University of Notre Dame


1903 July
Monarch, Lamar: Owensboro, Kentucky
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Indianapolis, Indiana

Benita died yesterday. Funeral tomorrow.

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1903 July 1

Notre Dame and St. Mary's Transfer Line South Bend, Ind(iana)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)


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1903 July 1
Fitte, C.S.C., Father S(tanislaus): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards:

A Belgian Dominican of Somerset is preaching their retreat. In spite of his French accent he seems to be a success owing to his piety. Fitte has been requested to hold the Chapter during the retreat. He and Father (Andrew) Morrissey go to Grand Rapids for the dedication of the new cathedral. Fitte has no plans for vacation.

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1903 Jul. 1
McQuaid, Bishop B(ernard) J(oseph):
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson says he will be in Rochester two days. This will not suffice. What about the visit to Archbishop (John Joseph) Williams who will be delighted to see Hudson? McQuaid is pleased that Notre Dame conferred an honorary degree on his vicar-general, (Father Thomas F. Hickey). Twenty-one were ordained last year.

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1903 July 3
(Rhodius), George: (New York, New York)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

His boat trip to Boston and return he enjoyed very much.(John W.) Mr. Claypool and he understand each other perfectly. He is glad that Claypool impressed Edwards favorably. He tells Edwards not to let his mother worry about anything. He is doing the roof gardens and theatres nightly.

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1903 Jul. 4
Daly, D.: La Gloria, Cuba
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson may think it impertinent for Daly to call attention to the lamentable condition of the Church in Cuba. He has attended mass at several Puerto Principe churches, but he has never seen six men at any one divine service. The elite of the females do not attend either, but the devotion of the old Cuban women is remarkable. The bitterest Cubans against the Church are those galvanized Yankees who have been naturalized in the States and have returned to Cuba. It seems all the clergy are Spaniards and espoused the cause of Spain during the war. The real reason for the antipathy of the Spanish men is to be found in the Cuban and Spanish clubs. It is openly asserted in these clubs that the mayor of the town is the son of a Catholic priest. The abbot of the Franciscans in Principe commands a great deal of respect from pupils.

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(19)03 Jul. 4
S(toddard), C(harles) W(arren): Cambridge, Mass(achusetts)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Stoddard has written Mrs. R(obert) L(ouis) Stevenson and told her Hudson would write. Her address is 2323 Hyde St., San Francisco. He hopes to send the revised hospital sketch.

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1903 July 5
Seton, Monsignor Robert, Archbp. of Helipolis: Rome, Italy)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is quite too tired to write a good long letter as Edwards deserves. Edwards has far too high an opinion of him. Would that he deserved a small part of all his friends think and write about him! He is afraid that he will not get his audience as the Holy Father is very near a collapse; so he was told at dinner at Cardinal Martinelli's. Msgr. (Thomas F.) Kennedy has been polite and useful to him. He sends greetings on the day of his consecration.

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1903 Jul 7
Rossiter, Father Tho(ma)s L.: Rochester, (New York)
 to Henry F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Father Rossiter knew that Dr. Brownson was no psychologist or ontologist. He understood that those like Brann did not know what they were talking about, but what he wanted to know is where the fallacies spoken of by S.F. are to be found? Brownson at first agreed with Descartes that everything is to be doubted, but later on said that no one could doubt like that. He does not believe that S.F. has any grounds for his contentions. He asks for a copy of Christopher Columbus' Life and will remit on receipt.

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1903 July 8
Seton, (Archbishop) Robert: (Rome, Italy)
 to (James F. Edwards): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He encloses a printed bulletin in Italian on the condition of the Pope.

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1903 Jul 13
Carroll, P( ) P.: Seattle, Wash(ington)
 to (Henry F.) Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Does the price of $45 cash include the "Life" of Orestes Brownson? An early answer will greatly oblige him.

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1903 Jul. 13
Ganss, Father H(enry) G.: New Haven, Conn(ecticut)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The Knights of Columbus has thus far evaded all efforts to take up our Catholic Indian schools. Ganss is glad Hudson likes the article. The President saw the article Saturday. (Eugene A.) Philbin, a warm friend of (Theodore) Roosevelt was shown the article by Father (John J.?) Wynne, (S.J.). Philbin's mission was incidently to call the President's attention to the rations ruling by which all children attending Catholic schools are deprived of the rations allowed to day schools. The President was impressed by their side of the question. Ganss asks Hudson to mail copies of the Ave Maria containing the Chippewa article to the addresses on an enclosed sheet of paper.

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1903 July 13
Randall, Father W(illia)m E.: Columbia, M(issouri)
 to (Henry F.) Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Father Randall was pleased by the affirmative answer to his request. From present indications he will have his manuscript ready by the end of August. He thinks they can hardly go over it in less than three or four days of steady application. His parish work does not permit his absence on Sundays, so he is happy to learn that Brownson will donate his time as necessity requires. He will write more definitely as the time draws near.

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1903 Jul. 13
Rossiter, Father Tho(ma)s L.: Rochester, (New York)
 to Henry F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Brownson's explanations is clear and satisfactory except that he does not touch on that part of S.F. where he speaks of "the cunning of words", especially when these words his own. Brownson starts out with something finite — a psychological fact — and ends with an infinite conclusion. That is why Dr. Brownson objects to the reasoning of the Jesuits who have in the conclusion something that they do not have in the promise. The Jesuits argue from a fact established with certainty, and thus they ascend to God. If he understands Dr. Brownson correctly, that is what he finds fault with in St. Thomas, and that there is only one argument, that of St. Anselm, which is conclusive, because the infinite is in the premises and in the conclusion. He wants to know if S.F. has any foundation for saying that Dr. Brownson above all men was the dupe of the cunning of words.

