University of Notre Dame


1927 Sep.
Mary, S.C., Sister: Wenchow, China
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter dated Aug. 8 arrived there in three weeks. Their grateful thanks would have been sent sooner but she has been on the sick list. This year the heat has been very great. Many foreign soldiers died of sun stroke in the North. All they really know about events in China is that the Nationalists, who have taken charge of the city, are preparing to pack their trunks and fill their pockets. They suppose this means the Northerners are winning. Their departure will leave no regret. The customs are under Chinese control. No red tape and passengers on the steamer between Wenchow and Shanghai merely say "thank you" instead of paying their fares. When she was ill she drank tea all day, such good tea that she is sending some to Hudson. P.S. Letters take four or five weeks to reach them, so his was just a "little miracle."

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1927 Sep. 1
McDevitt, Bishop Philip R.: (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

McDevitt is sending an extract from a letter which he received from an English priest. The account of Lewis is interesting. His "bigotry" would astound American non-Catholics.

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1927 Sep. 2
Saingery, Sister: Kiukiang-Kiangsi, China
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

She thanks Hudson for his answer to her appeal. His check for $20 is a welcome gift. The misery is great; they are still in the civil war and the Revolution. It is difficult to provide the patients in all their needs. Their province is the most badly treated and they are in need of generous help. They have to receive a great many sick people, old men, poor children.

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1927 Sep. 3
Conroy, S.J., Father J(oseph) P.: Chicago, Ill(inois)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

This year Conroy has been told that his work is principally to be writing. He supposes the dear Superiors wish to give him a rest. He shall try to lay some offering at the shrine of the "Ave Maria," which was always good to him. Conroy has just sent a note to Father (Charles L.) O'Donnell, (C.S.C) about his sonnet sequence in "Thought." Didn't Hudson also like Helen Parry Eden's clear-cut glimpse of Elizabethan days? He hopes Hudson is as well as any octogenarian can be.

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1927 Sep. 3
Nesbitt, Marian: Clevedon, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks Hudson for the check for $13.50. She is also sending a manuscript which she has just finished. She hopes the "Curious Photograph" reached him safely. They have had a wet summer in England.

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1927 Sep. 3
Oechtering, Father J(ohn) H.: Fort Wayne, Ind(iana)
 to Father D(aniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Oechtering sends a $100 check for the suffering Sisters in China. He has resigned. He is a broken man, 82 to 83 years. He felt he could no longer do the work in his parish. He is in the quiet home of his sisters and has not made even a small trip. To say Mass is an exertion. He has much time now to pray and spends an hour a day in the quiet church of his boyhood.

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1927 Sep. 3
Xavier, S.C., Sister: Kashing, China
 to Father (Daniel E.Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received yesterday Hudson's kind letter and enclosed check. The baby in the Sister's arms in the picture was picked up in the street, covered by a dirty rag, with a note saying she was a month old. She thanks Hudson for all he has done. (P.S.) She hopes they will find someone who will be so kind as to help them finish their chapel.

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1927 Sep. 8
Atteridge, Helen: Islewarth, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She is grateful for Hudson's cheery letter and was amused by the boy asking Hudson to name his dog. She thanks him for the assurance that the short stories she wrote for the "Ave Maria" are her copyright. She hopes to make a volume of them. She is having ultra violet ray treatment for arthritis and is ever so much better.

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1927 Sep. 10
Twitchell, H( ): Madison, Wis(consin)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Twitchell thanks Hudson for the favor shown him in relation to the "Intentions." The story of the Sisters and the lepers is both sad and wonderful. He hopes that in the future he may be able to contribute. He should like to have the French magazines Hudson offers. He has forgotten the title of the story to which he made reference. It was the last one sent before the "Wedding Tour." Twitchell is interested in the book mentioned in the enclosed clipping, "L'Imagination et les Prodiges" by Msgr. Elie Meric. If Hudson has it, Twitchell would like to borrow one volume.

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1927 Sep. 11
McCarthy, Denis A.: Arlington Heights, Mass(achusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

McCarthy sends some editorial and literary matter which Hudson may be able to use.

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1927 Sep. 17
Agnella, Sister M.: N(ew) Y(ork), (New York)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana

Sister saw Longfellow's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts and more. Did Hudson live on Brattle Street, too?

