University of Notre Dame


1900 Dec. 3
Doyle, W(illia)m T.: Milwaukee, (Wisconsin)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Doyle thanks Brownson for his letter of Oct. 16. The quotations from Vol. 7 were suggested by one who expressed a doubt when Doyle said that Christ became man not merely a man. Doyle explains his position. He goes to Cleveland Wednesday but regrets that he cannot call on Brownson in Detroit. He is anxious for Volume III, since the Ave Maria says it will be out soon. He asks whether Brownson has seen Father Geo(rge) Tyrrell's "External Religion," and quotes from p. 69.

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1900 Dec. 5
Singenberger, C(hevalier): St. Francis, Wis(consin)

He was right when he did not give permission to play a march on an instrument blessed for service in the church. Nobody is marching in the church. Nobody is marching in the church. All profane things are forbidden by the Church. The leader stands in the service of the Church and should distinguish himself by his ecclesiastical spirit. (A note in English on reverse side:) In 1900 Brother Basil (C.S.C.) being organist of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame on the occasion of a funeral, the leader of the choir ordered the Brother to play a march which he absolutely declined to do.

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1900 Dec. 6
Kennedy, James F.: Chicago, Illinois
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

A regular meeting of the Notre Dame University Association of Chicago will be held December 10.

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1900 Dec. 7
Kiefer, Herbert: Louisville, K(entuck)y
 to (James F.) Edwards:

Their team lost the Thanksgiving game by a large score. They will retrieve their honors in the track meet next spring. He received the postals from Cleveland and Buffalo and appreciates them very much. He appreciates all of Edwards' favors. They will be glad to have him visit.

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1900 Dec. 7
O'Halloran, D.: St. Paul, Minn(esota)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

Brownson is to quote the price on the 20 volumes of Brownson's Works, bound in cloth.

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(19)00 Dec. 7
(Spalding, Bishop John Lancaster): Peoria, Ill(inois)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Spalding likes the pamphlet very much. He is at work on "God and the Soul"; he can get it ready in two or three weeks to send to (William S.) Booth of Macmillan. He asks that copies be sent to Father Dan(iel J.?) Riordan, and to Madame M. A. Tone of the Academy of the Sacred Heart, 54th St.

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1900 Dec. 9
F(elicia, C.S.C.,) Sister M.: Jacksonville, Ill(inois)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards:

She is really worried about Edwards; she wrote to Europe but never heard from him. Her friendship for Edwards never cools. She is always anxious for his health and happiness. She would be glad to see him there for Christmas.

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1900 Dec. 12
McQuaid, Bishop B(ernard) J(oseph): Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop (Michael Augustine Corrigan: New York, New York)

Miss Edes showed him (Corrigan)'s letter. McQuaid has been waiting to have some definite news to communicate. His audience with the Holy Father was most cordial. The Pope had much to say about St. Bernard's (Seminary), and left the impression that its proposed charter would meet with his approval. The Propaganda is most favorable, but will consult Msgr. (Sebastian) Martinelli before taking definite action. Did (Corrigan) speak to Martinelli last October? If not, could (Corrigan) write to him now, and let McQuaid know how he feels. McQuaid is booked for Jan. 27 from Naples. He is pretty sure to obtain the Bachelorship for the present, with Doctorate later on. They are astounded at so young a Seminary asking for so much. McQuaid ran up against a snag, and will speak of it when he sees (Corrigan). His health has been very good. All are astonished at the vigor of one 77 years old. He will be at the closing of the Holy Door on the 24th. They are making the Jubilee under mitigated conditions. They can make it again for the souls in Purgatory at the closing of the Door. He sends regards to Father Connolly.

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1900 Dec. 13
McCord, J. R.: Toledo, O(hio)
 to C. L. Stone: Louisville, K(entuck)y

This will introduce (James F.) Edwards. He asks Stone to favor Edwards with a reduced rate railroad ticket. Edwards may be in a position to assist them in securing some business.

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1900 Dec. 14
Brinker, Father J(ohn) H.: La Junta, Colo(rado)
Tabernacle SocietyNew York, New York)

If the Society could send him those things on the list of application he would be much obliged. He has some missions, especially the Mexican that are very poor and in these the priest takes everything along. St. Mary's, Las Animas, Colorado, is a mission of his where he says Mass on two Sundays of the month.

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1900 Dec. 14
Folk, Albert: Joliet, Ill(inois)
 to (James F.) Edwards:

He received Edwards' letter written at Detroit. Edwards must be doing a lot of travelling but it's all right just so he strikes Joliet before New Year's. Capt. de Blumenthal will visit them soon and he wishes Edwards could be there then.

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1900 Dec. 14
Tiernan, F(rance) C(hristine): Salisbury, N(orth) C(arolina)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The only objection to the use of the name "Mexican Vistas" is that it has been copyrighted by someone else. Tiernan sends today some more of the ms.

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1900 Dec. 16
Spalding, James Field: Milton, Mass(achusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Other duties have prevented Spalding from writing. He wishes "A Chat with 'The Churchman'" could be published as a tract. Since early October he has been giving lectures three times a week. Spalding appreciated Hudson's kind allusions to his books.

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1900 Dec. 17
Bellord, Bishop James: Gibraltar
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Bellord sends an article on religious destruction which he asks to be published under the initials V. A. G. He is preparing a new system of catechism for the press.

