University of Notre Dame


1915 Jul. 15
E(gan), M(aurice) F(rancis): Copenhagen, (Denmark)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Egan has been deep in the study of the period of "Monsignor Vincent" and is now going through the Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz. The commercial situation is acute in Denmark. Many conferences have been held with the German Minister, Count Brockdorff Rontgen. His secretary Prince Sayn-Wittgruben-Sayn is a Catholic. Hudson should use his influence in favor of the speaking of modern languages at Notre Dame. Captain Zolten(?), Gerald's captain, is Egan's military attache. Gerald is the pillar of Father Wilson at Old Port. Egan hopes "The Adventurers" will be liked. Bishop von Euch, though a Hanoverian, is a great favorite. Egan has just had Abbe Rattaire there; he was driven out of France. There is also a Padre Silvestri, an Italian, driven out of Germany.

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1915 Jul.26
Fraser, Mary C(rawford): London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The death of her nephew, Harold Crawford, came as a shock to them. Those terrible months in the trenches brought out the best in him and he leaves a wife and son behind. Her daughter-in-law's only brother has been killed in the Dardanelles. Her own son Hughie is in the trenches. Fraser was glad Hudson liked "Santa Susanna." She sends a little true story and asks the proceeds to be sent to Maude McLean in Winthrop, Washington. They think the Kaiser is trying to make America declare war so he can have an excuse for backing out. The Germans are sick of the war. A change has been wrought by the year's experiences. People are trying to be sober and decent. They have a Servite Church for a next-door neighboor. Her son says the men crowd to Confession and Communion now that the Holy Father has relaxed the fasting regulations for soldiers.

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1915 Jul.27
(Arguinzonis), Archbishop Bernard: Verapoly, India
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He congratulates Hudson on the Jubilee of the Ave Maria. He believes that few, if any, of the English Catholic journals are doing as much practical good.

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