University of Notre Dame


1895 Oct. 1
Arkell, Henry V.: Paris, (France)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

There is some discrepancy in the amount sent and the concluding words of Hudson's letter.

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1895 Oct. 1
Fuhrer, C. N.: Mt. Vernon, Iowa
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Her son Mansfred is a little dissatisfied. Any encouragement that Edwards may give will be appreciated. He complains of his eyes; this may be an excuse. P.S. Mansfred wrote that he liked Edwards very much.

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(18)95 Oct. 1
(Sands), Louis Joseph: Ridgefield, Conn(exticut)
 to (Monsignor) Robert (Seton: Jersey City, New Jersey

(Sands) is in better spirits as his wife has essentially recovered. Their baby was christened September 22 in the Catholic church at this place under the name of Arthur Louis Nicholas de Nuley (Sands). The few friends present met at their cottage after the ceremony, and (Sands) installed Arthur as an American citizen by presenting him with the flag and making an address, a copy of which he sends (no enclosure). (Sands)'s summer has been one of great anxiety in Louise (Sands)'s sufferings which nearly carried her off. Can (Seton) give him the address of Mrs. (Isabelle Seton?) Jevons on Staten Island; also Willie's and Lizzie's?

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1895 Oct. 2
Hilton, Aug(ust) J.: London, England
 to Monsignor (Robert Seton: Jersey City, New Jersey)

He is about to write a short series of articles for the "Catholic Standard and Ransomer," the weekly organ of the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom, in reply to a book called "Convent-Life Unveiled," by the notorious Edith O'Gorman. He would be thankful if (Seton) could supply him with any printed information on that lady. Her book is full of discrepancies. (Seton)'s church firgures somewhat prominently in her book. On page 95 the "escaped nun" says that on Sunday, January 19, 1869, she was performing her usual office of sacristan in St, Joseph's Church, and was removing the vesper decorations when Father Walsh came in and made an attempt to drug her in the vestry room; on page 96 she declares the attempt was made in the sanctuary. The story is manifestly an abominable fiction but Hilton wants to conclusively demonstrate its falsity. Therefore he asks (Seton) to inform him 1) whether it is customary for nuns to act as sacristans at (Seton)'s church; 2) whether Vespers had been sung and the church cleared by 7 in the evening; 3) whether the vestry-room is behind the altar; and 4) whether the door in the sacristry ever led to the convent which Hilton gathers from Edith was in 1868 attached to St. Joseph Church.

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1895 Oct. 4
Croke, W. J. D.: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana

Croke was unable to accept Hudson's offer to contribute to the Ave Maria, made on the recommendation of Father (John A.) Zahm, (C.S.C.). In a few days he is sending a photograph of and an article on General Kanzler, the defender of Rome in 1870.

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1895 Oct. 7
Keane, Bishop John J(oseph): Washington, D.C.
 to Monsignor R(obert) Seton: Jersey City, N(ew) J(ersey)

He acknowledges Seton's two letters concerning the proposed lecture. (The Catholic University of America) has not yet arranged their program of public lectures, but he will try to put Seton's lecture on the last Thursday in November, and will notify him later. P.S. (In Keane's hand): After conferring with the professors, Keane finds that they are quite bent on eliminating the "popular" element from their future courses and making them exclusively scientific in character. So he fears he will hardly succeed in getting Seton's lecture in.

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1895 Oct. 7
Starbuck, Charles C.: Andover, Mass(achusetts)
 to FatherDaniel E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Starbuck dissents from Father (Reuben) Parson's attempt to rehabilitate Roderick Borgia. It is wasted time to deny the paganism of spirit in the Roman See from before Sixtus IV till some time after Leo X. Parsons shows too peevish a spirit. A gentleman of Ohio writes Starbuck that he hears that in Cincinnati there are 10,000 A.P.A.'s. He holds this to be an exaggeration. A Kentuckian A.P.A. has expressed hope of wading knee deep in Catholic blood. Has Hudson seen his paper, "Salvability of Heretics" in the September "Methodist Review"? Their friend, Father (Daniel S.) Phelan, sends him his "Western Watchman"; Father (Thomas H.) Malone, his "Colorado Catholic". Father John O'Brien sends his "Sacred Heart Review".

