University of Notre Dame


1903 Apr. 1
Bourne, Edward G.: New Haven, C(onnecticu)t
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Bourne thanks Hudson for his notice of "My Introduction to the Philippine Islands". He has long felt that the Spanish colonial system has been too harshly characterized.

X-4-d - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 1
O'Byrne, J. J.: New London, Conn(ecticut)
 to (Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Michigan)

O'Byrne will send a remittance to cover the note due on the 26th as soon as he gets some checks which he is expecting daily. He has had to meet a good many payments during the past month and kindly asks the delay to be excused. In a postscript he adds that he has been very busy lately.

III-3-f - A(Post Card)S. - 2pp. - 32mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 3
Messmer, Bishop S(ebastian) G(ebhard): Green Bay, Wis(consin)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Messmer names some of the books from the Ave Maria book list which he would like sent to him.

X-4-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {1}

1903 Apr. 5
Donovan, Joseph P.: Perryville, M(issouri)
 to Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Michigan

Donovan encloses a money order for a copy of the "American Republic" which he wishes to present to a promising young lawyer as a token of friendship, and a copy of "The Refutation of Atheism" which he is ordering for a fellow novice who, as a graduate of the ministry and the medical profession, has been crushed with rationalistic ideas. He wants him to know Brownson's all-powerful arguments and to be able to clear up the controversies found in ordinary texts. He gives a long argument for the need of a textbook on philosophy and begs Henry to write such a text before he dies. He alone can give a true Christian text to the world which needs one so badly. With the (University of) Notre Dame adopting the text, it soon would become the text of Catholic schools of higher learning.

III-3-f - A.L.S. - 5pp. - 8vo. - {2}

1903 Apr. 6
Koehn, Ben A.: Milwaukee, Wis(consin)
 to F.J. Berkeley: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He sends greetings.

XI-2-f - Postcard, signed. - {10}

1903 Apr. 7
Kiley, John J.: Monroe, Mich(igan)
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He writes at the request of Charles D. Smith who went by the nickname of Major Dwight Smith and who at one time was a student at Notre Dame. Smith was arrested for bigamy on the ground that he married Mrs. De Mar in Monroe without having a divorce from Marie V. Turner. Smith acted in good faith, as he believed he had obtained a divorce from the latter, who had been untrue to him. When he found that Mrs. De Mar was a notorious character, he left her. Then, she committed suicide.

XI-2-f - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {2}

1903 Apr. 7
O'Reilly, James: Pittsburgh, P(ennsylvani)a
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

O'Reilly has been handling Cardinal Newman's works for years, together with other works, but has so far ignored the numerous inquiries bearing on the works of Orestes A. Brownson. Between three and four years ago he wrote Brownson from Wilkes-Barre about a cash offer for Brownson's works; no attention was paid to it so he considered it a waste of time to write any more. This afternoon, however, a member of a crowd of reverend friends asked him to write again on handling the works and supplying sets for himself and others. He is doing it with reluctance though he cannot imagine why his letter would be ignored, especially since Mr. J. P. Fleming had spoken to Brownson about him. He hopes to hear if any arrangements can be made for working a good-sized territory in this and other states.

III-3-f - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 8
Lloyd, Arthur: Tokyo, Japan
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Lloyd sends a reply to Hudson's criticisms of March 14. If Hudson prints it, would he send copies to Bishop Francis of Indianapolis and to Rev. Dr. Lloyd, Church Missions House, New York?

X-4-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {3}

1903 Apr. 10
Crotty, Father T(homas) J.: Gettysburg, P(ennsylvani)a
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

There is no monument to mark the heorism of Catholics who served in the Civil War. This letter is to call attention to the efforts being made to honor the memory of Father W(illiam) Corby, C.S.C. and the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. The plan is to build a Corby memorial front to St. Francis Xavier's Church, Gettysburg. George E. Stock has placed on the market the "Father Corby Cigar" and will donate a portion of the proceeds for the memorial. He asks Edwards to buy a box of the cigars.

XI-2-f - L.S.(Typed) - 1p. - 8vo. - {4}

1903 Apr. 10.
Fitte, C.S.C., Father S(tanislaus) F.: Canton, O(hio)
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He trusts that Edwards is on the way to full recovery. He need not tell that he found another home there. Of course he found a great deal of work to do. Father Arnould remembers Edwards distinctly.

XI-2-f - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 10
O'Byrne, J. J.: Fall River, Mass(achusetts)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

O'Byrne encloses an express money order for $7.60 and a postal money order for $1.40 in payment of his last month's note.

