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Merton's Correspondence with:

David Ignatow

Ignatow, David, 1914-  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1968, 1973
Volume: 6 item(s); 6 pg(s)

Scope and Content


David Ignatow is a poet who was born in Brooklyn, New York, and wrote much about the urban experience. He became a professor teaching at the University of Kentucky, University of Kansas, and later returning to the northeast and Columbia University. Not long before going to Columbia, he was at Vassar College. This was where he was in contact with Merton about poems for Monks Pond. He also taught a student from Vassar with whom Merton had been corresponding, Nancy Fly Bredenberg.

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Related Information and Links

See also contributions to Monks Pond, pp. 184-185; and see also the "Bredenberg, Nancy Fly" file.

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. 1968/01/31 TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for the two Ballard pieces which I very much enjoyed. I've been meaning to write about «detailed view»
2. 1968/04/18 TLS to Merton Thanks for theinvitation [sic] to submit poems. I've heard of your mag from Fly Bredenberg, «detailed view»
3. 1968/04/21 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton Many many thanks. I am most happy to have something of yours for the POND. I am keeping three «detailed view»
4. 1968/04/21 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Many many thanks. I am most happy to have something of yours for the POND. I am keeping three «detailed view»
5. 1973/11/30 TLS[x] from Center to Ignatow, David Mr. Victor Kramer at Georgia State University has requested permission to look at your «detailed view»
6. 1973/12/05 TLS to Center from Ignatow, David I'm happy to comply with your request by enclosing a xerox of the original letter sent to me by «detailed view»

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