P.S.: Enclosed a postal money order for $2.50.

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1903 Jul. 16
Dutton, (Ira B.) Joseph: Kalawao, (Hawaiian Islands)
 to W(illia)m P. Lyon: Madison, Wis(consin)

July 9: (This letter is headed) memo for Father Hudson. The letter from Dr. ( ) McDonald is of the same date as Dutton's letter to Ryan. MacDonald is the board of health bacteriologist and pathologist in Honolulu who is there on a visit. The resident physician has had it in view to do Dutton's foot for a long time. July 14: Dr. ( ) Goodhue, the resident physician took two snips from his foot and ankle. As he thinks it may be well to send the chest to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.), Dutton is making this memo for Lyon, then for Hudson. Dutton remembers Hudson's friendly remark about Lyon's decision in the Edgerton Case, while he was associate justice. Hudson "discovered" Father Joseph Damien De Veuster, SS.CC. When Dutton came there in July, 1886, he came from New Orleans. He first went to Notre Dame to see (Charles Warren) Stoddard. When he came to Molokai Dutton still had enough money for any needs. It would have run out in these 17 years had not an old army friend in Ohio sent a yearly check. July 16: Will Lyon look over the contents of the chest and decide. If he thinks the contents of no value will he have them burned. Dutton thought that, if preserved, the Adjutant General's Office, Madison might keep the papers as memoranda. Hudson would like to have the chest. Hudson, he thinks, has Lyon's paper on Damien. The Picpus fathers did not get out the memorial volumes as intended. Anything written on leprosy, save of a strictly medical character must place Damien as the central figure. McDonald is acquainted with Lyon's old home, Racine. Dutton has had some interesting letters from Portland, Oregon. His correspondent has friends there who turn out to be from Janesville - the Van Kirk family whom Dutton knew. The items on the last two pages will not to be of interest to Hudson.

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1903 July 16
Sherry, J(ames) J.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards:

He has been waiting for the box but as yet it has not arrived. He has received not cards for Edwards but there is a book which he will send on. He is waiting on table as there are only three of them there so he was pressed into service. They are putting in a tile floor in the main corridor and a new floor in the senior fefectory.

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1903 July 18
(Hardenbergh, W.) Ad: St. Paul, Minn(esota)
 to James (F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He writes for a copy of the poem "The Painters of Seville". They just moved into a new summer home at White Bear Lake. He is growing old gracefully as possible. His eldest is almost a full-fledged young lady and is a stunner. He was somewhat surprised that they did not shake a bishop or two out of the C.S.C. during the era of Oriental expansion through which we are passing.

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(190)3 Jul. 18
Taunton, Father Ethelred L.: (London, England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Taunton thanks Hudson for his notice of his little office. It has been recommended and approved by three Cardinals, two Archbishops and all the English bishops. How wonderfully the Pope fights for life. They are in a state of expectancy about the new archbishop. Father (Aiden) Gasquet is the only man fore the place. The first thing the new archbishop will have to do is gather around him his clergy and break down the wall of division which at present exists. Bishop (Francis) Bourne is out of the running, which is a blessing.

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1903 Jul. 20
O'Byrne, J. J.: Brooklyn, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

O'Byrne encloses a check for $21.70 in payment for the amount due. He has reopened an account with the Kings County Trust Company and will send checks in the future as soon as they fall due. He had broken his right arm in a railway accident and thus had to sign his check with his left hand. Neither of his subscribers have made any payments since he last wrote but Father Quinn stated he would pay in full by the middle of next month. He thanks Henry for his kindness in waiting. (Letter written by "R. O'B.")

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1903 July 20
S(herry), J(ames) J.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to (James F. Edwards):

He will look after the books and manuscripts immediately. He is not in the best of health and hopes Edwards will excuse his tardiness in writing.

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1903 July 21
Sweeny, W.J. V.??: Spokane, Wash(ington)
 to James F. Edwards:

The reason he did not write is to be found in the complete state of lassitude in which he found himself. The mental strain of writing was too much for him. He wants Edwards to visit him. On his way east in the fall he will stop off at Notre Dame.

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(190)3 Jul. 23
Clark, O.S.F.C., Bishop Thomas B.: Aden, Arabia
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

For many years Clark has read the Ave Maria. He thanks Hudson for adding his name to the list. Does Hudson know of organizations in America willing to help missionary bishops?

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(19)03 Jul. 28
S(toddard), C(harles) W(arren): (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Stoddard's illness of 18 years ago is still fresh in his mind. Has he not sent a copy of "Exits and Entrances"? He is thinking of going to Tuckernuck.

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1903 July 29
(Sweeney), Frank: Spokane, Washington
 to (James F. Edwards):

He has been working in the bank since July 1st and likes it very much. He expects Stack tomorrow. Quinn and Stack are not going back to Notre Dame. Charlies left last evening for West Point. He intends to hold Edwards to his promise to come to se them.

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1903 July 31
H(ardenbergh), W. Ad: St. Paul, (Minnesota)
 to James (F. Edwards):

He goes to Mt. Clemens twice a year for his rhumatism. He is glad to know that he may look forward to a visit from Edwards. The size of his kids make him feel old. Charlotte is a stunning girl.

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