University of Notre Dame


1896 Feb. 1
Healy, Paul J.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

The music will be sent today. The only photograph he has is a poor one but he will send it. He asks Edwards to drop in and see him.

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1896 Feb. 1
Stoekley, W. F. G.: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

As a Catholic member of the faculty, Stoekley has been trying to add Catholic books to the University of New Brunswick Library; and in regard to "Selections from Brownson," he is puzzled by an apparent inconsistency between what is on pp. 314-5 and p. 301, and whether these are consistent with high Catholic authority and even with Pope Pius IX's words on the Salvation Act of the Church. He fears such a passage could nullify the good done by the book in other ways.

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1896 Feb. 2
Bourke, Mary Nester: Ashland, Wis(consin)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

They were sorry not to see Edwards at Christmas time. John has been suffering from a bad throat. She has joined a club and has been assigned to write a biography of William and Mary. She asks Edwards for information.

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1896 Feb. 4
Crittenden, J.P.: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 to Librarian (James F. Edwards): Notre Dame, (Indiana)

They have a few copies of "New York Securities" for 1893 left over and feel that it would be a valuable work for libraries. They will furnish a copy free.

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1896 Feb. 4
(Schmidt), Oscar: Cambridge, (Massachusetts)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is getting along nicely in every way. He has met some very nice Boston girls. A few days ago he met an old sweetheart of Stockhouse; she is now a widow. His mother writes that everything is quiet at home. He wishes he was back at Notre Dame, out on the diamond.

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1896 Feb. 5
Mahon, P.J.: (Chicago, Illinois)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has left the employ of the Werner company, discouraged by a system which ignores its real workers. He wants to work and as Edwards knows his gifts editorial, linguistic and otherwise, he might interest himself in Mahon's behalf. His heart yearns for a western editorship. Father Daniel E. Hudson (C.S.C.) sat down severely on his "Glories", but he does not think Edwards will agree with Hudson.

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1896 Feb. 6
W(abraushek), J. W(illiam): Manistee, Mich(igan)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He supposes Edwards is very busy at the college now. His father is getting along very slowly with his arm. The furniture season is just commencing. They made a profit of 10% last year. They expect to do a pretty good business this year.

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1896 Feb. 9
Floyd, George W.: Indianapolis, (Indiana)
 to Jeff: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He asks him to look out for a young man named (Albert) Newell from Pittsburg and make him happy and content. The boy's father is a great friend of Floyd's and any kindness shown to the boy will help him.

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1896 Feb. 9
Lud: Andover, Mass(achusetts)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

It was very kind of Edwards to remember him. When Edwards speaks of the North Cape, he always thinks of how they got ahead of the German woman. He hopes Edwards will soon come to Boston. He could show him some interesting baseball games as they always play Yale and Harvard very close games.

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1896 Feb. 9
Prichard, A(rmstead) M.: Charleston, W(est) V(irgini)a
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

It has been his ardent desire since he left school to tell Edwards that the only longing that he felt when he left Notre Dame was to tell Edwards good-bye. After a spirited conversation with the president of Notre Dame (Father Andrew Morrissey, C.S.C.) in which hot words were exchanged, he was too proud to remain there longer. Morrissey questioned his sound judgment. He intends to make the law his profession and insane or sane, the future will reveal.

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1896 Feb.10
Schreiber, Ellis: London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Schreiber intends to send some Marian papers. He sends the promised account of the shrine at Kevelaer. The other is a biographical sketch of St. Simon Stock.

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(1896) Feb.10
Shea, Sophie S.: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Shea is thankful for the check. She asks that Hudson retain the manuscript and place it in the Fathers' Library. Her daughter (Isabel Shea) regrets that Hudson's letter regarding the history never reached her. As to the history, Shea would appreciate any notice Hudson could give.

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1896 Feb. 10
Welch, Lydia G.: Auburn, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Although they have been slow to acknowledge it, she and Miss Teal are no less appreciative of the courtesy of his greetings. It recalled pleasant pictures of Norway.

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1896 Feb. 12
Griffin, Martin I. J.: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

All Christmas week he was in daily expectation of Edwards. Edwards will be pleased at the (American Catholic Historical) Society's new home. Griffin often told them they are but a baby to Notre Dame. He told them that Edwards has done more real work for Catholic American History than anyone else in the land. The Society sends Father Ferd Kittell to Rome to work in Propaganda. The Society has done almost nothing in getting material the past few years. Dr. (Lawrence W.) Flick is a wonderful worker and has made the Society what it is. There were 1600 members in good standing in December. Flick hopes to have Griffin wholly employed by the Society.