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(1927) Sep. 20
Sherwood, Grace H.: Catonsville, M(arylan)d
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Catholic authors have their difficulties, whether to write only Catholic articles and lose their market or to give themselves to the magazines in the Church. She heard that an Episcopal clergyman in the neighborhood is looking up material about the Blessed Virgin, too, so she thinks the real thing to do is to try to get the ancient foundation of the Church's devotion to Mary before the outside public. Many persist in looking upon any regard paid to her as a "Romish" superstition. She hopes her little attempt may be something Hudson can use.

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1927 Sep. 26
Phillips, Charles: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Phillips thanks Hudson for sending the page from the Ave Maria containing Dr. (Hamilton) Holt's notice on "intimate education." He is glad Notre Dame has limited its attendance and would like to see it reduced to 2,000. He feels nothing can be accomplished outside of personal contact with the student. Phillips makes it a point to know intimately every student in his classes. He greatly enjoyed their visit the other day and hopes to call again soon. He thanks Hudson for his consideration of Miss Coolbrith and for writing to her.

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1927 Sep. 27
Dutton, (Ira B.) Joseph: (Kalawao, Molokai, Hawaii)
 to Sister Margaret:

Dutton thought he had sent Sister Margaret one of these but found a memo to send her one. He has lots of them now. A good-natured printer in Honolulu, knowing Dutton was nearly out, printed him quite a lot.

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1926 Jul. 29
Dutton, Joseph: Kalawao, Molokai, Hawaii

Dutton has been at Kalawao forty years this date. He has called upon the printer to help him with his messages of thanks. The Corpus Christi Procession, at Kalawao, in their Baldwin Home yard, first suggested the printer's art as a help. The great demonstration at Chicago was organized and carried out with wonderful success. The need for the mercy of God brought Dutton into the Catholic Church forty-three years ago, at age 40, after some wild years with John Barleycorn. In the Kalawao procession the Blessed Sacrament was borne by Father Martin Dornbush, Father Maxime Andre under the canopy. The band of twenty-two members, recently organized, played for the procession. This all took place where Father (Joseph) Damien (de Veuster) ministered and died. Kalaupapa is a newer part on the other side of the little peninsula, where the steamer landing is, about two miles from Kalawao. Ambrose Hutchinson, the longest time there, was Superintendent when Dutton came. Father Maxime is oldest after Dutton, is somewhat infirm, and is still on duty at Kalaupapa. Father Martin, who lives at Kalawao, and is much younger, goes almost daily to help at Kalaupapa. Dutton arrived at Kalaupapa forty years ago and was driven to Kalawao by Father Damien. Kalaupapa was a town of non-lepers then. Father Damien had lived in Kalawao for thirteen years and was a leper in advanced stage. He died nearly three years later. Since the Mission had no Brothers to spare Damien called Dutton Brother and gave him care of two churches. Brothers of the Order began coming in 1895, usually three could be spared; seventeen in all have been on duty here and four died here. In the Baldwin Home, they have had 1367 inmates at Kalawao. Kalaupapa, the newer part of the settlement, is well outfitted, not as in Father Damien's time. People have offered to come and work and offer money, but Territorial Legislature makes ample provisions for ordinary purposes. Dutton is thankful correspondents show no fear of contagion from his letters and packages, a sign of confidence. He asks prayers for the Dutton School, St. Jude's Parish, Beloit, Wisconsin. Three of the Civil War Veterans at laying of the cornerstone were from Dutton's old regiment. Dutton is happy and inclined to be jolly.

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1927 Sep. 28
C(hristitch), E(lizabeth O'Brien): London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.)Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She is at last sending the article about votes for women. Lord Banbury has done his utmost against raising the age of consent and also against the liquor treating hindrance. He and his peers suspect that women plan to raise the age of consent to 18. All these years men did nothing till women came and spoke boldly of the infamy at Geneva. Much time will elapse before they are on equal footing. She is ill and depressed. She is sick of the world and full of doubts concerning things for which she sacrificed everything. She dislikes priests. Annie (Christitch) remains her only comfort here.

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1927 Sep. 28
MacSherry, Bishop H(ugh): Port Elizabeth, South Africa
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

If Hudson finds enclosed article suitable for the "Ave Maria," perhaps he will find room for it at an early date. Hudson's magazine is doing so much for Holy Religion throughout the English-speaking world. MacSherry is thankful he is strong and well. despite his 76 years. (The enclosure is) an address of sympathy (in Latin) with the Hierarchy of Mexico proposed by MacSherry at a meeting of the Bishops and Prefects Apostolic of South Africa at Kimberly and unanimously adopted.

