University of Notre Dame


1905 Apr. 1

Ginn & Company Chicago, (Illinois)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

They take pleasure in sending Edwards at the request of Mr. Conway, three history books by Myers.

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1905 Apr.2
Spearman, Frank H(amilton): Hollywood, Calif(ornia)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He met a Father (J.J.) O'Keefe, O.F.M., who spoke of the Ave Maria. Spearman told him he knew Hudson. O'Keefe said Hudson was very ill. It turned out O'Keefe was talking of another Hudson. Spearman, his wife and four boys, left Chicago because Spearman needed a change of climate. They took Clark from Princeton; Lonergan is in high school. Spearman has been working on a new western novel, and his health is much better. Henry James told him of his visit to St. Mary's. James spoke slightingly of Notre Dame, but better of St. Mary's. Spearman thanks Hudson for his fine notice of "The Strategy". The Catholic atmosphere in California is delightful and Bishop (Thomas James) Conaty is doing great work. Fr. O'Keefe told him where Mary Mannix lives in San Diego. He asks if Hudson saw Mr. O'Malley's extravagant estimate of him in "the Rosary". He just finished "Loss and Gain".

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1905 Apr. 3
Kelly, Bishop W(illiam): Sydney, (Australia)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Hudson for adding his name to the privileged list of prelates who receive the Ave Maria. The Ave Maria is widely read and stands at the head of Catholic periodicals.

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1905 Apr. 3
(Rhodius), George: Indianapolis, Ind(iana)
 to J(ames) F. (Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

It pleases him to learn that Edwards will be there Friday evening. His mother has had a severe cold; it is some better today.

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1905 Apr. 6
Hurley, Father C.P.: Tarkio, M(issouri)
Ladies of the Tabernacle SocietyBoston, Mass(achusetts)

He asks them to do him the favor of sending him and his missions a list of articles on their next distribution. They will be grateful for the favor and they are already remembered in their prayers.

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1905 Apr. 6
Kittell, Father Ferdinand: Loretto, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has just read Hudson's criticism of "The Second Nocturn of St. Patrick," which was nothing compared to the scathing letter which he sent Lippincott's ordering his subscription stopped. He encloses their reply (no enclosure). The Sisters are preparing to rebuild the Children's Home.

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1905 Apr. 6
Seton, Elizabeth: Huntington, New York
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks Edwards for the copy of the Notre Dame Scholastic. She is making a collection of all the notices of William (Seton) for Msgr. Robert (Seton). They appreciate the one from Notre Dame. Later in the season she hopes to express more mementoes of their family.

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1905 Apr. 7
(Carroll), Fran(cis E.): Boston, Mass(achusetts)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He received all of Edwards' kind letters in January, February, and March. The storm has passed— he is the same old boy of Edwards' heart. He is once more basking in the sunshine and enjoying peace spiritual and temporal. He sent some old vestments to Edwards yesterday; he will send medicine.

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1905 Apr. 10
(Carroll), Fran(cis E.): Boston, Mass(achusetts)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

Edwards' letter was received. He was loathe to forgive himself from Edwards' knowledge of him, but the prayers were answered and he thanks Edwards for the interest taken. He will send the medicine anywhere designated. Their home is always open to Edwards.

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1905 Apr. 10
(Carroll), Alice: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

They received the note telling them that Edwards would leave for the other side. She thanks Edwards for the letter he wrote to her. She has disposed of some things she had and has tried to let two rooms to help. She cannot say they are out of trouble yet. Human nature is hard, worldly. How they wish they could see Edwards off!

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1905 Apr. 11
(Carroll), Alice: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

Frank (Carroll) showed her Edwards' letter, but he does not say where he is going. She asks if he will go to Rome and see the Pope. She wants Edwards to bring her a Crucifix from Rome. She is making a four day retreat. Edwards should pray to bring Frank out of his trouble.

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1905 Apr. 11
(Carroll), Francis (E.): Boston, Mass(achusetts)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

Edwards' letter received today. Tonic will reach Edwards tomorrow. Alice (Carroll) is making a retreat at the Convent on Beakley St. Sisters of Notre Dame. Edwards must be sure to go to Confession and Communion before he leaves for Europe.

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1905 Apr. 11
Tiernan, Frances C(hristine Fisher): Salisbury, N(orth) C(arolina)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

When she last heard from Hudson, he seemed so indifferent about the story she was engaged to write for the Ave Maria. She has decided to send Hudson a few chapters so that he can decide whether he likes it or not.

