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Merton's Correspondence with:

Claire Livingston

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1965-1967
Volume: 3 item(s); 3 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Claire Livingston was a poet and professional violinist who taught at North Hennepin State Junior College in Osseo, Minnesota. Her husband, Ray (see "Livingston, Ray F." file), was first in contact with Merton and sent him some of Claire's poetry. Merton included a number of her poems, and their eleven year old son Ira's poems, in the fourth edition of Monks Pond. Livingston was also on the board of editors for the literary magazine Karamus. (Source: Monks Pond, pp. 348.)

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See also contributions to Monks Pond, pp. 330-333; and see also one published letter from Merton to Claire Livingston in Witness to Freedom, p. 248.

Series List

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Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
 y/m/dMerton Scan ✉ 
1. 1965/12/12 TALS[c] from Merton Thanks for your good letter, the piece to CS Lewis and above all the poem. First to be business «detailed view»
2. 1966/06/20 TL[c] from Merton As a rule, the bigger the envelope the longer it takes me to get to reading and answering. «detailed view»
3. 1967/07/01 TAL[c] from Merton The splendid collection of reading material (Mad comics!!) you sent has reached me safely. «detailed view»

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