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Merton's Correspondence with:

Mark Van Doren

Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1939-1973
Volume: 208 item(s); 316 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

Mark Van Doren won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1940 for his 1939 volume of collected poems and was a literary critic and professor. He had a profound effect on Merton as a professor of English at Columbia University in New York. Van Doren was at Columbia from 1920 to 1959. Merton stayed in contact with Van Doren after leaving Columbia and after entering the monastery. Van Doren selected the pieces for Merton's Thirty Poems and helped get them published. Merton also knew Van Doren's wife, Dorothy, and sons Charles and John. Mark Van Doren visited Merton at Gethsemani a few times and met once with him in Louisville. (Source: The Road to Joy, p. 3.)

Usage Guidelines and Restrictions

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

Usage permission for letters to Merton from Columbia University must be obtained from the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library. See the "A. J. Flogge" collection for the original of the letter dated August 30, 1957.

Related Information and Links

See also Cold War Letters #99 and other published letters from Merton to Van Doren in The Road to Joy, pp. 3-55; and see also one published letter in Witness to Freedom, pp. 161-162.

Series List

Series NumberSeries NameTotal Records
1 Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren 151
2 Correspondence between Van Doren and Others 57

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. Series 1: 1939/03/24 HLS[x] from Merton Well here is this Joyceish thing. It is a dialogue between a master and pupil. What is not clear Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
2. Series 1: 1939/03/30 HLS[x] from Merton Surprised Mr ffin Daruian, and daylighted for your brief lettuce right in these stole of James' Joys Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
3. Series 1: 1939/04/04 HLS[x] from Merton I will be delighted to come to dinner Friday - (Good Friday is not really any stricter than other Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
4. Series 1: 1939/08/18 HLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter. No, I hadn't known about the mermaids with fishes' heads! Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
5. Series 1: 1939/10/24 TLS[x] from Merton I am sending you a masque and a poem. The masque has little or nothing to do with the pastoral: Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
6. Series 1: 1940/04/no? HNS[x] from Merton Here is a poem I wrote. Cobre is a place in the mountains of Cuba near Santiago and the Virgin Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [note is written on a typescript of Merton's poem, "Song for Our Lady of Cobre"] «detailed view»
7. Series 1: 1940/06/16 TLS[x] from Merton You see I am back here living in Lax's hut. I got back from Cuba a month or so ago. It was fine Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
8. Series 1: 1940/08/25 TLS[x] from Merton It turns out I had to give up my plans about the monastery: my mind was changed for me, not by me. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
9. Series 1: 1941/01/28 TLS[x] from Merton I am sending you a new poem which is different from any other porm [sic] I ever wrote in some ways, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
10. Series 1: 1941/02/no? TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the letter, I was happy you liked the poem. Some time ago I became a Franciscan Tertiary Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
11. Series 1: 1941/11/10 TLS[x] from Merton This is the carbon of a book I am trying to sell--that same agent is working on it. I thought you Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
12. Series 1: 1941/11/14 HLS[x] from Merton Thank you for the letter, and I am very happy you liked the Journal, and want to send it to Sloane. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
13. Series 1: 1941/11/28 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks very much for sending Sloane's opinion on the Journal. I was rather pleased that Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
14. Series 1: 1941/12/09 TLS[x] from Merton Many thanks for the letter, which I am in too much of a hurry to answer now. I am sending these not Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
15. Series 1: 1941/12/13 HLS[x] from Merton Letter to My Friends [-] Explaining that I am entering the Trappists, in Kentucky. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [dated "St Lucy's Day 1941" - circular letter to friend in poetic form explaining his entry into the Trappists at Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky - contains a separate note for Van Doren at the end of the letter in which he transfers rights to Van Doren for his manuscript of Journal of My Escape from the Nazis] «detailed view»
16. Series 1: 1942/04/14 HLS[x] from Merton We are allowed to write letters very seldom, but I got special permission to send you some Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
17. Series 1: 1942/05/15 HLS to Merton I have sent your poems and Journal to Bob, who is happier at Friendship House than I have Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
18. Series 1: 1943/05/12 HLS[x] from Merton Let these poems serve for news of my religious life. My only activity is to remain motionless Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
19. Series 1: 1944/01/15 TLS[x] to Merton I have sent you by express the following manuscripts by Thomas Merton: Two bound volumes of Journals Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [filed at St. Bonaventure with a proposed anthology of poetry that Merton suggests to Van Doren (by various poets, not Merton)] «detailed view»
20. Series 1: 1944/02/22 HLS[x] from Merton Tomorrow it will be Lent and I won't be able to write my letters as I am writing this in haste now. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
21. Series 1: 1944/04/16 HLS[x] from Merton Day by day in this monastery I realize more and more how far I have fasted to show gratitude to all Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
22. Series 1: 1944/12/26 TLS[x] from Merton Since we cannot write during Advent this is my first chance to thank you for the "30 Poems". Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
23. Series 1: 1945/11/07 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton I was waiting til everything got settled with Laughlin before sending these back. Now they are no Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
