University of Notre Dame


1903 Jan. 1
Fitte, C.S.C., Father S(tanislaus) F.: Canton, Ohio
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Edwards knows enough of Fitte's feelings towards him without requiring any expression of them in writing. He wishes him a Happy New Year. He has been meeting so many good friends in Canton that he is spoiled when he returns home. The enclosed clipping speaks for itself. (Note: The attached clipping concerns the conviction of Attorney Thomas E. Steele on the charge of using the mails to defraud. Steele is a relative of General William T. Sherman and Senator Thomas Ewing.)

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1903 Jan. 1
Lelievre, Victor: Cherbourg, France
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He sends good wishes for the new year.

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1903 Jan. 1
Spalding, Bishop J(ohn) L(ancaster): Peoria, Ill(inois)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Spalding was annoyed by McClurg's oversight in not sending Hudson an advance copy of "Socialism". He returns to Philadelphia in a day or two.

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1903 Jan 2.
O'Brien, Father Frank A.: Kalamazoo, Michigan
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He thanks him for his greetings and wishes him a happy new year.

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1903 Jan. 4
Cherubim, C.S.C., Sister M.: Salt Lake, Utah
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hundreds of times her heart has gone out to Edwards in grateful good wishes during this holy season. It cheered her to learn that some one has a kindly feeling for her. Mother Lucretia is very poorly. Fanny Gregori writes that she has some business trouble with a monsignor; she feels bad that Edwards dropped his correspondence.

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1903 Jan. 5
Alexius, O.S.D., Sister M.: Sinsinawa, Wis.,
(Saint Clara's Academy)
 to (James F.) Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

This year they are giving attention to buildingup a department of history and she writes for information as to books for Catholic schools.

XI-2-f - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}

1903 Jan 6
Laugel, Father G(eorge): Ruth, Mich(igan)
 to (Henry F.) Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Father Laugel has read the life of Brownson's father and feels that he has accomplished everything and is ready to deport from this life. He considers Orestes A. Brownson a saint and martyr. It makes Laugel boil to read of all the humiliating incidents that he had to endure even from the Catholic hierarchy. He feels sad that Brownson did not resign his commission and continue the review when he was asked in 1872 to do so. Chateaubriand said of Bossuet that his style is so perfect that it is impossible to change one word without changing his meaning and the same can be said of Orestes Brownson. Undoubtedly he could have entered the temple of forensic honors, but instead he chose to give up all for his Lord and Saviour, ignoring art, genius, and greatness. He condemns the laxity of the clergy comparing them to the clergy of the French Revolution. Nor do they appreciate religious liberty but take it for granted. This was made known in a letter to Brownson's father by Father Joos who thereby gained immortality.

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1903 Jan. 7
Hugel, Gertrud von: London, (England)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

As the niece and close friend of Baroness Pauline von Hugel, she brings to Hudson's notice her translation of the French life of St. Bernardine of Sienna by M. Thureau-Daugin. Would Hudson allow von Hugel to forward the typewritten ms.?

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1903 Jan. 8
Robinson, Nugent: New York, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

If he can fill the bill to please Hudson, Robinson will be happy. He forwards a second batch of copy.

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1903 Jan. 9
Phillips, Charles J.: St. Paul, Minn(esota)
Lemonnier LibraryNotre Dame, Ind(iana)

They credit the Kenyon agency with Edwards' subscription to "The Chronicle". They request him to remit in the future direct to their office.

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1903 Jan. 10
(Schmidt), Oscar: Rock Island, Ill(inois)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

The folks want Edwards to visit them for a few days to talk over the trip. He may go to New York with the folks and wants to see Edwards at the station on South Bend.

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(19)03 Jan. 10
S(toddard), C(harles) W(arren): (Washington, District of Columbia)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Stoddard sends the last of the "Nantucket Notes." Hudson's box came yesterday. (Nugent?) Robinson who published "In the Footsteps of the Padres" wants Stoddard to write a history of the California missions.

