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MERTON'S CORRESPONDENCE WITH:
Contracts (publishing - various countries)

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence

Dates of materials: 1948; 1958-1966

Volume: 69 item(s); 156 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

Usage Guidelines and Restrictions

Related Information and Links

See also Listing of contracts for books by Thomas Merton at the Merton Center in Sub-Section C.6; and see also the "Curtis Brown, Ltd." file for information about Merton's literary agent with discussions about publishing rights.

Series List

Series NumberSeries NameTotal Records
1 Art and Worship, Book of Feast Days, Collected Essays, Disputed Questions (US) and The New Man 1
2 The Behavior of Titans 2
3 The Black Revolution 4
4 Clement of Alexandria 1
5 Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander 6
6 Copyright Registration Forms 7
7 Disputed Questions (foreign) 6
8 Elected Silence (UK version of The Seven Storey Mountain) 1
9 Emblems of a Season of Fury 3
10 Gandhi on Non-Violence 1
11 Life and Holiness 9
12 Monastic Peace 1
13 Monastic Vocation and the Modern Mentality 1
14 The New Man 4
15 New Seeds of Contemplation 9
16 Original Child Bomb 1
17 Poems 2
18 Seeds of Destruction 3
19 Selected Poems 1
20 Soul of the Apostolate (by Dom J. B. Chautard, intro. by Merton) 1
21 Spiritual Direction and Meditation 2
22 Thoughts in Solitude (French) 1
23 The Wisdom of the Desert 2

