University of Notre Dame


(18)98 Aug. 2
(Dyer), Thomas: East Canterbury, N(ew) H(ampshire)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Elder Henry (Blinn) received Hudson's note. He just came from his room. Thomas (A.) D(wyer) was there. He took Hudson's note and gave a silent consent to answer it. Blinn is not able to do much writing. He leaves this afternoon for Mount Lebanon, New York. Death is written on his face. Dyer tells Hudson to speak to Dwyer positively. He dreads that Dwyer will find out that he wrote Hudson. Dwyer was in the West but a few months when he sent a check for $300 for the year he spent there (at East Canterbury). His name is still on the list of Covenant members. At the last chapter Blinn had the title Elder conferred on him. His heart is in the Catholic Church. Dyer is being encompassed by the currents of truth flowing from the Catholic Church.

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1898 Aug. 2
Meagher, Louis: Frankfort, K(entuck)y
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is going to school taking private studies and is kept busy. He has not been in Louisville since he has been home but would like to go down to see Mike Powers and Billy Fehr. He has seen Flemming twice; he pitched one game and played 3rd the other for Lexington.

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1898 Aug. 2
Rhodius, M(arie): Indianapolis, Ind(iana)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

Geo(rge Rhodius) has gone to New York; he was very nice when he left and has improved some. He did not want to leave at all this time but the doctor advised him to see a specialist in New York. She has new hopes again.

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1898 Aug. 3
(Myers), D(orrance): Dubuque, Iowa
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is waiting for Edwards so he should not disappoint the Myers family. They won races in the Iowa State Regatta. A band met them at the station when they returned and they were driven down Main St. in a carriage.

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(18)98 Aug.3
Starbuck, C(harles) C.: Andover, Mass(achusetts)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

With exchanges and copies sent Starbuck will supply a good many Catholics with the means of meeting unreasonable Protestant charges. In "Johnson's Encyclopedia" on Bishop (John Joseph) Keane's authority Berulle is spoken of as a member of St. Philip's Institute. The French oratory was entirely different.

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1898 Aug.4
Fitzgerald, Percy: (London, England)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The passage in the Ave is too kind, but justly appreciative. "Pickwick" is his present hobby. He has just completed an immense Pickwick Cyclopaedia and Dictionary. Fitzgerald has also undertaken at the request of (Herbert) Cardinal (Vaughan) an account of the last religious half of the century.

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1898 Aug.5
Coyle, Henry: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

A lady of responsibility wrote Coyle about Edward Wilbur Mason. She said it was funny that the poem "Shadows" should appear as original in The Weekly Bouquet. She noticed Mason's name in a recent Ave Maria and feels it her duty to warn Coyle of the true character of the man.

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(18)98 Aug.6
O'Kennedy, Father R(ichard): Fedamore, (Ireland)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

O'Kennedy is going away tomorrow for a rest at a seaside place. He was delighted with Aubrey de Vere's preface to the "Legend of St. Patrick". He is taking pains to make the legends historically accurate. Would any American publisher take O'Kennedy's manuscript?

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1898 Aug. 8
DeLane, Francis X.: Baltimore, Maryland
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is certainly enjoying his vacation. He may not be at Notre Dame next year as Father Morrissey again refused him a room. Morrissey promised his a room as soon as he is a thorough Freshman but there are other boys in Sorin who are not as high in classes as he is who have rooms. But he wouldn't use this as an argument as it might ruin the other boys' happiness.

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1898 Aug. 8
Gibbons, Arthur M. J.: Dayton, Ohio
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He wrote Notre Dame University about some prices on pipe and fittings and also about an ice machine but received no answer. He will write again. He spent yesterday in Cincinnati with several of his lady friends. Business is pretty good but not flourishing as it should be.

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1898 Aug. 2
Taunton, Father Ethelred L.: London, England
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Taunton intended to make the work a thorough one; so it had to go a certain length. He enumerates several courses which strike him. He tells Hudson to recommend to his Shaker friends Augustine Baker's "Santa Sophia". Catholics do not seem to understand the impertinence of judging the amount of light God gives to each individual.

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1898 Aug. 9
Middleton, O.S.A., Father Thomas C.: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to (James F.)Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He is engaged in writing a paper on early Catholicity in northern New York, especially at Carthage where one Father Michael E. Clarke was rector for 40 years. Clarke was ordained in Indiana, but Middelton wants to know where, when, and by whom. He also asks for data on Father John Farnan who died in Detroit about 1849. (Pencil note in Edwards' hand): Clarke was ordained at Vincennes by Bishop de la Hailandiere; he came with the Eudists from Rennes, 1839; first pastor of LaFayette; ordained about 1843. (Further note): This is not the man.

