University of Notre Dame


1895 Apr. 5
Johnson, Rossiter: New York, (New York)
 to (Austin E.) Ford: (New York, New York)

He sends a check in payment for Ford's contribution to the Annual (Cyclopedia) for 1894. He thanks Ford for his very acceptable service.

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1895 Apr. 5
Lee, Frederick George: London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Lee finds warnings of the end of the path. He hopes to send another contribution to the Ave Maria. He is intensely interested in the question of Corporate Reunion.

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1895 Apr. 6
F( ), Sister M.:
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She has so much to tell Edwards but does not have a moment to herself. She thinks of Edwards so often and of the past. Her heart is truly broken and will die if she has to stay here.

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1895 Apr. 6
Winfield, C(harles)H.: Jersey City, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (Monsignor Robert Seton: Jersey City, New Jersey)

He returns the book which (Seton) let him have to get an illustration of Hoboken.

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1895 Apr. 09
Jevons, Thomas Seton: New Brighton, (New York)
 to (Monsignor) Robert (Seton: Jersey City, New Jersey)

He would have answered (Seton)'s letter this morning but he has been at Cragdon all day. He will certainly take "pot-luck" with him and attend the Seton Circle afterwards. Cragdon has changed tremendously. There are two cheap cottages on the place besides the vicarage. Crookson wood has been cut down; the house has been disfigured by a coating of yellow paint. All around Eastchester is being opened up and $1000 or $2000 cottages built. Rex (Reginald Jevons), Ferdy (Ferdinand Talbot Roscoe Jevons) and Jevons are thinking of investing in a lot. He heard in a note from Uncle Will that Nel (?) Odell has had a stroke. Pat Jordan and Fanny are alive; she must be over a hundred. Jevons does not know the Berrymans. She was a Miss Whitney. The groom who is to marry Georgiana Berryman(?), is rather a personage in society. On Thursday Jevons dines with the Barclays and on the 23rd comes the St. George's dinner.

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1895 Apr. 10
Cavaroc, P. C.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sent the cask of claret to Edwards' Washington address. He is only too happy to see that his orders are properly shipped.

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1895 Apr. 10
Raff, F. C.: Kankakee, Ill(inois)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

For Edwards' words of congratulations he sends thanks. He notes with pleasure the word of encouragement.

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(18)95 Apr. 10
Starbuck, C(harles) C.: Andover, Mass(achusetts)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

Starbuck thanks Hudson for the notices of his work in defending Roman Catholics against ignorant charges.

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(18)95 Apr. 12
Herbert-Mather, Edith: Bound Brook, New Jersey
 to Monsignor (Robert) Seton: (Jersey City, New Jersey)

Herbert-Mather has enjoyed the "Hamiltons of Olivestob"; it was good of Seton to send it. (The author) speaks of the eldest line having disappeared from the records, all of them being lost since 1695. She read it as 1685 and constructed a theory that they sailed in Pitlochie's expedition for New Jersey and were victims of fever on the way over. She was disappointed to find her theory rendered void by only 10 years difference. They hope to see Seton again this summer.

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1895 Apr. 14
Taylor, Ja(me)s P.: Lindsay, Ontario, (Canada)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

The enclosure from the Messrs. Sadlier explains how Taylor comes to address Brownson. As a separate school master, a convert, and an enthusiast of Giobertian philosophy, he is anxious to obtain all of (Orestes A.) Brownson's writings on that subject.

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1895 Apr. 9
D. & J. & Co. New York, (New York)
 to Ja(me)s B. Taylor: Lindsay, Ont(ario), (Canada)

Sadlier & Co, have not the single copies of Brownson's Review that Taylor asks for, and they refer him to H. F. Brownson, Detroit, Michigan, for information on Brownson's Works.

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1895 Apr. 15
Griffin, Martin I.J.: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to J(ames F.) Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

If Edwards has duplicate Catholic Directories for certain years to sell let him know the price.

