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Merton's Correspondence with:

Joel Weishaus

Weishaus, Joel, 1939-  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1968, 1971-1972
Volume: 4 item(s); 4 pg(s)

Scope and Content

At the time of writing to Merton, he was living in San Francisco, California. He had heard of Merton's literary magazine, Monks Pond from William Witherup. He sent Merton a haiku, which was published in the fourth volume of Monks Pond.


Joel Weishaus is a poet and sculptor, who is currently resident writer at the Museu do Essencial e do Além Disso, Bibliothecadas das Marauilhas in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. He has published some of his poetry and haikus, and he wrote the introduction to Woods, Shore Desert, Merton's journal of his trip to New Mexico, California and Alaska.

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Related Information and Links

See also the "Witherup, William" file; and see also contributions to Monks Pond.

Series List

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
 y/m/dMerton Scan ✉ 
1. 1968/06/08 TLS to Merton I received a letter on berry-red paper from William Witherup. And instead of explaining, i'll quote «detailed view»
2. 1971/03/03 TLS to Center from Weishaus, Joel Been trying to find the letter received from Father Merton a few years ago. Remember it was «detailed view»
3. 1971/03/23 TL[c]  from Weishaus, Joel Thank you for your short note about correspondence with Thomas Merton. I'm sorry that you couldn't «detailed view»
4. 1972/04/19 TLS[x] from Center to Weishaus, Joel Thank you so very much for sending us your letter of Fr. Merton's. Your Spring house clearing «detailed view»

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