Letter and Fragment from M.J. Curran to Hagan
Pontifical Irish College
Curran, Michael J.
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Holograph letter and fragment copy of same from M.(J. Curran), St. Bernard's Rectory, 340 West 66 Street, Chicago (United States of America), to 'my dear John' (Hagan). Sketching his progress in Philadelphia and Chicago. In Wilmington he met an old Roman classfellow, Edmund Fitzmaurice; some American College students [Rome] complain about the close ties with Propaganda but most are satisfied and donate to it freely. Commenting at length on his approaching the rival heads of the (Ancient Order of Hibernians), and specifically the President, Michael Donohoe. Now expecting that their donation should be at $ 20-25,000. Donohoe was promised a letter from Cardinal O'Donnell for the Order's convention; a similar letter encouraging donations from Rome directly would speed up proceedings – urging Hagan to have one sent by Sbarretti; enclosing a letter with this regard and an 'ostensible letter' to help the matter (neither extant). Urging again attendance at the convention in Buffalo. Bishop Turner gave him a warm reception at Buffalo; explaining his one and only attack on republicans – 'he is genuinely Irish'. His own address at the Ancient Order's Patrick's Day banquet went well. Hagan's Roman Catechism ought to be published- there have been many enquiries. He is settling down in his work and growing less impatient. 'March 1927' [post-17 March]
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Is Part Of
The Papers of John Hagan (1904-1930)