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Laughlin, James, 1914-1997


Series 1, Original Merton-Laughlin Correspondence with occasional letters from others copied to Merton.


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1947-1968
Volume: 1092 item(s); 1420 pg(s)

Scope and Content

This file contains a large exchange of letters between Thomas Merton and James Laughlin. The letters range from publishing matters to personal dialog between friends. There is a gap in the carbon copies of the letters from Merton from early to mid-June

Biography

James Laughlin and Merton first came to known each other through Merton's former professor at Columbia University, poet Mark Van Doren. Van Doren recommended some of Merton's poems to Laughlin for his publishing house, New Directions. These poems became

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See also published letters of Merton and Laughlin in Thomas Merton and James Laughlin: Selected Le

Series List

Series NumberSeries NameTotal Records
1 Original Merton-Laughlin Correspondence with occasional letters from others copied to Merton. 1021
2 Laughlin correspondence with others concerning Merton from New Directions "Thomas Merton" subject file. 71

Container List

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Series 1 #1.
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1945/05/14? TL[x] to Merton As I understand it now I may proceed with setting up the new book with Kimball, but I am to wait «detailed view»
Series 1 #2.
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1945/05/24? TL[x] to Merton I am very excited about the prospect of visiting you at the monastery. Please write me what part [1st page of letter, may be incomplete] «detailed view»
Series 1 #3.
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1945/05/27? TALS[x] from Merton I am delighted to hear that you really plan to come here. It is very simple to get here. [Cooper #1] «detailed view»
Series 1 #4.
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1945/09/28 TLS[x] from Merton It seems to be better to save Mark a lot of bother, and deal with you directly, especially as there [Cooper #2] «detailed view»
Series 1 #5.
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1945/10/27 TALS[x] from Merton Here are one or two things from the liturgical book, for you to see. Right now we are all very busy liturgical book / religious anthology of Catholic poetry / Mark Van Doren and Robert Lax / Journal of My Escape from the Nazis - "about the best thing I had done" «detailed view»
Series 1 #6.
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1945/11/02 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the letter which, I guess, crossed with the things I sent you last week-- [Cooper #3] «detailed view»
Series 1 #7.
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1945/11/17 HLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the catalogue - you have a fine list there, I think. Our library could certainly use [letter quoted in The Way It Wasn't: From the Files of James Laughlin edited by Barbara Epler and Daniel Javitch] requesting Dylan Thomas' "New Poems" - "unless there is something in them that is definitely none of our business - e.g. witchcraft" «detailed view»
Series 1 #8.
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1946/01/06 TLS[x] from Merton In answer to your questions concerning the religious anthology. Definitely I think you ought religious anthology of Catholic poetry and an idea for another Christian volume (various denominations represented) of religious experience «detailed view»
Series 1 #9.
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1946/01/12 TL[x] to Merton Here at last are some proofs. I think from now on it will go quicker. This chap is a legal printer [Cooper #4] «detailed view»
Series 1 #10.
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1946/03/01 TLS[x] from Merton Last couple of days before Ash Wednesday, just time to write and thank you for "Some Natural Things" [Cooper #5] «detailed view»
Series 1 #11.
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1946/03/04 TLS[x] from Merton I forgot to say, the other day: please send as many copies of the "Divided Sea" to Mark and to Bob request to send A Man in the Divided Sea to Mark Van Doren and Robert Lax «detailed view»
Series 1 #12.
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1946/08/17 TLS[x] from Merton The divided sea got to me yesterday. It is fine. You have given the poems a swell presentation. [Cooper #6] «detailed view»
Series 1 #13.
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1947/01/02 TLS[x] from Merton When you were away in Paris-- I am assuming you are back-- I asked Mark to send you a ms Kafkaesque manuscript of "Journal of My Escape from the Nazis" / another 30 poems for publication «detailed view»
Series 1 #14.
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1947/03/no? TLS[x] from Merton Here are some pictures which just arrived from Utah. We'd like to get them all in. Make a montage [dated "Spring 47"] «detailed view»
Series 1 #15.
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1947/04/06? TALS[x] from Merton Thanks very much for your letter and the check. As they both arrive in Lent I could not acknowledge [Cooper #7 - dated "Easter, 1947"] «detailed view»
Series 1 #16.
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1947/04/17 TLS[x] to Merton Today is Easter Day and I am thinking of you particularly because of your letter came last night [sending letter from Klosters, Switzerland] upcoming elections in Italy - Communists in Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia / influence of Church and pope / Creekmore - Spanish text of St. John [John of the Cross] / Robert Speaight's recordings / illness of William Carlos Williams / sending poems by Everson and Watkins «detailed view»
Series 1 #17.
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1947/04/18 TLS[x] from Merton Here is another poem, and now lets call it a day on that new book. I am anxious to hear «detailed view»
Series 1 #18.
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1947/04/25? TL[x] to Merton Many thanks for your two letters and for the poems to be added to the script of the new book. [Cooper #8] «detailed view»
Series 1 #19.
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1947/05/14 TL[x] to Merton As I understand it now I may proceed with setting up the new book with Kimball, but I am to wait ideas for books on St. John of the Cross and a brief anthology of Catholic poetry for the New Classics series «detailed view»
Series 1 #20.
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1947/05/20 TLS[x] from Merton Yes, that is correct. You may set up the book, although there may be one or two minor changes-- Catholic anthology of religious poetry / St. John of the Cross and translation of "Dark Night of the Soul" / Kenneth Rexroth / possibility of Merton being sent to Utah - more hard labor than writing «detailed view»
Series 1 #21.
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1947/05/20 TLS[x] from Merton Yes, that is correct. You may set up the book, although there may be one or two minor changes-- «detailed view»
Series 1 #22.
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1947/05/24 TL[x] to Merton I am very excited about the prospect of visiting you at the monastery. Please write me what part asking directions to Gethsemani Abbey / Kenneth Rexroth as Anglo-Catholic and interested in things Roman Catholic - Gregorian chant - conscientious objector during Second World War - influenced by mystical view of sex of D. H. Lawrence «detailed view»
Series 1 #23.
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1947/05/27 TALS[x] from Merton I am delighted to hear that you really plan to come here. It is very simple to get here. [Cooper #1 - Cooper dates at 1945/May/27, but seems to fit with Laughlin's 1947 visit] «detailed view»
Series 1 #24.
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1947/06/17 TALS[x] from Merton Here are two poems I wanted to give you, with corrections. A magazine called '47 wrote asking [Cooper #9] «detailed view»
Series 1 #25.
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1947/07/02 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks so much for both your letters. About the books you send, we will send back everything that [Cooper #10] «detailed view»
Series 1 #26.
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1947/07/09? TLS[x] from Merton I was happy that you read the article and want to reprint it: Yes, by all means do so. Jules Supervielle / departure of the monks leaving for Utah foundation «detailed view»
Series 1 #27.
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1947/07/12 TL[x] to Merton I am very pleased that you approve the idea of reprinting your essay in the next annual. [Cooper #11] «detailed view»
Series 1 #28.
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1947/07/17 TALS[x] from Merton Thanks for the proofs which I return with a few alterations, and above all things thanks for your [Cooper #12] «detailed view»
Series 1 #29.
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1947/08/06 TL[x] from Merton I am sorry not to have written for so long. Things have gotten pretty jammed up with so many new «detailed view»
Series 1 #30.
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1947/08/09 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the latour du Pin which I haven't yet had time to get into! Please let me know at once Latour du Pin (Patrice de La Tour du Pin?) «detailed view»
Series 1 #31.
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1947/08/12? TALS[x] from Merton It is the feast of my friend Saint Clare of Assisi so I am sending you a poem but don't put it Figures for an Apocalypse / Cistercian Contemplatives / worries about "Poetry and Contemplative Life" appearing in New Directions literature alongside something "raw like some of the spots in Tropic of Cancer" [Henry Miller] / modern Carmelite book for Laughlin - The Spiritual Doctrine of Elizabeth of the Trinity by Fr. Philipon, O.P. «detailed view»
Series 1 #32.
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1947/08/16 TLS[x] from Merton Here is the material for the new booklet Cistercian Contemplatives. I did not wait for your reply «detailed view»
Series 1 #33.
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1947/08/21 TALS[x] from Merton All right go ahead with the essay in the back of Figures for an Apoc. I forgot if I told you «detailed view»
Series 1 #34.
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1947/08/no? TLS[x] from Merton Many thanks for the Montecassino book. It was the first time I had seen anything of the destruction. [no year listed, estimated] book with photographs showing the destruction of Monte Cassino (World War II Allied bombing of Monte Cassino) / Jules Supervielle «detailed view»
Series 1 #35.
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1947/09/03 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter. The length is all right we'll just charge more. The corrected version sending poem to forward to Dylan Thomas also sent to magazine Tiger's Eye (possibly "The Gift of Understanding" by Merton) «detailed view»
Series 1 #36.
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1947/09/05 TLS[x] from Merton How would it be if we brought out about 2500 of Cist Contemplatives in a kind of cardboard binding «detailed view»
Series 1 #37.
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1947/09/08 TLS[x] from Merton How would it be if we brought out about 2500 of Cist Contemplatives in a kind of cardboard binding Latour du Pin (Patrice de La Tour du Pin?) / Claudel (Paul Claudel?) / asking for old religious verse, modernized Anglo-Saxon verse, Richard Rolle, "The Pearl," and an anthology by Carleton Brown «detailed view»
Series 1 #38.
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1947/09/10? TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the good newsy letter about all those people. I'll pray hard for Dylan Thomas because [Cooper #13] «detailed view»
Series 1 #39.
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1947/09/15 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton Sorry for the delay I only just got all this a few minutes ago nearly a week after you sent it. «detailed view»
Series 1 #40.
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1947/09/15 (#02) TALS[x] from Merton Here is the complete corrected copy the one to be set up. I am afraid I know nothing about responds to Laughlin's question about Eleanor Ruggles' Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Life - Merton does not know it «detailed view»
Series 1 #41.
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1947/09/16 TALS[x] to McHale, John J. Thank you for your recent letter stating that you hold the American rights to the Burns & Oates [contains handwritten note by Merton on Patrice de La Tour du Pin's "Psaumes" and Jules Supervielle's "Choix De Poemes" / asking about Huntsville, Utah foundation after Laughlin's visit, Our Lady of the Holy Trinity Abbey] regarding translation of St. John of the Cross's "The Dark Night of the Soul" «detailed view»
Series 1 #42.
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1947/09/18 TLS[x] from Merton Will you please send us back the carbon copy of Cist Contemplatives as I may have to send it to one «detailed view»
Series 1 #43.
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1947/09/24 TALS[x] from Merton I have just sent to Commonweal three poems from Figures. Landscape prophet and wild dog; «detailed view»
Series 1 #44.
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1947/10/01 HLS[x] from Merton I just sent to Spirit the following poems from Figures: "Evening Zero Weather" «detailed view»
Series 1 #45.
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1947/10/03 TLS to Merton I have just retruned [sic] from a very pleasing visit to Huntsville. The site is extraordinarily [estimated date provided by Laughlin biographer Ian MacNiven - transferred from the James Laughlin Trust Papers, Merton Center Sub-Section H.9, on March 16, 2010] «detailed view»
Series 1 #46.
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1947/10/08 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your interesting letter from Utah. I just got it this morning together with Mr Kunz's «detailed view»
Series 1 #47.
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1947/10/08 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton I just got a check from Sewanee Review for the poem "On the anniversary of my Baptism", but that «detailed view»
Series 1 #48.
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1947/10/15 TLS[x] from Merton If it is not too late will you please replace the two air-views of the Georgia monastery by these Patrice de La Tour du Pin's Une Somme De Poésie «detailed view»
Series 1 #49.
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1947/10/31 TALS[x] from Merton Thanks for the pictures: I have marked four of them which would be interesting to us if you would Leica camera used by a monk at another monastery to take photographs Merton sends / Merton makes recommendations of abbeys to visit when Laughlin visits France and remarks about monasteries about which he is curious / magazine, The Tiger's Eye «detailed view»
Series 1 #50.
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1947/11/06 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the check. The Buffalo people asked permission to print a poem from Commonweal last Merton complains about being assigned "official souvenir" booklet about Trappists (Guide to Cistercian Life?) «detailed view»
Series 1 #51.
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1947/11/26 TALS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter. Glad you are settled in the mountains. I know how you feel. Thanks also [Cooper #14] «detailed view»
Series 1 #52.
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1947/12/17 TLS[x]  from Cooke, Douglas C. / to Merton Shortly before his departure for Europe Dr. James Laughlin of New Directions Press arranged for us [from Douglas C. Cooke of the Liberty Photo-Engraving Corporation of New York] «detailed view»
Series 1 #53.
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1947/no/no? TLS[x] from Merton I am returning the dedicated life since you want it back in a hurry. I am not as interested as I [no year listed, estimated] "The Dedicated Life" (The Dedicated Life in Poetry, Patrice de La Tour Du Pin; George Sutherland Fraser; Laurent de Cayeux?) «detailed view»
Series 1 #54.
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1948/02/08 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the fine letter. I had been meaning to write but I have been too crowded. [Cooper #15] «detailed view»
Series 1 #55.
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1948/03/23 TLS[x] from Merton I don't know where this will catch you, but anyway I hope it will find you somewhere. Cistercian release of Cistercian Contemplatives: A Guide to Trappist Life «detailed view»
Series 1 #56.
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1948/04/08 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter which I was very glad to get and for the picture which is fine. [Cooper #16] «detailed view»
Series 1 #57.
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1948/04/14 TLS[x] from Merton This is a memo about another project. We get many requests from people who don't quite understand some ideas for what would become Seeds of Contemplation after St. John of the Cross and "Soil and Seeds" «detailed view»
Series 1 #58.
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1948/04/29 TALS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter and the copy of the one to your English agent. Burns, I take it, is Burns poems for the Dublin Review / monastic censors versus censors in New York / book on St. John of the Cross and "The Dark Night of the Soul" «detailed view»
Series 1 #59.
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1948/05/12 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the card from Ascona. I must have gone through there once in a train. [Cooper #17] «detailed view»
Series 1 #60.
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1948/06/28 TLS[x] from Merton First of all this is to say that I am about finishing the SEEDS OF CONTEMPLATION and want to know [Cooper #18] Vernon Watkins / Robert Lowell «detailed view»
Series 1 #61.
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1948/07/09 TLS[x] from Merton I hope this will not have to chase you to Europe and back. It is an answer to your beautiful Mont [Cooper #19] «detailed view»
Series 1 #62.
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1948/07/31 TLS[x] from Merton Glad you are home! Here are some corrections on A Man. page 29 The lines No one who loves «detailed view»
Series 1 #63.
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1948/08/04 TLS[x] from Merton Writing you this letter today is not nearly so gay as it would have been yesterday. [Cooper #20] «detailed view»
Series 1 #64.
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1948/08/10 TL[x] to Merton Thanks ever so much for sending me the corrections for the new edition of A MAN IN THE DIVIDED SEA [Cooper #21] «detailed view»
Series 1 #65.
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1948/08/27 TLS[x] from Merton Here are some rewritten sections of SEEDS. There is first an Author's Note. Then I have rewritten «detailed view»
Series 1 #66.
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1948/09/01 TLS[x] from Merton I spoke to Father Abbot the other day about your bringing Bob Fitzgerald down here with you «detailed view»
Series 1 #67.
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1948/09/20 TL[x] to Merton Please forgive me for not having written for such a long time. Things have been in such a terrible printer's layout for Seeds of Contemplation / on Dom James Fox's approval for Merton to continue writing / corrections for A Man in the Divided Sea / finding a place for the Carthusians in western Pennsylvania on mountain land of Laughlin's mother, but that "she would take a good deal of persuading" «detailed view»
Series 1 #68.
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1948/09/27 TALS[x] from Merton I was glad to get your letter and to know that things are going along on the book. My suggestions [Cooper #22] «detailed view»
Series 1 #69.
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1948/10/15 TALS[x] from Merton The way to get here from Louisville is to take a bus to Bardstown or Newhaven and from there get «detailed view»
Series 1 #70.
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1948/11/02 TLS[x] from Merton Here are the proofs of SEEDS. I did a little trimming and had to change a lot of commas because my «detailed view»
Series 1 #71.
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1948/11/15 TL[x] to Merton I have just posted off to you a copy of the second edition of A MAN IN THE DIVIDED SEA, and I hope asking T. S. Eliot about selecting some of Merton's poems / Evelyn Waugh's proposed visit to see Merton / Catholic poetry anthology «detailed view»
Series 1 #72.
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1948/11/18 (#01) TL[x] to Merton You may remember that we were discussing the possibility of using a little design on the cover [Cooper #23] «detailed view»
Series 1 #73.
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1948/11/18 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Naomi has sent you a copy of the letter I got from the translator of St John X. She seems to think «detailed view»
Series 1 #74.
