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Merton's Correspondence with:

Archbishop John Alexander Floersh; Archbishop Floersh; Archbishop John Floersh

Floersh, John Alexander, Archbishop, 1886-1968  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1958-1967
Volume: 14 item(s); 14 pg(s)

Scope and Content

This correspondence with the local archbishop involve the granting of the imprimatur (permission to print) of some of Merton's books in the late fifties and the ordination of Dan Walsh in 1967.


Archbishop John Floersh served as bishop of Louisville archdiocese from 1924-1967.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1958/06/20 TLS to Merton I received your manuscript of the booklet, entitled "Art and Worship". Inasmuch as the appointed «detailed view»
2. 1958/08/11 TLS to Merton I received your letter of August 2nd with further reference to the publication of "Art and Worship". «detailed view»
3. 1959/10/10 TLS to Merton I am pleased to grant an "imprimatur" for the publication of the manuscript entitled «detailed view»
4. 1964/02/04 TL[c] from Merton There has recently been some discussion within our Order concerning the use of pontificalia among «detailed view»
5. 1964/02/12 TLS to Merton I received your letter of February 4th in which you informed me that no criticism was meant of «detailed view»
6. 1964/05/08 TL[c] from Merton Recently you and I entered the hospital on the same day. But as Our Lord seems to have found me «detailed view»
7. 1964/05/11 TLS to Merton It is a pity that my goings and comings have become a subject of public gossip. This, however, does «detailed view»
8. 1965/09/17 TLS to Merton Enclosed herewith I am returning to you the manuscript entitled "Monastic Life at Gethsemani" which «detailed view»
9. 1967/01/11 TL[c] from Merton In regard to the dispensation of Daniel Walsh from the ordinary seminary course in theology, I may «detailed view»
10. undated/no/no (#01) HNS[x] from Merton + for the Most Rev. Archbishop Floersh with filial and respectful regards [-] fr M Louis. [see Sub-Section D.9, "Concerning the collection in Bellarmine College Library," for original] «detailed view»
11. undated/no/no (#02)   Merton + JHS [-] to His Excellency the Most Rev. John A. Floersh D.D. [-] Archbishop of Louisville [see Sub-Section B.6, The Waters of Siloe, for original] «detailed view»
12. undated/no/no (#03) HNS[x] from Merton + JHS [-] to His Excellency the Most Rev. John A. Floersh D.D. [-] Archbishop of Louisville [see Sub-Section B.6, The Waters of Siloe, for original] «detailed view»
13. undated/no/no (#04) HNS[x] from Merton + to the Most Rev Archbishop Floersh with cordial and fervant Christmas wishes - in Christo Domino. [see Sub-Section B.6, The Christmas Servons of Bl. Guerric of Igny, for original] «detailed view»
14. undated/no/no (#05) HNS[x] from Merton + to his Excellency the Most Reverend John A Floersh DD. As an expression of my deep respect [see Sub-Section B.6 for original inscribed copy of The Sign of Jonas] «detailed view»

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