Container List

SeriesDateTypeTo/FromFirst LinesPubNotes
11961/no/no? other[x] AGREEMENT made this ____ day of _______ , 19 __ , by and between the Abbey of Gethsemani, [<i>Art and Worship</i>, <i>Book of Feast Days</i>, <i>Collected Essays</i>, <i>Disputed Questions</i> and <i>The New Man</i> - Farrar, Straus and Cudahy publishers]
21961/10/10 other[x] Contrat intervenu le 10 Octobre 1961 entre l'Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Gethsemani Inc., [<i>The Behavior of Titans</i> in French - Editions du Seuil publishers]
21962/11/no? (#02)other[x] ADDENDUM aux contrats intervenus entre l'Abbaye de Gethsemani Inc. Trappist-Kentucky (U.S.A.) [addendum to contract for <i>The Behavior of Titans</i> in French - Editions du Seuil publishers]
31963/11/27 other[x] CONTRAT No 1.436 [-] OBJET : THE BLACK REVOLUTION, par le Révérend Père Thomas MERTON ["The Black Revolution" - les Editions Casterman, S.A. Editeurs from Tournai, Belgium]
31964/06/01 other[x] Contrat intervenu le ler Juin 1964 entre l'Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Gethsemani Inc., ["The Black Revolution" - M. Aldo Garzanti editor from Milan, Italy]
31964/07/08 other[x] MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 8th day of July, 1964 BETWEEN Abbey of Gethsemani, ["The Black Revolution" - Verlag Herder from Freiburg, Germany]
31964/07/22 (#01)other[x] Contrat intervenu le 22 Juillet 1964 entre l'Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Gethsemani Inc. ["The Black Revolution" in Castilian Spanish - Ediciones Estela in Barcelona, Spain]
41964/07/22 (#02)other[x] MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 22 day of July 1964, between The Abbey of Gethsemani [see Section C.6, Series 11, for original - "Clement of Alexandria" - published by New Directions]
51966/04/19 TNS from Krieger, Ellen E. / to Lisa RayThe attached list of acknowledgments should appear on the copyright page of the above book. [to Lisa Ray (carbon copy to Gay Ellis) from Ellen E. Krieger regarding the acknowledgements to be included on the copyright page of <i>Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander</i> - the list of acknowledgements comprises her attached page]
51966/04/27 TNS from Krieger, Ellen E. / to Lisa RayFurther to the acknowledgements we sent you on April 19th, we have just received word from New [to Lisa Ray (carbon copy to Gay Ellis) from Ellen E. Krieger regarding a correction to the acknowledgements to be included on the copyright page of <i>Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander</i>]
51966/06/29 telegram from Delaney, John / to John A. GoodwineURGENT WE HAVE NEWS OF MERTON'S CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY BYSTANDER [<i>Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander</i>]
51966/07/01 (#01)TNS from Goodwine, John A. / to John DelaneyJust received this today. Galleys will follow under separate cover. I know you have been anxious [first page is note to John Delaney of Doubleday from John A . Goodwine, Censor Librorum for the Archdiocese of New York - second page is the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur from the Archdiocese of New York for <i>Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander</i>]
51966/07/01 (#02)TL from Pavincich, Irene / to Lisa RayBelow is copy for the imprimatur and nihil obstat that is to appear on the copyright page [<i>Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander</i> - Nihil obstat and Imprimatur]
51966/07/12 TL from Stone, Naomi Burton / to John DelaneyI have talked to Dan Levant and have loaned him some pictures which we can't permission to LIFE [from Merton's literary agent, Naomi Burton Stone to John Delaney of Doubleday - <i>Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander</i> photos]
61948/07/06 other MertonCertificate of Registration of a Claim to Copyright in a book published in the United States [<i>Exile Ends in Glory : The Life of a Trappistine</i>]
61958/04/25 other Certificate of Registration of a Claim to Copyright in a published book manufactured in the United ["Monastic Peace"]
61958/06/01 other Certificate of Registration of a Claim to Copyright in a published book manufactured in the United ["Prometheus"]
61958/12/06 other Certificate of Registration of a Claim to Copyright in a published book manufactured in the United ["Nativity Kerygma"]
61959/12/01 other Certificate of Registration of a Claim to Copyright in a published book manufactured in the United ["The Christmas Sermons of Blessed Guerric of Igny"]
61966/07/25 other Certificate of Registration of a Claim to Copyright in a published book manufactured in the United ["Non-Violence and the Christian Conscience"]
6undated/no/no (#02)other Application for Registration of a Claim to Copyright in a published book manufactured in the United [blank form]
71961/01/28 other MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT MADE THIS Twenty-eighth day of January of 1961 BETWEEN: [<i>Disputed Questions</i> in Spanish - Editora y Distribuidora from Barcelona, Spain]
