ave Maria. He was pleased by the call of Msgr. Mucchin, to attend the Emperor and the Prince; on their visit to His Holiness, Pope Pius IX blessed them. He remembers after the meeting of the Pontifical Family he heard remarks made to the effect that the Empress Eugenie could hardly have expected so hearty a reception but the Holy Father replied in Italian, "for those who would return to us there can be nothing but open arms" and at the same time was opening and closing his arms across his breast. The blessing of Holy Pope at his baptism when he took the name of Louis and again in Rome helped to gain an imperishable crown for him. Hutchison will never forget the poor Empress as she knelt sobbing on being met by the Pope. She could not speak. The Holy Father placed her arm in his and led her into his private library where she remained for a half hour and Hutchison during this time was engaged with her son, the Prince. He was with the Prince on the day of his first Communion. He tells Hudson not to print what he has written as he wrote it, but it is all fact, and Hudson may say what he wishes. P.S. He is not in a fit state of health to write a letter but he thought it due to Hudson for explanation.

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1879 Jul. 5

The Connecticut Catholic (Hartford, Connecticut)

Clipping about the naming and consecration of Bishop-elect (Lawrence Stephen) McMahon, which will take place August 10.

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1879 July 7
Starr, Eliza Allen: (Chicago, Illinois)
 to F(athe)r (Daniel) E.) Hudson, (CSC): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Starr has received the $5 Hudson sent her for the manuscripts "Rivals" and "Friends." She thanks Hudson for the money. She encloses a description of the article on raffle. She wishes she could afford the Madonna but she is sure she can get some chances if Hudson will send a few numbers, and then she will return the articles by Express. She has not yet received the manuscript that was left with F(athe)r Tighe. She is sorry she did not get to see Hudson. Professor Edwards called the first day and she was able to set in the parlor, but she is still far from healthy. She is sorry to hear of Mrs. Piquette's illness and Hudson should tell Mrs. Piquette that Miss Starr and she are fellow sufferers. She sends greetings to all and hopes all is going forward.

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1879 July 8
Delehant, W(illia)m: Suspension Bridge, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Delehant sends McMaster $5.40 for the Indian Missions from his mission group and also $3. as a subscription to the Freeman's Journal. In the future he will try to be more prompt.

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1879 July 8
Meline, Mary M.: Washington, D. C.
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sends a short insertion and hopes it will find favor in Hudson's eyes. It was written long ago but nothing was done about it so she partly rewrote it. She has to depend upon her pen for support. Her name is not entirely unknown in Catholic literary circles, but her uncle, Col(onel) J. G. Meline, is more deserving of renown.

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1879 July 8
Ubach, Father Anth(ony) D.: Barcelona, (Spain)
 to Ja(me)s (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Ubach hastens to write McMaster so that he will not consider him negligent or indifferent. He has had a very pleasant voyage of 11 days on the "Labrador", arriving at Havre de Grace on Sunday, May 25. The party consists of Ubach, Father (P.) Levy of (Fort Worth), Texas, Father J(ohn) B. Courbon of (Rito), New Mexico, a young seminarian, and two sisters of St. Joseph from Florida. They were held for a long time by the formalities of the Custom House and missed Mass. Ubach describes his journey to Paris. Ubach next proceeded to Manresa, (Spain) where he had great pleasure to see his mother again after an absence of nearly 25 years. He inquired about the death of Lieut. Hugh Murray. He is unable to give clear details but when this hero fell mortally wounded at Manresa he was so esteemed by his companions that instead of leaving him to the hands of the enemy they took him 20 miles away to a town called Suria where he was waited on for several days before he died. When he died he had $200 of which he gave $100 to his aide de camp and $100 to the parish priest of Suria for his funeral expenses, and for prayers to be said for his sons. As soon as his health returns, Ubach shall go to Suria and inquire of the last moments of Murray, informing McMaster in due time of all he learns. P.S. Ubach inquires about Bishop (Peter Joseph) Baltes, (of Alton, Illinois), and hopes that he will not be allowed to introduce Bismarckian law and tyranny into the land of the free. He fears McMaster will not receive justice since some men do not like to hear the truth on certain points. P.S. Ubach is spending a few days at the Casa de Caridad in Barcelona, where his eldest sister is the Superior. Besides having 54 Carmelite Sisters under her care, she has 2250 inmates of all ages, the institution being one of the largest of its kind in Europe. His sister and the president of the board of directors would like to secure a prospectus of large and small washing machines in order to introduce them into this institution and others of the same order. He also requests a prospectus and catalogue on buggies and wagons, and asks that McMaster ship to him two corn planters on some subsequent Spanish vessel sailing for Barcelona, along with instructions for their operation. As soon as he learns the price of these planters which look like a piece of scantling, he will instruct his assistant Father (John) Pujol to send McMaster the money from San Diego, (Calif.). The prospectus is to be sent to Manresa but the corn planters to Sr. Mary Magdalen Ubach, Casa de Caridad, Barcelona, Spain.