24. Series 1: 1945/11/07 (#02) other[x] from Merton *=not published. other marks don't count [-] not published * - AFTERNOON [-] ARIADNE Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [a list of Merton's poems with marks designating whether each had been published] «detailed view»
25. Series 1: 1945/11/07 (#03) other[x] from Merton Manuscripts of poems removed from letter dated 7 Nov. 1945: The Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
26. Series 1: 1946/06/17 TLS[x] from Merton How are you? Here's a bunch of things. I guess the paper shortage is holding up the new book Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
27. Series 1: 1946/07/07 HLS to Merton ho, I'm still here, and for once all my family are with me. They send their love with mine. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
28. Series 1: 1946/09/19 TLS[x] from Merton Maybe by now the ms of the Journal of Escape from the Nazis has got back to you. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
29. Series 1: 1947/11/05 (#01) HLS[x] from Merton For a long time I have meant to write and haven't had the chance. I don't ever know if I thanked Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
30. Series 1: 1947/11/05 (#02) other[x] from Merton POEM IN THE RAIN AND THE SUN. [-] Watching the world from my peeled doorlight [-] Without my rain Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [poem by Merton] «detailed view»
31. Series 1: 1947/11/22 HLS to Merton Thank you for a good letter and a good poem. The poem is one of your richest and best, but since Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
32. Series 1: 1948/03/14 HLS to Merton Your new book, of which Laughlin sent me, generously, three copies, has been read again and again, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
33. Series 1: 1948/03/30 (#01) HLS[x] from Merton Easter gives me a chance to acknowledge your beautiful letter about Figures for an Apocalypse Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [published transcript of the letter from The Road to Joy includes an error - in the last sentence of the third paragrah, "constant" should be "contact" to read "particular contact with God"] «detailed view»
34. Series 1: 1948/03/30 (#02) HLS[x] from Merton I liked very much the poem on your card. Do you know we do not have any of your books here? Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
35. Series 1: 1949/04/08 TALS[x] from Merton I write to you although it is Lent because my correspondence is now completely out of hand Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [contains a brief handwritten note at the end by Dom James Fox, abbot of Gethsemani at the time] «detailed view»
36. Series 1: 1953/04/07 TLS[x] from Merton It was wonderful to get the letter and the book, which both arrived long enough before Lent for me Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
37. Series 1: 1953/07/21 TLS to Merton Your words about Spring Birth gave me the greatest pleasure. I was particularly happy Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
38. Series 1: 1953/08/11 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton In case I do not get a chance to write again before next March, I am doing so now in order to tell Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
39. Series 1: 1953/08/11 (#02) other[x] from Merton AN ELEGY FOR THE MONASTERY BARN (Gethsemani- July 30th, 1953.) [-] As though an aged person Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [poem by Merton] «detailed view»
40. Series 1: 1953/08/11 (#03) other[x] from Merton TOWER OF BABEL [-] Oratorio [-] Part One. [-] 1 - Musical introduction - formal and solemn, followed Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [poem by Merton] «detailed view»
41. Series 1: 1954/05/19 HLS to Merton I must clear something up. You will remember that I said when we were with you I had written you Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
42. Series 1: 1954/06/03 TLS[x] from Merton It was fine to get not one but two letters from you. I am fascinated by the stories. I have read Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
43. Series 1: 1954/06/16 HLS to Merton Well, here's a third (don't be alarmed), to thank you for reading the stories and saying they were Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
44. Series 1: 1954/10/16 TLS[x] from Merton At last it is raining and I not only have the time to write a letter but am more or less in a mood Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
45. Series 1: 1954/11/15 HLS to Merton Of course you are free to use the poem I/They Spoke. You always have such freedom, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
46. Series 1: 1955/10/14 HLS to Merton Dorothy and I are on the move again - probably for the last time in our lives - and yesterday, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
47. Series 1: 1955/12/30 TLS[x] from Merton Your wonderful letter from Beaune was a happy surprise. Thank you for thinking of me at the Grande Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [earlier copy missing second page - second page (full letter) now copied from collection at Columbia University] «detailed view»
48. Series 1: 1956/01/12 HLS to Merton This is your poem if you want it. I wrote it the next day after Bob's in the middle of December, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [contains Mark Van Doren's poem "Once in Kentucky (To Thomas Merton)"] «detailed view»
49. Series 1: 1956/02/11 TLS[x] from Merton We want to live in the minds of other people and we are surprised when we find ourselves there, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
50. Series 1: 1956/03/18 HLS to Merton Thank you for finding what you did in my poem about you, and thank you for these two poems of yours, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
51. Series 1: 1956/07/03 TLS[x] from Merton Here are the poems I threatened to send, but at the moment I have not found Birdcage Walk. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
52. Series 1: 1956/07/30 TLS[x] from Merton I was deeply moved by your last letter. Certainly there is little one can do about being Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
53. Series 1: 1957/04/09 TLS[x] from Merton As I prepare to tell you that I have dedicated my last book of poems to you and Dorothy, I reflect Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
54. Series 1: 1957/05/01 HLS to Merton On this perfect May Day, high and blue, with cool air hiding in corners to surprise the warm air Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
