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Merton's Correspondence with:

Fr. Charles Dumont

Dumont, Charles, Fr., O.C.S.O.  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1953-1968, 1971-1972
Volume: 95 item(s); 117 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

Fr. Charles Dumont was a monk of the Trappist Abbey of Scourmont near Chimay, Belgium. He was editor of Collectanea Cisterciensia and helped establish the English counterpart called Cistercian Studies. (Source: The School of Charity, p. 66.)

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Related Information and Links

See also published letters from Merton to Dumont in The School of Charity, pp. 66-67, 96, 265-266, 275, 322-323, 338-339 and 376-377; and see also the "Squire, Aelred", "Fox, James" and "Gillet, Ignace" files.

Series List

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

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1953/04/04 TALS to Merton J'ai reçu les fichiers sur Aelred du R.P. Sage et je vous remercie de l'amabilité avec laquelle vous «detailed view»
2. 1953/07/23 TLS to Merton J'accuse Jonas d'une douzaine de méridiennes sans sommeil; c'est parfait! Vous pouvez tout oublier «detailed view»
3. 1953/09/02 TALS from Merton I am about two months late in answering letters, so please excuse me. I shall be sending you «detailed view»
4. 1956/07/18 TLS to Merton Le Père André Fracheboud vient de m'envoyer votre article : Monastic Formation according «detailed view»
5. 1956/08/19 TALS from Merton Thanks for your kind note written at Caldey. I am pleased and grateful to have you as my translator «detailed view»
6. 1958/07/17 HLS from Merton The expression Maria [...] is from Ambroise Autpert, an early Benedictine monk and you will «detailed view»
7. 1963/08/07 TLS to Merton Voilà bien longtemps que je n'ai plus eu l'occasion de vous écrire. Et voici que depuis je suis «detailed view»
8. 1963/09/10 HLS from Merton Thanks for your letter of 7 August. I do not know whether or not to congratulate you, but in any «detailed view»
9. 1963/10/10 HLS to Merton Merci de tout coeur pour votre lettre, votre poème (arrivé ici le matin de mon 45e anniversaire) «detailed view»
10. 1963/11/05 (#01) TLS from Merton Thanks for your letter and your remarks on Seneca. I was glad you were interested and will send you «detailed view»
11. 1963/11/05 (#02) TAL[c] from Merton Thanks for your letter and your remarks on Seneca. I was glad you were interested and will send you «detailed view»
12. 1963/11/26 TALS to Merton Merci de votre bonne lettre, de vos poèmes (j'ai beaucoup aimé celui sur "Grace") et surtout «detailed view»
13. 1963/12/24 TLS to Merton Votre article sur Dame Gertrude est sous presse; je n'ai pas envoyé les épreuves parce que nous «detailed view»
14. 1964/02/21? HLS from Merton Here is the article you asked for on the Review. I hope it is satisfactory. This is perhaps «detailed view»
15. 1964/03/28 (#01) TALS from Merton Here is your review of Barsotti. I am afraid it is rather a mess, and I am hoping that you will «detailed view»
16. 1964/03/28 (#02) TAL[c] from Merton Here is your review of Barsotti. I am afraid it is rather a mess, and I am hoping that you will «detailed view»
17. 1964/04/02 TALS to Merton Merci de tout coeur pour tout ce que vous m'envoyez. Vos réflexions sur la Revue sont excellentes «detailed view»
18. 1964/04/08 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton Thanks for your letter of the 2nd. I will gladly take responsibility for bulletins in the fields of «detailed view»
19. 1964/04/08 (#02) TLS from Merton Thanks for your letter of the 2nd. I will gladly take responsibility for bulletins in the fields of [transferred from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files, Accession 2] «detailed view»
20. 1964/05/03 HLS to Merton Par même courrier, mais par bateau, je vous fais parvenu «detailed view»
21. 1964/05/28? HCS from Merton I have received [...] and the other books written that they [verso of note card: "Statue of St. Benedict (by Peter Watts) Abbey of Gethsemani, Ky.] «detailed view»
22. 1964/06/26 (#01) TALS from Merton I think that with some of this Cronique material I had better send you little bits of it as they «detailed view»
23. 1964/06/26 (#02) TL[c] from Merton I think that with some of this Cronique material I had better send you little bits of it as they «detailed view»
24. 1964/07/15 (#01) TLS from Merton As I am at present doing some work on Celtic monasticism I am running across a lot of material that «detailed view»
25. 1964/07/15 (#02) TAL[c] from Merton As I am at present doing some work on Celtic monasticism I am running across a lot of material that «detailed view»
26. 1964/11/13 TL to Merton The manuscript of the next issue being sent to the printer, I have at last the freedom to write to «detailed view»
27. 1964/11/19 HLS from Merton Thanks for your good letter, full of news that is very encouraging. 1) I don't know whether I «detailed view»