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1903 Jan. 12
Schwab, Frank C.: New York, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Schwab thanks Hudson for the book on Prince Gallitzen's life. Ed (Schwab) tells him all about the increasing prosperity of Notre Dame. Father (John A.) Zahm, (C.S.C.) sent him a telegram the night before he sailed asking him to meet him on the boat the next morning. Schwab saw Miss ( ) Horne in Pittsburgh.

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1903 Jan. 13
(Carroll), Francis (E.): Boston, Mass(achusetts)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends Edwards a month's treatment of drugs with insturctions for their use. Boston is held in the grasp of winter. He trusts Edwards is taking good care of himself.

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(19)03 Jan. 13
S(toddard), C(harles) W(arren): (Washington, District of Columbia)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Stoddard is ploughing through the Boston Lathrop Company book. The title "Exits and Entrances" strikes Stoddard as more masculine than "Garnered Memories" as suggested by Clara Morris. They dropped that title fearing that her husband, Fred Harriott, might make them trouble. It has been a cruel delusion how he served Stoddard.

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1903 Jan. 14
Doyle, W(illia)m T.: Milwaukee, (Wisconsin)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

Doyle sent by mail a copy of the "Journal of Theological Studies" and wishes to call Brownson's attention to the article on "The Church of France in the Latter Half of the 19th Century". He had intended to stop over in Detroit on his way home from New York, but fearing an attack of bronchitis, hurried home. He would be pleased with Brownson's opinion of the Journal and if he wishes, will send a number with the article on "Substance" in it.

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

1903 Jan. 17
Seton, Msgr. Robert: Rome, Italy
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He tells Edwards to think no more of getting him a regular correspondenceship as he would have to hustle around for news. He would be glad to write occasional articles for pay. Seton knew that Cardinal (Francesco) Satolli was very much against Bishop (John L.) Spalding while the Chicago matter was up. Satolli is very much disliked by many; he is not a man of moral courage; his love of money is well known. Seton likes Msgr. (Denis) O'Connell very much and congratulated him on being made rector of the Catholic University. Seton asks what does Father (Daniel) Hudson mean by gushing over the Corrigan Memorial Volume. The life of Corrigan cannot be honestly written unless to the disgrace of his memory. P.S. Seton would write for the Ave Maria but it did not give him credit for the things he wrote years ago.

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1903 Jan. 18
(Rhodius,) George: Indianapolis, Ind(iana)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

Edwards should not have such confidence in him. Edwards must not be surprised at anything. "Darling of the Gods" is the best production in New York this season.

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1903 Jan. 19
Randolph, John A.: Wimbledon, (England)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Randolph calls Hudson's attention to "Abbeys around London" and "The Sorbonne and its Chapels", both by him.

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1903 Jan. 20

American Catholic Historical Society Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)

Announcement card of a Lecture to be given by the Rt. Rev. John Lancaster Spalding. D.D., Bishop of Peoria on the subject, "Catholic Education in the U.S." (Note: Found among the papers of James F. Edwards.)

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1903 Jan. 21
Corbett, Teresa:
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Acting upon Edwards' advice she wrote to Father (Andrew) Morrissey asking him to allow Vincent to take his meals in the infirmary during the remainder of the term but received no reply which she supposes means that it got no consideration. She thanks Edwards for his kindness to Vincent.

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1903 Jan. 22
O'Byrne, J. J.: Hartford, Conn(ecticut)
 to (Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Michigan)

O'Byrne expects a check soon as the result of a good sized order to one of the New York publishers. He will cover last month's payment as soon as he receives it and is sorry he could not attend to it sooner.

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(19)03 Jan. 22
S(toddard), C(harles) W(arren): (Washington, District of Columbia)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Stoddard is glad of what Hudson wrote of Frank Norris. He is doing Tuckernuck.

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1903 Jan. 25
Cherubim, (C.S.C.), Sister M.: (Salt Lake City, Utah)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

Mother Lucretia is doing nicely. Edwards' letter was very consoling. She trusts Edwards to pray for Mother Lucretia and wishes he would go to Chicago to see her.

