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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1948; 1958-1966
Volume: 69 item(s); 156 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

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Related Information and Links

See also Listing of contracts for books by Thomas Merton at the Merton Center in Sub-Section C.6; and see also the "Curtis Brown, Ltd." file for information about Merton's literary agent with discussions about publishing rights.

Series List

Series NumberSeries NameTotal Records
1 Art and Worship, Book of Feast Days, Collected Essays, Disputed Questions (US) and The New Man 1
2 The Behavior of Titans 2
3 The Black Revolution 4
4 Clement of Alexandria 1
5 Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander 6
6 Copyright Registration Forms 7
7 Disputed Questions (foreign) 6
8 Elected Silence (UK version of The Seven Storey Mountain) 1
9 Emblems of a Season of Fury 3
10 Gandhi on Non-Violence 1
11 Life and Holiness 9
12 Monastic Peace 1
13 Monastic Vocation and the Modern Mentality 1
14 The New Man 4
15 New Seeds of Contemplation 9
16 Original Child Bomb 1
17 Poems 2
18 Seeds of Destruction 3
19 Selected Poems 1
20 Soul of the Apostolate (by Dom J. B. Chautard, intro. by Merton) 1
21 Spiritual Direction and Meditation 2
22 Thoughts in Solitude (French) 1
23 The Wisdom of the Desert 2

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1948/07/06 other  Merton Certificate of Registration of a Claim to Copyright in a book published in the United States [Exile Ends in Glory : The Life of a Trappistine] «detailed view»
2. 1958/04/25 other   Certificate of Registration of a Claim to Copyright in a published book manufactured in the United ["Monastic Peace"] «detailed view»
3. 1958/06/01 other   Certificate of Registration of a Claim to Copyright in a published book manufactured in the United ["Prometheus"] «detailed view»
4. 1958/07/06 other[x]   Contrat intervenu le 16 juillet 1958 entre, Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Gethsemani, Trappist - [Monastic Peace in French - published by les Editions Albin Michel] «detailed view»
5. 1958/12/06 other   Certificate of Registration of a Claim to Copyright in a published book manufactured in the United ["Nativity Kerygma"] «detailed view»
6. 1959/12/01 other   Certificate of Registration of a Claim to Copyright in a published book manufactured in the United ["The Christmas Sermons of Blessed Guerric of Igny"] «detailed view»
7. 1960/10/20 other[x]   Contrat intervenu le 20 Octobre 1960 entre Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Gethsemani, [Spiritual Direction and Meditation in French - published by Editions Albin Michel] «detailed view»
8. 1960/12/22 other[x]   LICENSE AGREEMENT made this 22nd day of December, 1960, by and between The Abbey [The Soul of the Apostolate by Dom J. B. Chautard, translated and with a new introduction by Merton - published by Doubleday] «detailed view»
9. 1961/01/17 other[x]   CONTRATO DE EDIÇAO A "EDITORIA VOZES LTDA.", untiga Tipografia da Escola Gratuita [Spiritual Direction and Meditation in Portuguese - published in Brazil by Editôria Vozes Limitada] «detailed view»
10. 1961/01/28 other   MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT MADE THIS Twenty-eighth day of January of 1961 BETWEEN: [Disputed Questions in Spanish - Editora y Distribuidora from Barcelona, Spain] «detailed view»
11. 1961/03/08 other[x]   MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT MADE THIS ____ BETWEEN: THE ABBEY OF GETHSEMANI [Disputed Questions in Spanish - South American rights - Editorial Sudamericana] «detailed view»
12. 1961/03/13 other[x]   Entre les soussignés : Abbey of Gethsémani, Inc., Trappist, Kentucki [sic], U.S.A. désigné dan [Thoughts in Solitude in French (Les Chemins de la Joie) - published by la Société des Editions d'Histoire et d'Art, J. and R. Whittmann] «detailed view»
13. 1961/03/15 other[x]   ADDITIF [-] AU CONTRAT INTERVENU LE 15 MARS 1961 ENTRE L'ABBAYE DE N.D. DE [The Wisdom of the Desert in French - published by Editions Albin Michel] «detailed view»
14. 1961/03/16 other[x]   Contrat intervenu le 16 Mars 1960 entre l'Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Gethsemani Inc., Trappist-Kentucky [Disputed Questions in French - Editions Albin Michel] «detailed view»
