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Merton's Correspondence with:

Dan Shay

Shay, Dan, 1938-  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1962
Volume: 2 item(s); 6 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Dan Shay and others were planning a "peace walk" from St. Louis to the east coast, travel to Italy and walk to Rome, for a "Council of Peace" to guide Catholics on war and peace-related issues, especially nuclear war. Merton provides suggestions about his trip to Europe and thoughts about their message.


In 1962, Dan Shay was a 34-year-old carpenter's apprentice, a member of a number of Catholic organizations, and a conscientious objector from St. Louis, Missouri.

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Related Information and Links

See also Cold War Letters #104 published in Witness to Freedom, pp. 64-65 [incorrectly listed as p. 44 in index of hardcover edition].

Series List

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Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
 y/m/dMerton Scan ✉ 
1. 1962/09/14 HLS to Merton I am 24 years old, a carpenter apprentice, a Catholic, a member of the young Christian Workers, «detailed view»
2. 1962/09/30? transcript from Merton Your letter was very welcome. I think the idea is a good one, and I think you are very right «detailed view»

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