The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

MERTON'S CORRESPONDENCE WITH:
Stone, Naomi Burton, 1911-2004

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence

Dates of materials: 1947-1972

Volume: 542 item(s); 711 pg(s)

Scope and Content

This file contains a vast number of letters spanning Merton writing career from his first big success with The Seven Storey Mountain to his final works. Naomi Burton Stone not only worked professionally with Merton to help him improve his craft as a writer and find the best places to publish his work, she became a kind of mother-figure or sister-figure in his life, helping him to navigate some of his personal and professional crises with both care and sternness at times. She was appointed by Merton as one of the original trustees of his literary estate.

Biography

Naomi Burton Stone was Merton's literary agent who became a close friend and confidant. She was born in England and came to the United States in 1939. She took an early interest in Merton's work and was trying, unsuccessfully, to publish his early novels before he entered the monastery. However, she at first thought his writing career had ended when he entered the monastery. Later, Merton would send her a manuscript of The Seven Storey Mountain. In late 1946, she met with success in submitting it to Robert Giroux, who published and edited the best-selling book. (Source: Witness to Freedom, p. 123.)

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See also "Delaney, John", "Fox, James", "Holloway, James", "Tadié, Marie", "Dwyer, William", and "James, Stephan" files; see also published letters from Merton to Naomi Burton Stone in Witness to Freedom, pp. 123-153. See also the "Curtis Brown, Ltd." file for related items received from Gethsemani Abbey and integrated into the collection in February 2014, which primarily contains letters with Dom James Fox and Naomi Burton Stone.

Series List

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

Container List

SeriesDateTypeTo/FromFirst LinesPubFull TextNotes
 1947/03/26 TLS[x]to MertonI have been in correspondence with Laughlin about not only the new collection of poems  [verso contains some minor corrections in pen by Merton for <i>The Seven Storey Mountain</i>] contracts for <i>The Tears of the Blind Lions</i> and <i>A Man in the Divided Sea</i> / whether to publish <i>Journal of My Escape from the Nazis</i>
 1947/04/09 TALSto MertonThank you very much for your letter and copy of yours to Laughlin. I am very happy indeed that you   
 1947/04/14 TLS[x]from MertonThanks for your letter which I am answering at once to tell you that if you want to tell Laughlin   
 1947/04/17 TLS[x]from MertonOne of the things I was afraid of has happened, and one of our censors has refused a <u>nihil</u>   
 1947/04/21 TALSto MertonI was upset by your letter but Bob seems to be sure that everything can be worked out satisfactorily   
 1948/03/08 TLS[x]from MertonLaughlin sent this check here by mistake. He is in Europe and I guess didn't get my reminder about   
 1948/06/01 TLS[x]to Laughlin, JamesWe drew up contracts, in accordance with your instructions, between yourselves, Tom Murton [sic]   
 1948/07/08 TLSto Giroux, RobertI should have written this letter sooner, to confirm that Thomas Merton will take a straight ten  [signed copy to Merton / approved by Giroux 1948/07/09]
 1948/08/04  from Merton    
 1948/08/04 TLS[x]from MertonGo ahead and tell Commonweal to use the stuff. It is too late now anyway. It doesn't make much   
 1949/02/12 TALS[x]from MertonThe other day a little gren business that looked like an income tax receipt came in from Curtis  [annotations by Stone]
 1949/02/16 TLSto MertonThe form you received was a copy of the one we have to send to the government, no matter whether   
 1949/02/19 TALS[x]from MertonThanks for your letter and the other business which I am filing. I am sorry I was mixed up about  [annotations by Stone]
 1949/04/20 TALS[x]from MertonAbout a permanent agreement with Harcourt Brace: I see no particular hitch, except that I would  [annotations by Stone]
 1949/05/20 TL[x]from Laughlin, JamesThere is no hurry about this matter, but it just happened to pass through my head, so I thought  Catholic anthology of poetry compiled by Merton
 1949/12/06 TALS[x]to MertonI am enclosing a copy of the letter I wrote to Frank Bruce yesterday. I tried to make it sound  [see "Curtis Brown, Ltd." file for original letter]
 1949/12/21 TALSto MertonThanks very much indeed for your letter. I am glad you and Father Abbott [sic] think that   
 1950/01/24 TALSto MertonI saw Mr. Sheed last week and I am glad to say he is a wonderful and reasonable person as maybe you   
 1950/02/08 TALSto MertonI think about everybody is going to write you about the Journal. Harcourt Brace are very disturbed   
 1950/03/21 TALSto MertonHollis and Carter are very anxious that WHAT ARE THESE WOUNDS shouldn't appear on   
 1950/03/31 TALSto MertonI have just put off reading the section of THE WHALE AND THE IVY for far too long. There have been   
 1950/04/11 TALSto MertonThanks very much for your letter and various enclosures with which I have dealt. As to the Journal,   
 1950/04/19 TLSto MertonMany thanks for yours of April fourteenth and the new pages of the Journal. I think it's really   
 1950/04/26 TLSto MertonI was sorry to have to wire you yesterday but I received a letter from Jay saying that he had put   
 1950/05/05 TLSto MertonThanks a lot for your letter of April twenty-ninth. I probably should be a lot more disappointed   
 1950/06/01 TLSto MertonMany thanks for the corrected contemplative pamphlet for Burns which I am sending off and I am   
 1950/06/15 TLSto MertonMany thanks for yours of June tenth. I am sure you may give those Catholic priests the rights   
 1950/07/24 TLSto MertonThis is just an interim letter to say that I have read the manuscript of BREAD IN THE WILDERNESS   
 1950/07/29 TLS[x]from MertonThanks much for your letter. Both of them in fact, because I guess I didn't answer the other one   
 1950/08/05 TALS[x]from MertonI got Jay's letter and his reaction to the BREAD IN THE WILDERNESS proposal. It was what you were   
 1950/08/15 TLSto MertonBelieve me I have been worried at not writing you sooner about the PSALM book. I heard from Jay   
 1950/09/19 TALSto MertonI am really sorry to hear that you are in the infirmary even in a room named after St. Naomi.   
 1950/10/13 TALSto MertonMany thanks for your letter of the third and the galleys of WHAT IS CONTEMPLATION. I am sure Jay is   
 1950/10/23 TLSto MertonI have just had a letter from Tom Burns quoting one you wrote him and which I felt I should explain   
 1950/12/30 TALS[x]from MertonHappy New Year. I am enclosing a copy of a letter I am just sending to Bob. As you know I have been   
 1951/01/15 TL[x]to MertonAs you know by now, we have received the copy of FIRE CLOUD AND DARKNESS and I am sending   
 1951/01/17 TL[c]from Giroux, RobertI am very happy to enclose our check for fourteen thousand sixty-two dollars and fifty cents.  [transferred from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files, Accession 2 - transcribed copy of letter made by Stone and sent to Dom James Fox with letter of 1951/01/18]
 1951/01/18 (#01)TLSto Fox, JamesI know that Father Louis will show you this letter but since we so very much need your advice  [transferred from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files, Accession 2 - sending Giroux letter of 1951/01/17 and her letter to Merton of 1951/01/18]
 1951/01/18 (#02)TL[c]from Giroux, RobertI am very happy to enclose our check for fourteen thousand sixty-two dollars and fifty cents.  [copy for Merton of 1951/01/17 letter from Robert Giroux to Stone]
 1951/01/18 (#03)TLSto MertonI have today received a very handsome check from Harcourt Brace, together with the attached letter   
 1951/01/18 (#04)TL[c]to MertonI have today received a very handsome check from Harcourt Brace, together with the attached letter  [transferred from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files, Accession 2 - sending Giroux letter of 1951/01/17]
 1951/01/27 (#01)TL[c]from MertonAs soon as your letter arrived I talked the whole matter over with Father Abbot. We then considered   
 1951/01/27 (#02)TL[c]from MertonAs soon as your letter arrived I talked the whole matter over with Father Abbot. We then considered  [transferred from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files, Accession 2]
 1951/02/15 TLSto MertonI am writing to you but I hope you will show this to Father Abbott [sic] and that he will forgive me   
 1951/03/02 TALS[x]from MertonCatching up with back mail. Thanks for your letter about the New Directions problem. Your answer   
 1951/03/06 (#01)TLSto MertonMany thanks for your letter of March second. Mrs. Haggard has asked me to say that the piece from   
 1951/03/06 (#02)TALS[x]from MertonFather Abbot is not inclined to favor this proposal about a play. Did I write to you the other day  [annotated by Stone]
 1951/05/15 TALSto MertonWhat a perfectly wonderful wedding present. Nothing could please me more. As you know I felt   
 1951/05/22 TLSto MertonI have finished reading the Journal and have sent it over to Bob. It really is wonderful   
 1951/06/07 TLSto MertonThis is just a letter to say that I hear from Jay that he is going to see you around the fourteenth   
 1951/06/20 TLSto MertonMany thanks for your letter. I had heard from Jay about the Journal, of course. Frankly, I was   
 1951/06/29 TLS[x]from MertonPerhaps my way of putting Jay's proposal to you had the wrong effect. I will not intesify   
 1951/07/23 TLSto MertonI should have written you sooner in reply to your letter about Laughlin and another book after BREAD   
 1951/11/06 TLS[x]to MertonMany thanks for your letter. In answer to your first question, the British do not consider   
 1952/06/03 TLS[x]from MertonThe little job for Clare Luce's anthology was done by me because she asked Father Abbot and Father   
 1952/06/20 (#01)TLSto MertonWe have been checking on the anthology for Sheed &amp; Ward called SAINTS FOR NOW.   
 1952/06/20 (#02)TL[c] from Merton to Sheed &amp; WardThis is to authorize you to pay any monies due me from my contributions to SAINTS FOR NOW to Curtis  [handwritten note at top reads, "To be kept by Author" / typed note on bottom reads, "Original signed by Rev. Father returned to Naomi Burton on 30 July 1952"]
 1952/07/15 TLSto MertonMiss Weiner has shown me recent correspondence with you about your books and Sudamericana,   
 1952/10/06 TLSto MertonI was most sorry to hear from Macgregor at New Directions that Monsignor Fearns seems to have raised   
 1952/11/05 TALSto MertonI have had the following from MacGregor at New Directions: "Probably Thomas Merton has also written   
 1952/11/06 TLSto MertonI am happy to tell you that New American Library have made a deal with Hollis &amp; Carter   
 1952/11/07 TL[x]from MertonYou remember that pamphlet, CISTERCIAN CONTEMPLATIVES we published here some time ago.   
