University of Notre Dame


(1919) (Feb.)
S(emmes), E.M.: Memphis, Tenn(essee)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Semmes had written Brother Joseph that her five sone had volunteered; only four were commissioned when the armistice was declared.

1919 Feb. 12-13
Dutton, (Ira B.) Joseph: Kalawao, Molokai
 to Mrs. B( ) J. Semmes: Memphis, Tenn(essee)

Dutton puts this note in with their mother's birthday card. He is grateful to the pastor for using the flag to effectively. Mrs. Wright, for herself and for General Luke E. Wright sent a greeting. Dutton wants to get for them a book of poems by Mrs. Frear—the wife of Ex-Governor Frear. Five sons in the army—what a war mother Semmes is! Dutton's largest flag was sent to him by the Grand Army (of the Republic), the Chattanooga National Encampment in 1913. His mail yesterday must have been fifty pounds. One item was a photo of Mother Monsarrat whom he met in 1886. Semmes must read this letter to their mother and Augusta. He also got a fine letter from Sister Mary of the Annunciation in the same mail.

X-4-h - A.L.S. - 7pp. - 16mo. - {6}

1919 Feb. 11
Kunkel, S.S., Father F( ) W.: Menlo Park, (California)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He praises Hudson for the high calibre of the Ave Maria. During the war he saw nowhere such sane and just views. The Ave Maria has set an example for all Catholic weeklies to follow.

X-4-i - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {1}

1919 Feb. 13
O'Mahoney, Nora Tynan: Tallaght, (Ireland)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

O'Mahoney thanks Hudson for the check for the "Bambino" story. She is sending another, published 20 years ago. Her eldest boy got his commission in the Royal Irish Regiment just before the Armistice. Things are disturbed; a house was raided by a crowd of masked ruffians in search of arms. She has no love for her countrymen since the Sinn Fein has taken hold. No one can get a maid now as the government allows 29 (shillings) a week for each "unemployed" man and 25 for each woman or girl "out of work".

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

1919 Feb. 28
(Stone), C.P., Father Fidelis: Corpus Christi, Texas
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

(Stone) has been contemplating a return to his former Province. He is still a member of a Spanish Province, residing in Texas temporarily, with other Passionist exiles from Mexico. He might be told to remain there with their Passionist Bishop Nussbaum. In his uncertain position he is liable to be called away to Spain or some Spanish American country. He is too old to think of any more foreign travels! He has the choice of either the Eastern Province with headquarters at W. Hoboken or the Western with headquarters at Chicago. This division was made when he was Provincial of the North American Province before its division. If Hudson would publish his new book (Stone) could doubtless get permission to stay at their Chicago house. The kernel of the new book would be taken from the old "Invitation Heeded."

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