71961/03/08 other[x] MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT MADE THIS ____ BETWEEN: <u>THE ABBEY OF GETHSEMANI</u> [<i>Disputed Questions</i> in Spanish - South American rights - Editorial Sudamericana]
71961/03/16 other[x] Contrat intervenu le 16 Mars 1960 entre l'Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Gethsemani Inc., Trappist-Kentucky [<i>Disputed Questions</i> in French - Editions Albin Michel]
71961/04/no? other[x] ADDITIF AU CONTRAT INTERVENU LE 16 MARS 1961 ENTRE L'ABBAYE DE N.D. DE GETHSEMANI [addendum to the contract for <i>Disputed Questions</i> in French - Editions Albin Michel]
71962/05/29 TLS[x] from Faveret, Affonso D. / to James FoxThank you for your kind letter of May 9, about the book "<u>DISPUTED QUESTIONS</u>". We would [<i>DISPUTED QUESTIONS</i>]
7undated/no/no (#01)HN 1) U.S. - English (see 5-title F.S.G. Contract) (no contract for British Ed?) 2) France - French [contents list of contracts from folder - states that US edition for <i>Disputed Questions</i> is in another file - filed with <i>Art and Worship</i> et al.]
81961/05/03 TLS[x] from Burns, T.F. / to James FoxThis letter, which I am sending in duplicate, confirms the proposal I made in my letter to Fr. Louis [<i>Elected Silence</i> - for a paperback edition in England published by Burns and Oates]
91963/10/15 other[x] MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 15th day of October 1963, between The Abbey [<i>Emblems of a Season of Fury</i> - New Directions publishers]
91964/04/03 other[x] Contrat intervenu le 3 Avril 1964 entre : ABBAYE DE NOTRE DAME DE GETHSEMANI INC. [<i>Emblems of a Season of Fury</i> in French - Editions Albin Michel publishers]
91964/09/09 TL[c] from MacGregor, Robert / to Erich LinderThanks much for your September 3rd letter with the two copies of the signed agreement with Garzanti [<i>Emblems of a Season of Fury</i> / list of poets that Merton has translated - rights information]
101965/04/05 other[x] MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 5th day of April 1965, between The Abbey of Gethsemani [<i>Gandhi on Non-Violence</i> - New Directions publishers]
111962/10/25 other[x] AGREEMENT made this 25th day of October, 1962, between HERDER AND HERDER, Incorporated of New York [see "Fox, James" file under the series titled, "Publishers' Correspondence: Herder and Herder" / agreement, later modified, for a book published as <i>Life and Holiness</i> (here under the title, "Grace, Work, and Holiness")]
111962/12/01 other[x] AGREEMENT between THE ABBEY OF GETHSEMANI, INCORPORATED and HERDER AND HERDER [<i>Life and Holiness</i> - published by Herder and Herder]
111962/12/20 other[x] Addition to the Contract between the Abbey of Gethsemani, Inc., and Herder and Herder [<i>Life and Holiness</i> - published by Herder and Herder]
111962/12/26 TLS[x] from Schworer, Frank / to James FoxThank you very much for your kind letter of December 20, with regard to our agreement for LIFE [RE: <i>Life and Holiness</i> - from Schworer of Herder and Herder]
111962/12/28 TLS[x] from Schworer, Frank / to James FoxThank you very much for your kind letter of December 27, which crossed ours of the day before. [RE: <i>Life and Holiness</i> - from Schworer of Herder and Herder]
111963/03/12 other[x] Contrat intervenu le 12 Mars 1963, entre HERDER and HERDER, Inc. New York, [<i>Life and Holiness</i> in French - published by les Editions du Seuil]
111963/04/08 other[x] <u>AGREEMENT</u> THIS AGREEMENT made this eight day of April 1963 between Geoffrey [<i>Life and Holiness</i> for publication in England - published by Geoffrey Chapman Ltd.]
111963/04/25 other[x] <u>AGREEMENT</u> made this twenty-fifth day of April 1963 between Herder and Herder, [<i>Life and Holiness</i> for publication in Brazil in Portuguese - published by Herder Editoria Livraria]
111963/05/31 other[x] <u>AGREEMENT</u> made this thirty-first day of May 1963 between Herder and Herder, [<i>Life and Holiness</i> for publication in the Netherlands in Dutch - published by Uitfeverij Het Spectrum]
121958/07/06 other[x] Contrat intervenu le 16 juillet 1958 entre, Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Gethsemani, Trappist - [<i>Monastic Peace</i> in French - published by les Editions Albin Michel]
131965/05/25 other[x] Contrat intervenu le 25 Mai 1965 entre : ABBAYE DE NOTRE DAME DE GETHSEMANI INC. [see Section C.6, Series 13, for original - <i>Monastic Vocation and the Modern Mentality</i> in French - published by les Editions Albin Michel]
141962/03/05 other[x] Contrat intervenu le 5 mars 1962, entre l'Abbaye de Gethsemani Inc. Trappist-Kentucky (U.S.A.) [<i>The New Man</i> in French - published by les Editions du Seuil]
141962/11/no? (#01)other[x] ADDENDUM aux contrats intervenue entre l'Abbaye de Gethsemani Inc. Trappist-Kentucky (U.S.A.) [addendum to the contract for <i>The New Man</i> in French - published by les Editions du Seuil]
141964/08/28 other[x] MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 28th day of August 1964 BETWEEN The Abbey [<i>The New Man</i> in German - published by Rex Verlag in Switzerland]
