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Merton's Correspondence with:

John Howard Griffin; John H. Griffin; Griffin, John H.; John Griffin

Griffin, John Howard, 1920-1980  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1962-1971
Volume: 229 item(s); 280 pg(s)

Scope and Content

John Howard Griffin and Merton discuss issues such as civil rights, developments in the Catholic Church, politics, shared friendship with Jacques Maritain, and a shared love of photography. The file contains carbon copies of Merton's letters to Griffin and original letters from Griffin to Merton. There is also an original photograph by Griffin of the mother of Clyde Kennard, and there are photocopies of photographs by Griffin and by Merton.

Biography

John Howard Griffin was a journalist and author of a book that Merton read and found inspirational, Black Like Me, in which Griffin took medication to darken his skin and traveled throughout the racially segregated south of the late 1950's. Griffin first came to Gethsemani and met Merton in the early 1960's. Thereafter, he often visited and struck up a correspondence with Merton. He was also friends with Jacques Maritain who met with him and Merton in October of 1966 at Gethsemani. Griffin helped foster a love of photography in Merton and provided cameras, film and developing for him. Griffin was appointed Merton's official biographer, but was unable to finish his planned biography due to health troubles. Despite this, he produced a book on Merton's photography called A Hidden Wholeness: The Visual World of Thomas Merton. Two books using materials collected while working on Merton's biography were published after Griffin's death, The Hermitage Journal: A Diary Kept While Working on the Biography of Thomas Merton and Follow the Ecstasy: Thomas Merton, the Hermitage Years 1965-1968. All letters are written from Griffin's home in Texas, unless otherwise stated. He was in Mansfield, Texas, until midway through 1966, then in Fort Worth.

Usage Guidelines and Restrictions

Please click here for general restrictions concerning Merton's correspondence.

Note: records marked as "Gethsemani Tadié Files" are in the "Tadié, Marie" file in the correspondence in the regular sequence of chronology.

Related Information and Links

See also published letters from Merton to Griffin in The Road to Joy, pp. 131-141; and see also the "Collins, Angela of the Eucharist, Mother," "Landry, Lionel", "Maritain, Jacques" and "Tadié, Marie" files.

Series List

Series NumberSeries NameTotal Records
1 Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Merton. 159
2 Letters between John Howard Griffin and Jacques Maritain 9
3 Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompson 50
4 Letters from John Howard Griffin to August Thompson 11