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1895 Oct. 8
Toohey, C.S.C., FatherJ(ohn) M.: Watertown, Wis(consin)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

The letter from Dr. (John Gilmary) Shea may be of interest. The Rev. Mr. Muldoon referred to, had some valuable land in Texas granted to him by the Mexican government and Shea was asked to furnish information that might lead to the discovery of his heirs.

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1895 Oct. 10
Carrier, C.S.C., Father Joseph C.: St. Laurent College, Montreal, Canada
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

For the sake of friendshop he begs Edwards to read his appeal to the select few of his friends. He hardly believes Edwards has the pecuniary means but he has the will. This Institution is unable to help him.

Carrier, for many years professor of science, has succeeded in collection about 80,000 objects which are stored in a large apartment of St. Laurent College. He desires to erect a small octagonal shaped fireproof building to contain the Canadian Library, meseum, and the cabinet of physical science and the observatory. He is obliged to secure the amount needed by means of subscription among the rich class. The well-known philantropist, Sir Donald A. Smith, has subscribed $1000.

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1895 Oct. 11
Leeper, D(avid) R.: South Bend, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He regrets that the slip Edwards gave him relative to the source of Father Badin's portrait got away from him. He was sitting chatting with Father Reagan when the wind blew it away. He asks that he send a duplicate of its contents to Daniel McDonald, Plymouth, Indiana.

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(18)95 Oct. 11
(Zardetti, Bishop Otto): Jordansbad(?), (Switzerland)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Zardetti has never forgotten Hudson. Providence made him bishop of St. Cloud and finally, against his liking, made him sever the ties which bound him to the country of his adoption. He came to Roumania where he should rule the Church of God. He was on the best of terms with the King and Queen. Zardetti then resigned because of the insufficiency of means to carry on his mission work.

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(18)95 Oct. 13
Gabriel O.S.D., Sister M(ary): (Stone, England)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Sister forgot to tell Hudson that one of the papers she sent had been printed before in the Rosary Magazine. St. Catherine's Life is out of print. There are only a few unpublished poems of M.F.R. Sister has a story nearly ready. She would be most willing to send "Outlook and Retrospect."

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1895 Oct. 14
Angelus, C.S.C., Brother: New Britain, Conn(ecticut)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

While at Notre Dame he gave several articles with the name of the donor. They expected to see the gift acknowledged in the first number of the Scholastic. He asks Edwards to see to it. He hopes that Edwards enjoyed his trip abroad.

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(1895) Oct. 15
Barrett, O.S.B., Father Michael: Fort Augustus, N(ew) B(runswick)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Barrett sends a short article for the Ave Maria. He would be glad to accept an honorarium.

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1895 Oct. 15
(Schmidt), Oscar: Cambridge, Mass(achusetts)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has been having a gay time. May McShane and her mother were in Boston. Cy Dart also came from Exeter. They took in all the good plays. They saw Henry Irving in "The Story of Waterloo." He does not know if he will go home for Christmas vacation.

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1895 Oct. 16
Ascension, Sister M(ary) of: Notre Dame, (Indiana)
 to James F. Edwards:

Please send some one to the clothes room for a basket of treasures to go to the Library.

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(18)95 Oct. 16
Delano, Mortimer: New York, (New York)
 to Monsignor (Robert) Seton: (Jersey City, New Jersey)

Delano kept the letter Seton sent during the summer and he has looked for the "Home Journal" in the Astor and Cooper Union Libraries but in vain. Understanding that Seton was going abroad very soon, Delano put off his letter until he might write of the pleasure he found in Seton's articles. He cannot find a volume of the "Curio;" he will write again to tell Seton that he has read the Heraldry.

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1895 Oct. 16
Edwards, J(ames) F.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to (Daniel B.) Wentz:

He received his letter aboard the Lucania. The homeward voyage over the Atlantic was most enjoyable. The heat in America made him long for the invigorating atmosphere of Norway. He is sorry that he has not succeeded in getting a better copy of the Lapp Mother and Child. He has a good friend in Harvard Law School this year, Oscar Schmidt; he loves to play the flute and is an all around good fellow.

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1895 Oct. 16
Steele, Florence:
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She and her mother arrived here yesterday. They came up to meet cousin Tom Sherman who is to be at Notre Dame soon. They are anxious to see Edwards.