 1952/11/17 TLSto MertonI have had the following from Tom Burns today: "Many thanks for your cable, followed by your letter   
 1952/12/09 TLS[x]from MertonThanks for your letters, one about the release of <u>Jonas</u> and the other about Dom Aelred Graham   
 1953/01/29 TLSto MertonI have a letter from Bob MacGregor today saying that he has heard from you direct that the Order   
 1953/02/02 TL[x]to MertonThank you for your wire. I am sorry you couldn't let the photographers go down there. We have just   
 1953/04/16 TLSto MertonPERSPECTIVES USA, a magazine published by the Ford Foundation, have bought reprint rights   
 1953/05/10 TLS[x]from MertonI enclose a preface, written at the request of the Henry Regnery Co, for their selected   
 1953/05/13 TLSto MertonMany thanks for yours of May 10th. I am sending on the preface to Henry Regnery and will let you   
 1953/11/12 TLSto MertonI checked wtih [sic] Bob Giroux about the Chinese Trappist book because I didn't want to tell you my   
 1953/12/11 TLSto MertonThank you so much for your letter and the enclosures. I'll pass the Japan letter   
 1954/02/08 TLS[x]from MertonI felt that my last letter had been an awful jumble, but I did not realise just how awful a jumble   
 1954/04/20 TLS[x]from MertonAs you know, the Church is having what it calls a "Marian year". The Holy Father is quite serious   
 1954/06/16 TLSto MertonOf course I was proud as punch when I read my name in JONAS. I was tickled when a total stranger   
 1954/11/08 TALSto MertonHow good it was to get a letter from you this morning. The illustrated book sounds very interesting   
 1954/11/10 TLS[x]from MertonThis is just a line about the non-business part of your last letter. I want to say how glad I am   
 1955/02/14 other AGREEMENT made this 14th , days of February, 1955, by and between Abbey of Gethsemani Inc., c/o  [rights and royalties agreement between the Abbey of Gethsemani (represented by Stone at Curtis Brown) and Farrar, Straus and Company for the work, <i>Life of a Young Monk</i> (A Vision Book) by Merton - 2 copies]
 1955/02/25 TLSto Straus, RogerWith reference to the contract between The Abbey of Gethsemani for Thomas Merton's book for Vision  [contract in the form of letter from Stone to Roger Straus of Farrar, Straus publishers - signed and returned to Stone - 2 copies, both signed]
 1955/03/01 TLSto MertonI am very glad to be enclosing contracts for Father Louis' proposed book for the Vision Book Series   
 1955/03/10 TALSto MertonPlease don't feel bad about the Vision Book contract. Why don't you just hold on to it for six   
 1955/03/30 TLSto MertonI have just been reading SILENCE IN HEAVEN and have some minor comments to make.   
 1955/04/04 TALSto MertonI am very happy to write you that I've had the following from John McCallum at Harcourt Brace:   
 1955/04/07 TALSto MertonBob is writing to you about the awful Fearns situation. Harcourt Brace received a letter from   
 1955/04/08 TALSto MertonSorry to bombard you with letters, but I know it will slip my mind if I don't write you now about it   
 1955/04/12 telegramfrom Merton    
 1955/04/15 TLSto MertonI have put off answering you last letter, partly because of lack of time to sit down and write   
 1955/04/20 telegramfrom Merton    
 1955/05/02 telegramfrom Merton    
 1955/05/02 TLSto MertonTHE LIVING BREAD arrived on Friday and I read it over this weekend. To me it seems really terrific,   
 1955/05/10 TALSto MertonI am sending you by mail today the top copy of THE LIVING BREAD as typed up. I am sending one   
 1955/06/09 telegramfrom Merton    
 1955/07/06 TLS[x]from MertonMany thanks for the notes on Living Bread. I do not yet have the manuscript, but I will get to work   
 1955/07/08 telegramfrom Merton    
 1955/07/25 telegramfrom Merton    
 1955/07/27 TALSto MertonI am extremely keen about the poems and about THE TOWER OF BABEL and think they will make   
 1955/08/04 TL[c]from MertonI am glad you like Babel and the poems, and I am all in favor of letting New Directions do the job,   
 1955/08/24 TLSto MertonWow! Jubilee are simply delighted with THE TOWER OF BABEL and want to print it in their October   
 1955/12/06 (#01)TLSto MertonI suppose it is not much use in saying to a Trappist that after my neglecting to write to you for so   
 1955/12/06 (#02)TLSto MertonI probably never would have written you about the thousand and one things I should have written   
 1955/12/12 TL[c]from MertonThis one is business. I'll take care of the other matter separately. So, thanks for your letter.   
 1956/01/12 TLS[x]from Fox, JamesFather Louis has told us of your plan for a visit next month. We do look forward to that.  [from Dom James Fox, Abbot of Gethsemani Abbey]
 1956/01/16 (#01)TL[c]from MertonHere is a letter from Dom Claude which I just received although it was sent airmail Dec. 21.   
 1956/01/16 (#02)TL[x]to Fox, JamesThank you for your letter of January 12. Please don't let Miss Doherty sell any manuscript  [from Stone to Dom James Fox, Abbot of Gethsemani Abbey]
 1956/01/24 TL[x]to Doherty, CatherineDom M. James Fox has written to us about your request concerning an early Thomas Merton manuscript.  [to Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House]
 1956/01/29 TLS[x]from MertonThank you for your letter of January 24. I hope that both this letter and the Ms. reached you   
 1956/02/01 TL[c] from Burns, Tom / to Graham WatsonThis is just a formal acknowledgment of your letter of the 31st January about THE LIVING BREAD,  [from Tom Burns of Burns, Oates &amp; Washbourne publishers to Graham Watson of Curtis Brown publishers]
 1956/02/16? HLSfrom Sue [?]These are from Claire's sweater, or did you pay me? You probably did only I'll lose these if I   
 1956/02/22 (#01)TLSto MertonI'm sorry but this looks like a long letter. Bear with me. 1. Here is a copy of a letter between   
 1956/02/22 (#02)TL[c]to Loring-Rheims, Mrs.I am just back from Kentucky and hasten to write to you, and to thank you for your letter   
 1956/02/29 TLS[x]from Doherty, CatherineYour letter of February 21st arrived with the MS - both safely. I am sorry that there  [from Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House - she writes from Combermere, Ontario, Canada]
 1956/03/01 TLSto MertonI have talked to Bob MacGregor of New Directions about type for TOWER OF BABEL and Other Poems.   
 1956/03/14 TL[x]to Doherty, CatherineI have had two copies of the Journal made, and I am retiring your own copy under separate cover  [to Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House]
 1956/03/16 TLS[x]from Doherty, CatherineThank you very much for your letter of March 5. I am glad that the little misunderstanding that  [from Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House]
 1956/03/20 TLSto MertonFirst of all, I have read the new first chapter for LIVING IN SILENCE. I will read it again when it   
 1956/03/24 TALS[x]from MertonI just have your fine letter of the 20th. Four days flat. Not bad. What have you been praying for  [annotations by Stone]
 1956/04/02 (#01)TALSto MertonYours of March 28th just arrived so I shall rush this off and answer what hasn't already been   
 1956/04/02 (#02)otherto MertonTom please note some of the questions raised may be due to the lousy typing job done by Ambassador.  [typed list of questions about <i>Spiritual Direction</i> [and Meditation?] with handwritten annotations by Stone]
 1956/04/02 (#03)TLSto MertonVarious things. First of all, Harcourt Brace have, with my help, to be unmodest about it, sold   
 1956/04/11 TALSto MertonYour letter of April 4th arrived this afternoon and I must write at once to say that I am terribly   
 1956/04/14? other[x]from MertonDreams (2) [-] January 1956- during annual retreat. I drive away from the house where I used  [dream diary of uncertain date - in a letter of 14 April 1956, Merton states he has "typed some dreams" / first page, "Dreams (2)," is dated January 1956 - second page, "Dreams (3)" is dated May and June 1955, but it may instead be 1956 (and therefore the date sent to Stone would be even later than noted)]
 1956/04/18 TALSto MertonI finally unearthed Marbridge although you will be interested to hear there was a publisher called   
 1956/04/25 TLSto MertonThis is going to be a vast catch-all business letter. 1. I have the ms. of the revised first   
 1956/04/27 TLSto MertonThere are nine other letters I should write but how can I write anyone but you at this moment?  [written on stationery from the Olean Motel, Olean, New York]
 1956/05/02 TL[x]from MertonFirst of all, here are a couple of poems. Let them be as presents for the 6th. Matthew Scott is  [see the "Giroux, Robert" file (under 1956/08/00?[3]) for a copy of the letter forwarded to Giroux - very faint reprographic copy]
 1956/05/08 TALSto MertonThank you for your letter of May 2nd and the two poems. I very definitely don't feel that The Sting   
 1956/05/12 TLSto MertonWell, were you ever saved by the bell. I had planned to tell you exactly what I thought about   
 1956/05/14 TLSto MertonHere are proofs from THOUGHT of Elias. Will you please correct them and return them to me?   
 1956/05/21 TLS[x]from Doherty, CatherineThank you for writing. I have been wondering what had happened to you, the manuscript, Father Louis  [from Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House - she writes from Combermere, Ontario, Canada]
 1956/05/25 TL[x]to Doherty, CatherineThanks so much for your letter of May 21st. I will certainly get together with Farrar Straus  [to Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House - she writes from Combermere, Ontario, Canada]
 1956/05/28 TALSto MertonThank you so much for your letter of May 17th and one of May 22nd. I will try to answer them both   
 1956/05/30 TLS[x]from MertonMany thanks for your letter with the pictures of Olean. I will reply to it in full as soon as I get   
 1956/06/01 TLSto MertonFrightful important emergency. Well - anyway. Father O'Neill has just phoned me to say that you   
 1956/06/08 TALSto MertonSlight problem. If I should have written to Father Abbot about this please pass it along.   