Container List

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1. Series 1: 1962/01/04 TLS[x] to Merton Thank you so much for your letter which I answer immediatel[y.] Yes, Raissa's Journal - Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
2. Series 1: 1962/12/12 TALS to Merton This will have to be sketchy, but there are a number of things to tell you. First, I want to thank Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
3. Series 1: 1962/12/29 TLS[x] to Merton Our mutual friend, Jacques Maritain, to conserve energy and postage asks me to deliver many messages Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
4. Series 1: 1962/12/31 TLS[x] from Merton This letter may or may not be completely intelligible as I have a nasty virus infection and can Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
5. Series 1: 1963/03/10 TLS[x] to Merton A note in haste. I had to fly back here because of my daughter's illness. She is much better now. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
6. Series 1: 1963/03/22 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for the card and the previous letter. I am glad to hear the photos turned out nicely. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
7. Series 1: 1963/04/03 TLS[x] from Merton The pictures arrived and they are magnificent. I do not speak of the subject, which is mediocre, Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
8. Series 1: 1963/04/15 TLS[x] to Merton Another brief note. I am wondering if your letter - the request for photos parallels Father Abbot's Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
9. Series 1: 1963/05/09 (#01) TLS to Merton A brief note to tell you that I have finally found a moment to print up the pix. They are drying Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
10. Series 1: 1963/05/09 (#02) other   Clyde Kennard's mother Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [5"x7" b/w photo Griffin took of the mother of Clyde Kennard - Clyde was an African-American who tried to enroll in the all-white Mississippi Southern College but was unfairly framed by the state's Sovereignty Commission and sentenced to 7 years - after release in 1963, cancer left untreated in prison killed him] «detailed view»
11. Series 1: 1963/05/15 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton First I want to thank you for all the pictures. For all the ones you sent to the people everywhere Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
12. Series 1: 1963/05/15 (#02) other[x] by Merton And the children of Birmingham Walked into the story Of Grandma's teeth ("Better to love you with") Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [Merton sends Griffin a hand corrected manuscript of Merton's poem "And the Children of Birmingham"] «detailed view»
13. Series 1: 1963/05/31 TLS to Merton Thank you for your letter of May 28, and the most moving poem about the children of Birmingham. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
14. Series 1: 1963/06/10 TL[x] to Merton P.D. East has just sent me a copy of his note to you, and it occurs to me that you may not remember Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
15. Series 1: 1963/07/12 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for letting me know about Clyde. I offered Mass for him this morning. I am sure that his life Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
16. Series 1: 1963/07/15 TLS[x] to Merton In great haste. Thank you for your letter. Yes, you know now that three of the photos of you have Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
17. Series 1: 1963/07/20 TLS[x] to Merton Thank you for these mailings, particularly your own pieces, which mean a great deal more to me than Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
18. Series 1: 1963/08/07 TLS[x] to Merton I talked with Ed Keating on the phone today, and he was raving about what he called your spectacular Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
19. Series 1: 1963/08/18 TLS[x] from Merton This piece by Illtud Evans seemed to me to be excellent. I am glad he is going to be in this issue Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
20. Series 1: 1963/08/30 TLS[x] to Merton Am just in this afternoon from a lengthy trip. God love you for that letter and the paragraph Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
21. Series 1: 1963/09/15 TLS to Merton I have just returned from a few days in Mississippi and Northern Louisiana. Brought P.D. out with Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
22. Series 1: 1963/09/19 HLS[x] from Merton I heard the awful news from Birmingham while I was in a hospital with a cervical disk, which I hoped Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
23. Series 1: 1963/10/29 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton Ramparts reached me today. It is really powerful. The combination worked out very well. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
24. Series 1: 1963/10/29 (#02) TLS[x] to Merton I leave later in the day for more lectures, but I could not get away without thanking you for your Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
25. Series 1: 1964/02/02 HLS to Merton In haste. Just came in from Chicago where I was with Dick Gregory who dashed into Miss. tonight Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
26. Series 1: 1964/02/07? HNS[x] from Merton Good thing you did not come in January because we were on retreat and I would not have been able Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [no year given, but seems to be 1964 from context, see "Kreyche, Robert J." file] «detailed view»
27. Series 1: 1964/12/04 TL[c] from Merton It was good to hear from you again and above all thanks for the fantastic picture of Maritain. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
28. Series 1: 1964/12/21 TLS to Merton I finally got to make the prints you wanted, and this note is to tell you that I will make up Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
29. Series 1: 1965/01/27 HLS to Merton Wonderful to see you. Forgot to mention that Bob Hoyt, Editor, National Catholic Reporter, Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [Griffin writes from the Riverside Motor Inn, Lansing, Michigan] «detailed view»
30. Series 1: 1965/02/03 HNS[x] from Merton I thought I had sent you a card about this - may be something happened to it. TM. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [date from postmark] «detailed view»
31. Series 1: 1965/02/22 TLS to Merton I have just read your piece in Blackfriars and wanted to tell you how splendid I thought it Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
32. Series 1: 1965/02/26 HLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your note - sorry to hear you had to go to hospital but I hope you get a good rest Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
33. Series 1: 1965/03/30 TAL[c] from Merton Good to get your letter and to hear that you are more or less resting. This is just to say you are Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
34. Series 1: 1965/04/28? HNS[x] from Merton I asked the Sister at St Louis to send you the drawing Dancer II, and I hope you will like it. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [note not dated but likely referring to letter Merton sent above date to Sr. Gabriel Mary Hoare, S.L., of Webster College, St. Louis, Missouri] «detailed view»