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1900 Dec. 17
Horstmann, Bishop Ign(atius) F(rederick): Cleveland, O(hio)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Has Hudson received complaints about the articles of Father R(ichard) O'Kennedy? Two of Horstmann's assistants in the Cathedral, Fathers (Patrick) Farrell and (Thomas C.) O'Reilly, told him they were scandalous. The introduction seems to say that faith is unreasonable. They say that to go into all the details about marriage and virginity in the Ave Maria is calculated to do much harm. Horstmann has a box waiting for (James Farnham) Edwards.

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1900 Dec. 17
Joos, Monsignor Ed(ward): Monroe, Mich(igan)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Brownson will find check for amount of bill and he is to accept Monsignor Joos's best wishes for the coming season for himself and his family. When is he going to come and see him? He has not had time as yet to read much but he congratulates Brownson for finishing the good work.

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1900 Dec. 18
(Hudson, C.S.C., Father Daniel E.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to Bishop (Ignatius Frederick) Horstmann: (Cleveland, Ohio)

(A Corrected draft of a letter to Horstmann). Horstmann's is the first word of criticism. The writer of those articles is a learned priest in Ireland. Hudson wonders at the objection raised to his writing. He cannot agree that it is "scandalous and calculated to do great harm". If lay readers have to hear such objections why should answers not be afforded them? Only last summer the Springfield Republican published an article on "The Brethren of Our Lord" which Hudson felt obliged to answer. Father (Richard) O'Kennedy's guide in the article was Suarez. Horstmann's criticism is accepted as it is given. (James Farnham) Edwards is absent in France.

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1900 Dec. 19
Graham, Father E(dward) P.: Shelby, O(hio)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, (Michigan)

If Brownson will send a copy of "Brownson's Life", Father Graham, from his admiration of him and the reading in the Life which he has already done, promises a lengthy and favorable review in Mosher's Magazine, for which he is reviewer.

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1900 Dec. 19
(Schmidt), Oscar: Cleveland, Ohio
 to (James F. Edwards):

Edwards is certainly a merry wanderer. He will pass through South Bend Saturday and hopes Edwards will be at the station to meet him. Everything is the same there. Last night they all went to the theatre.

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1900 Dec. 26
Tingfang(?), Wu: Washington, (District of Columbia)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He thanks Hudson for the extract in reference to his address on Confucius. If Hudson read his address delivered at the New Century rooms, Philadelphia, he would see that instead of attacking the missionaries he gave them credit for much good done by them.

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1900 Dec. 27
Brownson, H(enry) F.: Detroit, Mich(igan)
 to Ja(me)s P. Taylor: Kingston, Ontario, (Canada)

Brownson has had no time until now to answer Taylor's letter and even now can presume to throw very little light on his difficulty. Synthetic judgments are either a priori or a posteriori. The synthetic judgment a priori is what (Orestes A. Brownson) calls the ideal judgment. This judgment is ideal, pure, or a priori, for it precedes all experiences and is affirmed to the mind by the object, which in this case is the ideal or the intelligible. It is the basis of all our intellectual acts and gives validity to all our judgments, into every one of which it enters as the ideal element. It is synthetic, for it consists of three terms, no one of which is contained in another. Synthetic judgments a posteriori are one act: they contain both the ideal judgment and an empirical fact. The ideal element is certain, apodictic, but the empirical element may or may not be true, as our judgment is or is not correct. Analytical judgments are those in which the predicate is contained in the subject and are formed also by the mind and contain both the ideal and the empirical elements and equally depend on the correctness of our judgment, or analysis, for their truth. Analytic and synthetic judgments are acts of the reflective reason, in which the mind is active. (Envelope appears with letter, which was returned as not called for).

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1900 Dec. 27
Harris, William L.: Washington, D.C.
 to Librarian: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends a blank form for information about the library. The publication of the Statistics of Libraries for 1900 has been delayed owing to the fact that the desired information could not be obtained from many libraries.

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1900 Dec. 28
M(onarch), D. D.: Dubuque, Iowa
 to (James F. Edwards):

He just put (Robert) Funk on the train bound for the Pacific Coast. Funk is going to California for his health and will be gone nine months; he looks pretty poor. He feels guilty for not having written to Edwards before. George spent Christmas day in Omaha.

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1900 Dec. 29
O'Byrne, J. J.: Brooklyn, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

Brownson is to hold O'Byrne's notes of Jan. 7 and Jan. 24-26 and not forward them to the 8th Ward Bank, Brooklyn, from which he has entirely withdrawn his account, because they have added a charge of $1 per month for those who have accounts of less than $200. O'Byrne will adjust the matter with Brownson.

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1900 Dec. 30
Rhodius, M(arie): Indianapolis, Ind(iana)
 to (James F. Edwards):

She thanks Edwards for the beautiful pictures. She expected Edwards there for New Year's, but as he has not mentioned anything about it she sends best wishes for the new year.

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1900 Dec. 31
Fincauff, Eugene K.: Ann Arbor, Michigan
 to (James F.) Edwards:

He wishes Edwards a happy New Year.

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1900 Dec. 31
Garvey, Patrick: Chicago, Ill(inois)
 to James F. Edwards:

He writes to Edwards knowing he is interested in old books. He used to be Brother Augustine (C.S.C.) at Notre Dame, but asks Edwards not to mention this. He bought some old books at a curiosity shop. He describes them. He can get some wonderful bargains for Edwards. He asks Edwards to name his price.

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1900 Dec. 31
Tiernan, F(rances) C(hristine): Salisbury, N(orth) C(arolina)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's remarks on the death of Oscar Wilde made Tiernan think that he may be interested to know that the enclosed sonnet was his (no enclosure). It is another proof of how two forces were always at work in his soul.

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