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Merton's Correspondence with:

Costas Papademas

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Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1963-1968, 1971
Volume: 14 item(s); 17 pg(s)

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Biography

A Cypriot by birth, Costas Papademas first writes after meeting Merton at Gethsemani, In 1963, while he was a professor in the Journalism Department of Indiana University in Bloomington. He came with a delegation of journalist from around the world (see a letter to Merton from October, 21, 1963 signed by all the foreign journalists). When unrest broke out in Cyprus in 1964, he returned to his native country. Later, he served as Cyprian ambassador in London and in Washington, D.C.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1963/10/18 TLS to Merton To tell you how privileged I feel because I met you is not enough. Since that meeting with you «detailed view»
2. 1963/10/23 TLS to Merton May we extend our thanks and appreciation for the hospitality and the cordial reception given us [signed by a group of international journalists who visited Merton: Costas Papademas, Vasilios Papathanassopoulos, Isaac White, Lee Dong-bok, Alejandro Granados-Pajeulo, Rizo Mehinagic, Ismail Hussein Hamada, Lee Kap-soo, Shinnosuke Imamura, Franz Charles Leroy, Ato Ayalew, and Rickey Singh] «detailed view»
3. 1963/11/06 TLS[x] from Merton It has taken me a little time to acknowledge your letter and to thank you for the poem, but I have «detailed view»
4. 1964/01/21 TLS to Merton Since the last time I wrote to you, so many tragic things happened in my country, of which I am sure «detailed view»
5. 1964/02/17 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton I have been thinking of you much since Christmas and therefore it was good to hear from you. «detailed view»
6. 1964/02/17 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton I have been thinking of you much since Christmas and therefore it was good to hear from you. «detailed view»
7. 1965/03/25 TLS to Merton More than a year elapsed since I received your letter which I preciously keep with the rest of our «detailed view»
8. 1965/05/05 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton It was a pleasure to hear from you again. I was wondering what had become of you, and knowing that violence in Cyprus / presidential election - rejection of Barry Goldwater's policies by voters, but use of similar principles in Vietnam War by Lyndon Johnson / necessity of and relative effect of, or lack of effect of, protesting the war - the protest of the poet and Merton's hopes in the Third World / Merton's book on Gandhi «detailed view»
9. 1965/05/05 (#02) TL[c] from Merton It was a pleasure to hear from you again. I was wondering what had become of you, and knowing violence in Cyprus / presidential election - rejection of Barry Goldwater's policies by voters, but use of similar principles in Vietnam War by Lyndon Johnson / necessity of and relative effect of, or lack of effect of, protesting the war - the protest of the poet and Merton's hopes in the Third World / Merton's book on Gandhi «detailed view»
10. 1966/12/12 TLS to Merton Though the last time I wrote to you the answer came by one of our brothers in the monastery, «detailed view»
11. 1966/12/25 TALS[x]  from Merton to Friends Sorry, I have just had to give up any hope of answering most of my Christmas mail personally. [circular letter mimeographed and distributed to friends - labeled "Christmas Morning." - includes handwritten note by Merton: "I am glad to hear you are in the country again. If you come down this way please let me know."] «detailed view»
12. 1968/07/no? TLS[x]  from Merton to Friends For various reasons I was quite busy during May and June, and so for July and part of August I am [circular letter mimeographed and distributed to friends - labeled "MIDSUMMER LETTER 1968"] «detailed view»
13. 1971/03/25 TLS[x] to Center from Papademas, Costas Thank you for your letter announcing the establishment of the Thomas Merton Studies Center. «detailed view»
14. 1971/04/06 TL[c] from Center to Papademas, Costas Thank you for your letter of March 25 and the enclosed correspondence with Thomas Merton. «detailed view»

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