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1948/11/22 TLS[x] from Merton I wonder if it wouldn't be better to skip the design, at least as far as the cloth cover [Cooper #24] «detailed view»
Series 1 #75.
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1948/11/29 TL[x] to Merton Many thanks for your note of the 18th. I can't remember whether I have written you the last step manuscript of translation of St. John of the Cross selections / binding Merton books in leather for Pope Pius XII / speaking of Merton and Eric Gill with John Shaw, a Tulsa, Oklahoma oil man «detailed view»
Series 1 #76.
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1948/12/01 TL[x] to Merton I now have a little more information for you about the idea of having copies of your books bound up binding books in leather for Pope Pius XII / American rights issues concerning the translation of St. John of the Cross - Allison Piers / drawings sent to Laughlin by Merton / possibly using Eric Gill drawing for cover of Seeds of Contemplation / T. S. Eliot / additional printing of Figures for an Apocalypse «detailed view»
Series 1 #77.
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1948/12/18 TLS[x] from Merton Here are the page proofs, with the censor's corrections made. I made every correction [Cooper #25] «detailed view»
Series 1 #78.
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1948/12/24? TLS[x] from Merton Here are one or two ancient poems I dug up. Not much good except Dirge for Miami and Circe. [Cooper #26 - dated "Christmas Eve"] «detailed view»
Series 1 #79.
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1948/12/29 TLS[x] to Merton Thank you ever so much for several letters, for returning the proofs, and for the Christmas gift [Cooper #27] «detailed view»
Series 1 #80.
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1948/no/no? TLS[x] from Merton This is a poem I would like to have printed opposite the picture of Our Lady in Seeds of Merton includes a poem in Latin "Memento Dei Genitrix" which appeared in Seeds of Contemplation «detailed view»
Series 1 #81.
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1949/02/03 TL[x] to Merton I just received your letter of February 1st, and was very happy to hear from you again. marketing Seeds of Contemplation to Catholic book clubs - some reject because too soon after Seven Storey Mountain - "Seeds" as the modern "Imitation of Christ" / poem Merton sent by Bob Blacks «detailed view»
Series 1 #82.
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1949/03/15 HPCS to Merton This is my last Alpine stop before coming home. It has been a pretty good trip - at least I have [verso: black and white photograph of a high altar Val D'isere in Grenoble, France] «detailed view»
Series 1 #83.
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1949/03/22 TL[x] to Merton I am just back yesterday from my trip to Europe and find the office in a state of pleasant the large number of orders for Seeds of Contemplation / transcript of letter from T. S. Eliot to Laughlin turning down offer to publish a selection of Merton's poems stating that Merton "is going to write too many poems instead of making a small number perfect" - Laughlin's reaction to Eliot's criticism «detailed view»
Series 1 #84.
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1949/03/no? TALS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter from Klosters. Today you should be back in N.Y. This is to repeat all [Cooper #29 - undated, but shortly after Merton's diaconate ordination March 19, 1949] «detailed view»
Series 1 #85.
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1949/04/06 TL[x] to Merton Thanks ever so much for your letter that came in the other day. It was exciting news about your [Cooper #30] «detailed view»
Series 1 #86.
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1949/04/17 TLS[x] to Merton Today is Easter Day and I am thinking of you particularly because your letter came last night [Cooper #28 - dated "Easter Day" written at Klosters] «detailed view»
Series 1 #87.
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1949/04/20 TLS[x] from Merton This will catch you on your return from Utah. First, it is to confirm the 26th of May Paul Claudel / Robert Speaight talking to the community about "Murder in the Cathedral" «detailed view»
Series 1 #88.
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1949/05/02 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your card from Aspen. This is just to confirm the date. Ordination will be May 26th [Cooper #31] «detailed view»
Series 1 #89.
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1949/05/02 (#02) TL[x] to Merton I'll just put a memo on the rush reel on the dictating machine to let you know that when I got back «detailed view»
Series 1 #90.
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1949/05/17 TL[x] to Merton Bob and I have been planning our trip together down next week and he asked me to send you «detailed view»
Series 1 #91.
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1949/05/no? HNS[x] from Merton Ordination about 9:30 Thursday morning 26th - Low Mass Friday - about 6.30 - High Mass - Saturday 9. Merton informs Laughlin of his ordination day Masses and Masses the following days and that Laughlin may see him Thursday after about 2pm «detailed view»
Series 1 #92.
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1949/06/06 TLS[x] from Merton In a big hurry I am sending you a couple of corrections for the next printing of SEEDS. «detailed view»
Series 1 #93.
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1949/06/09 HPCS[x] to Merton Hope you have had a good summer. Paris is fine still. The man who took the pictures of Le Devot Le Devot Christ / Perpetua font for typesetting by Eric Gill's old firm in England «detailed view»
Series 1 #94.
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1949/06/13 TLS[x] to Merton Thanks ever so much for your letter with corrections for the new printing of SEEDS. They are good sales figures for Seeds of Contemplation - listed on Publisher's Weekly / liturgical book «detailed view»
Series 1 #95.
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1949/06/13 TL[x] to Merton Thanks ever so much for your letter with the corrections for the new printing of SEEDS. sales rank information for Seeds of Contemplation and number of book orders / future book on liturgy / special white leather binding of Seeds of Contemplation finished and send to Pope «detailed view»
Series 1 #96.
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1949/06/15 TL[x] to Merton Enclosed you will find the plate proofs of the new composition for the pages which we reset in SEEDS «detailed view»
Series 1 #97.
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1949/06/25 TALS[x] from Merton First here is a paper with a couple of prayers. One I wrote and the other is the Hail Mary sending two prayers - text of the "Hail Mary" and a prayer to the Holy Spirit written by Merton / discussion revisions for a second edition of Seeds of Contemplation / "if I am going to go on writing, I have to work out a severe discipline to cut down on correspondence" / leather-bound Merton books sent to Pope «detailed view»
Series 1 #98.
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1949/07/05 TL[x] to Merton This letter will come to you from the New York office, but it is being dictated from out in Aspen, «detailed view»
Series 1 #99.
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1949/07/30 TLS[x] from Merton Father Abbot has given the okay for you to go ahead and work the record proposition whichever way «detailed view»
Series 1 #100.
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1949/08/08 TL[x] to Merton Please forgive me for having been such a lousy correspondent in recent weeks. I had an absolutely «detailed view»
Series 1 #101.
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1949/08/09 TL[x] to Merton In my letter the other day, I forgot to ask about one thing. I think I told you that I have over mentions to Merton a printer in Verona, Italy, Hans Mardersteig - wants to collaborate with him on printing a fine or hand printed edition of "some standard Catholic devotional text" - wants to know what Merton would suggest «detailed view»
Series 1 #102.
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1949/08/13 TLS[x] from Merton About the BLIND LIONS-- I'd like to see the script before it goes to the printer. Could you send [Cooper #32] «detailed view»
Series 1 #103.
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1949/08/26 TL[x] to Merton Your very good letter of August 18th reached me just as I was leaving for Nantucket. [Cooper #33] «detailed view»
Series 1 #104.
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1949/08/28 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the Nantucket letter, I wish we had a monastery on one of those islands, or on some «detailed view»
Series 1 #105.
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1949/08/no? TALS[x] from Merton The new preface of SEEDS should go along with the old one. Whether the censor should see sent manuscript of The Tears of the Blind Lions / dropping idea of St. John of the Cross book for Blessed John of Ruysbroeck's "The Sparkling Stone", "The Golden Epistle" of William of St. Thierry or St. Bernard of Clairvaux's "Missus Est" / "I am trying to sell Fr. Abbot the idea of a hermitage in the woods" «detailed view»
Series 1 #106.
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1949/09/15 TL[x] to Merton Thanks eversomuch for your letter and for sending back the poems for the TEARS OF THE BLIND LIONS [Cooper #34] «detailed view»
Series 1 #107.
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1949/09/30 TLS[x] from Merton Okay, cut Sports. About the censor-- you should print the date also, Sept. 27th. Spelling changes thoughts on the atomic bomb compared to "the light and heat that get generated by my Mass" - being "molded and changed by what goes on at the altar" «detailed view»
Series 1 #108.
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1949/09/no TL[x] to Merton I have been having fun fussing around with a pair of scissors, paste and the proofs of TEARS, and it proofs for Tears of the Blind Lions - permission to reorder poems for space considerations, and TM's priorities of what should be cut / Laughlin's friend's death in a plane crash / Russians having atomic bomb «detailed view»
Series 1 #109.
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1949/10/14 TL[x] to Merton This is not a proper letter to your last letter. But I want to answer that myself personally, cover for Seeds of Contemplation - on Merton granting permission to cut his poem on Dylan Thomas from Tears of the Blind Lions / Kenneth Patchen / sending translation of Kierkegaard's journals «detailed view»
Series 1 #110.
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1949/10/22 TLS[x] from Merton About the second edition of Seeds, just say that some significant revisions have been made Søren Kierkegaard / Fyodor Dostoyevsky / Franz Kafka / Kenneth Patchen «detailed view»
Series 1 #111.
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1949/10/25 HPCS[x] to Merton Corp. Mgt. is on the way to the vault for some careful study! I don't [copy of letter from Cooper file is cut off] «detailed view»
Series 1 #112.
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1949/11/19 TALS[x] from Merton Tears have arrived, splendidly done. Thanks again for a beautiful job. I like this as well [Cooper #35] «detailed view»
Series 1 #113.
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1949/11/29 TL[x] to Merton I was awfully pleased to get your letter and learn that you like the appearance of Tears. book sales figures / Robert Speaight and plans for him to record Merton's poems / Laughlin's background in the Bible from his grandfather, "a very ardent Presbyterian" «detailed view»
Series 1 #114.
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1949/12/10 TLS[x] from Merton First, I am late with the list of poems. I don't know about order of preference. It doesn't much thoughts on Christmas and its significance in the Christian life / Naomi Burton Stone - journals of Kafka and Rilke - Rilke and Kafka as solitaries / Merton's new job of teaching / novice asking for Arthur Rimbaud's "A Season in Hell" and Charles Baudelaire «detailed view»
Series 1 #115.
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1949/12/22 TL[x] to Merton Thanks ever so much for your good letter of December 10th, giving the list of poems for a selection, Robert Speaight's recordings of Merton poems / plans to give New Directions a personal journal for publication / Laughlin sending Rimbaud's "Season in Hell" - Laughlin's impressions of poem / Laughlin responds about Christmas and about sending his children to Sunday school - their thoughts on religion «detailed view»
Series 1 #116.
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1950/01/07 TLS[x] from Merton Weeks behind with everything. It is so long since I have had a chance to write, and so many things [Cooper #36] «detailed view»
Series 1 #117.
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1950/02/08 TL[x] to Merton Thanks a lot for your good letter of January 7th. Please forgive me for not answering sooner, [Cooper #37] «detailed view»
Series 1 #118.
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1950/02/25 TLS[x] from Merton The Morcelliana people have written to me now that they think a hundred dollars is too high [Cooper #38] «detailed view»
Series 1 #119.
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1950/04/25 TL[x] to Merton I'm sorry not to have written properly while I was over in Europe, but you know how it is on a trip «detailed view»
Series 1 #120.
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1950/05/01 TLS[x] from Merton All that about Europe sounded wonderful, especially the part about the glaciers. I wish I had a hut [Cooper #39] «detailed view»
Series 1 #121.
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1950/05/07 TL[x] to Merton Thanks a lot for your good letter of the first. I also had a very nice one from Father Abbot with «detailed view»
Series 1 #122.
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1950/05/20 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the letter and the books. I sure like the way Rexroth's is printed by your Verona friend [Cooper #40] «detailed view»
Series 1 #123.
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1950/06/01 TL[x] to Merton I suppose it must be nearly full summer down there with you, as it is finally spring with us here «detailed view»
Series 1 #124.
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1950/06/06 TLS[x] from Merton I was happy to get your letter. Thanks also for the Ta Hio. All that oriental stuff is very Mencius / Panjatali's yoga [Patanjali?] / Verona book - Blaise Pascal's Pensées - St. Gregory of Nyssa's "Life of Moses" - Dutch mystic Hadjewich's writings - / possible book of correspondence of advanced spiritual meditation from various spiritual traditions (Christian contemplatives to yoga masters) «detailed view»
Series 1 #125.
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1950/06/21 TL[x] to Merton About the annual. For you it is an aesthetic problem, for me a moral one. But I will handle it now «detailed view»
Series 1 #126.
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1950/06/26 TLS[x] from Merton About the annual. For you it is an aesthetic problem, for me a moral one. But I will handle it now [Cooper #41] «detailed view»
Series 1 #127.
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1950/07/26 TLS[x] to Merton I am horrified when I see the date on your last letter-- June 26th-- and realize that I have let Merton's Dylan Thomas poem - delay of using it due to concurrent publication of a piece by Gore Vidal regarding homosexuality in the New Directions Annual «detailed view»
Series 1 #128.
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1950/07/29 TLS[x] from Merton I was awfully glad to get your letter because this is just the moment when it is to the interest «detailed view»
Series 1 #129.
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1950/08/02 TL[x] to Merton Many thanks for your good letter of July 29th, but forgive me for saying that I find the contents «detailed view»
Series 1 #130.
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1950/08/07 TL[x] to Merton Following up my letter of the other day about the book on the Psalms, I have just had a very nice «detailed view»
Series 1 #131.
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1950/08/19 TLS[x] from Merton The reason why I have not written, as you can guess, is that I have been trying to get organized [Cooper #42] «detailed view»
Series 1 #132.
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1950/09/11 TLS[x] from Merton Will you kindly take care of the enclosed request about a French anthology? Merton going to the hospital regarding ulcers (colitis) / concerning Ezra Pound sending a funny letter regarding some under ripe cheese he had received from Gethsemani «detailed view»
Series 1 #133.
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1950/09/12 TL[x] to Merton Many thanks for your good letter of August 19th. My delay in answering the same is not [Cooper #43] «detailed view»
Series 1 #134.
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1950/09/19 TL[x] to Merton Many thanks for your note of September 11th, but I was indeed sorry to hear that you have to go up «detailed view»
Series 1 #135.
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1950/10/03 TLS[x] from Merton No, I wrote to Bob again, and told him that the book was yours. [Cooper #44] «detailed view»
Series 1 #136.
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1950/10/17 TL[x] to Merton Thanks ever so much for your good letter of October 3rd, and I am pleased to learn that you are «detailed view»
Series 1 #137.
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1950/11/08 TL[x] to Merton I was extremely sorry to learn from Naomi over the telephone today that you had gone back on Merton returning to the hospital / meeting with Naomi Burton Stone / Merton sending some of his drawings to Laughlin - concern that some of the modernist drawings will upset Catholic censors «detailed view»
Series 1 #138.
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1950/11/13 TLS[x] from Merton Being in the hospital I have come by this typewriter and dare to write letters. Here too is a poem [Cooper #45] «detailed view»
Series 1 #139.
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1950/11/15 (#01) telegram[x] from Merton PLEASE RUSH MANUSCRIPT TO SAINT JOSEPHS INFIRMARY LOUISVILLE I CAN FINISH WORK HERE «detailed view»
Series 1 #140.
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1950/11/15? (#02) TLS[x] from Merton After I had sent off this morning's letter with the poem I realized that you did not have my address «detailed view»
Series 1 #141.
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1950/11/15? (#03) TL[x] to Merton Forgive me for not shooting the script down to you the day your wire came, but it reached me in New «detailed view»
Series 1 #142.
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1950/11/22 TLS[x] from Merton Here is the completed ms of BREAD IN THE WILDERNESS. I only have to add some material [Cooper #46] «detailed view»
Series 1 #143.
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1950/12/05 TL[x] to Merton Thanks ever so much for your letter of November 22nd, and I'm glad to know that you are making Charles Carey - visit to Gethsemani Abbey «detailed view»
Series 1 #144.
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1950/12/20 TL[x] to Merton The enclosed just came in, and I have sent off the book to the judges. «detailed view»
Series 1 #145.
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1951/01/20 TLS[x] from Merton Here are a bunch of drawings. I was going to send you one as a Christmas card but never got around André Gide - design by Alvin Lustig «detailed view»
Series 1 #146.
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1951/01/30 TL[x] to Merton Thanks ever so much for your letter of January 20th, and I am delighted with the drawings Merton's "drawings of the Greeks" and some sent for use in Bread in the Wilderness «detailed view»
Series 1 #147.
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1951/02/27 TLS[x] from Merton Rushing these pictures of the Dévot Christ of Perpignan to you in case Lustig might be able «detailed view»
Series 1 #148.
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1951/04/06 TLS[x] from Merton It was good to get your letter from the Canadian Alps. The thought of a hut that one reaches only [Cooper #47] «detailed view»
Series 1 #149.
