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Merton's Correspondence with:

Cortes, Maria Luisa; Maria Luisa Cortés; Maria Luisa Cortes

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1965-1968, 1971
Volume: 8 item(s); 10 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Maria Luisa Cortés was the sister of poet Alfonso Cortés. She writes from León, Nicaragua.

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Related Information and Links

Part of a letter from Merton to Maria Luisa Cortés is quoted in The Courage for Truth, p. 178; see also "Cortés, Alfonso" 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. 1965/09/03 TALS[x] from Merton [L]e agradezco su carta y sobre todo del envio de otros poemas nuevos de Don Alfonso. «detailed view»
2. 1966/06/24 TLS to Merton Con el respetuoso afecto y la admiración de Alfonso y esta su hermana, así como de toda la familia, «detailed view»
3. 1966/07/04 HLS[x] from Merton Acabo de recibir su [...] carta con los dos poemas de Don Alfonso - «detailed view»
4. 1968/09/no? TLS[x]  from Merton to Friends (circular letter) As you know, I have been cutting down more and more on letters and now my contacts will be almost «detailed view»
5. 1971/02/05    La SOCIEDAD CULTURAL "ALFONSO CORTES" invita a Ud. (s) con agrado al homenaje que [sent with 1971/04/17 letter] «detailed view»
6. 1971/04/17 TLS[x] to Center from Cortés, Maria Luisa En mi poder su comunicación en la cual piden se les envíen todos los textos o material de las cartas [includes a translation into English of the text of the letter - she sends copies of Merton's letters to Alfonso Cortés, poems Merton wrote for Cortés, and the text of an invitation for a memorial program for Cortés from February of 1971] «detailed view»
7. 1971/05/05 TL[x] from Center to Cortés, Maria Luisa Please accept my apology for being so long thanking you for your generous donation of material «detailed view»
8. undated/no/no TPCS to Merton Con un cariñoso saludo en Cristo, pedimos al Redentor bendiciones para Ud. y éxito en su misión [verso: color photo of house described as "The house of Aunt Bernarda, today Rubén Dario's Museum, in León, Nicaragua."] «detailed view»

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