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  • Subject contains "Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968"

Almost_Final_Days_10-34--16-21.mp4
Harold Talbott describes how he came to know both Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama. After having met Merton 10 years earlier at Gethsemani Abbey, Talbot met Merton again in New Delhi and brought Merton to meet the Dalai Lama at Dharamsala. Bonnie…

MertonCorrespondence_ForestJames_nd001_opt.pdf
Correspondence with James H. Forest who was involved in the Catholic Worker movement and started the Catholic Peace Fellowship. This is a two-page letter from Forest to Merton discussing a recent visit with Tom Cornell.

1964-10-12-001.pdf
Thomas Merton writes his condolences and sends his poem "Picture of a Black Child with a White Doll" to the father of Carol Denise McNair, one of the girls killed in the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Merton…

Kennedy_Ethel_1969-11-04.jpg
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…

Kennedy_Ethel_1968-06-22.pdf
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…

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Dan Walsh at Thomas Merton's grave. Verso written by Walsh: "This is one of John Howard Griffin's copyrighted photos taken recently at Gethsemani The lighting is excellent a first rate piece of work despite the living subject. Give it to the waste…

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Br. Patrick Hart, Thomas Merton near hermitage. Photo by Br. Maurice Flood.
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