University of Notre Dame


1903 Jun. 2
Crochet, Bishop J(ohn) M(ary): Jubbulpore, India
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Crochet received Hudson's check. The truth for its own sake is not yet in the program of the poor heathens. The poorest of the poor come to them; it means that faith must be the result of a good digestion. In the South it is different but in Crochet's diocese they are still in the quiet possession of the devil. The best missionary he has seen is the mighty famine.

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

1903 June 3
Paradis, J(obson): Montreal, Canada
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Father (Stanislaus) Fitte told them about Edwards' illness. He is getting to like Montreal if he could only find a job. He had some work to do in advertisement. drawing but is training himself for new spaper illustration which is the only thing that pays in Montreal. His father is improving very slowly.

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

1903 June 6
F(oley), Byrd M.: Chicago, Illinois
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She does not know whether Edwards heard that Gene has a young son. The children think it fine to be aunts and uncles. She may go down to Notre Dame for the dance.

XI-2-f - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 16to. - {1}

1903 Jun. 6
O'Reilly, O.S.A., Father Ja(me)s T.: Lawrence, Mass(achusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

O'Reilly just read Hudson's notice of their efforts in behalf of their brethren in the Philippines. They could not be expected to comprehend the circumstances of the new situation. They were Europeans not Americans. Their leading politico-religious Archbishop and his allies were more anxious to serve their country than their Church. It was late when the victims of this treachery discovered the work, and it has been extremely difficult to catch up with the enemy. Has Hudson noticed that the American bishops who went to Rome to be consecrated have not been? They (Catholics) may never have to face an open assault on their liberties except from such fools as the A.P.A.'s, but they will have development of anti-Catholic influence if this initial movement proves successful.

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1903 June 7
Rhodius, Marie: Indianapolis, Ind(iana)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

They all wait for some better time to come and in doing so they are growing older without knowing it. George is doing nicely; he is a very busy man; his loud voice is heard all over the house if there is something crossing his ways. The building on Market street is nearing completion.

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

1903 June 10
Rogers, C.S.: Detroit, Michigan
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

It would afford him much pleasure to be present at the commencement, but owing to sickness in his family it will be impossible for him to attend.

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

1903 June 11
Monarch, Mrs. M(artin) V. (E. Ann): Mt. Lamar, (Owensboro, Kentucky)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

All of Benita's friends are making the novena. Benita's cure is now beyond the power of man. Only prayer will accomplish the cure.

XI-2-f - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 16to. - {1}

1903 June 11
Randall, Father W(illia)m E.: Columbia, M(issouri)
 to (Henry F.) Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan

He is soon to finish a book which is intended to be a companion piece for Prof. P. V. N. Myers' "Medieval and Modern History", for the use of Catholic children who are compelled to use the anti-Catholic state text-book. He is not writing to make money but to spend some. He intends to give away the books which are published unless the book should become more popular than he thinks it will. In method, he is following Father (L.A.) Lambert, and his matter is in a large part from Brownson's works, from the "Studies" of Father (Reuben) Parsons, from Alzog's "History", and from Balmes' "Civilization". His purpose is to keep Catholic children from forming false judgments of the Church. He would like to spend from three to five days with Brownson in Detroit reviewing the manuscript to correct it. He can pay ten dollars a day. The book will not contain over 35,000 words, and Randall would like to make arrangements for its publication. He believes Brownson is competent to give him all of the needed assistance. He hopes Brownson will set a day convenient for both of them.

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

1903 June 11
Seton, Msgr. Robert: Rome, (Italy)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The Holy Father still remains critically ill and all who are attached to the Court as Seton is will have to remain in Rome for an indefinite period. He keeps his Bull of Helipolis to have it find a place in Memorial Hall some day. He has paid about $700 for his episcopal equipment. He would like a correspondentship for some Catholic Paper. He thinks he could write correct English and in an original manner.

