University of Notre Dame


1879 Sep. ?
Hoban, Martin: South Bend, Indiana
 to (James F. Edwards): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Having finished taking down, repairing foundation, and resetting monument at St. Mary's (Academy) as ordered by Mrs. Estelle Dunbar, Hoban begs leave to inform Edwards of the amount due him, $55. (P. S.) He refers him to Sister Collette, St. Mary's, as to the manner of the work done.

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1879 Sep 1
Hickey, P(atrick) V.: New York, (New York)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, (Indiana)

There are so many slips between the cup and the lip that he will not tell Hudson that he is leaving for Chicago and expects to arrive at the Pacific Coast, Wednesday morning. He will soon thank Hudson in person for the notice of the Vatican Library which was well conceived and fraternally executed. He wrote "fraternally" remembering the editor and he should have written "paternally" remembering the priest. It has been useful to him but even if had been sent only so that Hickey would feel a greater obligation to Hudson, it would have been welcome.

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1879 Sept. 1
Wood, Cha(rle)s J.: Michigan City, Ind(iana)
 To Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Hudson for the papers. He read the Encyclical with interest. He has received the splendor of S(aint) Ambrose in two folios, S. Cypvian, Justin Martyr, Athenenagoras K.T.A. in fine condition. He asks Hudson not to call him a book worm, but he has been reading them all morning. He wishes Hudson lived nearer so he could see him occasionally and thinks they would have similar opinions on many things. Now that Perkins is gone he feels all alone. He asks Hudson if he would loan him some office books of religion even though their acquaintance is short.

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1879 Sep. 2
Collard-Romain, Agathe: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché: Arcachon, (France)

Without an extraordinary force from heaven, she would have already left for the other world. Sooner or later the work of God will overcome the numerous difficulties which are raised against it on all sides. The entire world will once again participate in the magnificent charity brought here eighteen centuries ago. She has told Perché several things which concern him as well as America, but she now knows more than she knew then. She has the keys to great resources and he knows that she is incapable of forgetting the right which he already has to those resources and which he will have even more if he takes the initiative that she suggests. She believes it would be useful to have an interview with him before he returns to Rome. Perché knows that a simple day of collection in his vast diocese or in a diocese of France, such as Bordeaux, would suffice and perhaps Alphonse XII would be happy to make a gift with a view to attracting God's blessing on the new alliance.

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1879 Sep. 2
Jenkins, (Father) T(homas) J.: Hardinsburg, K(entuck)y
 to F(athe)r (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Enclosed is a translation with the original of Rochefort's sonnet to Our Lady and Hudson may publish either, as he wishes. He asks Hudson if this H. R. is not the author or editor of the famous "Lanterne" that created such a furor in France in imperialistic times. He has two projected articles on hand for Hudson. He has collected several pieces of Protestant German poets in favor of Our Lady's honor. Information about the office hymns which the Church sings on her feasts has been translated by Jenkins. He can bead either series into an original Rosary of the B(lessed) Virgin and would like to have Hudson help him by loaning him some work. (The sonnet is attached to the letter).

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1879 Sep 3
Tello, Manly: Cleveland, O(hio)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He tells Hudson it was kind of him to send the letter of encouragement. In the cases of attack you can scarcely believe the repugnance Tello has to enter the affairs. He believes he is actuated by justice and thinks he has a right to do it. He can approve right in his enemy and see wrong in his friend. Hudson's letter gave him courage. The "Catholic Universe" will go to the Library but without charge. He asks Hudson to remember him in his prayers. P.S. Hudson need not acknowledge as he knows what time is to him.

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1879 Sep 4
Harkins, Edward: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to F(athe)r (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He recalls himself to Hudson and hopes he is well. Father (Paul) Gillen (C.S.C.) honored Harkins by dining with them. Harkins wanted to ask him about beeswax but Gillen got him so interested in Notre Dame that he forgot. He is interested in the manufacture and sale of beeswax candles and wants to learn about the supply in the western country. A friend of his informed him that northern Indiana was a great place for hives, and Illinois. If Hudson can obtain any information or can name anyone who may be able to help, he would appreciate it. He wants both natural and bleached wax. (Enclosed is a clipping of the death of Sister Augustine Harkins. These are excerpts from the Albany (N.Y.) Daily Paper and the Albany Sunday Times.)

