University of Notre Dame


1902 May 1
Fish, Fred,(erick) S. and others: South Bend, Ind(iana)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

They beg to announce that their promises concerning the Sunnyside Golf Club have been fulfilled and the work planned last fall is substantially completed. They describe the grounds and accommodations and invite Edwards to join.

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1902 May 1
Gerhard, Father A.(nthony)J.: Columbus, Ohio
 to Father Andrew Morrissey, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

A letter of Father Step(han) T. Badin dated Cass City, Indiana, June 29, 1832 came into his hands. Having heard that Notre Dame preserves old relics concerning Church History in the U.S. he places the paper at Morrissey's disposal. It treats an intended riot or murder.

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1902 May 2
(Huffer), Estelle: Paris, (France)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

They are so sad to hear such poor accounts of Edwards' health, and hope things turn for the better. She has just returned from Bremen where she spent a few days with Herman who is very busy with business. The place is the same as Edwards left it only more foliage. They hope to hear of Edwards' good health.

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(1902) May 2
(Foley), Byrd (M.): Chicago, Ill(inoi)s
 to (James) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

She was glad to hear from Edwards. Her Papa was hurt but he is better now. She supposes Edwards enjoyed his trip. Alma will be married the sixth of June. Safa's father died Sunday night. Elsie Booth is in Europe; it would be fine if they met.

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1902 May 3

Wing & Co., H.A. Philadelphia, P(ennsylvani)a
Lemonnier LibraryNotre Dame, Ind(iana)

They mailed the Library fouryards of silk mending tissue and now after trial ask for a remittance of $.25.

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1902 May 5
Fahle, Father Arsenius: Morrison, Missouri
 to Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Michigan

Father Fahle requests one copy of "The Two Brothers" and one copy of "Uncle Jack etc". He is pastor at Morrison and Chamois, Missouri, but his regular home is Herman, Missouri.

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1902 May 5
Kiefer, Herbert: Louisville, K(entuck)y
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Although he has been very busy he has been anxiously expecting to hear from Edwards. Their team has done itself proud. By the middle of June they expect to be installed in their new home. He asks Edwards his opinion of the merits of Purdue and Rose Polytechnic as he is trying to choose between those schools for next fall.

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1902 May 6
Seton, Msgr. Robert: Rome, Italy
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

It was kind of his sister whose means are limited, to have bought his portrait for Notre Dame. Miss Seton gives away to others more than she spends on herself. That Cushing is Father N.G. Cushing who at one time was an assistant in the Newark diocese. Seton does not want to have anything to do with him. He received letters from many in his parish and he wouldn't have believed that he was so much loved. Their regrets make him feel grateful. Edwards was almost the only one in America who spoke of Seton always in a kindly manner. He made a note somewhere how Bishop (William) McCloskey of Louisville treated him at the American College which was one of the reasons why Seton left the college. Cardinal Satolli once said that it was singular that a man of Seton's ability should be left so long in a poor parish. The Pope wants the present Cardinal Prefect of the Propaganda to retire, but the Cardinal had refurnished the apartment in such style that he will not leave voluntarily. Seton intends to take an apartment the English quarters.

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1902 May 7
(Schmidt), Oscar: Rock Island, Ill(inois)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Granda is very ill. He asks for Masses.

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1902 May 7
Wheeler, Edward J.: New York, (New York)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's note was gratifying. They have had more trouble in reconciling their readers to their policy in the religious department than in any other department of the Literary Digest.

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1902 May 8
Mulholland, St. Clair: Philadelphia, P(ennsylvania)
 To J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He wants a photograph of the picture of Father Corby giving general Absolution at Gettysburgh. He wants it for the history of his regiment which is now in the press.

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1902 May 8
Taunton, Father Ethelred L.: London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Taunton is once again in England. He is contended with the tone of the review. He sends a paper and may send another sometime. Is there any hope of a publisher taking the book? He sees that Archbishop (Michael Augustine) Corrigan is dead. Was he not rather a stone wall? Taunton met Father (Vincent Henry?) Stanton of St. Alban's in Seville. The Church in Spain and Portugal seems to be dying of inanation. The evidence they have goes to prove that the feasts of the Immaculate Conception and of St. Joseph are of AngloSaxon origin. Taunton believes it is almost a sure thing that Father (Aiden) Gasquet is going to be coadjutor to Cardinal (Herbert) Vaughan.

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1902 May 9
Gerhard, Father A(nthony) J.: Columbus, Ohio
 to Father (Andrew Morrissey C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana)

Enclosed he sends the promised documents of Father (Stephen T.) Badin.

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1902 May 12
(Rhodius), George: (Indianapolis, Indiana)
 to J(ames) F. (Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He should like to advise with Edwards on a matter which he was long spoken of doing. There must be a climax. It has reached the limit.

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1902 May 14
Nester, Rose Mary: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Today she sent the book George gave her. She supposes Edwards is as busy as always. Mother went to Philadelphia to attend John O'Donnell's wedding. She hopes Edwards will come to see them.

