1967-03-20: Letter to Tony Boyd from Thomas Merton

1967-03-20: Letter to Tony Boyd from Thomas Merton

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Title

1967-03-20: Letter to Tony Boyd from Thomas Merton

Subject

Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968

Description

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 for country music and Johnny Cash (though Merton acknowledges that Cash is not from Kentucky). He writes also of Gethsemani Abbey, describing the buildings and their renovation, the Gregorian chant, and the work of the monks.

Creator

Thomas Merton

Source

Thomas Merton Center Classification, Section A: Correspondence, "Boyd, Tony".

Publisher

Published in: The Road to Joy.

Date

1967 March 20

Rights

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

Relation

See also: Letter from Tony Boyd.

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Language

English

Identifier

Section A- Boyd, Tony: 1967/March/20

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First Lines

First line: 'You are the first person who ever picked me out as an authority on music.' ...

Citation

Thomas Merton, “1967-03-20: Letter to Tony Boyd from Thomas Merton,” Merton Center Digital Collections, accessed October 15, 2018, https://merton.bellarmine.edu/items/show/15242.

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