University of Notre Dame


1917 Jul. 13
Coolbrith, Ina: San Francisco, (California)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Coolbrith was asked by the sister of Charles Warren Stoddard when he died to collect his poems and publish them. It took her until 1914. In 1915 Thomas Walsh, Mr. G.P. Mitchell and old friends of Stoddard offered to finance publication. It was to be a complete edition of his poems with a biographical sketch of Stoddard by (Charles) Phillips. Mitchell and Walsh wanted the number of poems reduced. Coolbrith held out for a year and then was informed that another party had 50 of Stoddard's poems—she had 122—and they would settle for the 50. To avert this she gave in and allowed them to select what poems they wanted. She is given credit for the collecting. She writes this so that Hudson may understand the omissions. She feels she and Phillips have been badly treated. Father Francis C'Neill has a sketch of Stoddard in the July "Catholic World." Her plan was to submit the poems to George Sterling Co. of Philadelphia.

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1917 Jul. 19
Bonzano, Archbishop John: Washington, D(istrict of) C(olumbia)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Hudson's letter recalled the interesting conversation he had with Hudson at Notre Dame. Hudson's article sums up very tactfully the substance of his own views on the Italian problem.

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1917 Jul. 27
Heuser, Father H(erman) J(oseph): Overbrook, Penn(sylvani)a
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Heuser thanks Hudson for the suggestions about Holy Communion and the neglected immigrants. He agrees with Hudson on both subjects. Some years ago they discussed the Italian Missions question in the (Ecclesiastical) Review and one result was that Italian study and latterly Slovac, Lithuanian, and Polish was made obligatory in the Seminary. What good could come of Hudson mentioning Heuser to the Delegate? His work has been such a grace. To draw attention to himself would only disturb his peace of mind.

X-4-h - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {1}