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1905 Apr. 12
Folk, J. A(lbert): Joliet, Ill(inois)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He will leave for Fort Resolution, Canada the 18th. If Edwards will write him in the next week, he will appreciate it very much. He has been sick at home since the middle of March.

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1905 Apr. 13
Fitte, C.S.C., Father S(tanislaus) F.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to James F. Edwards: (New York, New York)

Edwards' favor reached him. Their President landed in New York last Sunday. He asks Edwards to remember him to his friends; he will not forget Edwards to his. Father (August) Goupille (C.S.C.) left to pay a visit to Mark Guerin in Chicago. The Provincial of the Holy Cross (Father John A. Zahm C.S.C.) in America was received in audience by the Pope. He gave the Pope $1,000. and photographs of Notre Dame; he is making arrangements for a couple of hundred religious to cross to the U.S. The first article of the Bill on "the separation of Churches and State" in France passed with an immense majority. It is said that Bishop (John L.) Spalding has improved somewhat in Hot Springs.

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1905 Apr. 14
Kitchell, Jos(eph) G(ray): Rochester, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He thanks Hudson for his evident consideration given his letter. He will permit Hudson to reproduce "The Composite Madonna" in a forthcoming issue of the Ave Maria without any cost to Hudson.

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1905 Apr. 15
Herbert, M(ary) E(lizabeth, Lady Herbert of Lea): Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Will the enclosed article do for the Ave Maria? She might have added some beautiful anecdotes told her by Cardinal (Herbert Vaughan) of the heroic sanctity of individual negroes. One woman who had been shamefully treated by her master, years after, took him in, dying and destitute and nursed him till he died. But Herbert was afraid the woman might be known in Baltimore and resent any notice. Herbert's indignation at the account given her by Mr. Cutting of their abominable treatment makes her anxiety to plead their cause even more urgent.

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Lady Herbert copies part of a letter written by Vaughan dated December 8, 1871. He writes that Archbishop (Martin John Spalding) of Baltimore in the Plenary Council of 1866 had drawn up a decree whereby the coloured people were to have a Vicar Apostolic and to be especially served by a separate set of priests. He was opposed by Archbishop (Peter Richard Kenrick) of St. Louis and others. As soon as it was heard that they (the Josephites) were coming (Spalding) was congratutulated on the unexpected realization of a portion of his programme; he has become their friend and protector (Spalding) has given them the Church of St. Francis Xavier; Vaughan addressed the 1500 coloured people there and declared that their priests had come to be their Fathers and servants. Vaughan is so kindled and roused by what he sees. The dislike for these people is intense. Priests and Religious look on (the Josephites) with the same kind of wonder they would entertain for an order of men vowed to live in a smallpox hospital. The Catholics have done next to nothing for them. They are reproached because they are going to educate them. Lady Herbert adds in a P.S.: In the Boston Reports of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith is quoted this remark, "If American Roman Catholics gave more to the Foreign Mission Cause they would have more to spend at home. This is a paradox of mission mathematics which Protestant experience had demonstrated."

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1905 Apr. 16
Christitch, E(lisabeth O'Brien): Belgrade, (Serbia)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson has caused an uproar in her house by his eulogy of Annie and her mother. She encloses a notice (no enclosure) on their Bishop (Joseph) Strossmayer who the Vienna papers style a foe to Caesar and an object of suspicion to Rome. She tells Hudson not to believe a word of it. Strossmayer is indeed liberal-minded. She is grateful Hudson speaks so encouragingly of Nicola, but now he has formed an attachment for a young girl of the neighbourhood and this makes her hopeless of any good result. A Mr. Fitzgerald of Wide World Magazine got pictures from her and a story on the Balkans and she never received a penny for them.

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1905 Apr. 16
Harper, V(incent): (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

The editor of Lippincott's Magazine tells Harper that Father (Ferdinand) Kittell takes him severely to task for his recent story "The Second Nocturn of St. Patrick." He has not seen Kittell's strictures and Harper fears that Kittell must have wholly misjudged his motives. Harper—a lay outsider—should feel disposed to submit his judgment to a priest. He is sure Hudson will give him space in his columns to state that in writing he only wished to get others to love and respect a certain type of priest.

