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Fr. Augustine Wulff

Wulff, Augustine, Fr., O.C.S.O., 1899-1985  printer


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Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1960
Volume: 15 item(s); 16 pg(s)

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Fr. Augustine Wulff was a Trappist monk of Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1960/12/08 HCS from Merton Cordial good wishes and congratulations - may Our Lord reward your gift of yourself with ever more «detailed view»
2. undated/no/no (#01) TLS from Merton I am in a quandary-- even worse than usual. A Negro family I know wanted to have a coat of arms «detailed view»
3. undated/no/no (#02) TPCS from Merton On this feast of the great Doctor of the West May God bless you in all things, especially in your «detailed view»
4. undated/no/no (#03) TL[c] from Merton It seems Jose will be around for a few days yet, and you may be seeing him. You might perhaps be «detailed view»
5. undated/no/no (#04) HNS from Merton Thank you for letting me see these two new ones. "Last Summer" is reflective and poignant and I like Merton's comments on some poems written by Wulff, "Last Summer" and "Elfin Echo," which Merton describes as "maybe a little Scotistic - in the ending? (Haecceitas). So much the better." «detailed view»
6. undated/no/no (#05) HNS from Merton For some reason I like God's Acre almost the best of all you have written, though it is Merton's comments on some poems written by Wulff, "God's Acre" or "God's Ace" (handwriting not clear) «detailed view»
7. undated/no/no (#06) HLS from Merton Well, as Passiontide approaches you can hardly do better than embrace the Cross, and there is recommendations about censorship process in the order / difficulty of publishing poetry as a book / suggestions of places to submit poetry «detailed view»
8. undated/no/no (#07) HLS from Merton I enjoyed both these very much. Progression - (which perhaps has too many "ands") is very Merton's comments on some poems written by Wulff, "Progression" and "Sea Cycle" «detailed view»
9. undated/no/no (#08) TNS from Merton Now that they have got away from me I am a little stuck when it comes to commenting articulately Merton's comments on some paintings by Wulff «detailed view»
10. undated/no/no (#09) TNS from Merton I have a Benedictine magazine that is in [damaged portion of page] needs good things to be pulled Merton's recommendations on where to publish some poems written by Wulff including in Sponsa Regis «detailed view»
11. undated/no/no (#10) HNS from Merton I'll have some one bring up the Shavings- The Synchrony I admit rather baffles me the other it grows Merton's comments on some poems written by Wulff, "The Shavings" and "The Synchrony" «detailed view»
12. undated/no/no (#11) HNS from Merton Fr Augustine + Returning with many thanks - A good time was 'ad by all! In Domino [-] f m Louis [verso: handwritten note not in Merton's writing] «detailed view»
13. undated/no/no (#12) HNS from Merton Do you mean to tell me a Pekinese is an animal? I suggest it be staged on Christmas Day [verso: handwritten note not in Merton's writing] «detailed view»
14. undated/no/no (#13) TNS from Merton Do you have some English language course for Spanish speaking people? I would like to borrow it English course for two new Spanish-speaking postulants / Wulff writing to Evaristo Flores «detailed view»
15. undated/no/no (#14) TNS from Merton It was not that I forgot to return this delicate threnody, but one of the novices was copying it, sadness about discontinuing the liturgical practice of the Lenten curtain / postulant who was a Redemptorist priest and a Spanish speaker living in Brazil «detailed view»

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