University of Notre Dame


1927 Jul. 4
Cheng, Father T.B.: Hang-Chow, China
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Persecution confronts the Christians in China. Strife and persecutions are a constant danger to life. P.S. Cheng asks Hudson to help provide for his Christians who are hungry and cold.

X-4-j - A.L.S. - (Latin) - 2pp. - 8vo. - {1}

1927 Jul. 5
Finn, Vis. B.V.M., Sister Mary Paulina: Washington, D(istrict of) C(olumbia)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Sister rejoiced that the "Character Sketch" had not yet put in an appearance. She has sent Hudson's letter to Brother Trifari. Etta (Mary T.) Waggaman has talked so much about Hudson that Sister has pictures of him in her mind. Both Sister and Father (Walter) Elliott passed 85 this year. What a changed world they have seen. The spread of atheism is the worst of all and the President of the Association says they have the college professors and students and will swallow up the whole South.

X-4-j - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 16mo. - {3}

1927 Jul. 5
Verrall, F( ) M( ): Herts, England
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Verrall encloses an article on flower-lore. She (?) will be happy to submit articles on folkplant historical lore similar to those published by Catholic World and Commonweal.

X-4-j - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16mo. - {1}

(1927) Jul. 7
McCullagh, Francis: Manaos, Brazil
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The Franciscans are building a great road across the Andes in Peru and McCullagh thinks Hudson might like an article about it. He could also speak about the work the Franciscans are doing among the Indians. He lectured in the United States in 1924 on Bolshevik "Persecution of Christianity." He encloses a newspaper clipping (in Portuguese) about himself. There is a biographical account of him in the "Catholic Who's Who," London.

X-4-j - T.L.S. and Clipping - 2pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1927 Jul. 8
Jenkins, Sister M. Michaella: Wheeling, W(est) V(irgini)a
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She was sorry to learn that Hudson had been ill. The Sisters are enjoying the freedom from school work. On May 30, their campus was the scene of the Catholic Students' Mission Crusade Rally. There was a field-Mass at which Bishop J. J. Swint was celebrant, and a fine sermon by Father Ignatius Smith, O.P. Msgr. Newcomb directed the singing of the Mass by 1500 school children. She is reading Paul Van Dyke's "Life of St. Ignatius of Loyola." The wonderful part is that Van Dyke can remain out of the Church. P.S. She thanks Hudson for mention of their Year Book in the Ave Maria.

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

(19)27 Jul. 9
Whalen, Father Will(iam) W: Orrtanna, Penn(sylvani)a
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson has not noticed Whalen's twin novels, "Priests" and "The Girl Who Fought." In the review the Boston Transcript gave of "Priests," Whalen is accused of every crime except voting against Al Smith. He writes so many books, about eight, during the past year, that it is small wonder Hudson missed a couple.

X-4-j - T.L. - 1p. - 8vo. - {1}

1927 Jul. 11
Treat, Clara E(lizabeth): Auburn, New York
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Would Hudson really like to know who Adoniram was? She did learn something among the Baptists besides the fact that she was starving to death spiritually. Her husband is the preacher's favorite trustee and Treat does not know what he really thinks of her as a Catholic. Adoniram Judson was the great Dr. Judson of Burma. The work of Baptists in Burma started under Judson and the Judson family has continued to serve there with glowing results. Adoniram was imprisoned and suffered many hardships but his good wife assisted him greatly. His name is linked with that of St. Francis Xavier; they were both missionaries in the Orient. One of Treat's fond memories of youth is that of hearing the Methodist preacher on Sunday night because there was the happy anticipation of watching the desk fairly dance under his vociferous denunciations. In those days, she was a girl alone in the world with a desire to know more about God. One of Treat's greatest joys is visiting the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy.

X-4-j - A.L.S. - 12pp. - 8vo. - {2}

1927 Jul. 15
Treat, Clara E(lizabeth): Auburn, New York
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

A plan Treat tries to follow - the doing something for another person when she feels badly herself. She hopes Hudson feels well acquainted with Adoniram (Judson). She found out a new fact about him—he sailed for the foreign field a Congregationalist and was converted on shipboard to the Baptist faith. Treat married early and though there are only two of them the family duty is still important. There's a lovely joy in finding an understanding Catholic; but she finds they are not common—whereas a convert is a friend at once. She is going to visit an old lady, 86 years old, a very recent convert in the Catholic Hospital. The shorter instructions, because of her failing heart, brought her First Communion quicker than Treat's instructions are bringing her to that great day.

X-4-j - A.L.S. - 15pp. - 8vo. - {2}

1927 Jul. 26
Christitch, E(lisabeth O'Brien): London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Christitch thanks Hudson for printing her article on Dean (William) Inge. Hudson toned it down less than she expected. She thanks him also for reviewing an old story of hers, "The Ninth Day." She is sending an advance review of Father Cahill's Maynooth lecture. He let the women alone in his indictment. The old "Word on Woman Suffrage" Hudson gave to the startled Catholic world 20 years or so ago is still going strong as a pamphlet in lands where women are "kept safe from politics." Annie (Christitch) is away lecturing, in Latin, to an ecclesiastic Congress. She goes then to visit President Masaryk's family, old, pre-war friends. Annie is glad Hudson did not denounce Pere de la Taille, with whom Annie is in direct correspondence and whose theory she believes. Christitch knows nothing about it, but she is devoted to Father McNabb, a sound feminist.

X-4-j - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16mo. - {3}

1927 Jul. 30
MacSherry, Bishop H(ugh): Port Elizabeth, South Africa
 to Ave Maria: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Father J. A. Wilkins died on June 28. His executor is Father M. Quinn. MacSherry sends his best wishes to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.).

X-4-j - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {2}