28. 1964/11/27 TLS to Merton Thank you very much for your sendings received this morning. As far as I can see at first reading «detailed view»
29. 1964/12/04 (#01) TALS from Merton Thanks for your good letter. Do as you see fit with the two articles. Run them together «detailed view»
30. 1964/12/04 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your good letter. Do as you see fit with the two articles. Run them together «detailed view»
31. 1964/12/19 HLS to Merton Thank you for your letter. In regard to the non-Christian spirituality, I think, that the Bulletin «detailed view»
32. 1965/01/13 TLS to Merton Thank you for your letters. Je vous ai quand même mis parmi les "conseillers de rédaction". «detailed view»
33. 1965/02/05 HLS to Merton J'ai finalement décidé de publier vos compte-rendu dans «detailed view»
34. 1965/02/11 TLS to Merton Pour le nº 4 de cette année, nous voudrions consacrer un fascicule au monachisme non-chrétien. «detailed view»
35. 1965/02/14 (#01) TLS to Merton Thanks for your good letter. I will try to do what I can for you. Certainly the magazine is a good «detailed view»
36. 1965/02/14 (#02) TL[c] to Merton Thanks for your good letter. I will try to do what I can for you. Certainly the magazine is a good «detailed view»
37. 1965/03/15 TLS to Merton Le nº 1 vient de sortir de presse avec vos comptes rendus. Que dois-je faire pour vous faire «detailed view»
38. 1965/03/23 HLS to Merton It is a long time since I wrote. I was actually very ill at the end of December but I am recovering «detailed view»
39. 1965/04/25 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your letter and also for the new Collectanea and for the offprints of my articles. «detailed view»
40. 1965/05/19 HLS from Merton Here is an article which I think is very fine and I think is very fine and I have asked the author «detailed view»
41. 1965/05/25 TLS to Merton Thank you for your last two sendings. L'article sur The biblical foundations of monasticism «detailed view»
42. 1965/05/28 HLS from Merton Please do not use the hermit article yet. I offered it some time ago, before sending it to «detailed view»
43. 1965/06/01 TALS to Merton Your letter about the article on eremitism came as a surprise, since I never had the idea that it «detailed view»
44. 1965/06/05 TLS from Merton The people at Monastic Studies have cleared the way for you to use eremitism, as they will probably «detailed view»
45. 1965/06/15 TLS to Merton Un retard dans l'impression me permet de vous envoyer les épreuves de votre articles sur «detailed view»
46. 1965/06/18 (#01) TALS from Merton J'ai reçu votre lettre ce matin après que je vous avais envoie les épreuves, a vous, non pas «detailed view»
47. 1965/06/18 (#02) TL[c] from Merton J'ai reçu votre lettre ce matin après que je vous avais envoie les épreuves, a vous, non pas «detailed view»
48. 1965/07/14 (#01) TLS from Merton I am enclosing a review written by one of our brothers. I am very happy that he has decided «detailed view»
49. 1965/07/14 (#02) TL[c] from Merton I am enclosing a review written by one of our brothers. I am very happy that he has decided «detailed view»
50. 1965/07/15 TLS[x] from Merton You may certainly keep the carbon of Chuang Tzu for a while, I have no urgent need for it. There is a question as to whether this letter is to Charles Dumont «detailed view»
51. 1965/07/19 TALS to Merton Reading again the article on "The climate of monastic prayer", before sending it back to Westmalle, «detailed view»
52. 1965/07/22 TLS from Fox, James I received your gracious note of July 13 in regard to your Board of Directors Meeting for the [see letter of the same date in "Fox, James" file to Abbot General Ignace Gillet] «detailed view»
53. 1965/07/23 (#01) TLS from Merton Today I am passing your letter of the 19th to the Master of Students who will see to it that someone «detailed view»
54. 1965/07/23 (#02) TAL[c] from Merton Today I am passing your letter of the 19th to the Master of Students who will see to it that someone «detailed view»
55. 1965/07/26 HALS from Merton Here is a report you asked for -- the others have been assigned. One Father says he cannot find «detailed view»
56. 1965/09/13 TLS from Merton Thanks for your letter. I assure you that I am not at all surprised at the outcome of your «detailed view»
57. 1965/09/14 TLS to Merton Dom Samson et moi-même souhaitons publier votre article "The Council and monasticism". «detailed view»
58. 1965/09/18 TALS from Merton Thanks for your good letter of the 14th. About "The Council and Monasticism", having appeared «detailed view»
59. 1965/10/04 TLS from Merton The best man to coordinate the work of a team here is Fr Eudes who is in charge of the students «detailed view»
60. 1965/10/18 TLS to Merton You are welcome to review J.PIEPER, In Tune with the World. May I remind you of the review you «detailed view»
61. 1965/10/25 (#01) TLS from Merton The Pieper review will be on its way to you shortly. Should I also do a piece for the Bulletin, «detailed view»
62. 1965/10/25 (#02) TL[c] from Merton The Pieper review will be on its way to you shortly. Should I also do a piece for the Bulletin, «detailed view»