 1956/06/21 TL[x]to MertonI have seen Mr. Giroux and Mr. Straus of Farrar Straus &amp; Cudahy. They are prepared to offer you   
 1956/06/22 (#01)TLSto MertonThe attached letter to the Liturgical Press speaks for itself. I'm so glad we were able   
 1956/06/22 (#02)TL[c]to Heidt, WilliamI'm very happy to tell you that I've just had the following letter from Mr. W. C. Smith at Benziger   
 1956/06/25 TLS[x]from MertonYour letter of June 21st just received, and I hasten to answer it. I would, of course, gladly   
 1956/06/29 TALSto MertonThat long letter I owe you will come. Probably one reason I don't write it is that I feel good   
 1956/07/10 TLS[x]from Doherty, CatherineNow I hate to think Madonna House is ruining the lives of your four nieces in England who used  [from Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House - she writes from Combermere, Ontario, Canada]
 1956/07/18 TLSto Fox, JamesI seem always to be coming up with another question. Do you remember that when I was at Gethsemani  [to Dom James Fox, Abbot of Gethsemani Abbey]
 1956/07/26 TL[x]from Doherty, CatherineI have had the following from the Abbot at Gethsemani: "Since good Catherine is in her most  [from Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House - she writes from Combermere, Ontario, Canada]
 1956/07/30 TAL[x]from MertonThanks for your letter. I went over to the Liturgical Press and checked with them and they were  [see the "Giroux, Robert" file (under 1956/08/00?[4]) for a copy of the letter forwarded to Giroux - very faint reprographic copy]
 1956/08/10 TLS[x]from MertonGood news. The Abbot General says we can go ahead with <u>Cuban Journal</u> provided that   
 1956/08/13 (#01)TLSto MertonThat's wonderful about the CUBAN JOURNAL. You yourself will want to do a little censoring I believe   
 1956/08/13 (#02)TL[x]to Doherty, CatherineInitial good news from Gethsemani. Tom writes: "The Abbot General says we can go ahead with  [to Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House]
 1956/08/17 (#01)TL[x]from Doherty, CatherineThanks for your letter of August 13 which I hasten to answer. I also enclose a copy of my letter  [from Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House - she writes from Combermere, Ontario, Canada]
 1956/08/17 (#02)TAL[x] from Doherty, Catherine / to MertonIt is such a joy to me that there is really a valid reason for me to write to you, for though I know  [from Catherine de Hueck Doherty to Merton - she writes from Combermere, Ontario, Canada]
 1956/08/21 (#01)TL[x]to Doherty, CatherineThanks so much for your letter of August 17th. I'm sure you will get some letter from Tom but  [to Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House]
 1956/08/21 (#02)TL[x]to Giroux, RobertI think I better send you the original of a document I've had from Catherine Doherty about Merton's  [to Robert Giroux, at this time editor from the publisher Farrar, Straus and Cudahy in New York City]
 1956/08/22 TL[x] from Merton to Catherine DohertyThis is to provide you with an official record of the fact that in 1941 I made you a present   
 1956/08/27 (#01)other[x]from from Doherty, Catherine / to MertonTO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to certify that Thomas Merton, now known as Father Louis, Monk  [copy of a statement by Catherine de Hueck Doherty that Merton had given her a copy of the manuscript of the <u>Cuban Diary</u> (also known as the Cuban Journal and published as the <u>Secular Journal of Thomas Merton</u>) that Doherty could publish and give the rewards to her apostolate]
 1956/08/27 (#02)other[x] from Doherty, Catherine / to MertonTO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to certify that Thomas Merton, now known as Father Louis, Monk  [photocopy of signed statement by Catherine de Hueck Doherty that Merton had given her a copy of the manuscript of the <u>Cuban Diary</u> (also known as the Cuban Journal and published as the <u>Secular Journal of Thomas Merton</u>) that Doherty could publish and give the rewards to her apostolate]
 1956/10/04 TL[x]to Doherty, CatherineI am so happy to send for your signature two copies of the contract for THE CUBAN JOURNAL OF THOMAS  [to Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House]
 1956/10/04 TALSto MertonIt really was wonderful to see you and Ned'd tour made an enormous impression on him.  Robert MacGregor - order of poems for <i>The Strange Islands</i> / <i>Cuban Journal</i> (<i>The Secular Journal</i>) - best to delete a some phrases rather than to rewrite to be true to original
 1956/10/28 HLSto MertonI hope I haven't left this till to late and it will reach you for All Saints Day. Actually I don't   
 1956/11/07 TALS[x]from MertonWell, here is your ole darkie chum from way down in Dixie Land. They allow us colored folks  [annotations by Stone]
 1956/12/17 telegramfrom Merton    
 1957/03/19 TL[x]to Doherty, CatherineI just wanted to let you know that the Merton Journal has not been  [to Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House]
 1957/03/25 TLS[x]from Doherty, CatherineIt certainly was nice to hear from you. I kind of have been wondering what has been happening  [from Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House - she writes from Combermere, Ontario, Canada]
 1957/04/19 TL[c]to MertonI shouldn't have left it till Good Friday to write to you. I have honestly meant every day to write   
 1957/05/24 TL[x]to Giroux, RobertInterim report on the SECULAR JOURNAL. Father Abbot's secretary writes as follows:  [to Robert Giroux, at this time editor from the publisher Farrar, Straus and Cudahy in New York City]
 1957/05/29 TLSto MertonWell here we are approaching Ascension Day. I am sure this five day a year letter business is   
 1957/07/05 TL[x]to Fox, JamesHow goes the censorship situation with A SECULAR DIARY. You know I was surprised a while back  [from Dom James Fox, Abbot of Gethsemani Abbey]
 1957/07/08 TN[x]to MertonNo word on this except that the title almost certainly will be A SECULAR JOURNAL. At the moment   
 1957/08/16 TL[x]to Giroux, RobertI keep getting word from Father Abbot that any minute now we will get the release on A SECULAR  [to Robert Giroux, at this time editor from the publisher Farrar, Straus and Cudahy in New York City]
 1957/08/21 (#01)TLS[x]from Giroux, RobertThis is just to say that we are perfectly in accord on the two points covered in your letter  [from Robert Giroux, at this time editor from the publisher Farrar, Straus and Cudahy in New York City]
 1957/08/21 (#02)TLS[x]to Giroux, RobertI've had a letter from Gethsemani and thought you would like to see the following: "I am sure that  [to Robert Giroux, at this time editor from the publisher Farrar, Straus and Cudahy in New York City]
 1957/08/24 TLS[x]from MertonWith horror I realize that I have barely six days in which to reach you with this letter--   
 1957/10/14 TLS[x]from Fox, JamesYour letter of October 4 was received and forwarded to me. One of our Abbots died in Paris.  [from Dom James Fox, Abbot of Gethsemani Abbey]
 1957/10/16 TL[x]to Doherty, CatherineI'm appalled to have the enclosed from Father Abbott [sic] Fox but I just hope that it will work out  [to Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House]
 1957/10/25 TLS[x]from MertonFather Abbot gave me permission to anticipate All Saints with the points that follow, then if you   
 1957/10/26 TL[c]from MertonThis is an afterthought but I think it is a good one. You may receive this on the same day as my   
 1957/10/30 (#01)TALSto MertonSo good to hear from you. I have two letters, one more or less contradicting the other,   
 1957/10/30 (#02)TL[x]to Giroux, RobertI'm enclosing a copy of a letter from Tom dated October 26th. He has sent along this material and I  [to Robert Giroux, at this time editor from the publisher Farrar, Straus and Cudahy in New York City]
 1957/11/06 TL[x]from Doherty, CatherineYour letter, which I just read from my return from Rome and the Lay Congress there and the many long  [copied from the "Curtis Brown, Ltdl" file] news about <i>The Secular Journal</i> being held up by censors "has been quite a blow" - "in absolute dire need of money"
 1957/11/16 TALS[x]from MertonStill no news from that fourth censor. I don't know what he is going to come up with, but I wonder   
 1957/12/16 TALS[x]from MertonThe full official text of the Abbot General's decision has not yet come through, but unofficially   
 1957/12/19 TLS[x]from Doherty, CatherineHappy, holy Christmas to you! And I hope your New Year will be filled with peace and joy!  [from Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House]
 1957/12/30 (#01)TL[x]to Doherty, CatherineI'm terribly sorry to answer your letter of the 19th with any gloom and I've delayed answering it  [to Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Merton's friend also known as "The Baroness", who founded Friendship House and Madonna House]
 1957/12/30 (#02)TL[x]to Giroux, RobertI was upset enough about poor Catherine Doherty reading in the Critic an announcement  [to Robert Giroux, at this time editor from the publisher Farrar, Straus and Cudahy in New York City]
 1958/02/28 TLSto MertonBob quoted to me from your recent letter to him about the SECULAR JOURNAL. I had heard   
 1958/10/20 (#01)TLSto MertonI am enclosing a copy of the letter with all the details of the Catholic Literary Foundation   
 1958/10/20 (#02)TLSfrom Giroux, RobertThe agreement with the Catholic Literary Foundation on THE SECULAR JOURNAL is now final,  [from Robert Giroux, at this time editor from the publisher Farrar, Straus and Cudahy in New York City]
 1958/10/24 TLSto MertonFirst of all, I'm sending you under separate cover two copies of THE COMMONWEAL which carry   
 1958/11/12 TALSto MertonYour memory must <u>really</u> be getting dim! I'm sure it's not more than a couple of weeks   
 1958/11/19 (#01)TLSto MertonI am happy to send you the enclosed letter from Bob Giroux about ART AND WORSHIP. Looks good   
 1958/11/19 (#02)TL[c]from Giroux, RobertI am very much interested in ART AND WORSHIP, the proofs of which Tom has sent me.  [from Robert Giroux, at this time editor from the publisher Farrar, Straus and Cudahy in New York City]
 1958/12/22 TALSto MertonMany thanks for your letter of December 15. The TIMES BOOK REVIEW turned down "the Pasternak Affair   
 1959/01/09 TLSto MertonThanks so much for yours of January 3. I am sorry that the pictures upset you and others   
 1959/01/13 TLS[x]to Giroux, RobertWould you be good enough to send three copies of THE SECULAR JOURNAL OF THOMAS MERTON  [from Ann Howard (Secretary to Stone) to Robert Giroux, at this time editor from the publisher Farrar, Straus and Cudahy in New York City]
 1959/01/26 TL[x]to Giroux, RobertI've had the following from Father Irenaeus, and your secretary has very kindly promised to send him  [to Robert Giroux, at this time editor from the publisher Farrar, Straus and Cudahy in New York City]
 1959/01/27 TL[x] from Giroux, Robert / to Irenaeus HerscherThis is just to say that two copies of THE SECULAR JOURNAL OF THOMAS MERTON have been sent   
 1959/02/20 TALSto MertonI have now read WHAT SHOULD I DO? (The Desert Fathers sayings) and think it is a <u>very</u>   
 1959/03/11 TLSto MertonI'm so happy to hear about THOUGHTS IN SOLITUDE winning the Christopher Award for 1958,   
 1959/03/16  from Merton    
 1959/03/16 TALS[x]from MertonI am confused, overwhelmed, by the bronze medal. (Not really. But it was nice of them anyway.)   
