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Merton's Correspondence with:

Faith Elizabeth (Young) Andrews; Faith Andrews

Andrews, Faith Elizabeth (Young)  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1964-1965, 1971-1984
Volume: 20 item(s); 34 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Merton and Faith Andrews correspond after her husband Edward's death. Faith continues her work, and some of her husbands work, on the Shakers. As William H. Shannon gathers material for his book of published Merton correspondence, he and Faith Andrews exchange letters which are included here.


Wife of, and co-author with, Edward Deming Andrews in many books about the Shakers.

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Related Information and Links

See also 1964/07/20 letter published in The Hidden Ground of Love, and all letters published in A Meeting of Angels: The Correspondence of Thomas Merton with Edward Deming and Faith Andrews. A brief selection of letters appears in Seeking Paradise: The Spirit of the Shakers.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1964/07/20 TL[c] from Merton Some time ago a rumor had reached me that Ted had suddenly been taken from you and from us. I was death of Edward Deming (Ted) Andrews / preface for Religion in Wood / William Blake «detailed view»
2. 1964/07/23 TALS[x] from Merton Here is the copy of the preface that I promised you the other day. I hope you will find it «detailed view»
3. 1964/08/18 HLS to Merton Your most comforting letter-- followed by the beautiful preface to our book-- arrived almost a month «detailed view»
4. 1964/10/30 TALS[x] from Merton It was good to get your letter last August and to know that the Preface was suitable. I am very Shakers / Ted (Edward Deming Andrews) / collection in one place at Amherst / published correspondence with Ted «detailed view»
5. 1964/12/07 (#01) TALS to Merton Thank you for your letter of October 30. Dover Publications, who have put out three of our books Religion in Wood / Indiana University / communitarianism / New Harmony / The Angel and the Serpent «detailed view»
6. 1964/12/07 (#02) other   Dr. Edward Deming Andrews, Ted to his classmates, was born in Pittsfield, Mass. March 6, 1894 and enclosed with 1964/12/07 letter / clipping from Fall 1964 issue of Amherst Alumni Quarterly «detailed view»
7. 1965/04/20 HLS from Merton I think often of you and of the book. «detailed view»
8. 1971/12/no? HCS to Center from Andrews, Faith Your May 9th card is sheer delight - I hasten to send you "The Gift to be Simple" Handwritten note - Christmas card with the words and music for "Decisive Work" from "The Gift to be Simple" «detailed view»
9. 1974/05/22 TALS[c] from Center to Andrews, Faith I am writing in my capacity as one of the Trustees for Father Merton's Literary Trust. My job is «detailed view»
10. 1983/01/26 TAL from Center to Andrews, Faith It was good to talk with you on the telephone. As I told you then I have been appointed as the Request for missing letters of Merton from W. H. Shannon «detailed view»
11. 1983/02/07 (#01) TLS to Center from Andrews, Faith I'm happy to be able to help you complete your collection of Thomas Merton's letters. I have looked «detailed view»
12. 1983/02/07 (#02) TLS to Center from Andrews, Faith I'm happy to be able to help you complete your collection of Thomas Merton's letters. typed response from Faith Andrews to Shannon's request for missing Merton letters «detailed view»
13. 1983/02/11 TLS from Center to Andrews, Faith I was delighted to receive your letter of February 7, enclosing three of the missing letters from received 3 missing letters of Merton «detailed view»
14. 1983/04/25 TLS[x] from Center to Andrews, Faith I am writing you to inform you that I expect to go to Louisville on May 1 «detailed view»
15. 1983/06/17 HL from Center to Andrews, Faith I have been able to carry out my resolve to spend an overnight at Pleasant Hill «detailed view»
16. 1983/06/25 other to Center from Andrews, Faith The Bookstore is pleased to invite you to a Booksigning Party for Faith Andrews invitation to book signing for Faith Andrews «detailed view»
17. 1983/07/12 HLS to Center from Andrews, Faith Your letter from Pleasant Hill was a beautiful one. Now I must tell you of the exhibition at Albany exhibitions at Albany State Museum «detailed view»
18. 1983/08/07 TLS[c] from Center to Andrews, Faith It was a real joy to meet you and to have the opportunity of talking with you about you husband's letter from Shannon to Faith Andrews regarding their visit «detailed view»
19. 1984/06/15 HLS to Center from Andrews, Faith I wanted to add my hopes to that of the invitation mailed by the Old Chathan Museum regards to invitation from Old Chathans Museum «detailed view»
20. undated/no/no HNS to Center from Andrews, Faith The enclosed is the fund raising enclosure written by Ted for Hancock's first mailing handwritten note enclosed in a pamphlet A Proposal to Save The Shaker Community at Hancock, Massachusetts «detailed view»

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