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Merton's Correspondence with:

Hayden Carruth

Carruth, Hayden, 1921-  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967-1968
Volume: 11 item(s); 13 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

Hayden Carruth is owner and operator of Crow's Mark Press in Johnson, Vermont, and has won numerous awards for poetry.

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Related Information and Links

See also Day of a Stranger by Thomas Merton, edited by Robert E. Daggy; or "Day of a Stranger" in A Thomas Merton Reader; and contributions to Monks Pond, pp. 97 and 196.

Series List

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

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1967/10/11 TLS to Merton Interesting, incisive, and eloquent, as usual (in the summer Hudson); but you are terribly unfair to response to "Day of a Stranger" [published in Hudson Review, no. 20 (1967)] - Merton writes, "As to crows, they form part of a different pattern. They are vociferous and self-justifying, like humans. They are not two, they are many. They fight each other and the other birds, in a constant state of war." / SAC plane «detailed view»
2. 1967/10/20 (#01) TL[c] from Merton I have given your letter deep thought and now I think I have got to the root of the trouble. on "Ecclesiastical types" mentioned by Carruth / on crow fighting / Merton agrees that "I would rather see this country governed by them [crows] than by the Texas buzzards that are now in control." «detailed view»
3. 1967/10/20 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton I have given your letter deep thought and now I think I have got to the root of the trouble. on "Ecclesiastical types" mentioned by Carruth / on crow fighting / Merton agrees that "I would rather see this country governed by them [crows] than by the Texas buzzards that are now in control." «detailed view»
4. 1967/10/23 TLS to Merton Actually I myself prefer ravens: more interesting birds. We haven't many here, and mostly farther conducts "nicest meditations in the henhouse" / comparison's between Merton's hermit life and Carruth's life on his farm in Vermont «detailed view»
5. 1968/02/01 HLS to Merton I would be tickled pink to be in your magazine. Right now we are having the Asian (Zen?) flu, «detailed view»
6. 1968/02/07 HLS to Merton Are any of these of use to you, or all if they strike you as good enough? R'd welcome suggestions «detailed view»
7. 1968/02/29 TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for the fine poems. I want to keep all three, two for summer and one for fall. [carbon copy is typed over another letter to Carlos Reyes from February 28 making this letter difficult to read] «detailed view»
8. 1968/03/11 TLS to Merton Note from J Laughlin says you are working on Camus, and would like to look at my book about him: «detailed view»
9. 1968/03/19 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your book on Camus. It has just come in and I have only looked at it, but you seem Merton sending pamphlet on Camus' The Plague and Monks Pond «detailed view»
10. 1968/03/23 TLS to Merton Thanks for your two Camus pamphlets, and the copy of Monks Pond, Vol. 1, No. 1. I haven't had time Carruth's biography for Monks Pond - his books Nothing for Tigers and Contra Mortem - working on a book about an auto tour of the U.S. / life in the northern Green Mountains and self-sufficient farming «detailed view»
11. 1973/12/05 TLS to Center from Carruth, Hayden Thanks for your letter of the 30th November. My association with Tom Merton was very casual. permissions to use materials for publication and research «detailed view»

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