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1879 Jul. 9
Collard-Romain, Agathe: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché:

Personal: Collard-Romain has already sought news of him several times since his departure from Paris and from what she has heard his health is improving more and more. If she did not know how great the role reserved for him in the work of regeneration is, she would be saddened in seeing that his name was not among those promoted to Cardinal. She asks him to help her surmount her difficulties. The greatest at the present is the lack of funds to make the double trip to Austria and Italy. She knows a way to be placed into direct contact with a family in England, disposed to do good, which is afflicted with 67 millions, but this can be done only after her return since her director affirms that nothing is so pressing as to bring this serious affair to the attention of the Holy Father. She asks him to send her whatever he finds it possible to send.

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1879 July 9
Vaughan, Daniel: Buffalo, (New York)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson should oblige one of his life subscribers and copy the article on the "Irish Catholic Colonization Association".

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(1879) July 10
Dorsey, A(nna) H(anson): Washington, D. C.
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's telegrams and postals received after the manuscripts called for had been forwarded. While she was straining every nerve to keep copy supplied her three daughters were ill, her son-in-law dying, and her grandson was brought to her house with a broken arm. Fortunately her story was finished and only needed putting together. She had a thousand interruptions while she worked and many times she thought she would drop dead from sudden paralysis of the heart. The story should have been two chapters longer but it was already longer than planned. Without Hudson's encouragement she does not think she would have finished it. Her daughter, Mrs. Eastman, is still in bed and probably has lost the use of her limbs, but she bears the sufferings well. She thanks Hudson for the mortar from Knock. It was dropped into a vial of holy water and her daughter is eating a small quantity daily. Except for the loss of her limbs her health is slowly mending. Her other invalids go to their home today. She hopes Hudson's health is good and advises a vacation for him. She does not know how many pages she is over the last payment. Her children send their regards. The book came and she thanks Hudson.

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1879 Jul. 11
Harrington, Father J(ohn) F.: San Francisco, (Claifornia)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has never taken any stories directly from the Ave Maria. Those to which Hudson referred he found among other Catholic papers without the credit being given but he cannot find out where they appeared originally. He has had little experience as an editor (Monitor) but tries to do what is right and give other publishers what is due to them.

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1879 July 12
Carrington, Louisa (Mary): (Oswego, New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (CSC): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She has always neglected to ask Hudson when he acknowledged the $5 the sent him in April. If Hudson has sent the Ave Maria to the Carmelite Convent in Baltimore they have never alluded to it. She is afraid there may be some mistake. Money is dirt but a good understanding is gold, as she cannot be too exact since becoming a widow. She aks Hudson to excuse the inquiry but they have a new Mother who has not yet found and learned the ways. She hopes Hudson is having success and she sees that God's pennies are helping him and she wonders where the devil's gold is. Hudson should read Father (Michael) Muller's "Catholic Priest." She has received his new book on grace. She has just received from Rome a splendid works and engravings of the "Principali Monumenti di Roma", she wonders why everyone is so kind to her. Her health is good for an old lady but the rheumatism in her limbs is very inconvenient. She has never been more interested than she is in the conclusion of "Cyril" as her faith is the same, and it sustained her after the death of her father. People in the world cannot understand this.

