University of Notre Dame


1902 Apr. 2
Lelierse, V.: Cherbourg, (France)

He is happy to learn through Louis Cleret that he is well. They are very unhappy in France. All religious orders without exception are expelled. Many will no doubt establish themselves in America. He would be content to meet him at Cherbourg and show him the country. (In James F. Edwards Collection)

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1902 Apr. 3
Kent, O.S.C., Father W(illiam) H(enry): London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The end of his father (Charles Kent) was beautiful. Kent's mother was pleased at what Hudson said in his notice of his father's death. The Ave Maria was a delight to him in his last illness.

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1902 Apr. 4
Crumley, H(arry) V.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

The Notre Dame Athletic Association is anxious to send its track team to Philadelphia in order to compete in the American Championship games there. They believe they have the fastest team that ever represented Notre Dame. On Feb. 22 the student body raised from among themselves the money to send the team to the big Georgetown meet. The cost of making the Philadelphia trip will be $400 and they are trying to raise this fund from among the Alumni.

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1902 Apr. 5
McKeown Bros.: St. Louis, M(issouri)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

McKeown Bros. order 6 "Spirit Rappers". What publications of Brownson contain the Doellingerites, Nationalists, and the Papacy — an extract from the Quarterly Review of Jan. 17, 1873? They are sending Father Arsenius Fahle, O.F.M., of Hermann, Missouri, Brownson's address. This missionary, who has been buying considerable books from McKeown Bros. contemplates buying them from Brownson who is kindly asked to refer him to McKeown Bros. if he places an order.

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1902 Apr. 5
Seton, William: New York, (New York)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

His sister Elizabeth Seton of Huntington, New York, would be pleased if Edwards would accept as a gift from her to Memorial Hall the portrait of her brother Msgr. (Robert) Seton. It is a good painting.

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1902 Apr. 7
(Carroll, Francis E.) Frank: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He was sorry to learn of Edwards' trouble concerning the eye. It was probably due to a cold. The balmy spring days of Notre Dame will greatly bebefit Edwards. It is his duty to take care of himself. Carroll distinctly remembers Father (Nicholas) Stoffel (C.S.C) for he was his Greek teacher in 1878. Stoffel was a splendid teacher and a saintly man. Edwards is one of the old links which connect Carroll with Notre Dame.

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1902 Apr. 9
Doyle, W(illia)m T.: Milwaukee, (Wisconsin)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

Doyle has been in New York City and expected to call on Brownson on his return trip since he came back via Detroit. However, he was unable to arrange for stop-over privileges and thereby missed the pleasure of seeing him. On his return he found all the back numbers of the Tablet and is mailing the issues of March 15 and 22. Mr. (Humphrey) Desmond has published about a two column notice of the Early Life in "The Citizen" and will send Brownson a copy of his notice if he forwards the date on which he sent the book. Doyle asks Brownson to explain a sentence of pp.294-295 since he "can't get wise out of it." He fears that his frequent letters bore and bother Brownson. Doyle asks what special price Brownson can give St. Francis Seminary and other such institutions purchasing directly. P.S. Has Brownson read "Tracts for the Million"? If not, he would be glad to send his copy. One essay speaks of the necessity of treating dogmas in modern language. Doyle thought this applied well to (Orestes Brownson) and his works.

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1902 Apr. 10
Felix, O.S.B., Father:
St. Mary's College, Belmont, N.C.
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He regrets that Edwards did not receive the box. It contained some very nice vestements worn by Southern missionaries especially Dr. Jeremiah O'Connell, O.S.B. It may be in freight office. The south has some deep snow. He thanks Edwards for the interest he is taking in procuring books for their library.

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1902 Apr. 12
Hedley, O.S.B., Bishop J(ohn) C(uthbert): Cardiff, (Wales)
 to Father D(aniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Hedley is forwarding a few copies of the sermon and a copy of the pastoral.

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1902 Apr. 12
Seton, Elizabeth: Huntington, New York
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Edwards' letter concerning her brother's portrait reached her a few days ago. There has been some delay about the photography of the picture. Later on she hopes to send him a few Seton mementoes which she will be thankful to have so well preserved.

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1902 Apr. 14
Doyle, W(illia)m T.: Milwaukee, (Wisconsin)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

Doyle encloses a page from "the Catholic Citizen" and (Humphrey) Desmond would esteem it a favor to receive the other two volumes which would receive a more extended notice. Brownson is to send St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, the three volumes of the Life at the quoted price of $6.75. Doyle asks Brownson if he could dispose of a few more sets at that price. He would like a set for Father Oberle whose exchequer is exhausted and whose parish owes him a salary for three years. However, he may get this year's salary. Doyle asks Brownson to make this reasonable price as a favor to himself though. Father Oberle as an assistant at St. Bonafacius Church draws an income of $150.00 a year. The February Bookman quotes a college president as remarking that people trained exclusively in books, literary, metaphysical, or even theological, can hardly help being liars if they try. Peck comments on this "that they are a little more at the mercy of their wish to believe." Doyle thanks Brownson for the favor of the 11th and gives his best wishes to him and his family.

