University of Notre Dame


1927 Feb. 11
Walker, Ethel M.: London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Walker thanks Hudson for his letter, the card and the account of the lepers and their "Saint." She is sorry to hear how ill Hudson has been, and sees he is still weak by what he tells her. A second "Hello" book would never be so good. She never thought it would be so useful and appreciated. She has been re-considering her whole position lately whether she should devote all her leisure to writing. Without knowing anything about Margaret Sinclair, Walker invoked her aid and she seems to be giving it. Walker will write if the special matter comes to a successful conclusion. She has not even been able to begin that story yet.

X-4-j - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 32mo. - {2}

1927 Feb. 18
Marchal, Marie: Paris, (France)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

In her last letter, she may have misnamed the Superior General of the Trappists. She knows well by reputation, Father Sebastien Wiard who came from the army to the Cistercian Order and was highly esteemed by Pope Leo XIII. Nothing more authentic than the Pope expressing sorrow for forcing French Catholics to rally to a free-mason Republic. The nomination of the Vicar Apostolic of Suez, Bishop Dreyer, recalled the first Cure of that region, when the Canal was being dug. The Suez Co. sent agents to Brittany to recruit workers, saying that every man could earn $5 a day. The agents never told them that food alone cost $10 a day. Numbers of these lads died of fever or cholera. Happily, Abbe ( ) Gibon had volunteered to go out with them. He had been an officer and at his wife's death entered Holy Orders. Marchal's father, traveling through Egypt, saw the priest's miserable chapel and his vestments in tatters, and gave 10 francs in the collection. Marchal is reading "Near Neighbors" and is surprised that the author says that French husbands beat their wives. This may be possible in the working class where the husband is drunk, but no French gentleman would ever strike his wife. Marchal hopes that Hudson's sight is stronger. Her eyes are troubling her and a novena to Mgr. Louis-Gaston de Segur, the Blind Apsotle, has done no good. (P.S.) Bishop Tse has landed in America; he will probably visit Notre Dame. In France the six Chinese bishops were feted so they said they would never forget the welcome. Enclosed is a prayer card for the beatification of Mgr. de Segur.

X-4-j - A.L.S. and Card - 3pp. - 4to. - {5}