University of Notre Dame


1914 Jan. 2
Metcalf, Father Theodore A.: Brookline, (Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Metcalf thanks Hudson for "Italian Yesterdays", and in advance for "The Little Flower" and Christian Reid's story. Metcalf met Major Brownson only once, years ago at the Van Dykes in Detroit. He came to the Metcalf house in Boston with his father (Orestes A. Brownson) whose tobacco chewing and spitting shocked him. He will remember the Major at Mass. Has Hudson read the January number of the "Ecclesiastical Review" on the question, how to pronounce "Blessed be God"? The Ave Maria more than a year ago seemed to give a more satisfactory reply. He wishes the Ave Maria would repeat its view.

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

1914 Jan. 3
Tiernan, F(rances) C(hristine Fisher): Salisbury, N(orth) C(arolina)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

A severe illness has prevented her writing sooner. She was hit with the worst attack of bronchitis she has had in years. She thanks Hudson for the books and the tea which she fancies came from his Chinese friends. Hudson's kind notice of "The Daughter of a Star" told her that he had a copy of it. It was unfortunate that "The Daughter of a Star" came out so late. Tiernan feels she should not be paid less money than she is for her longer works. She received only $25 for her Christmas story which ran seven and a half pages. The story cost her a great deal of labor. She liked the beginning of Egan's serial.

X-4-h - A.L.S. - 9pp. - 16mo. - {1}

1914 Jan. 4
Montagu, Violette M.: Paris (France)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Would Hudson care to consider her translation of Mlle. Georgette Ducrest's Memoirs entitled "The Last Days of the Empress Josephine" which Montagu proposes to edit in the United States? She is the authoress of "Sophie Dawes, Queen of Chantilly", and other works.

X-4-h - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16mo. - {1}

1914 Jan. 7
(Bickerstaffe-Drew, Father Francis Browning D.) John Ayscough: Salisbury Plain, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Ayscough sends letters VI and VII making 18000 words altogether. He hopes Hudson won't like it the less because it is autobiographical. What Thomas Seccombs calls the Dam Public will like it now. They are exactly like real letters.

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

1914 Jan. 12
Raupert, J(ohn) Godfrey: Buffalo, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Raupert has over the years gathered a collection of quotations from solid thinkers on a variety of subjects especially on the great truths of Religion. They might be made into a very useful volume. He would like Hudson's view on the matter. Last year in the British Review Raupert published an article entitled: "Some Light on the Mystery of Evil" which was based on extracts from the letters of a priest who was subject to extraordinary psychic experiences. Would Hudson like the article for the Ave Maria? His books and manuscripts are still under consideration in New York and he probably will have to go there this week. He is not up to a long journey or too much lecturing and has done some lecturing at Boston. Father (Luke F.) Sharkey will forward his letters from Buffalo. He is sorry they cannot meet.

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

1914 Jan. 20
L(yons), J(ames) E.: Kendal, England
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

In case Hudson has an opening for a good serial by a Roman Catholic writer, they are forwarding particulars of a few which are available for first use in America. They would be pleased to forward proofs of any story desired. The prices quoted are for first exclusive use in America. (They list five stories which are available.)

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

1914 Jan. 22
Ffoulkes, Anne. Mrs. Edmund: Oxford, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C._): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

In May of 1910 Hudson published a paper of hers. She would now like to send him another about the Proclamation of the Immaculate Conception in 1854. She was in Rome on the day of its proclamation and wrote a full account of the day's activities. She was an Anglican at the time. She was then 23; she was 83 yesterday. She has often thought that it was a blessing then given that brought her into the Church some years later. They are at present having a "Unity Octave" prayer.

X-4-h - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 16mo. - {1}

1914 Jan. 24
(Bickerstaffe-Drew, Father Francis Browning D.) John Ayscough: Salisbury Plain, England
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Ayscough sends letter number VIII. Ayscough cannot grab the Catholic religion and drag it in when it doesn't want to come. These letters are not the letters of a priest or of a Catholic adult, but of a Catholic, a new animal with eyes open all around. They were not written 35 years ago. Ayscough must work his theme out in his own way. It would not be true to represent a big Catholic family in England as never thinking or talking of anything but their faith. His mother is very well. He is glad Hudson liked "Good-bye and Welcome". His bishop said it reminded him of St. Augustine.

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