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(1879) Sept. 5
Allen, Elizabeth W.: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She asks Hudson if he will have the kindness to insert the enclosed paper in the Ave Maria, and the notice from the "Catholic Mirror". She is sure the Blessed Lady will be pleased if the request is granted. She asks Hudson if he would like to enroll among the servants of the Holy Ghost. If so he may send his name to her as she is in writing with F(athe)r Rawes. She wants Hudson to help spread devotion to the Divine Spouse of Mary. She writes that Cardinal Manning is a member of the Confraternity.

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1879 Sep 5
Egan, Maurice F(rancis): (New York, New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson (CSC): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He does not think "Preludes" would pay as nobody will do it for the love of Notre Dame. He sends an estimate.

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1879 Sep 5
Kent, Charles: Kensington, London, W.
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The enclosed paragraph is an exceptional tribute to the Holy Father and a notice of it in the Ave Maria would be appreciated. Perhaps Hudson would like translations of old Latin hymns and he is enclosing Salve Regina as an example.

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1879 Sep. 5
Tello, Manly: Cleveland, O(hio)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

A collector is needed badly but the Lord will send one. They are making a sort of a success but it will take another year of hard work to be in a sound position. He has been informed that Mr. (John Boyle) O'Reilly got up the cartoon in McGee's. This must be kept confidential but he tells Hudson that his informant was Patrick Donahue formerly of The Pilot. He asks Hudson to remember him in his prayers and re-encloses $3.00. P.S. Gives heartiest wishes to clever Father Zahm.

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1879 Sept. 7
Wood, Patrick: (Belvedere), Nebr(aska)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Wood has been authorized by his parish priest, (Father Ferdinand Lechleitner) of Crete, Nebraska, to stop reading the Freeman's Journal. Wood therefore wishes McMaster to write to the Bishop of Omaha, Nebraska, (Vicar Apostolic James O'Connor) and to let him know what he must do in regards to the paper. He refuses to support any other Catholic paper.

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1879 Sep 7
O'Leary, T(om) M.: Middletown, O(hio)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Some copies of the school books issued by the house he represents in Northern Indiana have been sent to Hudson. He is the agent for the F(or)t Wayne diocese and he would like Hudson to examine them and give his opinion and would not like to be disappointed. He sends regards to Bro(ther) Stanislaus. He hopes Hudson is in better health than he was when O'Leary visited N(otre) D(ame) and asks Hudson to pray for him that he may do better.

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1879 Sep. 7
(Panneau), Cecilia: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché):

Those who surround Perché do not inspire her with confidence. The pastor of Auteuil, having learned from Mr. de la Guibourgère of the losses which Mr. Senil's bankruptcy caused her, offered her the friendship of one of his parishioners, a very rich widow, who has enabled her to fill this lacuna in her finances. A large field has been placed before her, and, if success crowns her efforts, she will let him know about it if she can write confidentially. She also tells him of a negotiation begun two weeks ago between two holy and illustrious persons who met at her house. The son of one is to be presented to the brother and sister-in-law of the other in order to solicit the hand of his niece. She does not know what diocese has been given to Bishop Maulie(?) but she will send her congratulations. (Perché) does not say anything of his health. She cannot wait until the 19th to express all her wishes for him.

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1879 Sep 8
E(gan), M(aurice) F(rancis):
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends a review and if Hudson doesn't like it he should return it and Egan will do it over as he is at Hudson's service.

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1879 Sep. 9
English, John: Columbus, Ohio
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is sending a few books, the History of Rome and a few other histories. He asks Edwards to get George Rhodius' permission to go over to the Academy to see his sister. It will help her to get over homesickness. English is over at the prison working very hard.

