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Thomas Merton Letters

Merton Room

Merton Room

In addition to books and other items, here are also some artifacts housed in the Merton Room.

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Contact information

Diane Riley
College Archivist
driley9@naz.edu

(585)389-2152

The Thomas Merton letters are a collection of his writings throughout his life. Below is a quick reference to the letters available. To see them, please schedule an appointment with the college archivist.

In addition to the letters, many other items are available from the Thomas Merton collection.  It is possible to search the catalog in order to find books, videos and audio recordings about Thomas Merton.

Thomas Merton, author

Thomas Merton, subject

 

 Merton Room 

 

 Index to the Thomas Merton Letters

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Box Document Type From To Date Format Content Notes
2 Letter Best Marks 7/31/1967 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Burton Shannon 11/15/1998 Typed 2 pgs.
2 Letter Burton Shannon 4/19/1999 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Burton Shannon 5/3/2000 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Forest Merton 7/17/1962 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Forest Merton 6/14/1964 Typed 2 pgs.
1 Letter Forest Merton 8/7/1964 Typed 3 pgs.
2 Letter Forest Editor 12/22/1965 Typed 1 pg. ds Merton statement on idle rumors (2 pgs.)
2 Letter Forest Merton 11/16/1965 Typed 4 pgs.
2 Letter Forest Merton 11/26/1965 Typed 3 pg.
2 Letter Forest Merton 12/22/1965 Typed 1 pg. ds
2 Letter Forest Merton 1/6/1966 Typed 2 pgs.
2 Letter Forest Merton 3/2/1967 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Forest Merton 9/20/1967 Typed 2 pgs.
2 Letter Forest Merton 10/10/1967 Typed 1 pg.
1 Notes Forest
11/18/1964 Typed/
Hand-written
16 pgs. Notes on Gethsemani retreat of peace people
1 Enclosure Gethsemani Forest 12/1/1962 Hand-written 2 pgs.
2 Letter Heidbrink Merton 11/16/1965 Typed 5 pgs.
2 Postcard Hudson Rv Forest 8/15/1967 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter M. James Forest 8/16/1962 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Marks Editor 7/28/1967 Hand-written 2 pgs.
2 Card Merton Johnston 12/24/1966 Hand-written 2 pg. Christmas card
1 Chant Merton Forest 8/9/1961 Typed 2 pgs.
1 Excerpt Merton Day 7/23/1961 Hand-written 1 pg.
1 Excerpt Merton Day 1960 or 61 Typed 1 pg.
2 Excerpt Merton Many peo 5/20/1905 Typed 2 pgs. "For Edifying Cables"  (3 pgs.) & Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadro con (10 pgs)
1 Letter Merton Aziz 11/17/1960 Typed 2 pgs. Includes poem: Wisdom (1 pg.)
1 Letter Merton Aziz 5/13/1961 Typed 2 pgs. Includes poem: Muslim's angel of death  & Algeria (1 pg.)
1 Letter Merton Aziz 9/24/1961 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Aziz 4/4/1962 Typed 1 pg. ds Song  for the Death of Averroes (3 pgs.)
1 Letter Merton Aziz 12/26/1962 Typed 2 pgs. Includes: Prayer card San Juan de la Cruz
1 Letter Merton Aziz 6/2/1963 Typed 1 pg. ds letter (1 pg)
1 Letter Merton Aziz 12/9/1964 Typed 1 pg. ds
1 Letter Merton Catholic W 11/3/1962 Typed 1 pg. Letter to young people at Catholic Worker
1 Letter Merton Corbin 1/9/1962 Typed 1 pg. Editor: Martin Corbin of Liberation
1 Letter Merton Editor 12/31/1961 Typed 1 pg To: Editor of Liberation
1 Letter Merton Forest 8/9/1961 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 10/21/1961 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 11/5/1961 Hand-written 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 11/8/1961 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 11/14/1961 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 11/29/1961 Typed 1 pg. ds
1 Letter Merton Forest 1/5/1962 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 1/29/1962 Typed 1 pg. ds
1 Letter Merton Forest 2/5/1962 Hand-written 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 2/6/1962 Typed 1 pg.ds
1 Letter Merton Forest 3/21/1962 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 3/28/1962 Typed 1 pg. Includes: stationary of Ronald E. Drumm
1 Letter Merton Forest 4/29/1962 Typed 2 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 5/17/1962 Hand-written 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 6/14/1962 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 7/7/1962 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 8/7/1962 Hand-written 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 8/27/1962 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 9/22/1962 Typed 1 pg. ds
1 Letter Merton Forest 11/7/1962 Typed 1 pg. ds
1 Letter Merton Forest 12/8/1962 Typed 2 pgs.
1 Letter Merton Forest 1/17/1963 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 3/27/1963 Typed 1 pg. ds
1 Letter Merton Forest 4/26/1963 Typed 8 pgs
1 Letter Merton Forest 6/10/1963 Hand-written 1 Pg. Includes poem: And the children of Birminham (1 pg.)
1 Letter Merton Forest 6/24/1963 Typed 1 pg
1 Letter Merton Forest 6/29/1963 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 7/15/1963 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 7/19/1963 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 10/19/1963 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 12/19/1963 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 1/15/1964 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 2/7/1964 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 2/27/1964 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 3/16/1964 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 5/20/1964 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 7/22/1964 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 9/1/1964 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 10/2/1964 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 10/21/1964 Typed 1 pg.
1 Letter Merton Forest 12/9/1964 Typed 1 pg. Mimeograph & short memo (1 pg.)
1 Letter Merton Johnston 5/29/1964 Typed 1 pg. Includes "School of the spirit" (3 pgs)
1 Letter Merton many peo ?/?/1967 Typed 2 pgs. Pentecost letter
1 Letter Merton Mich.L.B. 1/29/1964 Typed 2 pgs. Re: Robert Kachnowski
1 Letter Merton Muste 11/?/64 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Aziz 11/2/1965 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Aziz 11/7/1965 Typed 1 pg. ds
2 Letter Merton Aziz 1/2/1966 Typed 1 pg. Christmas letter
2 Letter Merton Aziz 1/2/1966 Typed 3 pgs. Ds
2 Letter Merton Aziz 3/23/1966 Typed 1 pg
2 Letter Merton Aziz 4/24/1968 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Berrigan 1/18/1965 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Cornell 8/3/1965 Hand-written 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Cornell 2/28/1967 Hand-written 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Cornell 3/14/1967 Typed 1 pg. Includes: Poem, Roman Nocturnes (3 pgs) & Lent letter (2 pgs)
2 Letter Merton Forest 3/13/1965 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Forest 5/16/1965 Typed 1 pg. Draft letter to Pope Paul VI (1 pg. ds)
2 Letter Merton Forest 8/20/1965 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Forest 11/11/1965 Typed 1 pg. ds
2 Letter Merton Forest 11/19/1965 Typed 1 pg. ds
2 Letter Merton Forest 12/3/1965 Typed 1 pg. ds Statement on idle rumors (1 pg)
2 Letter Merton Forest 12/29/1965 Typed 2 pgs. Christmas letter (1 pg.)
2 Letter Merton Forest 1/17/1966 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Forest 2/21/1966 Typed 3 pgs.
2 Letter Merton Forest 9/21/1966 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Forest 11/16/1966 Typed 1 pg. Letter addressed also to Thomas Cornell
2 Letter Merton Forest 1/28/1967 Typed 1 pg. ds
2 Letter Merton Forest 2/13/1967 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Forest 2/22/1967 Typed 1 pg. Notes for statement on aid to civilian war victims(2 pg.s)
2 Letter Merton Forest 2/23/1967 Typed 1 pg. ds
2 Letter Merton Forest 6/17/1967 Typed 2 pgs. To whom it may concern Re: Gary Gagner
2 Letter Merton Forest 6/26/1967 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Forest 9/24/1967 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Forest 4/6/1968 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Forest 8/5/1968 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Johnston 1/25/1965 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Johnston 1/10/1966 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Johnston 7/5/1967 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton many peo 12/?/66 ? Typed 1 pg. ds Christmas letter
2 Letter Merton Margaret 9/10/1966 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton Smiley 3/7/1967 Typed 1 pg. tims(2 pgs)

