University of Notre Dame


1899 Apr.-Jun.

New York, Archdiocese of (New York, New York)

List of the canonical visitations and episcopal appointments for April-June.Father J(ames) N. Connolly, secretary.

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1899 Apr. 1
Griffin, Martin I.J.: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He wants certain numbers of Brownson's Review for which he will pay $1 each if Edwards has them.

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1899 Apr. 1
White, P. J.: Soranton, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Henry F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

White cannot find buyers without a sample of binding. Brownson is to send it as soon as possible, and White will stand the cost. He was in Pittston trying to take orders from people to whom he had showed the binding previously, and he will see (John) Jordan today and inform Brownson of the result.

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1899 Apr. 3
Elliott, Richard R.: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Professor J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, (Indiana)

Elliott acknowledges Edwards' letter of March 28. He prepared the indexes of the (Catholic) Vindicator for the aid of historians. Edwards told him that he had Volumes 1, 2, 3. 4 is in the library of the (University of) Detroit college. If the indexes are kept in his dossier at Notre Dame they will be of no use. He suggests that they be permanently affixed to volumes.

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1899 Apr. 4
Brown, Mrs. George W. (Julia A.): Irvington, Ind(iana)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

John's letters are so unsatisfactory she cannot help feeling anxious about him. He writes that his head is so stopped up. They do not want him to come home unless it is necessary. His uncle in Elkhart could visit him a while on Sunday.

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1899 Apr. 5
Maes, Bishop Camillus P(aul): Covington, K(entuck)y
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Maes thanks Hudson for the long list of books for the City Library Committee. He is convinced that the Chicago trip is the beginning of the end of the last mournful chapter in the life of Bishop (Joseph) Rademacher.

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1899 Apr. 7
(Bruchesi), Archbishop Paul: Montreal, (Canada)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Bruchesi thanks Hudson for the kind lines in the last number of the Ave Maria.

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1899 Apr. 07
Maujay, Father C(onstantine): Portland, Ind(iana)
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He returns the pamphlets with many thanks. May Edwards prosper and see the realization of all his wishes.

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1899 Apr. 7
M(onarch), D.D.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is very sorry Edwards could not wait. Edwards had not been gone two minutes when Monarch came in. He is mad at Edwards for not coming to see him for he knows that Edwards has been in the city lots of times. His boy is growing fast and trying hard to walk.

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1899 Apr. 7
Winthrop, Alice Worthington: Washington, (District of Columbia)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

If Hudson can give additional data, Winthrop will gladly rewrite the first article. There are no official records in the War Department of the work of the sisters in the Civil War. Winthrop has found that the hospital service and training of the sisters is comfortably defective. We should place the training of sisters on the same plane as that of the secular nurses. If possible they leave for Atlantic City tomorrow. It seems necessary for Colonel Winthrop to have sea air.

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1899 Apr. 08
Curry, J. L. M.: Washington, D. C.
 to Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, (Michigan)

Curry sees in Histor(ical?) Mag(azine) that Brownson is the son of the distinguished man and patriot (Orestes A. Brownson), of whom he makes mention in the enclosed article (not in Collection). Perhaps Brownson may be interested in what an Alabama boy thought of his father.

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1899 Apr. 8
Pallen, Conde B.: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Pallen quoted the Ave Maria in its suggestion that Catholic editors take action to arouse public opinion in regard to Indian schools. Pallen suggests that Hudson issue a circular letter suggesting a congress to discuss this and other things.

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1899 Apr. 8
Roesch, Mr. and Mrs.: Indianapolis, Ind(iana)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

They send Easter greetings.

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1899 Apr. 8
Stich, Mrs. George Kirby: Chicago, Ill(inois)
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, (Indiana)

She notes with much pleasure the success of the play given at the school. She believes George is rather apt in this line. They have not encouraged this course with him but rather impress the value of education. They favor anything that lends polish and finish. They appreciate every consideration shown him.

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1899 Apr. 09
Edgerly, Edwin L.: New York, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James F. ) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

They were expecting Edwards to visit them all summer. He asks if Father D.P. O'Neill the chaplain of the Protectory in Westchester sent Edwards a copy of his little history of St. Raymond's Church, Westchester. Dr. L. Silliman Ives is buried in St. Raymond's churchyard. Edgerly has not seen his friend, the ex-Rev. A. I. Dupont Coleman. Last summer Coleman sent him copies of a Plattsburg paper containing his lectures on the French Revolution at the Catholic Summer School. Edgerly has been reading over again the book Edwards sent him long ago, "A Troubled Heart" by Stoddard. He asks if the Ave Maria press published Stoddard's latest work, "A Cruise under the Crescent".