XI-2-f - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 16to. - {1}

1903 June 12
Harson, M.J.: Providence, R(hode) I(sland)
 to (James F.) Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He was deeply touched by Edwards' kind words of sympathy and the prayers of Notre Dame for the respose of the soul of his dear wife. In the hour of sorrow nothing else satisfies the yearnings of the heart as the consolations which religion brings. He was pleased with the selection of Charles J. Bonaparte for the Laetare Medal. He is trying to arrange for the unveiling of Brownson Monument in the fall. He intends to suggest that the centenary of Brownson Sept. 16th be observed throughout the country.

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1903 June 12
Lambert, Father L(ouis) A.: Scottsville, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Father Lambert is glad to know that his article gave pleasure to Brownson and others. He encloses a letter from Mr. Kandall of Augusta, Ga., which shows the spirit of all the letters received. Dr. Brann has written a letter intended as a reply, but he marks it "personal", "private", and "not for publication", which shows him to be a coward. Father Lambert wrote asking Brann's consent to publish his letter, or to write a reply in any form he wishes, for Lambert to publish, and to which Lambert could reply. He has known Brann for several years and considers him as fond of airing himself in public. He thinks that he can keep him in that direction but he fears Brann will not send an article to the Freeman for publication. His letter is as full of blunders as was his lecture. He praised Brownson in the beginning of his lecture only for the purpose of showing afterwards what a great philosopher he himself was in being able to point out and apologize for the errors of Brownson. Should Brann write to the Freeman, it would give Father Lambert an opportunity to say things that he wished to say on philosophical subjects. It might possibly revive interest in questions and problems that have been submerged by the get-rich-quick material spirit that dominates everything in recent years. He would be pleased if Brownson would send the Italian book of which he spoke.(No inclosure.)

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

1903 June 15
(Frank): Paris, (France)
 to James F. (Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is sorry to say Mollie does not improve. The doctors cannot tell the cause or the cure. If this thing continues much longer, she will go crazy either from pain or from the amount of morphine she has to take. They will be glad to get home and will be in Toledo about June 1st.

XI-2-f - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16to. - {1}

(19)03 Jun. 16
S(toddard), C(harles) W(arren): Cambridge, Mass(achusetts)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

After leaving Washington Stoddard went to Atlantic City for ten days, then to New York. His last week was spent in bed under the doctor's care. One of his older kids, Dr. ( ) Woodward, the curator of the Harvard Museum, and grandson of the author of "The Old Oaken Bucket" brought Stoddard home with him. He fears to send Hudson his novel. It has been ten years in ms.

X-4-d - A.L.S. - 6pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1903 Jun. 22
Ganss, Father H(enry) G.: Fort Yates, North Dak(ota)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Ganss sends an article for the "Ave Maria". It took some effort to write about the complete failure of Bishop (Henry B.) Whipple's work. He was somewhat spectacular and the national records are filled with his missionary work among the Indians. The Sioux convention or Catholic Congress opens there on Friday. It will be the 12th congress attended by 4 to 5,000 Sioux. Indians in some of the western dioceses are sadly neglected.

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1903 Jun. 22
Clarke, Alice C.: Stonington, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Clarke is glad the papers she sent met with Hudson's approval. One of the two articles on pilgrimages in olden times is ready. The Church in England has sustained a severe loss in the death of Cardinal (Herbert) Vaughan. He was especially kind to Clarke's brother. She encloses a eulogium of the Ave Maria from the "Catholic Times".

X-4-d - A.L.S. - 6pp. - 16mo. - {2}

1903 June 22
Hudson, C.S.C., Father Daniel E.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to (James E. Edwards):

He was sorry to miss Edwards' call on Friday; he was in church at the time. He sends one of Mother Lucretia's obituary cards. They are still suffering from dry weather.

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

1903 June 23
DeHaven, George W.: Philadelphia, P(ennsylvani)a
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He and Roger Byrnes have been in the life insurance business for the last seven years and have been uniformly successful. He intended visiting Notre Dame this commencement but business prevented.

