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Merton's Correspondence with:

Rachel Louise Carson; Rachel Carson; Rachel L. Carson; Carson, Rachel L.

Carson, Rachel Louise, 1907-1964  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1963
Volume: 2 item(s); 4 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

Rachel Carson was a writer on ecology and a naturalist poet. She is best known for The Silent Spring, a controversial book about the harmful use of pesticides like DDT.

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Related Information and Links

See also one published letter from Merton to Carson as a "Postscript to the Cold War Letters" in Witness to Freedom, pp. 70-71; and see also the "Ford, Anne" file.

Series List

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

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1963/01/12 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Ann Ford very kindly sent me your latest book, SILENT SPRING, which I am reading carefully [handwritten note: "APPENDIX to COLD WAR LETTERS"] environmental destruction / "with my friends Erich Fromm and D.T. Suzuki, I have been absorbed in the idea of the mystical and poetic expression of the doctrine of the 'fall' of man and original sin" / atomic age / Merton's "own follies with DDT" that he's renounced «detailed view»
2. 1963/01/12 (#02) TALS[x] from Merton Ann Ford very kindly sent me your latest book, SILENT SPRING, which I am reading carefully [handwritten note: "If you want I can send you the ms book of mine on nuclear war"] environmental destruction / "with my friends Erich Fromm and D.T. Suzuki, I have been absorbed in the idea of the mystical and poetic expression of the doctrine of the 'fall' of man and original sin" / atomic age / Merton's "own follies with DDT" that he's renounced «detailed view»

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