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Merton's Correspondence with:

Lyndon B. Johnson; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson, Lyndon Baines

Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), President, U.S., 1908-1973  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1964
Volume: 5 item(s); 5 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Lyndon Johnson was the United States' thirty-sixth President. Merton writes to him to express concern about the Vietnam War and the threat of nuclear war with communist nations, citing "Pacem in Terris" from the Second Vatican Council. He thanks Johnson for his commitment to civil rights and the war on poverty.

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Related Information and Links

See also one published letter from Merton to President Johnson in The Hidden Ground of Love, p. 439.

Series List

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Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1964/05/31 TAL[c] from Merton As a priest and monk of the Catholic Church I would like to add my voice to the voices of all those «detailed view»
2. 1965/02/20 TLS[x] from Merton As a Catholic priest and theologian I have studied and written about the question of peace and war, [original at Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum] «detailed view»
3. 2009/01/28 email to Center from Cuellar, Eric I have attached to this email a PDF file of the Thomas Merton letter we spoke about on the phone. «detailed view»
4. undated/no/no (#01) other   [black and white photograph from the National Archives by Cecil Stoughton of Pres. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law with Martin Luther King, Jr. and members of Congress behind him] «detailed view»
5. undated/no/no (#02) other   LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON biographical information «detailed view»

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