University of Notre Dame


1912 Mar.4
McKinley, W(illia)m B.: Washington, D(istrict of) C(olumbia)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

McKinley thanks Hudson for his letter of Feb. 29 and has advised President (William Howard) Taft of the same. Max Pam paid McKinley a visit yesterday. McKinley writes on stationery of the National Taft Bureau.

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1912 Mar.7
Raupert, J(ohn) Godfrey: London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Raupert sends Hudson the manuscript of his new book which Professor Lepicier has read. The essay on the education of the secular clergy meets with his approval. When Hudson's kind proposal came to publish these papers he and his friends agreed that it was the best place to publish them. Hudson can change the title if he wants and introduce it in his own words. The paper on "The Monastic Life" may be omitted. Hudson said he could make a payment in advance and such a payment would be appreciated. He and Father Jim could not afford the expense of visiting Hudson. Raupert has received invitations and propositions which would certainly fill his pockets, but he dare not risk giving information to mixed audiences. Hudson has probably seen from the Catholic papers that the authorities are now fully alive to the dangers of the Spiritistic Movement. A few weeks ago the Pope made him a Knight of the Order of St. Gregory. Cardinal Merry del Val has written to Cardinal Mercier of Louvain about Raupert's evidence. Doors are opening everywhere, but lack of money is still a problem. His wife is well, and is in Germany as she cannot stand the English winters. Eric is making progress and is happy. Raupert lectured at his monastery in November. The spiritistic philosophy is rapidly invading their ranks. They have just had the scandal of Monsignor C(harles) Poyer, once the secretary to Cardinal Vaughan, who left the Church and is now married. Other priests, to his knowledge, are on the same slippery path.

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1912 Mar.10
Tiernan, F(rances) C(hristine Fisher): Salisbury, N(orth) C(arolina)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Tiernan is glad that she need not cut the story too short and sends the first three chapters on the same terms as the serials he has published. If Hudson likes the story she asks him to please send $100 on account. The quotation at the beginning of the story was written by a cousin of hers—the best editor North Carolina has ever produced. He died a few months ago out of the Church.

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(1912) Mar.18
Raupert, J(ohn) G(odfrey): London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Raupert has changed one or two expressions in "Back to Rome" according to Hudson's suggestions. It will be out next month and it has the Imprimatur of Westminster. "The Supreme Problem" is doing well in England. The American edition is practically a failure in the money. Washbourne is now anxious to have anything he has written or is writing. He is now preparing a book entitled "Some Impressions of Catholic Life and Thought". His health is poor. Raupert has just received a letter from Cardinal Gennari in Rome in which he commends and approves of Raupert's work. Raupert is urged to prepare and publish a complete and exact account of all his psychic studies and experiences. He likes Hudson's proposal to publish the "Impressions" serially. Raupert's chief concern is funds. Raupert is so glad that Hudson accepted Father Jim's paper. The decision respecting Eric may come this month.

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1912 Mar.20
Mulry, Thomas M.: New York, (New York)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Mulry thanks Hudson for his congratulations and is proud to have the Laetare Medal conferred upon him by Notre Dame. Mulry hopes to have the pleasure of meeting Hudson in the near future.

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1912 Mar.21
Hurth, (C.S.C.), Bishop P(eter) J(oseph): Rome, Italy
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hurth is sending a set of cards of Messina destroyed by the earthquake of 1908. Hurth walked through the ruins at the beginning of the month. The destruction was total. Little is to be seen of the millions that were sent from abroad at the time of the disaster. An army officer said that the bulk of that charity money never got to Messina or Calabria.

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1912 Mar.25
Tiernan, F(rances) C(hristine Fisher): Salisbury, N(orth) C(arolina)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Tiernan has finished the story and will send it today. She wishes other editors were as kind and generous as Hudson. She read the kind letter he enclosed from the Canadian editor. She cannot, as hard as she works, make enough money to meet expenses. Tiernan hopes he will like the remainder of "Flower of the Almond".

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1912 Mar.26
Nesbitt, Marian: Somerset, England
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Nesbitt has had severe rheumatism and has not gone out since before Christmas. Everything is sad because of the miners' strike. The distress across the channel in S. Wales is really heartbreaking. She wrote to Washbourne concerning the Ave Maria articles which Hudson suggested might be printed in book form. Bishop Casartelli of Salford has agreed to write the foreword. She would like to dedicate the book to Hudson.

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