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Record Number 2136
Reference Type Book
Year 1972-1994
Title Original collection of 46 signed books by Henri Nouwen; one signed note card; one TLS; one undated photo, and one press photo of Nouwen lecturing at Loyola University (1976) Short Title: Original collection of 46 signed books by Henri Nouwen; one signed note card; one TLS; one undated photo, and one press photo of Nouwen lecturing at Loyola University (1976)
Notes This item contains 46 signed books by Merton admirer Henri Nouwen. They include: - The Spirituality of the Compassion (1977) - This is a buckram bound mimeographed typescript manuscript. Autographed presentation copy from Nouwen to the late Colin Williams (Dean Yale Divinity, etc.). It begins with a typed letter: "We. invite you to remain part of our ongoing work together by any comment you might have on this text, by any suggestion you can make for our further work, and by any ideas you would like to share with us." Eventually published as "Compassion - Reflection on the Christian Life" (2006). Reference - Jim Visbeck, Isaiah Thomas Books & Prints, Inc. (Cotuit, MA, U.S.A.) - Living the Beatitudes / Daily Reflections for Lent (1995) - forward by Nouwen (inscribed) - Circles of Love (1990) - Can You Drink the Cup? (September 1996 - inscribed during the month of his death) x2 - Heart Speaks to Heart (1989) - Compassion (by Nowen [inscribed], Donald P. McNeill, and Douglas A. Morrison - 1982) - Life of the Beloved (1992) x2. - A Cry for Mercy (1981) - Our Greatest Gift (1994) x2. - In Memoriam (1980). - Reaching Out (1975) x4. - With Burning Hearts (1994) x3. - Making all Things New (1981). - Gracias! (1983) x2. - Here and Now (1994). - The Way of the Heart x3. - With Open Hands (1972) x2. - The Genesee Diary (1976) x2. - The Return of the Prodigal Son (1992) x2. - Desert Wisdom (1982) x3. - Pray to Live (1972) - Creative Ministry (1971) - Out of Solitude (1979, 1990) x2 - Letters to Marc about Jesus (1988) - Behold the Beauty of the Lord / Praying with Icons (1987) x2 - Seeds of Hope / A Henri Nouwen Reader (signed by Nouwen) 1989) - Compassion / A Reflection on the Christian Life (1983) - In the Name of Jesus (1990) Also, one press photo of Nouwen lecturing at Loyola University (1976) Also, one TLS by Nowen on Daybreak letterhead dated Jan 11, 1993 Also, Walk with Jesus (1999), inscribed and signed by illustrator Sr. Helen David.
Label NU2Y
Record Number 1361
Reference Type Manuscript
Author (Mimi), Marice F. Gaither
Year 1977
Title Original notes of Thomas Merton to Marice F. Gaither
Notes Soft cover in black comb binding; this is one of a total of approximately 15 original self published manuscripts which were made by Mimi Gather containing copies of the many letters she shared with Thomas Merton. There are also numerous unique communications with Mimi surrounding the passing of Merton. The manuscripts were made for members of her direct family as stated in her introduction "This book is dedicated to all the descendents of beloved Mimi with the fervant hope that her fond friendship with Father Louis will bring to you the same comfort and solice which she found in his letters, notes and memorabilia." There is also a personal, original note by mimi dated and signed October 24, 1977.
Label MUE
Date October 24, 1977
Type of Work manuscript Short Title: Original notes of Thomas Merton to Marice F. Gaither
Record Number 1969
Reference Type Manuscript
Author A. Cresswell, (private secretary of Dr. Izod Bennett)
Title Original draft of a letter addressed to Tom Merton Place Published: Twickenham, Middx.
Notes This item is a draft letter typed by the secretary of Dr. Izod Bennett - it is not known whether or not it was eventually sent to Merton. Dr. Bennett was Owen Merton's personal physician and became guardian of Thomas Merton after his father's death. He was displeased with Tom's wild life while at Cambridge and it was he who recommended that Tom return to his maternal grandparents in America. In this letter Mr. Cresswell critcizes Tom for how he poorly represents the Bennetts in his autobiography. In one line he writes, "...I used to dread the sound of your name.
Label UME2
Pages 1
Type of Work Draft letter Short Title: Original draft of a letter addressed to Tom Merton
Record Number 2397
Reference Type Book
Author Adams, Daniel J.
Year 1979
Title Thomas Merton's Shared Contemplation / A Protestant Perspective Place Published: Kalamazoo
Publisher Cistercian Studies Inc.
Number of Pages 363 pages
Edition First hard cover edition - signed. Short Title: Thomas Merton's Shared Contemplation / A Protestant Perspective
Notes Cloth and jacket; inscribed and signed by Adams to Albert Romkema.
Label NBY
Record Number 1774
Reference Type Book
Author Adams, Daniel J.
Year 1979
Title Thomas Merton's Shared Contemplation / A Protestant Perspecitve
Publisher Cistercian Publications, Inc.
Number of Pages 363
Edition First hard cover edition. Short Title: Thomas Merton's Shared Contemplation / A Protestant Perspecitve
Notes Cloth and dust jacket.
Label T
Series Title Cistercian Studies Series - #62 Place Published: Kalamazoo
Record Number 1273
Reference Type Book
Author Aileen Taylor, (introduction by Monica Furlong)
Year 1988
Title The Shining Wilderness / Daily Readings With Thomas Merton / Chinese language edition Place Published: London
Publisher Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd.
Number of Pages 66 Short Title: The Shining Wilderness / Daily Readings With Thomas Merton / Chinese language edition
Notes Soft cover; Chinese language edition.
