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Bruce, Frank Milton

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence

Dates of materials: 1947-1949

Volume: 4 item(s); 7 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Frank Bruce was head of the Bruce Publishing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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See also the "Curtis Brown, Ltd." file for related items received from Gethsemani Abbey and integrated into the collection in February 2014.

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This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

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SeriesDateTypeTo/FromFirst LinesPubFull TextNotes
 1947/06/17 TLS[x]to Fox, JamesEnclosed is a letter which we have just written to Father Louis concerning "Exile Ends in Glory."  [Merton uses verso of letter for notes for a manuscript of "The Cloud and the Fire," an early draft of <i>The Ascent to Truth</i>, see manuscripts of "The Cloud and the Fire" for original] recommendation to reduce length of <i>Exile Ends in Glory</i> to reduce cost and appeal to a wider audience
 1948/07/13 TLSto MertonThanks very much for your thoughtfulness in sending us the list of your friends to whom author's  <i>Exile Ends in Glory</i> / <i>The Seven Storey Mountain</i> - advantage of using Harcourt Brace, a secular publisher, rather than a Catholic publisher like Bruce to reach bigger market / likely release <i>What Are These Wounds?</i> in 1949 because of the other two books in 1948 / Fr. Raymond Flanagan's <i>The Man Who Got Even with God</i>
 1948/08/09 TLSto MertonSome years ago a Jesuit telephoned me to say that a very dear friend of ours, a Jesuit missionary in  death of Dom Frederic Dunne / suggestion of advertising <i>The Seven Storey Mountain</i> with "Another Man Who Got Even with God" (after title of Fr. Raymond's book) / Al Croft's trip to Gethsemani / possiblity of publishing biography of the life of St. Bernard of Clairvaux
 1949/06/23 TLto MertonThank you for your letter of June 21st regarding the title for the Lutgarde manuscript.  [first page of the letter only - continuation not extant] title for book about St. Lutgard and her mysticism and mental prayer - Merton suggests "The Tiger Lilly" [it is published as <i>What Are These Wounds?</i>]

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