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1896 Feb. 12
O'Rourke, Father W(illiam) F. M.: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

Father O'Rourke is incensed at Father (Francis P.) Siegfried's review of Brownson's "Faith and Science" in the January issue of the American Ecclesiastical Review. Though Father Siegfried may be, like Father (Hermann J.) Heuser, on the faculty of Overbrook Seminary and also professor of philosophy, he is ignorant of what philosophy is in his attacks on the philosophy of (Orestes A. Brownson) and Brownson himself. The Jesuits' Stonyhurst series is responsible for this, since none of its exponents, in Father O'Rourke's experience, are able to demonstrate by their philosophy that God is. The Bishops are responsible for this state of affairs, in which there is not a single Catholic institution or seminary in which philosophy is taught or learned. When Father O'Rourke attacked the Jesuits and this state of things he was ordered by his own Ordinary to desist from preaching that there is no salvation outside the Church; and he is shocked that a Bishop recently told a mixed audience that he expected to find in Heaven Baptists, Methodists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, etc. Father O'Rourke implores Brownson, aided by the voice of his father, the greatest American philosopher and theologian, and for whom he has secured that twelve Masses daily in perpetuum shall be offered, to write a philosophy textbook for the schools, based on and explanatory of the philosophy of his father.

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1896 Feb. 13
Edwards, J(ames) F. per B.: Notre Dame, (Indiana)
 to (J.P. Crittenden: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

They will be pleased to receive a copy of "New York Securities" for 1893.

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1896 Feb. 13

McClurg & Co., A.C. Chicago, (Illinois)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

They regret that they would have in stock only a small part of Edwards' recent order for books, but the shorts have all been ordered.

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(18)96 Feb.14
S(toddard), C(harles) W(arren): (Washington, District of Columbia)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Stoddard thanks Hudson for the St. Anthony stamps and medals. The kid (Kenneth O'Connor) and Stoddard are getting along gloriously.

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1896 Feb. 15
Stoekley, W. F. G.: Fredericton, (New Brunswick), Canada
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Stoekley repeats what he considers inconsistencies between p. 301 and p. 314 of "Selections from Brownson."

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(18)96 Feb.16
Starbuck, C(harles) C.: Andover, Mass(achusetts)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Starbuck's article in the New World seems to have found no lack of appreciation. Cardinal Alfonso Capecelatro has been thought a not ineligible candidate for the tiara. Starbuck cannot agree with Hudson that Protestant preachers do not influence public affairs. In this Venezuela affair their denominational overrode their national feeling. The Independent has taken a fair and well-balanced view.

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1896 Feb. 17
Barrett, J. Philip: Chicago, Ill(inois)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

George Anson has been in Chicago the last few days, his sister is attending Kirkland School. Frank Cummings has been at West Baden the last few weeks. He hopes to keep Lent as well as they did at Notre Dame.

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(1896) Feb. 17
Bourke, Mary Nester: Ashland, (Wisconsin)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received the book Edwards sent and asks for the name of the author. She will not have her paper until March 1. George (Nester) has a little girl, born on the 15 of February, John (Nester) is much improved. She will return the books inside of three weeks.

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1896 Feb. 17
O'Rourke, Father W(illiam) F. M.: Cin(cinna)ti, O(hio)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

He thanks Brownson for his book "Faith and Science" and discusses it and the review of it by Father (F. P.) Siegfried which he calls damnably dishonest. Siegfried should be required to make public apology and reparation; he says that the Holy See has condemned the philosophy of St. Thomas in condemning Louvain Ontologism and Abblate (Antonio) Rosmini. Without Orestes A. Brownson's writings the proofs St. Thomas Aquinas gives for the existence of God are not worth a fig. He does not think a whit more of Father (Herman J.) Heuser than he does of Siegfried. It seems to him that these worthies and the whole herd of their confreres, the Jesuit School, both in philosophy and theology do not know what the term abstraction means. He attacks an article by Monsignor (T. P.) Thorpe on salvation outside the Church. He sees that a lot of venal parasites in public prints are "booming" Card(inal James) Gibbons as a fitting successor to Leo XIII; he criticizes Gibbons, (Bishop John J.) Keane, (Archbishop John) Ireland, (Archbishop Patrick J.) Ryan, (Bishop Thomas) O'Gorman, Father (Daniel S.) Phelan, Father (Patrick) Cronin, Father (Thomas H.) Malone; they are doing the Church more harm than 10,000 faithful soldiers will be able to repair by debasing the Church to the level of sects. To this group he adds Father (Walter) Elliott and his "gang" who merely seek notoriety. Brownson should write his philosophy text book. He airs at length his theological interpretations: the "status naturae purae" is a destructive mistake derived from Jesuit teaching; the reception of the Holy Eucharist is a sine qua non for salvation; Baptism is not enough to qualify an infant for heaven. He does not understand the proper teaching on human generation, nor when the creation of the human soul takes place; he discusses the latter at length.