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

1903 June 23
Hurth, (C.S.C.), Bishop P(eter) J.: ( ), India
 to Father J(ohn) B. Scheier, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

He sends greetings from the Himalyas.

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1903 June 23
O'Byrne, J. J.: Waterbury, Conn(ecticut)
 to Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

O'Byrne asks Brownson to hold his two notes for $12 and $9 due on the 21st for a short time. He will remit for them as soon as possible. He has paid out a considerable amount recently. He asks Brownson whether or not he has paid the note due on March 26th, he has no record of it.

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

1903 June 24
Reinhard, J.J.: New York, (New York)
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He regrets that he will be unable to attend the commencement but hopes in the near future to visit the scenes of his college days. His health was never better.

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

1903 Jun. 24
Richards, H(enry) L.: Winchester, (Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Richards asks that the Ave Maria be sent to F.J. O'Hara of Winchester, Massachusetts. He thinks they will make up a package of Ave Marias to be bound and send it to Hudson. Richards has been able to finish an article weekly for the "Sacred Heart Review". People hardly believe he is close to 90. His son Will (Richards) is very successful in business.

X-4-d - A.L.S. - 6pp. - 12mo. - {3}

1903 Jun. 25
Martin, Elizabeth: Tacoma, Wash(ington)
 to Father (John Talbot) Smith: (Dobbs Ferry New York)

Smith's book "The Art of Disappearing" did not arrive until after his letter of April 11 and she has been busy and Lazy since. She lent the book to two persons, one an old Irish lady, the other an American girl and they were delighted. She thinks it is a remarkable piece of literary workmanship, even though she had enjoyed other things he has written. Smith says he will write no more except for cash. She asks if he can help himself since he has the impulse. Her own creative fibre had been taut with inertia. She fancies that writing comes easy to him and he has made steady progress since his first article in the Catholic World which she did not like.

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1903 June 29
(Carroll, Francis E.) Frank: Boston, Mass(achusetts)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thought he would take a trip to his Alma Mater but his plans didn't work out. The picture is a gem and he is certainly pleased. It is a loving act from Edwards. He read the detailed account of Edwards' health and he agrees with Dr. Kimbeilin. He will send Edwards a treatment.

XI-2-f - A.L.S. - 14pp. - 16to. - {1}

1903 June 30
Rossiter, Father Tho(ma)s L.: Rochester, (New York)
 to Henry F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Father Rossiter asks Brownson to forgive his intruding on Brownson's valuable time by sending three copies of the Freeman's Journal containing articles concerning Dr. Brownson. The articles, signed S.F., give an objection made to the argument used by Father (Louis) Lambert which he took from Dr. Brownson. He read it while still in the seminary but paid more attention to the later works. In his "Refutation of Atheism" he seems to say that the argument of St. Anselm is the only conclusive one. He does not know whether his argument is to be taken in the ontological or psychological sense. Brownson would confer a great favor if he would untangle this difficulty for him. (No inclosure.)

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1903 June 16
Doyle, W(illia)m T.: Milwaukee, (Wisconsin)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

Brownson's letter of May 31 was such an ample satisfaction for his silence that Doyle regretted his importunity. He does not hold any brief for the Irish but was echoing the complaint made by one who, though not an Irishman, was on his first enlistment a member of the Irish regiment. The late Spanish war has made Doyle view the conduct of Catholics towards the "late unpleasantness" more favorably, and he was only suggesting that Brownson's way of putting the chapter in question might militate against the sale of the work. Doyle quotes the March, April, and May numbers of the "Tablet" on different questions and articles which they contain. Also, Father Rogers' laudation of Roosevelt is reproduced in the Tablet. He has not yet arranged matters for his contemplated trip. He asks Brownson if he read Sir T. Burnand's letter on Dante in the "Tablet".

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