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Merton's Correspondence with:

David F. Aberle, David F.; David Aberle, David Friend Aberle

Aberle, David Friend, 1918-2004  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967-1968
Volume: 2 item(s); 3 pg(s)

Scope and Content

W. H. "Ping" Ferry had asked David Aberle, an anthropologist, to write to Merton about the Sioux (Lakota) and about Sitting Bull. Though not an expert on the Lakota, Aberle offers some resources and advice. Merton responds that he is most interested in background on the Ghost Dance.

Biography

David Friend Aberle was a professor of anthropology at University of British Columbia whose specialty was the study of the Navajos.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1967/11/18 TALS to Merton Forgive me, but whereas I know that Franciscans are addressed by their first names and some «detailed view»
2. 1968/01/04 TL[c] from Merton I have been terribly remiss in not answering your fine letter and thanking you for all «detailed view»

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