University of Notre Dame


1928 Nov.
Dutton, (Ira B.) Joseph: Kalawao, Molokai, Hawaii
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana

Note by the Editor: Brother Joseph Dutton, in his eighty-sixth year, sends greetings to his friends, through this printed letter. Dutton has been in bed since August 5 when he suddenly dropped. Brother Jules (SS.C. C.) quickly had him in bed. Brother Liborius, (SS.C. C.) brings food and Brother Pascal (SS.C. C.), coming from Honolulu, attends to the records. Holy Communion is brought every morning by Father Peter, (SS.C. C.?). Dutton puts in here some bits he wrote last year: The 40 years letter, of 1926, did its duty in clearing up a blockade of letters. There was a rebound—many proposed to come there to work. The urgency was only in Father Damien's (Joseph De Veuster SS.CC.)'s time and up to about 1895. Dutton's chief aim was to do penance for his sins. On Easter morning, 1927, the first real flood for forty years came. Father Martin (Dornbusch) started from Kalaupapa to Kalawao, but had to turn back. Father Peter was at home prepared to celebrate Mass. Father Peter came to the office from the Church and gave Holy Communion to Dutton, Shur Tai, the sick, and Brothers because it was too risky getting to the Church. The storm ceased somewhat and the much prepared-for Holy Mass was celebrated. Brother Pascal and the printers are to carry Dutton through that flood. For about ten years his eyesight has been failing, also his memory. Father Peter tells him the news. Publications continue coming for the lepers' reading room. A safe in Honolulu has prepared matter for a book. This has been waiting several years to get a Civil War chapter from Dutton. The safe here has some of the data; the package will go to Col. Riley H. Allen, Honolulu, who will get it completed. Allen has the rest in the Star-Bulletin safe. Dutton remembers two items of about 60 years ago where he failed to perform full justice. He asks prayers for the souls of the two persons injured, N( ) B( ) of Alabama and Capt. C.A.C. of Tennessee. From 1868 to 1873 was a wild, reckless time. Before that the Civil War and after, eight years War Department service, and all of the other years, sober. He has never told the cause. In a quiet city there is a record. He entered the Catholic Church on his 40th birthday, April 27, 1883, and added the name Joseph. The original name was Ira and he added B. for his mother, Abigail Barnes of the Vermont Barnes family. During his illness the G(rand) A(rmy of the) R(epublic) has met at Denver, and a very active member was absent, W. M. Scott, recently killed in a railway accident. Scott and Dutton were wartime friends and ever after. The G.A.R. sent a typewriter which Dutton turned over for the use of Supt. Cooke and Drs. McArthur and Tuttle. Dutton never learned to use the typewriter, nor been in an automobile, nor saw a movie, and is too deaf to hear the radio. He gives acknowledgement for Flags and the typewriter to Q. M. General Stawits. Dutton has sent the big 1913 flag to Beloit, Wisconsin, for the Dutton School. Father Maxim Andre died Jan. 1, 1927. Father Martin Dornbusch, now Superior of the Mission, will represent Dutton. The Brothers mentioned above would assist; also Brother Louis Leisen, formerly 23 years with Dutton. Father Peter lives here still. The Franciscan Sisters still carry on their "Bishop Home" for girls. Some of the Sisters are no longer young. Sister Cresentia, being past 80, is, next to Dutton, the oldest person in the settlement. Though the heading of this is Sept.8, it is now close to the first of November. (Note below letter): Printed by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, November, 1928.

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1928 Nov.
Mary, S.C., Sister: Wenchow, China
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Yesterday Sister baptized a novena of Baby-Souls to pray for Hudson. They owe Hudson so much gratitude. P.S. She has posted three boxes of tea, but the man in the customs refused to register.

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1928 Nov. 10
Handley, Marie Louise: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Handley thinks perhaps Hudson might like to have this little story. At times the intervals are too long and then too short. (P.S.) She hopes to see Father ( ) Donahue before he leaves Rome.

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1928 Nov. 12
Cooke, (Father) W( ) H( ): Wragby, Lincolnshire, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The coming year in England is the centenary of the passing of the Catholic Emancipation Act. It is so interesting to study the work of the four great cardinals, and other folk might be interested to read of that development. If the subject appeals to Hudson, Cooke suggests four articles: Wiseman, Vaughan, Manning and Newman, and possibly a fifth about the present Cardinal at Westminster. Cooke is also working on a book of the English Cathedrals.

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1928 Nov. 13
Tourneur, N( ): Thundersley, Essex, England
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Tourneur is under the impression that the enclosed "Ardoilen of the Christians" was sent to Hudson during the War, but was U-boated. His register of manuscripts for 1916-1917 was destroyed in a small fire and he is unsure. He does not find the article in his "Ave Maria" clippings which go back to 1905. Many thanks for the check.