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(1879) Sept. 9
Jenkins, (Father) T(homas) J.: Wardinsburg, K(entuck)y
 to Father Dan(ie)l E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He would like to get (Cardinal) John Henry Newman's and Aubrey de Vere's versions of the Brevriary Hymns. He would want a book giving information about the authors of the hymns with the hymns. He wants information of the German protestant poets who have written verses in honor of Our Lady. He has four volumes comprising Schiller, Goeti, Herden, Jean, Paul and 5 Gottinger. He wants to know if Ed. von Schenck, George Dornig, A. Schreuber, Heim. Dorniz, I.A. Paughofer, Kath. Diez, Fried. Frhr, von Zn Rheim, Appol von Maltitz, A.F.E. Lanjbein, L. G. Rosegarten, Guido von Meyer, Joh. N. Voge, H. Demtzer, Fr. Fohr. von Gaudy, C. Dranler, Maufred, Gustav Jordeus, Karl Simrock, N. Hocker, Ludwig Uhland, Fried. Halm are all Catholics or are some Protestants. He has poems in honor of the B(lessed) V(irgin) Mary all of them and they are very beautiful.

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1879 Sep. 9
LeBourg, E.: Saumur, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: Arcachon, (France)

Among the various objects of piety ordered at Rome by the late Mrs. Jamet were two reliquaries, one of which contained relics of the principal saints of the Society of Jesus, which Mrs. LeBourg had requested of Jamet. Before her death Jamet had informed her that Father Mazarotti, S.J., would send them later. Mazarotti has informed LeBourg that he sent them to (Perché). LeBourg will be passing through Bordeaux on the 15th and would be obliged if (Perché) would send them to the hotel for him. Mrs. Jamet's son has just told him that some other objects destined for his mother were with the reliquaries and he asks (Perché) to send them to the same address. If (Perché) has left Arcachon or does not have the objects with him, he should send them later to Castres.

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1879 Sep 10
Bulger, Eliza (M.): Albany, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Every word of advice in Hudson's last letter has been treasured and she is happier than ever before. She begs Hudson to pray for two souls, one a Magdalen who is 30 years old and went to confession 10 years ago on what was supposed to be her death bed. She is a Catholic but has been living in a Protestant home. The girl came to Miss Bulger after reading some of her writings and now she hopes to be able to comfort her. The other soul is one of the matrons where this girl resides. She has been a devoted friend to the previously mentioned girl and surely God will reward her by Catholic conversion. It is a great pang for her to see this girl "come over to Rome" but Miss Bulger hopes she will soon follow. The matron believes the height of perfection is to be a good Methodist. She would be a treasure in our Church to save poor girls of Catholic faith who have no shelter. She asks Hudson to pray for her also.

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1879 Sep. 10
Skidmore, H(arriet) M(arie): San Mateo, Cal(ifornia)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Enclosed are verses for publication in the Ave Maria. Best wishes for its continued success.

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1879 Sep. 11
Darr, George W.: Lindau, Germany
 to James (F.) Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He regrets not having acknowledged the receipt of Edwards' letter. He has been spending the summer in Switzerland. This last spring he visited the Pope.

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1879 Sept. 11
Pa-ne-no-Pashie, Joseph: Cahuska, Indian Territory
 to Father Isidore Robot, (O.S.B.): Oberlin, Indian Territory

As the young men and women of his tribe have been educated in Catholic Schools at the Osage Mission in Kansas, his tribe unaminously desires Catholic schools. In the Treaty of 1865 the Osages demanded Catholic schools under the direction of Father John Schoemaker, but as yet none have been granted. Their petitions and delegations to Washington have been disregarded. They ask him to help place their petition before the government officers so that Catholic school teachers will be given to them. The Indians are dissatisfied with the Quaker Missionaries. In James Alphonsus McMaster Collection.

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1879 Oct. 2
Pa-ne-no-pashie, Joseph: Muscogee, Indian Territory
 to Carl Schurz: Washington, D. C.

This is a petition and letter to Secretary of Interior listing seven reasons why the Government should grant to the Osages the same privileges of self-government and control of their public funds as has been granted to the Cherokees, Creeks, Seminoles, Chickasaws, and Choctaws.

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1879 Sep 12
Tello, Manly: Cleveland, O(hio)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He thanks Hudson for trying to get him a collector, but F(athe)r (E.) Mears of Youngstown had already sent him one. Bishop (Richard G(ilmour, D.D.) is home and has had a rough experience with the weather bad, and everything against him. Tello commends himself to Hudson's prayers. P.S. A letter of explanation has been written to M(onsi)g(nor) (William) Kilroy.