15. 1961/04/no? other[x]   ADDITIF AU CONTRAT INTERVENU LE 16 MARS 1961 ENTRE L'ABBAYE DE N.D. DE GETHSEMANI [addendum to the contract for Disputed Questions in French - Editions Albin Michel] «detailed view»
16. 1961/05/03 TLS[x]  from Burns, T.F. / to James Fox This letter, which I am sending in duplicate, confirms the proposal I made in my letter to Fr. Louis [Elected Silence - for a paperback edition in England published by Burns and Oates] «detailed view»
17. 1961/05/23 other   Contrat intervenu le 23 Mai 1961 entre: ABBAYE DE NOTRE-DAME DE GETHSEMANI INC. [The Wisdom of the Desert in French - published by Editions Albin Michel] «detailed view»
18. 1961/10/10 other[x]   Contrat intervenu le 10 Octobre 1961 entre l'Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Gethsemani Inc., [The Behavior of Titans in French - Editions du Seuil publishers] «detailed view»
19. 1961/no/no? other[x]   AGREEMENT made this ____ day of _______ , 19 __ , by and between the Abbey of Gethsemani, [Art and Worship, Book of Feast Days, Collected Essays, Disputed Questions and The New Man - Farrar, Straus and Cudahy publishers] «detailed view»
20. 1962/02/06 other[x]   ADDENDUM aux contrats intervenue entre l'Abbaye de Gethsemani Inc. Trappist-Kentucky (U.S.A.) [addendum to the contract for New Seeds of Contemplation in French - published by les Editions du Seuil] «detailed view»
21. 1962/03/01 other[x]   MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 1st day of March, 1962, between The Abbey ["Original Child Bomb" - published by New Directions] «detailed view»
22. 1962/03/05 other[x]   Contrat intervenu le 5 mars 1962, entre l'Abbaye de Gethsemani Inc. Trappist-Kentucky (U.S.A.) [The New Man in French - published by les Editions du Seuil] «detailed view»
23. 1962/04/13 other[x]   CONTRATO DE EDIÇAO [-] A "EDITORA VOZES LTDA.", antiga Tipografia da Escola Gratuita São [New Seeds of Contemplation in Portuguese - published in Brazil by Editora Vozes Ltda.] «detailed view»
24. 1962/05/29 TLS[x]  from Faveret, Affonso D. / to James Fox Thank you for your kind letter of May 9, about the book "DISPUTED QUESTIONS". We would [DISPUTED QUESTIONS] «detailed view»
25. 1962/06/27 other[x]   NEW SEEDS OF CONTEMPLATION - Rights in Spain [-] MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT [New Seeds of Contemplation in Spanish - published by Editorial Sudamericana for distribution in Latin America] «detailed view»
26. 1962/06/28 other[x]   MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 28th day of June 1962 BETWEEN THE ABBEY [New Seeds of Contemplation - published by New Directions] «detailed view»
27. 1962/08/01 TL[c]  from MacGregor, Robert / to A. López Llausás Thank you for returning the two copies of the contract between you and the Abbey of Gethsemani [copy of letter sent to James Fox - RE: New Seeds of Contemplation in Spanish for distribution in Latin America] «detailed view»
28. 1962/10/08 other[x]   Amendment to Contract with Editorial Sudamerica S.A. for Latin American Rights to NEW SEEDS [addendum to contract for New Seeds of Contemplation in Spanish - published by Editorial Sudamericana for distribution in Latin America] «detailed view»
29. 1962/10/25 other[x]   AGREEMENT made this 25th day of October, 1962, between HERDER AND HERDER, Incorporated of New York [see "Fox, James" file under the series titled, "Publishers' Correspondence: Herder and Herder" / agreement, later modified, for a book published as Life and Holiness (here under the title, "Grace, Work, and Holiness")] «detailed view»
30. 1962/11/no? (#01) other[x]   ADDENDUM aux contrats intervenue entre l'Abbaye de Gethsemani Inc. Trappist-Kentucky (U.S.A.) [addendum to the contract for The New Man in French - published by les Editions du Seuil] «detailed view»
31. 1962/11/no? (#02) other[x]   ADDENDUM aux contrats intervenus entre l'Abbaye de Gethsemani Inc. Trappist-Kentucky (U.S.A.) [addendum to contract for The Behavior of Titans in French - Editions du Seuil publishers] «detailed view»
32. 1962/12/01 other[x]   AGREEMENT between THE ABBEY OF GETHSEMANI, INCORPORATED and HERDER AND HERDER [Life and Holiness - published by Herder and Herder] «detailed view»
33. 1962/12/20 other[x]   Addition to the Contract between the Abbey of Gethsemani, Inc., and Herder and Herder [Life and Holiness - published by Herder and Herder] «detailed view»
