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Merton's Correspondence with:

Fr. Heinrich Dumoulin

Dumoulin, Heinrich, Fr., S.J., 1905-1995  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1964
Volume: 10 item(s); 15 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Fr. Heinrich Dumoulin was a Jesuit priest, professor at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, and a scholar of the history of Zen Buddhism. In the mid-seventies, he was the founder and first director of the Nanzen Institute for Religion and Culture.

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Related Information and Links

See also published letters from Merton to Dumoulin in The Hidden Ground of Love, pp. 170-174; and see also the "Johnston, William" file for another Zen scholar at Sophia University. See also Series 13 of the "Fox, James" file for a letter from Merton's abbot to the Trappist abbot general concerning Merton's proposed trip to Japan.

Series List

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

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1964/06/16 TALS to Merton I wish to you my most sincere gratitude for the very kind review of my "History of Zen Buddhism" «detailed view»
2. 1964/07/20 TAL[c] from Merton It is a great pleasure to receive your letter and to be in contact with you. Needless to say, «detailed view»
3. 1964/09/16 TLS to Merton I was glad to receive your kind letter of July 20. The main reason for the long delay of my answer «detailed view»
4. 1964/09/24 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Your letter of the 16th was a very agreeable surprise, and I must say I was delighted to get it. «detailed view»
5. 1964/09/24 (#02) TLS  from Merton to James Fox PETITION In view of the fact that Fr Dumoulin SJ one of the foremost Catholic experts on Buddhism [attached to letter to Dumoulin of the same date] «detailed view»
6. 1964/10/17 (#01) TLS to Merton Thank you for your kind letter of Sept. 24. I am so glad that you are willing to come over to Japan «detailed view»
7. 1964/10/17 (#02) TL[c] to Fox, James For some time I am in correspondence with Father Thomas Merton, whose competent books «detailed view»
8. 1964/11/29 TL[c] from Merton You have perhaps guessed the reason for the long delay in a final answer to the proposal for a trip «detailed view»
9. undated/no/no TLS  from DiSalvo, David / to William Shannon Dear Rev. Shannon, This is all I could come up with about your requested letters: response to Shannon's request for some letters from an assistant to the Curator at Florida State U (?) «detailed view»
10. undated/no/no other   HEINRICH DUMOULIN Born on May 31, 1905 in Wevelinghoven, Rhineland, Germany, biographical information / list of some books he has written «detailed view»

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