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(1879) Sep. 13
Dorsey, Anna H(anson): Washington, D.C.
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter was received while at Rehoboth Beach, but due to numerous interruptions, she was unable to answer sooner. These interruptions were two wrecks, two great August storms, and the almost dread of being swallowed up in the raging ocean which burst across sands 100 yards away from her hotel. The next interruption was a hotel fire and inmates barely escaped with their lives. She names several other feats that delayed her writing sooner. She describes the storms that took place in August. She informs Hudson that she hopes to have the manuscript by January, and that she will do her best to keep it within the required limits of length. She sympathizes with Hudson about the trials imposed upon him. She wonders how so many persevere amidst so many crucial tests. She encourages Hudson as God will help to the end. She asks Hudson to pray for her and her children, and to have some prayers said for her three suffering ones, Angela, Richard, and Ella.

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(1879) Sep. 13
Taylor, Sister M(ary) Magdalene: London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sends the conclusion of "Stoneleighs of Stoneleigh". She has shortened it to finish it without delay. She has rewritten chapters 3 and 4 hopes Hudson will use these instead of the ones sent before. Hudson has all of Part First and the end of it contains the words, "Was that prayer granted?" She has received the money from Hudson and is sure it is right, although they have kept no account against him. She hopes to write more short stories as her health is better. She hopes Mother Angela (Gillespie) is well. She has not divided the second part into chapters as yet. Hudson said her handwriting would do so she did not bother to recopy her work.

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1879 Sep. 14
C(arrington, Louisa Mary): (Oswego, New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (CSC): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sent Hudson's box of books the first of the month. Since Hudson has not acknowledged, she is anxious. She sent the books by American Express, and Hudson should write to them if he has not received the books. She is very feeble and trying to leave by the 16th. Hudson should thank Father (Alexis) Granger for his kind note. Please discontinue the Ave Maria until she knows where she is to locate; no letters are to be sent to her old address, she will not get them.

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1879 Sep. 15
(Hardenbergh) Widdicombe, W. Ad.: St. Paul, Minnesota
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He was sorry to hear of loss Edwards has sustained in the death of little Louis. Mr. Shack (E. L. Shackford) left for Black Hills on a business trip, and Widdicombe is left to run the store.

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1879 Sept. 15
O'Leary, Tom: Middletown, O(hio)
 To Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He acknowledges Hudson's letter of the 12th. He asks Hudson to send him the Ave Maria in which the notices of his books appear. He is very happy to know that Hudson's health has improved. Hudson does not take care of himself and works too hard. He asks Hudson to pray for him. He hopes that the school is in a prosperous state. He gives regards to Bro(ther) Stanislaus. He asks Hudson to send the Ave Maria to him direct to Middleton.

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1879 Sept. 18
Kersting, Father A(nton): Bellville, Illinois
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Father M. Weis, Secretary to Bishop (Peter Joseph Baltes) of Alton, issued the statement that the Freeman's Journal is no longer a prohibited paper in the diocese. The Bishop himself will make this declaration during the retreat to begin Oct. 6. Kersting offers his congratulations. There will be one point in the Bishop's declaration which will not satisfy the readers of the Journal, and that will be his statement that the interdict was revoked for no other reason than that the paper showed a change toward the better. All of the Journal's readers know and could swear that the paper contained nothing against faith and morals either before or after the papal notice. Since all consider the Bishop's action as being unwarranted and as being dictated by caprice and passion, they will not be satisfied by his declaration. Kersting asks for all of the back numbers of the Journal which he missed.

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1879 Sept. 19
Leray, Francis X., (Bishop of Natchitoches, Louisiana): Natchitoches, L(ouisian)a
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Bishop Leray thanks McMaster for his remembrance of him through the telegram of Sept. 15. The coming day he will begin his travels alone through the primeval woods of Northern L(ouisian)a. This is a fit place in which to meditate, but there is great difficulty incurred in keeping one's self on the muddy roads.