35. Series 1: 1965/05/04 TLS to Merton Thank you for your note. Am delighted about the drawing and look forward eagerly to receiving it. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
36. Series 1: 1965/06/30 TLS to Merton A brief note this late night of the eve of another surgery to get your reaction to a project. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
37. Series 1: 1965/07/11 TAL[c] from Merton I am delighted to hear that you are getting out a Reader. Splendid. Above all I am glad that some Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
38. Series 1: 1965/07/21 TLS to Merton Thank you for the permission to use the portrait and for the note. I was particularly taken with Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
39. Series 1: 1966/03/22 HLS[x] from Merton Will pray for le 4e enfant! It is now my turn for the hospital. Back operation Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
40. Series 1: 1966/04/08 HLS[x] from Merton Father Abbot has given permission for you and Jacques to visit Gethsemani and I certainly look Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
41. Series 1: 1966/05/27 TAL[c] from Merton I have been wondering what became of you. Glad to get your much delayed letter of May 19th which Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
42. Series 1: 1966/08/03 TLS to Merton What great and beautiful pages I read in Life from your new book. Am sending this to Jacques Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
43. Series 1: 1966/08/15 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for your note and for sending the Life piece on to Jacques. I was the last man in the country Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
44. Series 1: 1966/08/19 TLS to Merton Thank you for your note which came just as I was about to write you a message from Jacques. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
45. Series 1: 1966/08/24 TLS to Merton A note in haste to ask an act of charity of you. Lillian Smith is in Emory Hospital in Atlanta with Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
46. Series 1: 1966/09/05 TLS[x] from Merton Glad to hear you are established in a convenient new place. Will look forward to your visit Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
47. Series 1: 1966/09/26 TLS to Merton Your packet arrived at a splendid time since I am down from last Friday's cutting and have spent Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
48. Series 1: 1966/11/16 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Just heard from Jacques today. Marvelous about Le Paysan and the Mauriac review and the sales. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
49. Series 1: 1966/11/16 (#02) TLS to Merton A brief note to tell you that the root negatives arrived in perfect condition from Canada this Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
50. Series 1: 1966/11/20 TLS to Merton In haste to tell you that I have not yet sent the contacts because I have still four more rolls Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
51. Series 1: 1966/11/21 HALS from Tadié, Marie I am sorry to have waited so long to answer your kind letter of September 26. But I never received Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [from Marie Tadié to Griffin - see "Tadié, Marie" file] «detailed view»
52. Series 1: 1966/11/27 TLS[x] from Merton Thanks for both letters. No rush atvall about the contact sheets, I just feared they were lost. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
53. Series 1: 1966/11/28 TLS to Fox, James The enclosed letter from Marie Tadié is self-explanatory (alas, and more, revealing) and I thought Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [from Griffin to Dom James Fox, Abbot of Gethsemani - see "Tadié, Marie" file] «detailed view»
54. Series 1: 1966/12/07 TLS to Merton A letter from Jacques today with these "messages" for you: "Si tu as l'occasion d'ecrire a Tom Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
55. Series 1: 1966/12/12 (#01) TLS to Fox, James Enlosed [sic] an excellent review of Tom;s [sic] book. Also it occurs to me that if you need an Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [from Griffin to Dom James Fox, Abbot of Gethsemani - see "Tadié, Marie" file] «detailed view»
56. Series 1: 1966/12/12 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Many many thanks for the magnificent root prints. I signed them as you requested and have sent Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
57. Series 1: 1966/12/13 (#01) TLS to Merton Only a word to tell you that the signed photos arrived back here safely and in perfect condition. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
58. Series 1: 1966/12/13 (#02) other   Yosuf Karsh [-] Andreas Feininger [-] Margaret Bourke-White [-] Earl Theissen [-] Todd Walker Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [enclosed with 1966/12/13 letter, in which Griffin states, "I am enclosing a list of photographers whose work is on permanent display in a Photography Hall of Fame in Los Angeles (Reseda High School)"] «detailed view»
59. Series 1: 1966/12/30 TLS to Merton Very briefly to bring you up to date (if I have already done so, forgive the repeat.) Joseph Cunneen Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
60. Series 1: 1966/12/no? HNS[x] from Merton Many thanks for the message from Jacques. I finally heard from Doris Dana and I think she will be Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [no date, but seems to reply to Griffin letter of 1966/12/07 and matches context of first visit by Doris Dana] «detailed view»
61. Series 1: 1967/01/02 TLS to Merton Here are some of the prints. As I wrote you, I will send them as I make them rather than try Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
62. Series 1: 1967/01/10 TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for the prints of the two groups in the hermitage and of the Mass. Very fine indeed. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
63. Series 1: 1967/01/13 TLS to Merton Thank you for your letter and the mimeographed Christmas letter (which I had not seen). How nicely Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
64. Series 1: 1967/02/02 TLS[x] from Merton Jacques wrote the other day. He wanted me to call you on the phone about Raissa's Journal. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
65. Series 1: 1967/02/06 TLS to Merton Thank you for your letter. In great, great haste to send an answer. When the Gallaghers of Bruce Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
66. Series 1: 1967/02/18 TL[c] from Merton Thanks much for the letter and the negatives which arrive safely and are now in the stage of contact Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
67. Series 1: 1967/04/03 TLS[x] to Merton In great haste. I have just been preparing a large photographic documentary on Jacques for Italian Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
68. Series 1: 1967/04/05? HNS[x] from Merton OK the pictures only the hermitage must not be mentioned - no allusion to solitary life Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