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1905 Apr. 17
(Folk, J. Al)bert: Joliet, Ill(inois)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: London, England

Edwards' postals received and he is glad to hear from him. He gives his address. He will try to write Edwards from Edmonton and hopes this card will find Edwards well.

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1905 Apr. 17
Halle, Marie: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Halle wonders if Hudson has sent a check for her article "A Sister of Charity in Arina"; she has not received it. She has succeeded in tracing the documents required for her "Life of Mary of Modena". Her friends, Father Ehrle, Mr. Bliss, of the Vatican Library, and Monsignor Wenzel at the Vatican Archives and Canon Mackey who is working at the Life of St. Francis of Sales all assure her that she will be able to get the necessary documents from their owner. She will start for Modena in Easter Week. She made the acquaintance of Father Etheldred (L.) Taunton who is staying at the pension. She fears something is wrong with his heart. Taunton suffers a good deal. Halle expects to get back to Paris about the 8th of May.

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1905 Apr. 17
Harson, M. J.: New York, (New York)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Edwards' letter and the treasures it contained in the autographs of (Orestes A.) Brownson made it a favor prized for life. He will prize highly any personal souvenir of Brownson should Edwards send it. He received a letter from Father (Stanislaus) Fitte. No copy of the Scholastic reaches the Catholic Club.

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1905 Apr. 18
Conway, H.P.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He hopes Edwards will let him know how the new Myers books have impressed him; he hopes that they will take the books at Notre Dame, If Edwards would prefer the two in one volume, they can give it to him.

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1905 Apr. 20
Hazinski, Jos(eph) R.: South Bend, Ind(iana)
 to Ja(me)s F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Statement of Account.

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1905 Apr. 22
F(elicia, C.S.C.), S(ister) M.: Jacksonville, Ill(inois)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She could not let Easter go by without wishing Edwards a most happy one. She hopes and prays Edwards is well and she often thinks of him and the past. She supposes she will never see Edwards again.

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1905 Apr. 22
Tiernan, F(rances) C(hristine Fisher): Salisbury, N(orth) C(arolina)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Tiernan sees clearly all that Hudson set forth concerning the manuscript. She sees from the reasons he gives that a story on such lines would not do. She will throw "Strangers and Pilgrims" aside and will write a story for Hudson on the model of "Heart of Steel."

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1905 (Apr. 23)
McQuaid, Bishop B(ernard) J(oseph): Rochester, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

McQuaid considers it almost a miracle that he has been able to drag Hudson away from the Ave Maria to attend the consecration of Bishop (James A.) Hickey on the 24th of May and the conferring of the doctorate on Father W(illiam) E. Cowen a pupil of Hickey's parochial school. Hudson is largely responsible for the invitation because of the many pleasant things he said of Hickey. McQuaid is sending copies of Cowen's thesis to Hudson. Hickey will send an invitation to Father Morrissey.

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1905 Apr. 24
E(dwards), J(ames) F.: London, England
 to Father (Stanislaus F.) Fitte, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

When the Westminster Cathedral is lined with mosaics it will be gorgeous. It is now massive. Two of the chapels are finished, Purgatory chapel and St. Augustine's; they are superb.

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1905 Apr. 24

Lippincott, J.B. Company Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

Lippincott Company has received a clipping from the Ave Maria (April 8th issue) regarding Vincent Harper's article "The Second Nocturn of St. Patrick." The editor asked several intelligent Catholics to read the manuscript and the unanimous opinion of these was that nothing offensive had been intended. Lippincott's ask Hudson to reprint a letter (which is included in this letter) they received from the "Catholic Girls' Club" of (New York City), conducted by the Sisters of the Divine Compassion, and whose spiritual director is Monsignor (John) Edwards, in praise of "The Second Nocturn" and asking Harper to come and lecture.

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1905 Apr. 26
H(uffer), Leo: (Paris, France)
 to (James F. Edwards:

There was general delight when Edwards' letter reached them announcing his visit to Europe. After Sunday their apartment will be open to Edwards. Herman (Huffer) and a friend from Bremen are there now. Their plans for the summer are not yet ripe. Estelle (Huffer) has been under the weather.

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1905 Apr. 28

Barnston Tea Co. New York, (New York)
 to Sacristan, Ave Maria: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Receipt of payment for one doz(en) Novitiate Jesuit Altar Wine.

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