55. Series 1: 1957/08/21 HLS to Merton Believe it or not, I have written an autobiograph, to be published next year by Harcourt Brace, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
56. Series 1: 1957/08/30 TLS from Merton Your letter was wonderful. The idea of the autobiography is a fine one, and I am sure it will be Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [letter loaned to Merton Center in 2001 and became part of permanent collection in 2016] «detailed view»
57. Series 1: 1957/09/12 TALS to Merton A confession. I was careless about my dates, or rather about my times. We can reach Gethsemani Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
58. Series 1: 1957/09/17 HLS[x] from Merton By all means come in the afternoon of the 28th. I will be expecting you about two. That will give Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
59. Series 1: 1958/11/20 TLS[x] from Merton Well, they are hammering again, and I am sitting down to another letter. This time it is Father Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
60. Series 1: 1958/12/18 TLS[x] from Merton Quixote is here, where he belongs, among so many others like himself, and most welcome. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
61. Series 1: 1959/06/06 TALS[x] from Merton I have not yet really written you the "Dear Mark" letter I should have written for the "feast" Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
62. Series 1: 1959/07/24 TLS[x] from Merton This is to you both since I have special thanks to each of you. First to Dot for this book, which I Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
63. Series 1: 1959/10/17 HLS[x] from Merton Do not be surprised at the letterhead- I am just in here for a minor operation. But while here Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
64. Series 1: 1959/10/31 TL[c] from Merton My last letter to you from the hospital was a little inadequate, especially as I was peeved about Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
65. Series 1: 1959/11/02? HCS from Merton To Mark and Dorothy with all love from Tom. [The following printed:] Lovingly prayerful best wishes Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [card and envelope loaned to Merton Center in 2001 and became part of permanent collection in 2016 - the catalog of rare book dealer Glenn Horowitz place the Christmas card with the envelope of 1959/11/02, which must have come in the same group of paper, but the envelope could be for letter of 1959/10/31] «detailed view»
66. Series 1: 1959/11/12 TLS[x] from Merton Charlie sent me his "confession" signed, "with love from Babylon" which immediately reassured me. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
67. Series 1: 1960/02/22 HLS[x] from Merton For once I am going to write this by hand for it is quieter, though you probably won't be able to Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
68. Series 1: 1960/08/09 HPCS to Merton If there were anything left to say about the solitary life, you said it in this beautiful book. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
69. Series 1: 1960/09/17 TALS[x] from Merton Thank you for your card about the little book on Solitude. I knew you would like it and understand Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
70. Series 1: 1960/12/02 HLS to Merton Before I forget your postscript (you probably have), Paula Van Doren is my niece - my brother Paul's Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
71. Series 1: 1961/02/16 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton It is a very long time since I have written. The pretext is this mimeographed thing, a deadpan Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
72. Series 1: 1961/02/16 (#02) other[x] from Merton ORIGINAL CHILD BOMB [-] (Points for meditation: to be scratched on the walls of a cave) Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [poem by Merton with a note to Van Doren: "+ for Mark - a dour meditation. Tom."] «detailed view»
73. Series 1: 1961/03/19 TLS to Merton Look here, young man, you're going to talk yourself out of Gethsemani. I don't really mean this, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
74. Series 1: 1961/05/13 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton All I can say is that as June 6th approaches I am happy that no one but you will be going there Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
75. Series 1: 1961/05/13 (#02) other[x] from Merton THE MOSLEMS' ANGEL OF DEATH [-] (Algeria 1961) [-] Like a jeweled peacock he stirs all over Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [poem by Merton] «detailed view»
76. Series 1: 1961/06/14 (#01) HLS to Merton Dorothy and I went down last week as guest of Columbia while you were given the medal. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
77. Series 1: 1961/06/14 (#02) other[x] to Merton Author Thomas Merton (the Reverend M. Louis, O.C.S.O.) an alumnus and former instructor in English Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [news release from Columbia University about Merton receiving the University Medal of Excellence - dated 1961/06/01 and sent with 1961/06/14 letter by Van Doren] «detailed view»
78. Series 1: 1961/06/14 (#03) other[x]  from Kirk, Grayson to Merton Gifted master of language, in poem and prose, light-hearted as you are grave, you have reached out Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [statement from Grayson Kirk, President of Columbia University, on the occasion of Merton receiving the University Medal of Excellence - dated 1961/06/06 and sent with 1961/06/14 letter by Van Doren] «detailed view»
79. Series 1: 1961/06/14 (#04) HNS[x] from Russell [no surname] Bob Harron wrote the Merton citation. It was good to have a glimpse of you. [-] Yours [-] Russell Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [dated 1961/06/06 and sent with 1961/06/14 letter by Van Doren] «detailed view»
80. Series 1: 1961/06/14 (#05) HNS[x] from Ayres, Jean President Kirk himself, I am told, wrote the Commencement citation for Thomas Merton, in addition Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [from Jean Ayres, Assistant to Mr. Herpers at Columbia University, on the occasion of Merton receiving the University Medal of Excellence - dated 1961/06/08 and sent with 1961/06/14 letter by Van Doren] «detailed view»
81. Series 1: 1961/06/14 (#06) TLS[x] from Harron, Robert Nothing could have pleased me more than the letter I received from you about the Merton citation. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [from Bob Harron, Assistant to the President at Columbia University, on the occasion of Merton receiving the University Medal of Excellence - dated 1961/06/12 and sent with 1961/06/14 letter by Van Doren] «detailed view»
