Thomas Merton's Manuscripts

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Thomas Merton's Manuscripts


Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968


Thomas Merton


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Thomas Merton Center Classification Sections C and E.

Collection Items

Curriculum Vitae, May 1967
Thomas Merton was asked by poet and editor Jonathan Williams to submit a curriculum vitae to accompany his poem "Ceremony for Edward Dahlberg" for a festschrift honoring Dahlberg.

Curriculum Vitae, 1967
Thomas Merton's curriculum vitae from 1967.

Lists of books by Thomas Merton as of 1966
May have accompanied Merton's curriculum vitae of 1967 which references a list of books he had written. On the annotated copy, Merton adds a note designating where he wrote certain works, e.g., vault, hermitage, novitiate, St. John's room, etc.

Dialog with Buddhism, Thomas Merton's notes from Darjeeling, November 22, 1968
One page of handwritten notes by Thomas Merton on dialogue between Christianity and Buddhism. He was staying in late November of 1968 in Darjeeling, India, and had met that month with Buddhist spiritual leaders including Chatral Rinpoche and the…

"Graph of my work. Feb. 6, 1967." Thomas Merton's evaluation of his own books.
Thomas Merton rates his published books in varying degrees from "Awful" to "Best."

Thomas Merton's notes on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Bonhoeffer's critique of medieval monasticism
Notes on the following books by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ethik ("Ethics") and Widerstand und Ergebung (his letters and papers from prison).

Authentics (certificates of authenticity for relics) for two relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux (Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, O.C.D.) in Thomas Merton's possession
Two certificates for relics kept by Thomas Merton of St. Thérese of Lisieux, one relic from her bone and one of dust from her body.
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