University of Notre Dame


1914 Nov.3
Dutton, (Ira B.) Joseph: Kalawao, Molokai, Hawaii
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Hudson's latest was concerning Father Reginald (Yzendoarn, SS.CC.), his records of the mission with regard to Father (Joseph) Damien (de Veuster, SS.CC.) They are the papers which he calls the "3 docs". Some time ago the Bishop asked for copies made legal by oath which Dutton supplied. One gave a new list of the effects for the Museum in Belgium. A card memo mentions three items which Dutton is not sure about. Does Hudson have them, if not, he can send. Hudson can bestow extras according to his judgment; a set of the 16(?) Battleship letters and something a bit comic from a Mr. McDermott.

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1914 Nov. 3
Dutton, (Ira B.) Joseph: Kalawao, Molokai
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

From a Honolulu Newspaper. That the Leper Settlement appreciated the pageant of the passing fleet is evident from the following letter. It was Dutton who conceived the idea.

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1908 Jul. 16
Dutton, Joseph: Kalawao, Molokai
 to Governor W(alter) F(rancis) Frear: Honolulu, (Hawaii)

The sixteen battleships have come down the lane with a friendly nod and passed on. Frear has been most active in obtaining the visit. Surgeon-General Walter Wyman, Hon. W.O. Smith and the territorial Secretary, E.A. Mott-Smith also helped. Rear Admiral Charles Stillman Sperry, in command of the fleet, gave it prompt attention. Mr. Waiamau, representing the Board of Health in the absence of Mr. McVeigh, extends his thanks.

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1908 Jul.21
Mott-Smith, E( ) A.: Honolulu, H(awaii)
 to Brother Joseph Dutton: Kalawao, Molokai

Dutton's letter addressed to Frear and marked for Sperry has been sent to him. Captain Grant, chief of Staff, ordered the immediate distribution of Dutton's photographs. The credit is all due to Dutton.

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1908 Jul. 22
Sperry, Admiral C(harles) S(tillman): Honolulu, Hawaii
 to Brother Joseph Dutton: Kalawao, Molokai

Sperry is pleased to receive Dutton's letter expressing appreciation of the visit of the Fleet. Sperry on behalf of his men extends his best wishes to all Molokai. He sends the photograph of the Commander-in-Chief.

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1908 Jul. 23
Frear, W.F.: Honolulu, Hawaii
 to Brother Joseph Dutton: Kalawao, Molokai

Dutton's letter and photographs were delivered to Sperry's chief of staff. His letter to the Admiral was published in the papers. Sperry showed the photographs to him at the dinner the other evening. Sperry said that he was only too glad to have the ships go by the Settlement and that there was no difficulty at all in having this done; the mere suggestion was sufficient.

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The original letters are in possession of the Wisconsin State Historical Society, also letters of acknowledgment from ten of the Captains whose names and ships are listed.

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1914 Nov. 3
Gardner, A(ugustus) P(eabody): Washington, D(istrict of) C(olumbia)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana)

Gardner thanks Hudson for his communication with regard to Gardner's resolution to investigate the question of the United States' unpreparedness for war. The first thing is to get to Resolution adopted. Hudson is to write to his Congressman and Senators asking them to come to Gardner's support.

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1914 Nov. 4
Driscoll, Father John T.: Fonda, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Driscoll will finish the work of which he spoke and if it goes through it will mean a new book. Last Wednesday in New York in the company of Father McMillan he had an interview with Charles J. Mills of Longmans. The volume will probably be entitled: "Christian Philosophy: Studies in Pragmatism." He wants to show that the features common to pragmatists are: idealism, evolution and a wrong conception of mental life. If Longmans take this volume, in all probability they will take up his other writings. He will see Hudson around Christmas.

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1914 Nov. 4
Putnam, G.H.: New York, (New York)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.(C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

They received Hudson's letter of the 31st and only regret that any publication bearing the imprint of their house should have given annoyance to Catholics. They knew Dr. (Randolph Harrison) McKim's conclusions were entirely out of accord with those arrived at by scholars of the Catholic Church, but saw no reason why these conclusions should not be presented for consideration. These views will fall to the ground if there is no adequate evidence for them. He is not in accord with McKim's views. They would be happy to publish a reply by Hudson or any other Catholic scholar in book form.

