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Merton's Correspondence with:

Rhoda Rissin

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1961
Volume: 9 item(s); 9 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Rhoda Rissin was Assistant to James Laughlin, head of New Directions publishers from Norfolk, Connecticut.

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Series List

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

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1960/10/03 TL[x] to Merton With reference to your two poems, "A Practical Program for Monks" and "An Elegy for Five Old Ladies" asking if two poems, both previously published in "Pax" number 7, need approval by Catholic censors «detailed view»
2. 1961/06/29 TLS to Merton Thank you for your note of the 27th, and the proof of "A Song for Nobody," which I have dispatched «detailed view»
3. 1961/12/06 TLS to Merton J. Laughlin has passed to me your letter about magazine placements of your poems. I have sent «detailed view»
4. 1961/12/13 (#01) TLS to Merton I am glad to be able to report that the "Saturday Review" has accepted for publication your poem «detailed view»
5. 1961/12/13 (#02) TLS  from Skillin, Edward S. / to Merton We are happy to accept for publication "The Moslems' Angel of Death" and to send along herewith [from Edward S. Skillin of The Commonweal in New York City, sent 1961/12/12 to James Laughlin to forward to Merton] «detailed view»
6. 1962/01/22 TL[x] to Merton The enclosed copy of letter from Gerard Piel at "Scientific American" about his article did not «detailed view»
7. 1963/02/26 TL[c] from Merton In the front matter of EMBLEMS we ought to mention the following. Poems in this book have appeared «detailed view»
8. 1965/01/22 TLS[x] from Duke, Vernon Your letter of January 13 received. I'm very glad to learn that you decided to le me use [forwarded to Merton - from Vernon Duke of Pacific Palisades, California, to Rhoda Rissin] «detailed view»
9. 1965/01/26 TALS to Merton Thank you for your letter of January 22nd, with the interesting details of Miss Beecher-Malukov's «detailed view»

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