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1951/04/16 TL[x] to Merton Thanks very much for your letter of April 6th, which has just reached me out in Alta, whither I have on the upcoming Catholic Poetry Forum in New York - some speakers reactionary / Robert Speaight - Harvard recording of Merton's poems / T. S. Eliot lecture / book on Russian pilgrim Merton sent «detailed view»
Series 1 #150.
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1951/04/25 TL[x] to Merton I have just had a letter from Lustig in New York, and here is what he says: "All I need to design «detailed view»
Series 1 #151.
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1951/05/04 TLS[x] from Merton I am awfully late in writing this but we have been busy with the regular checkup of the monastery by «detailed view»
Series 1 #152.
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1951/05/15 TL[x] to Merton Just got your little note, giving me the green light to go ahead and get the script ready for Lustig «detailed view»
Series 1 #153.
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1951/06/25 TL[x] to Merton I certainly did have a wonderful visit down there and want to thank you, and Father Abbot meeting with Alvin Lustig about Bread in the Wilderness - Lustig opposed to using Merton drawings in book and just wants to use the photos Merton sent of le Dévôt-Christ of the Cathedral of St. John, Perpignan, France «detailed view»
Series 1 #154.
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1951/06/27 TLS[x] from Merton By all means go ahead with the Crucifix which is called Le Devot Christ and is found at Perpignan. idea of giving the drawings to Bob Giroux for use in the journal of Merton's to be published by him «detailed view»
Series 1 #155.
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1951/07/07 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the book of type samples. Unless Lustig has other ideas I think Perpetua would be fine [Cooper #48] «detailed view»
Series 1 #156.
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1951/07/09 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks ever so much for your good letter of June 27th and I am pleased that you are willing to go [Cooper #49] «detailed view»
Series 1 #157.
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1951/07/20 TL[x] to Merton Thanks very much for sending along the book of the new version of the Psalms. One of the girls «detailed view»
Series 1 #158.
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1951/07/26 TL[x] to Merton Lustig has just brought in his preliminary sketches for the book and I am terribly excited about «detailed view»
Series 1 #159.
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1951/08/03 TLS[x]  from Merton to Miss Clark I am returning Lustigs layouts for BREAD IN THE WILDERNESS and a note for him also. «detailed view»
Series 1 #160.
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1951/09/06 HPCS to Merton Hope you have had a good summer. Paris is fine still. The man who took the pictures of Le Devot [verso: black and white photograph of l'Église Saint-Sulpice in Paris] «detailed view»
Series 1 #161.
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1951/10/23? (#01) HLS to Merton I'm back now and getting into the rhythm of work again. How have you been? Here are some cards [no year supplied - Cooper lists as 1951] «detailed view»
Series 1 #162.
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1951/10/23? (#02) HN from Merton +JHS [-] Jay [note by Merton on verso of Laughlin's 1951/10/23 letter to Merton - possible draft of letter to Laughlin] «detailed view»
Series 1 #163.
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1951/10/29 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter and cards from various parts- eagerly look forward to the stuff on Miraflores [Cooper #50] «detailed view»
Series 1 #164.
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1951/11/20 TL[x] to Merton I am back in New York now, and have received the contracts for "Bread" from Naomi, and they appear ideas of places to publish Merton's poems "Early Mass" and "Sports Without Blood" «detailed view»
Series 1 #165.
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1951/12/21 TLS[x] from Merton Your letter of November 20 has been lying around all this time. By all means let Victor Weybright [Cooper #51] «detailed view»
Series 1 #166.
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1952/01/02 TLS[x] to Merton It was good to get your Christmas letter. Many thanks, and best to you for the coming year. [Cooper #52] «detailed view»
Series 1 #167.
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1952/01/15 TLS[x] from Merton Just sent off Weybright's agreement. I like the idea of his New World Writing and am glad to be [Cooper #53] «detailed view»
Series 1 #168.
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1952/01/21 TL[x] to Merton Thank you ever so much for your fine letter of January 15th and the various business enclosures. Grenville Clark «detailed view»
Series 1 #169.
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1952/03/18 TL[x] to Merton Thank you for sending along the request for Italian permission. I shall check into this, Bread in the Wilderness - Eric Gill's press / suggesting Merton for advisory board of magazine Perspectives USA to represent Catholic intellectual movement «detailed view»
Series 1 #170.
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1952/04/07 TL[x] to Merton Thanks ever so much for sending me your "Introduction to Cistercian Theology." I am terribly glad «detailed view»
Series 1 #171.
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1952/04/10 HLS[x] from Merton No sign of those proofs yet. Why I write to you is this: we are now getting right into editorial The Sign of Jonas editorial work / proofs for Bread in the Wilderness «detailed view»
Series 1 #172.
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1952/06/05 TLS[x] from Merton Bob MacGregor said I could reach you through American Express in Geneva. [Cooper #54] «detailed view»
Series 1 #173.
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1952/08/19 TL[x] to Merton I feel terribly badly that I have let so much time go by this summer without writing you. [Cooper #55] «detailed view»
Series 1 #174.
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1952/09/28 TLS[x] from Merton I am astonished to see that it is already a month since I got your letter. Yes, the revised proofs [Cooper #56] «detailed view»
Series 1 #175.
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1953/08/13? TL[x] to Merton I'm sorry not to have written for so long. I was three months out in India and had a great time. [Cooper #57] «detailed view»
Series 1 #176.
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1953/09/14 TL[x] to Merton Bob McGregor has relayed to me an enquiry you sent him about your author's copies of the issue Robert MacGregor - essay on St. John of the Cross in Perspectives «detailed view»
Series 1 #177.
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1953/09/25 TLS[x]  from Merton to Miss Glynn The first part of the censor's approbation in Bread in the Wilderness should read as follows: «detailed view»
Series 1 #178.
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1953/09/25 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton Many thanks for the various editions of Perspectives which are coming in. [Cooper #58] «detailed view»
Series 1 #179.
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1953/10/27 TL[x] to Merton Your letter was, as always, a great pleasure to me, and I am so pleased to think that you are «detailed view»
Series 1 #180.
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1953/12/07 TNS[x] to Merton I think this guy Weaver is wonderful and am very glad that you put me on to him. Hope we can print [note on a full letter from Laughlin to Professor Richard M. Weaver - Laughlin writes in praise of Weaver's The Ethics of Rhetoric, which Merton recommends] «detailed view»
Series 1 #181.
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1953/12/21 TLS[x] from Merton After all the crises and difficulties the new book went through, it was wonderful to see [Cooper #59] «detailed view»
Series 1 #182.
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1954/01/07 TL[x] to Merton Thank you so much for your good letter of December 21. Needless to say, I am very happy that you [Cooper #60] «detailed view»
Series 1 #183.
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1954/07/03  to Merton Thank you so much for your letter of June 16th, and especially for your kind wishes for Ann [Cooper #61 - see 1956/July/03 - this letter is misdated on the original and published by Cooper under 1954. The events referenced in the letter happened in 1956 as does Merton's letter of June 16. The letter was typed and signed in Laughlin's name by a secretary.] «detailed view»
Series 1 #184.
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1954/07/03 TL[x] to Merton Thank you so much for your letter of June 16th, and especially for your kind wishes for Ann [Cooper #61] «detailed view»
Series 1 #185.
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1955/01/20 TLS[x] to Merton I feel like seven kinds of pig not to have written you for so long. I think of you often and wonder Perspectives magazine - Richard M. Weaver piece - sending Merton "Perspectives in Japan" / Prioress at Regina Laudis, Bethlehem, CT, asking to do a new translation of the Spiritual Exercises of Gertrude the Great / Robert Giroux at Harcourt Brace «detailed view»
Series 1 #186.
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1955/02/16 TLS[x] from Merton It was good to hear from you again and to get the Japanese Perspectives. You must have had a fine [Cooper #62] «detailed view»
Series 1 #187.
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1955/04/15 TLS[x]  from Gordon, David / to Merton I write to you again in sinu Ecclesiae nostroe and in profound thanks for the exhalation warning to Merton from David Gordon, a Catholic convert from New York, about publishing with James Laughlin, whom Gordon describes as "a poisoner of Catholic souls" «detailed view»
Series 1 #188.
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1955/08/16 TLS[x] from Merton Writing a letter to you these days is like writing to some Jules Verne character in an airship. [Cooper #63] «detailed view»
Series 1 #189.
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1955/09/19 TL[x] to Merton It was good to find your fine letter of August 16th here in the New York office on my return after trip to India and Iran / yellow mosques of Isfahan, Iran - Persian culture / comparisons of Islam to the Calvinism of his childhood, "devotion and austerity" / Buddhist Dhammapada and the Tamil Kural / Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz translated by C. F. MacIntyre / modern Greek poets / asking Merton to send some Trappist cheese to Ezra Pound «detailed view»
Series 1 #190.
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1955/12/14 TLS to Merton Once again, I'm afraid, despite the best intentions, I have fallen badly behind with correspondence. «detailed view»
Series 1 #191.
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1956/05/07 TLS[x] from Merton For a long time I have been meaning to write about several things. For one, I at last sent off [Cooper #64] «detailed view»
Series 1 #192.
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1956/05/09 TLS[x] from Merton I wrote you yesterday about the poems of a kid called Dan Quinn who had been here for a few weeks «detailed view»
Series 1 #193.
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1956/05/24 TLS to Merton Thanks so much for your very fine letter of May 7th. It was good to hear from you again [Cooper #65 - pages 2-4 original to the Center, page one copied from Harvard] «detailed view»
Series 1 #194.
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1956/06/16 TLS[x] from Merton First of all, congratulations on your marriage. By all means bring her down when you come [Cooper #66] «detailed view»
Series 1 #195.
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1956/07/03 TLS to Merton Thank you so much for your letter of June 16th, and especially for your kind wishes for Ann [Cooper #61 - this letter is misdated on the original as 1954 and published by Cooper under 1954. The events referenced in the letter happened in 1956 as does Merton's letter of June 16. The letter was typed and signed in Laughlin's name by a secretary. (Information per Laughlin biographer Ian S. MacNiven.)] «detailed view»
Series 1 #196.
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1956/07/20 (#01) TLS to Merton I hope you will forgive a joint letter, with carbons, but traveling around fast from place to place [addressed to "Naomi, Tom and Bob" - likely Naomi Burton (Stone), Merton and Robert Giroux] «detailed view»
Series 1 #197.
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1956/07/20 (#02) other   ITALIAN APPEALS FOR THE LIBERATION OF EZRA POUND [-] On October 30th, 1955, the 70th [possibly enclosed with 1956/07/20 letter - actual date uncertain - see also the correspondence file of Florence mayor, Giorgio La Pira] «detailed view»
Series 1 #198.
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1956/07/20 (#03) TL[c] from Duncan, Harry Last Thursday my partner and dearest friend Paul died of injuries received in an auto accident [writing from the Cummington Press, Rowe, Massachusetts] «detailed view»
Series 1 #199.
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1956/07/25 (#01) HPCS to Merton Isn't this a marvelous painting? I'd never seen it before. Got your [word missing..] books about [verso: color print of the Jan Brueghel painting "Der Turmbau zu Babel" (The Tower of Babel)] «detailed view»
Series 1 #200.
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1956/07/25 (#02) TL[c] to Duncan, Harry I am deeply distressed to learn of the cruel blow which is has struck you -- the death of your «detailed view»
Series 1 #201.
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1956/07/26 HPCS to Merton What a lovely spot. This old Kloster of yr. order. Dare say you know all about it, but am sending «detailed view»
Series 1 #202.
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1956/08/06 HPCS[x] from Merton The Marcks [unclear word] sounds fine for Tower of Babel - by all means go ahead Gerhardt Marcks «detailed view»
Series 1 #203.
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1956/09/25 TL[x] to Merton Good news! I just had a letter from Gerhard Marcks in Cologne saying that he has read "The Tower of plans of Gerhard Marcks to create woodcuts to illustrate Merton's poem "The Tower of Babel" «detailed view»
Series 1 #204.
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1957/01/02 TLS to Merton Bob has passed on to me your letter of December 15th, with its kind messages for me, and I am glad «detailed view»
Series 1 #205.
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1957/08/30 TALS[x] from Merton How-- and where-- are you? There are lots of things to write to you about, if only I can remember [Cooper #67] «detailed view»
Series 1 #206.
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1957/09/27 TLS to Merton Your letter was wonderful, a real joy, and this is not the long letter I am going to write you «detailed view»
Series 1 #207.
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1957/11/08 TLS to Merton What a wretch I am to have let so much time go by without answering your wonderful letter. [Cooper #68] «detailed view»
Series 1 #208.
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1958/08/23 TLS to Merton Thank you so very much for sending me the beautiful little Prometheus, a lovely thing is a work of «detailed view»
Series 1 #209.
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1958/09/23 TLS to Merton Thank you so much for sending me the intriguingly shaped "Pax." That is a very appealing tone «detailed view»
Series 1 #210.
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1958/09/29 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter of the 23rd. I think it would be ok to print the poems in the anthology. wanting to see his translations of the poems of Pablo Antonio Cuadra published in New Directions anthology / writing long article on Boris Pasternak / "Letter to an Innocent Bystander" «detailed view»
Series 1 #211.
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1958/10/09 TL[x] to Merton I am considerable attracted to the poems by Cuadra that you have translated. It is, so far, a minor Pablo Antonio Cuadra / suggests sending "Letter to an Innocent Bystander" to Ted Weeks at the Atlantic / Merton's ad in Pantheon «detailed view»
Series 1 #212.
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1958/10/16 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter, and for the Pasternak Selected Writings which came in today. [Cooper #70] «detailed view»
Series 1 #213.
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1959/01/17 TLS[x] from Merton The Perspective of Italy has arrived together with your copy of your letter to P.A. Cuadra. [Cooper #71] «detailed view»
Series 1 #214.
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1959/01/26 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your fine letter of January 17th, and I am so pleased that you enjoyed «detailed view»
Series 1 #215.
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1959/02/12 TLS[x] from Merton It was good to get your letter of Jan. 26th, and I can imagine how hard it must be to get out [Cooper #72] «detailed view»
Series 1 #216.
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1959/02/20 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your fine letter of the 12th, which reached me down here in Florida, where I am [Cooper #73] «detailed view»
Series 1 #217.
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1959/03/02 TL[x] to Merton Bob and I have been making some inquiries about easy-to-read Russian books which you might Russian book suggestions - Mikhail Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time and Alexander Pushkin's Queen of Spades / Russian language study «detailed view»
Series 1 #218.
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1959/03/02 TLS to Merton Bob and I have been making some inquiries about easy-to-read Russian books which you might like, Russian book suggestions - Mikhail Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time and Alexander Pushkin's Queen of Spades / Russian language study «detailed view»
Series 1 #219.
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1959/03/11 TL[x]  from Ohannessian, Griselda / to Merton Mr. Laughlin asked me to follow up on a little question he had in regard to your remarks Griselda Jackson Ohannessian of New Directions asking if they can quote from a letter of Merton for a blurb for a book by Giuseppe Ungaretti «detailed view»
Series 1 #220.
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1959/04/13 (#01) TLS to Merton I thought you might like to see this nice letter from Mardersteig, who is, in my book, the greatest «detailed view»
Series 1 #221.
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1959/04/13 (#02) TLS[x] from Mardersteig, J. It was very kind of you to send me a copy of your beautiful edition of Thomas Merton's "The Tower of «detailed view»
Series 1 #222.
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1959/04/17 TL[x] to Stone, Naomi Burton Thank you so much for steering Tom's translations from the Desert Fathers to me. I read them last «detailed view»
Series 1 #223.
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1959/04/18 TLS[x] from Merton I want to rush this off to you, so it may be a little incoherent. But the main thing is that [Cooper #74] «detailed view»
Series 1 #224.
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1959/04/23 (#01) TLS to Merton Thanks so much for your letter of April 18th, with the expanded text of the "Desert Fathers" «detailed view»
Series 1 #225.
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1959/04/23 (#02) TL[c] to Stone, Naomi Burton Thank you so much for steering Tom's translations from the Desert Fathers to me. I read them last «detailed view»
Series 1 #226.
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1959/04/28? (#01) TN[x]  from Merton to Naomi Burton Stone Here, in haste, is the copy of my letter to J. So you have everything to date. I am expecting Bob [copied from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files - see also letter to James Laughlin (item number two of this date)] French edition of Thoughts in Solitude / The Wisdom of the Desert 2016/05/01 Hart, Patrick, Br., O.C.S.O. «detailed view»
Series 1 #227.
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1959/04/28? (#02) TN[x] from Merton It is good news that the Desert Fathers go to ND and that you are interested in making it a very [copied from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files - see also letter to Naomi Burton Stone (item number one of this date)] The Wisdom of the Desert - design of the book, archaic versus modern - Victor Hammer and American Uncial font / musical setting for ""The Tower of Babel - Vincent Persichetti «detailed view»
Series 1 #228.
