Recollections of My Life and Reflections on Times and Events During It: A Memoir by Father W. J. Howlett

Publishes his "Life of Bishop Machebeuf"

"When the History of St. Thomas was published, or as Bishop Matz said; “This bantam was hatched,” he asked me to continue with the life of his saintly predecessor, Bishop Machebeuf. This volume was published in 1908, and all unsold copies of it, as well as those of the history of St. Thomas, are now at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver. From the life of Bishop Machebeuf, Cather says she got her inspiration for her novel, “Death Comes for the Archbishop,” but anyone who reads the two volumes will know that she got far more than an inspiration."

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