69. Series 1: 1967/04/22 TLS to Merton In great haste to reassure you that I sent the message to Bernard not to make any mention of any Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
70. Series 1: 1967/06/21 TL[c] from Merton I don't know how you are, but I am hoping you are well enough to read this and the enclosed Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
71. Series 1: 1967/06/24 (#01) TLS to Merton I think you hit it very much on the head about the Paysan. In the difficult spots, it seems Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
72. Series 1: 1967/06/24 (#02) TALS to Merton I forgot to tell you that the translator called me, very unhappy about my many corrections; he said: Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
73. Series 1: 1967/06/24 (#03) TALS[c] to Maritain, Jacques Je te joins une lettre que je viens écrire a Tom Merton en réponse a une lettre qu'il m'a Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [carbon copy enclosed to Merton of a letter from Griffin to Jacques Maritain] «detailed view»
74. Series 1: 1967/06/29 TLS to Merton Just to keep you informed. A good deal has now been straightened out. Mr. Cuneen called me Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
75. Series 1: 1967/07/02 TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for your three letters. I certainly think the best solution is for someone to go over Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
76. Series 1: 1967/07/03 TL[c] from Merton One word that I forgot to add to my letter of yesterday. I hope you have not written to Anne Ford Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
77. Series 1: 1967/07/05 TLS to Merton A cable from Jacques this morning asks me to come with corrected (as much as possible) manuscript Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
78. Series 1: 1967/07/06 TLS to Merton I have just received a cable from Jacques, which reads: THANKS FOR SPLENDID IDEA. HOPE Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
79. Series 1: 1967/07/25 TLS to Merton A note on the eve of my departure to ask for your prayers for this venture. Right now I am like Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
80. Series 1: 1967/08/04 TLS to Merton A word from here where you are so often in our thoughts. Tonight we read the letter about the death Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [writing from the Chateau de Kolbsheim in France while visiting Jacques Maritain] «detailed view»
81. Series 1: 1967/08/24 TAL[c] from Merton Are you back? I want to get this to you before you undergo more surgery. I hope everything went Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
82. Series 1: 1967/08/28 TLS to Merton Thank you for your letter and especially for the Hot Summer of Sixty Seven notes, which I will read Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
83. Series 1: 1967/09/02 TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for your letter and the enclosed pix. The one of Jacques is especially charming. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
84. Series 1: 1967/09/09 TLS to Merton Greg and I worked together and very carefully on the first roll to determine the kind of development Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
85. Series 1: 1967/09/12 TALS[x] from Merton God bless you and Greg. The contacts are fine, and I can see you will get marvelously sensitive Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
86. Series 1: 1967/09/15 TLS to Merton Thank you for your letter and the enclosed cropped contacts. This is just to let you know what your Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
87. Series 1: 1967/09/17 TLS to Merton Enclosed are six pictures on different papers (the numbers marked on the back) all of them #3 grade. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
88. Series 1: 1967/09/20 TLS to Merton Here are contact sheets C and D. One of the photos of the beautiful wheel (D10) has a red mark Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
89. Series 1: 1967/09/21 TL[c] from Merton First, thanks very much for the advice about sales. Actually I have been contemplating only very Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
90. Series 1: 1967/09/25 TNS to Merton Thank you for the instructions and clarifications. Yes, we will return the marked contacts when Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
91. Series 1: 1967/09/26 TNS to Merton Rec'd copy of current MOTIVE this afternoon so mystery of the photos from Nashville is solved. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
92. Series 1: 1967/09/27 TLS to Merton A note from Bonazzi this morning. He wants one of your prints for a cover for Latitudes #5 (to Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
93. Series 1: 1967/09/29 (#01) TLS to Merton Thank you for your letter and the check. Gregory is delighted that you are delighted. He does not Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
94. Series 1: 1967/09/29 (#02) TL[c] from Merton This check is for Roll A-- and I added a little extra because of the postage. Will take care of the Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
95. Series 1: 1967/10/01 (#01) TLS to Merton In a separate package I am sending you a dummy mock-up of the January Latitudes so you Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
96. Series 1: 1967/10/01 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton I marked the contacts for cropping but they were too late for yesterday's mail. They'll go out, like Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
97. Series 1: 1967/10/02 TLS to Merton Forgive the influx. Poor Gregory is about to lose his mind and so am I. He is home today from Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
98. Series 1: 1967/10/03 (#01) TLS[c] to Bonazzi, Robert Gregory and I are in a dudgeon over these Merton photos. After we mocked up a first cover. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [carbon copy sent to Merton - see 1967/10/03[2] for note to Merton typed on the same page] «detailed view»
99. Series 1: 1967/10/03 (#02) TN to Merton You will probably have the prints from E&F when you receive this. I enclose a marvelous can Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [note to Merton typed on the same page as 1967/10/03[1] letter to Robert Bonazzi] «detailed view»
100. Series 1: 1967/10/03 (#03) TL[c] from Merton Thanks for the two possibilities for the Latitude covers. Actually I much prefer the big stones: Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
101. Series 1: 1967/10/03 (#04) TALS[x] from Merton Thanks for the two possiblities for the Latitude covers. Actually I much prefer the big stones: Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
102. Series 1: 1967/10/08 TLS to Merton A hasty word to tell you that Bonazzi was here, and before I told him your choice of cover, Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
103. Series 1: 1967/10/13 TLS to Merton Weird things - your cropped sheets of E & F, mailed there Sept. 30, postmarked Fr. Worth, Sept. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
104. Series 1: 1967/10/16 TL[c] from Merton I'm glad everything is settled with Bonazzi, and happy he can use the materials. Glad too that the Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
