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Merton's Correspondence with:

Arthur John Harris; Arthur Harris

Harris, Arthur John, 1954-  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967
Volume: 4 item(s); 4 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Arthur Harris was the son of John Harris (see "Harris, John" file), who notes that Arthur was born in 1954 and had asked Merton for stamps in 1967. Merton sends him a couple letters and shipments of stamps from letters he had received from around the world. John Harris later notes in correspondence about his letters after Merton's death that Arthur had become a professional philatelist.

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Related Information and Links

See also published letters from Merton to Arthur Harris in The Road to Joy, pp. 353-354.

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. 1967/02/23 TLS to Merton dear X127 [-] exciting contributions to the organization [-] a superb range of special interest to [letter constructed entirely from words clipped from newspapers or magazines] «detailed view»
2. 1967/02/no? TLS from Merton Since, as you realize, I conduct an immense and sinister traffic in hallucinogenic drugs and [signed "X127 (alias Thomas Merton.)" - 127 was Merton's laundry number at Gethsemani] «detailed view»
3. 1967/06/01 HLS to Merton Dear X 127 [-] I would like to thank you for the stamps you sent me they are very nice [sic] «detailed view»
4. 1967/06/no? HNS from Merton Dear Agent- A dangerous man to be watched is a certain Duke William, so-called "Conqueror." [signed "A127." - 127 was Merton's laundry number at Gethsemani] «detailed view»

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