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1898 Aug. 10
Hagerty, J. P.: South Bend, Ind(iana)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends receipt for Edwards' Melroye cover. Edwards will receive a check in a few days.

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(18)98 Aug.11
Mason, Edward W(ilbur): Council Bluffs, Iowa
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Mason's aim in producing poetry is always to get original thought into simple, polished forms of verse. He has never adopted from obscure sources deliberately. He has several languages but does not use them largely as a source of ideas. He has never seen a copy of the periodical Hudson mentions. Mason wishes that Hudson would mail the information to his correspondent. Madison Cawein of Louisville, Kentucky sent a letter praising the general character of the Ave Maria.

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1898 Aug. 12
(Schmidt), Oscar: (On board Northern Pacific train)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is on his way to the Daly's ranch in Montana. He just finished two weeks visit in St. Paul. He wishes Edwards was going west with him. He has not been well all spring.

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1898 Aug. 12
Wabraushek, J. Will(iam): Manistee, Mich(igan)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He is feeling much bette r but there is still chance for improvement. He is busy from morning till night and is anxious to make a success as the directors have turned the business over to him to run as he thought best. Business is beginning to pick up. His wife talked him into getting a wheel and now he must learn to ride it.

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1898 Aug. 14
Ireland, Archbishop John: St. Paul, Minn(esota)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Ireland read with pleasure Hudson's article on chaplains. (William) McKinley has appointed one Catholic chaplain to the army and at least two to the navy. It is not true that three-fifths of the regulars are Catholics. The federal government, Ireland assumes, has not failed in its duty to give Catholics a due representation in the appointment of chaplains.

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(18)98 Aug. 15
Dwyer, T(homas) A.: East Catherbury, (New Hampshire)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Dwyer's sad case is known to Hudson. His life the past five years has been one black lie. Impurity and heresy have stained his soul. He entered the Protestant ministry and tried to deaden his conscience, but to no avail. Dwyer would be satisfied to give his life to Hudson's society to teach as a humble brother. He asks Hudson to present his case to Father Provincial and to Bishop (Peter J.) Hurth, (C.S.C.). While he is kindly treated there, every day he stays is agony to him. Outside the Catholic Church there is no religious body than the Shakers. False charges were laid against Dwyer by a priest who died recently, (Father John A. Buckley, S.J.). These charges influenced the mind of the bishop (Thomas Daniel Beaven) in whose diocese Dwyer was born. How vividly Dwyer recalls his interview with Father (Edwards F.) Sorin, (C.S.C.).

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1898 Aug. 15
Ganss, Father H(enry) G.: Carlisle, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter reached Ganss at Atlantic City. He thinks about 400 copies of "A City of Confusion" will be sufficient to meet all possible demands. Was the "American Catholic Quarterly" overlooked when Hudson sent out press copies?

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(18)98 Aug. 15
Reilly, L( ) W.: Hanover, M(arylan)d
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

Hudson's note suggesting a sketch of Francis Scott Key has been received. He did not marry into the Taney family, but Taney married his sister. He married Mary Lloyd. (Roger B.) Taney was not much of a Catholic. Reilly has written to a Jesuit friend at Frederick to ascertain about Key's religious beliefs and the effect of his intercourse with a Catholic brother-in-law.

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1898 Aug. 16
Blinn, Henry C.: East Canterbury, N(ew) H(ampshire)
 to (Father Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Blinn is in the home of friends in the Berkshire Hills. They hope they may see Hudson at their home in the Granite State.

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1898 Aug. 17
( ), Frank: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He feels ashamed of himself for not writing before now. He supposes Edwards must have thought he was very foolish for shooting himself but it was a mere accident In the future he will leave fire-arms alone He was having a lovely time until the accident.

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(18)98 Aug.18
(Dyer), Thomas: East Canterbury, N(ew) H(ampshire)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

(Thomas A.) D(wyer) wept when he saw the beads and scapular. His one thought is the India mission. He has cancelled all his engagements to preach. Dyer prays Hudson will get Bishop (Peter Joseph) Hurth, (C.S.C.), to accept Dwyer. Father (John A. Buckley, S.J.), has evidently made Bishop (Thomas Daniel) Beaven very bitter against Dwyer. The Shakers think Dwyer will always remain there. Dwyer says they belong to the soul of the Church, but he thinks Dyer must go farther.

