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Merton's Correspondence with:

Coretta Scott King; Coretta King

King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1968
Volume: 2 item(s); 3 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Coretta Scott King, an advocate of civil rights and racial equality, is the widow of Martin Luther King, Jr. Merton writes to her after Martin's assassination. She telegrammed Gethsemani following Merton's death.

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The original copy of the December telegram can be found in the King Library and Archives in Atlanta.

Related Information and Links

See also one published letter from Merton to King in The Hidden Ground of Love, p. 451.

Series List

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

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1968/04/05 TL[c] from Merton Some events are too big and too terrible to talk about. I think we all anticipated this one: «detailed view»
2. 1968/12/17 telegram[x] to Gethsemani Abbey I was deeply shocked and saddened by the news of our friend and staunch supporter, Dr. Thomas mentions recording by Ebenezer Baptist Church of the "Four Freedom Songs" set to music by Alexander Peloquin «detailed view»

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