University of Notre Dame


(19)18 Dec. 10
Brossart, Bishop Ferdinand: Covington, K(entuck)y
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

It was in the early 1880's that Brossart was called to the newly opened pest-house by Dr. Taylor who was City Physician of Lexington. Taylor had already been won into the Church by Father Bekkers. Dr. Taylor was unable to get a minister for the smallpox victims, all of whom were Protestant. He told them he could probably get a Catholic priest and they asked Taylor to get him. Brossart by morning had converted the twenty-seven victims, all of whom died. (Brossart encloses a newspaper clipping telling of this incident.)

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1918 Dec. 31
Kilmer, Annie Kilburn: New Brunswick, (New Jersey)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Kilmer thanks Hudson for accepting her poem "Blue Service Flag." She has given a private furnished room to St. Peter's Hospital in memory of her son Sergeant Joyce Kilmer. One of her songs "The Yellow Dawn" is to be sung in a musical play gotten up by Father Brennan of St. Peter's Church. Father Donovan of Washington asked for several of Joyce's poems which she set to music. Tomorrow she will recite "Trees" at a ladies' luncheon given at the Waldorf. Has Hudson seen the Memoir of Joyce gotten up by George Doran Company? She is disappointed in it. Aline, Joyce's widow, would have done better to get a Catholic to write the memoirs instead of Mr. Holliday. Sister Paulinia's letters are beautiful. She sent a copy of her book "Glory of Baltimore". And Father Garesche (S.J.) sent his book "War Mothers".

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1918 Dec. 21
(Villaflor), Pastor: Fort Sheridan, Ill(inois)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Pastor is busy and can go home to Wilmette once a month. He has three altars to attend. Father Fouley gives him ten dollars a month. He is making embroidery for somebody else. They have 500 sick soldiers there. They will put there 160,000 wounded soldiers from France. Pastor has only a home made stocking as a Christmas present.

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