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Merton's Correspondence with:

Jean Hering

Hering, Jean  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1963-1964, 1986
Volume: 17 item(s); 38 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Professor Jean Hering was Merton's tutor in French and German during a 1930 holiday to Strasbourg. Tom Izod Bennett, Merton's guardian in England after the death of his father, arranged this for Merton. (Source: The Road to Joy, pp. 60-61.)

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See also published letters from Merton to Hering in The Road to Joy, pp. 60-61 and 63-64.

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. 1963/12/28 (#01) HLS to Merton Mon père et cher ami. C'est brave de votre part de ne pas oublier le grand-père du C.E., qui «detailed view»
2. 1963/12/28 (#02) transcript to Merton It is good of you not to forget the grandfather of the C.E. [See P.S. to this letter. The C.E. «detailed view»
3. 1964/04/06 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton Merci de votre bonne lettre et des renseignements que vous y avez jointes. Nous n'avons pas votre «detailed view»
4. 1964/04/06 (#02) transcript from Merton Thank you for your good letter and for all the information you included. Unfortunately we do not «detailed view»
5. 1964/05/15? (#01) HPCS to Merton Heureux d'avoir encore de vos nouvelles! Je vous répondrai d'une manière plus détaillée «detailed view»
6. 1964/05/15? (#02) transcript to Merton How happy I was to hear from you again! I shall answer later in a more detailed and fitting way «detailed view»
7. 1964/05/28 (#01) HPCS to Merton Veuillez accepter mes remerciements sincères pour le beau cadeau, qui vient d'arriver. «detailed view»
8. 1964/05/28 (#02) transcript to Merton Please accept my sincere thanks for the beautiful gift which has just arrived. I have «detailed view»
9. 1964/05/no? (#01) HLS to Merton Je viens de lire votre dissertation sur les noirs et blancs «detailed view»
10. 1964/05/no? (#02) HLS to Merton I have just read your thesis on the Blacks and the Whites (as reviewed in Albertus Magnus «detailed view»
11. 1964/07/28 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton J'ai bien goûté votre "Fable de Lafontaine" sur la paix, et je suis d'accord sur votre remarque que «detailed view»
12. 1964/07/28 (#02) transcript from Merton I enjoyed very much your "Fable of Lafontaine" on peace, and I agree with your observation that «detailed view»
13. 1964/09/no? (#01) HLS to Merton LaFontaine et Ses Commentateurs I. La Fable du Loup et de L'Agneau La fable est connue, «detailed view»
14. 1964/09/no? (#02) transcript to Merton La Fontaine and His Commentators I. The Fable of the Wolf and the Lamb The fable is well «detailed view»
15. 1986/08/07 (#01) TLS to Center from Shannon, William Enclosed you will find the "Hering" Letters. I think it was the most difficult set I have ever «detailed view»
16. 1986/08/07 (#02) other   Letter from Jean Hering to Merton [-] 43, Quai des Baioliers, Stasbourg [-] 28 December ,1963 [sic] [transcripts of full set of letters translated by William Shannon] «detailed view»

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