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Merton's Correspondence with:

Lunsford P. Yandell; Lunsford Yandell; L. P. Yandell; Yandell, L. P.; L.P. Yandell; Yandell, L.P.

Yandell, Lunsford P., 1902-  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1964-1968, 1970
Volume: 18 item(s); 32 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Merton and Lunsford Yandell mostly discuss Zen Buddhism and other eastern religions and philosophies.


In the bulk of the correspondence, Lunsford Yandell writes from Jaffrey, New Hampshire, or Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Related Information and Links

See also the "Laughlin, James" file; and see also published letters from Merton to Yandell in Witness to Freedom, pp. 167-168.

Series List

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

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1964/07/12 HLS to Merton On June 17th I spent several hours with fine old Dr. D. T. Suzuki up at Butler Hall in New York. «detailed view»
2. 1964/07/17 TAL[c] from Merton Thanks for your good letter and for all that it contains of encouragement. It was certainly a great «detailed view»
3. 1964/07/22 TLS to Merton I do indeed appreciate your kind letter of July 17th giving me information as to where to obtain «detailed view»
4. 1964/07/30 HLS to Merton Thank you [indecipherable words..] for your note of July 26th. With the address of "New «detailed view»
5. 1964/10/29 HLS to Merton I wonder if, in your contacts with literature of and about Zen Buddhism, you have ever come upon «detailed view»
6. 1964/12/12 TL[c] from Merton It was very kind of you to think of sending me the little book of Terence Gray. It is most valuable [under the heading "Mr. Lunsford" in Witness to Freedom] «detailed view»
7. 1965/05/26 TL[c] from Merton You will certainly enjoy the Nishida book. My review is not yet published as things move very [under the heading "Mr. Lunsford" in Witness to Freedom] «detailed view»
8. 1966/07/14 HLS to Merton In a letter from you some months ago you kindly asked me to remind you of your intention to send me «detailed view»
9. 1967/02/06 (#01) TLS to Merton Another note, as you requested, to remind you of your intention to send me a copy of your review «detailed view»
10. 1967/02/06 (#02) other to Merton KNOWING [-] REALITY is the Actor - the role is the "me". Can the role know the Actor? «detailed view»
11. 1967/02/06 (#03) other to Merton SEEKING [-] Search is vain. For to seek God or Truth makes a "that" out of THIS «detailed view»
12. 1967/07/12 TLS to Merton Thank you very much indeed for sending your "A Christian Looks at Zen", and for drawing my «detailed view»
13. 1967/10/05 HLS to Merton Your letter of Sept. 15th, so kindly sending me your review of Nishida's "A Study of Good «detailed view»
14. 1967/10/10 TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for your kind letter from Topeka. I will keep looking for the English text «detailed view»
15. 1967/12/08 HLS to Merton I sent you by book-post on the 6th the ms. of Shen-Hui, translated by Dr. Richard S.Y. Chi, «detailed view»
16. 1968/01/04 TLS to Merton Happy New Year to you! Thank you for your nice note of 12/20/67 and for your trouble in finding «detailed view»
17. 1968/05/17 TLS to Merton It was very good of you to send me THE MONK'S POND! I like it! Both it's conception and it's «detailed view»
18. 1970/12/21 TLS[x] from Laughlin, James Mrs. Lorch has passed along to me your letter of December 14, in which you inquire further «detailed view»

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