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1895 Oct. 18
Mahon, P. J.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He was so touched by Edwards' kindness in giving him that order that he forgot to ask what style of binding was best. He sent a full morocco but can change it. Poor McBride is down sick.

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1895 Oct. 19
Edwards, J(ames) F.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to Monsignor (Robert Seton: Jersey City, New Jersey)

Edwards today read in a western paper that (Seton) is descended from the saintly King of England. He would like (Seton) to give him a good account of this interesting fact. Yesterday with Father (William) Corby, (C.S.C.) Edwards visited Bertrand, (Michigan), a once flourishing town just over the Indiana line. While there he secured several relics from the old church of Fathers (Stephen Theodore) Badin, (Louis) De Seille, (Benjamin Marie) Petit, and (Edward F.) Sorin (C.S.C.), now tumbling into ruin. Years ago travellers took the boat at Chicago up the St. Joseph River to Bertrand, thence to Detroit, from there through the lakes and canals to New York. Railroads passed through Niles and South Bend, killing Bertrand. Edwards found over in Detroit an account of Father De Seille's missions, in manuscript. Therein it is stated that De Seille foretold the destruction of Bertrand, etc. Edwards wishes (Seton) could meet their new Professor of English Literature, Dr. Austin O'Malley. He studied seven years in Rome, Berlin, and Austria. He is as unassuming as he is able. Does Seton ever hear from the Catholic University (of America)? He will tell Seton the inner history of the sending of some of their men there. Is there anything in the way of books he can send Seton? If not, he will send a case of good liquors.

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1895 Oct. 20
Brandi, S.J., Father S(alvatore) M.: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop (Michael Augustine Corrigan: New York, New York)

Brandi acknowledges (Corrigan)'s letter of October 2 from New Orleans. He has already informed Cardinal (Camillus) Mazzella of its contents and is sure that the Cardinal will act promptly. Another Bishop has written on the same subject directly to Mazzella. The solution does not depend on the Congregation but on the Cardinal Prefect. Msgr. (Denis) O'Connell left Rome Saturday, October 12. It is said that he will travel some time with Miss McTavish before returning to the U.S. Father (Thomas) Hughes will give the retreat to the students at the American College. As soon as he hears of the choice he will let (Corrigan) know. He understands that the first on the list will not be chosen. The Pope is well and enjoyed the celebrations in the U.S., and especially in New York on the masonic feasts of September 20.

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1895 Oct. 20
Young, John Russell: Philadelphia, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father Thomas Sherman, S.J.: (St. Louis, Missouri)

He is engaged in the preparation of a life of General (Ulysses S.) Grant based upon original sources. Col. Grant has given him access to his father's papers. Sherman has, he thinks, many of Grant's letters. If he could have access to them he would esteem it a favor. Young is carrying out a promise made to Grant.

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1895 Oct. 21
Onahan, W(illiam) J.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He is glad to welcome Edwards back after all his wanderings. He will give Mr. Smith the artist the necessary sittings when he is ready. (James) Cardinal Gibbons will be in Chicago Tuesday on his way back from Santa Fe. Archbishop Ireland and Mgr. Nugent will be there also.

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1895 Oct. 23
"Ernst, Heinrich": (Jersey City, New Jersey?)
 to Monsignor (Robert Seton: Jersey City, New Jersey)

To Monsignor upon his departure to Rome Ernst dedicates a poem, "The Angelus." (Below the name "Heirich Ernst" Seton has written) Lawyer Wills.

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1895 Oct. 24
Seton, Mgr. Robert: Jersey City, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Some of Edwards' questions about the Catholic University are too difficult for one like him who is left out from any official connection. It is rather singular that Seton should not have been named a Trustee instead of Mgr. (John M.) Farley especially since New York is already on the board in the person of the Archbishop (Michael Augustine Corrigan). It was an intended oversight animated from the "Corrigan influence". Seton has encouraged the University by his lectures which have attracted the attention of the more intelligent class. He makes not doubt whatever but that he has not done a pleasing thing to those in high places and to those high in confidence of the authorities in New York and Newark. Bishop (Winard) Wigger and Mgr. (Januarius)De Concilio are both opposed to the University. The Rector, Bishop (John J.) Keane has given Seton an opportunity to do honor to himself by selecting him to read a paper before the parliament of Religions. Mgr. De Concilio felt mortified that he had not been chosen. Seton was unaware that there was any "inner history" about the affiliation of Notre Dame (University) to the Catholic University. Edwards must excuse him if he has touched upon a sore spot. Seton is afraid that well-meaning friends will make him a laughing stock by such talk as that of his decent from the English Royal Family. He leaves for Egypt soon.