105. Series 1: 1967/11/06 TLS to Merton Your letter to Gregory this morning reminds me that I have not written to thank you for sending Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
106. Series 1: 1967/12/01? TLS[x] from Merton This year has gone by fast, and not without sorrows. Besides the death of Victor Hammer last summer Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
107. Series 1: 1967/12/08 TL[c] from Merton Just time for a brief note, to enclose this check for Greg, before I go down to concelebrate Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
108. Series 1: 1967/12/10 TCS to Merton Thanks for your wonderful personal letter and Christmas letter. The services have carried the news Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
109. Series 1: 1967/12/15 TCS to Merton Your pix are done and just marvelous. Greg even made you a few of these cards just for the fun Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
110. Series 1: 1967/12/no? HCS[x] from Merton Love and joy to all of you at Christmas. Thanks for everything, all the marvelous prints Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
111. Series 1: 1968/01/05 TAL[c] from Merton At last the Christmas rush is over and I can breathe again. Thanks for your good letter about the Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
112. Series 1: 1968/01/08 TLS to Merton As soon as the "donor" returns from a short trip, I will contact him about the camera. What you Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
113. Series 1: 1968/02/03 TLS[x] from Merton Did Greg ever get a chance to look at those three rolls of film I sent at the beginning of Jan? Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
114. Series 1: 1968/03/03 TLS[x] from Merton Just a word to thank you for the marvelous photo autographed by Jacques and you. Dan has told me Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
115. Series 1: 1968/03/12 TLS to Merton Thank you for Greg's check which arrived today. Now, I have some business to discuss about Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
116. Series 1: 1968/03/15 HLS[x] from Merton Your letter came in this morning. I think the camera idea is a very practical one and I'll also Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
117. Series 1: 1968/03/27 TL[c] from Merton Your letter about the camera was one of the most exciting things that ever happened. THE most Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
118. Series 1: 1968/03/29 TL[c] from Merton It is fabulous. What a joy of a thing to work with. I am sending the two first rolls and hoping Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
119. Series 1: 1968/04/01 TLS to Merton I cannot tell you how happy Greg and I are that you like the camera and lenses. That 100mm lens Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
120. Series 1: 1968/04/04 HLS to Merton I think of you and men like you this sleepless night. I announced Dr. King's death at my lecture Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [written from the Travelodge hotel in Utica, New York] «detailed view»
121. Series 1: 1968/04/14 TLS to Merton Ihave [sic] been processing my Washington and Baltimore photos and fell into such grief I could not Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [photocopy of one of Merton's photographs of a niche in the cloister wall of Gethsemani with a piece of art with Mary and the baby Jesus] «detailed view»
122. Series 1: 1968/04/16 HLS[x] from Merton Pix and letter arrived today a quick answer (hence the messy paper): By all means come the 26th. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
123. Series 1: 1968/05/01 TCS to Merton This is a great portrait in a blow-up, certainly the best since the ones I took on my first visit. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [close-up photograph of Merton by Griffin on card] «detailed view»
124. Series 1: 1968/05/03 TLS to Merton Am back in town for four days and write you late at night and in great haste. Gregory will get Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
125. Series 1: 1968/05/04 HLS[x] from Merton Picture is fine. Go ahead and use - I've aged a bit. Hope you are ok - sorry for walking you off Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
126. Series 1: 1968/05/15 HPCS[x] from Merton Just leaving for New Mexico after 8 days at this fabulous convent of the Redwoods, 200 mi. north Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
127. Series 1: 1968/05/24 TLS[x] from Merton Many thanks for the contacts and especially for the marvelous blowups. I am so happy that Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
128. Series 1: 1968/06/20 TALS[x] from Merton Thanks so much for the magnifying glass which arrived safely. It is certainly a great help. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
129. Series 1: 1968/07/01 TLS[x] from Merton Many thanks for all the new contacts-- everything arrived ok. I'd like to put in a small order Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
130. Series 1: 1968/07/03 TPCS to Merton Have done the special order. These are some of the most beautiful ones you have ever made. I judge Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
131. Series 1: 1968/07/13 TLS to Merton No, Gregory does not want to give up handling your processing, and he was distressed that you Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
132. Series 1: 1968/07/17 TLS[x] from Merton Happy to get your letter. I understand perfectly, and there is no hurry -- but hope to get prints Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
133. Series 1: 1968/08/03 TL[c] from Merton Gawd, I never saw anyone whose physical appearance was so affected by a Papal Encyclical. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
134. Series 1: 1968/08/15 TLS[x] from Merton The calligraphy took an awful long time to get here-- maybe two weeks or more. I am sending a note Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
135. Series 1: 1968/08/21 TLS[x] from Merton Really distressing about those chemicals! Fortunately I got a couple of the ones I liked best into Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
136. Series 1: 1968/08/28 TALS[x] from Merton Many, many thanks for all the fine prints. They are more handsome than ever. I hope to use quite Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
137. Series 1: 1968/08/31? HNS[x] from Merton Many, many thanks for all the fine prints. They are more handsome than ever. I hope to use quite Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
138. Series 1: 1968/08/no? (#01) TLS to Merton Just trying to be good Catholics, Love, John Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [refers to enclosure] «detailed view»
139. Series 1: 1968/08/no? (#02) other   GRIFFIN SUPPORTS POPE'S BIRTH CONTROL STATEMENT FT. WORTH, TX--- J. Griffin, Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [a humorous enclosure meant to look like a press release making light of the Pope Paul VI's statement against birth control - includes a photograph of an African wood carving which Griffin states is a portrait by his wife of him] «detailed view»
