University of Notre Dame


1927 Aug.
Christitch, Elisabeth (O'Brien): (London, England)
 to Father D(aniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

A snapshot of Mother Mary of the Cross (Janie Patricia Christitch), Sub-Prioress Tyburn Convent, London.

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1927 Aug. 1
Wilby, Noel J. Macdonald: Brighton, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Wilby is glad Hudson liked her article. She sends the companion one on Blessed Thomas More, and so far has not received copies of the one Hudson accepted on Blessed John Fisher. Her exlandlady was confirmed last month and Wilby was her godmother. She thanks Hudson for his kind wishes for her dentist. She is with him working eight or nine hours a day, and is continuing her writing and studying as best she can. She is sorry she has to leave her mother alone so much.

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1927 Aug. 7
Blundell, Agnes: Maes Alyn, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Blundell is sending six chapters this week. She would rather not send the chapters one at a time as she likes to go back and make changes. All other work has been put aside and she has done essential reading up, so she hopes to get on with the story quickly. She is going to Lourdes next month. Unless she hears to the contrary, she will send the remainder of "Ancient Lights" eight to ten chapters at a time. There will be 34 chapters in all averaging 2,000 words.

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1927 Aug. 17
Christitch, (Elisabeth O'Brien): London, (England)
 to Father D(aniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

Many thanks for the article, page 116, on Prayer and the timely verse Hudson quotes by Browning on the "Devout Sex."

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1927 Aug. 22
Corcoran, May S.: Berkeley, (California)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Yesterday she wrote, "Founded by a Novena," and made two mistakes. The name of the one whose poem she quoted from memory should be John Steven McGroarty. His histories of California are romantic, not reliable. In her articles on Spanish California, she uses Herbert Eugene Bolton, Head of American History in the University of California, because he takes directly from the sources. Her second mistake can be corrected by drawing a pencil through words like these — "from the spot where now stands the University of California" in Portola's 1769 journey. She is glad Hudson's work is for the lepers. Corcoran's brother was reckoned a very wealthy man when he died, but she received only 58 dollars and his trustee, millions. She thinks John was poisoned and her life has been attempted. She is going to send her story of "Kona."

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1927 Aug. 23
Ryan, Marion Muir: Arvada, Colorado
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Ryan had been ill and Hudson's note did her much good. The world seems so far gone in wild disregard of our Heavenly Father. Long years ago she wrote the lines for the Denver Inter-Ocean, a copy of which she sends Hudson. Carlotta's recent death brought back memories of old tragedy.

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1927 Aug. 30
Dassonville, S.C., Sister: Chengtingfu, China
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's check for $33 reached safely. Since July, they live in peace, though in the midst of an armed camp. The "Reds" have not come any nearer so far and the troops here are part of Chang-Tso-Lin's army. These respect the Missions, and behave well, but many a cruel incident occurs between the troops and the country people. Travelling is still very difficult. However, the mail comes from Peking daily, and those of the Mission are privileged in being able to send small parcels. In the Honan, Hankow direction, the railway line is cut and communication is difficult. The country is full of soldiers there, too. In the last ten days in Chengtingfu, people go to and fro easily and are not questioned by the soldiers. Two days ago, 100 workmen set to work again on the Trappist Monastery. Will autumn bring a change? She thinks people in America sometimes know more than those in China. Sister Patricia joins in grateful good wishes.

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