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1959/05/08 TLS to Merton Thanks so much for your very fine letter of April 28th. First of all, let me say how excited I am «detailed view»
Series 1 #229.
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1959/05/14 TLS[x] from Merton June first or second would be really fine-- or any time that week except the fifth, (Friday) which D. T. Suzuki and book on the desert fathers - hope to have a book design by Mardersteig / Victor Hammer / Brazilian poet Jorge de Lima / dropping idea of studying Russian language «detailed view»
Series 1 #230.
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1959/06/17 TL[x] to Stone, Naomi Burton Thank you so much for your good letter of June 15th, received in Norfolk, from where I am dictating «detailed view»
Series 1 #231.
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1959/06/23 TLS to Merton Thanks so much for your fine letter of the 18th. I am still enjoying the glow of my visit with you, «detailed view»
Series 1 #232.
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1959/07/06 (#01) HLS to Merton I certainly did enjoy the [indecipherable word.. ] with you. Driving through that lovely country «detailed view»
Series 1 #233.
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1959/07/06 (#02) other   Progress Causes Latin Eruptions [-] By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [-] Latin America has a fever. [newspaper clipping - enclosed with 1959/07/06 letter] «detailed view»
Series 1 #234.
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1959/07/06 (#03) other   AMERICAS VOTE NICARAGUA STUDY [-] O.A.S. Is Expected to Send Fact-Finding Mission [newspaper clipping - enclosed with 1959/07/06 letter] «detailed view»
Series 1 #235.
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1959/08/11 (#01) TLS to Merton Please forgive me for having been so uncommunicative while I was out west. I had a marvelous time. enclosed with 1959/08/11 letter - letter to Cuadra dated 1959/08/05 «detailed view»
Series 1 #236.
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1959/08/11 (#02) TL[c] to Van Doren, Mark Many thanks for your card of the 31st, about the manuscript of Tom's "Selected Poems." enclosed with 1959/08/11 letter - letter to Van Doren dated 1959/08/04 «detailed view»
Series 1 #237.
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1959/08/11 (#03) TAL[c] to Cuadra, Pablo Antonio I want to thank you so much for sending me the autographed copy of your beautiful little book, enclosed with 1959/08/11 letter - letter to Cuadra dated 1959/08/05 «detailed view»
Series 1 #238.
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1959/10/19 HLS[x] from Merton I am here in the hospital for some minor repairs - will be going back to the monastery in a few days [Cooper #75] «detailed view»
Series 1 #239.
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1959/11/02 TLS to Merton I really am getting quite potty in my old age. I dictated this whole letter to you last week, «detailed view»
Series 1 #240.
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1959/11/11 TALS to Merton That old Suzuki really is tremendous, isn't he? Bob has given me his piece to read, and your new «detailed view»
Series 1 #241.
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1959/11/14 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your two letters. I'll start with the Suzuki questions. He gave me carte blanche D. T. Suzuki and book on the desert fathers - Mardersteig's Dante / Victor Hammer / Ernesto Cardenal and feedback from Octavio Paz / Mark Van Doren and the scandal of Charlie Van Doren «detailed view»
Series 1 #242.
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1959/12/11 TALS to Merton I have held off in writing you recently, hoping that I might arrive in person, on my way out to Utah «detailed view»
Series 1 #243.
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1959/12/14 TALS[x] from Merton Your letter and Bob's together with one copy of the Selected Poems reached me today. [Cooper #76] «detailed view»
Series 1 #244.
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1959/12/17 TALS to Merton So glad to get your good letter of December 14th and pleased that you liked the appearance of the «detailed view»
Series 1 #245.
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1960/01/05 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for sending the specimen pages that Mardersteig has designed. They are simply splendid. Mardersteign's design / Laughlin's visit to Gethsemani January 12 / Victor Hammer and his crucifix for the Gethsemani chapel «detailed view»
Series 1 #246.
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1960/01/09 HLS to Merton So pleased that you like M's layout too. Will try to bring down script so we can work over «detailed view»
Series 1 #247.
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1960/01/29 (#01) TL[c] from Merton We are in an emergency. There are going to have to be drastic changes in our plan for the [Cooper #77] «detailed view»
Series 1 #248.
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1960/01/29 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton We are in an emergency. There are going to have to be drastic changes in our plan for the [Cooper #77] «detailed view»
Series 1 #249.
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1960/01/29 (#03) other   Merton - Wisdom of the Desert [-] TABLE OF CONTENTS [-] Part I [-] Note [-] The Wisdom «detailed view»
Series 1 #250.
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1960/01/31 (#01) other   SELECTED POEMS [-] Father Merton's own selection from his five previous volumes of poetry [advertisement for Merton's Selected Poems - handwritten list of magazines in which the add is to appear, including Jubilee, Commonweal, America, Catholic World, and Catholic Library World] «detailed view»
Series 1 #251.
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1960/01/31 (#02) other   A Selection Of Merton Poems [-] A Review by William Habich [-] SELECTED POEMS [news clipping - review by William Habich of Merton's Selected Poems from the Louisville Courier-Journal, 1960/01/31] «detailed view»
Series 1 #252.
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1960/01/31 (#03) other   Selected Poems Of Thomas Merton [-] (New Directions Paperbook $1.45) [-] Quoting Thomas [news clipping - review Merton's Selected Poems from the The Globe of Sioux City, Iowa, 1960/01/07] «detailed view»
Series 1 #253.
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1960/02/02 TLS to Merton This morning there arrived on my desk, from an old friend in France, the writer Joseph Delteil, «detailed view»
Series 1 #254.
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1960/02/10 TLS to Merton Just back from some very pleasant skiing up in snowy Vermont with my daughter and some friends, [Cooper #78] «detailed view»
Series 1 #255.
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1960/02/15 TLS to Merton Miss Haggard, up at Curtis Brown, has just sent the poem back to me, writing: "I am returning «detailed view»
Series 1 #256.
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1960/02/19 TALS[x] from Merton It is getting a little hard to keep up with everything that goes on, all of a sudden. Joseph Delteil / D. T. Suzuki material - silence from Abbot General / Dorothy Day and the plight of Hopi Indians in the United States / Laughlin's newborn son Henry / Bill Everson / Bob Lax / E. W. May interview / South American poets - translating Jorge Carrera Andrade / "Problems and Pardons" manuscript «detailed view»
Series 1 #257.
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1960/02/23 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your good letter of February 19th. Yes, things do get busy, don't they? «detailed view»
Series 1 #258.
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1960/03/03 TNS[x] from Merton In case one of those blokes might like two instead of one, here is another poem. Merton received Delteil book - his offhand reflection «detailed view»
Series 1 #259.
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1960/03/15 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your note of March 3rd, and that's a nice poem, the "Messenger from the Horizon", «detailed view»
Series 1 #260.
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1960/03/18 TLS[x] from Merton that has been working on me for some time, of very informally discussing basic things with small [dated by Cooper as March 18, 1960 - only last page extant in this file] small group, open-ended discussions with writers and intellectuals / project to study the Shakers - correspondence with Shaker eldress from New Hampshire / suggests Laughlin visit Gethsemani with Robert Lax, Jack Kerouac and others «detailed view»
Series 1 #261.
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1960/04/04 TALS to Merton I feel badly to have let so many days slip by without answering your good letter of March 18th. «detailed view»
Series 1 #262.
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1960/04/07 TL[x] to Merton Last evening I spent an hour or so with your discovery, the venerable hermit, Isaac of Ninive. Isaac of Nineveh and comparisons to the Desert Fathers / "Problems and Pardons" manuscript (The Behavior of Titans) «detailed view»
Series 1 #263.
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1960/04/20 TLS[x] from Merton Finally the Delteil book starts back to you. I can see where Henry Miller would like it, and I like [Cooper #79] «detailed view»
Series 1 #264.
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1960/05/10 TALS to Merton That is fine that the censors have come through with their approval on "P & P". I am shooting «detailed view»
Series 1 #265.
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1960/05/15? TALS[x] from Merton A real hasty note, to try to get it in the mail this afternoon. I have been rushing to finish [no date - mid-May from context] article on Mount Athos and Orthodox Christians / rejection by order of publishing D. T. Suzuki material / meeting of Merton with 6-7 African American Methodist ministers from Tennessee and African American artists from Louisville / Apuleius's "Amor and Psyche" commentary by E. Neumann / Ernesto Cardenal «detailed view»
Series 1 #266.
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1960/05/31 TALS[x] from Merton A problem has arisen. Bob Giroux thinks that Problems and Pardons as a title comes too close [Cooper #80] «detailed view»
Series 1 #267.
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1960/06/02 TALS to Merton I feel very badly to have let two of your letters go unanswered so long. Let me explain that this «detailed view»
Series 1 #268.
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1960/06/07 TL[c] to Merton Just got your letter of May 31st in which you tell of Bob Giroux's objections to the title "Problems «detailed view»
Series 1 #269.
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1960/06/12 TALS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter(s) of recent date. I am glad that the new title is all right with you. "Problems and Pardons" manuscript re-titled The Behavior of Titans for publication - sending Herakleitos article for addition to book / Merton's D. T. Suzuki work for New Directions Annual / Latin American poets - Jorge Carrera Andrade, Octavio Paz, Esther de Caseres, Ernesto Cardenal «detailed view»
Series 1 #270.
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1960/06/16 (#01) TALS to Merton Many thanks for your good letter of June 12th, with enclosure of the piece on Herakleitos, «detailed view»
Series 1 #271.
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1960/06/16 (#02) TL[x]  from Laughlin, James / to Dorothy Day Father Merton writes me that you are going to print his piece, "Prometheus", in "The Catholic Worker «detailed view»
Series 1 #272.
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1960/06/20 TLS[x] from Merton Here is the full Suzuki text. I have had the preface retyped with a lot of necessary changes and I [Cooper #81] «detailed view»
Series 1 #273.
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1960/06/21 HLS[x] from Merton Here is another version of any concluding remarks. It should take the place of the version I sent «detailed view»
Series 1 #274.
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1960/06/21 HLS[x] from Merton Here is another version of any concluding remarks. It should take the place of the version I sent «detailed view»
Series 1 #275.
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1960/06/24 TALS to Merton Many thanks for your letter of June 20th, enclosing the text of the Merton-Suzuki interchange, «detailed view»
Series 1 #276.
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1960/06/28 HLS[x] from Merton Here are the poems of Carrera Andrade that I have done so far, with a little introduction. They are «detailed view»
Series 1 #277.
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1960/07/09 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your note of June 28th. I like the little poem "A Song for Nobody" VERY much -- «detailed view»
Series 1 #278.
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1960/07/30 HLS[x] from Merton This is just a note to say that the material on Carrera Andrade and the new poem have all been «detailed view»
Series 1 #279.
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1960/08/08 TLS[x] from Merton Do you know of some really good schools in Switzerland and France? I am trying to help out a kid need help finding schools in Europe for a bright high school aged student who had visited - working through Ezra Pound translations of Confucius during visit - idea of studying Chinese language / Wisdom of the Desert / Mencius / poet Herbert Mason «detailed view»
Series 1 #280.
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1960/08/12 TALS to Merton I'm sorry to have fallen silent again for so many days. Perhaps I could blame it on the summer, «detailed view»
Series 1 #281.
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1960/08/15 TALS to Merton Many thanks for your letter of August 8th, just received in the country, with the query about a good «detailed view»
Series 1 #282.
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1960/08/25 TLS[x] from Merton Many thanks for the letter about the schools which I relayed to the mother of the brilliant child, Herbert Mason / interested in finding material by additional Latin American poets - Miguel Angel Asturias, Carlos Pellicer, Luis Cardoza y Aragon, Raul Leyva / interested in [Bertolt] Brecht «detailed view»
Series 1 #283.
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1960/08/31 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your note of August 25th, enclosing the, as you say, quite remarkable poems of young «detailed view»
Series 1 #284.
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1960/09/01 TLS to Merton The other evening I had dinner with Octavio Paz. He came over here unexpectedly for a week «detailed view»
Series 1 #285.
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1960/09/15 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letters of Aug. 31st and Sept 1. And today I got the proofs of WISDOM in the mail poet Nels Richardson / list of books suggested by Octavio Paz - [Jorge Luis] Borges / Harper's Bazaar using material from The Wisdom of the Desert «detailed view»
Series 1 #286.
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1960/09/26 TLS to Merton The new, slightly smaller edition of "Bread" has just come in, and I think it looks very nice. Nels Richardson / Ezra Pound's translation of Mencius / Jean-Paul Sartre's Nausea «detailed view»
Series 1 #287.
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1960/11/07 TLS[x] from Fox, James Your book CAN THESE BONES LIVE to Father Louis arrived, postmarked from Clifton, New Jersey. Dom James sending back Edward Dahlberg's Can These Bones Live - "Certain chapters and drawings really are not for monks… We have not mentioned it to Father Louis" «detailed view»
Series 1 #288.
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1960/11/10 TL[x] to Fox, James It was so good of you to write me at such length about the Dahlberg book, but I am so distressed to «detailed view»
Series 1 #289.
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1960/11/17 HLS[x] from Merton I have just been writing to a man in Karachi who is interested in my books- a Moslem to whom I can't afraid to send Abdul Aziz a copy of Seeds of Contemplation because of an error about the Sufis - inspiration to do New Seeds of Contemplation with this and other corrections and additions «detailed view»
Series 1 #290.
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1960/11/22 TALS to Merton Many thanks for your note suggesting the possibility of a revised edition of "Seeds." I haven't «detailed view»
Series 1 #291.
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1960/11/28 TLS[x] from Merton What you say about the Cuadra poems is all right with me. I would be translating only three or four [Cooper #82] «detailed view»
Series 1 #292.
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1960/11/30 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your letter of November 28th. I think that is a good decision to put all «detailed view»
Series 1 #293.
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1960/12/02 TALS to Merton Does the name Ramon J. Sender ring a bell with you? He is a Spanish writer--author of several very «detailed view»
Series 1 #294.
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1960/12/05 TLS[x] from Merton Here is the introduction to the Cuadra poems. I have absolutely no factual information, like dates advising to write to Ernesto Cardenal about biographical information about Pablo Antonio Cuadra / Ramon Sender book and Antologia de la Poesia Negra / desire for Loeb Classical Library edition of Aeschylus in Greek and Latin - Sophocles «detailed view»
Series 1 #295.
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1960/12/09 TLS to Merton Could you take a quick look at this copy I just wrote for the jacket of the TITANS and flash it back «detailed view»
Series 1 #296.
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1960/12/15 TL[c] to Cuadra, Pablo Antonio Thank you so much for your most kind letter of December 7th, with enclosure of the biographical [carbon copy sent to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #297.
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1960/12/17 TLS[x] from Merton Well, it is pretty bold of you to let authors write their own blurbs. I did however slightly revise [Cooper #83] «detailed view»
Series 1 #298.
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1960/12/20 TLS to Merton Bob has just brought me your rewrite of the blurb for "Titans" and I think it is great--an enormous «detailed view»
Series 1 #299.
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1960/12/26 TLS to Merton Thanks so much for your fine letter of December 17th, enclosing the two good poems-- "Advice [Cooper #84] «detailed view»
Series 1 #300.
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1961/01/04 TLS[x] from Merton I got your good letter of Dec. 26th and am glad you liked the poems. [Cooper #85 - letter dated 1960/January/04 but Cooper dates it as a mistake] «detailed view»
Series 1 #301.
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1961/02/09 TALS to Merton Here are your proofs of all the fine and wonderful things that you have so generously given us for «detailed view»
Series 1 #302.
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1961/02/11 TLS[x] from Merton Proofs came and I enjoyed reading them. The Suzuki piece is wonderful. Having the footnotes idea of Laughlin and Jack Mills coming to Gethsemani «detailed view»
Series 1 #303.
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1961/02/20 TL[c] to Thittila, Bikkhu U. I hope you will forgive my delay in replying to your very kind letter of September last. [letter to The Rev. Bikkhu U Thittila in Rangoon, Burma - carbon copy to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #304.
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1961/02/21 TLS to Merton Thanks very much indeed for being so quick with the Suzuki proofs. And I am glad you found them «detailed view»
Series 1 #305.
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1961/02/no? HLS[x] from Merton Titans just arrived and it is very, very handsome. Congratulations on its really beautiful jacket. Merton states that Laughlin forgot to include imprimatur of the Archbishop of New York «detailed view»
Series 1 #306.
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1961/03/03 TLS[x] from Merton First of all the Hasegawa print certainly did arrive and I am overjoyed with it. We have given it [Cooper #86] «detailed view»
Series 1 #307.
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1961/03/27 TLS to Merton This letter will be typed in the New York office, but I am dictating it from out in Utah, where «detailed view»
Series 1 #308.
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1961/04/05 TALS[x] from Merton Much thanks for the great long letter with the third dimension of your daughter's conversation [Cooper #87] «detailed view»
Series 1 #309.