140. Series 1: 1968/09/14 HLS[x] from Merton Two rolls will be coming to you from out here. I think I have better ones of the Church now and they Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [written from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, Abiquiu, New Mexico] «detailed view»
141. Series 1: 1968/11/09 TLS[x] from Merton Today I am sending out a box of five films which cover most of what I have taken in India and so far Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [written on stationery of the Hotel Imperial, New Delhi, India] «detailed view»
142. Series 1: 1968/12/07 HLS[x] from Merton Japan airlines hit me for overweight yesterday - I hit back by moving up to 1st class (where the Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [written on stationery of the Oriental Hotel, Bangkok] «detailed view»
143. Series 1: 1968/12/11 telegram[x]  from Hart, Patrick / to John Howard Griffin WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE DEATH OF FATHER THOMAS MERTAON [sic] IN BANGKOK Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
144. Series 1: 1969/09/18 TLS[x] from Say, Celestine Thank you for your letter of September 9. It was thoughtful of you to send me copies of the photo Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [group of priests and men and women religious identified from a group photo taken at the 1968 meeting Merton attended in Bangkok (the photograph is in the Merton Collection, B1968-12-16 / photo included: Very Rev. Maxime Thong, Prior, Cistercian Abbey of Phuoc-Sor, Thu-Duc, South Vietnam; Rev. Jean Leclercq, Abbey of Clairvaux, Luxembourg; Merton; Rt. Rev. Abbot C. P. Tholens, Secretariat, Aide a l'Implantation Monastique; Sister Marie de la Croix, Cistercian Abbey of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Seiboen, Jurenji, Japan; Rev. Paul Gordan, Secretariat, A.I.M. (Beuron, Germany); Sr. Beda Kim, Fatima Hospital, Taegu, South Korea; and Rev. Mother Rosemarie Enriquez, Prioress, Immaculate Heart of Mary Abbey, Vigan, Ilocos, Sur, Philippines] «detailed view»
145. Series 1: 1970/07/20 TALS[x] from Eliasoph, Paula My friendship with Thomas Merton was by correspondence, although I was a contemporary of his father, Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [see also "Eliasoph, Paula (Rubin)" file in Section A] «detailed view»
146. Series 1: 1970/08/10 TL[x] from Devereux, Don The box of 30 color slides from May 1968 represent photos taken variously in three general locations Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [from Don Devereux (see also Devereux file) to Br. Patrick Hart and Griffin - identifies locations of 30 color slides Merton took in May 1968 on this trip to New Mexico (possibly corresponding to 1129-1161 in Merton's photographs) including three main locations: area around Poshuuingue (Pueblo Indian village) and the Tewa World Shrine (45 miles northwest of Santa Fe); Ghost Ranch where Georgia O'Keeffe was in residence; and the Monastery of Christ in the Desert «detailed view»
147. Series 1: 1971/07/12 TLS[x] from Marshall, Thomas M. Father Merton was diagnosed as having cervical spondylosis for which an anterior cervical fusion Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [in Michael Mott papers from Northwestern - likely medical records requested by John Howard Griffin on a procedure on Merton's back, March 25, 1966] «detailed view»
148. Series 1: 1971/07/13 TLS[x] from Gilmore, Alan This lettter represents an attempt to record an 'anecdote' or two connection with my memories Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [from Fr. M. Alan Gilmore, O.C.S.O. of Gethsemani Abbey] «detailed view»
149. Series 1: 1971/08/20 (#01) TLS[x] from Gilmore, Alan Thank you for your letter. I'm happy that those anecdotes will help in some way. I have looked Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [from Br. Benedict, O.C.S.O. of Gethsemani Abbey] «detailed view»
150. Series 1: 1971/08/20 (#02) TL[x] to Fox, James A note in haste about a point concerning Sy Freedgood's last visit to Gethsemani.. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
151. Series 1: 1971/08/28 TLS[x] from Fox, James I received your charming note of 8/20. Yes, I have vivid recollections of Sy's visit. I remember Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
152. Series 1: 1971/12/03 TLS[x] from Waddell, Chrysogonus Brother Pat has passed on to me your letter of Nov. 24, with its paragraph asking about Fr. Louis Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
153. Series 1: 1975/10/21 TL[x] to Palivic, Tom Forgive me if I did not decipher your name correctly. Your lettter of October 19 just arrived. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
154. Series 1: 1977/11/23 other[x]   A brave man nears his death [-] 'People find out at the end that all of those things they believe Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [article about Griffin by Bruce Buursma in the November 23, 1977 issue of the Louisville Courier-Journal, Section C, p. 1] «detailed view»
155. Series 1: 1977/11/no other   Dying Like Me [-] Thurston Smith interviews John Howard Griffin [-] John Howard Griffin is best Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [interview with Griffin in the November 1977 issue of U.S. Catholic, pp. 22-26] «detailed view»
156. Series 1: undated/05/27 HLS[x] from Bamberger, John Eudes I just got back; last evening I read your letter and was very glad to have a word from you again. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
157. Series 1: undated/no/no (#01) HNS[x] from Merton (Please make all glossy this time) You'll get my letter along with this - Just wanted to use Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... «detailed view»
158. Series 1: undated/no/no (#02) other[x] from Merton for John Howard Griffin with all my friendship [-] Tom. Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [book transferred to Sub-Section B.6 with inscription by Merton to John Howard Griffin inside Cables to the Ace] «detailed view»
159. Series 1: undated/no/no (#03) other[x] from Merton +for John Howard Griffin in union of prayer and concern. Thomas Merton Series 1: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Thomas Mer... [bound mimeograph of "Peace in the Post-Christian Era" transferred to Sub-Section D.9 with inscription by Merton to John Howard Griffin] «detailed view»
160. Series 2: 1962/12/25? HLS[x] from Maritain, Jacques Bení soit votre chère et lumineuse famille, my Dearest John! Series 2: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Jacques Ma... [dated "Noël 1962 - letter to Griffin with a message for Merton] «detailed view»
161. Series 2: 1964/09/04? HLS[x] from Maritain, Jacques Je reçois ce matin votre lettre du 1er septembre. Series 2: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Jacques Ma... [reference to Merton] «detailed view»
162. Series 2: 1965/04/21 HLS[x] from Maritain, Jacques Enfin des marvelles de vous, mon très cher John! Merci de m'avoir écrit. Series 2: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Jacques Ma... [reference to Merton (Maritain heard that Merton was sick)] «detailed view»
163. Series 2: 1966/02/11 HLS[x] from Maritain, Jacques Votre chère et admirable lettre du 1er février m'a touché au fond du coeur. Series 2: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Jacques Ma... [reference to Merton] «detailed view»
