University of Notre Dame


1910 Aug. 4
Glennon, Archbishop John J(oseph): St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Glennon received Hudson's note with Sister (M.) Rita's (C.S.C.) card enclosed. He is sorry she had to go. She will be a great loss to the community of the Holy Cross Sisters, all the Ave Maria too will miss her.

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1910 Aug. 10
Ashton, W(illia)m: Wigan, (England)
 to Father D(aniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Hudson for the prompt return of the old book which he lent him. He has just found in his stock an old book which he proposes sending Hudson, he thinks two if not all the stories in it may be worthy of reproduction in Hudson's magazine. It was published at Glasgow in 1848. It is a collection of North American traditions by one William Stone. The first in the book is entitled "Mercy Disborough, a tale of the witches". It would be an appropriate time to retell this now just after the dedication of the Memorial at Cape Cod. Perhaps an even more interesting narration is under the title "Setting the Wheels in Motion" taken from accounts in newspapers of the observances in New York at the adoption of the Federal Constitution. Details of the processions, names of prominent individuals, dances at the President's residence, even descriptions of the dresses of the ladies, General and Mrs. Washington's peculiarities and other minute details.

X-4-g - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {3}

1910 Aug. 11
MacManus, Seamus: Donegal, (Ireland)
 to Father Dan(ie)l (E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

MacManus sends greetings from Donegal hills and hopes Hudson and Father Cavanaugh are well. He is having a restful summer here.

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1910 Aug. 18
Spalding, James Field: Falmouth, Mass(achusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Spalding thanks Hudson for the memorial card of Sister(M.) Rita, (C.S.C.). It came as they were leaving to spend a week or two with their son's family. He still thinks of her as in this life, so bright, cheerful, and happy. How she suffered those cruel operations with such resignation. Spalding appreciates Hudson's kind words about his work. He does not have the enthusiasm of ten or five years ago for his work. How can Hudson say his story in (Georgina Pell) C(urtis)' book is so interesting? It is only a copy from "The World's Unrest". It doesn't compare with Hudson's in "Who's Who".

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1910 Aug. 18
Jordan, Elizabeth: New York, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson has been in her mind since Sister (M.) Rita, (C.S.C.) died. It was through him that they met eight years ago. Not since her father died has she known such grief. Hudson too was of her close circle. She was the most wonderful woman Jordan has ever known. How can Mother General and Sister Edith and the Community go on without her? Jordan has always been a true Catholic at heart, but she has let herself grow careless.

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1910 Aug. 30
G(uiney), L(ouise) I(mogen): London, (England)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Guiney feels moved to enter a caveat against the quotation from Shelley's beautiful Epipsychidion on p. 239 of the Aug. 20 issue. It is not possible to read a Marian significance into those lines addressed to Emilia Viviani. Mr. Shipley did it in his Carmina Mariana, also, Shelley.

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1910 Aug. 30
Shahan, Father Thomas J.: Washington, D(istrict of) C(olumbia)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

It was thoughtful of Hudson to send the memorial card of Sister (M.) Rita, (C.S.C.). Her life will long be an inspiration to the Sisters of St. Mary's and all who knew her. She will live on in her community as does Mother Angela and Father Sorin. The other day he read again George Eliot's "Choir Invisible". What a paltry and trivial thing it is compared with the rich and solemn melodies of the Office of the Dead.

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