Thomas Merton Center

Manuscripts in Sub-Section D.1:

Transcripts of Thomas Merton

Item 1 - 

First Lines:  I have had a total of 24 points on around 3 years of Scholastic Philosophy - of which 9 were taken

Sub-Type:  Correspondence

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Xerograph of holograph

Date:  May 24, 1943

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  For original, see Section A, "Monastic file from Gethsemani Abbey." Note to the "Father Master" at Gethsemani concerning his prior studies in philosophy, theology, and what in the coursework at Gethsemani that he might need to take - written on verso of envelope from M. E. Tobin of Bronx, New York (the date given for this item is its postmark and not the date this note was written - accompanying letter does not exist)].

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 8

Item 2 - 

First Lines:  OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR Record of Merton, Thomas Admitted Feb. 1935 A.B. Degree Conferred

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Xerograph of printed material with holograph notations

Date:  October 02, 1939

Number of pages:  2

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  See also Section A, "Monastic file from Gethsemani Abbey."

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 8

Item 3 - 

First Lines:  J. T. Merton left this school some years before I become Headmaster and therefore anything I say

Sub-Type:  Correspondence

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Xerograph of holograph

Date:  March 03, 1942

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  From G. Talbot Griffith, Headmast of Oakham School, to John Francis McNulty, the Bishop of Nottingham] record of Merton's skill in the Classics and modern languages at Oakham School and rumors about his time at Cambridge / ends letter with "he was clearly something of a rebel."

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 8

Item 4 - CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION Petition No. 5033

First Lines:  Personal description of holder as of date of naturalization. Date of birth January 31 - 1915;

Sub-Type:  Published material

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Xerograph of printed material

Date:  June 26, 1951

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 8

Item 5 - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DECLARATION OF INTENTION

First Lines:  I, TOM MERTON now residing at 50 Rushmore Avenue Douglaston Queens NY occupation Cartoonist & writer

Sub-Type:  Published material

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Xerograph of printed material

Date:  February 04, 1938

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Declaration of intention for United States citizenship (Merton was still a French citizen).

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 8