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1879 July 14
Egan, Maurice F(rancis): (New York, New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He received Hudson's note and is glad Hudson believes he will be of use. He has enough verse to fill 50 or 60 pages and thought of calling the little volume "Preludes". One of his friends, a publisher, thought of bringing out the book free of cost but his enthusiasm has cooled. He planned on doing it without expenses to the University but Egan will try to think of some other way to help Hudson. He feels that the critique in the " Scholastic" was fair and he is honored that the editor should advise him and he will act on the advice given. He will send the magazine as soon as he improves it a little.

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1879 July 14 ?
Kehoe, L(awrence): New York, (New York)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

They have not settled with the insurance company yet and can do no business until they have settled. He informs Hudson that to copyright articles in the Ave Maria he must send 2 copies of every number to Washington. The copyright will not cover English articles. If the book is published in England it may be reprinted here. A translation of an Am(erican) citizen can be copyrighted. A copyright is like real estate. In order for Hudson to hold a copyright it must be given to him by a citizen of the U(nited) S(tates). Authors must copyright and sell the rights to someone else. Rev. B. J. Kerliz, Newcastle, Del(aware) is a new contributor. He asks Hudson to excuse his haste. He saw the Ave Maria and the bill, and he will pay it.

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(18)79 July 14,
Laracy, Richard: Newark, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster:

Laracy sends McMaster $1. for the Indian Missions of Father Isodore Robot, O.S.B. He names the five contributors of the money.

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1879 July 15
Darr, George W.: Feldkirch, Austria
 to James (F.) Edwards: Toledo, Ohio

He was truly grieved to hear of the burning of Notre Dame. He would like to know particulars. After September 1, he will be in Stuttgart or in North Germany.

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1879 July 15
(Taylor), S(iste)r Mary Magdalene: London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (CSC): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sends in todays mail two manuscripts. "A Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Mary Magadalene" without her name but if Hudson wishes he may put her name on it. The other is "Life of Jeanne de la None". She would like to know if Hudson received a manuscript posted in Rome.

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1879 July 17
Howe, Frances R.: Bailly Homestead
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sends a letter thinking Hudson may be pleased to see it. As to confiding their business matters to the pastor of Chesterton, they did so to Father (John Lang and (Charles) Wardy but it only brought contempt upon themselves. The notion around there is that when people lose the income belonging to a certain station, they ought to consider themselves cut off from former associates and descend to the ranks marked for them by their means. Nothing can overthrow that idea. It is useless to try to make any pastor of Chesterton feel kindly towards them. Their method of living seems much to luxurious genteel and neat to the unsophisticated eye because the people there have no taste. She asks Hudson to return M(onsi)g(no)r Foschi's letter. She sent it hoping that someone at Notre Dame could read it to Hudson.

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1879 July 17
McGee, J.A.: New York, (New York)
 to Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has received the thirty-fifth annual catalog of the University and the last issue of the Scholastic along with two engravings of "The New Notre Dame" which he hopes to reproduce in his paper. He thinks that Notre Dame should be encouraged in every manner and he will use his little influence for its benefit. (In letter of Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.)

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1879 July 18
Emery, S(usan) L.: Dorchester, (Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She has received payment for the Ave Maria from Mrs. Robert Welsh, Miss Julia McCarthy, Mrs. P. J. Saunders and Mrs. Michael Kilian. Two others may pay her next week while three wish to discontinue their order. They are Mrs. Thomas J. Griffin, Mrs. David Ronan and Mrs. Leslie. She will keep the money until she finds out if the others will pay. She asks if she may take her payment for "Consolation" from this. She is anxious to hear from Hudson as Miss Churchill told her that she heard, Miss Emery was disappointed with Cyril and Angela. Only the fact of the story being true reconciles her, and that not wholly. She cannot express hereself clearly in a letter. It is Saturday morning and still no word from Hudson. (P.S.) This business has been transacted except on one instance through Cornelius Connors.

