University of Notre Dame


(193)9 (Jan. 6)

(New York Times?) (New York, New York)

Newspaper clipping on the death of Monsignor Joseph H. M'Mahon, founder and pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes. Contains a biography.

I-1-f - Clipping - 1 column - folio - {1}

(193)9 (Jan. 6)

(New York Times?) (New York, New York)

Newspaper clipping on the rites for Monsignor Joseph H. M'Mahon. The eulogy was given by Father Cornelius J. Drew, head of the New York Apostolate. The names of prelates present are listed.

I-1-f - Newspaper Clipping - 1p. - folio - {2}

1939 Feb.

"Our Parish Interests" Washington Heights, New York

This Bulletin of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes contains an appreciation of Monsignor (Joseph H.) McMahon by Monsignor John L. Belford; the eulogy by Father (Cornelius J.) Drew; and expressions of sympathy from many persons of prominence.

I-1-f - Printed Booklet - 25pp. - 32mo. - {3}

1939 Feb. 19

"Orate Fratres"

Copy of an article in "Orate Fratres" of February 19, 1939, on Monsignor Joseph H. McMahon's contributions to the liturgy.

I-1-f - Typed copy - 1p. - 4to. - {1}

1939 May 23

(New York, Archdiocese of) (New York, New York)

Order of the procession for the installation of Archbishop Francis Joseph Spellman as Archbishop of New York.

I-1-g - Printed leaflet - 4pp. - 8vo. - {1}

1939 May 26
Behr, (Father) H. J.:
St. Michael's Church Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (Whom it may concern):

This is to certify that William J. Tenney and Sarah (M.) Brownson were lawfully married on November 26, 1873. Bishop Michael Corrigan officiated in the presence of Father Albert Von Schilgin and Jessaline Tenney, who were witnesses.

I-4-g - A.D.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {3}

 (Photostat, Odiorne collection) 

1939 Jul. 27
Odiorne, Ruth Tenney: New York, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father Thomas T. McAvoy, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

It was with intense interest that Odiorne read his review of (Arthur M.) Schlesinger, (Jr.)'s book on her grandfather, Orestes A. Brownson, in the Review of Politics; she thanks him for his message about photostatic copies of her mother's (Sarah M. Brownson Tenney) letters in the Brownson papers. She appreciates his willingness to help her and asks him to put this letter in the Archives where it will be as prominent as her mother's. (Sarah's) letters were written under the stress of ill health. She knew she could not live long, perhaps not survive the birth of her second child (Mary Tenney); in fact this child was only five months old when their mother died. She could not leave Orestes to the care of her husband (Judge William J. Tenney), already burdened with partial support of his married sons and their families and with two young children, and Henry (F. Brownson) did not seem to realize her worry and his duties; so to rouse him to a sense of duty (Sarah) overemphasized the idle gossip. The evidence of this explanation is provided by a surviving member of the family. When Judge Tenney married Sarah there were living in his house an unmarried daughter and a married son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. George Tenney. This Mrs. Tenney is still living. Her account of these days is taken down by her lawyer son. After (Sally Healy Brownson) died, Sarah was constantly with Orestes except for two months after her marriage, then she and her husband moved into the house with Dr. Brownson and Mr. and Mrs. Tenney moved to an adjoining house. The son writes that Mrs. Tenney says Brownson could never have given cause for this gossip; he was a gentleman of vision and understanding, a fine, lovable man. Sarah was a brave woman of fine character and lovable. She may have overdone it, but how else to arouse her brother to come to her aid and help their father. Odiorne does not understand why greater weight should be given to these letters than to Henry's account of his father's later life.

I-3-c - Typed L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {10}

1939 July 29
B(rownson), Elise: Whitefield, New Hampshire
 to Mother (Ruth) Tenney: (New York City, New York)

Alnie Kilmer is compiling a series of literary readers. The high lights of the literary world were to be introduced by a brief biographical sketch supported by samples of the subjects. Alnie wanted to obtain such an outline of O(restes) A. B(rownson) life and labor. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. s. work was good with the exception of the chapter on Journey's End. It was justified from the biographer's point of view but to Elise the chapter should have been omitted. The shameful episodes were taken from Sarah Brownson Tenney's letter to the writer's father Henry Brownson. Such letter should never have been turned over to Notre Dame Archives. They should have been destroyed.

I-4-g - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {3}

 (Odiorne collection) 

1939 Oct. 7
Brunner, Maria Anna: "Praying Hands"

A brief account of the life and work of Mother Maria Anna Brunner of the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Salem Heights, Dayton, Ohio. Printed by the Messenger Press of Carthaga, Ohio, Nihil Obstat, Father Raymond F. Stoll; Imprimatur: Archbishop John T. McNicholas of Cincinnati. Pictures of Altar of Exposition, Mother Maria Anna Brunner, Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Precious Blood, shrine of Mother Brunner.

II-5-g - Printed Booklet - 20 pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1939 Dec. 20

New York World-Telegram New York, (New York)

Thousands at Heywood Broun's rites hear "Biography of a Soul." Monsignor (Fulton J.) Sheen tells of conversion—the great and the humble crowd St. Patrick's Cathedral.

I-1-f - Newspaper Article - 9 columns - folio - {2}