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1898 Aug.18
McCollum, Francis X.: Lockport, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

McCollum has just received a letter from the Rev(erend) President informing him that he can offer no inducement for the coming school year. This is a huge disappointment. As Edwards has much influence at the University, McCollum asks him to see if there is a possibility of getting any position. Edwards said the librarians would all return. If any one of them could not return, Edwards knows the encouragement he gave McCollum. McCollum half expected Edwards east this summer.

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1898 Aug.20
Coyle, H(enry): Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Coyle has sent (Edward Wilbur) Mason's letter to Miss (Caroline D.) Swan of Gardiner, Maine. Mason has always been a puzzle to Coyle. He claims to be very young, yet he sends them 20 poems at a time. "Tents of Kedar", which appeared recently in the Ave Maria, a correspondent feels, appeared originally in the "New Mirror", edited by N( ) P. Willis.

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1898 Aug.20
Spalding, Bishop J(ohn) L(ancaster): Peoria, Ill(inois)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The college for boys in Peoria will cost Spalding $60,000. Father (Jean Baptiste) Abbeloos who has just resigned, was driven to it by intriques originating in the University and fostered at Rome, (Francesco Cardinal) Satolli being the chief offender. Abbeloos was Spalding's classmate at Louvain and Rome. It is a severe blow to the University. Father (Jules A. M.) de Becker has been appointed rector of the American college in Louvain. The appointment is an excellent one. Spalding hopes Father (Andrew) Morrissey, (C.S.C.), will not be discouraged. He is leaving for the East for a vacation. Enclosed is a newspaper clipping with a drawing and article about the new school.

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1898 Aug. 23
Bell, L. H.: Louisville, Kentucky
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sent by express three volumes of "Catholic Advocate" bound.

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(18)98 Aug.23
Dwyer, T(homas) A.: East Canterbury, N(ew) H(ampshire)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter is like a benediction. Dwyer fears that if he is accepted all attempts to secure his dimissory letters from Bishop (Thomas Daniel) Beaven of Springfield will prove futile. If this step will fail what will he do? He wrote Father (Moses A.) McGarry, (C.S.C.). He also wrote Father (John A.) Zahm, (C.S.C.), and Bishop (Peter Joseph) Hurth, (C.S.C.). He would not want the Shakers to know anything about it. Dwyer will leave for Montreal as soon as possible.

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1898 Aug. 24
Gibbons, Arthur M. J.: (Dayton, Ohio)
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Father William Moloney, C.S.C. is at Kings; he came last week and is looking well; he is having a good time and is still as jolly and cheerful as ever. The State Democratic Convention is being held in Dayton. He is going to attend a hay ride this evening. A shoe factory was burned to the ground last evening. 4000 soles were lost.

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1898 Aug.24
Guiney, Louise Imogen: Bath, Maine
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Would Hudson care to use this verse of Guiney? She had a letter yesterday from Orby Shipley singing Hudson's praises. She asks Hudson to number her among his friends.

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1898 Aug. 24
Parr, Wilson M.: South Bend, Indiana
 to (James F.) Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He has received notice that he will be called upon to prepare an illustrated historic article about Notre Dame and thought that Edwards might give him data and sources of information. He wishes the article to be concise and well writen.

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1898 Aug.24
Swan, Caroline D.: Gardiner, Maine
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

(Henry) Coyle requests Swan to write Hudson in regard to the poem entitled "Shadows". She placed it in a scrapbook around 1856. Swan has put the scrapbook evidence, which credits the poem to "Fraser's Magazine", in the hands of William H. Thorne of the "Globe Review". Further inquiry may be addressed to him.

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1898 Aug. 26
Gauvreau, Father Emile B.: Beardsley, Minn(esota)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

At the last Eucharistic Convention, Edwards told him of his desire to have a complete gallery of Canadian and American bishops, He undertook the work and now has a complete collection of photographs of all the bishops of Canada since Mgr. Laval to the last one consecrated. He has destined the collection for Notre Dame as a testimony of his admiration for that institution and as a proof of his esteem for the creator of Bishops' Memorial Hall. He will bring the whole collection to Notre Dame in September or October. Nothing annoys him so much as to write in English.

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1898 Aug.28
Ganss, Father H(enry) G.: Carlisle, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Ganss approves of the changes made in the Ave Maria. He hopes Hudson can insert the two quotations. He does not know much of Reverend (Benjamin Franklin) De Costa whose letter he returns. Reverend (Theodore) Riley, whose allusion to Our Lady was published a few weeks ago, is a native of Carlisle. His grand-father was a Catholic and Riley donated a crucifix to Ganss' church as a memorial. He invariably calls to see Ganss. Riley is professor of Church History at the New York Theological Seminary and no doubt can enlighten Ganss on De Costa, who is a low church man.