 1959/04/13 TLSto MertonI've just had the following from Bob Giroux at Farrar Straus: "SAYINGS OF THE DESERT FATHERS   
 1959/04/16 TL[x]from MertonFor the past few days there has been in the monastery guess who: one of the censors. Fr Abbot got  [copied from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files - original of letter was likely signed but the bottom of page is cut short] Fr. Paul Bourne, censor from Conyers, Georgia (Holy Ghost / Holy Spirit Trappist Abbey) / problem of censorship - censors proposing editorial changes and not objections to faith and morals - should consult editors and not report to Abbot General / Paul Bourne's objections to <i>Art and Worship</i> / <i>The Wisdom of the Desert</i> / essay "Christianity and Totalitarianism" for <u>Cross Currents</u>
 1959/04/22 (#01)TALSto MertonI'm so happy to have your letter of April 16th which sounds very gay and cheerful, and I have   
 1959/04/22 (#02)TL[c]to Laughlin, JamesI'm so delighted that you want to do THE DESERT FATHERS and, just to get things started, I will   
 1959/04/28 (#02)TL[x] from Merton to James LaughlinIt is good news that the Desert Fathers go to ND and that you are interested in making it a very  [copied from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files - see also letter to Naomi Burton Stone (item number one of this date)] <i>The Wisdom of the Desert</i> - design of the book, archaic versus modern - Victor Hammer and American Uncial font / musical setting for "The Tower of Babel - Vincent Persichetti
 1959/04/28? (#01)TN[x]from MertonHere, in haste, is the copy of my letter to J. So you have everything to date. I am expecting Bob  [copied from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files - see also letter to James Laughlin (item number two of this date)] French edition of <i>Thoughts in Solitude</i> / <i>The Wisdom of the Desert</i>
 1959/05/09 (#01)TLS[x]from MertonWell, imagine that finally the censors came through with their approval for the stuff on Pasternak.  [very difficult to read / possibly a copy made from a copy sent to Robert Giroux by Merton / see also "Giroux" correspondence file]
 1959/05/09 (#02)TLS[x]from MertonWell, imagine that finally the censors came through with their approval for the stuff on Pasternak.  [copied from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files]
 1959/06/02 TLSto MertonI have various letters for which to thank you, and I'm sorry to have been so slow in doing so.   
 1959/06/08 TLSto Merton"Thought" are very keen about the Pasternak article and will probably use it in the Fall, if they   
 1959/06/23 TLSto MertonI'm enclosing herewith the contract for DESERT FATHERS, and I'm sending them to you since you   
 1959/08/07 TALSfrom Giroux, RobertI am glad to enclose our advance check for $500.00 against royalties due on THE SECULAR JOURNAL  [from Robert Giroux, at this time editor from the publisher Farrar, Straus and Cudahy in New York City]
 1959/08/10 TLSto MertonThanks for your letter of August 5th, and I'm sorry about The Critic. Bob is going along with ART   
 1959/08/21 TLSto MertonHerewith the contracts for the selected poems with New Directions. You will see we put in a clause   
 1959/08/31 TLSto MertonOK, please cross out the clause re Mark Van Doren preface and we will explain to New Directions,   
 1959/10/20 (#01)TLSto MertonAs you will see from the enclosed, we have given permission to Rinehart to use POETRY AND THE   
 1959/10/20 (#02)other The undersigned requests a non-exclusive license to reprint [-] Title... POETRY AND THE  [form from Curtis Brown requesting reprint rights for Merton's "Poetry and the Contemplative Life", to be used by Rinehart &amp; Co. publishers for the book <i>Essays in the American Catholic Tradition</i> by P. Albert Duhamel - signed by agents of Curtis Brown and Rinehart]
 1959/11/02 TLSto MertonHere's the answer to various points in your letter of the 23rd. "The Power and Meaning of Love"   
 1959/11/15 TALSto MertonJust a very brief note to thank you so much for your letter of the 7th. The past is much too much   
 1959/11/16 TLSto MertonHere's the business answer to your letter. First of all, about the Merton Reader. This suggestion   
 1960/01/07 TLSto MertonI realized, having re-read my letter to you after 24 hours, that my feelings about "not caring about   
 1960/01/28 TLS[x]from MertonMany thanks to Ann, to Doubleday, for the Anchor and other books I am reading with delicious horror   
 1962/11/25 TL[c]from MertonI have many things to thank you for: and first of all Marina de Berg's book. You have done a very   
 1963/05/01 TALSto MertonHappy St. Joseph the Worker's Day and all that jazz. I simply cannot wait around any longer   
 1963/05/16 TL[c]from MertonWell I finally got a reaction out of Bob. You probably know the lineup. He wants to publish four   
 1963/05/25 TALSto MertonI had planned - and even started dictating - a letter to you yesterday so that you wouldn't think   
 1963/05/29 TALSto MertonVery many thanks for your note with the contracts which of course crosses mine asking for these   
 1963/06/10 TLSto MertonI didn't write you last week because you were on retreat - anyway that sounds like a frightfully   
 1963/06/11 TL[c]from MertonFirst of all, need I say that there is absolutely not a sign of life out of Bob? He has not sent   
 1963/06/22 TALSto MertonSorry to be so slow in writing. I don't know why I find it so hard to call Bob but I do but finally   
 1963/06/25 TL[c]from MertonHere is a letter which finally came from Bob, but it does not say anything very definite.   
 1963/07/01 TALSto MertonMany thanks for yours of June 25th with copy of Bob's. He said he would send me a copy but   
 1963/07/15 TL[c]from MertonI hope you had a good time in Maine. I did as you suggested, and sent the check to Warren Sullivan   
 1963/07/19 TL[c]from MertonThis has been a hot day in every possible sense. Utterly vile heat, and then on top of it a letter   
 1963/07/25 TALSto MertonI have received from Bob today the proposed draft letter and I'm hoping that you will understand -   
 1963/08/20 TLSto MertonI'm beginning to get a little worried at not having heard from you for some time, and because I know   
 1963/08/22 TL[c]from MertonYour letter reached me this morning. Rather fast, in fact. You can imagine what I did with Bob's   
 1963/08/30 TLSto MertonI feel badly that I haven't written to you, but I have wanted to clear my befuddled brain,   
 1963/09/04 HPCSto MertonReading from T Merton at Supper - I can't escape you! [-] So I'm retreating in beautiful natural  [verso: color photograph from the Carmel Retreat House in Oakland, New Jersey]
 1963/09/05 TL[c]from MertonSome questions and difficulties: 1) That editor of a small circulation magazine (Continuum, is new)   
 1963/09/10 TL[c]from MertonI thought the best thing to do was to tell the editor of Continuum, Justus G. Lawler, to get   
 1963/11/14 TALSto MertonI'm sorry to have been silent for so long, but I seem to have been swamped and I really don't see,   
 1963/12/13 TLSto MertonI've been having a very pleasant correspondence with Louis Gales of the Catechetical Guild,   
 1963/12/17 TL[c]from MertonAll right go ahead with the art book for Bob. There is one more thing I want to add, a short   
 1963/12/23 TALSto MertonI have got proofs from the Catechetical Guild of the adaptation from LIFE AND HOLINESS and am   
 1963/12/31 TAL[c]from MertonThis will have to be short and sweet, I am just digging into the huge pile of mail that has   
 1964/01/07 TL[c]from MertonHappy New Year. Several things. First of all I have never heard anything from Tom BurnsYes  
 1964/01/09 (#01)TLSto MertonThe ms. of BLACK REVOLUTION AND COLD WAR arrived safe and sound and has gone off to Bob   
 1964/01/09 (#02)TAL[c]from MertonThe Letter part of that book I sent you have been passed by the censor, a little equivocally,   
 1964/01/28 TALS[x]to MertonThank you very much for the final text of ART AND WORSHIP, which I am delighted to have am  [copied from “Fox, James” file, Series 19, correspondence with Naomi Burton Stone] <i>Art and Worship</i>, "The Cold War and Black Revolution" (published in modified form in the United States as <i>Seeds of Destruction</i>) / thinks Merton's response to a critic of his piece on Dr. Zhivago was uncharitable and should not be included in published form
 1964/01/30 TL[c]from MertonAbout the censorship of BLACK REVOLUTION etc/ To make sure there is no equivocation about it I have   
 1964/02/05 TLSto MertonThanks very much for your letter of January 30th. I have told Bob that you feel the manuscript   
 1964/02/11 TLSto MertonI was very happy to have your letter of February 8th because you sound more cheerful and like   
 1964/02/17 TL[c]from MertonThe piece I wrote for the Vatican Pavilion is only three or four pages. Itis [sic] a sort of script   
 1964/03/03 (#01)TAL[c]from MertonWell, the unthinkable has happened. It usually does. A letter from the new Abbot General cameYes  
 1964/03/03 (#02)TALS[x]from MertonWell, the unthinkable has happened. It usually does. A letter from the new Abbot General cameYes [copied from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files - contains handwritten note not included in published version]
 1964/03/05 TLSto MertonFantastic. I know how deeply upsetting this is for you. I have talked to Bob and he is more   
 1964/03/10 TALSto MertonFirst of all, of course I will get in touch with Harold Robbins about that idea. I wonder why Ed   
 1964/03/13 TL[c]from MertonI have worked out the reason for the misunderstanding with the new General. I had asked the old oneYes  
 1964/04/05 TALSto MertonEnclosed you will see a letter from a Miss Fenton at Geoffrey Chapman and my reply - rather a snippy   
 1964/04/17 (#01)TL[c]from MertonSine [sic] I was just on the phone to a lady in Paris I think I had better go to confession.   
 1964/04/17 (#02)TLS[x]from MertonSine [sic] I was just on the phone to a lady in Paris I think I had better go to confession.  [copied from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files]
 1964/04/20 TL[c]from MertonWill you please take care of this request from Putnam? Obviously I have not the slightest intention   
 1964/05/08 TAL[c]from MertonWhat has become of you? Are you in Maine? I have been hesitating about sending this ms to you,   
 1964/05/11 TALSto MertonI know, I know. It is terrible of me but I feel in a permanent state of having the whole roof fall   
 1964/06/26 TLSto MertonIt's a long time since I've heard from you and I do hope that doesn't mean you have been having more   
 1964/06/27 TAL[c]from MertonYour letter reached me promptly and I am very glad. I am glad also that this new thing turned up   
 1964/07/02 TL[c]to MertonIt was a relief to hear from you because it had been so long and I wondered how things were going.   