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1961/04/06 HLS[x] from Merton I just ran across a title of a book that would be of considerable help in any work I do on Chinese asking for help in obtaining the following books: The Confucian Persuasion by Arthur F. Wright and Chinese Thought and Institutions edited by John King Fairbank / "wrote to Doc Williams [William Carlos Williams] and sent him the solitude poem printed by Victor." [Victor Hammer] «detailed view»
Series 1 #310.
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1961/04/18 TALS to Merton Under separate cover I am sending you a little paperback of the "Benjamin Minor" of Richard of St. «detailed view»
Series 1 #311.
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1961/05/01 HLS[x] from Merton Here it is May 1 and raining hard – but a lovely quiet morning nevertheless in the hermitage. John and Barbara Beecher / translation of Chuang Tzu «detailed view»
Series 1 #312.
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1961/05/03? TLS[x] from Merton One thing I forgot in my last letter was the question of the offprints. I am glad it can be William Carlos Williams recommends Allen Ginsberg's Kaddish as a "religious poem" «detailed view»
Series 1 #313.
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1961/05/23 HLS to Merton Sorry for silence. My dear old Aunt went to Heaven and there has been much to do. «detailed view»
Series 1 #314.
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1961/05/24 HLS[x] from Merton It happens that the censors of the order have vetoed the atomic bomb piece "because others have private printing and circulation of manuscript on nuclear war [Peace in the Post-Christian Era] / Gandhi essay book «detailed view»
Series 1 #315.
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1961/05/26 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your note. Yes it is all right to state the case as you put it. Dialogue on Zen "Dialogue on Zen and Christian Mysticism" / Thomas McDonnell's Merton Reader «detailed view»
Series 1 #316.
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1961/05/31 TLS to Merton Before it slips my mind, did you get that copy of the translation of Richard of St. Victor that was «detailed view»
Series 1 #317.
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1961/06/05 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter of May 31st. I am glad of all the news. And first of all there has been permission from abbot general to publish "Original Child Bomb" / Victor Hammer and "Hagia Sophia" «detailed view»
Series 1 #318.
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1961/06/21 TLS[x] from Merton Fitzgerald's Odyssey has come and it is a fine big handsome thing, reads very well, one Paul Sih and a English-Chinese side-by-side version of The Way of Chuang Tzu / letter from Salvatore Quasimodo / Romain Rolland's journal on India - Tagore / Lawrence Ferlinghetti «detailed view»
Series 1 #319.
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1961/06/29 TALS to Merton Here I am out in SF, staying with Rexroth in his marvelous house, a real old palace, which he can «detailed view»
Series 1 #320.
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1961/07/01 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton Good to hear from you. Lax wrote in the same mail and said Antonucci had designed something [Cooper #88] «detailed view»
Series 1 #321.
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1961/07/01 (#02) TLS[x]  from Merton to Mihael Cukovecki Nous vous donnons bien volontiers la permission de traduire les livres que vous nous avez demandée. [see also the "Cukovecki, Mihael Rudolf, Fr., O.F.M." file] responds to permission request to translate Seeds of Contemplation and No Man Is an Island into Croatian «detailed view»
Series 1 #322.
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1961/07/05 (#01) TLS to Merton Thanks so much for your letter of June 21st, which has just reached me out in San Francisco, Paul Sih and The Way of Chuang Tzu «detailed view»
Series 1 #323.
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1961/07/05 (#02) HNS  from ? / to Merton I'm "vetting" J's letters since his secy away. Thanks a great deal for your July 5th letter which «detailed view»
Series 1 #324.
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1961/07/05 (#03) HLS from Mussayassul, Melanie Nagel how nice to hear from you, with three lovely books - I'm grateful and I thank you - [original copy forwarded to Merton - originally sent to Laughlin 1961/04/11] «detailed view»
Series 1 #325.
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1961/07/08 TLS[x] from Merton I just got through writing to Ferlinghetti about the Original Child. Yesterday I received from Bob Lawrence Ferlinghetti's desire to publish and his suggestions for "Original Child Bomb" - to Robert Lax for Pax, layout by Emil Antonucci / "An Elegy for Ernest Hemingway" «detailed view»
Series 1 #326.
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1961/07/14 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your letter of July first, which reached me out in San Francisco, from where I am «detailed view»
Series 1 #327.
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1961/07/22 TLS[x] from Merton It is good to get your roundabout letters from the coast, and it sounds great out there. Especially [Cooper #89] «detailed view»
Series 1 #328.
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1961/07/24 (#01) TALS to Merton Emil Antonucci has just sent me his dummy of your "Bomb" book, and the lay-out for the first "Original Child Bomb" - to Robert Lax for Pax, layout by Emil Antonucci - Lawrence Ferlinghetti publishing poem in Journal for the Protection of All Beings / "An Elegy for Ernest Hemingway" - Laughlin's mixed view, genius of Hemingway vs. the "glorification of violence" - Ezra Pound on Hemingway «detailed view»
Series 1 #329.
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1961/07/24 (#02) TL[c] to Antonucci, Emil Thank you so much for your letter with the dummy of the proposed book for Tom's "Original Child Bomb [Emil Antonucci was designer and illustrator of a special limited edition of "Original Child Bomb"] «detailed view»
Series 1 #330.
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1961/07/26 (#01) TLS to Merton I have just received a nice letter from Jorge Carrera Andrade who writes that he is now Ambassador «detailed view»
Series 1 #331.
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1961/07/26 (#02) TALS[x]  from Tshering, Tashi / to George and Bob I am about to settle down by now and living in men's dormitory a new building which is [Tashi Tshering writes from Seattle, Washington, to "George and Bob" in New York City - mimeograph of letter sent to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #332.
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1961/07/27 TLS[x] from Merton Your carbon to Antonucci has not arrived but I am replying right away to the letter. Ernest Hemingway - "the cult of blood and guts was very phony… sad at his death" / Br. Antoninus (William Oliver Everson) / Victor Hammer printing "Hagia Sophia" / feedback on Allen Ginsberg's "Kaddish" «detailed view»
Series 1 #333.
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1961/08/02 TLS[x] from Merton This morning I wrote to Lawrence about the furnace poem and the censors. asking address of poet Jorge Carrera Andrade in Ecuador / Brother Antoninus / Claude Fredericks and idea for selections from 16th century mystic, Benet of Canfield «detailed view»
Series 1 #334.
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1961/08/11 TLS to Merton Please forgive my delay in replying to your good letter of July 27th. I have been moving about [Cooper #90] «detailed view»
Series 1 #335.
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1961/08/17 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your note of August 2nd, which reached me just as I am beginning my trip back east. «detailed view»
Series 1 #336.
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1961/08/18 (#01) HLS to Merton I'm now planning to fly from Denver to Louisville on Friday, August 25th. Will pick up rental car [Laughlin writes from the Alta Lodge in Sandy, Utah] «detailed view»
Series 1 #337.
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1961/08/18 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your good letter. By now, as you know, a series of accidents has led to the publication [Cooper #91] «detailed view»
Series 1 #338.
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1961/08/19 HPCS[x] from Merton Fine! Will look for you on the 25th or 26th. Come as soon as you can. Sunday is not the best «detailed view»
Series 1 #339.
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1961/09/06 HLS to Merton Just to thank you - and tell you how much I enjoyed my visit. Really the high point of my whole «detailed view»
Series 1 #340.
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1961/09/12 TLS to Merton I am sore of heart. That matter we discussed, where a friend of ours is trying to push me around, «detailed view»
Series 1 #341.
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1961/09/18 TL[x] to Merton Did Gilda send you one of these specimens of the layout for the "New Seeds"? Isn't it handsome? «detailed view»
Series 1 #342.
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1961/09/19 TALS[x] from Merton First of all the book of Denise Levertov just arrived. I think her book from Jonathan Williams was [Cooper #92] «detailed view»
Series 1 #343.
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1961/09/25 TL[c] to Antonucci, Emil Just a line to let you know that Gilda has shown me your revised layout for the "Bomb" and I like it «detailed view»
Series 1 #344.
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1961/09/26 (#01) TLS to Merton I always bless you especially when it comes jacket writing time. Those lines you sent «detailed view»
Series 1 #345.
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1961/09/26 (#02) HLS to Merton The Cuadra Giants has some fine stuff in it. I'll dictate about it tomorrow. Here is some gist for «detailed view»
Series 1 #346.
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1961/09/30 TL[x] to Merton Gosh things are madly busy these days… So this isn't the real letter answer to your last yet, «detailed view»
Series 1 #347.
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1961/10/01 HLS[x] from Merton Thanks for all the "grist." Some of it is being read in the refectory. I am returning the Ferry one. invitation for W. H. "Ping" Ferry to visit Gethsemani / asking for reaction to "A Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra Concerning Giants" / Henry Miller's book Remember to Remember «detailed view»
Series 1 #348.
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1961/10/02 TLS[x] from Merton On the bomb piece, the only indication of censorship is, as far as I remember, this sentence: speech by Andrei Gromyko - reaction by John F. Kennedy and the United States to Soviet politics / question of whether Lawrence Ferlinghetti was blacklisted by Dom James Fox because Fox did not like Journal for the Protection of All Beings «detailed view»
Series 1 #349.
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1961/10/06 TLS[x]  from Merton to Gilda Kuhlman I am returning the sketch for the title page. It is quite good, and I will readily go along with it Merton's concern over the title page being crowded and prefers no sketch, just title «detailed view»
Series 1 #350.
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1961/10/09 TLS to Merton Thank you so much for several recent letters, but first, while it is fresh in my mind, let me say «detailed view»
Series 1 #351.
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1961/10/18 (#01) TLS to Merton I was glad to hear from Gilda that you had been giving her some very helpful counsel in the matter «detailed view»
Series 1 #352.
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1961/10/18 (#02) TAL[x] to Merton The ND 17 is finally ready, and will be officially published on November 30th, but I must «detailed view»
Series 1 #353.
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1961/10/24 TLS[x] from Merton This letter is overdue and there are a thousand things to say. Shooting all over the target [Cooper #93] «detailed view»
Series 1 #354.
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1961/10/30 TLS[x] from Merton An idea has occurred to me for a ND paperback for next spring, on Peace. It could be a kind [Cooper #94] «detailed view»
Series 1 #355.
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1961/10/31 (#01) HLS to Merton My pal Walter Hasenclever in Stuttgart has sent through this dope on the Kohlhammer edition «detailed view»
Series 1 #356.
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1961/10/31 (#02) TLS to Merton Thanks so much for your good letter of October 24th, with the most interesting piece about defense «detailed view»
Series 1 #357.
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1961/11/01 TLS to Merton Yours of the 30th just reached me, and I type this homecooked, midnight-oiled line to let you know «detailed view»
Series 1 #358.
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1961/11/03 TLS to Merton As I home-typed to you last night, I'm most enthusiastic about your idea of a little paperback [Cooper #95] «detailed view»
Series 1 #359.
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1961/11/06 TLS[x] from Merton All right, here is the idea about the paperback. I already have at hand several articles which I am possible essays for paperback on peace, including those by Jerome Frank, Erich Fromm, Lewis Mumford, Ned O'Gorman, Harrison Brown and James Real, Walter Millis, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Paul Tillich «detailed view»
Series 1 #360.
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1961/11/07 HLS[x] from Merton Here is the Clement of Alexandria. The mimeograph is unsatisfactory and the typist did not «detailed view»
Series 1 #361.
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1961/11/08 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton I agree with everything in your longer letter about the paperback. By all means get in touch book on Gandhi / peace book possibly using title of Lewis Mumford article, "Human Way Out" / Hayden Carruth book «detailed view»
Series 1 #362.
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1961/11/08 (#02) HLS[x] from Merton I made a mistake this morning when I wrote you that Schocken Books had done a paperback containing use of some material on Gandhi «detailed view»
Series 1 #363.
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1961/11/10 TALS[x] from Merton I am sending you herewith the wonderful little book of poems written by Ernesto Cardenal "Elegy for James Thurber" - possibility of Denise Levertov publishing it in The Nation / Gandhi «detailed view»
Series 1 #364.
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1961/11/11 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton "Armistice" Day, as they still call it here, seems a good day to get going on our Peace paperback. involving W. H. Ferry in peace paperback / Lewis Mumford - "A Human Way Out" «detailed view»
Series 1 #365.
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1961/11/11 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Here is the Lewis Mumford piece about which I spoke to you, as a possibility for the Paperback. "A Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra Concerning Giants" being published in Mexico and Nicaragua - still wanting to track down other Nicaraguan poets / Meister Eckhart / pamphlet by the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara on United States foreign policy regarding the Soviet Union «detailed view»
Series 1 #366.
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1961/11/15 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your note of the 8th, reporting that the Gandhi text which has been used in the «detailed view»
Series 1 #367.
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1961/11/17 HLS to Merton The Mumford is great. It is "Lincolnesque." The style gives the conviction. Ferry is back «detailed view»
Series 1 #368.
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1961/11/21 (#01) TLS to Merton Enclosed is copy of a letter just received from Ferry, which is helpful, but I am distressed that he «detailed view»
Series 1 #369.
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1961/11/21 (#02) TLS[x] from Ferry, W. H. I didn't let you know about my New York visit because I didn't plan to stop over until my last day «detailed view»
Series 1 #370.
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1961/11/22 TALS[x] from Merton Very fine bibble. Have no complaints or additions or anything. I will get to the page about «detailed view»
Series 1 #371.
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1961/11/25 TALS[x] from Merton Have not yet received the dictated letter you spoke of with copy of letter from Ferry. Has it gone [Cooper #96] «detailed view»
Series 1 #372.
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1961/11/27 (#01) TL[x] to Merton In a recent letter from Henry Miller to Bob, Henry speaks very warmly of you, as he always does, Laughlin quotes Henry Miller, "I feel closer to him [Merton], his way of thinking, than any American writer I know of." - Miller recommends to Merton books by Erich Gutkind, The Absolute Collective and Choose Life «detailed view»
Series 1 #373.
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1961/11/27 (#02) TALS[x] from Merton Your letter and the copy of Ferry's letter came today. Good news: Lewis Mumford has written a very Paul Tillich and Reinhold Niebuhr / Gordon Zahn / Erich Fromm's article in Liberation, "Pathology of the Cold War" / C. Wright Mills / Norman Cousins «detailed view»
Series 1 #374.
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1961/11/27 (#02) TALS[x] from Merton Your letter and the copy of Ferry's letter came today. Good news: Lewis Mumford has written a very Paul Tillich and Reinhold Niebuhr / Gordon Zahn / Erich Fromm's article in Liberation, "Pathology of the Cold War" / C. Wright Mills / Norman Cousins «detailed view»
Series 1 #375.
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1961/12/01 TLS[x] from Merton Carey McWilliams wrote suggesting I do an article for him. I thought I would try a review article [Cooper #97] «detailed view»
Series 1 #376.
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1961/12/01 TL[x] to Merton Have been reading the paperback stuff most of the day, so can hardly report myself as cheerful, Ned O'Gorman / article by Roger Hagan of Harvard published in The Nation «detailed view»
Series 1 #377.
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1961/12/06 (#01) TALS to Merton Thanks so much for your good letters of November 25th and 27th. Also the little note about the «detailed view»
Series 1 #378.
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1961/12/06 (#02) TL[c] from Merton I had not realized that I was supposed to send the copy of the Gerrard Piel article to you, [enclosed with 1961/12/06[1] letter - see "Ferry, Wilbur H." file for copy of the original] «detailed view»
Series 1 #379.
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1961/12/09 TALS[x] from Merton Great news. The Merlin Press has come through with permission for the English Book on Nuclear authors and articles to include for Breakthrough to Peace book about nuclear war «detailed view»
Series 1 #380.
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1961/12/10 HLS to Merton Will write properly in the morning. Just wanted to get these into the mail to you tonight. «detailed view»
Series 1 #381.
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1961/12/12 TLS to Merton Many thanks for sending me your most attractive little Loretto pamphlet. It is very nicely done, «detailed view»
Series 1 #382.
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1961/12/15 TALS[x] from Merton I have two new ideas about the paperpack [sic], which I think should be called THE MORALS OF [Cooper #98] «detailed view»
Series 1 #383.
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1961/12/16 TLS[x] from Merton Here is the chapter of the book by Gordon Zahn. He is talking about the way the German Catholic censorship trouble with "Peace, Christian Duties [and Perspectives]" / predicting trouble with censorship for Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander - idea of privately mimeographing materials and distributing them - sending "Conjectures" to Ping Ferry to copy and distribute - "A Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra Concerning Giants" «detailed view»
Series 1 #384.
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1961/12/19 HLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the latest items. I am still having trouble with the censor but it is possible that Dom James Fox helping to get peace article past censors / James Newman letter / "The Human Way Out" / getting Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander censored for England «detailed view»
Series 1 #385.
