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Merton's Correspondence with:

Naomi Burton Stone; Burton, Naomi; Naomi Burton

Stone, Naomi Burton, 1911-2004  printer

 
 

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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Related Information and Links

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

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1947/03/26 TLS[x] to Merton I have been in correspondence with Laughlin about not only the new collection of poems [verso contains some minor corrections in pen by Merton for The Seven Storey Mountain] contracts for The Tears of the Blind Lions and A Man in the Divided Sea / whether to publish Journal of My Escape from the Nazis «detailed view»
2. 1947/04/09 TALS to Merton Thank you very much for your letter and copy of yours to Laughlin. I am very happy indeed that you «detailed view»
3. 1947/04/14 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter which I am answering at once to tell you that if you want to tell Laughlin «detailed view»
4. 1947/04/17 TLS[x] from Merton One of the things I was afraid of has happened, and one of our censors has refused a nihil «detailed view»
5. 1947/04/21 TALS to Merton I was upset by your letter but Bob seems to be sure that everything can be worked out satisfactorily «detailed view»
6. 1948/03/08 TLS[x] from Merton Laughlin sent this check here by mistake. He is in Europe and I guess didn't get my reminder about «detailed view»
7. 1948/06/01 TLS[x] to Laughlin, James We drew up contracts, in accordance with your instructions, between yourselves, Tom Murton [sic] «detailed view»
8. 1948/07/08 TLS to Giroux, Robert I 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] «detailed view»
9. 1948/08/04  from Merton «detailed view»
10. 1948/08/04 TLS[x] from Merton Go ahead and tell Commonweal to use the stuff. It is too late now anyway. It doesn't make much «detailed view»
11. 1949/02/12 TALS[x] from Merton The other day a little gren business that looked like an income tax receipt came in from Curtis [annotations by Stone] «detailed view»
12. 1949/02/16 TLS to Merton The form you received was a copy of the one we have to send to the government, no matter whether «detailed view»
13. 1949/02/19 TALS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter and the other business which I am filing. I am sorry I was mixed up about [annotations by Stone] «detailed view»
14. 1949/04/20 TALS[x] from Merton About a permanent agreement with Harcourt Brace: I see no particular hitch, except that I would [annotations by Stone] «detailed view»
15. 1949/05/20 TL[x] from Laughlin, James There 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 «detailed view»
16. 1949/12/06 TALS[x] to Merton I 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] «detailed view»
17. 1949/12/21 TALS to Merton Thanks very much indeed for your letter. I am glad you and Father Abbott [sic] think that «detailed view»
18. 1950/01/24 TALS to Merton I saw Mr. Sheed last week and I am glad to say he is a wonderful and reasonable person as maybe you «detailed view»
19. 1950/02/08 TALS to Merton I think about everybody is going to write you about the Journal. Harcourt Brace are very disturbed «detailed view»
20. 1950/03/21 TALS to Merton Hollis and Carter are very anxious that WHAT ARE THESE WOUNDS shouldn't appear on «detailed view»
21. 1950/03/31 TALS to Merton I have just put off reading the section of THE WHALE AND THE IVY for far too long. There have been «detailed view»
22. 1950/04/11 TALS to Merton Thanks very much for your letter and various enclosures with which I have dealt. As to the Journal, «detailed view»
23. 1950/04/19 TLS to Merton Many thanks for yours of April fourteenth and the new pages of the Journal. I think it's really «detailed view»
24. 1950/04/26 TLS to Merton I was sorry to have to wire you yesterday but I received a letter from Jay saying that he had put «detailed view»
25. 1950/05/05 TLS to Merton Thanks a lot for your letter of April twenty-ninth. I probably should be a lot more disappointed «detailed view»
26. 1950/06/01 TLS to Merton Many thanks for the corrected contemplative pamphlet for Burns which I am sending off and I am «detailed view»
27. 1950/06/15 TLS to Merton Many thanks for yours of June tenth. I am sure you may give those Catholic priests the rights «detailed view»
28. 1950/07/24 TLS to Merton This is just an interim letter to say that I have read the manuscript of BREAD IN THE WILDERNESS «detailed view»
29. 1950/07/29 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks much for your letter. Both of them in fact, because I guess I didn't answer the other one «detailed view»
30. 1950/08/05 TALS[x] from Merton I got Jay's letter and his reaction to the BREAD IN THE WILDERNESS proposal. It was what you were «detailed view»
31. 1950/08/15 TLS to Merton Believe me I have been worried at not writing you sooner about the PSALM book. I heard from Jay «detailed view»
32. 1950/09/19 TALS to Merton I am really sorry to hear that you are in the infirmary even in a room named after St. Naomi. «detailed view»
33. 1950/10/13 TALS to Merton Many thanks for your letter of the third and the galleys of WHAT IS CONTEMPLATION. I am sure Jay is «detailed view»
34. 1950/10/23 TLS to Merton I have just had a letter from Tom Burns quoting one you wrote him and which I felt I should explain «detailed view»
35. 1950/12/30 TALS[x] from Merton Happy New Year. I am enclosing a copy of a letter I am just sending to Bob. As you know I have been «detailed view»
36. 1951/01/15 TL[x] to Merton As you know by now, we have received the copy of FIRE CLOUD AND DARKNESS and I am sending «detailed view»
37. 1951/01/17 TL[c] from Giroux, Robert I 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] «detailed view»
38. 1951/01/18 (#01) TLS to Fox, James I 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] «detailed view»
39. 1951/01/18 (#02) TL[c] from Giroux, Robert I 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] «detailed view»
40. 1951/01/18 (#03) TLS to Merton I have today received a very handsome check from Harcourt Brace, together with the attached letter «detailed view»
41. 1951/01/18 (#04) TL[c] to Merton I 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] «detailed view»
42. 1951/01/27 (#01) TL[c] from Merton As soon as your letter arrived I talked the whole matter over with Father Abbot. We then considered «detailed view»
43. 1951/01/27 (#02) TL[c] from Merton As 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] «detailed view»
44. 1951/02/15 TLS to Merton I am writing to you but I hope you will show this to Father Abbott [sic] and that he will forgive me «detailed view»
45. 1951/03/02 TALS[x] from Merton Catching up with back mail. Thanks for your letter about the New Directions problem. Your answer «detailed view»
46. 1951/03/06 (#01) TLS to Merton Many thanks for your letter of March second. Mrs. Haggard has asked me to say that the piece from «detailed view»
47. 1951/03/06 (#02) TALS[x] from Merton Father Abbot is not inclined to favor this proposal about a play. Did I write to you the other day [annotated by Stone] «detailed view»
48. 1951/05/15 TALS to Merton What a perfectly wonderful wedding present. Nothing could please me more. As you know I felt «detailed view»
49. 1951/05/22 TLS to Merton I have finished reading the Journal and have sent it over to Bob. It really is wonderful «detailed view»
50. 1951/06/07 TLS to Merton This is just a letter to say that I hear from Jay that he is going to see you around the fourteenth «detailed view»
51. 1951/06/20 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your letter. I had heard from Jay about the Journal, of course. Frankly, I was «detailed view»
52. 1951/06/29 TLS[x] from Merton Perhaps my way of putting Jay's proposal to you had the wrong effect. I will not intesify «detailed view»
53. 1951/07/23 TLS to Merton I should have written you sooner in reply to your letter about Laughlin and another book after BREAD «detailed view»
54. 1951/11/06 TLS[x] to Merton Many thanks for your letter. In answer to your first question, the British do not consider «detailed view»
55. 1952/06/03 TLS[x] from Merton The little job for Clare Luce's anthology was done by me because she asked Father Abbot and Father «detailed view»
56. 1952/06/20 (#01) TLS to Merton We have been checking on the anthology for Sheed & Ward called SAINTS FOR NOW. «detailed view»
57. 1952/06/20 (#02) TL[c]  from Merton to Sheed & Ward This 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"] «detailed view»
58. 1952/07/15 TLS to Merton Miss Weiner has shown me recent correspondence with you about your books and Sudamericana, «detailed view»
59. 1952/10/06 TLS to Merton I was most sorry to hear from Macgregor at New Directions that Monsignor Fearns seems to have raised «detailed view»
60. 1952/11/05 TALS to Merton I have had the following from MacGregor at New Directions: "Probably Thomas Merton has also written «detailed view»
61. 1952/11/06 TLS to Merton I am happy to tell you that New American Library have made a deal with Hollis & Carter «detailed view»
62. 1952/11/07 TL[x] from Merton You remember that pamphlet, CISTERCIAN CONTEMPLATIVES we published here some time ago. «detailed view»
63. 1952/11/17 TLS to Merton I have had the following from Tom Burns today: "Many thanks for your cable, followed by your letter «detailed view»
64. 1952/12/09 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letters, one about the release of Jonas and the other about Dom Aelred Graham «detailed view»
65. 1953/01/29 TLS to Merton I have a letter from Bob MacGregor today saying that he has heard from you direct that the Order «detailed view»
66. 1953/02/02 TL[x] to Merton Thank you for your wire. I am sorry you couldn't let the photographers go down there. We have just «detailed view»
67. 1953/04/16 TLS to Merton PERSPECTIVES USA, a magazine published by the Ford Foundation, have bought reprint rights «detailed view»