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1895 Oct. 24
Smith, Mary E.: Des Moines, Io(wa)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Smith received a letter from St. Peter's Indian Mission, Montana, begging aid. Some remarks from Hudson might arouse the laity to a sense of practical duty. She wishes they had a (William J.) Onahan in every parish. Could not the country parishes with the assistance of laymen do much?

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1895 Oct. 25
Mahon, P. J.: Chicago, Ill(inois)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

The copy he sent on approval was brought back without a word of explanation. If he has erred in any way, he asks to be enlightened.

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1895 Oct. 25
O'Mara, John: Cornwall-on-Hudson, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

By mistake he forgot to include his card in the invitation to their hop. He has been at the New York Military Academy since September and likes it very much. Of course it is not the place Notre Dame is, but outside of the military part they are more lenient.

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1895 Oct. 26
Mahon, P. J.: Chicago, Ill(inois)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

A cloth copy of "Glories" is shipped today. It seems he had muddled things a little as to Father Morrissey's book. He will try to get another copy for the Hall Edwards made so famous.

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(18)95 Oct. 27
Starbuck, Charles C.: Andover, Mass(achusetts)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Starbuck thanks Hudson for the offer to send the Ave Maria. For the East, he is dependent on the Sacred Heart Review, which is of high tone but not free of the peevishness of which he complains in (Father Reuben) Parsons. Though its editor is an Irishman (Father John O'Brien) he is affected by their New England asperity. Starbuck had no thought that a plenary indulgence involved a subjective fitness for immediate admission to Paradise. Savonarola's disciples appear to have made no account of the indulgence. The wickedness of Alexander or twenty other popes would not prove that the papacy was not a divine institute. Is the C.S.C. an order with vows or without vows? Pope Leo XIII keeps disappointing all prognostications as to the next coronation. Hudson has been so kind as to suggest a selection to be published from his writings on Catholicism. These are two earlier articles of Starbuck in the Methodist Review.

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1895 Oct. 29
Van Zandt, Margaret: New York, (New York)
 to Monsignor (Robert) Seton: (Jersey City, New Jersey)

She asks Seton to give her his bookplate to add to her collection of modern American in exchange for her own, which she encloses (no enclosure).

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1895 Oct. 30
(Schmidt), Oscar: (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

This is the first opportunity he had to thank Edwards for his picture. Mrs. Fish wrote of Edwards in the highest terms. Schmict plays the piccolo in the Harvard college orchestra. Their football team is a corker. They go by steamer to New York to play princeton. He had received a note from their fiddler (Alfred) Vignon who is attending Boston Tech.

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1895 Oct. 31
Miller, W. N.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

They have a large collection of books and old magazines that might interest Edwards.

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1895 Oct. 31
(Seton), Harry: Balt(imore), M(arylan)d
 to (Monsignor) Robert (Seton: Jersey City, New Jersey)

Robert's of yesterday has just reached Harry. He is so sorry to hear of Sally's (Sarah Redwood Parrish Seton) illness. Will(iam Seton) writes Harry almost every day and seems to be very hopeful of her pulling through all right. Her death would be to him terrible, indeed to all of them a severe blow. Harry has given Dodd and Childs the value of the valise and its contents. He will not employ a lawyer until he has exhausted all other means of redress. It is raining and is so dark in his office it is as much as he can do to write. Does Robert think it would be the right ting for Harry to call on the Cardinal? Annie (Foster Seton) and Willie Setonare well and send love. They will all stand together until the end doing their best to succeed. (P.S.) Harry always had a devilish bad temper so if he was cross when with Robert he must try and forget. He knows Robert has forgiven him. Harry's life has not been a bed of roses. The responsibility of children begins with their beginning and ends only with Eternity.

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