82. Series 1: 1961/06/21 TLS[x] from Merton Here is the June solstice and I thank you for the medal in its box with its message of light Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
83. Series 1: 1961/09/09 (#01) HLS to Merton Yes, I'm to be in Louisville (Bellarmine College) December 1 and 2. And since I am due in Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
84. Series 1: 1961/09/09 (#02) TLS[x] from Harron, Robert I have returned from an absence in the Middle West and, in going through recent files, came upon Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [from Bob Harron, Assistant to the President at Columbia University - dated 1961/07/31] «detailed view»
85. Series 1: 1961/09/09 (#03) TL[c]  from Merton to Grayson Kirk Yesterday evening I received from the Father Abbot of our monastery the University Medal for Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [from Merton to Grayson Kirk, President of Columbia University - dated 1961/06/16 - poor copy, see "Kirk, Grayson" file for clearer version] «detailed view»
86. Series 1: 1961/09/20 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton It was good to get your letter and I am very happy that you can come. Sunday is not the best Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
87. Series 1: 1961/09/20 (#02) other[x] from Merton A LETTER TO PABLO ANTONIO CUADRA CONCERNING GIANTS [-] At a moment when all the discordant Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
88. Series 1: 1961/11/13 HLS to Merton I have learned that I have lectures (reading) to give both Friday and Saturday right in Louisville, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
89. Series 1: 1961/11/22 TLS[x] from Merton Thank you for the latest letter: I was deeply touched that the Thurbers wanted a copy of the poem Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
90. Series 1: 1961/12/07 HLS to Merton For all your lovely deeds and words, much thanks. I shall never forget that day, at the retreat, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
91. Series 1: 1962/01/15 TLS[x] from Merton I hear indirectly that this awful business about Charlie is starting up again. I hope that it is Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
92. Series 1: 1962/01/18 TLS[x] from Merton J. was here and left yesterday. I asked him if there was anything new about Charlie Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
93. Series 1: 1962/01/26 HLS to Merton Your first letter came by chance after the second but no matter: the whole thing is over Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
94. Series 1: 1962/02/04 HLS to Merton Your last two pieces, on Christian Action and Father Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [includes typescript of Van Doren's poem "Prophet"] «detailed view»
95. Series 1: 1962/03/29 HLS[x] from Merton If I have not written sooner about the Prophet poem it is probably because I am too busy with Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
96. Series 1: 1962/04/03 HPCS from Merton ~~~ Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [no words, just a wavy line - there is no signature or return address, but it is addressed to Van Doren and postmarked from New York] «detailed view»
97. Series 1: 1962/04/04 HLS to Merton I languished a whole day without the poems you promised. Here they are now, though, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
98. Series 1: 1962/05/30 HLS to Merton Trips and other silly things delayed my reading of your Letters. I'm sorry for myself, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
99. Series 1: 1962/08/09 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton Here, a poem. That is all. I have no other pretext for writing, but glad to have this one. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [Cold War Letters #99] «detailed view»
100. Series 1: 1962/08/09 (#02) other[x] from Merton GRACE'S HOUSE [-] On the summit: it stands on a fair summit [-] Prepared by winds: and solid smoke Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [typescript of poem by Merton] «detailed view»
101. Series 1: 1962/08/09 (#03) transcript from Merton Here, a poem. That is all. I have no other pretext for writing, but glad to have this one. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [Cold War Letters #99 - copy from bound set] «detailed view»
102. Series 1: 1963/07/28 HLS to Merton Long time no write, no see, but plenty often think about. And now comes The Early Legend, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
103. Series 1: 1963/08/18 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton Thanks for the letter and above all for the book. THE book in every way: yours, ours, the year's, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [verso: draft of letter's first couple of lines] «detailed view»
104. Series 1: 1963/08/18 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the letter and above all for the book. THE book in every way: yours, ours, the year's, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
105. Series 1: 1963/09/07 HLS to Merton Paeans to you for your wonderful words about my giant book. I had feared it was too big, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
106. Series 1: 1964/01/07 TLS to Merton Emblems of a Season of Fury has been giving off daily, nightly, by my chair in the living Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
107. Series 1: 1964/02/11 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton I have not been able to keep track of who owes who letter (as if there were scoresheets in these Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
108. Series 1: 1964/02/11 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton I have not been able to keep track of who owes who letter (as if there were scoresheets in these Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
109. Series 1: 1964/02/11 (#03) other[x] from Merton MESSAGE TO POETS [-] Brothers, I speak to you from a distance as one who should be there. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
110. Series 1: 1964/03/17 TLS to Merton Your last letter (not owed: letters aren't owed, any more than breaths are, or smiles) followed me Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
111. Series 1: 1964/07/23 HLS to Merton I break the silence of your summer (if silence) to say that Ted Andrews, our Shaker furniture friend Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
112. Series 1: 1964/08/04 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton Thanks for the word in the silence. I am sorry only of the occasion for it. I had as a matter Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