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1961/12/21 (#01) TLS to Merton Thank you so much for your good letter of December 15th, with the most interesting enclosures. «detailed view»
Series 1 #386.
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1961/12/21 (#02) HLS[x] from Merton Two new things from Ferry. Both excellent for the book. 1 "Very Improbable President" by Hallock "The Very Improbable President" by Hallock Hoffman / W. H. Ferry, February 14, 1961, "Present policies and the major powers" / War/Peace Report, December 1961 «detailed view»
Series 1 #387.
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1961/12/27 TALS to Merton Many thanks for your good letters of December 16th and 19th, and also for the carbon of Gordon «detailed view»
Series 1 #388.
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1961/12/31 TALS[x] from Merton Thanks for your last letter. I will be eagerly expecting you on the 15th, and we will go over all [Cooper #99] «detailed view»
Series 1 #389.
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1961/no/no? (#01) TLS[x] from Merton I just got a letter from Erich Fromm, a very good letter too. He wants to be in the book, civic defense and fallout shelters / Rollo May / Gerard Piel «detailed view»
Series 1 #390.
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1961/no/no? (#02) TLS[x] from Merton I am rushing this list back to you. Thanks very much for it. Thanks also for the Seven Mystics «detailed view»
Series 1 #391.
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1962/01/09 TLS[x] from Merton Am looking forward to seeing you next Monday. Hope everything works out. "Peace : Christian Duties and Perspectives" (or "Peace : Christian Duties and Responsibilities") / Gordon Zahn and Breakthrough to Peace / Pablo Antonio Cuadra's reply to letter «detailed view»
Series 1 #392.
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1962/01/20 HLS[x] from Merton A man called Allan Forbes Jr. has sent in a hair raising essay on the arms race, it is the best yet. [second page is a handwritten, revised list of essays to include for Breakthrough to Peace] «detailed view»
Series 1 #393.
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1962/01/22 TL[x]  from Rissin, Rhoda / to Merton The enclosed copy of letter from Gerard Piel at "Scientific American" about his article did not forwarding letter to Merton and Laughlin from Gerard Piel «detailed view»
Series 1 #394.
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1962/01/29 TLS[x] from Merton Here are two things. First the Forbes ms of which I spoke in my last letter. In this I suggest we censorship of Breakthrough to Peace / Gandhi book «detailed view»
Series 1 #395.
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1962/01/31 HLS[x] from Merton Here are two copies of the essay by Herbert Butterfield which I think is really excellent «detailed view»
Series 1 #396.
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1962/02/06 TLS[x] from Merton Here is the Peace article revised and unfortunately quite a lot lengthened. Since it had got pieces for peace anthology from Karl Stern and Erich Fromm / Catholic Worker and civil disobedience at Atomic Energy Commission sites / Douglas Steere's visit to Gethsemani «detailed view»
Series 1 #397.
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1962/02/07 TALS[x] from Merton Just heard a couple of things that need to be told you right away about the Peace book and related Walter Stein / Lewis Mumford / Erich Fromm / Karl Stern - on John McCone's possible appointment as head the CIA / Claude Fredericks and "Good Samaritan" «detailed view»
Series 1 #398.
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1962/02/14 TLS to Merton I'm sorry to have left you hanging in the air, so to speak, so many days, while I was getting back «detailed view»
Series 1 #399.
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1962/02/15 TLS to Merton Yesterday was one of those days again, when there wasn't much steam in the old boiler, «detailed view»
Series 1 #400.
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1962/02/19 (#01) TLS to Merton Here is a rather interesting piece, by Dr. Sanford Gifford up at Harvard Medical School, that caught «detailed view»
Series 1 #401.
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1962/02/19 (#02) TLS to Merton Did Ping send you a copy of the Donald N. Michael pamphlet on "Cybernation"? It is very interesting «detailed view»
Series 1 #402.
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1962/02/20 HLS[x] from Merton I will write a decent reply to your good letters when I get a chance. I'm sending this off pronto. sending letter from Sr. M. Irmã Emmanuel de Souza e Silva from Petropolis, Brazil «detailed view»
Series 1 #403.
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1962/02/22 HLS[x] from Merton The Fromm article is in an offprint from the Commentary which includes one by H. Kahn which I am Erich Fromm and Herman Kahn article, "A Debate on Civil Defense" «detailed view»
Series 1 #404.
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1962/02/25 HPCS to Merton Many thanks for revised Clement. Am shooting it right on to Mardersteig. J. [verso: color print of a painting of Dierick Bouts, "Die Anbetung Der Könige", Munich, Germany] «detailed view»
Series 1 #405.
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1962/02/28 TL[x] to Merton I believe that Dagmar Henne, the very good agent in Munich, sent you a copy of her letter to me «detailed view»
Series 1 #406.
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1962/03/02 (#01) TL[c] to Harris, Leonard R. Thank you so much for your letter of February 28th. I know that Father Merton will share my great [Laughlin writes to Leonard R. Harris of Channel Press in Manhasset, New York - carbon copy to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #407.
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1962/03/02 (#02) TL[c] from Harris, Leonard R. Thank you so much for your letter of February 28th. I know that Father Merton will share my great [from Leonard R. Harris of Channel Press in Manhasset, New York - originally dated 1962/02/28 - mimeograph sent to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #408.
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1962/03/04 TLS[x] from Merton I am glad you got the Butterfield article straightened out and that we can use it. The censor has [Cooper #100] «detailed view»
Series 1 #409.
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1962/03/06 (#01) TALS to Merton I thought it might be a good idea to do some copyediting on the text of "Clement" before we sent it «detailed view»
Series 1 #410.
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1962/03/06 (#02) HLS from Mumford, Lewis I had meant to write you long before this and I apologize for my delay. I am delighted that you'd [mimeographed copy of Mumford's 1962/03/02 letter to Laughlin - sent to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #411.
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1962/03/06 (#03) TL[x] to Merton I'm sorry to have dropped into silence for several days again. I had rather a nasty bout of sinus, Erich Fromm's rebuttal of Herman Kahn for possible inclusion in Breakthrough to Peace - Lewis Mumford's "Morals of Extermination" «detailed view»
Series 1 #412.
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1962/03/12 TLS[x] from Merton Just a note to say that it is ok about the royalties of Bomb the way you had them lined up, for me Alan Forbes / W. H. Ferry's visit - to bring Scott Buchanan «detailed view»
Series 1 #413.
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1962/03/13 (#01) TLS to Merton This is the continuation of my reply to your good letter of March 4th. Did you received the text of «detailed view»
Series 1 #414.
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1962/03/13 (#02) TALS to Merton That is good news that the censors have passed your preface. I hope they won't tie us up by wanting «detailed view»
Series 1 #415.
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1962/03/13 (#03) HN to Merton At an average of 360 words to the page. A 256 pp book (4- 64's) = 246 *pp of text = about 88,000 «detailed view»
Series 1 #416.
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1962/03/13 (#04) TL[c] to Fromm, Erich Thank you so much for your good letter of February 22nd, and for the copies, sent both to me «detailed view»
Series 1 #417.
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1962/03/16 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the lineup on the HUMAN WAY OUT. I am glad we can get moving on it and that everything [Cooper #101] «detailed view»
Series 1 #418.
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1962/03/28 TLS to Merton I did not reply to your letters about the suggested cuts on the anthology, because just at that [Cooper #102] «detailed view»
Series 1 #419.
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1962/03/29 TL[x] to Merton Hugh Johnston, the very able sales manager down at Lippincott, has been discussing the peace need for a better title for the book (later titled Breakthrough to Peace) than "The Human Way Out", should include peace «detailed view»
Series 1 #420.
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1962/03/31 TALS[x] from Merton I wrote to Frank Sheed, the President of Sheed and Ward, about the permissions on the Stein book. Hayden Carruth / Denise Levertov «detailed view»
Series 1 #421.
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1962/03/no other[x]   THOMAS MERTON ROYALTY REPORT [-] Period Covered: 7/1/61-12/31/61. [-] BEHAVIOR [mimeographed list of Merton's books and royalties paid] «detailed view»
Series 1 #422.
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1962/04/02 HLS[x] from Merton I will send this to the N.Y. office in case you are there. First as I said in my letter to Norfolk, censors approval of Breakthrough to Peace «detailed view»
Series 1 #423.
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1962/04/04 TLS to Merton Many thanks for yours of March 31st which I found on getting back to Norfolk. That's great that you «detailed view»
Series 1 #424.
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1962/04/07 TALS[x] from Merton I am shooting the essay back to you with some changes. I did not manage to shorten it much after thinks "Breakthrough for Peace" a good title «detailed view»
Series 1 #425.
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1962/04/10 TLS to Merton I imagine that Ferry must be down there by now and I hope it is turning out to be a very successful «detailed view»
Series 1 #426.
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1962/04/11 (#01) TLS to Merton A long phone conversation this morning with the permissions lady at Sheed & Ward. «detailed view»
Series 1 #427.
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1962/04/11 (#02) TL[c] to Hammer, Victor Father Merton kindly sent along to me your copy of the very interesting Cavalletti "Immagini [carbon copy to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #428.
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1962/04/12 (#01) TLS to Merton As you can see from this letter I have just written to the sales manager at Lippincott, I am very «detailed view»
Series 1 #429.
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1962/04/12 (#02) TL[c] to Johnson, Hubert A. I am much perplexed. It is now over three weeks past the publication date of "Original Child Bomb," [carbon copy to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #430.
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1962/04/12 (#03) TLS to Merton The word this morning from the lady at Sheed & Ward (Miss Wijnhausen) is that we may only use «detailed view»
Series 1 #431.
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1962/04/12 (#04) TLS[x] from Stein, Walter Thank you very much for your letter of the 27th. The news, from Sheed & Ward, is most «detailed view»
Series 1 #432.
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1962/04/12 (#05) TLS to Merton I have now had a chance to go over the list for the anthology, on the assumption that you will wish «detailed view»
Series 1 #433.
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1962/04/12 (#06) TLS[x] to Eve, Martin I have heard about Sheed & Ward's refusal to allow Anthology rights and I am taking this up [Martin Eve was with the Merlin Press in London - mimeograph sent to Merton - original letter dated 1962/03/30] «detailed view»
Series 1 #434.
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1962/04/13 TL[x] to Merton I've just had a very encouraging telephone conversation with Norman Cousins at the "Saturday Review. Norman Cousins - interest in running "Original Child Bomb in The Saturday Review «detailed view»
Series 1 #435.
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1962/04/15 TLS[x] from Merton First of all about the anthology. Ok if it has to be six thousand words from the Stein article Norman K. Gottwald of Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Massachusetts - American Protestant perspective for Breakthrough to Peace / Merton against high publicity for "Original Child Bomb" - praise for poem by Congressman Frank Kowalski «detailed view»
Series 1 #436.
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1962/04/17 (#01) HLS[x] from Merton I got your letter about Norman Cousins - and all the 4 copies too. I am sending them back «detailed view»
Series 1 #437.
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1962/04/17 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Here are some notes for the blurbs. They are of course very hasty and need a lot of reworking «detailed view»
Series 1 #438.
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1962/04/24 TL[x] to Merton Many thanks for several recent letters and bless you for those roughs for the blurbs. Norman K. Gottwald / politics of using "Original Child Bomb" - sent to bulletin of atomic scientists / Leo Szilard / prayer for Congressman Kowalski / W. H. Ferry's visit to Gethsemani and meeting with Laughlin «detailed view»
Series 1 #439.
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1962/04/26 TL[x] to Merton One thing that we need to decide very quickly now is the sub-title for "Breakthrough to Peace." subtitle for Breakthrough to Peace «detailed view»
Series 1 #440.
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1962/04/27 TL[x] to Merton How does this strike you for possible copy for the ads on the "Bomb"? What YOU can do about proposed advertisement copy for "Original Child Bomb" «detailed view»
Series 1 #441.
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1962/04/28 TLS[x] from Merton I am sending back the inserts sent by Stein. If we are making the cuts that were suggested, I don't [Cooper #103] «detailed view»
Series 1 #442.
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1962/05/01 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for all the letters, clippings and so on. I hope we have finally got squared away on all [Cooper #104 - copied from photocopy at Dartmouth College] «detailed view»
Series 1 #443.
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1962/05/02 (#01) HNS to Merton Long talk with Kowalski on the phone. He sounds like a fine young man. The Conn Democratic powers «detailed view»
Series 1 #444.
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1962/05/02 (#02) TL[c] to Miller, David I enclose herewith check in the amount of $250.00 to order of "Committee for Kowalski for U. S. [to David Miller of Meriden, Connecticut - carbon copies to Merton and W. H. Ferry] «detailed view»
Series 1 #445.
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1962/05/02 (#03) HNS to Merton Gottwald took a week to answer. I'll report further when we get a page count from actual galleys «detailed view»
Series 1 #446.
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1962/05/02 (#04) TLS[x] from Gottwald, Norman K. Thank you for your recent letter with the proposed condensation of my lecture. I have thought [from Norman K. Gottwald of Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Massachusetts - originally dated 1962/04/27 to Laughlin - mimeograph copy to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #447.
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1962/05/02 (#05) TL[c] to Gottwald, Norman K. Thank you so much for your good letter of April 27th. I certainly sympathize with your decision [to Norman K. Gottwald of Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Massachusetts - carbon copy to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #448.
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1962/05/03 HLS[x] from Merton I ran across this quote from Einstein again and want to get it to you before I forget. [Cooper #105] «detailed view»
Series 1 #449.
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1962/05/03 (#01) HLS to Merton Please rush back to me at NYC office. Your essay will come next week. Hope you can keep changes «detailed view»
Series 1 #450.
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1962/05/03 (#02) TL[c] to Johnson, Hubert A. Thank you so much for your good letter of April 30th. I know how busy you are down there [to Hubert Johnson of J. B. Lippincott - carbon copy to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #451.
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1962/05/04 (#01) TLS to Merton Thanks so much for your good letter of May 1st, but of course I am terribly sorry to hear about «detailed view»
Series 1 #452.
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1962/05/04 (#02) other   "Reading Original Child Bomb is a chilling and a shattering experience, recalling to me the sight [quote by U.S. Representative Frank Kowalski, a former military governor of the Prefecture of Hiroshima] «detailed view»
Series 1 #453.
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1962/05/09 (#01) TLS to Merton The last batch of galleys on "Breakthrough" came in last night and I did a careful castoff on what «detailed view»
Series 1 #454.
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1962/05/09 (#02) TLS[x] from Manager, Editorial Sudamericana We must sincerely apologize for not having answered your letter dated January 29. [from the Manager of Editorial Sudamericana to Laughlin - mimeograph to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #455.
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1962/05/10 TLS[x] from Merton Here are the proofs. I have cut a few passages, sentences here and there, in the belief that this [Cooper #106] «detailed view»
Series 1 #456.
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1962/05/17 TLS to Merton We are just back from the sales conference with the Lippincott salesmen in Philadelphia. «detailed view»
Series 1 #457.
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1962/05/18 TL[x] to Merton Is this blurb for the back of "Clement" all right? It is based on the notes you were good enough "Clement of Alexandria. Selections from the Protreptikos." / radio on-air reading of Merton's poem "Original Child Bomb" on WBAI in New York «detailed view»
Series 1 #458.
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1962/05/19 HLS[x] from Merton Frankly I think the title "A Book for Peace" is just no good. It won't do. There has to be more «detailed view»
Series 1 #459.
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1962/05/20 HLS[x] from Merton In my letter to the office I said I did not like the title - a Book for Peace. And I prefer title for Breakthrough to Peace / asking for books - C. Moore and K. Spencer's Electronics, Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of Fools, and C. Wright Mills' Listen, Yankee / writing to Robert MacGregor concerning seeing the Tibetan monks in New Jersey «detailed view»
Series 1 #460.
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1962/05/21 TLS[x] from Merton I am sending off the blurb to Mardersteig pronto, made one change, said Clement of Alexandria is the recommends book sent by Ping Ferry, Hello, Stupid! by A. L. Kitselman / ideas for title for Breakthrough to Peace «detailed view»
Series 1 #461.
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1962/05/22 TL[x] to Merton Do you know this wonderful "Book of Signs" drawn by Rudolph Koch? We still need a "decorative spot" «detailed view»
Series 1 #462.
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1962/05/23 TLS to Merton Thanks for your letters of the 19th and the 21st, which seem to have arrived the same day. «detailed view»
Series 1 #463.
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1962/05/27 TL[x] to Merton Toiling on the Sabbath, but I guess it's a good cause. Here is the blurb copy for catalogue «detailed view»
Series 1 #464.
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1962/05/28 TL[x] to Merton The proofs of "Clement" have just come in from Mardersteig, and aren't they beautiful? He really is «detailed view»
Series 1 #465.
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1962/05/30 TLS from Merton I haven't had time to write a decent letter for the last few days but there are a few things that [Cooper #107] «detailed view»
Series 1 #466.
