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Merton's Correspondence with:

Rev. Lee Archer Belford; Rev. Lee Belford; Rev. Dr. Lee Archer Belford

Belford, Lee Archer, Rev., 1913-  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967-1968, 1972
Volume: 11 item(s); 11 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

Lee Archer Belford is writing from the School of Education at New York University.

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Related Information and Links

Regarding the 1968/02/14 letter, see also "Allman, Susan" file for a related article published in the New York Post about Merton's list of hobbies. Regarding the initial printing in Publisher's Weekly, see the "Boyd, Alda Lee" file.

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. 1967/01/20 TALS to Merton I read with great appreciation your article, "Albert Camus and the Church", which appeared in the Merton's Camus article in The Catholic Worker / commentary on a book by Camus for a series / used for literature discussion group in many churches / The Plague or The Stranger «detailed view»
2. 1967/01/26 (#01) TLS from Merton Many thanks for your letter of the 20th. I think I would really enjoy doing a commentary on Camus's Merton to write commentary on Camus' The Plague / probably will not start until late summer / publishing clearance / which translation or edition to use «detailed view»
3. 1967/01/26 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for your letter of the 20th. I think I would really enjoy doing a commentary on Merton to write commentary on Camus' The Plague / probably will not start until late summer / publishing clearance / which translation or edition to use «detailed view»
4. 1967/02/03 TLS to Merton I am so very happy that you are willing to do a commentary on Camus' The Plague for the series for Seabury Press / enclosing Frederick Dillistone's piece on Patrick White's Riders in the Chariot / Modern Library edition of Camus' The Plague / Merton's enclosure of a mimeographed letter about the actions of Fr. Charles Davis and about Merton's life as a hermit «detailed view»
5. 1967/07/13 TLS from Merton It usually takes time to get things typed up and ready here, so I have been delayed in sending the Plague commentary delayed / sending early copy for Belford's reaction / Merton asking for the first four commentaries - trying to get young monks interested in literature and has given a course on Faulkner «detailed view»
6. 1967/08/23 TALS to Merton Please excuse my unconscionable delay in writing you about your superb commentary on the although longer than others, publishers have found a way to publish in entirety / article on Second Vatican Council in the summer 1967 Katallagete / Bernard Häring gave similar lectures at NYU / Arthur Buckley from Seabury Press «detailed view»
7. 1968/02/14 TALS from Merton From the way one of the girls at Seabury was talking of reviews it sounded as though the Plague planning long article on Camus' The Stranger / "done with Camus for a while" / "girls in the publicity department [Seabury Press] seem to have had a good time with my hobbies" (see "Allman, Susan" file for a related article published in the New York Post about Merton's list of hobbies) «detailed view»
8. 1968/03/27 TLS from Merton It took a little time for the copies of the Plague pamphlet to arrive, but about a week after generous opinion on Merton's work and appreciation for not shortening the Camus piece / "brickbats from the local Catholics mostly because of Vietnam war" and a person burning his books / Vietnam / Pres. Johnson / peace candidate - Eugene McCarthy / race issue / eschatological outlook / Monks Pond «detailed view»
9. 1968/04/09 TLS[x]  from Koshland, William / to John Goodbody I am so very grateful to have received Thomas Merton's INTRODUCTION AND COMMENTARY on THE PLAGUE by Koshland is writing from the Office of the President at Alfred A. Knoff publishers to John Goodbody of Seabury Press expressing praise for Merton's commentary on The Plague «detailed view»
10. 1972/08/22 TLS[x] to Center from Belford, Lee Archer Enclosed you will find the letters Thomas Merton wrote me. Most of them are concerned with his «detailed view»
11. 1972/08/29 TL[c] from Center to Belford, Lee Archer Thank you so much for sending us the letters which you received from Thomas Merton. We are doing 1968/03/27 letter's commentary on Vietnam and the "eschatological fulfillment of the hopes of mankind" in the writings of Merton «detailed view»

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