68. 1953/05/10 TLS[x] from Merton I enclose a preface, written at the request of the Henry Regnery Co, for their selected «detailed view»
69. 1953/05/13 TLS to Merton Many thanks for yours of May 10th. I am sending on the preface to Henry Regnery and will let you «detailed view»
70. 1953/11/12 TLS to Merton I checked wtih [sic] Bob Giroux about the Chinese Trappist book because I didn't want to tell you my «detailed view»
71. 1953/12/11 TLS to Merton Thank you so much for your letter and the enclosures. I'll pass the Japan letter «detailed view»
72. 1954/02/08 TLS[x] from Merton I felt that my last letter had been an awful jumble, but I did not realise just how awful a jumble «detailed view»
73. 1954/04/20 TLS[x] from Merton As you know, the Church is having what it calls a "Marian year". The Holy Father is quite serious «detailed view»
74. 1954/06/16 TLS to Merton Of course I was proud as punch when I read my name in JONAS. I was tickled when a total stranger «detailed view»
75. 1954/11/08 TALS to Merton How good it was to get a letter from you this morning. The illustrated book sounds very interesting «detailed view»
76. 1954/11/10 TLS[x] from Merton This is just a line about the non-business part of your last letter. I want to say how glad I am «detailed view»
77. 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, Life of a Young Monk (A Vision Book) by Merton - 2 copies] «detailed view»
78. 1955/02/25 TLS to Straus, Roger With 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] «detailed view»
79. 1955/03/01 TLS to Merton I am very glad to be enclosing contracts for Father Louis' proposed book for the Vision Book Series «detailed view»
80. 1955/03/10 TALS to Merton Please don't feel bad about the Vision Book contract. Why don't you just hold on to it for six «detailed view»
81. 1955/03/30 TLS to Merton I have just been reading SILENCE IN HEAVEN and have some minor comments to make. «detailed view»
82. 1955/04/04 TALS to Merton I am very happy to write you that I've had the following from John McCallum at Harcourt Brace: «detailed view»
83. 1955/04/07 TALS to Merton Bob is writing to you about the awful Fearns situation. Harcourt Brace received a letter from «detailed view»
84. 1955/04/08 TALS to Merton Sorry to bombard you with letters, but I know it will slip my mind if I don't write you now about it «detailed view»
85. 1955/04/12 telegram from Merton «detailed view»
86. 1955/04/15 TLS to Merton I have put off answering you last letter, partly because of lack of time to sit down and write «detailed view»
87. 1955/04/20 telegram from Merton «detailed view»
88. 1955/05/02 telegram from Merton «detailed view»
89. 1955/05/02 TLS to Merton THE LIVING BREAD arrived on Friday and I read it over this weekend. To me it seems really terrific, «detailed view»
90. 1955/05/10 TALS to Merton I am sending you by mail today the top copy of THE LIVING BREAD as typed up. I am sending one «detailed view»
91. 1955/06/09 telegram from Merton «detailed view»
92. 1955/07/06 TLS[x] from Merton Many thanks for the notes on Living Bread. I do not yet have the manuscript, but I will get to work «detailed view»
93. 1955/07/08 telegram from Merton «detailed view»
94. 1955/07/25 telegram from Merton «detailed view»
95. 1955/07/27 TALS to Merton I am extremely keen about the poems and about THE TOWER OF BABEL and think they will make «detailed view»
96. 1955/08/04 TL[c] from Merton I am glad you like Babel and the poems, and I am all in favor of letting New Directions do the job, «detailed view»
97. 1955/08/24 TLS to Merton Wow! Jubilee are simply delighted with THE TOWER OF BABEL and want to print it in their October «detailed view»
98. 1955/12/06 (#01) TLS to Merton I suppose it is not much use in saying to a Trappist that after my neglecting to write to you for so «detailed view»
99. 1955/12/06 (#02) TLS to Merton I probably never would have written you about the thousand and one things I should have written «detailed view»
100. 1955/12/12 TL[c] from Merton This one is business. I'll take care of the other matter separately. So, thanks for your letter. «detailed view»
101. 1956/01/12 TLS[x] from Fox, James Father 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] «detailed view»
102. 1956/01/16 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Here is a letter from Dom Claude which I just received although it was sent airmail Dec. 21. «detailed view»
103. 1956/01/16 (#02) TL[x] to Fox, James Thank 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] «detailed view»
104. 1956/01/24 TL[x] to Doherty, Catherine Dom 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] «detailed view»
105. 1956/01/29 TLS[x] from Merton Thank you for your letter of January 24. I hope that both this letter and the Ms. reached you «detailed view»
106. 1956/02/01 TL[c]  from Burns, Tom / to Graham Watson This is just a formal acknowledgment of your letter of the 31st January about THE LIVING BREAD, [from Tom Burns of Burns, Oates & Washbourne publishers to Graham Watson of Curtis Brown publishers] «detailed view»
107. 1956/02/16? HLS from Sue [?] These are from Claire's sweater, or did you pay me? You probably did only I'll lose these if I «detailed view»
108. 1956/02/22 (#01) TLS to Merton I'm sorry but this looks like a long letter. Bear with me. 1. Here is a copy of a letter between «detailed view»
109. 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 «detailed view»
110. 1956/02/29 TLS[x] from Doherty, Catherine Your 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] «detailed view»
111. 1956/03/01 TLS to Merton I have talked to Bob MacGregor of New Directions about type for TOWER OF BABEL and Other Poems. «detailed view»
112. 1956/03/14 TL[x] to Doherty, Catherine I 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] «detailed view»
113. 1956/03/16 TLS[x] from Doherty, Catherine Thank 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] «detailed view»
114. 1956/03/20 TLS to Merton First of all, I have read the new first chapter for LIVING IN SILENCE. I will read it again when it «detailed view»
115. 1956/03/24 TALS[x] from Merton I just have your fine letter of the 20th. Four days flat. Not bad. What have you been praying for [annotations by Stone] «detailed view»
116. 1956/04/02 (#01) TALS to Merton Yours of March 28th just arrived so I shall rush this off and answer what hasn't already been «detailed view»
117. 1956/04/02 (#02) other to Merton Tom please note some of the questions raised may be due to the lousy typing job done by Ambassador. [typed list of questions about Spiritual Direction [and Meditation?] with handwritten annotations by Stone] «detailed view»
118. 1956/04/02 (#03) TLS to Merton Various things. First of all, Harcourt Brace have, with my help, to be unmodest about it, sold «detailed view»
119. 1956/04/11 TALS to Merton Your letter of April 4th arrived this afternoon and I must write at once to say that I am terribly «detailed view»
120. 1956/04/14? other[x] from Merton Dreams (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)] «detailed view»
121. 1956/04/18 TALS to Merton I finally unearthed Marbridge although you will be interested to hear there was a publisher called «detailed view»
122. 1956/04/25 TLS to Merton This is going to be a vast catch-all business letter. 1. I have the ms. of the revised first «detailed view»
123. 1956/04/27 TLS to Merton There 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] «detailed view»
124. 1956/05/02 TL[x] from Merton First 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] «detailed view»
125. 1956/05/08 TALS to Merton Thank you for your letter of May 2nd and the two poems. I very definitely don't feel that The Sting «detailed view»
126. 1956/05/12 TLS to Merton Well, were you ever saved by the bell. I had planned to tell you exactly what I thought about «detailed view»
127. 1956/05/14 TLS to Merton Here are proofs from THOUGHT of Elias. Will you please correct them and return them to me? «detailed view»
128. 1956/05/21 TLS[x] from Doherty, Catherine Thank 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] «detailed view»
129. 1956/05/25 TL[x] to Doherty, Catherine Thanks 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] «detailed view»
130. 1956/05/28 TALS to Merton Thank you so much for your letter of May 17th and one of May 22nd. I will try to answer them both «detailed view»
131. 1956/05/30 TLS[x] from Merton Many thanks for your letter with the pictures of Olean. I will reply to it in full as soon as I get «detailed view»
132. 1956/06/01 TLS to Merton Frightful important emergency. Well - anyway. Father O'Neill has just phoned me to say that you «detailed view»
133. 1956/06/08 TALS to Merton Slight problem. If I should have written to Father Abbot about this please pass it along. «detailed view»
134. 1956/06/21 TL[x] to Merton I have seen Mr. Giroux and Mr. Straus of Farrar Straus & Cudahy. They are prepared to offer you «detailed view»
135. 1956/06/22 (#01) TLS to Merton The attached letter to the Liturgical Press speaks for itself. I'm so glad we were able «detailed view»
136. 1956/06/22 (#02) TL[c] to Heidt, William I'm very happy to tell you that I've just had the following letter from Mr. W. C. Smith at Benziger «detailed view»
137. 1956/06/25 TLS[x] from Merton Your letter of June 21st just received, and I hasten to answer it. I would, of course, gladly «detailed view»
138. 1956/06/29 TALS to Merton That long letter I owe you will come. Probably one reason I don't write it is that I feel good «detailed view»
139. 1956/07/10 TLS[x] from Doherty, Catherine Now 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] «detailed view»
140. 1956/07/18 TLS to Fox, James I 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] «detailed view»
141. 1956/07/26 TL[x] from Doherty, Catherine I 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] «detailed view»
142. 1956/07/30 TAL[x] from Merton Thanks 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] «detailed view»