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1903 Jan. 26
O'Byrne, J. J.: Hartford, Conn(ecticut)
 to Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

O'Byrne sends Brownson a check for $10.00 in payment of last month's note and is sorry that he cannot send $9.00 to cover the note due the 21st, but thinks he can send it by Feb. 1st or soon after. Business has been slow but he expects it to pick up soon. P.S. Mr. Dower is in the clothing business, is O'Byrne's first cousin, and his check is OK.

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1903 Jan. 26
Schmidt, Oscar F.: Rock Island, Ill(inois)
 to (James F.) Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

They were disappointed in not having Edwards down before the folks leave. They hope to meet him at the station in South Bend.

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1903 Jan. 27
S(eton), Msgr. R(obert): Rome, (Italy)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

It is now certain that Msgr. Denis O'Connell has been appointed rector of the Catholic University at Washington. It is a tardy rehabilitation. Seton is glad, but he loses a companion. He is convinced that the time is approaching when the United States and Germany will come to war over the Monroe Doctrine. Seton is known for being an outspoken American.. He dislikes Cardinal Satolli. Cardinal Rampolla is anxious to do something for Seton. A mere Protonotary Apostolic is no distinction anymore. Everybody is a monsignor. It is disgraceful to have foreigners, Catholic and Protestant, the chief supporters of the poor in Rome, the city of the Popes. The Italians have not permitted the Church to be sufficiently Catholic in her discipline and government.

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1903 Jan. 27
Benziger Bros.: New York, (New York)
 to Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

They enclose a check for $1.62 for the sale of 13 copies of "Brownson's Literary, Political, and Scientific Views".

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1903 Jan. 27

Gill & Co. Oxford, (England)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

- They have Edwards' remittance on his account. They do not know if he intentionally sent less than the amount due.

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1903 Jan 28
Blõtzer S.J., Father Joseph: Bellevue, Luxemberg
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Father Blõtzer learns that the centenary of Brownson's illustrious father will be celebrated this year. They would like to refer to the "feast" in the "Stimmen aus Maria Leach" the organ of the Society of Jesus in Germany, and if possible to publish a sketch of Orestes A. Brownson and his career and importance in American Catholic life. But their poor library forsakes them since all they have is a collection of views published by Benziger and a German translation of "The Convert" and "Uncle Jack". What they need is the life and the principal works of Brownson. The funds of the library are very, very poor; could Brownson help them out?

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1903 Jan. 29
(Foley,) Byrd: (Chicago, Illinois)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana

She know Edwards is at Notre Dame but wonders why he does not come up to see them. She has been having good times this year. She would be more than glad to hear from Edwards.

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(1903) Jan. 30
Curtis, Georgina Pell:
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The Bishop said that it was not the mission of the Church to convert the world. All the rest of the paper is correct. Curtis asks for Mary F. Nixon Roulet's address. Scannell O'Neill is one of her best friends. She has Father (John E.) Copus, S.J., for her book.

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1903 Jan. 30
Ganss, Father H(enry) G.: New York, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Ganss told (M. M?) Mallock before she submitted her ms. That the absence of a religious element would probably debar it from Hudson's columns. Since writing last he has been able to bring the American Federation of Catholic Societies in line for their Indian work. Ganss is not in sympathy with the Washington Indian Bureau. It is the old policy inaugurated by Father (Joseph A.) Stephan of bullying the Indian department. The Archbishop sees now that in withdrawing appropriation from their Catholic Indian schools the Republican leaders were bound to punish the Bureau (of Catholic Indian Missions) for its interference in politics and its defeat of Harrison. With (Theodore) Roosevelt and Commissioner ( ) Jones he completed arrangements by which the government would take all their (Catholic) schools on reservations where there were no government schools. The system of transferring would always assure them of a Catholic teacher. Jones promised to waive all rights of civil service regarding the last clause. The Washington Bureau fought this tooth and nail. Ganss asks Hudson to keep this to himself and to return Jones' letter.

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1903 Jan. 30
O'Sullivan, Father T(imothy) D.: (Chicago, Illinois)
 to Father (Stanislaus F. Fitte, C.SC.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Rev. (Thomas E.) Sherman S.J. first told what socialism is not, second what it is. He proceeds to give eight arguments against socialism.

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