University of Notre Dame


(19)24 Oct. 04
Raupert, J(ohn) G(odfrey): Merano, Italy
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Raupert was just beginning to regain strength when he had to undergo an operation at Innsbruck. They came to Merano and he is now trying to regain his old vigor. Raupert has thought much of Hudson and his other American friends. His wife is with him. All is well with their boy.

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1924 Oct. 4
Shuster, George (N.): Brooklyn. (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Shuster is glad Hudson liked his thumb-print of a Canadian convent. He is content to read the Ave and to chuckle at how neatly Mr. McAdoo's campaign biography went into the discard. Shuster's respect for New England increases every day. William's magazine(Commonweal)is finally coming near its birthday and Shuster is scheduled to turn in a number of critical papers. He could hardly endure if it were not for the companionship God has deigned to give. But nowhere else in America could anybody feel so keenly, for instance, the meaning of the Church as a society. Father Healey has been kind enough to write, and he is almost as crammed with the gossip of Notre Dame as he might be if living in Sorin. Compton Mackenzie has been a Catholic for seven years. Shuster does not feel that his books would be very acceptable to the average Catholic, but they are really filled with his faith in a kind of underlying way. The Ave should not mislead on this detail. George Saintsbury declared that "Sinister Street" was the first meaty English novel in years. For the time being Shuster sees life apart from information which is to be dished out to the next class. That is a blessed relief but not at all one to be deprived of the pleasure of tripping up the Presbytery stairs for a chat and remarks on poetical offenses.

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(19)24 Oct. 6
C(hristitch), E(lisabeth O'Brien): London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter brought gaiety to the house and Annie got fits at Hudson calling Christitch Baroness. Christitch must acquaint Hudson with the uncomfortable developments of the "Princess" story. Pere d'Herbigny enclosed a letter for Father Tierney in one to Christitch asking her to read it and post it to Tierney. The letter shocked Annie and Christitch, for it told that the person in question is suspected in Rome of being a Soviet agent whose main object is to blacken the Orthodox Church and then articles in "America" enabled her to collect money which was thus diverted from Catholic charities. The title was fictitious, the lady was not Russian and knew nothing of Orthodoxy and that the Vatican had refused to receive her. Christitch thinks she is less dangerous than supposed. She is probably a Pole and admitted as much to Annie. d'Herbigny, Head of the Oriental Institute, probably had not seen "America". Christitch was unaware that the "Princess" was a constant contributor. The Ward family, Father Martindale and others took up the "Princess" warmly. They were indignant when Capt. F. MacCullagh tried to hint that she was not Russian at all. Christitch submits a few facts about Norway mostly gleaned from the Vogt family one of whose girls was a great friend of Janie's. They are all strict Lutherans. He has been minister here for twelve years.

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1924 Oct. 20
Spearman, Frank Hamilton: (Los Angeles, California)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Spearman is glad Hudson liked the article. It will be a pleasure to see it in pamphlet form since his object in writing it was to do as much as possible for Catholic education. Spearman hopes George Chao's friend may turn to Notre Dame because of the appeal. If it turned one student to a Catholic education Spearman will feel well repaid. Would it be prudent to omit the fling at Wilson and Versailles? Spearman is at the galleys of the new Western novel to be published by Scribner next March. Will Hudson will the crucifix of (Francis) Marion Crawford to Spearman?

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1924 (Oct?) 30
Paradis, Jobson (Emilien): Ottawa, (Canada)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Paradis has just received a print of a Madonna by Bernardino Luini. Perhaps it would do to print in the Christmas Ave Maria.

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1924 Oct. 22
Chartrand, Bishop Joseph: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Chartrand has talked to Cardinal (Francis Aidan) Gasquet, (O.S.B.) and Gasquet sends his greetings. Chartrand was at a luncheon given in Gasquet's honor on his seventy-ninth birthday. Gasquet is still mentally and physically vigorous. Father Sauvage and all Hudson's men there are well.

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1924 Oct. 23
Belford, Father John L.: Brooklyn, N(ew) York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

In Ave Maria October 18, Hudson has a note on the cause of the World War, and quotes from a letter of Mayor (John F.) Hylan to the President concerning the international debt. Hylan never wrote that letter. It was probably written in Hearst's office. Some attribute it to Mr. Brisbane. Belford has known Hylan for 20 years. He is the most incompetent man in public office. He does not know his catechism. He signed the questionnaire sent out by the Guardians of Liberty, and said he saw no reason why a Catholic should not sign it. It pains Belford to see the Ave Maria carry what everyone knows is a piece of hypocrisy.

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1924 Oct. 27
Peers, E. Allison: Liverpool, (England)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Peers is asking the publishers to send Hudson a copy of the "Book of the Lover and the Beloved." Peers would be glad if Hudson could give it a sympathetic notice and adds that Peers will be able to publish the larger work "Blanquerna" and the "Art of Contemplation." The "Book of the Lover and the Beloved" has been excellently received.

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