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1962/06/01 TLS[x] from Merton Here are the proofs from Mardersteig. You are right, they are beautiful indeed. I am very happy «detailed view»
Series 1 #467.
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1962/06/05 TL[x] to Merton Thanks so much for your letter of June 1st, with prompt return of the "Clement" proofs, and so few sent to Merton, Katherine Ann Porter's Ship of Fools / Merton's poem "A Picture of Lee Ying" «detailed view»
Series 1 #468.
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1962/06/20 TL[x] to Merton That's a fine piece that you have in the most recent number of the "Catholic Worker." «detailed view»
Series 1 #469.
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1962/06/20 TL[x] to Merton That's a fine piece that you have in the most recent number of the "Catholic Worker." «detailed view»
Series 1 #470.
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1962/06/22 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton Ok about Burns' idea for Clement as a Christmas giveaway. I wrote and told him this would be all thoughts on Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of Fools «detailed view»
Series 1 #471.
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1962/06/22 (#02) HPCS[x] from Merton As I wrote in letter to Norfolk - Burns' idea for a give away (of Clement) is ok with me. In Xt Tom «detailed view»
Series 1 #472.
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1962/07/09 TALS[x] from Merton This is an idea I have had on my mind for a week or two, and I thought I would pass it along. idea for a book combining all of The Behavior of Titans and "A Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra Concerning Giants", "The Tower of Babel", "Hagia Sophia", "Original Child Bomb", "Ox Mountain Parable" and selections from Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander «detailed view»
Series 1 #473.
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1962/07/13 TLS[x] from Pearce, Donald J. I have just read in Library Journal (1 June, page 2151) Mr. McDonald's review of Thomas [from Donald Pearce, Head Librarian of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks - mimeograph to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #474.
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1962/07/18 TLS[x] from Merton I just got the Texas Quarterly with the Durrenmatt in it which I will read pronto with joy. finding magazine for "Song for the Death of Averroes" / Henry Miller sent Merton a literary magazine published by English Carmelite Friars «detailed view»
Series 1 #475.
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1962/07/19 (#01) TL[c] to Pearce, Donald J. Thank you so much for your extremely interesting letter of July 13th about Father Merton's [to Donald Pearce, Head Librarian of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks - carbon copy to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #476.
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1962/07/19 (#02) other   ORIGINAL CHILD BOMB - Trade ed. [-] Sales Returns Free [-] March 4594 [monthly sales figures for the trade edition and limited edition of "Original Child Bomb"] «detailed view»
Series 1 #477.
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1962/07/20 TLS to Merton Sorry not to have gotten back to you sooner on your good letter of July 9th. Rhoda was away for her «detailed view»
Series 1 #478.
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1962/07/30 (#01) TL[c] from Merton I just got through writing to Bob and I typed out a list of things that would be in the paperback [Cooper #108] «detailed view»
Series 1 #479.
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1962/07/30 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton I just got through writing to Bob and I typed out a list of things that would be in the paperback [Cooper #108] «detailed view»
Series 1 #480.
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1962/07/30? (#03) other[x] from Merton Emblems from a Season of Fury [-] Song if you seek (Accent) [-] The Moslem's Angel of Death [draft table of contents with title handwritten and source of prior publication added in parentheses) «detailed view»
Series 1 #481.
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1962/07/31 transcript  from Merton to Ping Ferry Great letter of yours to the Sta Barbara News Press, on the Everyman I case! Very clear, "Committee for Correspondence" / sending mimeographs of "Peace in the Post-Christian Era" «detailed view»
Series 1 #482.
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1962/08/09 TL[x] to Merton Something pretty awful has happened--a cruel blow of fate, or is chance, so to speak. printing error will cause delay in release of Breakthrough to Peace / gift copies of Clement of Alexandria / "Song for the Death of Averroes" accepted by Texas Quarterly / Joseph Delteil's book on St. Francis of Assisi «detailed view»
Series 1 #483.
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1962/08/16 HLS[x] from Merton Yes I have the H. Miller books; they got here with a brief delay. The Wisdom of the Heart is [Cooper #109] «detailed view»
Series 1 #484.
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1962/09/05 TLS to Merton Victor just sent me a copy of the HAGIA SOFIA and it certainly is a beautiful thing, both book «detailed view»
Series 1 #485.
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1962/09/07 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your note and for the books. I found them perfectly all right, and I am glad we did not review copies of new book to Henry Miller, Mark Van Doren, Ed Rice, Naomi Burton, Bob Lax, and the "Catlick magazines" - America, Jubilee, Ave Maria, Commonweal, Catholic World / Merton reading Henry Miller's Wisdom of the Heart / David Lutyens, poet (David Bulwer Lutyens) «detailed view»
Series 1 #486.
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1962/09/11 TLS to Merton Thanks so much for your good letter of September 7th. That's wonderful news that you got such distribution of Breakthrough to Peace - "get it around fast, and not care too much whether we take in the shekels. After all, the shekels aren't going to do any of us much good if we all get blown up." / request from Messiah College to broadcast "Original Child Bomb on radio / death of e. e. cummings «detailed view»
Series 1 #487.
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1962/09/14 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the good letter of the 11th. I will look forward to getting the extra copies «detailed view»
Series 1 #488.
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1962/09/21 HLS[x] from Merton For a long time I have been meaning to get these translations down. I am sending them to you ideas for New Directions in Prose and Poetry 18 - proposes biography by Merton of Alfonso Cortés with Merton's translations of some of his poems, "Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra Concerning Giants", and "Hagia Sophia" «detailed view»
Series 1 #489.
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1962/09/28 TL[x] to Merton Thanks ever so much for your note of September 21st, enclosing the very nice translations of ten «detailed view»
Series 1 #490.
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1962/11/02 TLS[x] from Merton It is ages since I have written and I don't know what I have not said that I ought to have said. [Cooper #110] «detailed view»
Series 1 #491.
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1962/11/08 TLS to Merton I have just come from a little visit with the Hammers. It seems that they had a perfectly marvelous «detailed view»
Series 1 #492.
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1962/11/22 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your long letter, for the promotion of Breakthrough, and everything. poem "Gloss on the Sin of Ixion" passed censors / trouble with censor for French translation of New Seeds of Contemplation «detailed view»
Series 1 #493.
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1962/11/26 TL[x] to Merton This is dictated from out in Utah, where I have stopped off to see our new ski lift--which really is [Cooper #111] «detailed view»
Series 1 #494.
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1962/12/04 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Victor and Carolyn were over yesterday and we had a fine visit, sitting up by the lake. We even [Cooper #112] «detailed view»
Series 1 #495.
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1962/12/04 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Victor and Carolyn were over yesterday and we had a fine visit, sitting up by the lake. We even [Cooper #112] «detailed view»
Series 1 #496.
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1962/12/06 TL[x] to Merton Please forgive my delay in thanking you for your good letter of November 22nd. «detailed view»
Series 1 #497.
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1962/12/08 HLS[x] from Merton Here is a poem that was on that list, but which you had not yet seen. Hope you like it – translation of fragments from the 12th century [Dialogues I, by Anselm of Havelberg?] / Cuban poet Cintio Vitier / asking for new book on the seven deadly sins «detailed view»
Series 1 #498.
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1962/12/18 TLS to Merton Sorry not to have gotten back to you sooner on your most interesting letter of December 4th. «detailed view»
Series 1 #499.
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1962/no/no TLS[x]  from Merton to Artists and Writers for Hughes In reply to your request I am sending three small things which may be of some use in an auction [to Artists and Writers for Hughes regarding the run of H. Stuart Hughes for United States Senator of Massachusetts on an Independent ticket in 1962] «detailed view»
Series 1 #500.
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1963/01/11 (#01) TL[c] from Merton First of all, I am sorry for not responding more quickly about the books on peace. I suppose I wait [Cooper #113] «detailed view»
Series 1 #501.
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1963/01/11 (#02) other   NEW POEMS for book, end of 1963 or early 1964 [-] ( just listed at random) [-] 1 Poems: Song, «detailed view»
Series 1 #502.
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1963/01/29 TL[x] to Merton Thanks so much for your fine letter of January 11th, which reached me down in Grenada on the 21st, «detailed view»
Series 1 #503.
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1963/02/01 TL[x] to Merton Back again from the Fabled Isles to Stern Connecticut and I must say that I prefer the brisk airs «detailed view»
Series 1 #504.
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1963/02/04 HLS[x] from Merton I thought you might like to see this letter from one of my Chinese scholar friends, about Clement. «detailed view»
Series 1 #505.
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1963/02/08 (#01) TL[c] from Merton About the title: I'd still like to use the EMBLEMS one. I like the word emblems in this connection [Cooper #114] «detailed view»
Series 1 #506.
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1963/02/08 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton About the title: I'd still like to use the EMBLEMS one. I like the word emblems in this connection [Cooper #114] «detailed view»
Series 1 #507.
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1963/02/08 (#03) other   EMBLEMS OF A SEASON OF FURY. [-] Thomas Merton has said that the twentieth century man who «detailed view»
Series 1 #508.
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1963/02/18 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your recent letters, but, first, while I think of it, Raja Rao is in New York now, «detailed view»
Series 1 #509.
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1963/02/19 TLS to Merton David and Rhoda and I have just been going over the material that has been assembled for the new «detailed view»
Series 1 #510.
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1963/02/21 TL[c] from Merton I am trying to clean up a few last things about the book. Let's first settle for the title: «detailed view»
Series 1 #511.
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1963/03/09 TLS[x] from Merton One thing I should have mentioned in a past letter and forgot: about Beecher and Chuang Tzu: where to publish Alfonso Cortés translations / Ernesto Cardenal material / Henry Miller's feedback on A Thomas Merton Reader «detailed view»
Series 1 #512.
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1963/03/19 TL[x] to Merton Thank you so much for your two recent letters, with enclosures. I passed along the poems to David John Beecher and expectations for book on Chuang Tzu / death of William Carlos Williams / recommends to Merton Ask at the Unicorn by Norman Thomas, and Serpent and Rope by Raja Rao «detailed view»
Series 1 #513.
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1963/03/26 TL[x] to Merton You and Rhoda may already have worked this out, but it occurred to me to ask you to give her «detailed view»
Series 1 #514.
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1963/03/28 TLS[x] from Merton Many thanks for the Norman Thomas book. I will read it with pleasure and tell you what I think. [Cooper #115] «detailed view»
Series 1 #515.
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1963/04/19 TALS to Merton Sorry not to have gotten back to you sooner on your good letter of March 28th. It came in just as «detailed view»
Series 1 #516.
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1963/04/21 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton Where are you? You can't be skiing now. It is as hot as summer here, and we certainly have had [Cooper #116] «detailed view»
Series 1 #517.
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1963/04/26 TLS[x] from Merton Rhoda said she sent the blurb up to you at Norfolk, so I hope you have it and that it is all right. [Cooper #117] «detailed view»
Series 1 #518.
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1963/04/26 (#02) TL[x] to Merton Many thanks for your good letter of April 21st with enclosure of the wonderful blurb for "Emblems." «detailed view»
Series 1 #519.
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1963/05/06 TLS to Merton Thanks so much for your good letter of April 26th. As you can see, I am still a bit behind, «detailed view»
Series 1 #520.
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1963/05/09 TL[x] to Merton I think that we have just found what I hope you will agree is a wonderful photograph of a piece suggests steel sculpture art , "Manes Flayed No. 2", by Elio Martinelli from New York / death of William Carlos Williams and his Pictures from Brueghel «detailed view»
Series 1 #521.
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1963/05/11 TALS[x] from Merton Boy, were you ever right in that intuition about the tormented metal. This is magnificent. Wham, [Cooper #118] «detailed view»
Series 1 #522.
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1963/06/01 HLS[x] from Merton Here are some copies of a new poem. In fact two new poems. The Birmingham one is not yet censored interest in sending poem "And the Children of Birmingham" to Partisan Review «detailed view»
Series 1 #523.
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1963/06/03 HNS[x] from Merton Cortes is Nicaraguan — as also Cardenal and Cuadra. Best wishes – Tom. Nicaraguan poets Alfonso Cortés, Ernesto Cardenal and Pablo Antonio Cuadra «detailed view»
Series 1 #524.
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1963/06/12 TL[x] to Merton Many thanks for the copies of the two new poems, both of which are fine, especially the one [Cooper #119] «detailed view»
Series 1 #525.
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1963/06/14 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter: you are probably right about not sending the Birmingham poem to the PR. [Cooper #120] «detailed view»
Series 1 #526.
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1963/06/27 TL[x] to Merton Many thanks for your good letter of June 14th. I really think it would be a coup to get sending poem "And the Children of Birmingham" to New York Times Magazine or The Saturday Review / Carolyn Hammer and meeting with Merton / Merton's honorary degree and the Pax Peace Medal / Henry Miller / Erica Gutkind «detailed view»
Series 1 #527.
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1963/07/19 TLS[x] from Merton Word has come from the censor that the Birmingham Poem is clear, so you can go right ahead with it [Cooper #121] «detailed view»
Series 1 #528.
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1963/07/22 TL[x] to Merton A letter just in from John Ciardi, written from Milwaukee where he is vacationing, which says: John Ciardi from Saturday Review cites a phrase from a poem of Merton's echoed e. e. cummings - Laughlin asks if an intentional use or whether he should change it «detailed view»
Series 1 #529.
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1963/07/25 HLS[x] from Merton About the Bible quote: "God does not want the death of the sinner but rather that he be converted «detailed view»
Series 1 #530.
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1963/08/12 TLS[x] from Merton Got your letter from Virginia about the proofs, but do not have the proofs myself yet, so I will translations for publication of Ernesto Cardenal, Cesar Vallejo and Alfonso Cortés / Norman Cousin's positive feedback on poem "And the Children of Birmingham" (poem published in Saturday Review) / long essay on race issue for Ramparts magazine «detailed view»
Series 1 #531.
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1963/08/17 TLS[x] from Merton I sent the galleys back to the NY office yesterday. Some of the poems were, I found, not according add subtitle "Inscription for a child's drawing" to poem "Grace's House" for clarity / long poem in progress, "Early Legend" «detailed view»
Series 1 #532.
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1963/08/21 TL[x] to Merton Thanks ever so much for your note of August 12th, with answers to various points in the book, La Grande Chartreuse - Guiges du Pont - Dom Denys [Denys Rackley?] / The Saturday Review liked "Gloss on the Sin of Ixion" «detailed view»
Series 1 #533.
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1963/08/26 TLS[x] from Merton This text sounds very exciting but I do not think it is for you. Probably one of the University suggestion of switching to another work , "Guigo the Carthusian" «detailed view»
Series 1 #534.
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1963/09/03 TLS to Merton Thank you so much for going over the proofs the second time. We followed up, as you requested «detailed view»
Series 1 #535.
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1963/09/05 (#01) TL[c] from Merton About those translator's royalties: yet, I think the best thing is to go ahead and make them all [Cooper #122] «detailed view»
Series 1 #536.
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1963/09/05 (#02) TL[x] to Merton Because we can't get very much copy on the back of the paperback, without crowding it so it looks «detailed view»
Series 1 #537.
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1963/09/12 TL[x] to Merton Rhoda and David were just asking me about the censorship lines for "Emblems." «detailed view»
Series 1 #538.
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1963/09/13 (#01) HLS to Merton This just came in from Pauling. Any reply? Many thanks for your fine letter - I'll fix up the «detailed view»
Series 1 #539.
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1963/09/13 (#02) TL[x] from Pauling, Linus I regret that my absence from Pasadena in May 1962, when your letter arrived, and some circumstances [mimeograph to Merton - original letter to Laughlin dated 1963/09/10] «detailed view»
Series 1 #540.
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1963/09/13 (#03) HLS[x] from Merton I am still in the hospital but am going home today, not that everything is cured, but I will Merton's medical problem related to a cervical disk / idea for another Robert Speaight recording of Merton's poem with new material «detailed view»
Series 1 #541.
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1963/09/14 HLS[x] from Merton I am in hospital with bad shoulder and back, maybe a disk. On the censorship thing - just put «detailed view»
Series 1 #542.
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1963/09/25 HLS[x] from Merton I am not in the hospital but am going home today, not that everything is cured, but I will continue idea by Robert MacGregor for a new audio collection of poems recorded by Robert Speaight «detailed view»
Series 1 #543.
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1963/09/26 HLS[x] from Merton Here are a couple of poems. I do not think you have seen either. Do you want to try them out sending "A Baroque Gravure (from a 17th century book of piety)" «detailed view»
Series 1 #544.
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1963/10/01 (#01) TL[c] from Merton I don't know how well I am going to be able to type, but I can try it out. Got your letter about «detailed view»
Series 1 #545.
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1963/10/01 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton I don't know how well I am going to be able to type, but I can try it out. Got your letter about «detailed view»
Series 1 #546.
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1963/10/02 TLS to Merton I was sorry indeed to hear that you had been having trouble with your back, so bad that you had «detailed view»
Series 1 #547.
