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Merton's Correspondence with:

Jon Allen

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967
Volume: 2 item(s); 2 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Here are a couple of letters exchanged between a soldier fighting in Vietnam and Merton. The soldier is inspired by some of Merton's words in The Seven Storey Mountain, and Merton offers further encouragement in his reply.


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Related Information and Links

See also one published letter from Merton to Jon Allen in The Road to Joy.

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. 1967/06/26 TL to Merton At the time you passed through the gate of the Trappist monastery, and turned your back on the Vietnam / asks for Merton's prayers «detailed view»
2. 1967/07/10 TL[c] from Merton I want to write a few words to thank you for your letter and to encourage you to stick to the good Vietnam / words of encouragement for soldier and comrades «detailed view»

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