143. 1956/08/10 TLS[x] from Merton Good news. The Abbot General says we can go ahead with Cuban Journal provided that «detailed view»
144. 1956/08/13 (#01) TLS to Merton That's wonderful about the CUBAN JOURNAL. You yourself will want to do a little censoring I believe «detailed view»
145. 1956/08/13 (#02) TL[x] to Doherty, Catherine Initial 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] «detailed view»
146. 1956/08/17 (#01) TL[x] from Doherty, Catherine Thanks 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] «detailed view»
147. 1956/08/17 (#02) TAL[x]  from Doherty, Catherine / to Merton It 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] «detailed view»
148. 1956/08/21 (#01) TL[x] to Doherty, Catherine Thanks 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] «detailed view»
149. 1956/08/21 (#02) TL[x] to Giroux, Robert I 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] «detailed view»
150. 1956/08/22 TL[x]  from Merton to Catherine Doherty This is to provide you with an official record of the fact that in 1941 I made you a present «detailed view»
151. 1956/08/27 (#01) other[x] from from Doherty, Catherine / to Merton TO 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 Cuban Diary (also known as the Cuban Journal and published as the Secular Journal of Thomas Merton) that Doherty could publish and give the rewards to her apostolate] «detailed view»
152. 1956/08/27 (#02) other[x]  from Doherty, Catherine / to Merton TO 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 Cuban Diary (also known as the Cuban Journal and published as the Secular Journal of Thomas Merton) that Doherty could publish and give the rewards to her apostolate] «detailed view»
153. 1956/10/04 TL[x] to Doherty, Catherine I 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] «detailed view»
154. 1956/10/04 TALS to Merton It really was wonderful to see you and Ned'd tour made an enormous impression on him. Robert MacGregor - order of poems for The Strange Islands / Cuban Journal (The Secular Journal) - best to delete a some phrases rather than to rewrite to be true to original «detailed view»
155. 1956/10/28 HLS to Merton I hope I haven't left this till to late and it will reach you for All Saints Day. Actually I don't «detailed view»
156. 1956/11/07 TALS[x] from Merton Well, here is your ole darkie chum from way down in Dixie Land. They allow us colored folks [annotations by Stone] «detailed view»
157. 1956/12/17 telegram from Merton «detailed view»
158. 1957/03/19 TL[x] to Doherty, Catherine I 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] «detailed view»
159. 1957/03/25 TLS[x] from Doherty, Catherine It 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] «detailed view»
160. 1957/04/19 TL[c] to Merton I shouldn't have left it till Good Friday to write to you. I have honestly meant every day to write «detailed view»
161. 1957/05/24 TL[x] to Giroux, Robert Interim 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] «detailed view»
162. 1957/05/29 TLS to Merton Well here we are approaching Ascension Day. I am sure this five day a year letter business is «detailed view»
163. 1957/07/05 TL[x] to Fox, James How goes the censorship situation with A SECULAR DIARY. You know I was surprised a while back [from Dom James Fox, Abbot of Gethsemani Abbey] «detailed view»
164. 1957/07/08 TN[x] to Merton No word on this except that the title almost certainly will be A SECULAR JOURNAL. At the moment «detailed view»
165. 1957/08/16 TL[x] to Giroux, Robert I 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] «detailed view»
166. 1957/08/21 (#01) TLS[x] from Giroux, Robert This 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] «detailed view»
167. 1957/08/21 (#02) TLS[x] to Giroux, Robert I'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] «detailed view»
168. 1957/08/24 TLS[x] from Merton With horror I realize that I have barely six days in which to reach you with this letter-- «detailed view»
169. 1957/10/14 TLS[x] from Fox, James Your 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] «detailed view»
170. 1957/10/16 TL[x] to Doherty, Catherine I'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] «detailed view»
171. 1957/10/25 TLS[x] from Merton Father Abbot gave me permission to anticipate All Saints with the points that follow, then if you «detailed view»
172. 1957/10/26 TL[c] from Merton This is an afterthought but I think it is a good one. You may receive this on the same day as my «detailed view»
173. 1957/10/30 (#01) TALS to Merton So good to hear from you. I have two letters, one more or less contradicting the other, «detailed view»
174. 1957/10/30 (#02) TL[x] to Giroux, Robert I'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] «detailed view»
175. 1957/11/06 TL[x] from Doherty, Catherine Your 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 The Secular Journal being held up by censors "has been quite a blow" - "in absolute dire need of money" «detailed view»
176. 1957/11/16 TALS[x] from Merton Still no news from that fourth censor. I don't know what he is going to come up with, but I wonder «detailed view»
177. 1957/12/16 TALS[x] from Merton The full official text of the Abbot General's decision has not yet come through, but unofficially «detailed view»
178. 1957/12/19 TLS[x] from Doherty, Catherine Happy, 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] «detailed view»
179. 1957/12/30 (#01) TL[x] to Doherty, Catherine I'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] «detailed view»
180. 1957/12/30 (#02) TL[x] to Giroux, Robert I 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] «detailed view»
181. 1958/02/28 TLS to Merton Bob quoted to me from your recent letter to him about the SECULAR JOURNAL. I had heard «detailed view»
182. 1958/10/20 (#01) TLS to Merton I am enclosing a copy of the letter with all the details of the Catholic Literary Foundation «detailed view»
183. 1958/10/20 (#02) TLS from Giroux, Robert The 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] «detailed view»
184. 1958/10/24 TLS to Merton First of all, I'm sending you under separate cover two copies of THE COMMONWEAL which carry «detailed view»
185. 1958/11/12 TALS to Merton Your memory must really be getting dim! I'm sure it's not more than a couple of weeks «detailed view»
186. 1958/11/19 (#01) TLS to Merton I am happy to send you the enclosed letter from Bob Giroux about ART AND WORSHIP. Looks good «detailed view»
187. 1958/11/19 (#02) TL[c] from Giroux, Robert I 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] «detailed view»
188. 1958/12/22 TALS to Merton Many thanks for your letter of December 15. The TIMES BOOK REVIEW turned down "the Pasternak Affair «detailed view»
189. 1959/01/09 TLS to Merton Thanks so much for yours of January 3. I am sorry that the pictures upset you and others «detailed view»
190. 1959/01/13 TLS[x] to Giroux, Robert Would 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] «detailed view»
191. 1959/01/26 TL[x] to Giroux, Robert I'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] «detailed view»
192. 1959/01/27 TL[x]  from Giroux, Robert / to Irenaeus Herscher This is just to say that two copies of THE SECULAR JOURNAL OF THOMAS MERTON have been sent «detailed view»
193. 1959/02/20 TALS to Merton I have now read WHAT SHOULD I DO? (The Desert Fathers sayings) and think it is a very «detailed view»
194. 1959/03/11 TLS to Merton I'm so happy to hear about THOUGHTS IN SOLITUDE winning the Christopher Award for 1958, «detailed view»
195. 1959/03/16  from Merton «detailed view»
196. 1959/03/16 TALS[x] from Merton I am confused, overwhelmed, by the bronze medal. (Not really. But it was nice of them anyway.) «detailed view»
197. 1959/04/13 TLS to Merton I've just had the following from Bob Giroux at Farrar Straus: "SAYINGS OF THE DESERT FATHERS «detailed view»
198. 1959/04/16 TL[x] from Merton For 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 Art and Worship / The Wisdom of the Desert / essay "Christianity and Totalitarianism" for Cross Currents «detailed view»
199. 1959/04/22 (#01) TALS to Merton I'm so happy to have your letter of April 16th which sounds very gay and cheerful, and I have «detailed view»
200. 1959/04/22 (#02) TL[c] to Laughlin, James I'm so delighted that you want to do THE DESERT FATHERS and, just to get things started, I will «detailed view»
201. 1959/04/28 (#02) TL[x]  from Merton to James Laughlin It 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)] The Wisdom of the Desert - design of the book, archaic versus modern - Victor Hammer and American Uncial font / musical setting for "The Tower of Babel - Vincent Persichetti «detailed view»
202. 1959/04/28? (#01) TN[x] from Merton Here, 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 Thoughts in Solitude / The Wisdom of the Desert «detailed view»
203. 1959/05/09 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton Well, 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] «detailed view»
204. 1959/05/09 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Well, imagine that finally the censors came through with their approval for the stuff on Pasternak. [copied from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files] «detailed view»
205. 1959/06/02 TLS to Merton I have various letters for which to thank you, and I'm sorry to have been so slow in doing so. «detailed view»
206. 1959/06/08 TLS to Merton "Thought" are very keen about the Pasternak article and will probably use it in the Fall, if they «detailed view»
207. 1959/06/23 TLS to Merton I'm enclosing herewith the contract for DESERT FATHERS, and I'm sending them to you since you «detailed view»
208. 1959/08/07 TALS from Giroux, Robert I 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] «detailed view»
209. 1959/08/10 TLS to Merton Thanks for your letter of August 5th, and I'm sorry about The Critic. Bob is going along with ART «detailed view»