 1964/07/17 TLS[x]from Seitz, RonIt has been some time since you have heard from me, and possibly you do not even remember me.  [Ron Seitz writes from Anaheim, California]
 1964/07/23 TL[c]from MertonI might as well send you this. It is not meant to be finished and there would be quite a lot more   
 1964/07/27 TLto MertonFirst of all I wanted to let you know that the liturgy manuscript has arrived safely in Maine.   
 1964/08/03 TAL[c]from MertonThis is mostly about MORE THAN SENTINELS. I am very glad the proofs were sent, enjoyed reading it   
 1964/08/05 (#01)TLSto MertonJust a line to tell you that the new manuscript arrived safely and I have peeked into it and it   
 1964/08/05 (#02)TL[c]from Gordey, BeverlyI hope that after Dr. Merton's note to Madame Tadié, that she will send him the manuscript.   
 1964/08/12 TLSto MertonFirst of all, here is Marie Tadie's note and the clipping to which she refers. Honestly, hasn't   
 1964/08/28 TL[c]from MertonPlease don't worry about the missing pages in "An Interesting Era" (that is only a very provisional   
 1964/08/29 TAL[c]from MertonThanks for the feastday letter. Glad I was mentioned in the diptychs in your monastic parish.   
 1964/09/16 TAL[c]from MertonI promised this man I would do something to help him get his book published in America.   
 1964/09/29 TALSto MertonMany thanks for both your letters and for the manuscript about the French mystic which I have passed   
 1964/10/03 TL[c]from MertonFirst of all thanks for the book. It is beautiful and I especially like the picture on the back   
 1964/10/07 TLSto MertonMany thanks for your letter of October 3 and I hope you are exaggerating wildly about Father Abbot.   
 1964/10/28 TLto MertonJust a line to tell you that I have sent off SEASONS OF CELEBRATION to Bob Giroux. Lovely title   
 1964/11/09 TLSto MertonJust a line to thank you for your letter of October 22nd with one to Marie Tadie and the copy   
 1964/11/23 TALSto MertonMany thanks for your letter and the copy of yours to Marie Tadie. Of course it's perfectly all   
 1964/12/10 TLSto MertonHow very kind of you to autograph the book for Bill Kelley. I know how happy it will make him.   
 1964/12/23 TL[c]from MertonYou are right about the proposition of the Birminghams. I think as a matter off [sic] fact they   
 1965/01/07 (#01)TLSto MertonOfficial type letter. I have delayed approaching you on this because I thought at first the idea   
 1965/01/07 (#02)TALSto MertonI had lunch with Bob Giroux on Tuesday and he told me he was happy with the Liturgy book.   
 1965/01/11 TL[c]from MertonHere is your satellite the shadowy and much sobered "Mr Burton" speaking wraithlike again from   
 1965/01/29 TLto MertonI should have written you long since and meant to write last weekend but I finally managed to write   
 1965/02/13 TL[c]from MertonI can't find your last letter so this may not be a complete answer. Just going by the things I   
 1965/02/16 TLS[x] from Horrigan, Alfred / to James LaughlinI am planning to be in New York City from February 24 to March 3. If your schedule permits, I would  [concerning the establishment of a literary trust for Merton - letter between James Laughlin, editor of New Directions, and Msgr. Alfred Horrigan, president of Bellarmine College]
 1965/02/18 TLS[x]from Laughlin, JamesIt was great to talk with your on the 'phone the other day and I look forward to taking you to lunch  [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of original]
 1965/02/18 (#01)TLS[x]from Laughlin, JamesIt was great to talk with you on the 'phone the other day and I look forward to taking you to lunch  [letter from James Laughlin, editor of New Directions]
 1965/02/18 (#02)TL[x] from Horrigan, Alfred / to James LaughlinIt was good to hear from you again, and I do look forward to another pleasant visit with you,   
 1965/02/23 TLS[x] from Horrigan, Alfred / to James LaughlinThank you so very much for your letter of February 18. In view of the interesting circumstances  [letter between James Laughlin, editor of New Directions, and Msgr. Alfred Horrigan, president of Bellarmine College]
 1965/02/25 TL[x]to Laughlin, JamesVery good to here from you and I agree completely with you and your attitude towards Monsignor  [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of original]
 1965/02/25 (#01)TL[x] from Merton to Alfred HorriganJames Laughlin sent me a copy of his recent letter to you about the literary executorship.  [to Msgr. Alfred Horrigan, president of Bellarmine College]
 1965/02/25 (#02)TL[x]to Laughlin, JamesVery good to hear from you and I agree completely with you and your attitude towards Monsignor   
 1965/03/08 TLS[x]from Laughlin, JamesThank you so much for your fine long letter of February 25th about Tom's affairs. Your ideas  [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of original]
 1965/03/11 TAL[x]to Dwyer, WilliamDid your father speak to you about your possibly agreeing to serve with J. Laughlin of New  [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of original]
 1965/03/18 TLS from Gramatky, Linda / to MertonMiss Burton dictated a letter to you yesterday, but somehow we erased the tape instead and so her   
 1965/03/23 TL[c]from MertonThanks for the letter that got erased from the tape. Linda's run down on it got here this morning.   
 1965/03/26 TL[c]from Dwyer, WilliamI am returning herewith the Thomas Merton correspondence which you left with me last week.  [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of original]
 1965/03/30 (#01)TLSto Dwyer, WilliamMany thanks for your letter of March 26th and I will get in touch with J. Laughlin and we'll try   
 1965/03/30 (#02)TALS[x]to Dwyer, WilliamMany thanks for your letter of March 26th and I will get in touch with J. Laughlin and we'll try to  [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of original]
 1965/03/31 (#01)TL[c]from Dwyer, William<u>Re: Merton Executorship</u> [-] Thank you for your letter of March 30th. If the senior Dwyer   
 1965/03/31 (#02)TL[x]from Dwyer, WilliamThank you for your letter of March 30th. If the senior Dwyer learns that I am accidentally mailing  [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of original]
 1965/04/06 other 4/6/65 - Merton. Merton Executorship [-] 1. Complete list of literary property, including  [Stone's handwritten notes on the executorship of Merton's literary estate]
 1965/04/22 TL[x] from Dwyer, William / to James LaughlinYesterday I received the Merton books which you were kind enough to send to me and I am delighted   
 1965/04/26 TLS from Dwyer, William / to James LaughlinI acknowledge receipt of and thank you for EMBLEMS IN A SEASON OF FURY and ORIGINAL CHILD BOMB   
 1965/05/03 (#01)TL[x]from MertonThis is a quick answer to yours of April 28th, and I am making a copy for J. whom I expect here this  [one faded mimeograph and one preservation xerox]
 1965/05/03 (#02)other[x] <u>Mailing List</u>: MIMEOGRAPHS [-] Bro. Antoninus 217 Laurel Grove Kentfield, California  [one faded mimeograph and one preservation xerox]
 1965/05/06 TLSto MertonThanks so much for your long letter. Terrific efficiency. I am amazed. That's a good idea about   
 1965/05/21 TLSto MertonI don't believe that I sent you a copy of the letter I received from Thomas Merton that he wrote   
 1965/05/21 (#01)TLS[x]to Dwyer, WilliamI don't believe that I sent you a copy of the letter I received from Thomas Merton that he wrote  [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of original]
 1965/05/21 (#02)TL[x]from MertonThis is a quick answer to your of April 28th, and I am making a copy for J. whom I expect here this  [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of original - enclosed with letter of 1965/05/21 from Stone to William Dwyer]
 1965/05/21 (#03)otherfrom Merton<u>Mailing List</u>: MIMEOGRAPHS [-] Bro. Antoninus 217 Laurel  [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of original - enclosed with letter of 1965/05/21 from Stone to Dwyer - mailing list of people to whom his mimeographs are sent - copies are quite faded]
 1965/05/24 TL[c]from MertonThanks for your letter and the clipping. What is the simplest thing to do about those songs   
 1965/05/27 TLSto MertonThanks for your letter of May 24th, which I will answer briefly. I am pretty sure that you ought   
 1965/05/no other COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK [-] The Library Reporter [-] May 1965 [-] Number 12  [includes holdings of the Columbia University Library, including manuscripts by Merton - "50 manuscripts and printed versions of the poems and prose writings of the Reverend Thomas Merton of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Trappist, Kentucky."]
 1965/06/01 (#01)TLSto Dwyer, WilliamHere's another efficient thing from Thomas Merton; namely, a list of all the mimeographed things   
 1965/06/01 (#02)other <u>Partial Check-list of Stencils: Father Louis - May 1965</u> 1. Cistercian Theology -St Bernard  [Merton's typed list of 83 mimeographs with some handwritten notes]
 1965/06/14 (#01)TLSto Dwyer, WilliamI'm enclosing herewith two binders from Sister Therese which are catalogues of Father Louis's work.   
