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Merton's Correspondence with:

R. J. Zwi Werblowsky; Zwi; Werblowsky, Raphael Jehudah Zwi; Refa'el Yehudah Tsevi Ṿerblovsḳi

Werblowsky, R. J. Zwi, 1924-  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1963-1964, 1984
Volume: 8 item(s); 8 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Werblowsky first came into contact with Merton through Zalman Schachter in 1963. At this time, Werblowsky was visiting professor at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Werblowsky visited Gethsemani Abbey and gave talks to the novices. Werblowsky had experience with Zen masters and was impressed with Merton's grasp of Zen.


Raphael Jehudah Zwi Werblowsky is a scholar of comparative religion. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1924. He taught at Manchester and Leeds Universities in England before going to Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1962.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1963/07/11 TLS to Merton I take the liberty of writing to you, having been strongly urged to do so by our mutual friend, «detailed view»
2. 1963/07/16 TL[c] from Merton It was a pleasure to get your letter, and to know that Zalman had acted as the Lord's instrument «detailed view»
3. 1963/07/22 TLS to Merton Thank you for your good letter of 16th inst. and your kind invitation. I was at the travel office «detailed view»
4. 1963/11/10 TLS to Merton I hope you haven't suspected me of having forgotten my promises. I only came back a fortnight ago, «detailed view»
5. 1964/01/01 TAL[c] from Merton I start the new year off with a letter to you. The Chinese call this the year of the dragon, «detailed view»
6. 1984/04/13 TLS[x] from Shannon, William I am a professor emeritus at Nazareth College of Rochester. For some years I have been engaged in asking for permission to include their correspondence in the published collection / in addition please find brief printed biography of Werblowsky «detailed view»
7. 1984/05/04 TLS to Shannon, William Thank you for your letter of April 13 re the ed. Of the Merton letters. There were plenty of discussion of lost letters «detailed view»
8. 1984/05/18 TLS[x] from Shannon, William Thank you for your kind and prompt response to [sic] my letter. Even though you were unable to send sends his sympathetic take on lost letters «detailed view»

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