210. 1959/08/21 TLS to Merton Herewith the contracts for the selected poems with New Directions. You will see we put in a clause «detailed view»
211. 1959/08/31 TLS to Merton OK, please cross out the clause re Mark Van Doren preface and we will explain to New Directions, «detailed view»
212. 1959/10/20 (#01) TLS to Merton As you will see from the enclosed, we have given permission to Rinehart to use POETRY AND THE «detailed view»
213. 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 & Co. publishers for the book Essays in the American Catholic Tradition by P. Albert Duhamel - signed by agents of Curtis Brown and Rinehart] «detailed view»
214. 1959/11/02 TLS to Merton Here's the answer to various points in your letter of the 23rd. "The Power and Meaning of Love" «detailed view»
215. 1959/11/15 TALS to Merton Just a very brief note to thank you so much for your letter of the 7th. The past is much too much «detailed view»
216. 1959/11/16 TLS to Merton Here's the business answer to your letter. First of all, about the Merton Reader. This suggestion «detailed view»
217. 1960/01/07 TLS to Merton I realized, having re-read my letter to you after 24 hours, that my feelings about "not caring about «detailed view»
218. 1960/01/28 TLS[x] from Merton Many thanks to Ann, to Doubleday, for the Anchor and other books I am reading with delicious horror «detailed view»
219. 1962/11/25 TL[c] from Merton I have many things to thank you for: and first of all Marina de Berg's book. You have done a very «detailed view»
220. 1963/05/01 TALS to Merton Happy St. Joseph the Worker's Day and all that jazz. I simply cannot wait around any longer «detailed view»
221. 1963/05/16 TL[c] from Merton Well I finally got a reaction out of Bob. You probably know the lineup. He wants to publish four «detailed view»
222. 1963/05/25 TALS to Merton I had planned - and even started dictating - a letter to you yesterday so that you wouldn't think «detailed view»
223. 1963/05/29 TALS to Merton Very many thanks for your note with the contracts which of course crosses mine asking for these «detailed view»
224. 1963/06/10 TLS to Merton I didn't write you last week because you were on retreat - anyway that sounds like a frightfully «detailed view»
225. 1963/06/11 TL[c] from Merton First of all, need I say that there is absolutely not a sign of life out of Bob? He has not sent «detailed view»
226. 1963/06/22 TALS to Merton Sorry to be so slow in writing. I don't know why I find it so hard to call Bob but I do but finally «detailed view»
227. 1963/06/25 TL[c] from Merton Here is a letter which finally came from Bob, but it does not say anything very definite. «detailed view»
228. 1963/07/01 TALS to Merton Many thanks for yours of June 25th with copy of Bob's. He said he would send me a copy but «detailed view»
229. 1963/07/15 TL[c] from Merton I hope you had a good time in Maine. I did as you suggested, and sent the check to Warren Sullivan «detailed view»
230. 1963/07/19 TL[c] from Merton This has been a hot day in every possible sense. Utterly vile heat, and then on top of it a letter «detailed view»
231. 1963/07/25 TALS to Merton I have received from Bob today the proposed draft letter and I'm hoping that you will understand - «detailed view»
232. 1963/08/20 TLS to Merton I'm beginning to get a little worried at not having heard from you for some time, and because I know «detailed view»
233. 1963/08/22 TL[c] from Merton Your letter reached me this morning. Rather fast, in fact. You can imagine what I did with Bob's «detailed view»
234. 1963/08/30 TLS to Merton I feel badly that I haven't written to you, but I have wanted to clear my befuddled brain, «detailed view»
235. 1963/09/04 HPCS to Merton Reading 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] «detailed view»
236. 1963/09/05 TL[c] from Merton Some questions and difficulties: 1) That editor of a small circulation magazine (Continuum, is new) «detailed view»
237. 1963/09/10 TL[c] from Merton I thought the best thing to do was to tell the editor of Continuum, Justus G. Lawler, to get «detailed view»
238. 1963/11/14 TALS to Merton I'm sorry to have been silent for so long, but I seem to have been swamped and I really don't see, «detailed view»
239. 1963/12/13 TLS to Merton I've been having a very pleasant correspondence with Louis Gales of the Catechetical Guild, «detailed view»
240. 1963/12/17 TL[c] from Merton All right go ahead with the art book for Bob. There is one more thing I want to add, a short «detailed view»
241. 1963/12/23 TALS to Merton I have got proofs from the Catechetical Guild of the adaptation from LIFE AND HOLINESS and am «detailed view»
242. 1963/12/31 TAL[c] from Merton This will have to be short and sweet, I am just digging into the huge pile of mail that has «detailed view»
243. 1964/01/07 TL[c] from Merton Happy New Year. Several things. First of all I have never heard anything from Tom Burns «detailed view»
244. 1964/01/09 (#01) TLS to Merton The ms. of BLACK REVOLUTION AND COLD WAR arrived safe and sound and has gone off to Bob «detailed view»
245. 1964/01/09 (#02) TAL[c] from Merton The Letter part of that book I sent you have been passed by the censor, a little equivocally, «detailed view»
246. 1964/01/28 TALS[x] to Merton Thank 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] Art and Worship, "The Cold War and Black Revolution" (published in modified form in the United States as Seeds of Destruction) / thinks Merton's response to a critic of his piece on Dr. Zhivago was uncharitable and should not be included in published form «detailed view»
247. 1964/01/30 TL[c] from Merton About the censorship of BLACK REVOLUTION etc/ To make sure there is no equivocation about it I have «detailed view»
248. 1964/02/05 TLS to Merton Thanks very much for your letter of January 30th. I have told Bob that you feel the manuscript «detailed view»
249. 1964/02/11 TLS to Merton I was very happy to have your letter of February 8th because you sound more cheerful and like «detailed view»
250. 1964/02/17 TL[c] from Merton The piece I wrote for the Vatican Pavilion is only three or four pages. Itis [sic] a sort of script «detailed view»
251. 1964/03/03 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton Well, the unthinkable has happened. It usually does. A letter from the new Abbot General came «detailed view»
252. 1964/03/03 (#02) TALS[x] from Merton Well, the unthinkable has happened. It usually does. A letter from the new Abbot General came [copied from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files - contains handwritten note not included in published version] «detailed view»
253. 1964/03/05 TLS to Merton Fantastic. I know how deeply upsetting this is for you. I have talked to Bob and he is more «detailed view»
254. 1964/03/10 TALS to Merton First of all, of course I will get in touch with Harold Robbins about that idea. I wonder why Ed «detailed view»
255. 1964/03/13 TL[c] from Merton I have worked out the reason for the misunderstanding with the new General. I had asked the old one «detailed view»
256. 1964/04/05 TALS to Merton Enclosed you will see a letter from a Miss Fenton at Geoffrey Chapman and my reply - rather a snippy «detailed view»
257. 1964/04/17 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Sine [sic] I was just on the phone to a lady in Paris I think I had better go to confession. «detailed view»
258. 1964/04/17 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Sine [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] «detailed view»
259. 1964/04/20 TL[c] from Merton Will you please take care of this request from Putnam? Obviously I have not the slightest intention «detailed view»
260. 1964/05/08 TAL[c] from Merton What has become of you? Are you in Maine? I have been hesitating about sending this ms to you, «detailed view»
261. 1964/05/11 TALS to Merton I know, I know. It is terrible of me but I feel in a permanent state of having the whole roof fall «detailed view»
262. 1964/06/26 TLS to Merton It's a long time since I've heard from you and I do hope that doesn't mean you have been having more «detailed view»
263. 1964/06/27 TAL[c] from Merton Your letter reached me promptly and I am very glad. I am glad also that this new thing turned up «detailed view»
264. 1964/07/02 TL[c] to Merton It was a relief to hear from you because it had been so long and I wondered how things were going. «detailed view»
265. 1964/07/17 TLS[x] from Seitz, Ron It has been some time since you have heard from me, and possibly you do not even remember me. [Ron Seitz writes from Anaheim, California] «detailed view»
266. 1964/07/23 TL[c] from Merton I might as well send you this. It is not meant to be finished and there would be quite a lot more «detailed view»
267. 1964/07/27 TL to Merton First of all I wanted to let you know that the liturgy manuscript has arrived safely in Maine. «detailed view»
268. 1964/08/03 TAL[c] from Merton This is mostly about MORE THAN SENTINELS. I am very glad the proofs were sent, enjoyed reading it «detailed view»
269. 1964/08/05 (#01) TLS to Merton Just a line to tell you that the new manuscript arrived safely and I have peeked into it and it «detailed view»
270. 1964/08/05 (#02) TL[c] from Gordey, Beverly I hope that after Dr. Merton's note to Madame Tadié, that she will send him the manuscript. «detailed view»
271. 1964/08/12 TLS to Merton First of all, here is Marie Tadie's note and the clipping to which she refers. Honestly, hasn't «detailed view»
272. 1964/08/28 TL[c] from Merton Please don't worry about the missing pages in "An Interesting Era" (that is only a very provisional «detailed view»
273. 1964/08/29 TAL[c] from Merton Thanks for the feastday letter. Glad I was mentioned in the diptychs in your monastic parish. «detailed view»
274. 1964/09/16 TAL[c] from Merton I promised this man I would do something to help him get his book published in America. «detailed view»
275. 1964/09/29 TALS to Merton Many thanks for both your letters and for the manuscript about the French mystic which I have passed «detailed view»
