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1942-12-01 - JPM to Walter Jenkins.pdf
John Paul Merton writes to his uncle while serving in England in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He speaks of his upcoming marriage in Birkenhead to Margaret Evans.John Paul Merton was Thomas Merton's younger, and only,…

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…

Schachter-to-Merton--1966-Dec-01.mp3
Zalman Schachter records a letter to Thomas Merton while driving. He mentions classes he is teaching and lectures for the R. M. Bucke Memorial Society in Montreal. He references the Vietnam War and the use of napalm. Captions include a photograph of…

1967-03-00.pdf
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…

1967-03-20: 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…

MertonCorrespondence_Aberle_FF1_1968-01-04.pdf
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…

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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Letter from Day to Joe, describes work at Easton farms and inquires to Joe about managing the house, page 2 of 2
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