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1963/10/11 (#01) TLS to Merton I have now managed to get caught up with those new things that you were good enough to send [Cooper #123] «detailed view»
Series 1 #548.
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1963/10/11 (#02) TLS to Merton When I wrote yesterday, I think I forgot to acknowledge your letter of October 1st. Thanks ever so «detailed view»
Series 1 #549.
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1963/10/15 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton I am shooting the contracts along to Fr Abbot. As to the Clement contract, ok whenever you are [Cooper #124] «detailed view»
Series 1 #550.
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1963/10/15 (#02) HNS[x] from Merton I thought you might want copies of this thing. The presentation is Oct. 20, I think. A Monsignor «detailed view»
Series 1 #551.
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1963/10/15 (#03) other[x] from Merton First I want to thank you most sincerely for the honor you have bestowed on me in awarding me this ["In Acceptance of the Pax Medal - 1963"] «detailed view»
Series 1 #552.
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1963/10/16 TL[x] to Merton Rhoda reports that "Commonweal" has taken your "A Baroque Gravure" poem, and they have sent along «detailed view»
Series 1 #553.
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1963/11/26 TAL[c] from Merton Here is a copy of a letter to a Brazilian publisher who is interested in my part of Breakthrough. [Cooper #125] «detailed view»
Series 1 #554.
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1963/12/07 TAL[c] from Merton The copy of Nausee reached me thismorning [sic]. Many thanks. I will get it bound here, [Cooper #126] «detailed view»
Series 1 #555.
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1963/12/09 TLS to Merton I feel awful to have let such a long time go by without writing you. Things have just been «detailed view»
Series 1 #556.
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1963/12/13 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks very much for your letter. It was good to hear from you. I hope the snow in Utah met your poems "The Early Legend" and piece on Eichmann / answers for Miguel Grinberg / Linus Pauling «detailed view»
Series 1 #557.
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1963/12/30 TLS to Merton Sorry not to have answered sooner your good letter of December 7th. First I was out in Alta, «detailed view»
Series 1 #558.
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1964/01/06 (#01) HNS to Merton Just for your files. Sorry I didn't get these letters written sooner. Best! J [note written on business card - 5 enclosed carbon copies of letters of the same date to different correspondents (see next records)] «detailed view»
Series 1 #559.
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1964/01/06 (#02) TL[c] to Cardenal, Ernesto I am pleased to report that Father Merton's new book of poems, "Emblems of a Season of Fury," [to Ernesto Cardenal at the Seminario de Cristo Sacerdote in La Ceja, Antioquia, Colombia - carbon copy to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #560.
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1964/01/06 (#03) TL[c] to Cuadra, Pablo Antonio Under separate cover I take pleasure in sending you two copies of Father Merton's new book of poems, [to Pablo Antonio Cuadra in Managua, Nicaragua - carbon copy to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #561.
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1964/01/06 (#04) TL[c] to Cultural Attaché for Peru in the U.S. Under separate cover I take pleasure in sending you a copy of a book which we have recently [to the Cultural Attaché at the Peruvian Embassy in Washington, D.C. - carbon copy to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #562.
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1964/01/06 (#05) TL[c] to Maritain, Jacques Under separate cover I take pleasure in sending you two copies of "Emblems of a Season of Fury" [to Jacques Maritain at the Ecole Theologique de la Fraternité in Toulouse, France - carbon copy to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #563.
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1964/01/06 (#06) TL[c] to Andrade, Jorge Carrera Under separate cover I take pleasure in sending you two copies of a new book by Father Merton which [to Jorge Carrera Andrade, Ecuadorian ambassador to Venezuela and living in Caracas - carbon copy to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #564.
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1964/01/24 TL[x] to Merton It occurred to me that you might like to see, and perhaps Father Abbot would too, some samples «detailed view»
Series 1 #565.
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1964/02/13 TLS[x] from Merton Just a short letter. Old back acting up, lousy raw weather, can't type much. Mainly I want to send [Cooper #127] «detailed view»
Series 1 #566.
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1964/02/17 TL[x] to Merton Sorry not to have written for so long, but I've really been up to my neck. The annual nightmare widow of Cesar Vallejo and permissions for Emblems of a Season of Fury - book on Vallejo by Xavier Abril / Gordon Zahn - Catholic Church public relations regarding the play, "The Deputy" by Rolf Hochhuth's "The Deputy" «detailed view»
Series 1 #567.
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1964/02/24 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your good letter of February 13th, with all the fascinating enclosures. «detailed view»
Series 1 #568.
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1964/02/27 TLS[x] from Merton Just a quick note. I am getting a touch of 'flu and feel a little washed out. [Cooper #128] «detailed view»
Series 1 #569.
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1964/03/05 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your letter of February 27th. I'm glad to hear that your back is a little bit «detailed view»
Series 1 #570.
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1964/03/20 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton Many thanks for Miller's Hummingbird which reached me and which I have begun. As usual [Cooper #129] «detailed view»
Series 1 #571.
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1964/03/20 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Many thanks for Miller's Hummingbird which reached me and which I have begun. As usual [Cooper #129] «detailed view»
Series 1 #572.
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1964/03/24 HLS[x]  from Fergesen, Max / to Miss Campbell Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity of reading "Original Child Bomb." It arrived [Max Fergusen(sp?) writes from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)] «detailed view»
Series 1 #573.
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1964/03/30 TL[x] to Merton Thank you so much for your good letter of March 20th. I am pleased that various of the books Henry Miller's philosophy of life / book on Gandhi / Laughlin's daughter in India and meetings with Sikh poets and Vinobha Bhave / poet from Martinique, Aimé Césaire and French-speaking poets of African heritage «detailed view»
Series 1 #574.
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1964/04/07 TL[c] to Milosz, Czeslaw Thank you so much for your note of April 3rd. That is wonderful news that Doubleday is going to do [to Czeslaw Milosz in Berkeley, California - carbon copy to Merton] «detailed view»
Series 1 #575.
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1964/04/15 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton Too bad about the Message and Sat. Review. I suppose it is logical though. Where else? Perhaps [Cooper #130] «detailed view»
Series 1 #576.
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1964/04/15 (#02) TALS[x] from Merton Too bad about the Message and Sat. Review. I suppose it is logical though. Where else? Perhaps [Cooper #130] «detailed view»
Series 1 #577.
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1964/04/20 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your good letter of April 15th, but I don't like at all what you write «detailed view»
Series 1 #578.
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1964/04/25 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton The little Gandhi book was suddenly finished and seems to have turned out quite nicely. [Cooper #131 - Laughlin's name written in pen by Merton, no postscript] «detailed view»
Series 1 #579.
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1964/04/25 (#02) TALS[x] from Merton The little Gandhi book was suddenly finished and seems to have turned out quite nicely. [Cooper #131 - handwritten postscript] «detailed view»
Series 1 #580.
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1964/04/30 HLS to Merton Great to get the Gandhi in! I'll hope to read this weekend. And very pleased to hear your «detailed view»
Series 1 #581.
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1964/05/06 TLS to Merton I read the Gandhi stuff over the weekend and was greatly impressed with it. I think that your long «detailed view»
Series 1 #582.
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1964/05/24 TLS[x] from Merton First, many thanks for Aime Cesaire. I have the book now and I find it full of good things but [Cooper #132] «detailed view»
Series 1 #583.
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1964/06/19 TNS[x] from Merton This is just a note to say that the censors have cleared the Gandhi Introduction. «detailed view»
Series 1 #584.
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1964/06/23 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your card of June 19th. That is good news that the Gandhi introduction has passed «detailed view»
Series 1 #585.
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1964/07/08 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton Thanks for the good batch of new books. I went like a bee for "The Very Thing that Happens". [Cooper #133] «detailed view»
Series 1 #586.
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1964/07/08 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the good batch of new books. I went like a bee for "The Very Thing that Happens". [Cooper #133] «detailed view»
Series 1 #587.
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1964/08/06 TL[x] to Merton I'm sorry not to have written in some weeks. It has been a hard summer, with terrible heat spells asks for photograph of Merton and Miguel Grinberg for Laughlin's private photo album / John Beecher «detailed view»
Series 1 #588.
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1964/08/21 TLS[x] from Merton The French version of Pessoa arrived today. Many thanks. As soon as I get the Portuguese I hope Fernando Pessoa «detailed view»
Series 1 #589.
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1964/09/17 TLS to Merton I am back from my Európean trip now and trying to get into the habit of work again, which isn't too «detailed view»
Series 1 #590.
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1964/09/19 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Good to hear you are back and that the European trip was a pleasant one. I guess you saw Dagmar Dagmar Henne / Japanese textbook using Breakthrough to Peace / Seeds of Destruction / Henry Miller anthology by New Directions / Merton's hand rash that developed from a serious case of poison ivy and going to doctor / Bellarmine Merton collection / art show of his drawing / Fernando Pessoa «detailed view»
Series 1 #591.
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1964/09/19 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Good to hear you are back and that the European trip was a pleasant one. I guess you saw Dagmar Dagmar Henne / Japanese textbook using Breakthrough to Peace / Seeds of Destruction / Henry Miller anthology by New Directions / Merton's hand rash that developed from a serious case of poison ivy and going to doctor / Bellarmine Merton collection / art show of his drawing / Fernando Pessoa «detailed view»
Series 1 #592.
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1964/09/23 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton I know your Peruvian poet by name only. Would be very interested to see some more. I have got Pessoa received Fernando Pessoa poems in Portuguese, but will hold off translations because of upcoming conference of abbots at Gethsemani «detailed view»
Series 1 #593.
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1964/09/23 (#02) TL[x] to Merton Here is your royalty report and check for the half year ending June 30th, 1964, on those books where sending selection of Fernando Pessoa / news that Robert Giroux was made partner at Farrar, Straus «detailed view»
Series 1 #594.
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1964/09/29 TLS[x] from Merton Thank you so much for your good letter of September 19th. But I was distressed to hear about the «detailed view»
Series 1 #595.
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1964/09/30 TALS to Merton Is it alright if we call the book "Gandhi on Non-Violence" instead of "A Primer of Non-Violence" «detailed view»
Series 1 #596.
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1964/10/01 (#01) TLS to Merton Here is a terribly sad letter which has just come in from the Widow Vallejo. As you can see, she is «detailed view»
Series 1 #597.
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1964/10/01 (#02) TLS[x] from Vallejo, Georgette de Mon état de santé ne m'a pas permis de vous écrire dès janvier comme j'aurais dû le faire. «detailed view»
Series 1 #598.
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1964/10/02 (#01) TL[c] from Merton By all means go ahead with the new title GANDHI ON NONVIOLENCE. The only thing is that you [Cooper #134] «detailed view»
Series 1 #599.
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1964/10/02 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton By all means go ahead with the new title GANDHI ON NONVIOLENCE. The only thing is that you [Cooper #134] «detailed view»
Series 1 #600.
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1964/10/03 TNS[x] from Merton I see what you mean about keeping in touch with people who have their hands on the rights letter from the widow of Cesar Vallejo and impact on decision to translate Fernando Pessoa «detailed view»
Series 1 #601.
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1964/10/27 TL to Merton This isn't the letter I owe you - things rather swampish around here lately - but just an sos from «detailed view»
Series 1 #602.
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1964/10/no? TLS[x] from Merton Am sending the Gandhi introduction to Lippincott. Was in town and saw the drawings on exhibit Spalding College art show of Merton's abstract drawings «detailed view»
Series 1 #603.
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1964/11/03 TALS[x] from Merton I thought you might like to see this Latin poem I wrote at Victor's request. He said his eyes were Latin poem for Victor Hammer «detailed view»
Series 1 #604.
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1964/11/10 HLS to Merton I have just been talking with nice Sebastian Salazar Bondy, the Peruvian poet, who is here at this «detailed view»
Series 1 #605.
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1964/11/16 TALS to Merton Home again, and glad to be, I didn't really like Mexico City, an inimical place somehow, (perhaps «detailed view»
Series 1 #606.
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1964/11/21 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton Thanks for your good letters, especially the one from Yucatan. I was delighted to hear you had run [Cooper #135] «detailed view»
Series 1 #607.
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1964/11/21 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your good letters, especially the one from Yucatan. I was delighted to hear you had run [Cooper #135] «detailed view»
Series 1 #608.
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1964/11/25 TLS to Merton Have you by any chance an extra carbon or copy of your introduction to the Gandhi which you could «detailed view»
Series 1 #609.
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1964/12/08 TLS to Merton Thank you so much for sending me the handsome program for your show of drawings in Louisville. «detailed view»
Series 1 #610.
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1964/12/13 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Thanks a lot for your letter of the 8th. I am glad to hear that books of Nicanor Parra will soon be [Cooper #136] «detailed view»
Series 1 #611.
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1964/12/13 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Thanks a lot for your letter of the 8th. I am glad to hear that books of Nicanor Parra will soon be [Cooper #136] «detailed view»
Series 1 #612.
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1964/12/21 TALS to Merton Many thanks for your extremely interesting letter of December 13th. I am fifty now too, and I know [Cooper #137] «detailed view»
Series 1 #613.
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1965/01/01 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your good letter of the 21st which clears up a lot of points. I agree with the [Cooper #138] «detailed view»
Series 1 #614.
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1965/01/01 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your good letter of the 21st which clears up a lot of points. I agree with the [Cooper #138] «detailed view»
Series 1 #615.
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1965/01/22 (#01) TL[c] from Merton The drawings are going to New Orleans for February and will be in St Louis in April. «detailed view»
Series 1 #616.
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1965/01/22 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton The drawings are going to New Orleans for February and will be in St Louis in April. «detailed view»
Series 1 #617.
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1965/01/26 TALS to Merton I am only now back from my trip in Europe, which dragged on a bit longer than I had anticipated. «detailed view»
Series 1 #618.
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1965/02/03 (#01) TL[c] from Merton First of all here are some prints of the drawings. They are not any good for reproduction nor do [Cooper #139] «detailed view»
Series 1 #619.
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1965/02/03 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton First of all here are some prints of the drawings. They are not any good for reproduction nor do [Cooper #139] «detailed view»
Series 1 #620.
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1965/02/09 TL[x] to Merton Thanks ever so much for sending me the autographed copy of "Seeds of Destruction," which I am sending W. H. Auden books for Merton / winter life at the hermitage / asking if Merton would consider doing a few translations of Nicanor Parra for upcoming English anthology / Naomi Burton Stone - arrangements for Merton's literary executorship / Merton's photographs or drawings for cover / Merton studying Arabic «detailed view»
Series 1 #621.
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1965/02/16 TLS[x] from Horrigan, Alfred I am planning to be in New York City from February 24 to March 3. If your schedule permits, I would [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of the original - one of seven letters copied and sent to Dwyer concerning the establishment of a literary trust for Merton - letter between James Laughlin, editor of New Directions, and Msgr. Alfred Horrigan, president of Bellarmine College] «detailed view»
Series 1 #622.
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1965/02/18 (#01) TLS to Merton Nice chat with Naomi on the phone. She is very busy now but hopes we can lunch in a while. «detailed view»
Series 1 #623.
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1965/02/18 (#02) TL[c] to Stone, Naomi Burton It was great to talk with you on the 'phone the other day and I look forward to taking you to lunch [to Naomi Burton (Stone) of Doubleday in New York City] «detailed view»
Series 1 #624.
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1965/02/18 (#03) TLS[x] to Stone, Naomi Burton It was great to talk with your on the 'phone the other day and I look forward to taking you to lunch [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of the original - one of seven letters copied and sent to Dwyer concerning the establishment of a literary trust for Merton - letter between James Laughlin, editor of New Directions, and Naomi Burton Stone, Merton's literary agent] «detailed view»
Series 1 #625.
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1965/02/18 (#04) TL[c] to Horrigan, Alfred It was good to hear from you again, and I do look forward to another pleasant visit with you, [to Msgr. Alfred F. Horrigan, who was president of Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky] «detailed view»
Series 1 #626.
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1965/02/18 (#05) TL[x] to Horrigan, Alfred It was good to hear from you again, and I do look forward to another pleasant visit with you, [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of the original - one of seven letters copied and sent to Dwyer concerning the establishment of a literary trust for Merton - letter between James Laughlin, editor of New Directions, and Msgr. Alfred Horrigan, president of Bellarmine College] «detailed view»
Series 1 #627.
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1965/02/23 TLS[x] from Horrigan, Alfred Thank you so very much for your letter of February 18. In view of the interesting circumstances [see "Dwyer, William O." file for copy of the original - one of seven letters copied and sent to Dwyer concerning the establishment of a literary trust for Merton - letter between James Laughlin, editor of New Directions, and Msgr. Alfred Horrigan, president of Bellarmine College] «detailed view»
Series 1 #628.
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1965/02/25 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your letter, and thanks especially for the two Auden books which arrived yesterday.