276. 1964/10/03 TL[c] from Merton First of all thanks for the book. It is beautiful and I especially like the picture on the back «detailed view»
277. 1964/10/07 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your letter of October 3 and I hope you are exaggerating wildly about Father Abbot. «detailed view»
278. 1964/10/28 TL to Merton Just a line to tell you that I have sent off SEASONS OF CELEBRATION to Bob Giroux. Lovely title «detailed view»
279. 1964/11/09 TLS to Merton Just a line to thank you for your letter of October 22nd with one to Marie Tadie and the copy «detailed view»
280. 1964/11/23 TALS to Merton Many thanks for your letter and the copy of yours to Marie Tadie. Of course it's perfectly all «detailed view»
281. 1964/12/10 TLS to Merton How very kind of you to autograph the book for Bill Kelley. I know how happy it will make him. «detailed view»
282. 1964/12/23 TL[c] from Merton You are right about the proposition of the Birminghams. I think as a matter off [sic] fact they «detailed view»
283. 1965/01/07 (#01) TLS to Merton Official type letter. I have delayed approaching you on this because I thought at first the idea «detailed view»
284. 1965/01/07 (#02) TALS to Merton I had lunch with Bob Giroux on Tuesday and he told me he was happy with the Liturgy book. «detailed view»
285. 1965/01/11 TL[c] from Merton Here is your satellite the shadowy and much sobered "Mr Burton" speaking wraithlike again from «detailed view»
286. 1965/01/29 TL to Merton I should have written you long since and meant to write last weekend but I finally managed to write «detailed view»
287. 1965/02/13 TL[c] from Merton I can't find your last letter so this may not be a complete answer. Just going by the things I «detailed view»
288. 1965/02/16 TLS[x]  from Horrigan, Alfred / to James Laughlin I 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] «detailed view»
289. 1965/02/18 TLS[x] from Laughlin, James It 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] «detailed view»
290. 1965/02/18 (#01) TLS[x] from Laughlin, James It 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] «detailed view»
291. 1965/02/18 (#02) TL[x]  from Horrigan, Alfred / to James Laughlin It was good to hear from you again, and I do look forward to another pleasant visit with you, «detailed view»
292. 1965/02/23 TLS[x]  from Horrigan, Alfred / to James Laughlin Thank 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] «detailed view»
293. 1965/02/25 TL[x] to Laughlin, James Very 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] «detailed view»
294. 1965/02/25 (#01) TL[x]  from Merton to Alfred Horrigan James Laughlin sent me a copy of his recent letter to you about the literary executorship. [to Msgr. Alfred Horrigan, president of Bellarmine College] «detailed view»
295. 1965/02/25 (#02) TL[x] to Laughlin, James Very good to hear from you and I agree completely with you and your attitude towards Monsignor «detailed view»
296. 1965/03/08 TLS[x] from Laughlin, James Thank 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] «detailed view»
297. 1965/03/11 TAL[x] to Dwyer, William Did 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] «detailed view»
298. 1965/03/18 TLS  from Gramatky, Linda to Merton Miss Burton dictated a letter to you yesterday, but somehow we erased the tape instead and so her «detailed view»
299. 1965/03/23 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for the letter that got erased from the tape. Linda's run down on it got here this morning. «detailed view»
300. 1965/03/26 TL[c] from Dwyer, William I am returning herewith the Thomas Merton correspondence which you left with me last week. [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of original] «detailed view»
301. 1965/03/30 (#01) TLS to Dwyer, William Many thanks for your letter of March 26th and I will get in touch with J. Laughlin and we'll try «detailed view»
302. 1965/03/30 (#02) TALS[x] to Dwyer, William Many 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] «detailed view»
303. 1965/03/31 (#01) TL[c] from Dwyer, William Re: Merton Executorship [-] Thank you for your letter of March 30th. If the senior Dwyer «detailed view»
304. 1965/03/31 (#02) TL[x] from Dwyer, William Thank 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] «detailed view»
305. 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] «detailed view»
306. 1965/04/22 TL[x]  from Dwyer, William / to James Laughlin Yesterday I received the Merton books which you were kind enough to send to me and I am delighted «detailed view»
307. 1965/04/26 TLS  from Dwyer, William / to James Laughlin I acknowledge receipt of and thank you for EMBLEMS IN A SEASON OF FURY and ORIGINAL CHILD BOMB «detailed view»
308. 1965/05/03 (#01) TL[x] from Merton This 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] «detailed view»
309. 1965/05/03 (#02) other[x]   Mailing List: MIMEOGRAPHS [-] Bro. Antoninus 217 Laurel Grove Kentfield, California [one faded mimeograph and one preservation xerox] «detailed view»
310. 1965/05/06 TLS to Merton Thanks so much for your long letter. Terrific efficiency. I am amazed. That's a good idea about «detailed view»
311. 1965/05/21 TLS to Merton I don't believe that I sent you a copy of the letter I received from Thomas Merton that he wrote «detailed view»
312. 1965/05/21 (#01) TLS[x] to Dwyer, William I 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] «detailed view»
313. 1965/05/21 (#02) TL[x] from Merton This 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] «detailed view»
314. 1965/05/21 (#03) other from Merton Mailing List: 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] «detailed view»
315. 1965/05/24 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your letter and the clipping. What is the simplest thing to do about those songs «detailed view»
316. 1965/05/27 TLS to Merton Thanks for your letter of May 24th, which I will answer briefly. I am pretty sure that you ought «detailed view»
317. 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."] «detailed view»
318. 1965/06/01 (#01) TLS to Dwyer, William Here's another efficient thing from Thomas Merton; namely, a list of all the mimeographed things «detailed view»
319. 1965/06/01 (#02) other   Partial Check-list of Stencils: Father Louis - May 1965 1. Cistercian Theology -St Bernard [Merton's typed list of 83 mimeographs with some handwritten notes] «detailed view»
320. 1965/06/14 (#01) TLS to Dwyer, William I'm enclosing herewith two binders from Sister Therese which are catalogues of Father Louis's work. «detailed view»
321. 1965/06/14 (#02) TALS[x]  from Gramatky, Linda / to William Dwyer I'm enclosing herewith two binders from Sister Therese which are catalogues of Father Louis's work. [Linda Gramatky was secretary to Naomi Burton Stone] «detailed view»
322. 1965/06/15 TL[c] from Merton Please excuse this paper. The secretary of Fr Abbot, or both secretaries, are working on the copies «detailed view»
323. 1965/06/22 (#01) TLS to Dwyer, William I thought you'd like to know that our boy, Merton, has now got both of the Abbot's secretaries «detailed view»
324. 1965/06/22 (#02) TALS[x] to Dwyer, William I 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] «detailed view»
325. 1965/06/26 TL[c] from Merton Sorry about that business of the Mass for Dorothy Bell: I mean sorry that you did not get any «detailed view»
326. 1965/07/06 TL[c] from Merton Here is the manuscript of MYSTICS AND ZEN MASTERS which you want to give to Bob. I think «detailed view»
327. 1965/07/17 TL[c] from Merton Here is the copy of the letter I finally got around to writing Tom Burns. I wanted you to have it, «detailed view»
328. 1965/07/21 (#01) TLS to Merton I'm enclosing a whole bunch of contracts that the little monks have been busily thermofaxing for you «detailed view»
329. 1965/07/21 (#02) TLS[x] to Dwyer, William I'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] «detailed view»
330. 1965/07/22 (#01) TL[c] from Dwyer, William Re: Thomas Merton I am receiving great stacks of materials from you and promise to do «detailed view»
331. 1965/07/22 (#02) TL[x] from Dwyer, William I 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] «detailed view»
332. 1965/07/23 HLS from Merton Many thanks for your letter. I have not heard anything from Bob yet but will let you know as soon «detailed view»
333. 1965/08/01 HLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter and for the masterpiece about [indecipherable word..]. I had a hard time «detailed view»
334. 1965/08/04 (#01) TL to Merton Sorry I didn't acknowledge sooner yours of July 23rd with the communique from Genovefa, whose last «detailed view»
335. 1965/08/04 (#02) TL[c] to Merton Sorry I didn't acknowledge sooner yours of July 23rd with the communique from Genovefa, whose last «detailed view»
336. 1965/08/04 (#03) TLS to Merton I'm really absolutely delighted with TRUTH AND VIOLENCE in every aspect. It's given me many things «detailed view»
337. 1965/08/04 (#04) TL[c] to Merton I'm really absolutely delighted with TRUTH AND VIOLENCE in every aspect. It's given me many things «detailed view»
338. 1965/08/04 (#05) TL[x] from Giroux, Robert I am delighted with MYSTICS AND ZEN MASTERS, and have written Tom to tell him so. I proposed «detailed view»
339. 1965/08/09 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your letter of the 4th. There is of course a lot more of the Journal material scattered «detailed view»
340. 1965/08/09 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter of the 4th. There is of course a lot more of the Journal material scattered «detailed view»
341. 1965/08/10 (#01) TALS from Merton Here are the roughest rough copies of two other sections of the Journal. Night Spirit and Dawn Air «detailed view»
342. 1965/08/10 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Here are the roughest rough copies of two other sections of the Journal. Night Spirit and Dawn Air «detailed view»
