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MERTON'S CORRESPONDENCE WITH:
de León, Ricardo I.

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence

Dates of materials: 1963-1968

Volume: 8 item(s); 9 pg(s)

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Biography

Ricardo I. de León was a former novice at Gethsemani who was living in the Philippines at the time of correspondence with Merton. He later became director of Caritas Manila, a Catholic social services agency.

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

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SeriesDateTypeTo/FromFirst LinesPubFull TextNotes
 1963/04/14 TLSto MertonEaster greetings from a long silent friend from the Far East. It has been four years since I left  [dated "Easter 1963"]
 1965/05/26 (#01)TLSto MertonIt was good to get the announcement of your wedding. My heartiest congratulations. I hope you   
 1965/05/26 (#02)TL[c]to MertonIt was good to get the announcement of your wedding. My heartiest congratulations. I hope you   
 1966/12/25? TACSto MertonA Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year! Peace! This is something all of us seek but which  [card dated "Christmas 1966"]
 1967/01/13 (#01)TLSfrom MertonMany thanks for your card and for the news. I was glad to hear from you and the life you describe   
 1967/01/13 (#02)TL[c]from MertonMany thanks for your card and for the news. I was glad to hear from you and the life you describe   
 1968/05/no? TALS from Merton to FriendsMy Easter letter was written a couple of weeks before Easter, and it is of course not much use myYes [labeled "PASCHAL TIME 1968" - one of Merton's mimeographed circular letters to friends - contains a handwritten note to de León]
 undated/no/no HNSto Center from Harold, Br.Original Letters of Merton to <u>Ricardo de Leon</u>, in the Philippines. He now is a director of   
        

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