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Merton's Correspondence with:

Finley Peter Dunne, Jr.; Finley Dunne, Jr.; Finley P. Dunne, Jr.

Dunne, Finley Peter, Jr.  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1968, 1970
Volume: 16 item(s); 20 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

Peter Dunne was executive director of The Temple of Understanding in Washington, D.C. The organization was founded to promote interreligious dialog and to build a center in Washington to facilitate interfaith education (later, programming of educational programs became the sole emphasis and the idea of building a center was abandoned). Merton was invited to speak at the first international conference of the organization in Calcutta and was able to make this a part of his journey to Asia.

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Related Information and Links

See published letters from Merton to Dunne in Witness to Freedom, pp. 256-258.

Series List

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

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1968/07/18 (#01) TLS to Merton I am writing to you at the suggestion of our good friend and admired colleague, Professor Amiya «detailed view»
2. 1968/07/18 (#02) TL[c] to Merton I am writing to you at the suggestion of our good friend and admired colleague, Professor Amiya «detailed view»
3. 1968/07/23 (#01) TLS from Merton I was delighted to receive your letter of July 18th yesterday. The invitation was most acceptable «detailed view»
4. 1968/07/23 (#02) TL[c] from Merton I was delighted to receive your letter of July 18th yesterday. The invitation was most acceptable «detailed view»
5. 1968/07/30 (#01) TLS to Merton To say I was delighted by your letter would be putting it mildly. I look forward most eagerly «detailed view»
6. 1968/07/30 (#02) TL[c] to Merton To say I was delighted by your letter would be putting it mildly. I look forward most eagerly «detailed view»
7. 1968/08/03 (#01) TLS from Merton Thanks for your fine letter. I certainly don't want to intrude on your program when others could «detailed view»
8. 1968/08/03 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your fine letter. I certainly don't want to intrude on your program when others could «detailed view»
9. 1968/08/12 TL[c] to Merton The reason it has taken me so long to answer your fine letter of August 3 is that my wife and I are «detailed view»
10. 1968/08/21 TLS from Merton Please excuse the somewhat inappropriate stationery-- I've been running a little literary magazine. «detailed view»
11. 1968/08/31 TL[c] to Merton Dear me, time has been leaking away at a frightening pace, as I try to do my W.C. Fields juggling «detailed view»
12. 1968/09/06 TLS from Merton The simplest, most practical, most helpful would be to send a check for $200 if that is agreeable «detailed view»
13. 1968/09/10 TL[c] to Merton I am enclosing our check for $200. Also enclosed are two forms that need to be filled out. «detailed view»
14. 1968/10/03 TALS from Merton I just reached here from Alaska and got your letter, the forms etc. My Passport visa already has «detailed view»
15. 1968/10/10 TALS from Merton There was a little delay in getting your letter as I was on the road. However I have now finished «detailed view»
16. 1970/08/25 TLS to Center from Dunne, Finley During the summer and fall of 1968, I was privileged to have some correspondence with Thomas Merton, «detailed view»

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