34. 1962/12/26 TLS[x]  from Schworer, Frank / to James Fox Thank you very much for your kind letter of December 20, with regard to our agreement for LIFE [RE: Life and Holiness - from Schworer of Herder and Herder] «detailed view»
35. 1962/12/28 TLS[x]  from Schworer, Frank / to James Fox Thank you very much for your kind letter of December 27, which crossed ours of the day before. [RE: Life and Holiness - from Schworer of Herder and Herder] «detailed view»
36. 1962/no/no? other[x]   MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this ____ day of ___ 1962 BETWEEN The Right Reverend [New Seeds of Contemplation - published in England by Burns and Oates] «detailed view»
37. 1963/03/11 other[x]   MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT, made this Eleventh (11th) March, 1963 between Abbey of [New Seeds of Contemplation in Italian - published by Aldo Garzanti Editore] «detailed view»
38. 1963/03/12 other[x]   Contrat intervenu le 12 Mars 1963, entre HERDER and HERDER, Inc. New York, [Life and Holiness in French - published by les Editions du Seuil] «detailed view»
39. 1963/03/13 other[x]   MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 13th day of March, 1963 BETWEEN ABBEY OF [New Seeds of Contemplation in German - published by Verlag Räber & CIE from Switzerland] «detailed view»
40. 1963/04/08 other[x]   AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT made this eight day of April 1963 between Geoffrey [Life and Holiness for publication in England - published by Geoffrey Chapman Ltd.] «detailed view»
41. 1963/04/25 other[x]   AGREEMENT made this twenty-fifth day of April 1963 between Herder and Herder, [Life and Holiness for publication in Brazil in Portuguese - published by Herder Editoria Livraria] «detailed view»
42. 1963/05/31 other[x]   AGREEMENT made this thirty-first day of May 1963 between Herder and Herder, [Life and Holiness for publication in the Netherlands in Dutch - published by Uitfeverij Het Spectrum] «detailed view»
43. 1963/10/15 other[x]   MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 15th day of October 1963, between The Abbey [Emblems of a Season of Fury - New Directions publishers] «detailed view»
44. 1963/11/27 other[x]   CONTRAT No 1.436 [-] OBJET : THE BLACK REVOLUTION, par le Révérend Père Thomas MERTON ["The Black Revolution" - les Editions Casterman, S.A. Editeurs from Tournai, Belgium] «detailed view»
45. 1964/02/17 other[x]   Contrat intervenu le 17 Février 1964 entre : ABBAYE DE NOTRE DAME DE GETHSEMANI INC. [Selected Poems in French - published by Editions Albin Michel] «detailed view»
46. 1964/04/03 other[x]   Contrat intervenu le 3 Avril 1964 entre : ABBAYE DE NOTRE DAME DE GETHSEMANI INC. [Emblems of a Season of Fury in French - Editions Albin Michel publishers] «detailed view»
47. 1964/06/01 other[x]   Contrat intervenu le ler Juin 1964 entre l'Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Gethsemani Inc., ["The Black Revolution" - M. Aldo Garzanti editor from Milan, Italy] «detailed view»
48. 1964/07/08 other[x]   MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 8th day of July, 1964 BETWEEN Abbey of Gethsemani, ["The Black Revolution" - Verlag Herder from Freiburg, Germany] «detailed view»
49. 1964/07/22 (#01) other[x]   Contrat intervenu le 22 Juillet 1964 entre l'Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Gethsemani Inc. ["The Black Revolution" in Castilian Spanish - Ediciones Estela in Barcelona, Spain] «detailed view»
50. 1964/07/22 (#02) other[x]   MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 22 day of July 1964, between The Abbey of Gethsemani [see Section C.6, Series 11, for original - "Clement of Alexandria" - published by New Directions] «detailed view»
51. 1964/08/11 other   CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETS, Edited by Paris Leary and Robert Kelly [-] Reverend [Merton's poems published in Contemporary American Poets, including "A Baroque Gravure" and "Seneca"] «detailed view»
52. 1964/08/28 other[x]   MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 28th day of August 1964 BETWEEN The Abbey [The New Man in German - published by Rex Verlag in Switzerland] «detailed view»
53. 1964/09/09 TL[c]  from MacGregor, Robert / to Erich Linder Thanks much for your September 3rd letter with the two copies of the signed agreement with Garzanti [Emblems of a Season of Fury / list of poets that Merton has translated - rights information] «detailed view»
