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Merton's Correspondence with:

Guy Mattison Davenport; Guy Davenport

Davenport, Guy Mattison, 1927-  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967-1968, 1973
Volume: 31 item(s); 34 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

Guy Davenport was a professor of literature at University of Kentucky and author of literary essays, short stories and poetry. He visited Merton's hermitage in 1967 (source: The Courage for Truth, p. 251).

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Related Information and Links

See also published letters from Merton to Davenport in The Courage for Truth, p. 251-254.

Series List

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

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1967/01/20 TLS to Merton I am sending you, at Jonathan Williams' request, Ronald Johnson's book of poems -- one «detailed view»
2. 1967/02/20 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your letter written in the midst of an existential leap from Franklin to Walton «detailed view»
3. 1967/02/20 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter written in the midst of an existential leap from Franklin to Walton «detailed view»
4. 1967/02/20 (#03) HNS[x] from Merton This is the piece I mentioned in my letter. Best wishes [-] Tom. [mimeographed enclosure copy of Merton's essay "The Spiritual Father in the Desert Tradition" - one page only with Merton's handwriting, a note on title page] «detailed view»
5. 1967/02/21 TLS to Merton [I salute in kind, without postures of whatever correctness applies, since I'm not certain whether «detailed view»
6. 1967/02/23 HCS to Merton Thank you for so kindly sharing the meditations on the hermits. Spirit dwells in places, [verso: illuminated manuscript - "Flowers Illuminations - Manuscript XVth - Troyes Library"] «detailed view»
7. 1967/06/05? TLS to Merton A grand picnic, that. If Gene has developed the pictures, I haven't seen 'em. And one will see «detailed view»
8. 1967/06/11 (#01) TL[c] from Merton The book on Bohr that I have just read is the one by Ruth Moore. Quite good, I thought. «detailed view»
9. 1967/06/11 (#02) TALS[x] from Merton The book on Bohr that I have just read is the one by Ruth Moore. Quite good, I thought. «detailed view»
10. 1967/06/11 (#03) other[x] by Merton Note: These "rites", suitably adjusted to fit modern man in his contemporary situation and in his ["Rites for the Extrusion of a Leper" by Thomas Merton - first page (note insert) copied which has Merton's handwritten corrections and handwritten title] «detailed view»
11. 1967/06/13 TLS to Merton You should not have sent us anything half so good. It bites deep, the "Rites for the Extrusion of «detailed view»
12. 1967/08/23? TLS to Merton Hier ist die verboten Dichtung. Zuk's cello stradivario, the Rhodesian Mr Montgomery's «detailed view»
13. 1967/08/27 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton Many thanks for the Dichtung all full of Wahrheit, Schonheit, Gemutlichkeit, and other keits. «detailed view»
14. 1967/08/27 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Many thanks for the Dichtung all full of Wahrheit, Schonheit, Gemutlichkeit, and other keits. «detailed view»
15. 1967/08/29 TLS to Merton Here's the Prologue to the Rites, copied ad litteram except for a comma inserted after «detailed view»
16. 1967/08/30 TLS to Merton A medievalist I caught on the wing today says that "long-hanjed" derives - it seems to him - from «detailed view»
17. 1967/11/04 TLS to Merton I hope the hermitry is snug tonight, king snake and all. I came across the "Day of a Stranger" this «detailed view»
18. 1967/12/28 (#01) TL[c] from Merton I'vebeen [sic] lost and left behind by all the letters. This is to say I liked (way back) your «detailed view»
19. 1967/12/28 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton I'vebeen [sic] lost and left behind by all the letters. This is to say I liked (way back) your «detailed view»
20. 1968/01/08 TALS to Merton I'm just back from visiting my mother, sister, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles in South «detailed view»
21. 1968/03/02 (#01) TN[x] from Merton Herakleitos got crowded out of this one but maybe later. Thanks for the addresses. Keep me in mind [in Laughlin correspondence in the publishing files of David Cooper - likely copied from a carbon sent to James Laughlin] «detailed view»
22. 1968/03/02 (#02) TL[x] from Merton Herakleitos got crowded out of this one but maybe later. Thanks for the addresses. Keep me in mind «detailed view»
23. 1968/03/10 TLS to Merton Thank you for so kindly sending MONKS POND - it's a lovely magazine. "North' is solid work: «detailed view»
24. 1968/03/11 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Here at last is the magazine. I am getting much more material than I anticipated and I doubt that «detailed view»
25. 1968/03/11 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Here at last is the magazine. I am getting much more material than I anticipated and I doubt that «detailed view»
26. 1968/03/11 (#03) TLS[x] from Merton Here at last is the magazine. I am getting much more material than I anticipated and I doubt that [two clippings which could be either enclosures of items kept by Davenport with his last letter from Merton - a newspaper article from the Louisville Courier-Journal, "New Abbot, 36, Is Installed At Gethsemani"; and "books by Thomas Merton - Fr. Louis ocso" (list of books and prices)] «detailed view»
27. 1973/07/10 TLS to Center from Davenport, Guy Yes, with Prof. Kramer and the Twayne Series. He won't find anything to interest him. La Shelley «detailed view»
28. 1973/11/30 TLS[x] from Center to Davenport, Guy Mr. Victor Kramer at Georgia State University has requested permission to look at your «detailed view»
29. 1973/12/03 HNS   Permission rec. by TO'C via [...] 12/3/73 to show - understands the «detailed view»
30. 1973/12/05 TAL[c] from Center to Davenport, Guy Info, please - what is date of birthday of Mary Godwin Shelley and feast day of St. Winfried called «detailed view»
31. 1989/10/22 TLS to Cooper, David I've kept putting off going through ancient files (my sense of orderliness is more apparent than [copy from Cooper file / original kept here and copy in file] whereabouts of letters from Merton «detailed view»

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