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1914 Nov. 10
Ruth, Anna F.: South Pasadena, Cal(ifornia)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson in the Oct. 31st issue says such names as "Romanism" and "Romanist" are not applied to the Catholic Church by scholars and gentlemen. What about Woodrow Wilson and his book "A History of the American People"? An old Irish-American major in the United States Army begged her to read it to see Wilson's hatred of the Catholics and added she ought to vote for (Theodore) Roosevelt. She read it and a brief life of Wilson by William Bayard Hale. Wilson retains the look of the Scotch-Irish and his family is full of Presbyterian ministers. He sees nothing good in things Spanish and feels that liberty is a prerogative of Protestants, and his views on the whole are narrow. She voted for him but since this anti-Catholic wave she has her doubts. The large influx of immigrants from Southern Italy and the Slavic countries in the last decade has her worried. The West coast got federal legislation in 1892 to keep out the Chinese, and these are even worse.

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1914 Nov. 15
Scholfield, J(ohn) F(aber): Eskbank, Scotland
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Scholfield sends a manuscript which may be useful to Hudson. He has not sent anything in a while for fear he might be over-doing it. Would Hudson care for an article on Monsignor Benson. Also he is thinking about a series of articles which might be described as "After Ten Years in One Church." So many Protestants have the idea that disillusionment follows after one enters the Catholic Church. The articles might help to dispel such a superstition. It is good of Hudson to send the Ave Maria every month. Both he and his family appreciate it.

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1914 Nov. 21
Dutton, (Ira B.) Joseph: Kalawao, Molokai
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Dutton sends a rough memo of a letter to Father Reginald (Yzendoarn, SS.CC.) about Father (Joseph) Damien (de Veuster, SS.CC.). He is sending it on just as it is. He recalls that in many years of U(nited) S(tates) investigating duty, old and corrected documents sometimes told a better story than carefully written copies did.

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1914 Jan.1
(Dutton, Ira B.): Kalawao, Molokai
 to Father Reginald (Yzendoarn, SS.CC.):

Dutton in reply to Reginald's letter of June 25, 1912, and Dec. 30, 1913, gives the following: Dutton's relations with Damien for nearly three years would sustain his veracity. He aimed to be straightforward and honest in speech. Dutton came there July 29, 1886. The Japanese treatment for leprosy had recently been introduced by Dr. Goto. Damien had become a leper and was allowed to try the baths. A partly enclosed little house was fixed up close by the back door of Damien's residence. Later a better bath house, in compartments, was got ready close by the church. Then Damien began to take the baths himself. The "hand fight" between Damien and Father Andrew (Burgermann, SS.CC.) was said to have taken place before Dutton came. He saw some mention of it in a Honolulu paper several years later. If Damien insulted Prof. Brigham, Dutton does not know. Dr. P(rince) A(lbert) Morrow made a visit about February, 1889. Dutton notified Dr. N.B. Emerson, then president of the Board of Health who came over bringing Brigham to take photos. He made the one of Damien "two months before death." Damien was greatly hurt by Bishop H(erman Koeckmann, SS.CC.)'s order to send Father (Lambert A.) Conrardy away. Father Leonor, (SS.CC.)'s letters about medicine, April 9, 1887, might relate to Jap treatment. Drugs, etc. were in Damien's lower big room until a place was fixed.

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1914 Nov. 26
(Hess), O.S.F.C., Father Cuthbert: Oxford, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Cuthbert has suggested to (Mary Gertrude) Segar to send Hudson an article. She is the only Catholic woman in the University and one of the best authorities on Mediaeval literature. She is shortly to publish a book on the subject. Cuthbert has asked her to write on the subject in Catholic magazines. He thinks it is a pity that the rich store of English mediaeval poetry—mostly religious—should be a sort of closed preserve for academic students.

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