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1879 Sept. 19
(Livingstone, L.L): (Fort Wadsworth, New York)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Henry is thanked for his invitation to (Livingstone) which would have been accepted if he had not concluded to take the sea voyage. He is now in the Caribbean, little more than a day's sail from Aspingwall. He hopes to reach San Francisco by the 5th. Henry should write him there.

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1879 Sep. 19
Wood, Charles J.: Michigan City, Ind(iana)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Wood thanks Hudson for the papers. He wishes Hudson could see the new collection of valuable books he received this morning. Wood requests Hudson send him certain works on Catholicism.

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1879 Sep. 20
Jenkins, (Father) T(homas) J.: Hardinsburg, K(entuck)y
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He thanks Hudson for the information and the books which should come tomorrow. He has ceased to take "Alte & Neue Welt" long ago. Hudson should send the numbers with "German Church Hymns" that he spoke of. Dom G. is too big for Jenkins, but he admires him at a respectful distance.

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1879 Sep 20
Strub, (Father) Jos(eph): S(ain)t Louis, (Missouri)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Mr. Henquenet (?) arrived after Hudson's letter. He returned to Kansas yesterday. They decided that each have a separate lottery and Henquenet (?) will keep the presents of Rome and the snuff box for his lottery. Father Strub's lottery will have 250 prizes, 12,000 tickets at a $1 each. He will give Henquenet (?) $.25 for every ticket he sells. The sketch made by Miss (Eliza Allen) Starr is being returned as it could be used for Mr. Henquenent's (?) lottery. He has not seen the sketch of Father Libermann as the Fathers in Sharpsburg keep the Ave Maria. He will return to Arkansas on Friday. The Sisters of St. Joseph will be in the schools in Arkansas, and he is busy building the convent and schoolhouse.

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1879 Sep. 20
Van Schie, F. J. (?): Lourdes, (France)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

At the Father Superior's request he encloses a notice about the Church and Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, for insertion in the Ave Maria. The Shrine of Our Lady has become dear to Catholics of America and all will want to avail themselves of the opportunity of sharing in the spiritual favors the ecclesiastical authorities have granted to its benefactors.

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1879 Sep 22
Corrington, Mrs. Louisa (Mary): Plainfield, New Jersey
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

In the most delightful climate, she is in better health than she has been in a year and went to Mass and Communion the first time since July. She was a martyr to the Oswego climate and thanks Our Blessed Mother, for she has no pain from rheumatism. She may stay all winter and have her Ave Maria sent there. There is one Catholic Church there and another being built. She sends regards to Father Provincial.

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1879 Sep. 22
Morris, W(illiam) G.:
Bovina, Warren Co., Mississippi
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Ever since he met Mr. Spalding in Jackson he was hoping that September would find him again at Notre Dame. Mr. Spalding wrote that Father (William) Corby, (C.S.C.) seemed disposed to take the children upon the terms Morris wrote Spalding. But Morris fears that his father cares very little whether they ever go to school again. He asks Edwards to write to his father and to have Father Corby write. Since his father's second marriage everything seems to have gone wrong. Morris tried picking cotton but the work in the field mad him sick.

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1879 Sep. 23
Wood, (Father) Cha(rle)s J.: Michigan City, Ind(iana)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

The note to Hudson was clumsily written and may as well have asked the favor outright and he begs Hudson to forget it. He was referring to the fact that he recites the compline office and on certain days, others of the canonical hours, and would like to use a Roman Breviary as he has a predeliction for the Latin tongue. He had written to ask Hudson to send him one but as he was writing, the thought occurred to him that there would be no breviaries not in use at Notre Dame and so had turned off his request in a confused and awkward manner. He has used a Roman Breviary several times in the Office for the Dead and found it very satisfying, but presumes that Hudson is not impressed so deeply as he has used it so often. He asks Hudson if the English Oratory has any connection with that of France or Italy and if there is an oratory in the U(nited) S(tates). The plan of S. Philip Neri and P. Berurle is admired. Mr. O. B. Frothingham of New York once told him that S(aint) Thom(as) Aq(uinas) was one of the greatest minds of all ages and the Summa is the best of books. A letter from Hudson would give him the greatest of pleasures.