63. 1965/11/12 TLS to Merton Father Paul sent me on CONJECTURES for censoring and told me to send the mss on to you when «detailed view»
64. 1966/02/01 HNS from Merton Here is a Bulletin on an Italian article -- I took the risk of doing it on the chance that it was «detailed view»
65. 1966/05/27 (#01) TLS from Merton Your letter of March 23 from Caldey was written on the day when I went to the hospital for a serious «detailed view»
66. 1966/05/27 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Your letter of March 23 from Caldey was written on the day when I went to the hospital for a serious «detailed view»
67. 1966/06/07 TLS to Merton Merci de votre lettre. Je suis heureux de savoir que vous allez mieux. Pour moi je suis rentré «detailed view»
68. 1966/06/13 TL from Merton Thanks for your letter of the 7th which I received this morning. I am sending you herewith [bottom of letter seems to be cut off] «detailed view»
69. 1966/07/07 (#01) TLS from Merton You remember those notes on "Psychedelic spirituality" that I sent you as a sort of bulletin «detailed view»
70. 1966/07/07 (#02) TL[c] from Merton You remember those notes on "Psychedelic spirituality" that I sent you as a sort of bulletin «detailed view»
71. 1966/11/18 TLS to Merton Il y a un bon moment que je ne vous écrit. En fait j'ai été assez malade toute cette année. «detailed view»
72. 1966/11/25 (#01) TALS from Merton I was certainly very relieved to hear from you. I worried about your health and was wondering what «detailed view»
73. 1966/11/25 (#02) TL[c] from Merton I was certainly very relieved to hear from you. I worried about your health and was wondering what «detailed view»
74. 1967/01/03 (#01) TALS from Merton Here are two more "bulletins" for the non-Christian department. If you see anything you think «detailed view»
75. 1967/01/03 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Here are two more "bulletins" for the non-Christian department. If you see anything you think «detailed view»
76. 1967/01/31 (#01) TLS from Merton You remember the Bulletin I sent in recently on an article of Fr Johnson S.J. on Zen and Mysticism. «detailed view»
77. 1967/01/31 (#02) TL[c] from Merton You remember the Bulletin I sent in recently on an article of Fr Johnson S.J. on Zen and Mysticism. «detailed view»
78. 1967/04/20 HLS to Merton Merci de votre lettre et des corrections «detailed view»
79. 1967/07/15 TLS to Merton Voilà bien longtemps que je ne vous aie écrit ou que je n'aie reçu un message de vous. «detailed view»
80. 1967/07/19 (#01) TALS from Merton I would have wanted to write more on psychedelics but there is just no end to it. «detailed view»
81. 1967/07/19 (#02) TAL[c] from Merton I would have wanted to write more on psychedelics but there is just no end to it. «detailed view»
82. 1967/08/17 TLS to Merton Votre article sur le Zen est composé, mais malheureusement on vous l'a expédié par courrier «detailed view»
83. 1967/09/11 (#01) TLS from Merton I am not quite sure whether I will find you at Scourmont or still at Bruges. But anyway, I am «detailed view»
84. 1967/09/11 (#02) TL[c] from Merton I am not quite sure whether I will find you at Scourmont or still at Bruges. But anyway, I am «detailed view»
85. 1967/10/30 TALS from Merton Thanks for yours of the 19th. It was held up a bit in reaching me, but I should have answered «detailed view»
86. 1968/01/18 (#01) HCS to Merton In souvenir des heures heureuses passées à Gethsemani. fr Charles Dumont. 18.1.1968 [verso: decorated card with quote from Maurice Maeterlinck] «detailed view»
87. 1968/01/18 (#02) HLS to Merton En [...] je n'ai pas risqué une visite à votre ermitage. «detailed view»
88. 1968/02/12 TLS from Merton A letter from the Sister of Maredret -- entrusted to me for you-- gives me an opportunity to write «detailed view»
89. 1968/04/08 TALS to Merton Me voici rentré depuis quinze jours seulement de mon grand tour des monastères américains. «detailed view»
90. 1968/04/13 (#01) TLS from Merton Admire the letterhead of my magazine! A copy of the magazine is on its way to you by surface mail. «detailed view»
91. 1968/04/13 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Admire the letterhead of my magazine! A copy of the magazine is on its way to you by surface mail. «detailed view»
92. 1968/12/05 HPCS[x] from Merton My Asian trip has so far been really remarkable. Very fine contacts with Tibetan Buddhists - a good [written from Singapore] «detailed view»
93. 1971/10/13 HLS to Center from Dumont, Charles Returning from Gethsemani, I am sending there letters received from Fr Louis. I was told «detailed view»
94. 1972/01/11 TL[c] from Center to Dumont, Charles Thank you for the letters from Merton. They will make a valuable addition to the collection, «detailed view»
95. undated/12/01 TLS from Merton I saw this excellent article and thought you might like to consider it, though it is by a nun «detailed view»

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