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Merton's Correspondence with:

Rupert Enderle

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967
Volume: 8 item(s); 10 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Rupert Enderle was initially arranging to allow Professor Takashi Ikemoto translate Mystics and Zen Masters into Japanese. In a later letter, he asks Merton some questions about Zen and about some other subjects. Merton writes to briefly address some of the questions on Zen and answers another portion by sending the essay "The Contemplative and the Atheist", which he claims draws upon the work of Leslie Dewart.


Rupert Enderle was owner of the Enderle Bookstore, a Herder Agency, that dealt in publications and the import and export of books. He writes from Tokyo.

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See also the "Dewart, Leslie" and "Ikemoto, Takashi" files.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1967/08/23 TLS to Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc. A Japanese Professor, Takashi Ikemoto, who has edited the Doubleday Anchor book "ZEN, Prayers, «detailed view»
2. 1967/09/02 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Farrar Straus and Giroux have forwarded to me your letter of August 23rd. I am glad to hear that «detailed view»
3. 1967/09/02 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Farrar Straus and Giroux have forwarded to me your letter of August 23rd. I am glad to hear that «detailed view»
4. 1967/10/14 (#01) TLS to Merton I thank you very much for your kind answer which you sent me to my letter to Farrar Straus and «detailed view»
5. 1967/10/14 (#02) TALS to Merton Would you please allow me to use the opportunity of my business letter of today to address to you «detailed view»
6. 1967/10/17 TALS to Merton When I wrote my personal letter on October 14th, it was past 5 o'clock on Saturday evening. «detailed view»
7. 1967/10/31 TL[c] from Merton It is not easy to give an adequate answer to such questions as yours. That is partly why my answer «detailed view»
8. 1969/10/13 TLS[x] to Fox, James I refer to my letter dated February 1, 1969 to you. At that time I thought that it might be better «detailed view»

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