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1895 Apr. 15
Sadlier, Anna T.: (Montreal, Canada)
 to Father (Daniel E. ) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Sadlier intended to write ever since the announcement that the Laetare Medal had been assigned to her mother (Mary Anne) Sadlier. About a year ago the conversion of two Anglicans made a stir there. One was Professor ( ) Stockly of Fredericton University; the other Rev. ( ) Alexander, of the Fredericton Cathedral. Stockly was permitted to stay on, but Alexander was thrown completely on the world. Some opening might be found for him at Notre Dame.

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(18)95 Apr. 15
Sands, Louis Joseph: Genoa, (Italy)
 to Monsignor) Robert (Seton: Jersey City, New Jersey)

Seton's note of March 28 reached him in Florence, just before leaving for Genoa. Seton must remember that Sands is now a married man and has many duties. They have been traveling a good deal and on account of the weakness in his thumb, he often finds it difficult to write. He is sorry to hear that Seton is "rapidly failing" in health but Sands imagines it is not so bad as one might imagine. When Seton comes to Europe next year he must let them know that they may not pass each other en-route. The cut from the paper styled "Some Notable Changes" is very true. Sands sees trouble ahead by the excess of wealth and what it develops. The fever for intermarriage with the "fizzled out" aristocracy of Europe is degenerating the strong element. The letter Seton addressed to the Tribune interested Sands very much. The point of making one's birth alone the principal factor is becoming obsolete. They passed Holy Week at Florence, then took the train for Pisa. Sands replied to Willie (Seton)'s note; his notes are so short and jerky. Seton says his life has been a disappointment; why should it be? An American priest with a parish is certainly more important than to be among the scores of priests who have nothing to do in Europe. Sands is grateful to God for bringing him so lovely a wife, (Louisa Sands).

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1895 Apr. 15
Seton, Mgr. Robert: Jersey City, New Jersey
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

Easter greetings reciprocated. God bless Notre Dame whose sun shall never decline below the western horizon.

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1895 Apr. 16
Mahon, P. J.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He is directed by the firm to state that they shipped Edwards' book of photographs. The Werner Co. Thanks him. They are getting up a splendid book a magnificent testimony of Catholicity.

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1895 Apr. 16
Dorsey, Ella Loraine: (Washington, District of Columbia)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Dorsey sends a receipt for royalty on 1000 copies of "Jet". She has a manuscript on the home life of the Misses Healey.

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1895 Apr. 16
Weld, Father F(rancis) J.: Isleworth, England
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Weld thanks Hudson for his letter and the notice of his book in the Ave Maria. He has made arrangements with Benziger Brothers for its sale in America. He sends a review of his book which appeared in the Dublin Review.

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1895 Apr. 17
Seton Literary Circle: (Jersey City, New Jersey?)

An invitation to be present at the meeting of the Seton Literary Circle in Pavonia Hall on April 17. (In the Monsignor Robert Seton papers.)

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(18)95 Apr. 20
Ogden, Henry: (New York, New York)
 to (Monsignor) Robert (Seton: Jersey City, New Jersey)

Ogden has received a note from Virginia Seton Hoffman, daughter of the late Ogden Hoffman, requesting him to ask (Seton) to send any book of the Setons he knows of to some place in France; Ogden cannot read the name, but care of Merten R. & C., London. (Seton) once prepared and circulated in the family a little book, "Seton of Parbroath." If Virginia had this book and a copy of the tree back to Edward III, she would be content. She says the book is really for Sallie Morris and Ella de Lassance. These ladies are daughters (of) Evretta Seton, who married Waldron (B.) Post. Evretta was a daughter of Alfred Seton who died in 1854.

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1895 Apr. 22
Baroux, Father L(ouis): Muskegon, (Michigan)
 to Mother (Mary of the Ascension, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana?)

Baroux received her letter of the 17th. To answer her wishes, he will send all he wrote since 1846 till 1875. He had not finished as he did not mention other missions of Montague, Pentwater, Reed City, Cadillac, etc. Mother is to do what she likes with the two volumes. He sent her a group of churches and houses he built. On the top is the church of Chittagong in Bengal. It was built when he went there. He bought the house of Cadillac and built the tower. He built two other churches for the Indians, Silver Creek or Pokagan and Brushcreek. Mother is to let Barous know if she receives all, with several photographs. (In another hand): Compliments to Sister Misericorde, (C.S.C.?).

