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Merton's Correspondence with:

James Morrissey

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1965-1966
Volume: 12 item(s); 16 pg(s)

Scope and Content

The Louisville Courier-Journal published a statement by Merton on his views on war and peace and whether he was truly a pacifist.

Biography

James Morrissey was an editor and staff writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal in Kentucky.

Usage Guidelines and Restrictions

Please click here for general restrictions concerning Merton's correspondence.

Related Information and Links

See also "Fox, James, Dom" file; and see also one published letter from Merton and his statement about war in Witness to Freedom, pp. 113-114.

Series List

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

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1965/11/21 (#01) TLS from Merton My good friend Dr Walsh has told me about the story you are writing. I am glad you are going «detailed view»
2. 1965/11/21 (#02) other from Merton A STATEMENT. Thomas Merton. [-] If a pacifist is one who believes that all war is always wrong [handwritten annotations by Merton and by Morrissey - only corrected typescript in the file of Merton's statement on war and peace which appeared in the 1966/01/23 Sunday edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal with an article by Morrissey] «detailed view»
3. 1965/11/21 (#03) TL[c] from Merton My good friend Dr Walsh has told me about the story you are writing. I am glad you are going [2 copies] «detailed view»
4. 1965/11/21 (#04) other from Merton A STATEMENT. Thomas Merton. [-] If a pacifist is one who believes that all war is always wrong [uncorrected typescript of Merton's statement on war and peace which appeared in the 1966/01/23 Sunday edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal with an article by Morrissey] «detailed view»
5. 1965/12/17 TLS to Merton Here it is at long last. There are still 15 or 20 people I could talk to, but I found I had reached «detailed view»
6. 1965/12/20 (#01) TLS from Merton Thanks very much for letting me see the article. I think you did a fine job of handling all «detailed view»
7. 1965/12/20 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Thanks very much for letting me see the article. I think you did a fine job of handling all «detailed view»
8. 1966/01/24 TLS to Merton I am pleased to report that yesterday's article created considerable stir among an apparently «detailed view»
9. 1966/01/27 TLS from Merton Since we were on retreat here I did not get your letter and see the Magazine Section until yesterday «detailed view»
10. 1966/02/08 TALS to Merton I continue to hear from the complimentary and the curious regarding our magazine article. «detailed view»
11. 1966/02/10 (#01) TLS from Merton Many thanks for your letter and for the page from the Baltimore Sun. The fellow who wrote «detailed view»
12. 1966/02/10 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for your letter and for the page from the Baltimore Sun. The fellow who wrote «detailed view»

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