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Merton's Correspondence with:

Ivanhoe Donaldson

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1966
Volume: 3 item(s); 3 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Ivanhoe Donaldson was working with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) while corresponding with Merton. He worked alongside another Merton correspondent from this time, Marion Barry, who would later become mayor of Washington, D.C. He served as an advisor to Barry from the sixties to the eighties and was involved in Jesse Jackson's 1984 presidential campaign.

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Related Information and Links

See also published letters from Merton to Donaldson in The Road to Joy, pp. 343-344.

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. 1966/11/13 TL[c] from Merton I was delighted and surprised to get your letter of the 7th. I am wondering who I could possibly «detailed view»
2. 1966/12/04 TL[c] from Merton I managed by fair and political means to come by the enclosed check which I am sending along a bit «detailed view»
3. 1966/12/no? TLS to Merton That's a great letter. Thank you. We will keep in touch. Do your best. Whatever it is, it will «detailed view»

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