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Sub-Section C.6: Contracts for books and articles by Merton, foreign and domestic

Record Series: 7: No Man Is an Island (also Ascent to Truth and two cancelled projects); change of publisher

Series Description

Change of publisher from Harcourt Brace to Farrar, Straus.

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Arrangement and Processing Notes:

This sub-group is divided into series based on contracts for a specific title of a written work of Thomas Merton. A small number are of miscellaneous works grouped together. Each series is contained in one folder herein and arranged in their original order.

Container List

Box#-FF#Item#DateNotesFirst Lines
1 - 7 1 1950 Contract with Harcourt and Brace in the United States for The Life of St. Ailred (marked "Cancelled"), The Life of St. Bernard (The Last of the Fathers, titled marked out and replaced with a different book, No Man Is an Island), The Cloud and the Fire (later renamed The Ascent to Truth), and A Book on the Mass (marked "cancelled"). «MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 14th day of January, 1950 between THOMAS MERTON (The Rev. M.Louis,»
1 - 7 2 1955 Two copies - letter from Naomi Burton [Stone] of Curtis Brown in New York to John H. McCallum, Esq., representing Harcourt Brace in New York, regarding the cancellation of outstanding contracts for Merton's books with Harcourt from contracts dated January 14, 1950 (see Item one in this series) and May 15, 1952. Signed by Burton Stone, Dom James Fox and by John McCallum. «Many thanks for your letter of April 1. This will confirm that you have agreed to cancel»
1 - 7 3 1955 Letter from Dom James Fox, Abbot of Gethsemani Abbey, to Naomi Burton [Stone] of Curtis Brown in New York, regarding the cancellation of outstanding contracts for Merton's books with Harcourt Brace. Contains note from Br. Alfred to Br. Norbert instructing him to file this correspondence with the referenced contracts. «Please pardon our delay in returning these two copies. It was rather unexpected that this would»

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