113. Series 1: 1964/08/04 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the word in the silence. I am sorry only of the occasion for it. I had as a matter Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
114. Series 1: 1964/12/19 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Yes, you bet we got winter. Your card woke me out of hibernation. Not really. But I have not been Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
115. Series 1: 1964/12/19 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Yes, you bet we got winter. Your card woke me out of hibernation. Not really. But I have not been Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
116. Series 1: 1965/01/03 TLS to Merton I shouldn't answer your last letter so soon, but tomorrow we go away for six weeks and I don't want Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
117. Series 1: 1965/09/29 HLS[x] from Merton How are you? I hope in good health now, though last I heard you were in a hospital. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
118. Series 1: 1965/10/08 HLS[x] from Merton I'm fine, thank you. Hospital? I've never been in one - yet. True, in January I had a traumatic Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
119. Series 1: 1966/02/16 TLS to Merton I have hesitated to intrude upon your retreat, which even the New York Times knows about, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
120. Series 1: 1966/02/24 (#01) TL[c] from Merton I did not know of the Journal Lax has been keeping. By all means send it along. If it is so good, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
121. Series 1: 1966/02/24 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton I did not know of the Journal Lax has been keeping. By all means send it along. If it is so good, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
122. Series 1: 1966/03/06 TLS to Merton Thank you for telling us how you live - I know you live - and for the Tales of Nasrudin, Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
123. Series 1: 1966/03/17 HPCS[x] from Merton Lax's book is certainly the book of the year. I am really liking it and will send I think Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
124. Series 1: 1966/07/25 (#01) TL[c] from Merton It is so long since I wrote to you and so much water has gone under the bridge that the bridge Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
125. Series 1: 1966/07/25 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton It is so long since I wrote to you and so much water has gone under the bridge that the bridge Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
126. Series 1: 1966/08/21 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton I forget if I ever sent you these scurrilous lines in praise of Bob Lax's movie career. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
127. Series 1: 1966/08/21 (#02) other[x] from Merton WESTERN FELLOW STUDENTS SALUTE WITH CALYPSO ANTHEMS THE MOVIE CAREER OF Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [typescript of a poem by Merton - "Western Fellow Students Salute with Calypso Anthems the Movie Career of Robert Lax"] «detailed view»
128. Series 1: 1968/02/26 HPCS to Merton Heavy footed, for heavy weather. Ponderous gods down here. We are on a two- Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [verso: color postcard of a stone statue of the Aztec god Tlaloc - sent from Mexico] «detailed view»
129. Series 1: 1968/03/12 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for the card of old big boots down in Mexico. I thought seriously of Tlaloc last night Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
130. Series 1: 1968/03/12 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Many thanks for the card of old big boots down in Mexico. I thought seriously of Tlaloc last night Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
131. Series 1: 1968/03/15 TLS to Merton I shouldn't answer you so quickly, but the fact is that I was about to write you to say that I had Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
132. Series 1: 1968/04/12 (#01) TL[c] from Merton They can call this Friday Good: bright sun, blue hills, many birds, and the local mockingbird who Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
133. Series 1: 1968/04/12 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton They can call this Friday Good: bright sun, blue hills, many birds, and the local mockingbird who Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
134. Series 1: 1968/04/16 TLS to Merton Use the poem of course if you really like it, and entitulate it as you seefitulate. I know they're Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
135. Series 1: 1968/06/22 HLS to Merton Monks Pond No. 2 is even better - maybe my favorite is Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
136. Series 1: 1968/07/23 (#01) TL[c] from Merton MPOND iii is now in the press, which is to say it is being typed on stencils by a Jesuit scholastic Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
137. Series 1: 1968/07/23 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton MPOND iii is now in the press, which is to say it is being typed on stencils by a Jesuit scholastic Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
138. Series 1: 1968/11/29 HCS to Merton I never expected to hear from you in those parts, and when you said the monastery would forward mail Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [Christmas card to Merton (never received) - verso: Van Doren's poem, "Winter Calligraphy"] «detailed view»
139. Series 1: 1968/11/no? HPCS[x] from Merton I have been confronting this huge presence for about 10 days. Out of 1 month or more in India, most Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [verso of postcard - Mount Kanchenjunga in Darjeeling, India] «detailed view»
140. Series 1: 1968/12/10 (#01) telegram from Burns, Flavian WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE DEATH OF FATHER THOMAS MERTON IN BANGKOK Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [from Dom Flavian Burns, Abbot of Gethsemani] «detailed view»
141. Series 1: 1968/12/10 (#02) HLS[x] to Burns, Flavian Terrible as it is, thank you for sending me tonight the news of Thomas Merton's death. He was one Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
142. Series 1: 1972/08/19 HLS to Center from Van Doren, Mark I have your letter of August 7, 1972, concerning my correspondence with Thomas Merton. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
143. Series 1: 1973/11/30 TL[x] from Center to Estate of Mark Van Doren Mr. Victor Kramer at Georgia State University has requested permission to look at Dr. Mark Van Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
