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Merton's Correspondence with:

Fr. Illtud Evans

Evans, Illtud, Fr., O.P.  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1961-1967
Volume: 42 item(s); 60 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

Fr. Illtud Evans was a Dominican priest and popular retreat master from Cambridge, England. He did editorial work for Blackfriars (after 1964, New Blackfriars), a publication of the English Dominicans. Many of Evans' letters speak of his travels for the retreats he was giving, including a trip to the Holy Land. In 1966, he moved to St. Albert's College in Oakland, California. (Source: The School of Charity, p. 196.)

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Related Information and Links

See also published letters from Merton to Evans in The School of Charity, pp. 196 [not listed in Index], 231, 252-253, 263-264 and 348; and see also the "Weatherhead, Benet" file.

Series List

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Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1961/08/08 HLS to Merton I should explain that I am a Dominican of the English Province and editor of our monthly review, «detailed view»
2. 1961/09/02 HLS to Merton I arrived at the Bishop's with no more than the usual share of «detailed view»
3. 1961/10/02 HLS to Merton Here I am, at best on my way home - at least, on my way to Boston, from which I take a slow boat «detailed view»
4. 1961/11/26 TLS to Merton I'm delighted, touched, flattered, grateful at your offerings and hope I can use them, some of them «detailed view»
5. 1962/01/23 TALS to Merton Thanks for yours, and for Christian Action in Crisis. I should like to use this and will send it «detailed view»
6. 1962/03/19 HLS to Merton I write this in a convent at Harrow-on-the-hill: the Harrow boys, with their elastic-supported flat «detailed view»
7. 1963/02/23 TLS to Merton Thanks for your letter and the poem (which I'llsend [sic] on to Fr Benet Weatherhead, now the editor «detailed view»
8. 1964/01/13 TAL[c] from Merton I have no idea where this letter will find you, but I hope you are at Cambridge. So first to «detailed view»
9. 1964/01/16 TALS to Merton It was a great joy to hear from you, on - believe it or not - a brilliant, clear morning, and I, «detailed view»
10. 1964/02/04 TALS to Merton I think I did answer your letter? In any case I wrote a formal note to the Abbot saying I'd be «detailed view»
11. 1964/02/20 TAL[c] from Merton We are all happy that you will be here to preach the retreat next year. But I do worry about your «detailed view»
12. 1964/03/20 HPCS to Merton I've been having a rest in Provence and with a Cambridge architect and a Yale friend, have visited [verso: black and white photo of the cloister area of the Cistercian Abbey of Sénanque] «detailed view»
13. 1964/04/15 TALS to Merton I was glad to find your letter - and its fascinating extras awaiting me when I got back from «detailed view»
14. 1964/06/11 TALS to Merton I had lunch with Tom Burns in London yesterday (his brother, Dr Charles Burns, a pioneer of Child «detailed view»
15. 1964/06/24 TAL[c] from Merton Perhaps I will be able to send you something later on for the new Blackfriars. At the moment, «detailed view»
16. 1964/07/02 TLS to Merton I was very glad to hear from you and to get the poem, which I greatly like. I am sending you this «detailed view»
17. 1964/08/03 TAL[c] from Merton Tomorrow is the Feast of St Dominic and I promise to remember you especially at Mass. I am sorry «detailed view»
18. 1964/08/30 TAL[c] from Merton I am not sure if you still need lecture engagements in this area before our retreat. Some of the «detailed view»
19. 1964/09/04 TLS to Merton thanks for yours. I've written to Bellarmine and St Meinrad's, suggesting dates after Jan. 26. «detailed view»
20. 1964/09/22 TALS to Merton Who said old Cunard is out-of-date? I wanted some thin paper, and found a relic. Thanks very much [on stationary of the "Cunard Line R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth"] «detailed view»
21. 1964/09/25 TAL[c] from Merton Gorilla with Gun is not going to appear anywhere here in the form in which you have it or in a way «detailed view»
22. 1964/11/30 TLS to Merton I turned on the radio a moment ago to discover the time and they were doing a programme called «detailed view»
23. 1964/12/07 TL[c] from Merton Well, I always wanted to write a novel, and I know it is a truism that what you want in youth you «detailed view»
24. 1965/01/30 HLS to Merton Only a word to say how glad I was to see you and to have been at Gethsemani. I'll write at length «detailed view»
25. 1965/02/08 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your letter from Pittsburgh. I am glad everything went well there. I will keep your «detailed view»
26. 1965/02/24 TLS to Merton I've had such a muddle of things since I got back that I'm not sure if I answered you [sic] note «detailed view»
27. 1965/04/14 TL[c] from Merton A happy and glorious Easter. To share the joy of the feast, I am sending along a good big chunk «detailed view»
28. 1965/06/19 HLS to Merton I'm sorry I haven't written, but ever since I got back from Palestine I've been terribly tied up - «detailed view»
29. 1965/09/02 TLS[x] from Merton Did I answer your last letter? I am terribly sorry to hear that you are ill and getting over it only [copied from Sub-Section H.7, Accession 2, Hart Working Files] «detailed view»
30. 1966/02/10 HLS to Merton Thanks for your letter and the pictures, which make me look like an unsuccessful novelist «detailed view»
31. 1966/03/03 HLS to Merton I've often meant to write, but you know how it is: with la dolce vita, for in the 4 months «detailed view»
32. 1966/04/22 TLS to Merton I arrived from Barbados last week and am very glad to be here. It looks as though I'm going to be «detailed view»
33. 1966/06/06 TL[c] from Merton It is late to thank you for a letter which I see is dated April 22. I am very glad that you like it «detailed view»
34. 1966/09/25 TLS to Merton Do I owe you a letter? In any case there isn't much sense in trying to establish a debit/credit «detailed view»
35. 1966/09/30 TL[c] from Merton I got your letter this morning and am answering it not out of guilt but because I want to answer it «detailed view»
36. 1967/08/09 TLS to Merton Patrick Quinn, (Irish) professor of architecture at the university of California at Berkeley «detailed view»
37. 1967/09/11 TLS to Merton I'm just back from an exhausting series of congresses which I had to attend for THE TABLET, «detailed view»
38. 1967/09/19 TALS[c] from Merton Many thanks for your letter of the 11th. Glad to hear of you as always. I was invited «detailed view»
39. 1967/10/13 HLS to Merton Of course I understand, and I wonder that you've been patient for so long with the importunate, me «detailed view»
40. 1967/11/09 TL[c] from Merton Sorry for the time lag in replying about "Redeeming the Time". It has not in fact appeared anywhere «detailed view»
41. 1967/11/17 HLS to Merton I don't know whether The Tablet sent you a copy of this week's issue. «detailed view»
42. undated/no/no HPCS to Merton Not going to Petra this time, put it's so lovely that I thought I'd send this [verso: color photo of the Treasury at Petra in Jordan] «detailed view»

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