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1879 Sep. 24
Oechtering, Father A(ugust) B.: Mishawaka, Ind(iana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

On Sunday, Oct. 5th, the annual pilgrimage of the Congregation of St. Joseph, Mishawaka, to the shrine of Our Blessed Lady at Notre Dame will take place. He believes many will attend this public demonstration and open profession of the Catholic faith. We should implore the mercies of God and the intercession of Our Blessed Mother for the presentation of the faith to our youth, who are exposed to irreligious dangers. He asks Hudson's prayers and the prayers of the readers of the Ave Maria. He invites all to take part in this feast of the Holy Rosary, for the divine grace.

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1879 Sep 25
Baudu, (?) Mrs. I. I.:
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She writes to give thanks for the favor asked through the confraternity sometime ago as the gentleman has been returned to his usual health. His mind is restored and he has gone home to his family. She gives thanks to Our Lord and Blessed Lady for this blessing and would like the Ave Maria sent to another address. One number in July was missing and she would like Hudson to send it to her.

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1879 Sept. 25
Jenkins, (Father) T(homas) J.: Hardinsburg, K(entuck)y
 to F(athe)r (Daniel E.) Hudson, (CSC): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson mentioned in his letter of the 16th that he sent some books to Jenkins but they have not been received, and he wants to know how they were sent. His health has improved from last summer but he is still not cured and has to bear his cross every day. He is tempted to sadness and the monks' "Mementomori" keeps ringing in his ears. It is a strain and he asks the Lord to pity our frail bodies and minds. He recommends to Our Lady of the Sac(red) Heart the final trial of his brother, whose case Hudson and F(athe)r Granger know. His brother's health is wasting away after 20 months imprisonment.

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1879 Sep. 25
Kennedy, James A.: Springfield, Ill(inois)
 To (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He tells Hudson that he wants to contribute to a Catholic paper since the Catholic News has been suspended. He sends an article for the Ave Maria and would like to receive the Ave Maria in return if it is acceptable.

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1879 Sep. 25
Russell, S.J., (Father) Matthew: Dublin, (Ireland)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (CSC): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The late reduction in postage makes Hudson overpaid — and he had no right to pay anything! Russell hopes Hudson's health is improving. He is sending "Rosary Rhymes" which he transcribed from a very old notebook. He had never before thought of printing them, but they may appear in his next little book, "Madonna." Perhaps their appropriateness for Rosary Sunday will make them acceptable to the Ave Maria. If Hudson sees fit to publish them or the other paper (which will appear in the November Irish Monthly) he should bring it to Russell's notice. Hudson can use it any way he likes, fragmentary or otherwise.

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(1879) Sep. 27
Dorsey, Anna Hanson: Washington, (D.C.)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter received. She is sorry Hudson is confined to his room but glad for the rest he will receive. Hudson's expression of her gratified her. Her best work was written for the Ave Maria. When she received buffets instead of commendations, she oftentimes vowed never to write again. She is not referring to Hudson asking her to bring the last story to a close as it was too long. She was sure Hudson did not write the notice of "Tangled Paths". Mr. McGee omitted Natalie who is really the pivot on which the whole story turns. It was like "Hamlet" with the ghost left out. She hopes Hudson will write a review of it. She offers Hudson "Tom Boy" which is full of merry life, many of the scenes from her own child life, for the children's department. Another story would be the "Young Crusader" who died a natural death. She was at one time one of the greatest tom-boys that lived. It is a Catholic story without preaching. She has written to Father Byrne, as a matter of form, for the right to republish these Tales. Hudson may have them for $60. They are 12 short chapters each. She thanks Hudson for the German copy of Caina. She was gratified to see it translated. It was the first of her stories published by the pirate O'Shea and Father Sorin must have given him authority to bring it out. She has to regard all publishers as swindlers and frauds. She thought Mr. McGee a little hypercritical about the use of French words which were put in the mouth of Mrs. Weston to keep the character of a fashionable woman. The misspelling of the words was the fault of the printer and not hers. Hudson is kind to say he enjoys her letters. Everyone is distressed at the death of Father E.D. Reville. She thinks he was sent to the Charnel house to die. He was a true disciple of St. Thomas Aquinas and preached the theology which his enemies said was unorthodox. Hudson should pray for her and her children.

