University of Notre Dame


1914 Sep. 7
Tiernan, F(rances) C(hristine Fisher): Salisbury, N(orth) C(arolina)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The war in Europe has assumed such dimensions that it looks as if the end of the world was at hand. The long withheld and well deserved punishment of France has come. For more than a century France has been leading the war against God. She is sorry about Belgium in a double sense. The war killed the Pope, but how dramatic his death and the speedy election of a new Pope. Attention, unfortunately, has been turned from Mexico and the devils who by the help and grace of Wilson and Bryan have the country at their mercy. And yet the Catholic Press for fear of being called "unpatriotic" has not denounced this policy of the administration.

X-4-h - A.L.S. - 8pp. - 16mo. - {1}

1914 Sep. 22
Fraser, Mary C(rawford): Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Fraser thanks Hudson for his letter which only took 19 days to reach her. She hopes Dodd Mead will publish the "Rift". She was hoping Hudson would want an article on the new Pope when she received his request for one. She was sorry that no reference to the Ave Maria was made in the "Italian Yesterdays" preface. The war has let loose centuries of hatred and the atrocities are terrible. Her youngest son has gone back to his old Regiment which was waiting to be shipped to France. Her eldest, Jack, was refused because of his poor eyesight. Jack and his wife are in England. They fear the war party will drag Italy into the war, but it may be that the Holy Father's strenuous efforts for peace will stop the struggle in time. No one knows why the Germans turned from Paris. Hudson is correct about the revival of faith in France.

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

1914 Sep. 28
(Foik, C.S.C., Father Paul J.): Librarian: (Notre Dame, Indiana)
 to Clarence M(onroe) Burton: Detroit, Mich(igan)

(Foik) received in the morning mail "Detroit in Earlier Days." In answer to Burton's earlier letter he quotes a passage from Father James A. Burns, (C.S.C.)'s book "Principles" of 1912 a passage about the Poor Clares and quotes other references from Hammer, Shea, the Catholic Almanac of 1843, 1833, 1834, U.S. Cath. Magazine, vol.6, Lambing, etc. He quotes another passage from Burns and gives the references to Verwysly and others. (Foik) apologizes for not writing sooner. He had been on vacation and when he returned Father Burns was not in Washington. Since Burton was at Notre Dame (Foik) says he has found a new series of letters by Father (Gabriel) Richard in the files of Bishop (Benedict Joseph) Flaget. (Foik) hopes to publish in time a calendar of the documents and hopes to get the Carnegie Institution in Washington to pay the expense. The letter about the Sisters of Charity was of great interest, expecially to Father Burns who would like to know what Sisters of Charity they were, Emmitsburgh or Nazareth.

III-2-l - Carbon copy of letter - 3pp. - 8vo. - {5}

1914 Sep. 29
Seton, (Archbishop) Robert: Noroton, Conn.
 to Father (John W.) Cavanaugh, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, (Indiana)

He arrived there for a short visit with his good friend Mr. John D. Crimmins and answers Cavanaugh's letter at his first opportunity. He is going to Baltimore and then to Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Maryland which will be his future address. He asks to hear from Cavanaugh as he has great esteem and affection for Notre Dame. He never assisted at such a fine Commencement nor heard such good speaking as at the University. What Cavanaugh writes about the heirlooms is perfectly agreeable.

XI-2-m - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {2}