144. Series 1: 1973/12/03 HLS to Center from Van Doren, Dorothy I am glad to give permission for examination of my late husband's letter to Thomas Merton. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... «detailed view»
145. Series 1: undated/no/no (#01) other[x] from Merton Maybe the reason why I have written so little is that I have written so much to everybody under the Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [see Sub-Section D.9 for original - copy of inscription by Merton to Mark Van Doren from inside mimeograph of "The Cold War Letters" (rare brief version)] «detailed view»
146. Series 1: undated/no/no (#02) other[x] from Merton +to Mark and Dorothy Van Doren with all blessings and affection in Christ [-] Tom [-] f M. Louis Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [see Sub-Section D.9 for original - copy of inscription by Merton to Mark Van Doren from inside mimeograph of "Notes on Sacred Art"] «detailed view»
147. Series 1: undated/no/no (#03) other[x] from Merton +for Mark and Dorothy - with all Christmas blessings - 1960 [-] Tom. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [see Sub-Section D.9 for original - copy of inscription by Merton to Mark and Dorothy Van Doren from inside offprint of "The Catholic and Creativity"] «detailed view»
148. Series 1: undated/no/no (#04) other[x] from Merton +Mark - sorry for my delay in sending this - I can't remember if I already sent you a copy. Tom. Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [see Sub-Section D.9 for original - copy of inscription by Merton to Mark Van Doren from inside mimeograph of "Notes on Genesis"] «detailed view»
149. Series 1: undated/no/no (#05) other[x] from Merton +for Mark and Dot with whom I have no disputes for whom I have nothing but the deepest friendship Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [see Sub-Section B.6 for original - copy of inscription by Merton to Mark and Dorothy Van Doren from inside of Disputed Questions] «detailed view»
150. Series 1: undated/no/no (#06) other[x] from Merton +to Mark and Dot a rather late announcement but valid for any day. Tom Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [see Sub-Section B.6 for original - copy of inscription by Merton to Mark and Dorothy Van Doren from inside of Disputed Questions] «detailed view»
151. Series 1: undated/no/no (#07) other[x] from Merton for Mark - handle with care - happy new year [-] Tom Series 1: Correspondence between Merton and Van Doren... [see Sub-Section B.6 for original - copy of inscription by Merton to Mark Van Doren from inside of Seeds of Destruction] «detailed view»
152. Series 2: 1941/12/16 TLS[x] from Stone, Naomi Burton Mr. Merton has told me that he has given all rights in his JOURNAL OF MY ESCAPE to you and this is Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Naomi Burton Stone, Merton's friend and literary agent from New York City, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
153. Series 2: 1944/01/06 TLS[x] from Plassmann, Thomas Many thanks for your kind favor of December 26. I feel that we can accept the revelations that Tom Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Fr. Thomas Plassmann, Franciscan priest and President of St. Bonaventure College in New York, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
154. Series 2: 1944/01/20 TLS[x] from Herscher, Irenaeus At the request of Father Thomas Plassmann, President of St. Bonaventure College, may I kindly Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Fr. Irenaeus Herscher, Franciscan priest and librarian of Friedsam Memorial Library at St. Bonaventure College in New York, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
155. Series 2: 1944/02/07 HLS[x] from Laughlin, James I'd be delighted to give Merton's ms. serious consideration. Would you be kind enough to send me Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from James Laughlin, head of New Directions publishing in Norfolk, Connecticut, to Mark Van Doren - he writes from Alta, Utah] «detailed view»
156. Series 2: 1944/03/06 HLS[x] from Laughlin, James I like the Merton poems quite a lot and would like to include him in the "Poets" series for 1944. Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from James Laughlin, head of New Directions publishing in Norfolk, Connecticut, to Mark Van Doren - he writes from Alta, Utah] «detailed view»
157. Series 2: 1944/03/28 (#01) TL[x] from Laughlin, James Here is a brief contract which I hope you will find OK. If you will sign and send me one copy, Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from James Laughlin, head of New Directions publishing in Norfolk, Connecticut, to Mark Van Doren - he writes from Holladay, Utah] «detailed view»
158. Series 2: 1944/03/28 (#02) other[x] from Laughlin, James MEMORANDUM OF AN AGREEMENT entered into this 28th day of March, 1944, by & between Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [signed by Van Doren and James Laughlin, head of New Directions publishing in Norfolk, Connecticut] «detailed view»
159. Series 2: 1944/06/27 TLS[x] from Laughlin, James I hope you are well and thriving. I am sending you a set of pages of the new book of poems by Jean Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from James Laughlin, head of New Directions publishing in Norfolk, Connecticut, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
160. Series 2: 1944/07/07 TLS[x] from Laughlin, James There is every indication that the little Merton book will be sold out before the end of the year. Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from James Laughlin, head of New Directions publishing in Norfolk, Connecticut, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
161. Series 2: 1946/07/31 TLS[x] from Laughlin, James That is good news that Merton is interested in another book. From my business point of view, since Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from James Laughlin, head of New Directions publishing in Norfolk, Connecticut, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
162. Series 2: 1946/09/12 TLS[x] from Rago, Henry Thomas Merton has asked me to send you his manuscript, JOURNAL OF MY ESCAPE FROM THE NAZIS Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Henry Rago, Associate Editor of Pellegrini & Cudahy publishers in Chicago, Illinois, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
163. Series 2: 1948/07/21 TLS[x] from Giroux, Robert Thomas Merton's THE SEVEN STOREY MOUNTAIN was earmarked for you long ago, and an advance Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Robert Giroux, an editor at Harcourt, Brace publishers and friend of Merton, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