343. 1965/08/11 TL[c] to Merton I'm terribly sorry to hear you're in the hospital. Please let me know how you are and do take care «detailed view»
344. 1965/08/12 TLS to Merton I wanted to answer at once your letter of August 9th. Yesterday I mailed a letter from New York «detailed view»
345. 1965/08/17 TL[c] from Merton This is just to thank you very, very much for your really understanding letter. In a thing like «detailed view»
346. 1965/08/23 TL to Merton I'm dictating this letter on St. Bernard's Day, even though it won't be typed up until Monday, «detailed view»
347. 1965/08/25 TALS[x] from Merton I thought I had mentioned that perhaps Harpers might want a bit of the Journal material, «detailed view»
348. 1965/08/31 TLS[x] from Merton Glad to see that you have the fans all stirred up (Catholic Digest). Yes, thanks for telling people «detailed view»
349. 1965/09/01 TLS[x] to Merton Thanks so much for your letter of August 25 and I don't think you did mention the material for «detailed view»
350. 1965/09/01 (#01) TL[c] to Merton Thanks so much for your letter of August 25th and I don't think you did mention the material «detailed view»
351. 1965/09/01 (#02) TALS[x] to Merton Thanks so much for your letter of August 25th and I don't think you did mention the material «detailed view»
352. 1965/09/10 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton Probably the best thing would be for you to plan on coming down in November, about the middle «detailed view»
353. 1965/09/10 (#02) TL to Merton Many thanks for your letter of August 31st. Yes, J did write about the paperback of BEHAVIOR «detailed view»
354. 1965/09/10 (#03) TAL to Merton Many thanks for your letter of August 31st. Yes, J did write about the paperback of BEHAVIOR «detailed view»
355. 1965/09/16 (#01) TLS from Merton Many thanks for the wonderful offer for Conjectures. I make haste to accept, even though Fr Abbot «detailed view»
356. 1965/09/16 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for the wonderful offer for Conjectures. I make haste to accept, even though Fr Abbot «detailed view»
357. 1965/09/17 TL[c] to Merton Just a line to say that it might be a little bit better if I planned to come down in December, but I «detailed view»
358. 1965/09/22 (#01) TLS to Merton I'll probably be writing you from home within the next week or two as I'm going to be on vacation, «detailed view»
359. 1965/09/22 (#02) TL to Merton I'll probably be writing you from home within the next week or two as I'm going to be on vacation, «detailed view»
360. 1965/10/01 TLS to Merton I hear from Jacques Maritain that he is having some difficulty placing the translation «detailed view»
361. 1965/10/05 TALS from Merton Sorry, problem again. Once more it is Marie Tadié, and since Doubleday is concerned I think I might «detailed view»
362. 1965/10/14 TALS from Merton I will send this to your office to await your return from vacation. As you see I am embarrassed by «detailed view»
363. 1965/10/26 (#01) TALS from Merton Tomorrow I hope to send off the manuscript of Barth's Dream and Other Conjectures. «detailed view»
364. 1965/10/26 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Tomorrow I hope to send off the manuscript of Barth's Dream and Other Conjectures. «detailed view»
365. 1965/10/27 TALS to Merton I'm back at work and have various letters of yours to answer. I'll start at the wrong end with «detailed view»
366. 1965/10/30 TLS from Merton Thanks for the letter. It is perfectly all right about the title. I recognize that you are «detailed view»
367. 1965/11/04 (#01) TCS from Merton Here is that list I was promising. Also a meditation I wrote for some nice Anglican nuns, and which «detailed view»
368. 1965/11/04 (#02) other from Merton BOOKS 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 Exile Ends in Glory, What Are These Wounds?, The Last of the Fathers, and The Behavior of Titans] «detailed view»
369. 1965/11/09 (#01) TLS to Dwyer, William Because we just signed a contract with the Abbey of Gethsemani for a book by Thomas Merton, he sent «detailed view»
370. 1965/11/09 (#02) TALS[x] to Dwyer, William Because 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] «detailed view»
371. 1965/11/09 (#03) TALS to Merton Thanks very much for your post card and a list of books which really you sent along last week too «detailed view»
372. 1965/11/09 (#04) TL[c] to Merton Thanks very much for your post card and a list of books which really you sent along last week too «detailed view»
373. 1965/11/09 (#05) HNS from Merton Delighted if you can come next week. I will await information from Abbot. As to that editing job «detailed view»
374. 1965/11/12 TLS to Merton Hasty line to say that I have finished the book and am EXTREMELY enthusiastic. Agree some cutting «detailed view»
375. 1965/11/15 TLS from Merton I did not get your letter until Saturday, and this reply may not reach you in time, though it should «detailed view»
376. 1965/11/22 (#01) TLS from Merton This is just a quick note about the parts of Conjectures that can safely be sent out to magazines. «detailed view»
377. 1965/11/22 (#02) TL[c] from Merton This is just a quick note about the parts of Conjectures that can safely be sent out to magazines. «detailed view»
378. 1965/11/26 HNS from Merton Here is the preface. I think it is less bad, but if you want to edit it further, go ahead. «detailed view»
379. 1965/11/29 TALS to Merton First of all, here is the November 27 issue of the New Yorker and I will get the missing one «detailed view»
380. 1965/12/09 (#01) TL to Merton I have been over the Preface and made some suggestions and am attaching a copy of it with those «detailed view»
381. 1965/12/09 (#02) TL[c] to Merton I have been over the Preface and made some suggestions and am attaching a copy of it with those [2 identical carbons] «detailed view»
382. 1965/12/09 (#03) other[x] to Merton RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE [-] THE MOST IMPORTANT CATHOLICS? [-] By Religious News Service [news clipping regarding a late 1965 issue of The Critic, list Merton as one of "The 15 Most Important Catholics in the U.S.A."] «detailed view»
383. 1965/12/11 HNS from Merton Thanks for tidying up the preface. I will write a decent letter soon, I hope. Meanwhile, in case «detailed view»
384. 1965/12/12 (#01) TALS from Merton The idea of a book on prayer is a god one. I would not think of the "Climate of M.P." as a nucleus «detailed view»
385. 1965/12/12 (#02) TALS from Merton The idea of a book on prayer is a god one. I would not think of the "Climate of M.P." as a nucleus «detailed view»
386. 1965/12/13 TLS to Merton John Delaney is asking whether you have come to a final conclusion about THE SPIRITUAL READING «detailed view»
387. 1965/12/16 (#01) TLS from Merton I have just written John Delaney saying I regret that I cannot edit that "Treasury etc" book. «detailed view»
388. 1965/12/16 (#02) TL[c] from Merton I have just written John Delaney saying I regret that I cannot edit that "Treasury etc" book. «detailed view»
389. 1965/12/17 TL[c]  from Ellis, Elisabeth / to Merton Thanks for returning the Preface to CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY BYSTANDER and for your letter «detailed view»
390. 1965/12/22 TL[c] to Merton Thanks very much for returning the Preface and for your letter of December 12. It was a good letter «detailed view»
391. 1966/01/14 TL[c] from Merton Your letter of the 11th reached me this morning. I can give you the names of the censors as follows «detailed view»
392. 1966/01/17 (#01) TALS to Merton This is a copy of a memo from Larry Reed who is in charge of our Copyright department «detailed view»
393. 1966/01/17 (#02) TLS  from Reed, Larry / to Lisa Ray RE: 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] «detailed view»
394. 1966/01/19 (#01) TLS to Merton Thanks very much for your letter of January 14 and for the names of the censors and the set up «detailed view»
395. 1966/01/19 (#02) TLS  from Krieger, Ellen / to Gay Ellis RE: CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY BYSTANDER by Thomas Merton [-] We have looked through «detailed view»
396. 1966/01/22 (#01) TLS from Merton This is in answer to various queries. First as regards copyrights. Two other pieces of the book «detailed view»
397. 1966/01/22 (#02) TL[c] from Merton This is in answer to various queries. First as regards copyrights. Two other pieces of the book «detailed view»
398. 1966/01/26 TL[c] to Merton Thanks very much indeed for all the information which I'm sure will be helpful. The Permissions «detailed view»
399. 1966/01/27 TL[c] to Fox, James Thank you very much for your letter of January 24. I think your letter is a masterpiece and I shall «detailed view»
400. 1966/01/31 TL[c] to Merton Two kind friends have now sent me the full article in the Louisville Courier-Journal. «detailed view»
401. 1966/02/04 TLS from Merton I think Ed Rice is worried about everybody. He told me that Bob Lax was very ill in Greece when «detailed view»
402. 1966/02/08 (#01) TL[c] to Fox, James Thank you for your wonderful letter of February 2 and for the copy of the Louisville Courier- «detailed view»
403. 1966/02/08 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Your letter of February 4 was very reassuring and really made me laugh. I don't know why I should «detailed view»
404. 1966/02/08 (#03) TALS to Delaney, John I thought you would be interested in seeing these two communications from Father Abbot and Tom re Ed [see "Delaney, John" file for hard copy] «detailed view»
405. 1966/02/08 (#04) TALS from Delaney, John Give 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] «detailed view»
406. 1966/02/14 TNS from Merton This is just a note to say that the official date for the imprimi potest is Feb. 9th, 1966. «detailed view»
407. 1966/02/15 TL[c] to Rice, Edward You 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 Jubilee magazine] «detailed view»