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1927 Sep. 30
C(hristitch),n E(lizabeth O'Brien): London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She is writing to call Hudson's attention to Father Woodlock's attempt to grapple with Dean (William) Inge's absolute contempt of Catholic remonstraters. The Dean is in favor at court with the Queen. Queen Mary is a God-fearing strict woman as to morals, a distinct improvement on the late Alexandra. She is another Victoria and very Presbyterian. No reprimand ever comes from the Court for Inge's wild denunciations of the Church of Rome. In regard to (Eamon) De Valera, Christitch was very upset, at first, that he should change his attitude about the oath. Remembering the Maynooth Oath, Christitch feels they should trust De Valera and refrain from criticism. The Bishops of Ireland have done so. The Irish Episcopate was wise in remaining silent. They could not well denounce De Valera, however they might wish to do so. They are mostly loyal to England. De Valera said plainly that it was a mere formality and must repeat it or let half his countrymen, The Republicans, be imprisoned, deported, or shot according to Cosgrove's newly-planned Coercion Law.

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1927 Sep. 30
Turton, W(illiam) H(arry): Bristol, England
 to (Father Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Turton is sorry to trouble Hudson again about his book, "The Truth of Christianity." He wrote to Hudson about it in June, 1926 and Hudson suggested writing to (Henry) Garrity of the Devin-Adair Co. Turton wrote to him June 28, 1926 and received a reply Jan. 25, 1927, after which Turton wrote again on Feb. 23, 1927. Neither Turton nor his publishers, Messrs. Gardner, have received any reply. He feels that something has happened to the firm. Possibly Garrity has died. Turton encloses copies of the three letters. The last two are the important ones, Garrity's of Jan., 1927 asking for a very low price and Turton's reply of Feb., 1927.

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1926 Jun. 28
Turton, W(illiam) H(arry): Bristol, England
 to (Henry) Garrity: (New York, New York)

Copy. Turton writes about his book, "The Truth of Christianity." Turton would like someone to act as his American agent for the book among Catholics, and Garrity was recommended by the Editor of the Ave Maria. He feels it would be best to have two agents in America, one for the Protestants and one for the Catholics, since the last edition was on sale by Westminster Press in Chicago, a Presbyterian Society, and they did not advertise it among Catholics. Turton will pay for the advertising. Turton sent a copy to the Ave some weeks ago, but asked them not to notice it. About a year ago he sent copies of the ninth edition to several Catholics and Protestant Episcopal Bishops in America and received gratifying replies.

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1927 Feb. 23
Turton, W(illiam) H(arry): (Bristol, England)
 to (Henry Garrity): (New York, New York)

Copy. Turton has not heard from his publishers about his book, "The Truth of Christianity." The tenth edition was published in Oct., 1925, and consisted of 10,000 copies. There are still 4,000 unbound copies and about 1,200 bound copies left. It would suit Turton if Garrity took the 4,000 copies, and he could bring out the eleventh edition next year. Garrity can have the 4,000 copies at an extremely low rate. Turton will be glad to give Garrity the exclusive sale in the U.S. Garrity is wrong in thinking the book is just for Catholics. It is written from an undenominational standpoint. Since the Westminster Press had not Catholics on their lists and it is likely that a Catholic firm would be equally exclusive, Turton thought it better to have two agents. But if Garrity does business with both, the advantage of one American agent is obvious. The book is suitable for Mission Work in Egypt, China, Japan or elsewhere. Turton does nearly all his advertising in England by leaflet like the enclosed.

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1927 Jan. 25
Garrity, Henry: (New York, New York)
 to (William Harry) Turton: (Bristol, England)

Copy. Garrity has not been in good health for some time. It would be imprudent to offer the book only to Catholics. Garrity's firm is a general printing firm and sells to Protestants as well as Catholics. He will be glad to handle the work if he can get the material for a low cash price. Owing to the war, advertising rates advanced 100% to 300% and binding from 100% to 200%. Turton's work is sorely needed in America, though it will be difficult to persuade pleasure-seeking Americans to give much time to it. The world is sorely in need of another John Wesley and another Ignatius.

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