164. Series 2: 1948/10/04 HLS[x]  from Shuster, George / to Irita Van Doren Here is a piece about Thomas Merton's book - and I hope not too unctuous a one. Certainly it ought Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from George N. Schuster, President of Hunter College in New York City, to Irita Van Doren, who was an editor at The Nation and the New York Herald Tribune, and was married to Mark Van Doren's brother, Carl] recommends The Seven Storey Mountain - references to Mark Van Doren «detailed view»
165. Series 2: 1948/11/29 HLS[x] from Albert, Brenda Over this week end I had the rare privilege of reading your former pupil, Thomas Merton's book, Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Brenda Albert of the Mechanical Engineering Department of John Hopkins University to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
166. Series 2: 1949/01/05 TLS[x] from Giroux, Robert I think the enclosed novel, by Elizabeth Charlotte Webster, will interest you. It's a posthumous Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Robert Giroux, an editor at Harcourt, Brace publisher and friend of Merton, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
167. Series 2: 1950/10/15 HLS[x]  from Paganuzzi, Adolph to Merton (after having read 'The Seven Storey Mountain' [-] "Die nobis Thoma, quid vidiate in via?" Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Adolph Paganuzzi of New York City to Merton] «detailed view»
168. Series 2: 1950/11/07 HLS[x] from Paganuzzi, Adolph It is with hesitation that I begin this letter because I am afraid that I shall never be able Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Adolph Paganuzzi of New York City to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
169. Series 2: 1955/05/10 HLS[x] from Keenan, Thomas, Mrs. I was just taking a few minutes to read Bite the Bullet by Dorothy Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Mrs. Thomas F. Keenan of Dorchester, Massachusetts, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
170. Series 2: 1958/04/25 HLS[x] from Hornby, John On behalf of our Columbia Undergraduate Newman Club may I again express our appreciation Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from John Hornby, Social Chairman of the Newman Club at Columbia University, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
171. Series 2: 1958/05/16 HLS[x] from Rea, James Edward I find myself at a loss for words to describe the experience of having you talk of your friend, Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from James Edward Rea, Counselor to Catholic Students at Columbia University, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
172. Series 2: 1959/08/04 TLS[x] from Laughlin, James Many thanks for your card of the 31st, about the manuscript of Tom's "Selected Poems." I think this Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from James Laughlin, head of New Directions publishing in Norfolk, Connecticut, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
173. Series 2: 1959/08/10 TLS[x] from MacGregor, Robert I have your postcard to J. Laughlin, and was going to write you anyway. J. is on his way to Europe Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Robert M. MacGregor, Vice President of New Directions publishing from Norfolk Connecticut, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
174. Series 2: 1959/10/07 TLS[x] from MacGregor, Robert Griselda Channessian gave me your "preface" for Thomas Merton's SELECTED POEMS late yesterday, Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Robert M. MacGregor, Vice President of New Directions publishing from Norfolk Connecticut, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
175. Series 2: 1959/10/27 TLS[x] from Laughlin, James I am just back from a very pleasant visit in Europe, where I put my boy in a school in Bavaria, Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from James Laughlin, head of New Directions publishing in Norfolk, Connecticut, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
176. Series 2: 1960/08/19 TLS[x] from Thompson, Lawrence I am working on a little project to have an exhibition on modern American poets some time Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Lawrence S. Thompson, Director of Libraries at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
177. Series 2: 1960/12/11 TLS[x] from Markert, Louise I was one of the privileged persons to hear you speak at the recent Conference of the National Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Louise Markert, an English teacher from Seattle, Washington, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
178. Series 2: 1961/03/15 TLS[x] from Kirk, Grayson The Trustees have chosen Thomas Merton to be a recipient of the University Medal for Excellence this Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Grayson Kirk, President of Columbia University, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
179. Series 2: 1961/08/02 TLS[x] from Senatore, John While reading your Autobiography with great interest, I discovered on page 269, in your Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from John Senator, writing from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
180. Series 2: 1961/12/15 TLS[x] from Dougherty, Jude On behalf of Louisville's Book-A-Semester Program may I thank you for your appearance in Louisville. Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Jude P. Dougherty, writing from Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
181. Series 2: 1963/05/21 HLS[x] from Martin, Esther At Bethany College ten days ago I had the treat of hearing you speak. I know you will recall where Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Esther Martin of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
182. Series 2: 1966/no/no? TLS[x] from ? Thanks for your card. This issue of LATITUDES proved one thing to me: people are reading it! Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from an unknown correspondent to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
183. Series 2: 1968/12/10 HLS[x] to Burns, Flavian Terrible as it is, thank you for sending me tonight the news of Thomas Merton's death. He was one Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Mark Van Doren to Flavian Burns, Abbot of Gethsemani] «detailed view»
184. Series 2: 1968/12/11 TLS[x] from Cuneo, Paul We are happy to know that you will be able to do for us a short article on Thomas Merton. Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Paul Cuneo, Book Editor from the magazine America in New York City, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