408. 1966/02/17 TLS  from Ellis, Elisabeth / to Merton Thanks very much for your card of February 14th with the official date for the imprimi potest [from Elisabeth Gaynor Ellis, Secretary to Naomi Burton] «detailed view»
409. 1966/02/23 TL[c] from Merton I know Jay's acknowledged your card about the imprimi potest and I was very glad to have that «detailed view»
410. 1966/03/08 TLS to Merton First of all, about your copyedited manuscript. I know you can't put dates into it because you have «detailed view»
411. 1966/03/09 TLS from Merton The ms of CONJECTURES went off, or should have gone off, yesterday. I do not send these things out «detailed view»
412. 1966/03/11 TL[c] from Merton Well, the ms went back with the dates dutifully inserted. I only go[t] your letter this morning. «detailed view»
413. 1966/03/24 TAL[c] to Merton Five hundred things to say. First of all, we took all the dates out and put the ms. back as it was. «detailed view»
414. 1966/03/30 TL[c] to Merton Many thanks for your good and long letter of March 24th. I am so glad to have the straight dope «detailed view»
415. 1966/04/02 HNS from Merton Operation went ok. Still in hospital. Bit painful. Hope to get out soon. Glad to hear about «detailed view»
416. 1966/04/07 TL[c] to Merton Terribly glad to hear you are getting along all right though I'm very sorry it's so painful. «detailed view»
417. 1966/04/26 TL[c] to Merton I've now completed my slow but enjoyable reading of the Monastic material you have sent in. «detailed view»
418. 1966/05/02 (#01) TLS from Merton First, I was told proofs of Conjectures were being sent on April 25th, which is already «detailed view»
419. 1966/05/02 (#02) TL[c] from Merton First, I was told proofs of Conjectures were being sent on April 25th, which is already [2 copies] «detailed view»
420. 1966/05/05 (#01) TLS to Merton Good about the MONASTICISM IN CRISIS which will do for a working title. I thought of asking if we «detailed view»
421. 1966/05/05 (#02) TL[c] to Merton Good about the MONASTICISM IN CRISIS which will do for a working title. I thought of asking if we «detailed view»
422. 1966/05/10 TLS from Merton Thanks for yours of the 5th. Ok, I got someone to send CHURCH IN GODLESS WORLD. It should «detailed view»
423. 1966/05/16 TL[c] from Merton Just a line to tell you that the manuscripts arrived in Maine. I was convinced I read the cell one, «detailed view»
424. 1966/05/24 TL[c] to Fox, James First of all, thanks so much for the beautiful postcard from Mepkin. I was so pleased to have it «detailed view»
425. 1966/05/25 TL[c] to Tadié, Marie Thanks so much for your letter of May 12th and I was writing Father Abbot at Gethsemani to day so I «detailed view»
426. 1966/06/13 TL[c] from Merton I was asked to write this article for the Jornal do Brasil in Rio, part of a series in which Toynbee «detailed view»
427. 1966/06/16 TLS to Merton Thanks very much for your card and the copy of IS THE WORLD A PROBLEM? I see that this has already «detailed view»
428. 1966/06/22 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Your letter about the contract terms came yesterday and as far as I can understand they are fine. «detailed view»
429. 1966/06/22 (#02) other[c] from Merton CONTENTS OF BOOK PROVISIONALLY CALLED WORLDLY ESSAYS [-] Sent to Doubleday for consideration «detailed view»
430. 1966/07/12 TL[c] to Holloway, James Thank you very much for your letter of July 8th. I've just written Father Merton about the Church [2 copies] «detailed view»
431. 1966/07/12 (#01) TALS to Merton Various things: first of all, we are going ahead with contracts and they'll be going off «detailed view»
432. 1966/07/12 (#02) TL[c] to Merton Various things: first of all, we are going ahead with contracts and they'll be going off «detailed view»
433. 1966/07/17 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for yours of the 12th about Worldly Essays. Yes, I thoroughly agree. I am not «detailed view»
434. 1966/07/23 (#01) TL[c] from Merton I am glad we are dropping the whole idea of "Wrldly Essays" [sic]. But now, along those same lines «detailed view»
435. 1966/07/23 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton I am glad we are dropping the whole idea of "Wrldly Essays" [sic]. But now, along those same lines «detailed view»
436. 1966/07/26 TLS to Merton Thanks very much for yours of July 17th and I am glad you agree about WORLDLY ESSAYS. «detailed view»
437. 1966/08/04 (#01) TLS to Merton Many thanks for your letter about THE CHURCH IN THE GODLESS WORLD. I've talked to John Delaney «detailed view»
438. 1966/08/04 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for your letter about THE CHURCH IN THE GODLESS WORLD. I've talked to John Delaney «detailed view»
439. 1966/08/09 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Thanks for yours of the 4th. I am very glad to be able to put aside and forget THE CHURCH AND THE «detailed view»
440. 1966/08/09 (#02) other[c] from Merton Please send free publicity copies of CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY BYSTANDER to the following: Erich [list of names and addresses for publicity copies of Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander] «detailed view»
441. 1966/08/16 (#01) TLS to Merton Thanks so much for yours of August 9th and we're all agreed then the THE [sic] CHURCH IN THE «detailed view»
442. 1966/08/16 (#02) TL[x]  from Zino, Vittorio / to John Delaney This 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] «detailed view»
443. 1966/08/25 TL[x] to Holloway, James Father 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] «detailed view»
444. 1966/08/26 TL[c] from Merton Regarding Vittorio Emmanuele Zino. Yes he did write to me and I wrote back explaining that I was «detailed view»
445. 1966/08/31 TLS to Fox, James Thanks very much for your long letter of the 20th. Oh dear, Marie Tadie really is the limit, isn't «detailed view»
446. 1966/09/07 TLS to Merton I discussed with John Delaney the possibility of making the change in the text that Emmanuele Zino «detailed view»
447. 1966/09/12 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your letter and for the letters from Life. I have had a fair amount of mail, «detailed view»
448. 1966/09/15 (#01) TALS to Merton Just a line to let you know that Aelred Riveaux by Aelred Squire, O.P. has arrived safely, «detailed view»
449. 1966/09/15 (#02) TL[x] from Merton CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY BYSTANDER [-] Being the famous man of letters of the Abbey of Gethsemani [review of Merton's Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander - review from the Virginia Kirkus Service from September of 1966] «detailed view»
450. 1966/09/18 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your letter and for the Virginia Kirkus review. Makes the book sound like an awful mess. «detailed view»
451. 1966/09/27 TLS to Merton Thanks very much for your letter of September 18th and for letting me have Father Aelred Squire's «detailed view»
452. 1966/10/01 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for yours of the 27th Sept. Enclosed is the latest "little monk" pitch and I don't like «detailed view»
453. 1966/10/01 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Many thanks for yours of the 27th Sept. Enclosed is the latest "little monk" pitch and I don't like «detailed view»
454. 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"] «detailed view»
455. 1966/10/16 TL[c] from Merton Two things: first Marie Tadie has finally become such a fantastic nuisance to everyone that «detailed view»
456. 1966/10/17 TL[c] to Merton The brochure and your letter of October 1st are absolutely incredible - I mean, the brochure is «detailed view»
457. 1966/11/11 (#01) TLS to 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 «detailed view»
458. 1966/11/11 (#02) TL[c] to Tadié, Marie I was sorry to have your letter of November 4 but I really do not know what I can do about it. It «detailed view»
459. 1966/11/16 HLS[x] from Tadié, Marie Thank you for your letter of November 11. If I have been obliged to ask permission to translate «detailed view»
460. 1966/11/30 (#01) TL[c] to Tadié, Marie Thank you for your letter of November 16. I don't feel I can write to Father Louis, since he does «detailed view»
461. 1966/11/30 (#02) TL[c] to Fox, James Thanks so much for the photograph of Vina del Mar - I was a bit startled when I first looked at it «detailed view»
462. 1966/12/08 TLS to Merton I wanted to acknowledge the ten articles, introductions etc. which arrived in two packages last week «detailed view»
463. 1966/12/16 TL[c] from Merton Many things to thank you for: first I enjoyed "Partridge in a Pear Tree" which is really charming «detailed view»
464. 1966/12/25? HCS from Ascherl, Joe I miss you here in New York - but I know how happy you are up in York village. And thank you «detailed view»
465. 1967/01/27 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Sorry I didn't come through immediately with the answer on the Antoninus photo your first time. «detailed view»
466. 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 Des Moines Register and Tribune] «detailed view»
467. 1967/01/30 HLS to Fox, James Aha. 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…" «detailed view»
468. 1967/02/01 TLS to Merton Thanks so much for yours of January 27. I did get a copy of your memo on the Antoninus picture, «detailed view»
469. 1967/02/03 TLS[c] from Fox, James I just received your wonderful letter of January 30. Since I just wrote you and sent you Father «detailed view»
470. 1967/02/04 TL[c] from Merton I am writing this fast as we go on retreat this evening. Unfortunately the doctor said yesterday «detailed view»
471. 1967/02/06 TLS to Fox, James Thank 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 «detailed view»
472. 1967/02/15 TALS to Merton I am so distressed about the operation but let's pray that it will really banish the bursitis «detailed view»
473. 1967/02/24 (#01) TLS to Merton Thanks 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] «detailed view»
