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Merton's Correspondence with:

Arthur MacDonald Allchin; Donald Allchin; Allchin, Donald; A.M. Allchin; Canon A. M. Allchin

Allchin, Arthur MacDonald, Canon, 1930-2010  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1963-1968, 1971-1973
Volume: 45 item(s); 70 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

Canon Arthur MacDonald (Donald) Allchin was an Anglican priest who came to know Merton through Dr. Dale Moody of the Baptist Seminary in Louisville. When he first met Merton, Allchin was at Oxford and served as librarian for Pusey House and as a student chaplain. He would later become Canon Residentiary at Canterbury Cathedral, England (source: The Hidden Ground of Love).

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Related Information and Links

See also published letters from Merton to Allchin in The Hidden Ground of Love, and references to Allchin in The Road to Joy and The School of Charity, pp .

Series List

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

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1963/07/04 TLS[x] from Merton It was a pleasure to receive your letter. Certainly you will be very welcome at the Abbey, and if «detailed view»
2. 1963/10/15 HLS to Merton I have often been on the point of writing, but other things have always interfered. I am sorry asking if Merton will do an introduction for a work on Isaac de Stella by Sr. Penelope, C.S.M.V. from Wantage «detailed view»
3. 1963/10/21 HLS from Merton Thanks for your letter. I find the proposal to do an introduction on Isaac for Sister Penelope introduction for a work on Isaac de Stella «detailed view»
4. 1963/12/01 (#01) TLS[c] from Merton Thank you so much for the Traherne. It will be very valuable if and when I come to carry out my Anglican Mystics / Etta Gullick / William Law / Rev. Mother of Fair Acres / "events of ten days ago" (Kennedy assassination) «detailed view»
5. 1963/12/01 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Thank you so much for the Traherne. It will be very valuable if and when I come to carry out my Anglican Mystics / Etta Gullick / William Law / Rev. Mother of Fair Acres / "events of ten days ago" (Kennedy assassination) «detailed view»
6. 1964/01/04 HLS to Merton Please forgive me for not writing before. I have meant to, over and over again, but have always put «detailed view»
7. 1964/04/25 TL[c] from Merton Have I yet thanked you for the remarkable little book of essays on the Blessed Virgin. I «detailed view»
8. 1964/12/31 HLS to Merton It's a very long time since I have written. I am so sorry, but you certainly know how life is. I «detailed view»
9. 1965/05/22 (#01) TALS[x] from Merton Please believe that I am covered with the most utter confusion. I knew I owed you a letter, and «detailed view»
10. 1965/05/22 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Please believe that I am covered with the most utter confusion. I knew I owed you a letter, and «detailed view»
11. 1966/07/11 HLS to Merton This letter is principally to say that I am going to be in the states next year from January to the «detailed view»
12. 1966/07/22 TLS[x] from Merton Sorry Fr Linus missed you. He was anxious to see you. However I can count on permission to see you «detailed view»
13. 1967/01/02 HLS to Merton I am getting near to the date of coming to New York. I fly on the 16th of this month. I have been «detailed view»
14. 1967/01/14 TLS[x] from Merton I hope this will meet you in New York and find you well and ready for action. Certainly I look «detailed view»
15. 1967/01/27 HLS to Merton Thank you very much for your letter. I have now heard from my friends in Louisville and shall be «detailed view»
16. 1967/03/18 HLS to Merton Just a note to say that I hope to be at Gethsemani on Tuesday after Easter, probably in the «detailed view»
17. 1967/04/04 HLS to Merton I was taught at home (and also at […] perhaps?) that one ought always to write Thank You Letters «detailed view»
18. 1967/06/16 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton So many things to thank your for. It seems a long time since your visit, when the weather was fine, «detailed view»
19. 1967/06/16 (#02) TL[c] from Merton So many things to thank your for. It seems a long time since your visit, when the weather was fine, «detailed view»