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1899 Apr. 10
Cahensly, (Peter Paul): Limburg, (Germany)
 to Archbishop (Michael Augustine) Corrigan: New York, (New York)

Cahensly thanks Corrigan for sending the Apostolic letter of Leo XIII written in English. Cahensly conceives that Catholics in the United States have been troubled by the proceedings of Archbishop (John) Ireland and his friends. He hopes the letter has calmed the minds and that Catholicism will progress. (Ferdinand) Brunetiere, director of the "Revue des Deux Mondes" at Paris, published an article in November, "Le Catholicisme aux Etats-Unis," in which false accusations against the St. Raphael Vereine and Cahensly were repeated. Cahensly sent a rectification to Brunetiere but he refused the printing. His letter has been published in the "Verite" of Paris, in the March number. Also Arthur Preuss has brought out in the Revue Canonique number of Verite an article in which Mr. Cahensly shows up Brunetiere. Cahensly remembers Corrigan's kindness to the St. Raphael societies and to him personally.

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 (Photostats from Archdiocesan Archives of New York) 

1899 Apr. 10
Doyle, W(illia)m T.: Milwaukee, Wis(consin)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Doyle calls Brownson's attention to Charles Maignen's "Father Hecker, Is He A saint?," particularly to his quotations from an article in the December, 1897, Contemporary Review, "Liberal Catholicism," signed Romanus: "No reasonable person can suppose that any men of the Apostolic age… even understood the doctrine of the Trinity as expressed in the Athanasian creed. Neither could they have spoken or even thought about Transubstantiation, any more than it is credible that devotion to Our Lady had a place in the religion of St. Paul… They only show that the Church has undergone or will have to undergo a continuous process of development. Doyle has mailed Brownson his copy of the work. Doyle wants to know whether (Orestes A. Brownson) really did come to accept (John Henry Cardinal) Newman's view on development, as he suggests in Vol. XX, p. 372, or whether this was not an attempt to find the work orthodox. In the edition of 1878 of Newman's essay "It is maintained that, granting that some large variations of teaching exist. "Doyle thinks this must mean in the teaching of Christian doctrine; but Newman says on p. 121, "The one essential question is whether the recognized organ of teaching, the Church herself… has ever contradicted her own enunciations. If so, the hypothesis which I am advocating is at once shattered. Doyle thinks the views on p. 181-2 of Vol. 14 (of Brownson's Works) are correct and that the last edition of Newman should not have been published without an explanatory preface, if it is as profound as Brownson's father latterly supposed. It would be appropriate for Brownson to publish something on the subject now, to arouse interest in the second volume of his father's life, in which Doyle supposes the matter will be treated fully. Brownson knows what (Henry Edward Cardinal) Manning said of the 1878 edition of Newman's works. Doyle wishes to hear about Brownson's re-reading of Newman's essay and whether he thinks the articles in Vol. 14 or Vol. 20 are more correct. Brownson's father says "we have not changed our views of the soundness of the theology we opposed to him." Unfortunately, Doyle cannot locate the first letter of Dr. ( ) Forbes,In which he laments his failing eyesight and states that his daughter Elizabeth is his emanuensis, and in which he speaks of not regretting his step.

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1899 Apr. 10
Kehoe, John: Brooklyn, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Some time ago he wrote explaining how the books were shipped and not having heard from Edwards he is anxious to know about the matter. Any expense caused by the mis-sending Edwards can deduct from payment.

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1899 Apr. 10
Lee, Frederick George: (London, England)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Lee is not the author of "The Plaint of Our Lady". He has in press an essay of which he will take leave to send Hudson six copies.

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1899 Apr. 10
McInerny, Will A.: South Bend, Ind(iana)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

For some time he has been desirous of completing the law course at Notre Dame and has concluded to begin next year. Father Burns advised him to apply to Edwards for a position in the library as his means are limited. He takes this means of entering his application and will call on Edwards as soon as he can.

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1899 Apr. 12
Burke, Mrs. B. Ellen: Malone, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James F.) Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

She thanks Edwards for the information which he gave relative to (Luigi) Gregori. She thinks Edwards ought to write Gregori's biography; such a work would be valuable and interesting.

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1899 Apr. 12
Elliott, Richard R.: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Professor J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, (Indiana)

He thanks Edwards for his letter of April 10. By following Elliott's suggestion the historian of the sees of Detroit and Sault de Sainte Marie for 1853 to 1857 will make a great saving in time.

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1899 Apr. 13
O'Donnell,Father J(ames) H.: Watertown, C(onnecticu)t
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

His illness prevented him from thanking Edwards for the photo of Bishop (William) Tyler. He has lately learned that a sister of Tyler is still living in the Emmittsburg Community at the age of 95.