164. Series 2: 1966/08/15 HLS[x] from Maritain, Jacques Comme je suis heureux qu'enfin vous alliez mieux, et que les Series 2: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Jacques Ma... [reference to Merton] «detailed view»
165. Series 2: 1966/11/22 HLS[x] from Maritain, Jacques Merci de tu chère lettre, du 8 et du 14. Je t'écris en hâte, Series 2: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Jacques Ma... [reference to Merton] «detailed view»
166. Series 2: 1967/06/24 TALS[x] to Maritain, Jacques Je te joins une lettre que je viens écrire a Tom Merton en réponse a une lettre qu'il m'a Series 2: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Jacques Ma... [see also carbon copy of this letter enclosed to Merton of a letter from Griffin to Jacques Maritain, Series 1] «detailed view»
167. Series 2: 1968/12/26 HLS[x] from Maritain, Jacques Merci de tout coeur de tes chères lettres, mon bien-aimé John. Series 2: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Jacques Ma... [reference to Merton] «detailed view»
168. Series 2: 1970/07/18 HLS[x] from Maritain, Jacques Merci de m'avois écrit. Ta lettre Series 2: Letters between John Howard Griffin and Jacques Ma... [reference to Merton] «detailed view»
169. Series 3: 1963/01/26 TALS[x] from Thompson, August It is my hope and prayer that you and your family are enjoying the graces and blessings of God. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
170. Series 3: 1963/02/05 TALS[x] from Thompson, August I do hope and prayer that you and your family are enjoying the graces and blessings of God. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
171. Series 3: 1963/02/10? HLS[x] from Thompson, August Enclosed is a little booklet you might enjoy reading. That is the way one group is trying to solve Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... [undated but in order between February 5th and 14th letters] «detailed view»
172. Series 3: 1963/02/14 TALS[x] from Thompson, August I do hope and prayer that you are enjoying the graces and blessings of God. Because of the contents Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
173. Series 3: 1963/04/21 HLS[x] from Thompson, August I do hope and pray you and your family are enjoying the graces and blessings of the Season. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
174. Series 3: 1963/07/03 TALS[x] from Thompson, August This is just a note to thank you and your family for the wonderful hospitality you showed me while Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
175. Series 3: 1963/07/20 TLS[x] from Thompson, August It is my hope and prayer that you and the family are still enjoying the graces and blessings of God. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
176. Series 3: 1963/07/20 TALS[x] from Thompson, August This letter was supposed to be written last night but so many things came up that I did not get to Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
177. Series 3: 1963/07/30 TL[x] from Thompson, August The carbon arrived today. I have read it over and think you did a fine job on it just as I told Mr. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
178. Series 3: 1963/07/no? TLS[x] from Thompson, August It is my hope and prayer that you and the family are still enjoying the graces and blessings of God. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
179. Series 3: 1963/08/08 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Thanks for your call of yesterday. This is all proving very interesting. Tomorrow I will return home Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
180. Series 3: 1963/08/17 TALS[x] from Thompson, August Enclosed is the letter I promised I would send. I also enclosed a copy of the letter I sent Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
181. Series 3: 1963/09/05 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Thank you sincerely for your letters of August 30th. I was glad you finally got home again. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
182. Series 3: 1963/09/10 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Thank you sincerely for your letter and also the two from Gregory. Gee, I felt good at his Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
183. Series 3: 1963/10/02 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Well, it looks as if I will be in Cincinatti [sic] this week coming. Are you going to be up that way Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
184. Series 3: 1963/10/07 TALS[x] from Thompson, August In about an hour I will leave for the air-port in route to Cincinnati. Before I left I thought I Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
185. Series 3: 1963/11/26 TALS[x] from Thompson, August I was a little taken back by the letter of the Bishop to NCWC. I thought about it as I told you Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
186. Series 3: 1963/12/07 TLS[x] from Thompson, August I am sorry I did not explain myself a little more in my last letter. I was referring to what you Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
187. Series 3: 1964/02/05 TALS[x] from Thompson, August Your most welcome letter arrived today. It was so good to hear from you. I had planned to write you Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
188. Series 3: 1964/02/10 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Gee, it has been more than a month since I heard from you and also wrote to you. Your last letter Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
189. Series 3: 1964/02/10 TLS[x] from Thompson, August I just tried to get you at home tonight and found that you did not come in as yet. I would guess Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
190. Series 3: 1964/05/13 TLS[x] from Thompson, August I can well imagine you are tired this time. How did the promotion in New York go? Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
191. Series 3: 1964/10/20 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Today I received a letter from Brad, and he told me you were to come home on the 25th. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
192. Series 3: 1964/11/04 TLS[x] from Thompson, August I just talked to Ed Keating this afternoon and he told me he thought you would be home at this time. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
193. Series 3: 1964/12/30 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Man I have been receiving so many visitors since the week began that I don't know what is going on. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
194. Series 3: 1965/01/23 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Thank you so much for the call last night. I had planned to write you and tell you what I wanted Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
195. Series 3: 1965/03/01 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Gee, it has been a long time since I have written you and even talked with you. I really think Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
196. Series 3: 1965/03/01 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Long time since I have heard from you and am wondering how you are doing now. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
