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Individual Series View, Merton's Correspondence with:

Irenaeus, Br., O.C.S.O.

Series 1, Typed notes to Br. Irenaeus by Merton.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: undated
Volume: 43 item(s); 73 pg(s)

Scope and Content

This file consists of brief notes, both handwritten and typed, from Thomas Merton and other monks, regarding clothing needs. Merton would contact Br. Irenaeus to arrange for a new habit for novices or to arrange for a suit to use on a visit to town.


Br. Irenaeus was a tailor at Gethsemani Abbey.

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Series List

Series NumberSeries NameTotal Records
1 Typed notes to Br. Irenaeus by Merton. 9
2 Handwritten notes to Br. Irenaeus by Merton. 20
3 Notes to Br. Irenaeus by those other than Merton. 14

Container List

Series#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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Series 1 #1.
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No.01 undated/no/no TNS from Merton Like I said: two for the habit on July 16th/ It seems I have lost one of our house robes. «detailed view»
Series 1 #2.
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No.02 undated/no/no TNS from Merton I have to go to town again Tuesday, so I could have the secular clothes again, please? «detailed view»
Series 1 #3.
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No.03 undated/no/no TNS from Merton I forgot to put a note with the suit that it needed cleaning. Would it be possible to get it «detailed view»
Series 1 #4.
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No.04 undated/no/no TNS from Merton Could we please have oblate habit for our small clerical postulant some time? «detailed view»
Series 1 #5.
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No.05 undated/no/no TNS from Merton This is to let you know that our postulant will not get the habit until May 14, when Rev Father «detailed view»
Series 1 #6.
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No.06 undated/no/no TNS from Merton The plane never got off the ground so I'll have to try again next Tuesday or Thursday. «detailed view»
Series 1 #7.
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No.07 undated/no/no TNS from Merton Concerning the oblate habit for the priest postulant: this is Revenend Father's idea and I suggest «detailed view»
Series 1 #8.
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No.08 undated/no/no TNS from Merton How would it be to give the oblate habit to our (fat) postulant Joe? «detailed view»
Series 1 #9.
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No.09 undated/no/no TNS from Merton As postulant Bob is making his retreat I think it would be psychologically best to give him «detailed view»

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