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1902 May 14
Cherubim, (C.S.C.) S(ister) M.: Salt Lake City, (Utah)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

In extending sincere thanks she voices the feelings of them all for the floral offerings Edwards put on the grave of dear Mother Ascension. She will never forget his kindnesses. (Note: Inclosed is a clipping concerning the death and conversion of Dr. Allan Fowler, Medical Director of Holy Cross Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah)

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1902 May 19
Gauvreau, Father Em(ile) B.: Beardsley, Minn(esota)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Edwards will receive within a few days a box of books and pamphlets written by the Canadian clergy. Most of the books are valuable being out of print. (Note: attached is a list of the works.)

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1902 May 19
Graffis, Joseph (Joe): Logansport, Ind(iana)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He was pleased to hear that Edwards and Jamie had at last madeup their minds to pay him a visit. He saw by the papers that Herbert and several others had been taken off the team severely weakening it. Joe was hoping to see Notre Dame carry off great honors. He thought school work was hard but he changed his mind since working on the road.

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1902 May 20
Doyle, W(illia)m T.: Milwaukee, (Wisconsin)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Doyle intended to write before sending the Philosopher as he wished to call Brownson's attention to the Schley Controversy but as it was marked with blue pencil, he presumes Brownson read it. The article was written by an administration supporter whose article on the gag rule in Congress is also good. The North American Review contains a good article by Carnegie and an amusing defense of Funston by Mark Twain. The truth about the Philippines will never come out fully. From a returned private, a perfectly reliable man, he has learned that a sergeant detailed to make 24 prisoners perform some work returned in the evening with two, reporting that the others had fallen by the wayside. To his fellow soldiers he said "I wouldn't have brought these back if I had anyone to big their graves." Thus the soldier's statement that "There is no good nigger but a dead nigger." If Brownson has not read the last number of the Globe, Doyle would be pleased to send his copy. There is an article in it on the University of Notre Dame and Doyle would like to know how much truth there is in it. The Jesuits claim that one of their members and not Cardinal (James) Gibbons, wrote "Faith of Our Fathers." Doyle asks Brownson for his opinion. Doyle's copy is filled with corrections and notations. Father Dieringer with Father Oberle's permission returned Michael's "Dollinger" and Doyle asks what price Brownson sets on it. In this mail he is sending the Tablet of May 3, and it seems that the opponents of Sir Henry Howorth are not content to let him rest.

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1902 May 21
Lindesmith, (Father) E.W.J.:
Chaplain, U.S. Army Rootstown, Portage County, Ohio
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He moved to Rootstown last September. He hopes Edwards benefited by his European visit and has returned to perfect health. When Edwards goes to Cleveland again, he must stop at Ravenna and come over to see him. When the relics are in a permanent case, he will come to see it.

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1902 May 24
Donovan, Joseph P.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

Donovan was greatly surprised when Father Byrne handed him Brownson's "Faith and Science". During the short career of the school paper, copies were sent to Brownson first to show the esteem for the genius of his father, and secondly, the respect with which Brownson is held by the students. He has been tempted, as a school boy is, to write Brownson to make a great contribution to the intellectual and Catholic world by collecting in a single volume the most important literary notices of his father. It will provide entertainment for the brilliant and acquaint the rising generation with a master that can help them shake off the lethargy which has settled on the Catholic world. It would provide a pleasant recreation after a few hours' study of the Doctor's more difficult works, and would be the crowning work of a worthy son. He thanks Brownson for the gift which will help an ambitious youth in the long and laborious search for knowledge.

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1902 May 31
Fleming, O.S.A., Father J(ohn) M.: Lawrence, Mass(achusetts)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Father Fleming has finished reading the life of Orestes A. Brownson and finds it a great field for thought, meditation and imitation. He praises the private life of a man who faced all of his enemies within and outside the Church with the calmness and fortitude that is common to great men the world over. It is unfortunate that he has left no one to continue his great work. He feels that Orestes Brownson was not appreciated in his day nor is he appreciated now. The Catholic press is in the hands of men who are half-educated and quarter-Catholics, devoting their time and columns to jubilees, church consecrations, and current criticism, while the country is sacrificing its national honor and integrity for sorbid gain. Young men are graduated from Catholic colleges without having sufficient knowledge of Philosophical principles. Political falsity is due to the instillation of false philosophical principles which Catholic ideals, properly understood, combat especially in education. There is talk of organizing a Catholic party composed of Catholic societies but such a party cannot succeed because Catholic men are not interested in religion nor do they care to be too closely identified with Church affairs. Few read Catholic magazines or newspapers and most are lamentably ignorant of Church history. Such disgracefully shabby foundations cannot bolster a Catholic party. Non-Catholic schools such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton dare not mention such a man as Brownson for fear that students will learn true principles of government and religion. Some years ago, their Father General Nine stated that Rome considered Orestes A. Brownson as the greatest philosopher of his age. He was a man of God and Father Fleming has derived untold profit from poring over his life struggles and his unswerving adhesion to truth. Father Fleming feels that he ought to be a friend of Henry Brownson since both are engaged in the same work though in different spheres. The duty of such a layman is great though the duty of a priest is greater. If we follow God whom we love then we will surely love one another.

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