197. Series 3: 1965/04/08 TLS[x] from Thompson, August The fact that I did not hear from you I would hope is due to the fact that you got very busy and not Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
198. Series 3: 1965/05/19 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Well, Fr. Bank came to see me and we had a most enjoyable time short though it was. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
199. Series 3: 1965/06/10 TLS[x] from Thompson, August See youare [sic] the center of controversy in Milwaukee again. Why can't you stay out of trouble? Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
200. Series 3: 1965/06/21 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Thank you so very much for the letter which arrived today. The books all got here before the letter. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
201. Series 3: 1965/08/02 TALS[x] from Thompson, August I was so very happy that the surgery went well the day before you wrote. Be quite sure I pray that Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
202. Series 3: 1965/08/19 TALS[x] from Thompson, August Bradford sent me the form to sign today. I thought I would rush it back to you and type a note also. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
203. Series 3: 1965/08/25 TALS[x] from Thompson, August Here I am at St. Gregory in Milwaukee. Gee, it is something trying to get accustomed to this Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
204. Series 3: 1965/09/27 TALS[x] from Thompson, August I know I promised you that this letter was going to be in your hands a long time ago. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
205. Series 3: 1966/05/03 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Thank you so very much for your letter which I received yesterday. I was sorry to hear that Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
206. Series 3: 1967/08/15 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Just got your letter today telling me that you had said a few things to Jac and the Canon. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
207. Series 3: 1967/11/09 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Thank you so much for your letter and also for answering my last phone call. I found out a day Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
208. Series 3: 1968/01/02 TLS[x] from Thompson, August A very happy and blessed New Year to you and the family. Hope all goes well with you this time Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
209. Series 3: 1968/09/12 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Gee, you will never know how happy I was to hear your voice and that it sounded so strong. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
210. Series 3: 1969/01/10 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Well, finally, here is the authentic copy! Thank you most sincerely for your suggestions as to how I Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
211. Series 3: 1969/03/31 TLS[x] from Thompson, August I have been having those carbons around for a few days and thought that I would be able to write you Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
212. Series 3: 1969/04/08 TLS[x] from Thompson, August I am going away to the Trappist and then I will not have to continually write letters! There I will Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
213. Series 3: 1969/04/15 TALS[x] from Thompson, August I suppose Piedy must have told you I called the other night. I wanted to see if you thought there Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
214. Series 3: 1969/04/no? TALS[x] from Thompson, August Dear Relatives and Friends: Though this letter is late for Easter I did want you to know that I was Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
215. Series 3: 1969/05/18 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Enclosed are the letter I told you I was going to send you carbonsof [sic]. I am not pleased with Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
216. Series 3: 1969/12/11 TLS[x] from Thompson, August Phoned last night to find out you are still in Kentucky. Know you must have enjoyed it up there Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
217. Series 3: 1970/04/08 TLS[x] from Thompson, August I received your letter today and also the picture of the two of us. I look so very serious. Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
218. Series 3: 1980/07/28 TALS[x] from Thompson, August John you do not realize just how great it was to see you and the family the other day. I hope also Series 3: Letters to John Howard Griffin from August Thompso... «detailed view»
219. Series 4: 1963/01/20 TL[x] to Thompson, August I am sorry I had to leave out of Houston so early the morning after the lecture - sorry mostly Series 4: Letters from John Howard Griffin to August Thompso... «detailed view»
220. Series 4: 1963/01/31 TLS[x] to Thompson, August I am just in from Chicago and found your splendid letter here. Thank you with all my heart. Series 4: Letters from John Howard Griffin to August Thompso... «detailed view»
221. Series 4: 1963/05/01 TL[x] to Thompson, August Thank you for your letter. The date is fine. I will come to Ferriday either Sunday evening or Monday Series 4: Letters from John Howard Griffin to August Thompso... «detailed view»
222. Series 4: 1963/07/08 TLS[x] to Thompson, August Thank you for the additional material. You will know before you get this why my material is not Series 4: Letters from John Howard Griffin to August Thompso... «detailed view»
223. Series 4: 1963/07/28 TLS[x] to Thompson, August Here is the material you requested me to return: 1) The Race Relations Guide. 2) The Bishop Gerow Series 4: Letters from John Howard Griffin to August Thompso... «detailed view»
224. Series 4: 1963/08/09 TLS[x] to Thompson, August This is written even as you drive back to your parish. Thank you so much for the copy of His Series 4: Letters from John Howard Griffin to August Thompso... «detailed view»
225. Series 4: 1963/08/30 (#01) TLS[x] to Thompson, August Then [sic] enclosed is for an "official" answer, and I spread it on a bit, but it is all true, Series 4: Letters from John Howard Griffin to August Thompso... «detailed view»
226. Series 4: 1963/08/30 (#02) TLS[x] to Thompson, August Thank you for your good letter, which I must answer in great haste, since Ihave [sic] only this Series 4: Letters from John Howard Griffin to August Thompso... «detailed view»
227. Series 4: 1963/09/06 TLS[x] to Thompson, August I have sent your suggestions along to Ed Keating and I know he will incorporate them into Series 4: Letters from John Howard Griffin to August Thompso... «detailed view»
228. Series 4: 1963/09/07 TLS[x] to Thompson, August Last night we air-mailed you Gregory's typed, hand-sined letter and on the way home from the post- Series 4: Letters from John Howard Griffin to August Thompso... «detailed view»
229. Series 4: 1965/09/03 TLS[x] to Thompson, August Thank you for your good letter and its enclosures. I must answer in great haste since I leave in Series 4: Letters from John Howard Griffin to August Thompso... «detailed view»

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