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1899 Apr. 14
Doyle, W(illia)m T.: Milwaukee, Wis(consin)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Brownson need not reply to all of Doyle's notes. Doyle quotes from Wilfred Ward's "William George Ward and the Catholic Revival," p. 15, a letter of (John Henry Cardinal) Newman on the development of Christian doctrine. Such men as Ward and Newman did not have to be converted to Catholicism, as (Orestes A. Brownson) did. Ward is spoken of as having "joined the Roman Communion early in September, 1845." Since Brownson is a great admirer of (Nicholas) Cardinal Wiseman, he no doubt has noted on page 314, Vol. 1, of Wilfred Ward's life of him the extracts from his sermon on the opening of the new Church of St. Mary at Derby, which Ward says is a close anticipation of Newman's Essay on Development. But an extract from p. 319 shows clearly that he was not a developmentalist after Newman's school. Doyle hopes to call on Brownson next week in regard to the old numbers of Brownson's Review; but he thinks he will try to complete his set of the Works first, in which he has vols. 1 to 8 and 14 and 20. Father (Henry G. Otting started to read Brownson's father's articles on Newman's essay and then stopped to read the essay itself. Last night he agreed with Doyle that it was an insidious and dangerous book, one well written but not profound, one likely to captivate minds not well instructed and do great harm. He will read Vol. 14 later.

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1899 Apr. 15
Browne, Martin J.: New York, New York
 to Librarian: Notre Dame, Indiana

He inquires about selling and exchanging books.

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1899 Apr. 15
Reuss, F(rancis) X.: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He writes in haste for a cut of the seal of Bishop J. F. Shanahan of Harrisburg, whose brother (John W. Shanahan) is to be consecrated as bishop of that see and wants a seal of the same design. Reuss feels sure that he had a cut of the seal and asks if Edwards has one. The clergy are all seeking for it.

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(18)99 Apr. 17
S(toddard), C(harles) W(arren): (Washington, District of Columbia)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Perhaps what Stoddard sends can be worked into the Ave Maria notes. Mark Twain, though born a Protestant, is not credulous. His dearest friend was Joe Twitchell, a Protestant clergyman in Hartford. On his way to church with Cha(rle)s Dudley Warner he proposed their writing "The Golden Age" together. Does Hudson remember his friend Joe Strong, father of Austin (Strong), Stoddard's Catholic godson? Joe is dead.

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(18)99 Apr. 20
Bonnet, Father Joseph: (New York, New York)
 to Archbishop (Michael Augustine Corrigan: New York, New York)

The pseudo-Monsignor Powski has gone to Montreal. Father (Frederick) Tetreau has assured Bonnet that he has good letters of introduction to Archbishop (Paul) Bruchesi and to Archbishop (Louis Nazaire) Begin. It would be wise to put Bruchesi on his guard. Communications are passing between Bishop (Elphege) Gravel and Tetreau about succession to the vacant see of Trois-Riviéres. Bonnet wonders in they have a common interest in the matter.

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 (Photostat from Archdiocesan Archives of New York) 

1899 Apr. 21
Spalding, Bishop J(ohn) L(ancaster): Peoria, Ill(inois)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Spalding has sent the books on Thomas a' Kempis which Hudson lent him. He has some verses entitled "The Pioneer". It is about his grandfather Lancaster who was captured by the Indians.

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(18)99 Apr. 21
Starbuck, Charles C.: Andover, (Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Starbuck is going deeply into the case of Philip of Hesse. He is delighted that Hudson has found more letters about good Pope Clement. Queen Victoria says she is a Jacobite. Starbuck notices that Prince Ruppert of Bavaria came over to the jubilee to show that he is not one of those demented legitimists at whom the Tablet pokes fun. Professor ( ) Faulkner says he enjoys the Tablet very much.

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1899 Apr. 24
Danforth, George F.: Bloomington, Indiana
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Mr. Richardson, the librarian at Princeton University, is to read a paper on inter-library loans before the American Library Association and Danforth has been requested to open the discussion. He asks Edwards to answer some questions pertaining to the practice in the middle west.

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1899 Apr. 25
Brown, Mrs. George W. (Julia A.): Irvington, Ind(iana)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

John seems anxious to come to Indianapolis May 3rd but she thinks it is a long tedious trip and will break up his regular time too much. They wish him to go to Michigan City to visit Mr. Henderson if he cares to. Perhaps Edwards can reason with him that it is not best for him.

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1899 Apr. 27
O'Byrne, J. J.: Worcester, Mass(achusetts)
 to Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

Brownson is to ship as soon as possible a set of Brownson's Works in cloth to Miss Mary Kennedy, c/o Father William Payne, Charlotte, N. Y.; they are to go by fast freight, charges prepaid, the bill sent to O'Byrne. He got this order by mail and took another from a priest today, but these are not to be delivered until September.

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1899 Apr. 28
Schmidt, Millie: Rock Island, Illinois
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

About a year and a half ago, Edwards promised to come to her wedding. She is going to hold Edwards to his promise. She is to be married at the end of May. The wedding is to be small because of the ill health of Mrs. Grasselli.

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