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Merton's Correspondence with:

Nancy-Lou Patterson

Patterson, Nancy-Lou, 1929-  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1968
Volume: 1 item(s); 1 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Nancy-Lou Patterson was Director of Art at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, at the time of writing to Merton, where she was founder of the Department of Fine Art. Her poetry appeared in America, The Prairie Schooner, and other notable publications. Merton chose her poetry for volume three of Monks Pond. She later published art criticism, including books about the relationship of art and literature. In addition, she published three novels and was commissioned for liturgical artwork, including murals and stained glass, for churches.

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See also contributions to Monks Pond, Volume 3.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1968/03/20 TALS to Merton In spite of the fact that you have (1) accepted three (or whatever you use) of my poems, [verso: artwork by Patterson] «detailed view»

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