Thomas Merton Center

Manuscripts in Sub-Section C.3:

Sign of Jonas, The

Item 1 - 

First Lines:  Intro to Part Three. In these seven months my whole life began to change,

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript with holograph corrections

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  4

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Merton's handwritten corrections. Donated by Robert Giroux, September 2005.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 2 - 

First Lines:  PROLOGUE JOURNEY TO NINEVEH This book, which is a collection of personal notes and meditations set

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Page proofs with holograph corrections and typescript additions with holograph corrections

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  214

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Merton's handwritten corrections. Donated by Robert Giroux, September 2005.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 3 - 

First Lines:  part four 2 the stripping away of what is not ourselves. It is the revelation to us of who we

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript and typescript carbon

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  413

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Envelope containing manuscript sent by Sister Thérèse Lentfoehr, who did much of the typing work for Merton.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 4 - 

First Lines:  PROLOGUE JOURNEY TO NINEVEH This book, which is a collection of personal notes and meditations set

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Galley proof with holograph corrections

Date:  no-month no-day, 1953?

Number of pages:  117

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Merton's handwritten corrections.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 5 - 

First Lines:  PROLOGUE JOURNEY TO NINEVEH This book, which is a collection of personal notes and meditations set

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Galley proof (bound page proofs)

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  113

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Paperbound publisher's proofs in carboard slip case. Given to Br. Patrick Hart of Gethsemani by the Skakel family.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (bound volume)

Item 6 - 

First Lines:  When you enter a Cistercian monastery you spend some time as a postulant.

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript with holograph corrections

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year?

Number of pages:  117

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Merton's handwritten corrections. Donated by Robert Giroux, September 2005.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 7 - 

First Lines:  PROLOGUE JOURNEY TO NINEVEH This book, which is a collection of personal notes and meditations set

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Galley proof with holograph corrections

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  118

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Final galley with Merton's handwritten corrections. Donated by Robert Giroux, September 2005.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 8 - 

First Lines:  This book, which is a collection of personal notes and meditations set down during about five years

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript and typescript carbon with holograph corrections

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  402

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Contains Merton's original corrections and other editing notes by another hand.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 9 - The whale and the ivy

First Lines:  Author's Note The title, The Whale and the Ivy, comes from the Book of Jonas. Jonas went where he

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript, typescript carbon, and printed materials with holograph corrections

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  525

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Copy donated by Robert Giroux with Merton's original corrections, Giroux's notes, and carbons of the original epilogue and other sections that were removed.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)