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Merton's Correspondence with:

Harold Brewster Jenkins; Harold Jenkins

Jenkins, Harold Brewster, 1889-1972  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967, 1970
Volume: 5 item(s); 8 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Harold Brewster Jenkins was Merton's uncle on his mother's side. He married Elsie Hauck Holahan in 1938. (See "Jenkins, Elsie" for a more complete description).

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Related Information and Links

See also one published letter from Merton to Harold Jenkins in The Road to Joy, pp. 82-83.

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. 1967/12/20 HCS to Merton First, I hope this finds you healthy and content. Elsie and I are reasonably well for people of our [Christmas card] «detailed view»
2. 1967/12/31 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for the card: I was glad to get a little news from Harold. Sorry I haven't been writing [to Harold and Elsie Jenkins] «detailed view»
3. 1968/12/13 HLS[x] to Burns, Flavian Thank you for your telegram informing us of Father Thomas Merton's death. I assume he will be buried [letter to Dom Flavian Burns, the Abbot of Gethsemani Abbey in 1968 - see also the "Burns, Flavian" file in Section A] «detailed view»
4. 1970/12/09 HLS[x] to Griffin, John Howard This is in answer to your letter of Oct 29, enclosing one from Miss Merton to you, which I return «detailed view»
5. 1970/12/13 TL[x] from Griffin, John Howard I really do not know how to thank you for the care you have taken to reply to my questions - «detailed view»

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