University of Notre Dame


1930 Aug. 7
S(anders), C(ora) E.: Potomac, Montana
University of Notre Dame(Notre Dame, Indiana)

Sanders wrote some time ago to see if she could secure a photostat of the letter of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson in Notre Dame's possession, stating the feelings of her husband toward Rev. (Charles M.) Hyde and his persecution of Father (Joseph) Damien (de Veuster, SS.CC.). It is to be used in a reprint, privately issued, of Stevenson's "Father Damien".

(In the Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C. papers).

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1930 Sep. 14
Whelan, (S.J.), Father Edward J.: San Francisco, Calif(ornia)
 to Father Thomas (T.) McAvoy, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Whelan urges McAvoy to comply with request of William Clark to obtain a photostat copy of a letlet written to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.) by Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson concerning Dr. (Charles M.) Hyde. Clark would include a reproduction of same, in an exquisite edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Damien" being printed for Christmas by John Nash. (In the Hudson collection).

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1930 Sep. 24
Menager, S.J., Father Edward Ch(arle)s: San Francisco, (California)
 to Father (Thomas T.) McAvoy, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Menager expresses apologies that the telegram of Father (Edward J. Whelan, S.J.) reached Father McAvoy collect. W(illiam) A Clark, a non-Catholic, is anxious to vindicate Father (Joseph) Damien (deVeuster, SS.CC.) in a preface to a new edition of (Robert Louis) Stevenson's letters, which he is publishing at his own expense and hoped the letter would throw light on the real state of mind of Stevenson. Menager is sure that Clark understands McAvoy's inability to produce the letter. Whelan's desire was to vouch for his friendly interest and for the high standard of scholarship of Clark, who has put his fortune and leisure to noble uses, especially in the interest of literature.

(In the Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C. collection)

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