20. 1967/07/20 HLS to Merton Thank you so much for your letter, and for all the fascinating things that have arrived. I have «detailed view»
21. 1967/08/15 HLS to Merton I have been meaning to write for the last two or three weeks. Many things to say, most of which can «detailed view»
22. 1967/08/29 HLS to Merton This is just to ask one thing. I had planned to come to Gethsemani after Easter next year. But it «detailed view»
23. 1967/09/15 TLS[x] from Merton I have two letters of yours to answer, and the first one is the second. There is no problem at all «detailed view»
24. 1967/09/27 TALS to Merton Thank you very much for your letter which was extremely encouraging from more points of view than «detailed view»
25. 1968/01/28 HLS to Merton Just a note to announce my arrival on this side of the Atlantic. It looks as though I might be «detailed view»
26. 1968/02/01 TLS[x] from Merton Pardon the pretentious note paper. Someone thought it wd be a good gift, and it is useful. Though «detailed view»
27. 1968/02/05 HLS to Merton Thank you very much for your letter and the article, which I have glanced through. It needs «detailed view»
28. 1968/03/20 HLS to Merton Plans have matured considerably for my visit. I shall only be at Gethsemani from Wednesday 3rd to «detailed view»
29. 1968/03/21 HLS to Merton Here is the first draft of the translation of Ana Griffiths' poems. It's the only copy I have so I «detailed view»
30. 1968/03/24 TLS[c] from Merton The hermitage looks like this even today-- though we are supposed to be in "spring". However I hope photocopy of page includes faint photograph of the area around Merton's hermitage covered in snow «detailed view»
31. 1968/03/26 HLS to Merton Thank you very much for your letter. We shall aim to be at the monastery by about half past two on «detailed view»
32. 1968/04/17 HLS to Merton I have been meaning to write for a long time to say, How good that was. I did enjoy it. We drove «detailed view»
33. 1968/08/11 HLS to Merton This is just a note to greet you from Boston. Last week's conference surpassed all «detailed view»
34. 1968/08/27 TLS from Merton September has nearly come around and alas, no Wales. First of all the General Chapter is not until «detailed view»
35. 1968/11/10? (#01) HPCS from Merton By all means use the article - with better title. The Indian journey has been fine so far, fine Dalai Lama / return from Asia in May via England a trip to Wales with Allchin «detailed view»
36. 1968/11/10? (#02) transcript from Merton By all means use the article with better title. [typed message for handwritten postcard] Dalai Lama / return from Asia in May via England a trip to Wales with Allchin «detailed view»
37. 1971/02/16 HLS to Center from Allchin, Arthur MacDonald I must apologize for never replying before this to your letter about the letters of Thomas Merton, «detailed view»
38. 1971/02/19 TL[c] from Center to Allchin, Arthur MacDonald Thank you for your letter of February 16 concerning your correspondence with Thomas Merton. We will «detailed view»
39. 1972/10/26 TLS to Center from Allchin, Arthur MacDonald, and Sr. Bridget Thank you for your letter of August 7th about my correspondence with Thomas Merton. I am replying Replying on his own behalf and for Sr. Bridget, S.L.G. (formerly Sr. Bridget, O.S.H. / Order of St. Helena) «detailed view»
40. 1972/11/03 TL[c] from Center to Allchin, Arthur MacDonald Thank you for your letter of October 26 regarding yours and Sister Bridget's correspondence with «detailed view»
41. 1972/12/08 TL[c] from Center to Allchin, Arthur MacDonald Rather than holding off until I start alphabetically through the correspondence, I have pulled yours «detailed view»
42. 1973/01/25 TALS to Center from Allchin, Arthur MacDonald Thank you very much for your letter of 8th December and for the xerox copies of my letters to Father «detailed view»
43. undated/no/no (#01) other to Merton I know of a place -- said the young and foolish disciple whose name was impulsive Action -- where «detailed view»
44. undated/no/no (#02) other   The Reverend Arthur MacDonald Allchin (known as Donald to his friends. Biography of Arthur MacDonald «detailed view»
45. undated/no/no (#03) other   These pages include summary-notes of the Allchin letters with the dates of the Merton letters Merton- A.M. Allchin correspondence summary notes «detailed view»

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