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Merton's Correspondence with:

Beatrice Katherine Merton; Aunt Ka Merton; Beatrice Merton; Beatrice K. Merton; Merton, Ka

Merton, Beatrice Katherine (Aunt Ka), 1891-1972  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1964, 1968, 1970-1971
Volume: 4 item(s); 6 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Beatrice Katherine Merton was Owen Merton's sister and Tom's Aunt "Ka". She was a nurse in Christchurch, New Zealand. She visited Tom Merton once in 1922 in Douglaston, New York. (Source: The Thomas Merton Encyclopedia, p. 293).

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See also published letters from Thomas Merton to "Aunt Ka" in The Road to Joy, pp. 64-65 and 84-85.

Series List

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

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
 y/m/dMerton Scan ✉ 
1. 1964/09/23 TAL[c] from Merton This summer I have been worse than usual in answering letters and I don't think I have written «detailed view»
2. 1968/04/28 TL[c] from Merton A nun in some New Zealand convent saw Aunt Kit's name in the paper among those lost in the Wahine «detailed view»
3. 1970/01/29 HLS[x] to Griffin, John Howard Thank you for your very good letter. I am so glad you are getting such good care at the monastery. «detailed view»
4. 1971/03/05 HLS[x] to Griffin, John Howard I am sorry. I have delayed a bit in answering your letter of February 25th but I have been thinking «detailed view»

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