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1896 Feb. 19
Griffin, Martin I. J.: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to (James F. Edwards): Notre Dame, Indiana)

Edwards has a pamphlet written by Rev. Patrick Smyth published in 1788 in Dublin, he thinks, called "The Present State of the Catholic Missions Conducted by the Ex-Jesuits in America." Griffin asks if Edwards could have someone copy it for him.

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1896 Feb. 19
(Rhodius), George: Indianapolis, (Indiana)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is home again and as usual discontented. He was sick for two days in New York with boils. How is he going to thank Edwards for his kindness? He has placed the will in his desk but has not said anything to his mother about it. Words cannot express his gratitude.

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1896 Feb. 20
(Henoch, Mrs. Milton) Drusie: LaPorte, Ind(iana)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

She regrets her inability to accept Edwards' invitation. Her husband is still suffering from rheumatism. Edwards must come again some other day. She asks Edwards to break the ice between her and Liz.

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1896 Feb.22

Catholic Review

A clipping concerning the Ave Maria's comments on Johannes Janssen's "History of the German People at the Close of the Middle Ages". (In the Hudson papers).

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1896 Feb. 22
Schwertuer, Benedict: Canton, Ohio
 to Editor (Scholastic): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He saw in the Scholastic that (Notre Dame) is the headquarters for America for the Association of Mary Immaculate in Paris which collects stamps for the rescue of pagan women. He asks for a copy of the Constitution and how to cut the stamps. He has some to send. (P.S.) He has a stone from Napoleon's grave he could have for Bishops' Memorial Hall.

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1896 Feb.23
Marine, C.S.C., Father A(lexander): Tarragona, (Spain)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Since seeing Hudson Marine has only rarely had occasion to use English. Last year he received a kind letter from Father General. A few days later he received from Father (William) Corby, (C.S.C.), the 1895 Ordo. This year he did not receive the 1896 Ordo. What he would give to be at Notre Dame! Hudson is probably the only one who knows what Marine had to suffer at the hands of the old administration. Hudson knows what it cost him to end the Belgian affair, the affair of P. Heyes(?) the Roman affair and others as serious. Marine asks Hudson to send him the 1896 Ordo and the Scholastic with the same regularity with which he receives the Ave Maria.

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1896 Feb. 24
(Schmidt), Oscar: Cambridge, (Massachusetts)
 to (James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has not heard from Edwards and asks what is the trouble. Cavanagh evidently is happy. He has met a great number of people in Boston. Irene has been visiting in Washington. He guesses the Rosenfield family will go to Europe this summer.

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1896 Feb.25
Crawford, F(rancis) Marion: Washington, (District of Columbia)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, (Indiana)

Crawford has just received Hudson's letter and the proof. His story is laid a good many years ago, but matters have changed in Italy since then.

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1896 Feb.27
Dunne, E(dmund) F.: Jacksonville, Fl(orid)a
 to (Austin E.) Ford: (New York, New York)

Mrs. ( ) H( ) did not stop in Jacksonville on the way down to Palm Beach, but on her return. She was not the hard, busy, angular, newwoman sort of woman that Dunne expected to see from Ford's description; he found her quiet, pleasant and charmy. Mrs. ( ) Plock who accompanied her gave him a list of some lands her brother has in South Florida. She, Mrs. H. and Dunne discussed the colony scheme Dunne had on hand; Mrs. H. will confer with Ford about it; she was interested in the lumber feature. Dunne will be glad if Ford and Mrs. H. will come in with him and take up the tract.

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1896 Feb. 27
Hug, George A.: Indianapolis, Ind(iana)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is fairly well settled and hopes to be on the way to prosperity. He has a position with a firm of George W. Keyser. He is boarding at Mrs. R(hodius'). George (Rhodius) is not looking well. He has had a mass read at every monthly anniversary of his mother's death. A mission will be held at St. John's Church after Easter conducted by Father (Thomas) Sherman S.J.

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1896 Feb. 27
Miller, Mrs. Ryell T.: South Bend, Ind(iana)
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The Woman's Economic Club will observe Leap Year Day at her home on the 29th. They would be pleased to have Edwards with them. They have some original features for the evening.

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1896 Feb. 29
Fanning, John: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Mr. Severn has a large oil painting of one of the Popes. It was the property of the late W. H. Fanning. The painting must be sold as the family is in straightened circumstances. Fanning bought the painting at the sale of the private gallery of the Marquis of Waterford thirty years ago.

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