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1928 Nov. 14
Booth, Meyrick: Letchworth, England
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Booth apologizes for never answering Hudson's letter of two years ago, containing extracts of Booth's translation of Dr. Foerster's book "Marriage (and the Sex-Problem"). Booth is bringing out a book dealing with the "Woman Question", along lines similar to those of Foerster, and it should appear early next year. It reviews the whole Woman's Movement in a spirit of constructive criticism. Does Hudson think Judge Kindsey's relations are wholly reliable? He refers to "The Revolt of American Youth" which has caused a great sensation in England. In England, the cult of independence is undermining the home, as understood from a Christian standpoint.

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1928 Nov. 17
Cadman, Rev. S. Parkes: Brooklyn, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

Cadman thanks Hudson for reprinting what he has said and he is convinced that what he said was true and intended to help. This is the chief consolation of those who engage in their common pursuit.

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1928 Nov. 17
Fitzmaurice, O.F.M., Father Christopher: Alexandria, Egypt
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Fitzmaurice encloses an extract from the "Universe" (of Sept. 21, 1928). It will be easy for Hudson to get further information from the Ecclesiastical Authorities of Pittsburgh. If the information should prove false, Fitzmaurice would be grateful if Hudson would let him know. (The extract tells of) a Rosary, the beads of which unfolded like a lily while they lay in the hands of a dead man, Michael Kusko. Father Martyak, rector of the Church of St. John the Baptist at Lansford, Pennsylvania, induced the family to turn the rosary over to the Church.

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1928 Nov. 20
Ryan, Marion Muir: Arvada, Colorado
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She is not yet ready to send the money. Rheumatism held her back from her business, but she is getting over it now. She would feel that something was failing her in a spiritual sense if she missed the "Ave Maria". She is hoping for good returns on some work not yet finished.

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1928 Nov. 21
H(awxhurst), E(rle): (Evanston, Illinois)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hawxhurst hopes Hudson will say a few prayers for their happiness. (The clippings announce) Hawxhurst's engagement to Marie Amelia Miltenberger of New Orleans. The wedding is to take place February 6 in the South.

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1928 Nov. 21
(Hess), O.S.F.C., Father Cuthbert: Oxford, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends a manuscript written some years ago for the "Ave Maria". This manuscript and others were laid aside when he was changing his quarters. If this sketch of St. Lawrence of Brindisi is not acceptable, would Hudson kindly return it? He is just publishing through Sheed and Ward, London, a new book, "The Capuchins: a Contribution to the History of the Counter-Reformation." In his preface, he calls it an introduction to a forgotten chapter in history. He believes Father McDonald intends to send Hudson a notice of it. Hudson has sent them a delightful companion in Father McDonald, whose only fault is that he cats so little.

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1928 Nov. 21
Ryan, Marion Muir: Arvada, Colorado
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana

She is grateful to say she can walk again. Also, she has had no further annoyance from the vice syndicate. She is hopeful of having a real memorial to leave on Clear Creek, highway of the real pioneers of the 'Sixties. She is still behind on some of her bills, including "Ave Maria." The year was one of slow business collections for all.

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(1928) Nov. 23
Bernardine, O.S.U., Sister: St. Martin, Ohio
 to Father (Daniel.E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Sister, of the Brown Country Ursulines, is writing this in the middle of the dormitory. The little girls are going to bed. She has 21 girls, ranging from seven to twelve. A number are going on Friday to see the new building, about 50 miles away. Wednesday and Thursday they had a fall festival and they cleared over $5,000. Everyone admired the place very much. They had their Mission Social and they took in about $160. The next event is their Schubert program on Sunday after which they have the awarding of the prize for the best school song written by the four academic classes.

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1928 Nov. 26
John, V( ) V( ): Changanacherry, Travancore, India
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

The "Bethlehem Club" of the Catholic students of this place aims at instructing the Catholic youth in Christian principles. The Club has started study clubs and library and reading rooms. They request the "Ave Maria" to be sent if possible for at least one or two years and would like all available past issues. They also hope that Hudson will send at least a few of the books which they list.

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1928 Nov. 27
(Wolff, C.S.C.), Sister M(ary) Madaleva: Salt Lake City, Utah
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Sister is sending the article on Mother (Mary) Magdalen Taylor. It was a joy to find Hudson among her friends, as also to find him "the writer de lux" in the "Benzigers" recently. The new books are delightful and she will attend to them presently.

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1928 Nov. 28
Kandathil, Archbishop Aug(ustine) of: Ernakulam, India
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is grateful to Hudson for supplying a regular monthly copy of the "Ave Maria." He has opened a diocesan Library meant for priests and laymen as well as non-Catholics and pagans. They have some books and pamphlets and are circulating magazines and papers among persons of various creeds.

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