Found in 29527 Collections and/or Records:
Letters from Father Edmund Kilroy (1831-1904), Notre Dame class of 1853 and later parish priest in Stratford, Ontario. Letters to Sorin appear to date from 1854-1855 and discuss Kilroy's "laborious" work as a missionary in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan. Topics include the hardships of missionary life and problems in the German Church in Buffalo, NY.
Letters from lay people dealing with a wide variety of topics, including letters of general greeting and petitions for prayer, letters from those contracted by Notre Dame to provide services, letters from employees, job requests, letters concerning entrance into the Manual Labor School, and letters from parents of students. Of particular interest is a letter from Catholic novelist Anna Hanson Dorsey (1815-1896) concerning a story by Miss Hanson published without her permission.
Concerning Catholic religious activities (such as sermons, instructions for religious ceremonies, and listings of indulgences); a brief historical outline of the Holy Cross order; clippings concerning Notre Dame activities; and a register of the Commandery of the State of Indiana.
Notes, messages, memos and other miscellaneous material. Of special interest are several historical outlines of Notre Dame's early history to the 1870's and the Catholic history in Indiana. A questionnaire from the Holy See is included as well as notes for responses from Notre Dame. Other items include several letters from the Minims and a large number of letters from individuals contemplating a vocation.
10. Register Complete of the Congregation of Holy Cross of the Province of Notre Dame Du Lac, 1822-1873, 46 pages., 1822-1873
Letters and printed material concerning the replacement of the Sacred Heart Church bell circa 1867. Correspondence with the French bell maker Ernest Bolle is included as well as instructions on the use of the bell and checks paying for it.
Letters and printed material concerning the design and construction of the bells, tabernacle, paintings, sculptures and organ for Sacred Heart Church. Includes a seven page printed history of Sacred Heart Church by John C. Cavanaugh CSC entitled "History of A Little Church".
13. Brother Gatian's "Journal Kept By the Secretary to Serve in the Compostion of the Chronicle", 8 February 1847 - 10 January 1849., 1847-1849
Letters and printed material dealing with the stained glass windows for Sacred Heart Church. Chief among the correspondents is E. Hucher, a French glass manufacturer. Correspondence also deals with efforts to import a bell and other religious objects free of import duties. Also includes Hucher catalogs and a listings of paintings for the church.
Lists of contributors for the Church windows, statues, tabernacle; and letters from donors. Donors are listed by name with amount donated noted. Also includes an expense account from Sisters Valeria and Brijitta for their trip to Ireland to seek donations for the tabernacle.
Letters and printed material concerning the errection of a dome and statue of the Virgin Mary on the Main Building. Correspondents include contributors to the dome fund and persons involved in the project, especially Harry Diffle of the Ornamental Iron Works in Chicago. A list of donors and the amounts they gave is also included.