Arthur Harris was the son of John Harris (see "Harris, John" file), who notes that Arthur was born in 1954 and had asked Merton for stamps in 1967. Merton sends him a couple letters and shipments of stamps from letters he had received from around the world. John Harris later notes in correspondence about his letters after Merton's death that Arthur had become a professional philatelist.
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See also published letters from Merton to Arthur Harris in The Road to Joy, pp. 353-354.
This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.
||TLS to Merton
||dear X127 [-] exciting contributions to the organization [-] a superb range of special interest to
|| [letter constructed entirely from words clipped from newspapers or magazines]
||TLS from Merton
||Since, as you realize, I conduct an immense and sinister traffic in hallucinogenic drugs and
|| [signed "X127 (alias Thomas Merton.)" - 127 was Merton's laundry number at Gethsemani]
||HLS to Merton
||Dear X 127 [-] I would like to thank you for the stamps you sent me they are very nice [sic]
||HNS from Merton
||Dear Agent- A dangerous man to be watched is a certain Duke William, so-called "Conqueror."
|| [signed "A127." - 127 was Merton's laundry number at Gethsemani]