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 (This letter was found between the pages of Baroux's two volume bound manuscript of his missionary labors.) 

1895 Apr. 23
St. George's Society: New York, (New York)

Program of the 109th anniversary dinner of St. George's Society; Monsignor Robert Seton's ticket, signed by Oswald Sanderson, and Seton's place card on the back of which Seton writes "My first dinner with the Society;" and the seating plan for the dinner.

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1895 Apr. 24
Jevons, Tho(ma)s: New York, (New York)
 to (Monsignor) Robert (Seton: Jersey City, New Jersey)

Jevons congratulates Seton on his excellent speech at his first appearance at St. George's Society. He hopes Seton enjoyed the occasion as much as he, Rex (Reginald Jevons), and (Thomas) Seton (Jevons) did.

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1895 Apr. 24
Jevons, Thomas Seton: New Brighton, (New York)
 to (Monsignor) Robert (Seton: Jersey City, New Jersey)

Jevons congratulates Seton on the best speech of last night. As Dick Hutton remarked Seton was thoroughly enjoying himself. Jevons was longing to propose a toast himself; he felt, as he does not always, inclined to talk that night. It is impossible for Jevons to entertain the dream of Egypt and Jerusalem. When he comes back from England he will have to take seriously to some work. If he had the ability to write he sould be bound to no place but such is not the case. He is anxious as to the fate of his poems now undergoing the criticism of the reader at Scribners. He and Marguerite (Jevons) hope Seton will be able to see them Saturday morning but the hour of sailing is very early and St. Joseph's some distance from the Cunard dock. What can Jevons do to distinguish himself? Seton is to write a long letter and send the slip he talked about last night. Jevons will see all the papers this afternoon in hopes of getting an account of St. George's dinner.

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(18)95 Apr. 25
S(toddard), C(harles) W(arren): Washington, D(istrict of) C(olumbia)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Stoddard was the guest of his old school mate, Archibald Gunter. (Rudyard) Kipling is a charming. fellow and they are the best of friends. He made Stoddard promise him that he would visit him at his home in Bratleboro this summer.

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1895 Apr. 27
Brandi, S.J., Father S(alvatore) M.: Rome, (Italy)
Archbishop (Michael Augustine Corrigan: New York, New York)

(Corrigan)'s letter of April 5 arrived. Brandi asked Mr. Bliss if he would like the honor and he said he would and so Brandi gave (Corrigan)'s two letter to Cardinal (Camillus) Mazzella. Cardinal Mazzella had no difficulty. He encloses a copy of the document granting the favor. The expense is larger than he had anticipated, $530. This morning he went to the "Congregation of Briefs" to see to the issuing of the diploma. It will be ready before Bliss leaves Rome. P.S. Instead of a copy he is s sending the original letter of Cardinal Rampolla.

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 (Photostat from the Archdiocesan Archives of New York) 

1895 Apr. 29
(Seton), Harry: Fort Sherman, Idaho
 to (Monsignor) Robert (Seton: Jersey City, New Jersey)

It is some time since he has written and heard directly from Robert. He made his Easter duty on the 14th. Their spring is balmy; the wild strawberries are in flower which means fine picking for the children next month. The many papers Robert sends come regularly and Harry takes them to their priest in Coeur d'Alene who enjoys them as much as Harry does. He may get East at the end of July or early August. He is coming to have his teeth attended to. Will(iam Seton) sent him a long account of a visit he and (Thomas) Seton Jevons made to Cragdon. The dear old home is hardly recognizable. Next week begins their busy time in the army. They will use their new arms for the first time; Harry is anxious to see if they come up to expectations.

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1895 Apr. 30
Loynaz(?), Mrs. E. B.: Flushing, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Is Rev. Geo(rge) C. Betts, who wrote the lines on the Angelus in the March number of Ave Maria, a Catholic priest or an Episcopalian minister? They knew a man of that name years ago. She and her mother are converts from Protestant Episcopalianism.

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