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Merton's Correspondence with:

Frank Dell'Isola

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1955, 1958, 1965-1967
Volume: 13 item(s); 13 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

Frank Dell'Isola compiled and updated bibliographies of Thomas Merton's writings, as well as writing books and articles on Scripture studies.

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Series List

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Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1955/01/02 TLS[x] to Merton Enclosed herewith is the Winter (1954-1955) number of THOUGHT, the Fordham University Quarterly, «detailed view»
2. 1958/01/17 TL[x] from Merton Thank you very much for Thought and for the bibliography. A great deal of the items were «detailed view»
3. 1965/06/09 TAL[c] from Merton It was good to hear from you after a long silence. I have often wondered what had become of you «detailed view»
4. 1967/03/21 TAL[c] from Merton It was good to hear from you again. I often wonder what has become of you. It is true that I have «detailed view»
5. undated/no/no (#01) other[x] from Merton + to Frank - best wishes in Xt [-] f m Louis (preface by a Dutch Protestant professor) [see Sub-Section B.6 for original - copy of inscription by Merton inside Ter overweging, the first Dutch edition of Seeds of Contemplation] «detailed view»
6. undated/no/no (#02) other[x] from Merton +for Frank Dell'Isola with cordial good wishes and blessings - may the Divine Christ bring you peace [see Sub-Section B.6 for original - copy of inscription by Merton inside The Christmas Sermons of Bl. Guerric of Igny] «detailed view»
7. undated/no/no (#03) other[x] from Merton +to Frank [Mattson? / Merton?] with very best wishes f m Louis Merton [see Sub-Section B.6 for original - copy of inscription by Merton inside Thoughts in Solitude - a catalogue by rare book dealer Glenn Horowitz theorized that this edition was inscribed to Frank Dell'Isola, Merton's first bibliographer, but that Merton had, as a joke, written "Frank Merton." The name begins with "M" but does not appear to be Merton] «detailed view»
8. undated/no/no (#04) other[x] from Merton (Thoughts in Solitude, but you couldn't guess!) + to Frank from f m Louis [see Sub-Section B.6 for original - copy of inscription by Merton to Frank Dell'Isola inside Les chemins de la joie, the first French edition of Thoughts in Solitude] «detailed view»
9. undated/no/no (#05) other[x] from Merton to Frank Dell'Isola with best wishes and blessings [-] f m Louis [see Sub-Section D.9 for original - copy of inscription by Merton to Frank Dell'Isola inside offprint copy The Christmas Sermons of Bl. Guerric, from Collectanea Ordinis Cisterciensium Reformatorum oct.-déc. 1955] «detailed view»
10. undated/no/no (#06) other[x] from Merton +for Frank - an interesting experiment in art [-] f m Louis [see Sub-Section B.6 for original - copy of inscription by Merton to Frank Dell'Isola inside Poemas, a Spanish language edition of selected poems, translated and edited by Ernesto Cardenal] «detailed view»
11. undated/no/no (#07) other[x] from Merton +to Frank cordially, in Christ [-] f m Louis [see Sub-Section B.6 for original - copy of inscription by Merton to Frank Dell'Isola inside Que são estas chagas? (edition of What Are These Wounds? in Portuguese)] «detailed view»
12. undated/no/no (#08) other[x] from Merton +to Frank - with all good wishes and blessings in the Risen Christ [-] f m Louis [see Sub-Section B.6 for original - copy of inscription by Merton to Frank Dell'Isola inside Monastic Peace] «detailed view»
13. undated/no/no (#09) other[x] from Merton +to Frank - with best wishes in Xt [-] f m Louis [see Sub-Section B.6 for original - copy of inscription by Merton to Frank Dell'Isola inside Praying the Psalms] «detailed view»

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