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MERTON'S CORRESPONDENCE WITH:
Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence

Dates of materials: 1965

Volume: 6 item(s); 9 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Merton is writing to Senator Cooper to express his distress over the Vietnam War.

Biography

John Sherman Cooper served as a United States Senator from Kentucky in intermittent terms between 1946-1973 and was a member of the Republican Party.

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SeriesDateTypeTo/FromFirst LinesPubFull TextNotes
 1965/02/20 TL[c]from MertonAs a Catholic priest and writer and member of the Gethsemani community here, and also as one who   
 1965/04/02 TALSto MertonI thank you for writing me about the grave problem of Vietnam. I appreciate and share your deep  [encloses 2-page section from the <u>Congressional Record</u> from 1965/03/25 with Senator Cooper's statements concerning "The Situation in Vietnam"]
 1965/05/08 (#01)TL[d]from MertonYou might be interested in the enclosed copy of a letter which has been published in this week's  [original uncorrected draft of this letter]
 1965/05/08 (#02)TAL[d]from MertonYou might be interested in the enclosed copy of a letter of mine which has been published  [corrected draft of this letter]
 1965/05/08 (#03)TL[c]from MertonYou might be interested in the enclosed copy of a letter of mine which has been published  [contains note explaining the provenance of corrected version of letter]
 1965/05/18 TALSto MertonI want to thank you for your letter and the enclosed copy of your letter to <u>Commonweal</u>.  [encloses 1-page section from the <u>Congressional Record</u> from 1965/05/05 with Senator Cooper's statements concerning "The Situation in Vietnam"]
        

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