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Merton's Correspondence with:

John H. Richards; John Richards; J. H. Richards; Richards, J. H.; J.H. Richards; Richards, J.H.

Richards, John H.  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1966
Volume: 2 item(s); 3 pg(s)

Scope and Content


John H. Richards writes from south Wales. He writes about desiring certain aspects of the Christian experience while feeling more of a Buddhist. Merton replies with certain similarities and differences at the essence of the two, a similar response to much of what he says in Zen and the Birds of Appetite. They also discuss the type of meditation taught at monasteries in Burma.

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See also one published letter from Merton to Richards in Witness to Freedom, pp. 325-326.

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. 1966/06/19 HLS to Merton It is possible that Fr. Charles of Chimay, whom I met at Caldey recently, has mentioned me to you. «detailed view»
2. 1966/06/26 TL[c] from Merton I have your long and interesting letter, and I will not attempt to answer it in all its details. «detailed view»

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