54. 1964/09/15 other[x]   Contrat intervenu le 15 Septembre 1964 entre: ABBAYE DE NOTRE DAME DE GETHSEMANI [Seeds of Destruction in French - published by Editions Albin Michel] «detailed view»
55. 1964/11/21 other[x]   Contrat intervenu le 21 Novembre 1964 entre l'Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Gethsemani Inc. [Seeds of Destruction in Italian - published by Aldo Garzanti Editore] «detailed view»
56. 1965/02/12 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Ernst Fromm We received your gracious letter of February 3 in regard to the contract for THE NEW MAN by [to Ernst Fromm, Director of Livraria AGIR Editoria - letter from 1962/02/03 attached with the agreed upon terms of condition] «detailed view»
57. 1965/03/17 other[x]   CONTRATO que entre si fazem de um lado EDITORA VOZES LTDA. - Petrópolis - [Seeds of Destruction in Portuguese - published in Brazil by Editóra Vozes] «detailed view»
58. 1965/04/05 other[x]   MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this 5th day of April 1965, between The Abbey of Gethsemani [Gandhi on Non-Violence - New Directions publishers] «detailed view»
59. 1965/05/25 other[x]   Contrat intervenu le 25 Mai 1965 entre : ABBAYE DE NOTRE DAME DE GETHSEMANI INC. [see Section C.6, Series 13, for original - Monastic Vocation and the Modern Mentality in French - published by les Editions Albin Michel] «detailed view»
60. 1966/04/19 TNS  from Krieger, Ellen E. / to Lisa Ray The attached list of acknowledgments should appear on the copyright page of the above book. [to Lisa Ray (carbon copy to Gay Ellis) from Ellen E. Krieger regarding the acknowledgements to be included on the copyright page of Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander - the list of acknowledgements comprises her attached page] «detailed view»
61. 1966/04/27 TNS  from Krieger, Ellen E. / to Lisa Ray Further to the acknowledgements we sent you on April 19th, we have just received word from New [to Lisa Ray (carbon copy to Gay Ellis) from Ellen E. Krieger regarding a correction to the acknowledgements to be included on the copyright page of Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander] «detailed view»
62. 1966/06/29 telegram  from Delaney, John / to John A. Goodwine URGENT WE HAVE NEWS OF MERTON'S CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY BYSTANDER [Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander] «detailed view»
63. 1966/07/01 (#01) TNS  from Goodwine, John A. / to John Delaney Just received this today. Galleys will follow under separate cover. I know you have been anxious [first page is note to John Delaney of Doubleday from John A . Goodwine, Censor Librorum for the Archdiocese of New York - second page is the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur from the Archdiocese of New York for Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander] «detailed view»
64. 1966/07/01 (#02) TL  from Pavincich, Irene / to Lisa Ray Below is copy for the imprimatur and nihil obstat that is to appear on the copyright page [Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander - Nihil obstat and Imprimatur] «detailed view»
65. 1966/07/12 other   Contract of 12th July 1966/ Merton POEMS [-] Grace's House E 28 [-] Song for Nobody E 35 [a list of Merton's poems designating whether published in Emblems of a Season of Fury or Selected Poems and their page number - Agence Hoffman publishers - German department] «detailed view»
66. 1966/07/12 TL  from Stone, Naomi Burton / to John Delaney I have talked to Dan Levant and have loaned him some pictures which we can't permission to LIFE [from Merton's literary agent, Naomi Burton Stone to John Delaney of Doubleday - Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander photos] «detailed view»
67. 1966/07/25 other   Certificate of Registration of a Claim to Copyright in a published book manufactured in the United ["Non-Violence and the Christian Conscience"] «detailed view»
68. undated/no/no (#01) HN   1) U.S. - English (see 5-title F.S.G. Contract) (no contract for British Ed?) 2) France - French [contents list of contracts from folder - states that US edition for Disputed Questions is in another file - filed with Art and Worship et al.] «detailed view»
69. undated/no/no (#02) other   Application for Registration of a Claim to Copyright in a published book manufactured in the United [blank form] «detailed view»

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