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Merton's Correspondence with:

James Bruce Anderson; James Anderson

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Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1963-1964
Volume: 7 item(s); 8 pg(s)

Scope and Content


James Bruce Anderson served as editor for a journal of poetry called the "Charlatan" published by the Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City.

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1. 1963/10/04 TLS to Merton Trinity Parish is going to publish a journal of poetry, prints, and essays, to appear twice each asking permission to publish some of Merton's poetry «detailed view»
2. 1963/10/29 TL[c] from Merton Please forgive the long delay. I have been wanting to send you something. All my poems are "out" Merton sends notes on Julien Green / asks if Anderson wants "abstract 'calligraphic' drawings" «detailed view»
3. 1963/11/03 TLS to Merton Thank you very much for the commentary on Julien Green for CHARLATAN. We did not expect to get details of publication / requests calligraphies from Merton «detailed view»
4. 1963/11/06 TL[c] from Merton Well, then: here are some calligraphies. They may turn out to be a little radical for you. The group of calligraphies entitled "Flying Signatures" / other series "Animal Forces" and "Vegetal Forces" / Prof. Herbert Burke / Ernesto Cardenal / Latin American poetry «detailed view»
5. 1963/11/25 HLS to Merton Due to the tragic death of the president we have decided to include a separate section of poems Kennedy's death / publishing of Merton's drawings / art collector interested in drawings / Fr. Roselip sending poems / Chinese and Taiwanese poets «detailed view»
6. 1963/12/01 TL[c] from Merton No, I am afraid that the murder of President Kennedy has left me inarticulate. If anything deserves Saint John Perse / selling of his "non-pictures" / recommends poet Ned O'Gorman «detailed view»
7. 1964/09/26 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your note: I am relaying the information to Cardenal, Seminario de Cristo Sacerdote, La comments for publication on 1964 presidential election between Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater «detailed view»

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