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Merton's Correspondence with:

Marco Pallis

Pallis, Marco, 1895-1989  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1963-1968, 1983
Volume: 34 item(s); 103 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

Marco Pallis was a mountain climber, scholar on Tibetan Buddhism, and author of books about his travels, Eastern religions, and the Buddhist-Christian dialogue. He is most known for his book, Peaks and Llamas. Pallis was born of parents of Greek origin, but was born in England. George Zournas, a friend of Pallis, put him in touch with Merton. Pallis helped Merton prepare for his journey to the Asia and provided contacts and suggestions. (Source: The Hidden Ground of Love, pp. 463-464.)

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See also published letters from Merton to Pallis published in The Hidden Ground of Love, pp. 463-477.

Series List

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

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1963/06/25 HLS to Merton in case you feel surprised at receiving letters from a stranger, let me explain that I have written «detailed view»
2. 1963/07/16 HLS to Merton Many thanks for your letter. I am indeed sorry that when visiting Louisville last year I was then «detailed view»
3. 1963/07/no? TL[c] from Merton First of all, I hope you will forgive the typewriter. I do not type well, but my writing is worse, «detailed view»
4. 1963/08/08 HPCS to Merton The things you sent here arrived and have brought much joy as well as profit: to read something [verso: color photograph for postcard labeled, "THE PRESBYTERY, NORWICH CATHEDRAL"] «detailed view»
5. 1963/10/04 TL[c] from Merton I am sorry to use this machine, especially as I shall not be using it in an exemplary manner, having «detailed view»
6. 1963/10/11 HLS to Merton your letter of October 4th has long been unanswered and meanwhile the most welcome gift of your «detailed view»
7. 1964/09/10 HLS to Merton it is some time since we exchanged letters, but now an occasion presents itself. The musical group «detailed view»
8. 1964/09/23 TAL[c] from Merton I see that I have let this reply go too long, but I hope it will reach you before you leave England. «detailed view»
9. 1964/09/28 HLS to Merton Your letter found me still at home: we sail (Deo Volente) on October 1st. October 24th is the day «detailed view»
10. 1964/10/17 TAL[c] from Merton Probably the best thing would be to come out somewhat early on the morning of next Saturday, «detailed view»
11. 1964/12/04 HLS to Merton it seems a long time since we walked together round the outer court of the abbey and sat under «detailed view»
12. 1964/12/10 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your very welcome letter. I had hesitated to write before I knew that you were back «detailed view»
13. 1964/12/17 HLS to Merton Please forgive my using professional note paper, but temporarily I have been out of any other «detailed view»
14. 1965/01/23 HLS to Merton your book, and the other articles and essays you sent were all very welcome. (The copy of "Cithara" «detailed view»
15. 1965/01/25 HLS to Merton This is just to acknowledge the book, several essays, and "Cithara": I have already started a long «detailed view»
16. 1965/03/10 TL[c] from Merton Your splendid letter of January 23rd is much appreciated, except that in beginning to reply I am «detailed view»
17. 1965/04/18 TL[c] from Merton Yesterday two more books arrived, Shuon on the Self and GuĂ©non on the Crisis of the Modern World. [labeled "Easter 1965"] «detailed view»
18. 1965/06/11 HLS to Merton several of your letters are still partly unanswered; I was going through them again the other day. «detailed view»
19. 1965/06/17 TL[c] from Merton This more or less immediate reply to your excellent letter, not a complete reply yet, is due «detailed view»
20. 1965/08/13 HLS to Merton Yesterday we were speaking of you most particularly, with our mutual friend Fr Aelred Graham who «detailed view»
21. 1965/10/14 HLS to Merton herewith a small token of my love: this ikon (Greek, probably Macedonian in origin, of date c. 1700 «detailed view»
22. 1965/11/14 TL[c] from Merton I have owed you two letter for some time, and recently papers came about the painting that is being «detailed view»
23. 1965/12/05 TL[c] from Merton Where shall I begin? I have never received such a precious and magnificent gift from anyone in my «detailed view»
24. 1966/02/20 HLS to Merton it is time I wrote to you in your hermitage; otherwise there would be no reason to intrude on your «detailed view»
25. 1966/03/11 TL[c] from Merton Since receiving your letter of February 20th I have given it much thought. It was very good of you «detailed view»
26. 1966/05/28 TL[c] from Merton I forget when it was that I last wrote you about the very important matter you set before me «detailed view»
27. 1966/10/12 HLS to Merton though not writing often (which under the circumstances would be unnecessary) you remain constantly «detailed view»
28. 1966/12/24 TL[c] from Merton This is Christmas Eve, and with the festivities I will probably not write letters for a few days, «detailed view»
29. 1967/01/15 HLS to Merton Your letter at Christmas brought us much joy: we constantly think of you both in prayer and «detailed view»
30. 1968/06/16 TL[c] from Merton I cannot seem to find your last letter but I am sure it has not been answered for the simple reason «detailed view»
31. 1968/06/21 (#01) HLS to Merton Your letter has just come and as I am about to go away for the week, I hasten to reply. «detailed view»
32. 1968/06/21 (#02) HPCS to Merton Here is the address of my Japanese friend, which was omitted from the air letter posted to you this «detailed view»
33. 1983/08/07 TL[x]  from Shannon, William / to Marco Pallis I have been appointed by the Merton Legacy Trust as the general editor of the Thomas Merton Letters. seeking certain letters and any others «detailed view»
34. undated/no/no other   MERTON-MARCO PALLIS LETTERS Shannon's typed transcriptions of this correspondence with his notes «detailed view»

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