 1965/06/14 (#02)TALS[x] from Gramatky, Linda / to William DwyerI'm enclosing herewith two binders from Sister Therese which are catalogues of Father Louis's work.  [Linda Gramatky was secretary to Naomi Burton Stone]
 1965/06/15 TL[c]from MertonPlease excuse this paper. The secretary of Fr Abbot, or both secretaries, are working on the copies   
 1965/06/22 (#01)TLSto Dwyer, WilliamI thought you'd like to know that our boy, Merton, has now got both of the Abbot's secretaries   
 1965/06/22 (#02)TALS[x]to Dwyer, WilliamI thought you'd like to know that our boy, Merton, has now got both of the Abbot's secretaries  [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of original]
 1965/06/26 TL[c]from MertonSorry about that business of the Mass for Dorothy Bell: I mean sorry that you did not get any   
 1965/07/06 TL[c]from MertonHere is the manuscript of MYSTICS AND ZEN MASTERS which you want to give to Bob. I think   
 1965/07/17 TL[c]from MertonHere is the copy of the letter I finally got around to writing Tom Burns. I wanted you to have it,   
 1965/07/21 (#01)TLSto MertonI'm enclosing a whole bunch of contracts that the little monks have been busily thermofaxing for you   
 1965/07/21 (#02)TLS[x]to Dwyer, WilliamI'm enclosing a whole bunch of contracts that the little monks have been busily thermofaxing for you  [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of original]
 1965/07/22 (#01)TL[c]from Dwyer, William<u>Re: Thomas Merton</u> I am receiving great stacks of materials from you and promise to do   
 1965/07/22 (#02)TL[x]from Dwyer, WilliamI am receiving great stacks of materials from you and promise to do my best to digest them.  [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of original]
 1965/07/23 HLSfrom MertonMany thanks for your letter. I have not heard anything from Bob yet but will let you know as soon   
 1965/08/01 HLS[x]from MertonThanks for your letter and for the masterpiece about [indecipherable word..]. I had a hard time   
 1965/08/04 (#01)TLto MertonSorry I didn't acknowledge sooner yours of July 23rd with the communique from Genovefa, whose last   
 1965/08/04 (#02)TL[c]to MertonSorry I didn't acknowledge sooner yours of July 23rd with the communique from Genovefa, whose last   
 1965/08/04 (#03)TLSto MertonI'm really absolutely delighted with TRUTH AND VIOLENCE in every aspect. It's given me many things   
 1965/08/04 (#04)TL[c]to MertonI'm really absolutely delighted with TRUTH AND VIOLENCE in every aspect. It's given me many things   
 1965/08/04 (#05)TL[x]from Giroux, RobertI am delighted with MYSTICS AND ZEN MASTERS, and have written Tom to tell him so. I proposed   
 1965/08/09 (#01)TL[c]from MertonThanks for your letter of the 4th. There is of course a lot more of the Journal material scatteredYes  
 1965/08/09 (#02)TLS[x]from MertonThanks for your letter of the 4th. There is of course a lot more of the Journal material scatteredYes  
 1965/08/10 (#01)TALSfrom MertonHere are the roughest rough copies of two other sections of the Journal. Night Spirit and Dawn AirYes  
 1965/08/10 (#02)TL[c]from MertonHere are the roughest rough copies of two other sections of the Journal. Night Spirit and Dawn AirYes  
 1965/08/11 TL[c]to MertonI'm terribly sorry to hear you're in the hospital. Please let me know how you are and do take care   
 1965/08/12 TLSto MertonI wanted to answer at once your letter of August 9th. Yesterday I mailed a letter from New York   
 1965/08/17 TL[c]from MertonThis is just to thank you very, very much for your really understanding letter. In a thing likeYes  
 1965/08/23 TLto MertonI'm dictating this letter on St. Bernard's Day, even though it won't be typed up until Monday,   
 1965/08/25 TALS[x]from MertonI thought I had mentioned that perhaps Harpers might want a bit of the Journal material,Yes  
 1965/08/31 TLS[x]from MertonGlad to see that you have the fans all stirred up (Catholic Digest). Yes, thanks for telling peopleYes  
 1965/09/01 TLS[x]to MertonThanks so much for your letter of August 25 and I don't think you did mention the material for   
 1965/09/01 (#01)TL[c]to MertonThanks so much for your letter of August 25th and I don't think you did mention the material   
 1965/09/01 (#02)TALS[x]to MertonThanks so much for your letter of August 25th and I don't think you did mention the material   
 1965/09/10 (#01)TLS[x]from MertonProbably the best thing would be for you to plan on coming down in November, about the middle   
 1965/09/10 (#02)TLto MertonMany thanks for your letter of August 31st. Yes, J did write about the paperback of BEHAVIOR   
 1965/09/10 (#03)TALto MertonMany thanks for your letter of August 31st. Yes, J did write about the paperback of BEHAVIOR   
 1965/09/16 (#01)TLSfrom MertonMany thanks for the wonderful offer for Conjectures. I make haste to accept, even though Fr Abbot   
 1965/09/16 (#02)TL[c]from MertonMany thanks for the wonderful offer for Conjectures. I make haste to accept, even though Fr Abbot   
 1965/09/17 TL[c]to MertonJust a line to say that it might be a little bit better if I planned to come down in December, but I   
 1965/09/22 (#01)TLSto MertonI'll probably be writing you from home within the next week or two as I'm going to be on vacation,   
 1965/09/22 (#02)TLto MertonI'll probably be writing you from home within the next week or two as I'm going to be on vacation,   
 1965/10/01 TLSto MertonI hear from Jacques Maritain that he is having some difficulty placing the translation   
 1965/10/05 TALSfrom MertonSorry, problem again. Once more it is Marie Tadié, and since Doubleday is concerned I think I might   
 1965/10/14 TALSfrom MertonI will send this to your office to await your return from vacation. As you see I am embarrassed by   
 1965/10/26 (#01)TALSfrom MertonTomorrow I hope to send off the manuscript of <u>Barth's Dream and Other Conjectures</u>.Yes  
 1965/10/26 (#02)TL[c]from MertonTomorrow I hope to send off the manuscript of <u>Barth's Dream and Other Conjectures</u>.Yes  
 1965/10/27 TALSto MertonI'm back at work and have various letters of yours to answer. I'll start at the wrong end with   
 1965/10/30 TLSfrom MertonThanks for the letter. It is perfectly all right about the title. I recognize that you areYes  
 1965/11/04 (#01)TCSfrom MertonHere is that list I was promising. Also a meditation I wrote for some nice Anglican nuns, and which   
 1965/11/04 (#02)otherfrom Merton<u>BOOKS</u> by Thomas Merton. As of 1966. [-] *-ones marked with asterisk are to be omitted from  [mimeographed list of Merton's books at the time - handwritten note about asterisks marking books not to be included on printed lists, including <i>Exile Ends in Glory</i>, <i>What Are These Wounds?</i>, <i>The Last of the Fathers</i>, and <i>The Behavior of Titans</i>]
 1965/11/09 (#01)TLSto Dwyer, WilliamBecause we just signed a contract with the Abbey of Gethsemani for a book by Thomas Merton, he sent   
 1965/11/09 (#02)TALS[x]to Dwyer, WilliamBecause we just signed a contract with the Abbey of Gethsemani for a book by Thomas Merton,  [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of original - encloses list Merton compiled of his books to that time]
 1965/11/09 (#03)TALSto MertonThanks very much for your post card and a list of books which really you sent along last week too   
 1965/11/09 (#04)TL[c]to MertonThanks very much for your post card and a list of books which really you sent along last week too   
 1965/11/09 (#05)HNSfrom MertonDelighted if you can come next week. I will await information from Abbot. As to that editing job   
 1965/11/12 TLSto MertonHasty line to say that I have finished the book and am EXTREMELY enthusiastic. Agree some cutting   
 1965/11/15 TLSfrom MertonI did not get your letter until Saturday, and this reply may not reach you in time, though it should   
 1965/11/22 (#01)TLSfrom MertonThis is just a quick note about the parts of Conjectures that can safely be sent out to magazines.   
 1965/11/22 (#02)TL[c]from MertonThis is just a quick note about the parts of Conjectures that can safely be sent out to magazines.   
 1965/11/26 HNSfrom MertonHere is the preface. I think it is less bad, but if you want to edit it further, go ahead.   
 1965/11/29 TALSto MertonFirst of all, here is the November 27 issue of the <u>New Yorker</u> and I will get the missing one   
 1965/12/09 (#01)TLto MertonI have been over the Preface and made some suggestions and am attaching a copy of it with those   
 1965/12/09 (#02)TL[c]to MertonI have been over the Preface and made some suggestions and am attaching a copy of it with those  [2 identical carbons]
 1965/12/09 (#03)other[x]to MertonRELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE [-] THE MOST IMPORTANT CATHOLICS? [-] By Religious News Service  [news clipping regarding a late 1965 issue of <u>The Critic</u>, list Merton as one of "The 15 Most Important Catholics in the U.S.A."]
 1965/12/11 HNSfrom MertonThanks for tidying up the preface. I will write a decent letter soon, I hope. Meanwhile, in case   
 1965/12/12 (#01)TALSfrom MertonThe idea of a book on prayer is a god one. I would not think of the "Climate of M.P." as a nucleus   
 1965/12/12 (#02)TALSfrom MertonThe idea of a book on prayer is a god one. I would not think of the "Climate of M.P." as a nucleus   
 1965/12/13 TLSto MertonJohn Delaney is asking whether you have come to a final conclusion about THE SPIRITUAL READING   
 1965/12/16 (#01)TLSfrom MertonI have just written John Delaney saying I regret that I cannot edit that "Treasury etc" book.   
 1965/12/16 (#02)TL[c]from MertonI have just written John Delaney saying I regret that I cannot edit that "Treasury etc" book.   
 1965/12/17 TL[c] from Ellis, Elisabeth / to MertonThanks for returning the Preface to CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY BYSTANDER and for your letter   
 1965/12/22 TL[c]to MertonThanks very much for returning the Preface and for your letter of December 12. It was a good letter   
 1966/01/14 TL[c]from MertonYour letter of the 11th reached me this morning. I can give you the names of the censors as follows   
 1966/01/17 (#01)TALSto MertonThis is a copy of a memo from Larry Reed who is in charge of our Copyright department   
 1966/01/17 (#02)TLS from Reed, Larry / to Lisa RayRE: CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY BYSTANDER by Thomas Merton [-] Two portions of this book  [from Larry Reed of the copyright department of Doubleday publishers to Lisa Ray of the production department of Doubleday - carbon copy to Stone which she forwards to Merton]
 1966/01/19 (#01)TLSto MertonThanks very much for your letter of January 14 and for the names of the censors and the set up   
 1966/01/19 (#02)TLS from Krieger, Ellen / to Gay EllisRE: CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY BYSTANDER by Thomas Merton [-] We have looked through   
 1966/01/22 (#01)TLSfrom MertonThis is in answer to various queries. First as regards copyrights. Two other pieces of the book   
 1966/01/22 (#02)TL[c]from MertonThis is in answer to various queries. First as regards copyrights. Two other pieces of the book   
 1966/01/26 TL[c]to MertonThanks very much indeed for all the information which I'm sure will be helpful. The Permissions   
 1966/01/27 TL[c]to Fox, JamesThank you very much for your letter of January 24. I think your letter is a masterpiece and I shall   
 1966/01/31 TL[c]to MertonTwo kind friends have now sent me the full article in the Louisville <u>Courier-Journal</u>.   
