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Merton's Correspondence with:

Robert Marshall Shepherd; Robert M. Shepherd; Bob Shepherd; Shepherd, Bob; Shepherd, Robert M.

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967-1968
Volume: 12 item(s); 20 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Bob Shepherd was a friend of Merton's from Lexington, Kentucky. He worked in communications and public relations offices at Transylvania College and at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

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Related Information and Links

See also Meeting Carolyn and Victor Hammer & Thomas Merton by R. Marshall Shepherd, copy also in correspondence file.

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. 1967/05/23 HNS to Merton I am taking the liberty of sending you this note «detailed view»
2. 1967/07/04 TALS to Merton Carolyn has asked me to write to you to let you know that Victor is once again in hospital, Victor Hammer in critical condition at hospital / Ashley Montagu and similar tone in Merton's Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander «detailed view»
3. 1967/07/10 TLS to Merton I am writing this at the office as I did not have time to write at home this morning. Victor Hammer's death «detailed view»
4. 1967/08/21 TAL[c] from Merton I must not delay any longer to send back Dom Bede's letter. It was good to read it. Perhaps if he «detailed view»
5. 1967/08/22 TLS to Merton Thank you for the return of the letter. I found it very honest and his difficulties much as I «detailed view»
6. 1967/09/23 TALS to Merton I apologise [sic] for having sent those Traven books to you sans note or comment, but I had fully «detailed view»
7. 1967/11/25 TALS to Merton I didn't intend the long silence to last quite so long. It began as a consideration for allowing «detailed view»
8. 1968/04/24 (#01) TALS to Merton I apologise [sic] for the long silence but it seems that I have been busy with something or other «detailed view»
9. 1968/04/24 (#02) other to Merton TRANSYLVANIA WOMAN'S CLUB [-] Spring Meeting [-] Luncheon [-] "Portrait of a Poet" [program for the spring meeting of the Transylvania College Woman's Club in Lexington, Kentucky - includes a program, "Portrait of a Poet", based on works by Merton and directed by Prof. William Thompson] «detailed view»
10. 1968/06/05 TALS to Merton I had planned to answer your letter yesterday but got involved in a couple of conferences and other «detailed view»
11. undated/05/01 HNS[x] from Merton I'll try to remember to have a copy of Cables for you the 4th. Haven't done any calligraphies «detailed view»
12. undated/12/23 HNS[x] from Merton Many thanks for cards, clippings etc. As I told Carolyn I might, I regret that I must change places «detailed view»

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