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Merton's Correspondence with:

Nora K. Chadwick; Nora Chadwick; Nora Kershaw Chadwick, Nora Kershaw

Chadwick, Nora K. (Nora Kershaw), 1891-1972  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1964-1967
Volume: 7 item(s); 9 pg(s)

Scope and Content

In these letters, Chadwick and Merton exchanged letters concerning Celtic monasticism. Chadwick had written on the subject and Merton wanted to know more and to look into writing an article on the subject. Merton saw in Chadwick a desire for solitude similar to many in religious life and discussed the debate between those interested in a more "active life" versus those more interested in contemplation.


In the introduction to her letters, Br. Patrick Hart says of Nora Chadwick that she was a professor at Cambridge University and "had written a number of books on Celtic monasticism which Merton found very attractive" (Source: The School of Charity, p. 217).

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Related Information and Links

See published letters from Merton to Chadwick in The School of Charity, pp. 217-218, 228-229, 282-283, 308 and 326; see also "Duckett, Eleanor" file.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
 y/m/dMerton Scan ✉ 
1. 1964/05/26 TL[c] from Merton Having just read, and greatly enjoyed, your book on the "Age of Saints in the Early Celtic Church" «detailed view»
2. 1964/08/20 TAL[c] from Merton It is indeed a pleasure to hear from you. I am glad that my notes on monastic themes have reached «detailed view»
3. 1964/12/17 TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for your last letter, which I must have received some time ago. I have been rather busy «detailed view»
4. 1965/06/02 TL[c] from Merton First I want to acknowledge the booklet on St Columba, which I read with great pleasure since he is «detailed view»
5. 1966/05/28 HLS to Merton Although I have had several works from you during the last year, it is almost a year since the date «detailed view»
6. 1966/06/20 TL[c] from Merton It was a great pleasure to receive your letter of May 28th, and I am glad to hear that you are «detailed view»
7. 1967/01/10 TL[c] from Merton Last year you mentioned in a letter that you and Prof. Dillon were doing a book on Celtic «detailed view»

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