University of Notre Dame


1913 Nov.1
Smith, Tho(ma)s B.: Birmingham, Ala(bama)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Smith renews his subscription to the Ave Maria and encloses one for his brother. He has derived much pleasure and profit from it. He keeps certain numbers for reference. The quotations from Bishop Hedley have been very helpful.

X-4-h - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {1}

1913 Nov.14
Gasquet, (O.S.B.), Father F(rancis) Aidan: Newark, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Gasquet fears he will not be able to get to Notre Dame because of a breakdown in health. He has had another attack of diabetes brought on by the strenuous life in America. He asks Hudson to break it to the authorities at Notre Dame.

X-4-h - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {1}

1913 Nov.17
E(gan), M(aurice) F(rancis): Copenhagen, (Denmark)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Father (John A.) Zahm, (C.S.C.) is a hero worshipper. "No journeys for me" were the last words of the Great American Traveller to Egan. Gerald has the Mexican War fever. He threatens to enlist. Hudson has number four of "The Socialists" and sees what Egan has tried to do by showing that Protestantism(?) has no remedy. Mary Coyne's doubts and conversion are from life. He should like to try another of the same theme. Egan will see Hudson in the spring.

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

1913 Nov.17
Tiernan, F(rances) C(hristine Fisher): Salisbury, (North) C(arolina)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Tiernan thanks Hudson for the kind letter from the Jesuit in Omaha about "A Far-Away Princess." Such letters remind her that the vast majority of readers ignore her books as do the editors. Like Hudson she is a little uneasy about the Devon-Adair Co. She met Mr. Garrity in New York and he had such fine plans for his publishing house but what are endeavors without money. "The Daughter of a Star" should have been out long ago, but no word on it and "A Far-Away Princess" must wait on its appearance. Garrity has made an advance but has sent no contract to be signed. She hopes to send Hudson's Christmas story by the end of this week.

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

1913 Nov. 20
Baker, Edw(ard): Birmingham, England

He will send the books named on the other side on receipt of a money order.

XI-2-m - Postcard, signed - {10}

1913 Nov.25
Burton, C(larence) M(onroe): Detroit, Mich(igan)
 to Father John (William) Cavanaugh, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Burton is sending under other cover a photograph copy of the will of Rev. Gabriel Richard who was priest of St. Anne's Church 1796 to 1832. Cavanaugh has some of Richard's letters in the library. In the will Richard speaks of Rev. Demetrius de Galitzim as Bishop of Detroit in 1820. The bishopric was not organized until 1834 and Frederick Rese was the first Bishop. The life of Gallitzim by Orestes (Sarah) Brownson must be in the library, although Burton has not seen it. He has never been able to get from Rome the documents about Detroit's history. They know that Richard was mentioned for bishop and was elected but never confirmed. One peculiar thing about the will was Richard's earnestness to have a school established. That was a hobby and he was far in advance of the town. As early as 1809 he asked for land for a public school but it was not granted. He was one of two professors of the University of Michigan and the first university building was erected in 1818 only about 200 feet from the lots mentioned in the will. Burton says he knew personally the lady he refers to as Sister Elizabeth Lyons when she was an old lady who had passed her life as a school teacher. If she was a nun she did not wear the dress of any society. He will send a copy to Father (Frank) O'Brien and another to the Missouri Historical Society as the will was executed in St. Genevieve. It is all the handwriting of Father Richard. He asks Father Cavanaugh how he is getting along with the excavation.


1821 Oct.31
Richard, Father Gabriel:

Richard, rector of St. Anne in the city of Detroit, Territory of Michigan, because of the uncertainty of life and being in sound mind makes his last will. He leaves all his real and personal estate in the United States to the Rev. Demetrius (Gallitzin) Galitzim now residing near Ebensburgh in the Alleghany Mountains of Pennsylvania elected bishop of Detroit to enable him to found the diocese of Detroit and a seminary for training young clergymen on condition that 1. he pay Richard's debts, 2. give $100 to the poor, 3. offer or cause to be offered one hundred Masses for Richard in one year, 4. let the Cathedral Church of St. Anne have the large organ on condition that they have sung for him and the benefactors of the Church one high mass each year, 5. that he will make a deed to convey to the Seminary of Saint Mary in Detroit the two lots 47 and 46 in the rear of the Church that he will let the Monastery of Saint Mary under the direction of Sister Elizabeth Lyons, the present superior, enjoy one of his stoves, his room, all his wheels, and a reasonable part of his furniture and the timber to make their dwelling house to be taken out of the timber on the yard. If Gallitzim becomes Bishop of Detroit Richard makes him executor of this will. But if Gallitzim is dead or refuses the bishop he names in his place Father Joseph Grevier of Malden, or in his absence Father T.B. Marchand in Assumption Parish opposite Detroit, and in his absence Bishop Joseph Benedict Flaget and his coadjutor Bishop John David of Bardstown, to turn over this estate to the bishop of Detroit or his successor rightly appointed by Rome. Witnessed by Bishop L(ouis) W(illia)m DuBourg, Bishop of Louisianna, H(enri) Pratte and Father(?) J(oseph) Tichitoli.

III-2-l - (Photocopy) - 2pp. - 8vo. - {11}

1913 Nov.28
Ireland, Archbishop John: St. Paul, (Minnesota)
 to Father Daniel C.(!) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

It was gracious of Hudson to quote from Ireland's pastoral letter on religious instruction and to give it his high approval. Ireland has done all in his power to see that children and adults be well instructed in their religion. The most effective means he has been able to employ is that of careful systematic examination of candidates for confirmation made directly by the Bishop himself. This examination has wrought a revolution in the Diocese.

X-4-h - T.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {1}