Letter Merton Aziz 1/30/1961 Typed 1 pg ds Includes: Poem fragment: from the Tomb cover of Imam Riza (1 pg)
1 Note Merton Forest 10/28/1961 Typed 1 pg. Includes: "Machine gun in the fallout shelter" article published in catholic Worker under title "Shelter…" 
1 Note Merton Forest 11/2/1961 Typed 1 pg. Includes: Article for Commonweal (12 pgs)
1 Note Merton Forest 12/20/1961 Hand-written/Typed 1 pg. Includes: "Christian ethics and nuclear war" article (8 pgs ds)
1 Note Merton Forest 2/27/1962 Typed 1 pg.
1 Note Merton Forest 4/9/1965 Hand-written 1pg.
1 Note Merton Forest ?/?/1963 Hand-written 1 pg.
2 Note Merton Forest 2/26/1965 Hand-written 1 pg.
2 Note Merton Forest 3/8/1965 Hand-written 1 pg. Letter to Eds. Of The Commonweal (1 pg. ds)
2 Note Merton Forest 3/18/1965 Hand-written 1 pg.
2 Note Merton Forest 4/3/1965 Typed 1 pg. ds
2 Note Merton Forest 5/1/1965 Typed 1 pg.
2 Note Merton Forest 6/14/1965 Hand-written 1 pg.
2 Note Merton Forest 4/25/1966 Hand-written 1 pg.ds
2 Note Merton Forest 5/27/1966 Typed 1 pg.
2 Note Merton Forest 3/3/1967 Hand-written 1 pg.ds
2 Note Merton Forest 11/9/1967 Hand-written 1 pg.
2 Note Merton Forest 4/15/1968 Typed 1 pg. Easter Letter (1 pg. ds) & "Found Macaronic Antipoem"(1 pg.)
2 Note Merton Johnston 11/10/1965 Hand-written 1 pg. ds
2 Note Merton Johnston 12/1/1966 Typed 1 pg.
2 Note Merton Johnston 12/20/1966 Hand-written 1 pg.
2 Note Merton
? Hand-written 1 pg. ds Page from notepad
2 Poem Merton
? Typed 3 pg. There has to be a jail for ladies
1 Postcard Merton Forest 6/30/1962 Hand-written 1 pg. ds
1 Postcard Merton Forest 8/1/1962 Hand-written 1 pg.
1 Postcard Merton Forest 4/17/1963 Hand-written 1 pg.
1 Review Merton
11/19/1962 Typed 3 pgs. ds Book review written under name Benedict Monk
2 Telegram Merton Forest 11/11/1965 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton  Forest 8/4/1967 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Merton ? Marks 8/4/1967 Typed 1 pg.
2 Letter Schworer Forest 8/2/1965 Typed

1 Pamphlet

10/12/1961 Typed
Miscellanea Monastica: the English mystics

 

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