University of Notre Dame


1908 May 1
(MacDonnell), Sister M(ary) Magdalene: (Lisbon, Portugal)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

They have had trouble since February and now hope for peace. On April 29, Parliament was opened by the King D. Manoct and all passed off remarkably well. The King is pale and sad and if he lives they say he has the makings of a fine king. Queen Amelia is hated by the people and the Republican Press.

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

1908 May 4
(Copelin), Minnie (I.): Aboard Bremen
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

Edwards' arrived but has not been read. She tells him goodbye and may God bless him.

XI-2-k - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16to. - {1}

1908 May 8
Fanning, M( ) A.: Cleveland, (Ohio)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

Fanning was in Altoona, Pennsylvania, yesterday and spent last evening with Dr. Sheedy who has been reading the Universe articles and who is one of the earliest workers in the social settlement field in Pittsburgh. Sheedy deplored the fact that the spiritual element was missing from the social settlements. Frances tells him that she had a delightful time at Notre Dame and he is glad to know that D'Arcy is coming to see Hudson.

X-4-f - T.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {2}

1908 May 8
Edwards, C(larence) R.: Washington, (District of Columbia)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

Father (Edward J.) Vattmann has advised Edwards of Hudson's desire to gain some reliable information about the Judge Wilfley matter, and therefore Edwards encloses a copy of a letter he has just written to Vattmann.


1908 May 6
(Edwards, Clarence R.): Washington, (District of Columbia)
 to Father E(dward) J. Vattmann: Wilmette, Illinois

Edwards is quite familiar with the facts in the so-called Wilfley matter. Upon the recommendation of Secretaries Taft and Root, the President sent Judge Wilfley to China to organize the new American Court there. Wilfley was well qualified, having been in the Philippines for five years. He set to work to raise high standards of admission to the bar. A fight was put up to have Wilfley removed from office. It was language quoted from Blackstone that the rejected lawyers used as the basis of their attack. The incident has been the subject of careful investigation by the President, the Secretary of State and Monsignor Falconio, the Papal Delegate. The investigation resulted in the complete and unqualified exoneration of Judge Wilfley by Falconio. Wilfley had no connection with the Watch Club. The sub-committee cleared Wilfley. Edwards has known Wilfley for eight years and does not hesitate to say that he is free from religious bias. The President, in an open letter, dismissed the petition for the removal of Wilfley from office.

X-4-f - T.L.S. - 6pp. - 4to. - {4}

1908 May 8
Frenguelli, Pasquali: Rome, (Italy)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He announces the shipping of the portraits of Leo XIII, Pius XI, Cardinal Satolli, P. Fleming, Marucchi and Zardetti. All of them were executed from photograph with the exception of that of Fleming who posed only once. He made the portrait of Leo XIII in the typical Italian style of the 15th century, which perhaps is not well known in America. He asks for something more than the price agreed on. He has the "S. Corpora" which belonged to Cardinal Ledochowski, and he is willing to sell them if Edwards is interested.

XI-2-h - A.L.S. - (Italian) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1908 May 11
S(toddard), C(harles) W(arren): Monterey, Calif(ornia)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Conway's sketch of Jeffrey Roche seems to Stoddard to be very good-hearted. Stoddard knew Roche well. Roche suffered much in the loss of his first wife. He was the soul of hospitality.

X-4-f - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 32mo. - {2}

1908 May 12
Amiet, Werner: Indianapolis, (Indiana)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

Mr. and Mrs. Roesch want to thank Edwards for the beautiful present and all Edwards' kindnesses. They had a glorious time at the silver wedding; the first time unpleasantness was absent at the Circle Park Hotel. He tells who was there and asks for Edwards' health.

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

1908 May 12
Favis, Istino: Manila, P(hilippine) I(slands)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

Since his arrival, he has often been feasted here and there. It is gratifying to know that after some years of hard study in a strange country his people appreciate these efforts of his. Favis has received the book Hudson sent, and knows the Ave Maria will continue to defend the Filipino people.

X-4-f - T.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {1}

1908 May 12
Spearman, Frank H(amilton): Evanston, (Illinois)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Spearman enjoyed his visit with Hudson and Father (John) Cavanaugh yesterday. Spearman got a hold of "The Nun" at last. The "Rome" article is well under way. (Georgina Pell) Curtis writes that she is coming out to lecture. He met Mr. Granger, the Episcopalian clergyman convert; He impresses Spearman as a very good man.

X-4-f - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 16mo. - {2}

1908 May 14
Hinkson, Katharine Tynan: Chipperfield, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hinkson is sending Hudson a copy of her Child's Prayer Book. It goes with her thanks for the stamps that Hudson sent the children. Can Hinkson use an occasional story of hers which appeared on this side of the Atlantic? Tony has not accustomed himself to school.

X-4-f - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 32mo. - {1}

1908 May 15
Shefer, A. J.: San Jose, Cal(ifornia)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

Thomas arrived safely with his dog and he hasn't heard from him since he left (Los) A(ngeles) He finishes his sophomore year and will probably enter Stanford next year. S. C. baseball team leaves to play the teams in Honolulu. He hopes Edwards has recovered.

XI-2-k - Postcard, signed - {1}

1908 May 15
Sweeney, Frank: South Bend, Ind(iana)
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He is just passing through and will try to get off on his return in June.

XI-2-k - Postcard, signed - {1}

1908 May 22
Storer, Maria Longworth: Versailles, (France)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Storer is glad to have the news of that miracle spread abroad as much as possible. Her preface was only put in the pamphlet because Cardinal Gibbons liked it. (Charles Warren) Stoddard sent her quite a long dedication for the new edition of "The Lepers." She only altered it by putting in her Christian name instead of Mrs. Bellamy Storer. She thought the text much too complimentary to them.

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

1908 May 25
F(rawley, Jr.), Henry: Sioux City, I(ow)a
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He is on the track team this year and they are down at the state meet. They got third place this year and last year they got sixth place. He hopes Edwards is better.

XI-2-k - Postcard, signed - {1}

1908 May 26

Boston Globe, The (Boston, Massachusetts)

A clipping telling of the exhibition of the Tabernacle society of the Notre Dame Academy of Berkeley street showing pictures of the vestments of Archbishop William H. O'Connell and telling of other things of interest in the exhibition. (Note: This clipping was probably sent to James F. Edwards by Francis E. Carroll, or his wife, Alice Carroll who was a member of the society.)

XI-2-k - Newspaper clipping, PRINTED - {2}

1908 May 28
(Foley), Bird (M.): (Chicago, Illinois)
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She was so glad to have a line saying that Edwards was improved. She asks if he will be at Notre Dame during commencement. Frank Dolan says he is coming out that way. Mr. Everist Battle has been over to call several times. During the spring her thoughts always turn to Notre Dame.

XI-2-k - A.L.S. - 8pp. - 16to. - {1}

1908 May 29
(Huffer), Estelle: (Paris, France)
 to (James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received Edwards' letter and is thankful for it and the news that Edwards is feeling better. It is singular the part sunshine plays in our lives. She met Mrs. (Grace S.) Fish and sincerely wishes to see more of her. She asks Edwards to ship the portrait by freight.

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

1908 May 29
Hadley, Chalmers: Indianapolis, (Indiana)
 to Librarian: Notre Dame, (Indiana)

Enclosed they are sending a statistical blank for their biennial report with the request that it be filled out and returned to them as soon as possible. They give a few instructions for aid in filling out the blank.

XI-2-k - L.S.(TYPED) - 1p. - 8vo. - {0}