141965/02/12 TLS[x] from Fox, James / to Ernst FrommWe received your gracious letter of February 3 in regard to the contract for THE NEW MAN by [to Ernst Fromm, Director of Livraria AGIR Editoria - letter from 1962/02/03 attached with the agreed upon terms of condition]
151962/02/06 other[x] ADDENDUM aux contrats intervenue entre l'Abbaye de Gethsemani Inc. Trappist-Kentucky (U.S.A.) [addendum to the contract for <i>New Seeds of Contemplation</i> in French - published by les Editions du Seuil]
151962/04/13 other[x] CONTRATO DE EDIÇAO [-] A "EDITORA VOZES LTDA.", antiga Tipografia da Escola Gratuita São [<i>New Seeds of Contemplation</i> in Portuguese - published in Brazil by Editora Vozes Ltda.]
151962/06/27 other[x] NEW SEEDS OF CONTEMPLATION - Rights in Spain [-] MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT [<i>New Seeds of Contemplation</i> in Spanish - published by Editorial Sudamericana for distribution in Latin America]
151962/06/28 other[x] MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 28th day of June 1962 BETWEEN THE ABBEY [<i>New Seeds of Contemplation</i> - published by New Directions]
151962/08/01 TL[c] from MacGregor, Robert / to A. López LlausásThank you for returning the two copies of the contract between you and the Abbey of Gethsemani [copy of letter sent to James Fox - RE: <i>New Seeds of Contemplation</i> in Spanish for distribution in Latin America]
151962/10/08 other[x] Amendment to Contract with Editorial Sudamerica S.A. for Latin American Rights to NEW SEEDS [addendum to contract for <i>New Seeds of Contemplation</i> in Spanish - published by Editorial Sudamericana for distribution in Latin America]
151962/no/no? other[x] MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this ____ day of ___ 1962 BETWEEN The Right Reverend [<i>New Seeds of Contemplation</i> - published in England by Burns and Oates]
151963/03/11 other[x] MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT, made this Eleventh (11th) March, 1963 between Abbey of [<i>New Seeds of Contemplation</i> in Italian - published by Aldo Garzanti Editore]
151963/03/13 other[x] MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 13th day of March, 1963 BETWEEN ABBEY OF [<i>New Seeds of Contemplation</i> in German - published by Verlag Räber &amp; CIE from Switzerland]
161962/03/01 other[x] MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 1st day of March, 1962, between The Abbey ["Original Child Bomb" - published by New Directions]
171964/08/11 other CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETS, Edited by Paris Leary and Robert Kelly [-] Reverend [Merton's poems published in <i>Contemporary American Poets</i>, including "A Baroque Gravure" and "Seneca"]
171966/07/12 other <u>Contract of 12th July 1966/ Merton POEMS</u> [-] Grace's House E 28 [-] Song for Nobody E 35 [a list of Merton's poems designating whether published in <i>Emblems of a Season of Fury</i> or <i>Selected Poems</i> and their page number - Agence Hoffman publishers - German department]
181964/09/15 other[x] Contrat intervenu le 15 Septembre 1964 entre: ABBAYE DE NOTRE DAME DE GETHSEMANI [<i>Seeds of Destruction</i> in French - published by Editions Albin Michel]
181964/11/21 other[x] Contrat intervenu le 21 Novembre 1964 entre l'Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Gethsemani Inc. [<i>Seeds of Destruction</i> in Italian - published by Aldo Garzanti Editore]
181965/03/17 other[x] <u>CONTRATO</u> que entre si fazem de um lado EDITORA VOZES LTDA. - Petrópolis - [<i>Seeds of Destruction</i> in Portuguese - published in Brazil by Editóra Vozes]
191964/02/17 other[x] Contrat intervenu le 17 Février 1964 entre : ABBAYE DE NOTRE DAME DE GETHSEMANI INC. [<i>Selected Poems</i> in French - published by Editions Albin Michel]
201960/12/22 other[x] LICENSE AGREEMENT made this 22nd day of December, 1960, by and between The Abbey [<i>The Soul of the Apostolate</i> by Dom J. B. Chautard, translated and with a new introduction by Merton - published by Doubleday]
211960/10/20 other[x] Contrat intervenu le 20 Octobre 1960 entre Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Gethsemani, [<i>Spiritual Direction and Meditation</i> in French - published by Editions Albin Michel]
211961/01/17 other[x] CONTRATO DE EDIÇAO A "EDITORIA VOZES LTDA.", untiga Tipografia da Escola Gratuita [<i>Spiritual Direction and Meditation</i> in Portuguese - published in Brazil by Editôria Vozes Limitada]
221961/03/13 other[x] Entre les soussignés : Abbey of Gethsémani, Inc., Trappist, Kentucki [sic], U.S.A. désigné dan [<i>Thoughts in Solitude</i> in French (<i>Les Chemins de la Joie</i>) - published by la Société des Editions d'Histoire et d'Art, J. and R. Whittmann]
231961/03/15 other[x] ADDITIF [-] AU CONTRAT INTERVENU LE 15 MARS 1961 ENTRE L'ABBAYE DE N.D. DE [<i>The Wisdom of the Desert</i> in French - published by Editions Albin Michel]
231961/05/23 other Contrat intervenu le 23 Mai 1961 entre: ABBAYE DE NOTRE-DAME DE GETHSEMANI INC. [<i>The Wisdom of the Desert</i> in French - published by Editions Albin Michel]
       

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