University of Notre Dame


1921 Jan. 20
Vickrey, Charles V.: New York, New York
 to FatherDaniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Vickrey thanks Hudson for his editorial support. The clipping Hudson sent is a very clear and fair statement of the present situation in the Near East. Such sentiments must have inspired the contribution which Hudson sent. (Enclosed is a sheet listing facts concerning the Near East Relief Committee.

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1921 Jan. 21
Collins, Cha(rle)s H.: Detroit, Michigan
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Collins and his wife have been reading the Ave Maria for more than thirty years. How wrong Hudson is in some things. Was it necessary in his recent article on the "Personality of Balfour" to cast slurs at the President? Are the editors of the Ave Maria American or pro-German?

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1921 Jan. 21
Hamilton, Mrs. Geo(rge) W.: Topeka, Kan(sas)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She read the article concerning the Negro in the Jan. 8, 1921 issue. The Southern Negro's speech is true. The same bitter prejudice exists in Topeka where she was born and lives. They are not allowed in the majority of movies, nor in hotels and cafes. Father J.A. McNeal of the Mail and Breeze took their cause to Governor Allen, but nothing sane could cover their race. She has never read any of Mr. Graham's books but even an unbiased statement of the true conditions of her people in America would be shocking and incredible.

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1921 Jan. 22
Leslie, Shane: London (England)
 to Father (John Talbot) Smith: (Dobbs Ferry, New York)

He wishes him a happy new year. He asks if Smith's editorials still break the surface of American Journalism. He looked into the Foreign and saw a heavily underlined article of Smith's on the table. He can imagine the number of clerks needed to analyze and check all Smith's articles. He encloses a disputed article which greeted Geddes. He asks Smith to tell him candidly whether he thinks the venture is right.

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1921 Jan. 23
Leslie, Shane: London, (England)
 to Father (John) Talbot Smith: (Dobbs Ferry, New York)

Smith's letter of January 11 came after he sent his note and article. He is glad to hear that Cardinal (James) Gibbons may survive. His agony was recorded in the London press and Leslie had prepared a flattering obituary. Smith's article on Archbishop (John) Ireland is causing great interest and he looks forward to another article in the July or October number on Cardinal (John) Farley in which Smith will be as outspoken as in his letter. Cardinal Gibbons once started an article on Farley under Msgr. Fay's dictation but did not continue. Leslie asks if Smith can contrast Farley with Ireland and Gibbons if he is dead then—Ireland's dynamic qualities and Gibbon's exquisite subtlety. A little truth in episcopal biography is good both for bishops and for the Church. Leslie notes what Smith says of the Church in American journalism but they receive more attention in America than in England where the great dailies ignore the existence of the Catholic Church. They notice a row or an apostasy as the Times noted the apostasy of (Father Alberic) Biddle from the Kentucky Trappists. He thought the Church had wonderful space in Boston and New York papers but he thinks they have a more readable Catholic press. The Domincans produce the best, Blackfriars.

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1921 Jan. 30
Furey, John: Brooklyn, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Between 1885 and 1889 he was with the Mediterranean Squadron which visited Europe, Asia and Africa. He kept a full diary of the cruise and reads it over from time to time. At Cadiz he visited the monastery where Murillo lived for some time. Father Joseph McMahon of Our Lady of Lourdes, Manhattan, had a copy made of Furey's copy of Murillo's St. Joseph. Furey is 85. His family has been subscribers to the Ave Maria from its first number. Father David A. Merrick, S.J. was Furey's wife's brother; Sister John Berchmans Merrick of the Visitation Order was his wife's sister. Another sister, Mrs. Collins, with her daughter Mother Catherine di Ricci (Collins) entered the Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood. Furey has done a little writing for the Catholic Encyclopedia and compiled a list of Catholic naval officers for the Catholic Historical Society of New York.

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