 1966/02/04 TLSfrom MertonI think Ed Rice is worried about everybody. He told me that Bob Lax was very ill in Greece whenYes  
 1966/02/08 (#01)TL[c]to Fox, JamesThank you for your wonderful letter of February 2 and for the copy of the Louisville <u>Courier-</u>   
 1966/02/08 (#02)TL[c]from MertonYour letter of February 4 was very reassuring and really made me laugh. I don't know why I should   
 1966/02/08 (#03)TALSto Delaney, JohnI thought you would be interested in seeing these two communications from Father Abbot and Tom re Ed  [see "Delaney, John" file for hard copy]
 1966/02/08 (#04)TALSfrom Delaney, JohnGive me a ring Monday and let us talk it over. I think you should do something about Ed Rice and  [see "Delaney, John" file for hard copy - no date - reply on the same memorandum as Naomi Burton Stone's message to Delaney]
 1966/02/14 TNSfrom MertonThis is just a note to say that the official date for the imprimi potest is Feb. 9th, 1966.   
 1966/02/15 TL[c]to Rice, EdwardYou know you really got me so scared about Tom and his health when you came by a week or so ago  [to Merton's friend Ed Rice, editor of <u>Jubilee</u> magazine]
 1966/02/17 TLS from Ellis, Elisabeth / to MertonThanks very much for your card of February 14th with the official date for the <u>imprimi potest</u>  [from Elisabeth Gaynor Ellis, Secretary to Naomi Burton]
 1966/02/23 TL[c]from MertonI know Jay's acknowledged your card about the <u>imprimi potest</u> and I was very glad to have that   
 1966/03/08 TLSto MertonFirst of all, about your copyedited manuscript. I know you can't put dates into it because you have   
 1966/03/09 TLSfrom MertonThe ms of CONJECTURES went off, or should have gone off, yesterday. I do not send these things out   
 1966/03/11 TL[c]from MertonWell, the ms went back with the dates dutifully inserted. I only go[t] your letter this morning.   
 1966/03/24 TAL[c]to MertonFive hundred things to say. First of all, we took all the dates out and put the ms. back as it was.   
 1966/03/30 TL[c]to MertonMany thanks for your good and long letter of March 24th. I am so glad to have the straight dope   
 1966/04/02 HNSfrom MertonOperation went ok. Still in hospital. Bit painful. Hope to get out soon. Glad to hear about   
 1966/04/07 TL[c]to MertonTerribly glad to hear you are getting along all right though I'm very sorry it's so painful.   
 1966/04/26 TL[c]to MertonI've now completed my slow but enjoyable reading of the Monastic material you have sent in.   
 1966/05/02 (#01)TLSfrom MertonFirst, I was told proofs of <u>Conjectures</u> were being sent on April 25th, which is already   
 1966/05/02 (#02)TL[c]from MertonFirst, I was told proofs of <u>Conjectures</u> were being sent on April 25th, which is already  [2 copies]
 1966/05/05 (#01)TLSto MertonGood about the MONASTICISM IN CRISIS which will do for a working title. I thought of asking if we   
 1966/05/05 (#02)TL[c]to MertonGood about the MONASTICISM IN CRISIS which will do for a working title. I thought of asking if we   
 1966/05/10 TLSfrom MertonThanks for yours of the 5th. Ok, I got someone to send CHURCH IN GODLESS WORLD. It should   
 1966/05/16 TL[c]from MertonJust a line to tell you that the manuscripts arrived in Maine. I was convinced I read the cell one,   
 1966/05/24 TL[c]to Fox, JamesFirst of all, thanks so much for the beautiful postcard from Mepkin. I was so pleased to have it   
 1966/05/25 TL[c]to Tadié, MarieThanks so much for your letter of May 12th and I was writing Father Abbot at Gethsemani to day so I   
 1966/06/13 TL[c]from MertonI was asked to write this article for the Jornal do Brasil in Rio, part of a series in which Toynbee   
 1966/06/16 TLSto MertonThanks very much for your card and the copy of IS THE WORLD A PROBLEM? I see that this has already   
 1966/06/22 (#01)TL[c]from MertonYour letter about the contract terms came yesterday and as far as I can understand they are fine.   
 1966/06/22 (#02)other[c]from MertonCONTENTS OF BOOK PROVISIONALLY CALLED WORLDLY ESSAYS [-] Sent to Doubleday for consideration   
 1966/07/12 TL[c]to Holloway, JamesThank you very much for your letter of July 8th. I've just written Father Merton about the Church  [2 copies]
 1966/07/12 (#01)TALSto MertonVarious things: first of all, we are going ahead with contracts and they'll be going off   
 1966/07/12 (#02)TL[c]to MertonVarious things: first of all, we are going ahead with contracts and they'll be going off   
 1966/07/17 TL[c]from MertonThanks for yours of the 12th about <u>Worldly Essays</u>. Yes, I thoroughly agree. I am not   
 1966/07/23 (#01)TL[c]from MertonI am glad we are dropping the whole idea of "Wrldly Essays" [sic]. But now, along those same lines   
 1966/07/23 (#02)TLS[x]from MertonI am glad we are dropping the whole idea of "Wrldly Essays" [sic]. But now, along those same lines   
 1966/07/26 TLSto MertonThanks very much for yours of July 17th and I am glad you agree about WORLDLY ESSAYS.   
 1966/08/04 (#01)TLSto MertonMany thanks for your letter about THE CHURCH IN THE GODLESS WORLD. I've talked to John Delaney   
 1966/08/04 (#02)TL[c]from MertonMany thanks for your letter about THE CHURCH IN THE GODLESS WORLD. I've talked to John Delaney   
 1966/08/09 (#01)TL[c]from MertonThanks for yours of the 4th. I am very glad to be able to put aside and forget THE CHURCH AND THE   
 1966/08/09 (#02)other[c]from MertonPlease send free publicity copies of CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY BYSTANDER to the following: Erich  [list of names and addresses for publicity copies of <i>Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander</i>]
 1966/08/16 (#01)TLSto MertonThanks so much for yours of August 9th and we're all agreed then the THE [sic] CHURCH IN THE   
 1966/08/16 (#02)TL[x] from Zino, Vittorio / to John DelaneyThis will confirm my telephone conversation of this morning with respect to the offending epithets  [from Vittorio Zino of New York City to John J. Delaney, an editor with Doubleday publishers]
 1966/08/25 TL[x]to Holloway, JamesFather Merton has decided now that he is not going to make a full length book from the material he  [to Jim Holloway, who was professor at Berea College in Kentucky was co-founder and editor with Will Campbell of Katallagete (Greek for "be reconciled!"), a magazine sponsored by the Committee of Southern Churchmen (CSC) - see the "Holloway, James" file for more letters]
 1966/08/26 TL[c]from MertonRegarding Vittorio Emmanuele Zino. Yes he did write to me and I wrote back explaining that I was   
 1966/08/31 TLSto Fox, JamesThanks very much for your long letter of the 20th. Oh dear, Marie Tadie really is the limit, isn't   
 1966/09/07 TLSto MertonI discussed with John Delaney the possibility of making the change in the text that Emmanuele Zino   
 1966/09/12 TL[c]from MertonThanks for your letter and for the letters from <u>Life</u>. I have had a fair amount of mail,   
 1966/09/15 (#01)TALSto MertonJust a line to let you know that <u>Aelred Riveaux</u> by Aelred Squire, O.P. has arrived safely,   
 1966/09/15 (#02)TL[x]from MertonCONJECTURES OF A GUILTY BYSTANDER [-] Being the famous man of letters of the Abbey of Gethsemani  [review of Merton's <i>Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander</i> - review from the <u>Virginia Kirkus Service</u> from September of 1966]
 1966/09/18 TL[c]from MertonThanks for your letter and for the Virginia Kirkus review. Makes the book sound like an awful mess.   
 1966/09/27 TLSto MertonThanks very much for your letter of September 18th and for letting me have Father Aelred Squire's   
 1966/10/01 (#01)TL[c]from MertonMany thanks for yours of the 27th Sept. Enclosed is the latest "little monk" pitch and I don't like   
 1966/10/01 (#02)TLS[x]from MertonMany thanks for yours of the 27th Sept. Enclosed is the latest "little monk" pitch and I don't like   
 1966/10/01 (#03)other[x] "Singing a People Upward" [-] Awarded Sacred Writings of Thomas Merton, Renowned Author, Poet  [flier advertising the donation of 8 of Merton's poems, "Reflections on Love" (Freedom Songs) to Robert Lawrence Williams - flier by Williams to promote a foundation supporting the "African and Negro Missions"]
 1966/10/16 TL[c]from MertonTwo things: first Marie Tadie has finally become such a fantastic nuisance to everyone that   
 1966/10/17 TL[c]to MertonThe brochure and your letter of October 1st are absolutely incredible - I mean, the brochure is   
 1966/11/11 (#01)TLSto Norbert, Br., O.C.S.O.I am writing you as I believe Father Abbot is in South America and I did not particularly want to   
 1966/11/11 (#02)TL[c]to Tadié, MarieI was sorry to have your letter of November 4 but I really do not know what I can do about it. It   
 1966/11/16 HLS[x]from Tadié, MarieThank you for your letter of November 11. If I have been obliged to ask permission to translate   
 1966/11/30 (#01)TL[c]to Tadié, MarieThank you for your letter of November 16. I don't feel I can write to Father Louis, since he does   
 1966/11/30 (#02)TL[c]to Fox, JamesThanks so much for the photograph of Vina del Mar - I was a bit startled when I first looked at it   
 1966/12/08 TLSto MertonI wanted to acknowledge the ten articles, introductions etc. which arrived in two packages last week   
 1966/12/16 TL[c]from MertonMany things to thank you for: first I enjoyed "Partridge in a Pear Tree" which is really charming   
 1966/12/25? HCSfrom Ascherl, JoeI miss you here in New York - but I know how happy you are up in York village. And thank you   
 1967/01/27 (#01)TL[c]from MertonSorry I didn't come through immediately with the answer on the Antoninus photo your first time.   