III-3-f - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 10
Starbuck, Charles C.: Andover, Mass(achusetts)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

In the article from Annales Catholiques Starbuck observes the Greek Church is spoken of not merely as schismatical but as heretical. Dollinger reminds us that Rome has never called Constantinople heretical. Bishop (Richard) Gilmour, an intense infallibilist, wrote that as Greece had never yet been called heretical he did not think she would be. Is the Apostolicae Curae dogmatic or only disciplinary? The question whether Anglican orders are valid is not part of the Apostolic revelation.

X-4-d - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1903 Apr. 13
O'Reilly, James: Pittsburg(h), P(ennsylvani)a
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

O'Reilly accepts Brownson's frank explanation for not answering his letters. Only reliable men who possess sufficient business ability should be trusted with the sale of Brownson's Life. As a rule, the works appeal to a limited class of clergymen, lawyers, doctors, and rich citizens who are literary minded. Barring accidents, and the month to month income of a few priests, losses should be negligible. Haughton Mifflin and Company and Longman Green Company lose very little on the works of Newman and others. These publishers also are quick to retire for good any unreliable agents. Brownson is ready to talk business and if he wants it, he is on the right track. Terms of settlement may be cash or on installments. Other little details, such as references, is the easiest part.

III-3-f - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 14
(Osouf), Archbishop Pierre Marie: Tokyo, (Japan)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Osouf thanks Hudson for his letter and check. Although the advance of religion is not as rapid as they would like they are from time to time consoled. Last Sunday they baptized 46 persons in one Tokyo parish.

X-4-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 15
Kinsella, D.L.: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Under separate cover he is sending an invitation to the dedication ceremonies of the World's Fair. He hopes Edwards will make his place his headquarters.

XI-2-f - L.S.(Typed) - 1p. - 8vo. - {1}

(19)03 Apr. 16
Vaughan, Cardinal Herbert: London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Vaughan is obliged for Hudson's note and the clipping from the Ave Maria on Religious Training of Children. Religion must be backed by a Catholic public opinion making itself felt upon every side.

X-4-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 16mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 17
Simon, L. Hugh:
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

This is his first letter since coming home. He did not realize how much he would miss Notre Dame. So far he has been having a glorious time. He has been out every evening but gives his time to his parents during the day. He hopes to hear from Edwards soon.

XI-2-f - A.LS. - 6pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 20
H(udson, C.S.C.), Father D(aniel) E.: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

"Good, go to the head!" Brownson is right, as usual, in both cases. The cross is the thing, not the picture. Best wishes.

III-3-f - A.(Post Card)S. - 2pp. - 32mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 20
(Rhodius,) George:
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has been on the go all week trying to hurry the completion of the buildings he is buying for the Henry Co. Things have been somewhat against him. Mr. Roesch told him of his trip.

XI-2-f - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 20
Daly, C.F.: Chicago, Ill(inois)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He is in receipt of Edwards' favor of the 18th and encloses the thousand mile ticket requested. Edwards will kindly acknowledge receipt. He hopes Edwards is well and Happy.

XI-2-f - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 20
Rhodius, Marie): Indianapolis, Ind(iana)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

Charlie wrote that Edwards is still in the infirmary. George would have gone to see Edwards but is detained by several deals. She would be glad if she would do something for Edwards.

XI-2-f - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1903 April 22
Doyle, W(illia)m T.: Milwaukee (Wisconsin)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Brownson will notice that "The Tablet" has had several letters on the name of the Church recently. The quotations made by Doyle from the "Dublin Review" of 1868 were taken from his old note book and were made about the same time the first volume of Brownson's Life was published. O'Donnell's quotation of De Luca, S. J., on the right of the Church to inflict corporal punishment and death, has been condemned by DeLuca's Superior. He asks why Brownson says that St. Thomas and others were material heretics. Can not one who adheres to "an openly hostile Protestant sect" be in good faith? If so, he does not know that he is opposed to the Church. Doyle quotes Cardinal Manning concerning two assertions that have been condemned as heresy. Doyle does not think it just to attribute baser motives to Irish volunteers than to others. The action of Colonel Barry's militia, which lost its arms because Barry had taken an oath to obey the laws of the United States, is well known. The statement that Catholics were proportionately more than the entire population was a statement taken from the works of Orestes A. Brownson. He is aware that many Catholics looked upon the war as many of them look on the conquest of the Philippines. Many at first thought it was a bold device of the "Abolishioners" and "Republicans" to kill Democrats. What Doyle deprecated was the effect of the discussion of this question on the sale of "Brownson's Life". He encloses two clippings on the labor question (not attached) and a page of theology in Latin on the motive and rule of faith.