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1879 Jul. 21
Dahlgren, Madeleine Vinton: Washington, D. C.
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She desires to recommend to the confraternity of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Catholic convert, Mrs. Henriques, who is mortally ill and is taking the water of Lourdes faithfully. She is anguished at leaving two daughters, 12 and 13 who need their mother most now. The disease is thought to be an internal cancer and is baffling medical aid. Enclosed is $1 for more copies of the Ave Maria containing her report of George Morgan's cure. She has given away all the numbers Hudson sent her. George Morgan is living in a tenant house on her south mountain which she has given to him to use for the winter. Her farmer writes that Morgan has had steady work thrashing and husking corn for the farmers, so he is strong. She encloses an anecdote for the Ave Maria if Hudson chooses to publish it.

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(1879) July 21
Russell, S.J., (Father) Matthew: Dublin, (Ireland)
 To (Father Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson should note Russell's change of address as he has left Stephen's Green. He believes the Ave Maria will like the lines of F(ather) Swanison (?), a Redemptionist who only gives his initials in the "Irish Monthly". He is interested in the success of the "Song of Roland" by his friend, F(athe)r John O. Hagan, Q.C. He hopes Hudson is well.

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1879 July 23
(Hardenbergh) Widdicombe, W. Ad.: St. Paul, Minnesota
 to (James F. Edwards): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is over head and ears in business and likes it immensely. The governor has raised his wages to $50 per month. Next year he may go out on the road.

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1879 Jul. 24
Ffrench, N.J. O'Connell: Sacramento, California
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sent a tale entitled "The Crystal Vase" about a month ago that he hoped would be worthy of a place in the Ave Maria. He has not heard the fate of his production, and of the sketch of a "Visit to Versailles" and the story by his mother. He never sees the Ave Maria and he does not know if he has been answered in his columns.

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(1879) July 28
Emery, Susan L.: Dorchester, (Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Emery received the postal order for ten dollars. She knew that "Consolation" bore her name but she saw it after she made her request. She thanks Hudson for the catalog as she is interested in Our Lady's town. She hopes Hudson is feeling better, and thanks him for his offer of water of Lourdes as she would be glad to have it. She wishes more people would convert to the Catholic faith. She is reading Emily Sharcote's "Legends of the Blessed Sacrament" and read something she had hoped to see. It is in connection with the poem she sent "Subject in Hope". She gives some of the lines it contained. The remark is that the Greek word is composed of words meaning Jesus Christ, God the Son, Saviour. She will be glad if Hudson will make this correction as she does not know the Greek language. She has a liking for exact things. She is disappointed in regard to prepayment as it is hard to wait so long for the money. If Hudson retires from editorial work she will lose a kind friend, but she hopes she will not have to work much longer in this way. She asks Hudson if he ever read "The Devotions of Dame Gertrude More". She cannot find it and wants to read it. Dame Gertrude was a Benedictine nurse. She is returning the cents found in the registered letter.

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1879 July 28
Hoban, Marion: Washington, D. C.
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She encloses a versification of the "Prayer of the Prince Imperial" for the Ave Maria. She wishes to keep it as nearly as possible to the original. The prayer is destined to a holy mission as he has attracted numerous persons outside as well as inside the church. This prayer has produced a strange sensation to those who read it because the dead Prince composed it. They never associate youth and exalted position with the aspirations to a higher life. In purity of sentiment and in the death of self love it is worthy of an Aloysious or a Francis Xavier and it is a religious gem. Enclosed also is a brief "In Memoriam." A poem to Prince Eugene, Louis Jean, Joseph, Napoleon.

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1879 July 31
Howe, F(rancis R.): Bailly Homestead
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She has received some pictures from St. Mary's of the Woods that belonged to Rose. After having the inscription written by one of Rose's teachers, so she could present them to Rose's friends, she is enclosing one for Hudson, with one of Rose's favorite quotations on it. A good item for Catholic Notes would be Bishop (Silas M.) Chatard's blessing of the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at St. Mary's of the Woods. As she and Rose gave the statues of the playground shrines, she has received a full account of the blessing. She is obliged to wear a plaster which makes it impossible to write. She does not know if she can write the sketch or not as she cannot do justice to natural scenery.

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