 1967/01/27 (#02)TALS[x]from Jeannie [?]"Seven Story [sic] Mountain" has done it again and I am so pleased and excited I can hardly stand it  [see also the "Miller, Frank" file for more information about the political cartoonist from <u>Des Moines Register and Tribune</u>]
 1967/01/30 HLSto Fox, JamesAha. I knew that poor M.T. would eventually appear in her true colors to the lawyer. Not that she  Merton's response is handwritten on envelope, "Very Good! Now we are all unanimous…"
 1967/02/01 TLSto MertonThanks so much for yours of January 27. I did get a copy of your memo on the Antoninus picture,   
 1967/02/03 TLS[c]from Fox, JamesI just received your wonderful letter of January 30. Since I just wrote you and sent you Father   
 1967/02/04 TL[c]from MertonI am writing this fast as we go on retreat this evening. Unfortunately the doctor said yesterday   
 1967/02/06 TLSto Fox, JamesThank you for both of your letters. I return Fr Louis' notes -- in case they [sic] Devil's Advocate  Stone returns proposed draft of Tadié contract with Merton's handwritten notes
 1967/02/15 TALSto MertonI am so distressed about the operation but let's pray that it will really banish the bursitis   
 1967/02/24 (#01)TLSto MertonThanks for your card and I shall aim for mid-Aril. Better all around since we got deluged with snow  [one color photo enclosed of Naomi Burton's husband, Melville E. (Ned) Stone, on a snow-covered road in front of their house in rural New York]
 1967/02/24 (#02)TL[c]to Bourne, RussellMany thanks for yours of February 17th and the enclosed document. Perhaps I didn't make it clear  [to Russell Bourne, an editor working for Time-Life Books in New York City - see also "Bourne, Russell" file]
 1967/03/06 TLSto MertonThought you might like to see this from the Tablet if you haven't already. I sent Fr Squire's book   
 1967/03/09 TL[c]from MertonDon't worry about the Amiya Chakravarty book. He (he) wants to use a short piece of about 1500   
 1967/03/21 (#01)TLSto MertonI am planning now to fly from New York to Louisville on a plane that arrives about 12.20 - at least   
 1967/03/21 (#02)other "No, Brother Boniface, I don't think we can meditate better after a wine break."  [cartoon enclosed with Stone's letter to Merton depicting two monks and a caption]
 1967/03/29 TLSto MertonJust a line to tell you that the information I gave you previously about planes is no longer true.   
 1967/04/05 HNSfrom Merton    
 1967/04/24 TLSto MertonArrived here safe and sound yesterday morning. Seems longer ago. It is a beautiful city   
 1967/05/04 TLSto MertonFor the record, we have made a sale of second serial rights in CONJECTURES   
 1967/05/07 TL[c]from MertonMany thanks for the note from New Orleans. I suppose you are back in the wilds now and that they   
 1967/05/23 (#01)TL[c]from MertonMany thanks for the photos. I was happy to get them and thought most of them were satisfactory,   
 1967/05/23 (#02)TLS[x]from Glass, GwenRe: CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY BYSTANDER by Thomas Merton [-] I am happy to tell you that we have  [from Gwen Glass of Doubleday publishers]
 1967/05/30 TL[c]from MertonI enclose a copy of a letter from Sor Emmanuel, who has been a very genrrous [sic] and devoted   
 1967/06/06 (#01)TALSto MertonThanks so much for your letter of May 23rd, and I'm so glad you like the photographs. I thought   
 1967/06/06 (#02)TLS[x] from Smith, Lawrence / to Gwen GlassThank you for your letter of June 15th. I shall be very pleased to tell Vozes that Thomas Merton  [from Lawrence Smith, who was an authors' and publishers' representative from Buenos Aires, Argentina, representing the publisher Editôria Vozes Limitada, to Gwen Glass of Doubleday publishers]
 1967/07/03 TL[c]from MertonA small problem: do you know anything about this? It is a little perplexing to me and if you can   
 1967/07/10 (#01)TLSto MertonWhat a peculiar mystery. I wonder what the essay will turn out to be. You don't make it   
 1967/07/10 (#02)TLSto MertonI thought you would like to be reassured about Sor Emmanuel and the translation of CONJECTURES   
 1967/07/15 TL[c]from MertonThanks for your letter. I have heard back from the man at Columbia, Wesley First, and he admitsYes  
 1967/07/25 TALSto MertonMany thanks for yours of July 15th. I'll call the dogs off on the Columbia essay, I'm that it's   
 1967/08/22 TLSto MertonI was quite wrong on THE SIGN OF JONAS. It is out of print in Image books because we sold out all   
 1967/09/26 TL[c]from MertonJohn Slate, my friend who was going to take care of the legal end of the literary estate, has died.Yes  
 1967/09/29 TLSto MertonSo glad to hear from you. I think JOURNAL OF MY ESCAPE sounds a wonderful idea. I only have   
 1967/10/04 (#01)HLSto Fox, JamesThank you for your letters of Sept. 29 and 30 and enclosures. I do agree with Fr. Louis. The   
 1967/10/04 (#02)TL[c]from MertonIt was good to get your letter of Sept. 29th. About the <u>Journal of my Escape.</u>   
 1967/10/16 TLSto MertonThanks so much for your letter of the 4th. Why don't we skip November. It is not too easy for me   
 1967/10/19 (#01)TLSto Fox, JamesMany thanks for your letter of October 12th. I don't know what to say about Marie Tadie. It is   
 1967/10/19 (#02)TL[c]from MertonI am answering your letter right away because first of all, if you can possibly come in November,Yes  
 1967/12/16 TALS[x]from MertonTo get up to date on business before Christmas. First, the typing of <u>Journal of my Escape</u> is   
 1967/12/26 TLto MertonA lot of things about which to write. I meant to send you a CARE package before Christmas but never   
 1968/01/10 TLSto MertonJust a very hasty note to say that something frightful seems to have happened to that Cargoes tape.   
 1968/01/15 TALSto MertonThanks for your letter of January 4th. It arrived here on the 9th just as I was going down to New   
 1968/01/19 TL[c]from MertonYour long and patient letter reached me yesterday. In the middle of a bad bout of flu. I spentYes  
 1968/01/24 TL[c]from MertonThe Cargo tape came back to me and I immediately sent it off to you without unpacking it.   
 1968/01/31 TLSto MertonThanks for your letter of January 24, which just arrived. I shall look forward to receiving   
 1968/02/07 HNSfrom Merton    
 1968/02/07 TL[c]from MertonAbout Journal of my Escape. In a day or two I hope to have the mimeographed copy in the mail.   
 1968/02/13 TL[c]from MertonI am sure nothing is wrong with the Cargo Tape. It is not back yet, but from your letter I can tell   
 1968/02/16 TLSto MertonI am enclosing our check for $1548.70 and the six months' statement on CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY   
 1968/02/21 HNSfrom Merton    
 1968/02/21 (#01)TL[c]from MertonThis is to acknowledge receipt of the royalties for CONJECTURES. Many thanks.   
 1968/02/21 (#02)TLSto MertonI'm glad to report that the manuscript of JOURNAL OF MY ESCAPE FROM THE NAZIS arrived safely   
 1968/02/27 (#01)TL[c]from MertonThis is about the Cargo idea. First of all, the tape is on its way back to you. I checked itYes  
 1968/02/27 (#02)TLS[x]from MertonThis is about the Cargo idea. First of all, the tape is on its way back to you. I checked itYes  
 1968/03/01 TLSto MertonThank you so much for your good letter of Feb 27th - and I really mean good letter, not that   
 1968/03/03 TL[c]from MertonMany thanks for the letter about JOURNAL OF ESCAPE. I found it highly encouraging, naturally, and IYes  
 1968/05/04 TL[c]from MertonWell, here it is the evening of Derby Day and I do not even know who won. (Just feel funny, notYes  
 1968/06/20 TLSto MertonAt last final word on JOURNAL OF MY ESCAPE. At the business meeting in New York I was authorized   
 1968/06/24 TL[c]from MertonI have given a couple of days of careful thought and prayer to your letter of the 20th about   
 1968/06/27 TL[c]from MertonThe reshuffled ms is on the way to the NY office with a new title: MY ARGUMENT WITH THE GESTAPOYes  
 1968/07/20 TL[c]from MertonThree weeks or so ago I sent the final ms of Journal of my Escape with new title: My ARGUMENT WITH   
 1968/08/06 TLSto MertonHerewith your statement for the six months ending April 30 1968 in CONJECTURES and our check   
 1968/08/19 TL[c]from MertonTerrific heat here for a long time. That is one reason why I have been slow to answer letters.Yes  
 1968/09/02 TLSto MertonThree letters to thank you for. On receiving the first of Aug 19th I phoned the office   
 1968/09/05 HCSto MertonExcuse paper! It's just the nearest. Have received new collection  [written on a "Thank You" card]
 1968/09/06 TALS[x]from MertonVery many thanks for yours of the 6th. First, about Argument with Gestapo (better title?).  [annotations by Stone]
 1969/02/14 other[x]by Stone, Naomi BurtonOn December 10th, 1968, Thomas Merton died at the age of 53 in Bangkok, Thailand, where he had gone  [copy (with photocopied corrections) of a manscript of Stone's essay, "A Note on the Author and This Book", published in Merton's <i>My Argument with the Gestapo</i>]
 1969/05/23 TL[c]to Tadié, MarieMany thanks for your letter of May 2nd and the copy of the letter from Father Francois Louvel.   
 1969/05/29 TLS[x]from Tadié, MarieMany thanks for your letter of May 23d. Il [sic] will be some months before "The Spiritual Father   
 1969/06/03 TL[c]to Tadié, MarieMany thanks for your letter of May 29th. With reference to your second point, there is, of course,   
 1972/07/27 other[x]to Center from Stone, Naomi BurtonI hereby grant permission that all my correspondence from Curtis Brown, Ltd. and Doubleday   
 undated/02/21 TALSfrom JoachimI am so late in telling you about "The World of Thomas Merton" but it was a smash! It's absolutely   
 undated/05/24 HLSto MertonHaving made such a wash of things (clearly <u>I</u> am the one who fails to communicate adequately)   
 undated/07/09 HLSto MertonI really was very happy to have your last letter. I am writing this by hand because I cannot   
 undated/no/no (#01)TL[c]from MertonThanks for your good letter. I am sorry to hear that RS is being tiresome but I am not surprised.   
 undated/no/no (#02)TLS[x]from MertonThanks for your good letter. I am sorry to hear that RS is being tiresome but I am not surprised.  [copied from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files]
 undated/no/no (#03)TLSto MertonI am delighted to tell you that we have accepted, on your behalf, the following offer from Hollis  [top of page missing]
 undated/no/no (#04)other Barth's Dream. 1956-1961. Truth and Violence. -1961-1962. Night Spirit and Dawn Air. 1962-  [handwritten note by Merton]
 undated/no/no (#05)otherto Giroux, RobertThis will confirm our understanding that we shall make a special discount offer to the trade  [top of page missing]
        

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