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(18)98 Aug.28
Gleaner, R( ) C.:
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

In the Ave Maria Hudson refers to a quotation of Gleaner's in the Columbian Catholic from Dean Farrar's "Men I have Known". The letter was written by a New Yorker and published in the "New York Times".

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1898 Aug. 28
Richards, W(illia)m: Chevy Chase, Maryland
 to Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Michigan

When the Ave Maria gave its first notice of "Brownson's Early Life," Richards rejoiced and wanted to order it, but he was in very poor health and had learned that the Secretary of the Treasury (Lyman J. Gage) had reduced every man over 70, which Richards is by 9 years, to $900 a year, a reduction in his case from $2000, though he continues to do the same work. Since, his salary has been raised to $1600 and his health has come to be very good; and he now orders the book. He presumes Brownson has read in the Ave Maria what was said of the views of (St. George Jackson) Mivart and Father (John A.) Zahm, C.S.C., about the evolution of man. Ever since Richards read Faber's "Creator and the Creature," he has had no doubt that the evolution of man's body was simply absurd and utterly irreconcilable with the Catholic doctrine of the Incarnation. He asks whether there is anything else like Faber's language in Brownson's Works besides the statement in Vol. 9, p. 490. He knows of (Orestes A.) B(rownson)'s unanswerable arguments that evolution of new species is impossible and of his refutations of Mivart, Darwin and Co.

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(18)98 Aug.28
Taunton, Father Ethelred L.: Brentford, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Taunton tells Hudson to use what will suit his pages. Perhaps a word from Hudson will make Benziger look favorably on the manuscript. The War has had its effect all the way around. If the Tsar's proposal is a practical one, they may put an end to the disgrace which has attended Christian nations. Taunton supposes Hudson has read Father Charles Maignen's attack on Father (Isaac Thomas) Hecker, (C.S.P.). He doesn't regret it; he feels: give them rope and they will hang themselves.

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1898 Aug. 29
Ferrell, L. C.:
Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends a notice of new books received by the library published by the United States Government. He asks that the same to be posted on the bulletin board and that Edwards note whether it results in an increased inquiry for public documents.

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1898 Aug. 29
White, P. J.: Scranton, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Henry F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

White encloses the order of Ezra H. Ripple as a gift to St. Thomas College, Soranton, to be shipped by express to Bishop (Michael John) Hoban. Brownson may pay expressage or not as he pleases, as White has included cost of transportation. White has spent more running around after orders than he has earned: clergy who promised orders at his first call have since refused to subscribe; but he hopes to get a few of them yet.

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(18)98 Aug.30
Hogan, (S.S.), Father J(ohn B): Brighton, Mass(achusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hogan thanks Hudson for the kind manner in which he refers to "Clerical Studies". Of (Katherine E.) Conway's loss he heard only after he got there. Her sister was strange-not crazy, but sufficiently so to rob her sister of all peace. Hogan hoped to spend a day with Hudson on his return. But he learned that the chapter of the order was being held in Canada. This led him to proceed with Father (Charles J.) Powers, (C.S.P.), to New York instead of going directly to Boston. It will be a pleasure to remember their talks.

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(18)98 Aug.31
(Dyer), Thomas: East Canterbury, N(ew) H(ampshire)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Dyer is glad Hudson heard from (Thomas A.) D(wyer) and Elder Henry C. Blinn. They hear that Blinn's trip to New York is having a serious effect on him. Mother Dorothy ( ) has passed away. She presided over the community 40 years and was well known throughout New England. It required persuasion to get Dwyer to conduct the service. No amount of money could induce him to enter a Protestant pulpit. His situation becomes more and more perplexing every day. Dyer does not expect to remain there but a few weeks longer. The mail just brought Dyer a letter from his brother notifying him that they are booked to sail from New York to Liverpool, September 14; Dyer's return is doubtful. The anticipation of seeing his old home in England is pleasant. If after a thorough study of the teachings of the Catholic Church his convictions are strong enough, Dyer will make no delay in embracing the faith. It (his leaving) will be a dreadful blow to Dwyer. The general spirit of the Shakers towards the Catholic Church is that of love and admiration. When all is settled Dyer's thought is to go to Italy and board in one of the dear old monasteries. He has supplied Dwyer with ample means to get to Montreal. He is waiting to hear from Father (Moses A. McGarry, (C.S.C.).

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