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Merton's Correspondence with:

Fr. David Kirk

Kirk, David, Fr., 1935-  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1962-1967
Volume: 12 item(s); 15 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

Fr. David Kirk was a peace activist and member of the secular institute of the Company of St. Paul. He was studying in Rome in the early letters and later comes back to the United States to help found Emmaus House in New York.

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Related Information and Links

See published letters from Merton to Kirk in Witness to Freedom, pp. 306-309.

Series List

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1962/03/26 TALS to Merton Your recent plunge into the work for peace and social justice--with verbal and prayerful protest [written from the Company of St. Paul in Rome] «detailed view»
2. 1962/10/18 TALS to Merton Thought I would send you copies of the speech of our Patriarch Maximos and his auxiliary, Bishop [written from the Pontificio Collegio Beda in Rome] «detailed view»
3. 1963/01/21 TALS to Merton I got your packet of material the other day -- and Im [sic] really grateful to your passing along [written from the Pontificio Collegio Beda in Rome] «detailed view»
4. 1963/04/02 TAL[c] from Merton Thanks for your wonderful letters. Do not get discouraged if I do not reply right away. «detailed view»
5. 1963/09/13 TLS to Merton I am back from the Near East, and want to get you off a note before school starts. Spent some time [written from the Pontificio Collegio Beda in Rome] «detailed view»
6. 1964/01/05 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton You have probably given me up completely as a correspondent. If I have not answered your very good Catholic Church / Pius XII / Patriarch Maximos «detailed view»
7. 1964/01/05 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton You have probably given me up completely as a correspondent. If I have not answered your very good [annotated by Merton besides signature] Catholic Church / Pius XII / Patriarch Maximos «detailed view»
8. 1966/11/29 TALS to Merton We wonder if you would join our committee of advisors for Emmaus House. Our hope is that a number [written from Emmaus House, New York City] «detailed view»
9. 1966/12/24 TAL[c] from Merton Here it is Christmas Eve, and I am in inextricable confusion with mail, most of it I am just going «detailed view»
10. 1967/05/10 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for all the Retorts which have come with the animal on the front there-- sort of Black Power «detailed view»
11. 1967/07/13 TL[c] from Merton Yes, I got mermaid: no, I did not get Retorts. Mail here is very funny, now you see it, now you «detailed view»
12. 2003/no/no TLS[x] to Center from Schulson, David Just acquired a wonderful Merton letter, copy enclosed. Price - $2850. [copy of letter 1964/01/05 enclosed - original for sale] «detailed view»

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