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Merton's Correspondence with:

Leilani Bentley

Bentley, Leilani, 1948-  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967
Volume: 2 item(s); 2 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Leilani Bentley, at the time of writing, was composing a freshman English class paper on a comparison between Merton and Dag Hammarskjold on the topic of contemplation and peace. He writes from Mulliken, Michigan.

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See also one published letter from Merton to Bentley in The Road to Joy, p. 345-346.

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1. 1967/03/13 TLS to Merton In my college freshman English class, I'm working on a term paper, comparing you with comparing Merton and Dag Hammarskjold on contemplation and peace / using Seven Storey Mountain / request more information / No Man Is an Island «detailed view»
2. 1967/03/20 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your nice letter. I will give you what help I can. First of all, I have read read Hammarskjold's Markings "with great interest and sympathy" / "common interest in Meister Eckhart" / Johannes Tauler and John of the Cross / recommends Conjectures, Seeds, New Seeds / Merton's Gandhi - Hammarskj√∂ld and Oriental thought / hasn't read recent biography on Hammarskj√∂ld «detailed view»

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