Thomas Merton's Correspondence, Miscellaneous

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Title

Thomas Merton's Correspondence, Miscellaneous

Subject

Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968--Correspondence.

Rights

© The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine
University. All rights reserved.

Identifier

Thomas Merton Center Classification, Section A

Collection Items

Card from Thomas Merton to Patrick Hart, November 1968
Greeting card from Thomas Merton to Patrick Hart regarding his meeting with the Dalai Lama. Merton wrote this card from from Dharamsala, India - printed with drawings of yaks and a phrase with the translation "May you have a long life, free from…

Photo postcard from Thomas Merton to Patrick Hart, November 5, 1968
A photo postcard sent to Patrick Hart from Thomas Merton. The front of the postcard is a black and white photograph of Merton and Amiya Chakravarty and others in Calcutta. Merton discusses his meeting with the Dalai Lama and meeting the Tibetan…

Telegram to Thomas Merton from Tenzin Geyshe Tethong, the Dalai Lama's secretary, 1968
Telegram to Merton in Calcutta, possibly from the Dalai Lama's secretary Tenzin Geyshe Tethong, setting up a meeting time on November 4, 1968. Part of the message is cut off.

Letter to Thomas Merton from Jean Leclercq, 1968 October 15
In this letter from Benedictine scholar Dom Jean Leclercq, there is a reminder that Thomas Merton's final journey was cut short and that he had planned to travel to Japan.

1967-03-20: Letter to Tony Boyd from Thomas Merton
Tony Boyd was a seventh-grader writing from Ashland, Kentucky. He asked Merton for information about Kentucky music and facts. In Merton's reply, he expresses his appreciation for Kentucky, having spent half of his life in the state, and his fondness…

1967-03-00: Letter from Tony Boyd to Thomas Merton, circa March 1967
Tony Boyd was a seventh-grader writing from Ashland, Kentucky. He asked Merton for information about Kentucky music and facts. In Merton's reply, he expresses his appreciation for Kentucky, having spent half of his life in the state, and his fondness…

1968-01-04: Letter to David Friend Aberle from Thomas Merton
W. H. "Ping" Ferry had asked David Aberle, an anthropologist, to write to Merton about the Sioux (Lakota) and about Sitting Bull. Though not an expert on the Lakota, Aberle offers some resources and advice. Merton responds that he is most interested…

1968-06-22: Letter to Ethel Kennedy from Thomas Merton after the assassination of Robert Kennedy
Thomas Merton offers Ethel Kennedy condolences following the assassination of her husband, Robert F. Kennedy. Merton encloses what he describes as a "rather touching letter from a total stranger in Brazil. Merton expresses shock regarding "Bobby's…

1969-11-04: Telegram from Ethel Kennedy to Fr. Dan Walsh
Ethel Kennedy expresses her regrets that she will not be able to attend the inauguration of the Thomas Merton Studies Center at Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky. She notes the importance of Merton for her and for her husband, the late Bobby…
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