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1902 Apr. 15
Seton, William: New York, (New York)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

The portrait of Msgr. Seton will reach Notre Dame next week. He goes next week to Mt. St. Mary's, Emmitsburg, to lecture on snakes. He brings a rattlesnake and boa with him.

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1902 Apr. 18
Fahle, O.F.M. Father Arsenius: Hermann, M(issouri)
 to (Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Michigan)

Father Fahle sends $2.25 for the book with which he is well pleased and thinks every priest ought to have the works of Henry's father. He is very anxious to acquire the whole set but his means are limited. In Hermann, the Franciscans have a small residence and a beautiful little church. It is the greatest desire for the priests to fill their private library with the best works though they are poor. He has spoken to his Superior and was permitted to buy the books if Henry can sell them at a cheaper price. He promises to write all the houses of his province (about 30) to induce them to buy the works. Two days ago, a conference of religious and secular clergy was held in Washington, Missouri. Here Father Fahle watched for a suitable opportunity to praise Brownson's works and circulated the two copies of "The Spirit Rapper" to induce the members to buy. He believes all of them will do so. He asks Brownson to think over the matter and give the lowest price possible. Brownson will please excuse his poor English since he is a German who came to this country when he was over thrity years old. His order was persecuted by Bismarck and his superiors sent him to the Land of Liberty.

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1902 Apr. 24
Conaty, Father Edward J.: Grand Forks, N(orth) D(akota)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Father Conaty, who has read Brownson's Works with greatest interest and profit, wishes to know at what price he can obtain two entire sets, one for himself and one for the Archbishop who is also a great admirer of Brownson's father. Complete sets of the Review may answer the purpose, and his "Middle Life" is very good making clear some things which were obscure in his relation with the episcopacy.

III-3-f - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {1}

1902 Apr. 24
Doyle, W(illia)m T.: Milwaukee, (Wisconsin)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

The books for the "Catholic Citizen" and for the seminary arrived. Doyle encloses a check for $6.75 for a set of the Life which is to be sent to Rev. P. Dieringer, St. Francis Seminary, St. Francis, Milwaukee County. Doyle asks for a copy of Michael's "Inaz von Dollinger" which he would like to buy. Since the book is out of print and no new editions likely, he asks Brownson where extra copies may be obtained. He also would like a copy of the work of Josephus in the original Greek for a friend. Father Dieringer saw Doyle's copy of the Life, and as the seminary had no copy, he ordered it, and it was delivered to the students' library and paid for. Now he wishes a copy for himself.

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1902 Apr. 25
McLaughlin, J, Fairfax: Fordham, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Michigan

McLaughlin has been reading Orestes Brownson's "The American Republic" and thinks of writing something for some of the magazines on the general subject of his place in American Catholic literature. He would like to borrow a copy of the biography, which he understands Henry has written, for a few weeks. The book is to be shipped C.O.D. by express and will be returned pre-paid. He mentions that he had the pleasure of meeting Henry at a meeting of the society of American authors in the 5th Avenue Hotel.

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1902 Apr. 26
O'Byrne, J. J.: New Haven, Conn(ecticut)
 to Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

O'Byrne has been expecting to hear from Brownson for some time with reference to Rev. John Quinn's order of Brownson's works. He trusts that the missing volume is ready and that the set will be forwarded as soon as possible by pre-paid Express. Brownson is to write him at the New Haven address and let him know how the matter stands.

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1902 Apr. 29
Rainer, Father J(oseph): St. Francis, Wis(consin)
 to (Henry F.) Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Father Rainer sent Brownson a check for $6.75 as payment for the Life over a week ago. As yet he has not yet received a receipt, and fears that the letter may have been lost. He asks for information from Henry. There was a misunderstanding about these books. They were sent by Doyle to the seminary and Father Rainer put them in the library, but the book had been ordered by one of the professors for his own use. He immediately wrote Doyle for a second copy.

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1902 Apr. 30
Tracy, Hayden K.: Des Moines, Iowa
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is about to take the examination for admission to the bar for Iowa and needs a certificate to that effect that he attended some university. He wants a certificate to the effect that he attended Notre Dame. Fleming and Gibson who were in attendance with him are both playing baseball in the Western League.

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