185. Series 2: 1968/12/18 TLS[x] from Ambrose, Lee If you would be willing to write a note on Thomas Merton for the FORUM, though you have written Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Mrs. Lee Ambrose, editor of Columbia Forum (of Columbia University), to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
186. Series 2: 1968/12/19 TLS[x] from Cuneo, Paul Many thanks for your moving tribute to Thomas Merton which we received this morning and which Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Paul Cuneo, Book Editor from the magazine America in New York City, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
187. Series 2: 1969/01/05 HLS[x] from Michael Mary, Sr. This is a "thank you" note, a note of "sympathy" and also a note of "friendship." It is a "thank Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from "Sr. Michael Mary" of St. Mary's Convent in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
188. Series 2: 1969/01/06 HLS[x] from Schretzmann, Walter I would like very much to meet you during my Easter Vacation. I would like to talk to you Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Walter Schretzmann, a 16 year old student from New York City, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
189. Series 2: 1969/01/07 TLS[x] from Finley, Mitchel When I sat down to write this letter to you a few minutes ago I had intended to ask you about Thomas Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Mitchell B. Finley to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
190. Series 2: 1969/01/10 TLS[x] from Roseliep, Raymond I wish to thank you for that touching essay on Tom Merton in America. Though I must confess Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Raymond Roseliep, a Catholic priest and poet serving as chaplain at Mount Saint Francis in Dubuque, Iowa, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
191. Series 2: 1969/01/14 TLS[x] from Merton With this letter I am sending you some back copies of Continuum, a quarterly which I suspect Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Justus George Lawler, editor at Herder and Herder publishers, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
192. Series 2: 1969/01/20 TLS[x] from Giroux, Robert My piece on Tom worked out a little differently than I expected. I don't know whether the Columbia Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Robert Giroux, editor and publisher at Farrar, Straus & Giroux and friend of Merton, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
193. Series 2: 1969/01/23 (#01) TLS[x] from Ambrose, Lee Your piece on Thomas Merton arrived this afternoon and we are delighted with it. Thank you so much. Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Mrs. Lee Ambrose, editor of Columbia Forum (of Columbia University), to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
194. Series 2: 1969/01/23 (#02) HLS[x] from ? May God be Praised for the Brilliant mind He endowed you with - for the opportunity to achieve Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... «detailed view»
195. Series 2: 1969/01/29 HPCS[x] from O'Gorman, Ned Beauty and love in that memory of Tom - In homage and love [-] Ned [last name difficult to read] Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Ned O'Gorman, poet from New York City, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
196. Series 2: 1969/01/31 TLS[x] from Arnold, Walter I hope this note finds you and your family well and flourishing. I am writing because I happened Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Walter Arnold, editor at E. P. Dutton publishers in New York City, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
197. Series 2: 1969/02/01 HLS[x] from Crane, Milton I write to say that I have read – and have been much moved by – your eloquent essay on Tom Merton. Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Milton Crane, English professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
198. Series 2: 1969/02/04 TLS[x] from Devons, Judith We have just received at the FORUM office the galleys of your obituary to Thomas Merton, and they Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Judith Devons, Assistant to the Editor of Columbia Forum magazine (of Columbia University), to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
199. Series 2: 1969/02/05 TL[x] to Devons, Judith For the life of me I can't find anything wrong with this proof, so here it is with my OK. Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [to Judith Devons, Assistant to the Editor of Columbia Forum magazine (of Columbia University), from Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
200. Series 2: 1969/02/10 TLS[x] from Lawson, Nora Recently, I was bereft of a friend whom I loved, although I had not, and likely would never have, Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... «detailed view»
201. Series 2: 1969/03/11 HLS[x] from Irvine, Ralph I have quite a collection of clippings on Thos. Merton since his death. Yours from America was Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... «detailed view»
202. Series 2: undated/10/06 TLS[x] from Gorman, William [?] It has seemed to me that you should at least know how pleasurable to me have been my several recent Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... «detailed view»
203. Series 2: undated/no/no other[x]   An immense amount of life went out of the world when Thomas Merton died suddenly in Bangkok Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... «detailed view»
204. Series 2: undated/no/no HLS[x] from Maurice, Sr. I am very deeply interested in enkindling a love of poetry. The desire encouraged me to write Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Sr. M. Maurice of the Sacred Heart Convent in Syracuse, New York] «detailed view»
205. Series 2: undated/no/no TLS[x] from Giroux, Robert I liked your piece about Tom in America immensely. The quotations from his letters are very Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... [from Robert Giroux, editor and publisher at Farrar, Straus & Giroux and friend of Merton, to Mark Van Doren] «detailed view»
206. Series 2: undated/no/no HNS[x] from ? That's a beautiful compliment paid to you on pp 138-9 of "The Seven Storey Mountain" by Thomas Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... «detailed view»
207. Series 2: undated/no/no other[x]   THOMAS MERTON, MONK [-] The sudden death of Thomas Merton last December sent letters flying Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... «detailed view»
208. Series 2: undated/no/no other[x]   THOMAS MERTON: A Personal Memoir [-] By Robert Giroux '36 [-] I knew Thomas Merton for thirty-three Series 2: Correspondence between Van Doren and Others... «detailed view»

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