474. 1967/02/24 (#02) TL[c] to Bourne, Russell Many 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] «detailed view»
475. 1967/03/06 TLS to Merton Thought you might like to see this from the Tablet if you haven't already. I sent Fr Squire's book «detailed view»
476. 1967/03/09 TL[c] from Merton Don't worry about the Amiya Chakravarty book. He (he) wants to use a short piece of about 1500 «detailed view»
477. 1967/03/21 (#01) TLS to Merton I am planning now to fly from New York to Louisville on a plane that arrives about 12.20 - at least «detailed view»
478. 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] «detailed view»
479. 1967/03/29 TLS to Merton Just a line to tell you that the information I gave you previously about planes is no longer true. «detailed view»
480. 1967/04/05 HNS from Merton «detailed view»
481. 1967/04/24 TLS to Merton Arrived here safe and sound yesterday morning. Seems longer ago. It is a beautiful city «detailed view»
482. 1967/05/04 TLS to Merton For the record, we have made a sale of second serial rights in CONJECTURES «detailed view»
483. 1967/05/07 TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for the note from New Orleans. I suppose you are back in the wilds now and that they «detailed view»
484. 1967/05/23 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for the photos. I was happy to get them and thought most of them were satisfactory, «detailed view»
485. 1967/05/23 (#02) TLS[x] from Glass, Gwen Re: CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY BYSTANDER by Thomas Merton [-] I am happy to tell you that we have [from Gwen Glass of Doubleday publishers] «detailed view»
486. 1967/05/30 TL[c] from Merton I enclose a copy of a letter from Sor Emmanuel, who has been a very genrrous [sic] and devoted «detailed view»
487. 1967/06/06 (#01) TALS to Merton Thanks so much for your letter of May 23rd, and I'm so glad you like the photographs. I thought «detailed view»
488. 1967/06/06 (#02) TLS[x]  from Smith, Lawrence / to Gwen Glass Thank 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] «detailed view»
489. 1967/07/03 TL[c] from Merton A small problem: do you know anything about this? It is a little perplexing to me and if you can «detailed view»
490. 1967/07/10 (#01) TLS to Merton What a peculiar mystery. I wonder what the essay will turn out to be. You don't make it «detailed view»
491. 1967/07/10 (#02) TLS to Merton I thought you would like to be reassured about Sor Emmanuel and the translation of CONJECTURES «detailed view»
492. 1967/07/15 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your letter. I have heard back from the man at Columbia, Wesley First, and he admits «detailed view»
493. 1967/07/25 TALS to Merton Many thanks for yours of July 15th. I'll call the dogs off on the Columbia essay, I'm that it's «detailed view»
494. 1967/08/22 TLS to Merton I was quite wrong on THE SIGN OF JONAS. It is out of print in Image books because we sold out all «detailed view»
495. 1967/09/26 TL[c] from Merton John Slate, my friend who was going to take care of the legal end of the literary estate, has died. «detailed view»
496. 1967/09/29 TLS to Merton So glad to hear from you. I think JOURNAL OF MY ESCAPE sounds a wonderful idea. I only have «detailed view»
497. 1967/10/04 (#01) HLS to Fox, James Thank you for your letters of Sept. 29 and 30 and enclosures. I do agree with Fr. Louis. The «detailed view»
498. 1967/10/04 (#02) TL[c] from Merton It was good to get your letter of Sept. 29th. About the Journal of my Escape. «detailed view»
499. 1967/10/16 TLS to Merton Thanks so much for your letter of the 4th. Why don't we skip November. It is not too easy for me «detailed view»
500. 1967/10/19 (#01) TLS to Fox, James Many thanks for your letter of October 12th. I don't know what to say about Marie Tadie. It is «detailed view»
501. 1967/10/19 (#02) TL[c] from Merton I am answering your letter right away because first of all, if you can possibly come in November, «detailed view»
502. 1967/12/16 TALS[x] from Merton To get up to date on business before Christmas. First, the typing of Journal of my Escape is «detailed view»
503. 1967/12/26 TL to Merton A lot of things about which to write. I meant to send you a CARE package before Christmas but never «detailed view»
504. 1968/01/10 TLS to Merton Just a very hasty note to say that something frightful seems to have happened to that Cargoes tape. «detailed view»
505. 1968/01/15 TALS to Merton Thanks for your letter of January 4th. It arrived here on the 9th just as I was going down to New «detailed view»
506. 1968/01/19 TL[c] from Merton Your long and patient letter reached me yesterday. In the middle of a bad bout of flu. I spent «detailed view»
507. 1968/01/24 TL[c] from Merton The Cargo tape came back to me and I immediately sent it off to you without unpacking it. «detailed view»
508. 1968/01/31 TLS to Merton Thanks for your letter of January 24, which just arrived. I shall look forward to receiving «detailed view»
509. 1968/02/07 HNS from Merton «detailed view»
510. 1968/02/07 TL[c] from Merton About Journal of my Escape. In a day or two I hope to have the mimeographed copy in the mail. «detailed view»
511. 1968/02/13 TL[c] from Merton I am sure nothing is wrong with the Cargo Tape. It is not back yet, but from your letter I can tell «detailed view»
512. 1968/02/16 TLS to Merton I am enclosing our check for $1548.70 and the six months' statement on CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY «detailed view»
513. 1968/02/21 HNS from Merton «detailed view»
514. 1968/02/21 (#01) TL[c] from Merton This is to acknowledge receipt of the royalties for CONJECTURES. Many thanks. «detailed view»
515. 1968/02/21 (#02) TLS to Merton I'm glad to report that the manuscript of JOURNAL OF MY ESCAPE FROM THE NAZIS arrived safely «detailed view»
516. 1968/02/27 (#01) TL[c] from Merton This is about the Cargo idea. First of all, the tape is on its way back to you. I checked it «detailed view»
517. 1968/02/27 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton This is about the Cargo idea. First of all, the tape is on its way back to you. I checked it «detailed view»
518. 1968/03/01 TLS to Merton Thank you so much for your good letter of Feb 27th - and I really mean good letter, not that «detailed view»
519. 1968/03/03 TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for the letter about JOURNAL OF ESCAPE. I found it highly encouraging, naturally, and I «detailed view»
520. 1968/05/04 TL[c] from Merton Well, here it is the evening of Derby Day and I do not even know who won. (Just feel funny, not «detailed view»
521. 1968/06/20 TLS to Merton At last final word on JOURNAL OF MY ESCAPE. At the business meeting in New York I was authorized «detailed view»
522. 1968/06/24 TL[c] from Merton I have given a couple of days of careful thought and prayer to your letter of the 20th about «detailed view»
523. 1968/06/27 TL[c] from Merton The reshuffled ms is on the way to the NY office with a new title: MY ARGUMENT WITH THE GESTAPO «detailed view»
524. 1968/07/20 TL[c] from Merton Three weeks or so ago I sent the final ms of Journal of my Escape with new title: My ARGUMENT WITH «detailed view»
525. 1968/08/06 TLS to Merton Herewith your statement for the six months ending April 30 1968 in CONJECTURES and our check «detailed view»
526. 1968/08/19 TL[c] from Merton Terrific heat here for a long time. That is one reason why I have been slow to answer letters. «detailed view»
527. 1968/09/02 TLS to Merton Three letters to thank you for. On receiving the first of Aug 19th I phoned the office «detailed view»
528. 1968/09/05 HCS to Merton Excuse paper! It's just the nearest. Have received new collection [written on a "Thank You" card] «detailed view»
529. 1968/09/06 TALS[x] from Merton Very many thanks for yours of the 6th. First, about Argument with Gestapo (better title?). [annotations by Stone] «detailed view»
530. 1969/02/14 other[x] by Stone, Naomi Burton On 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 My Argument with the Gestapo] «detailed view»
531. 1969/05/23 TL[c] to Tadié, Marie Many thanks for your letter of May 2nd and the copy of the letter from Father Francois Louvel. «detailed view»
532. 1969/05/29 TLS[x] from Tadié, Marie Many thanks for your letter of May 23d. Il [sic] will be some months before "The Spiritual Father «detailed view»
533. 1969/06/03 TL[c] to Tadié, Marie Many thanks for your letter of May 29th. With reference to your second point, there is, of course, «detailed view»
534. 1972/07/27 other[x] to Center from Stone, Naomi Burton I hereby grant permission that all my correspondence from Curtis Brown, Ltd. and Doubleday «detailed view»
535. undated/02/21 TALS from Joachim I am so late in telling you about "The World of Thomas Merton" but it was a smash! It's absolutely «detailed view»
536. undated/05/24 HLS to Merton Having made such a wash of things (clearly I am the one who fails to communicate adequately) «detailed view»
537. undated/07/09 HLS to Merton I really was very happy to have your last letter. I am writing this by hand because I cannot «detailed view»
538. undated/no/no (#01) TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your good letter. I am sorry to hear that RS is being tiresome but I am not surprised. «detailed view»
539. undated/no/no (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Thanks 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] «detailed view»
540. undated/no/no (#03) TLS to Merton I am delighted to tell you that we have accepted, on your behalf, the following offer from Hollis [top of page missing] «detailed view»
541. 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] «detailed view»
542. undated/no/no (#05) other to Giroux, Robert This will confirm our understanding that we shall make a special discount offer to the trade [top of page missing] «detailed view»

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