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Merton's Correspondence with:

Gloria Bennett, Gloria Sylvester Bennett, Gloria S. Bennett, Gloria Cecelia Sylvester Bennett

Bennett, Gloria Cecelia Sylvester, 1930-2009  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1953
Volume: 9 item(s); 10 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

A student of Sr. Marialein Lorenz in Mobile, Alabama, Gloria Sylvester Bennett was part of the class who sent Merton some ordination gifts. She sends a book by her husband, Lerone Bennett, Confrontation: Black and White. (Source: The Road to Joy, p. 341.)

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See also one letter from Merton to Gloria Bennett and excerpts from Bennett's letter to Merton in The Road to Joy, p. 341; and see also the "Lorenz, Marialein" file.

Series List

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

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1966/07/31 HCS to Merton Please accept this book written by my husband husband Lerone Bennett - Confrontation: Black and White / Sister Marialein, O.P., from Mobile, Alabama introduced her to Merton's writings in high school / Seeds of Destruction / Life magazine article / asks prayers for those in the Student Non-Violent Co-ordinating Committee in Alabama «detailed view»
2. 1966/08/14 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Thanks very much indeed for your note and for the Silver Jubilee Gift. You take me back to the days mail received after Life / reading and enjoying her husband's book / SNCC (Student Non-Violent Co-ordinating Committee - "snick") / direction of protests turning into violent revolution in places like France / Camus mentioned in husband's book / Merton sending his study of Camus on violence «detailed view»
3. 1966/08/14 (#02) TALS[x] from Merton Thanks very much indeed for your note and for the Silver Jubilee Gift. You take me back to the days mail received after Life / reading and enjoying her husband's book / SNCC (Student Non-Violent Co-ordinating Committee - "snick") / direction of protests turning into violent revolution in places like France / Camus mentioned in husband's book / Merton sending his study of Camus on violence «detailed view»
4. 1966/11/10 (#01) TL[c] from Merton It occurs to me that I probably did not fulfill a promise-- or a threat-- to send you an article of didn't send Camus article, sending now / SNCC in New York / asks for any new books by Lerone Bennett / Merton gets "the psychological fallout" from others on the situation, but would also like the facts «detailed view»
5. 1966/11/10 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton It occurs to me that I probably did not fulfill a promise-- or a threat-- to send you an article of didn't send Camus article, sending now / SNCC in New York / asks for any new books by Lerone Bennett / Merton gets "the psychological fallout" from others on the situation, but would also like the facts «detailed view»
6. 1967/01/07 HLS to Merton Thank you so much for your wonderful letter and the essays enclosed. I have not yet had a chance to Lerone Bennett wants to have a dialogue with Merton on Camus / sending Lerone's December speech from Boston / Negro Digest / Black Power evolution - getting "Negroes to learn to love themselvesā€¦ most beautifully creative act of our century" / children face discrimination in Catholic school «detailed view»
7. 1967/01/19 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your warm good letter, and for Lerone's Boston talk. Starting with that, I'd say it is Lerone's speech - "what has to be seen and admitted" and "what apparently cannot be" / dialogue with Lerone on Camus / invitation to visit Merton / discrimination against Gloria's children and Merton's own limited experiences of discrimination in France and England / "Red-neck ghettoes" / Black Power «detailed view»
8. 1967/01/19 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your warm good letter, and for Lerone's Boston talk. Starting with that, I'd say it is Lerone's speech - "what has to be seen and admitted" and "what apparently cannot be" / dialogue with Lerone on Camus / invitation to visit Merton / discrimination against Gloria's children and Merton's own limited experiences of discrimination in France and England / "Red-neck ghettoes" / Black Power «detailed view»
9. undated/no/no other[x]   (His first Mass) "Friday I said that Mass I had promised to Our Lady of Cobreā€¦ It was at St. Anne's photocopy of a handwritten quote from The Sign of Jonas, p. 194, copyright 1953 / describes Merton's first Mass in 1949 and the amice, corporal, purificator, and finger towel which came from Gloria Bennett's Catholic High School class of black students in Mobile, Alabama «detailed view»

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