III-3-f - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 23
Rossiter, Father Tho(ma)s L.: Rochester, (New York)
 to Henry (F.) Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Father Rossiter encloses a clipping from the Buffalo Catholic Union and Times of the 16th with reference to the Memorial of his distinguished father. He does not agree with part of the article. He has been reading the works of Orestes A. Brownson for over 30 years and has never found anything to justify the assertion that he held the ontologism that was condemned by Rome. On the contrary, in the article "Ontologism and Psychologism" of July, 1874, Brownson shows that he never held or defended such a doctrine. Many who pretend to be friends and admirers of Brownson make such mistakes. Father Rossiter thought it proper to write to the editor of the paper and let them know what he thought about such slipshod work concerning one of the greatest men that ever lived. P.S. He has the first two volumes of the Life and would like to have the third. He will remit on receipt of the book. (No enclosure.)

III-3-f - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 23
Taunton, Father Ethelred L.: London, England
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Taunton supposes Hudson has received "The Little Office". He has had a touching letter from Cardinal (Herbert) Vaughan. In 1899 or 1900 in the Messenger of the Sacred Heart, the Jesuits warned all editors, Catholic or Protestant, to beware of Father Taunton. They have succeeded in closing the door of the American Ecclesiastical Review and the Catholic Quarterly against him. Possibly Hudson's correspondent is from the northern part of Spain. From what Taunton read and from what the clergy and good laity told him fasting in Spain is practically unknown.

X-4-a - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 16mo. - {3}

1903 Apr. 24
Fish, Grace S.: (South Bend, Indiana)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

Father Hudson writes that Edwards has been ill again. She can sympathize with Edwards as she has a cold for the last three weeks. Mr. Fish is going to New York next week. They would love to have Edwards spend a week at Atlantic City with them.

XI-2-f - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 25
Carroll, P. P.: Seattle, Wash(ington)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Carroll has long desired to own a complete set of the Works. He did possess a number of magazines containing some of his early writings, but they were destroyed by fire in 1889. He cannot pay cash at the present but can pay a small sum, and the balance monthly. His attention has been called to it by the "Ave Maria" press, and he would prefer the cloth bound edition on account of price.

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

1903 Apr. 25
Doyle, W(illia)m T.: Milwaukee, (Wisconsin)
 to (Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Michigan)

Doyle is sending the April 4 issue of the Tablet, and beside the letter of Rev. Vincent McNabb, calls Brownson's attention to "The Light Behind". He wishes that Henry would write to the Tablet on the subject of the "Nine First Fridays". In spite of the 16th canon of the Council of Trent the Jesuits will inundate the editor with letters supporting their teaching of this new development. He is reminded of Cardinal Manning's saying that there is but a thin plank between the Jesuits and Presbyterianism. He encloses a review of John G. Brooks' book on the labor question, and if it is not available at the public library, he will be glad to forward it.

III-3-f - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}

1903 Apr. 25
(White), S.A., Sister Lurana Mary Francis: Garrison, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father Daniel (E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Sister enjoyed the book from the Ave Maria press, "Helpful Thoughts". They have not heard finally from the Catholics for whom they asked Hudson's prayers. May she send four copies of the "Lamp" each month? Father (Paul, Reverend Lewis Thomas Wattson) has just received a letter from one of the two Catholics saying he has made his submission.

X-4-d - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1903 Apr. 26
Parmentier, Rosine M.: Brooklyn, (New York)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received the favor containing the ms. concerning Parmentier and the introduction of the potato into France. They were not related to him but Parmentier's father brought to the United States quite a number of books written by him. After her mother's death in 1882 he gave them to Fordham College. When Father (Alexis) Granger, (C.S.C.), went to France some years before his death he wrote for the Scholastic an account of some celebration in honor of Parmentier. She sends a sketch of his early life sent to her by the late Father ( ) Thiry, S.J.

X-4-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {3}

1903 Apr. 28
Rossiter, Father Tho(ma)s L.: Rochester, (New York)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Father Rossiter thanks Brownson for his letter and is thankful for his name to the corrections. He encloses a postal money order of $3.00 for the book.

III-3-f - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 28
Tune, L.T.: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

At the request of W.J. Kinsella the privileges of the St. Louis Club House are extended to Edwards for the period of two weeks.

XI-2-f - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 30
( ) Frank: Paris, (France)
 to James (F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He asks if Edwards wants any facisimiles of "Gargoyle". They are supposed to drive the devils away.

XI-2-f - A.LS. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1903 Apr. 30
Seton, William: New York, (New York)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He was glad to get Edwards' letter. He had a letter from Monsignor Robert (Seton) from Rome; the Msgr. finds it much changed since he studied there. The continent of Europe will, in his opinion do away with kings and emperors during the present century. The Socialist party is the party of the future. The emperor of Germany has all he can do to hold his own against it; and when he dies!! France will have to be re-Christianized; Church and State is doomed. His sister (Elizabeth Seton) is well in Huntington and his brother— the major — is recovering from an attack of pneumonia, at Phoenix, Arizona. He will try to send Edwards a photo and short description of Verona sent by Robert (Seton).

- A.L.S. - 3pp. - 16to. - X-2-f {3}