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(1879) Sep. 27
Fullerton, G(eorgiana): (London, England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The set of verses enclosed are devotionally useful to some persons, but have no practical merit. They probably will be of no use in a magazine like the Ave Maria. She leaves it to Hudson's judgment. They have been privately printed but not published.

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1879 Sep. 27
(Hardenbergh) Widdicombe, W. Ad.: St. Paul, Minnesota
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He tells of the fine times he is having.

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1879 Sept. 27
Sullivan, Mrs. M.: Omaha, Neb(raska)
 To Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received the package of Ave Marias and she wants to continue receiving them as her little girl was cured by the water of Lourdes and they cannot be without the Ave Maria. He husband sent a duplicate of the money order after she received the Ave Marias. The reason Hudson never received it before was because it wasn't signed but she hopes he has it by now.

She cannot help rebuild Notre Dame as they are very poor at the present, but if things improve she will send her mite in as others are much worse off than they are. Her husband is very religious and they are going to make a mission next month. She asks Hudson to pray that her husband will receive a better job.

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(1879) Sept. 28
Egan, Maurice F(rancis): Phila(delphia), P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has received Hudson's note with "Virginia Comedy". He tells Hudson that he understands the art of making a rejection seems as pleasant as an acceptance. He admits Hudson's view of Catholic story writing and he will profit by any suggestions. He has done very little Catholic writing in comparison to the trash he has been forced to write. He tells Hudson if he reads his last book published by F. B. Peterson & Co. titled "That Girl of Mine" he will understand why his Catholic writing is poor. He will send a sonnet as soon as he is inspired. Thanks Hudson for the tone of his note.

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1879 Sep. 29
Ferriere, Colonel A.: Toulouse, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché: Arcachon, France

Perché has always been for Ferriere the only intelligent and true priest that he knew in America. The newspapers told him of Perché's arrival in France. He would like to be able, as he did the last time at the table of the pastor of Abbevile to make a new toast to Archbishop, or if the case should be, Pope Perché. He will explain why he neglected to come and kiss Perché's hand at the time of his departure for France. He had just been tainted with a parasitic disease in his lodgings at Mrs. Jacob's at Houston. Returning to Galveston near his son, he had the nurse of the bishop's residence, Hellene, come to him. After several days she was tainted and concealed it. Father (Louis C.M.) Chambodut made her admit it to him. Her sister and cousin came to replace her with the same result. Since his son, Alfred (Ferriere) would not obey any orders of prudence, Perché sees Ferriere as far away as possible. He hopes, now that he has made this confession, Perché will permit him to kiss his hand.

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1879 Sept. 29
Kemper, Philip A.: Dayton, O(hio)
 To Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has received Hudson's note with the proof slip and thanks Hudson for his kindness in making notice of his late publication. He values this notice more than any others and sends some Sacred Heart pictures which he received from Europe recently in appreciation. The book came out two months late, but he thinks the sale will pick up in spring. The $10.00 mentioned was handed to Hudson by the Mother Superior from St. Mary's Academy and he asks Hudson not to mention it to her that he had written about it.

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1879 Sep 30
Ffrench, N. J. O'Connell: Sacramento, Cal(ifornia)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Hudson for the copies of the Ave Maria containing "Pio Nono's Message to Erin". If Hudson published "A Mother's Song" he would like a copy of it as he never seen it. Enclosed are two poems, "Dead Hopes" and "The Martyrs of Sandomir". The latter is about 150 lines and could be divided into three parts as some poems in the Ave Maria are long. There has been no allusion to the truth of this legend and there is little change in the relation of facts as stated in the Ave Maria. Words ending in "ed" have not been abbreviated as formerly. The old style to write "unpierc'd" has been abandoned. He would be pleased if he could make some money with his literary efforts and believes there is value in the verses of this legend. It would be a help if he could write a continuous story for a fair remuneration and asks Hudson if he ever pays for such. He would like the verses returned if Hudson does not desire to publish them.

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