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Walsh, Daniel, Fr., 1907-1975

Series 3, Newspaper Clippings Concerning Walsh

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1939-1968
Volume: 102 item(s); 128 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Daniel Walsh was a life-long educator and one of the most influential professors on Merton's life. After earning a doctorate at University of Toronto alongside √Čtienne Gilson, Walsh became professor at Manhattanville College in New York from 1934-1960.

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See also the "Skakel, Ann Brannack" and "Gilson, √Čtienne" files additional letters; and see also published letters from Merton to Walsh in

Series List

Series NumberSeries NameTotal Records
1 Daniel Walsh Correspondence with Thomas Merton 79
2 Lists of Materials Donated to the Thomas Merton Collection at Bellarmine College 15
3 Newspaper Clippings Concerning Walsh 8

Container List

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Series 3 #1.
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1950/04/22 other[x]   Character Steps Right Out of Book in Talk by Walsh [-] Big Audience Hears About Trappist Who Wrote [newspaper clipping from The Springfield Union in Springfield, Massachusetts - reporting on lecture given by Walsh on 1950/04/21 concerning The Seven Storey Mountain] «detailed view»
Series 3 #2.
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1965/01/11 other[x]   JFK, Pope John Called Saints Of 20th Century [-] Professor Here Knew President [-] By BILL WOOLSEY [newspaper clipping from The Louisville Times in Louisville, Kentucky - Walsh claims that Pope John XXIII and President John F. Kennedy were saints of the 20th Century] «detailed view»
Series 3 #3.
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1967/04/26 (#01) other[x]   Merton's prof to be ordained a priest at 60 [-] Special to the National Catholic Reporter [newspaper clipping from The National Catholic Reporter regarding Walsh's ordination to the priesthood] «detailed view»
Series 3 #4.
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1967/04/26 (#02) other[x]   NC NEWS SERVICE (Domestic) THOMAS MERTON'S TEACHER TO BE ORDAINED [-] LOUISVILLE (NC)-- «detailed view»
Series 3 #5.
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1967/05/05 other[x]   MERTON'S MENTOR TO BE ORDAINED [-] Scanton-Born Philosophy Professor a Priest at 60 [newspaper clipping from The Catholic Standard and Times of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia regarding Walsh's ordination to the priesthood] «detailed view»
Series 3 #6.
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1967/05/18 other[x]   Philosopher Walsh Ordained At St. Thomas [-] A SPECIAL ORDINATION ceremony took place at St. [newspaper clipping from The Record of the Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky, regarding Walsh's ordination to the priesthood - includes one photograph of Merton drinking from the chalice during the Mass] «detailed view»
Series 3 #7.
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1967/05/25 other[x]   Dr. Dan Walsh Is Ordained in Louisville [-] ROWENA RAFFERTY [-] It was in Louisville, Kentucky -- [newspaper clipping from The Catholic News regarding Walsh's ordination to the priesthood] «detailed view»
Series 3 #8.
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1967/10/no other[x]   Father Walsh Reviewing Merton Book Next Tuesday [-] "Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander" will be the [no source or exact date for clipping - appears to be a newspaper from Bardstown or Louisville, Kentucky - includes a photograph of Merton and Walsh processing out of the church at the end of Mass] «detailed view»

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