University of Notre Dame


1914 Feb. 2
Grey, O.S.B., Father Francis W.: Watford, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Grey thanks Hudson for publishing the two articles. The enclosed (no enclosure) letter from Lord Halifax which refers to the later of the two articles will interest Hudson. Halifax's strictures on the Iriah members are only too well founded. They have given British Catholics real cause for anxiety. It is for this reason that Grey is seriously thinking of going into English political life. Grey has written at the request of Father Byrne-Grant, O.M.I. of the Scholasticate, Ottawa an article on "Some Aspects of Home Rule" to be read at their literary meeting. Grey pleads for complete autonomy for Ireland. Hudson might be inclined to publish it. Grey's first step—the joining of the Constitutional Club—will cost about $80, and he must affiliate himself generally to the Conservative Party. Ireland's best hope lies with the party with whom Lord Grey is laboring.

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

1914 Feb. 12
(Hsieh), F(rancis) X(avier) Jefferson: Wei Hai Wei, China
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Jefferson thanks Hudson for his gifts. What would Hudson like to have from China? He is able to read the Ave Maria regularly. He called at Chefoo at the Brother's school where Father Hallam was the first professor and Hsieh one of the first pupils. There he met a young convert, Edmond Wong. They need youths like Wong to check the tide of loose morals afflicting China's youth. George Robert's daughter in the Franciscans reads the Ave Maria directly Hsieh has finished and his godson Anthony who in turn sends it to his sister, Mary Agnes Chang. It is marvelous to witness the regular and generous alms given towards Father (Wilfrid) Hallam's, (O.F.M.) appeal. The pagan population of China is simply hungering for the rich religious banquet awaiting them in the Catholic Church.

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

1914 Feb. 20
Metcalf, Father Theodore A.: Brookline, Mass(achusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Before his eyes give out again he must write Hudson. "The Little Flower of Jesus" is a charming book. Metcalf has finished reading Mrs. Wilfrid Ward's novel, "Horace Blake" which interested him in a peculiar way. How did the book impress Hudson? He heard Wilfrid Ward in his lecture on "The Four English Cardinals". Metcalf told him of meeting his father at a dinner with Cardinal Manning. Did he not visit Notre Dame during his visit to this country? The Easterners hear so little of the events out Westward because they are so wrapped up in their sublime conceit. He asks for prayers for his cousin's wife who as a Protestant is endangering the faith of her four children. He encloses some verses (no enclosure).

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

1914 Feb. 28
Vaughan, Bishop John S(tephen): Manchester, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Vaughan has just brought out a book of sermons entitled, "Time or Eternity?" He hopes to see a nice review of it in the Ave Maria before very long. It owes its existence to his American friends. Vaughan sends some verse on "Spring". P.S. Pages 69 to 72 in his new book deal with Hudson's great patron Daniel.

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