Label FB
Record Number 2110
Reference Type Book
Author Albert Camus, (Intro and commentary by Thomas Merton)
Year 1968
Title The Plague Place Published: New York
Publisher The Seabury Press
Number of Pages 43
Edition First soft cover edition. Short Title: The Plague
Notes Soft cover; this item also contains 5 other Seabury Press booklets by Golding ("The Spire"), Brecht ("Galileo"), C.S. Lewis ("Till we have Faces"), Skinner ("Walden Two") and White ("Riders in the Chariot").
Label C
Record Number 407
Reference Type Book
Author Albert Camus, (Intro and commentary by Thomas Merton)
Year 1968
Title The Plague Place Published: New York
Publisher The Seabury Press
Number of Pages 43
Edition First soft cover edition. Short Title: The Plague
Notes Soft cover.
Label C
Record Number 365
Reference Type Book
Author Albert Haase, O.F.M.
Year 1993
Title Swimming in the Sun: Discover the Lord's Prayer with Francis of Assisi and Thomas Merton Place Published: Cincinnati, Ohio
Publisher St. Anthony Messenger Press
Number of Pages 216
Edition First soft cover edition. Short Title: Swimming in the Sun: Discover the Lord's Prayer with Francis of Assisi and Thomas Merton
Notes Soft cover.
Label B
Record Number 2433
Reference Type Journal Article
Author Albert, John
Year 1989
Title The Christ of Thomas Merton's Monastic Peace
Journal Cistercian Studies Quarterly
Volume Volume 24
Notes Soft cover.
Label NT
Pages Pages 264-274 Short Title: The Christ of Thomas Merton's Monastic Peace
Record Number 1670
Reference Type Journal Article
Author Alfonso Cortes, (translated by Thomas Merton)
Year 1963
Title The Flower of the Fruit; Space Song
Journal The Sewanee Review
Volume Volume 71
Notes Soft cover; this is the first appearance of these Merton translated poems in a periodical. Item also contains articles by Kathleen Raine ("Blake's debt to Antiquity") and Richard Carpenter ("The Mona Lisa").
Label P
Date Summer Short Title: The Flower of the Fruit; Space Song
Pages Pages 466-467.
Record Number 1423
Reference Type Book
Author Allchin, A.M.
Title Our Lives, A Powerful Pentecost / Merton's Writing with Russian Christianity
Number of Pages 16
Edition Offprint soft cover edition. Short Title: Our Lives, A Powerful Pentecost / Merton's Writing with Russian Christianity
Notes Soft cover offprint; this item was received with deepest gratitude from the personal collection of Jim Forest.
Label M
Record Number 1337
Reference Type Book
Author Amedee Hallier OCSO, (with special introduction by Thomas Merton)
Year 1969
Title The Monastic Theology of Aelred of Rievaulx
Publisher Cistercian Publications
Number of Pages 179
Edition First hard cover edition. Short Title: The Monastic Theology of Aelred of Rievaulx
Notes Cloth and dust jacket.
Label UCT
Series Title Cistercian Studies Series: #2 Place Published: Shannon, Ireland
Record Number 342
Reference Type Book
Author Andre Gozier, O.S.B.
Year 1999
Title 15 Days of Prayer with Thomas Merton Place Published: Liguori, Missouri
Publisher Liguori Publications
Number of Pages 95
Edition First soft cover printing. Short Title: 15 Days of Prayer with Thomas Merton
Notes Soft cover.
Label B
Record Number 1129
Reference Type Book
Author Apel, William
Year 2006
Title Signs of Peace / The Interfaith Letters of Thomas Merton Place Published: Maryknoll, NY
Publisher Orbis Books
Number of Pages 202
Edition First soft cover edition - signed. Short Title: Signs of Peace / The Interfaith Letters of Thomas Merton
Notes Soft cover; this item is inscribed and signed by the William Apel.
Label BY
Record Number 985
Reference Type Book
Author Aprile, Dianne
Year 1998
Title The Abbey of Gethsemani / Place of Peace and Paradox / 150 Years in the Life of America's Oldest Trappist Monastery
Publisher Trout Lily Press
Number of Pages 246
Edition First hard cover edition. Short Title: The Abbey of Gethsemani / Place of Peace and Paradox / 150 Years in the Life of America's Oldest Trappist Monastery
Notes Cloth and dust jacket; multiple references to Thomas Merton.
Record Number 1641
Reference Type Book
Author Art, The Louisville School of
Year 1978
Title The Photography of Thomas Merton / An Exhibit Place Published: Louisville
Publisher The Louisville School of Art - The Thomas Merton Center
Edition First soft cover edition. Short Title: The Photography of Thomas Merton / An Exhibit
Notes Soft cover; this is the exhibition catalogue for an exhibit of the photographs of Thomas Merton as displayed December 10, 1978 through January 17, 1979 at The Louisville School of Art Gallery. Forty-six photos by Merton and six photos by Ralph Eugene Meatyard are listed as part of the exhibition, 6 of which are reproduced in this catalogue. The catalogue has an introduction by Bruce H. Yenawine (Director of LSA) and also contains written contributions by Robert Daggy and Brother Patrick Hart. This item was received from Priscilla Gray (one of the organizers of the event).
Label U
Record Number 1925
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Albert, Tony
Year 2009
Title Merton, Mystical Monk / t-shirt Short Title: Merton, Mystical Monk / t-shirt
Notes Green t-shirt with image of Merton on the front. Obtained at the 11th conference of the International Thomas Merton Society in Rochester, NY, June 11-14, 2009.
Record Number 1792
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Brother Robert Lentz, ofm
Year 1985
Title Thomas Merton Icon Place Published: Albuquerque
Publisher Natural Bridges
Notes Folded greeting card in envelope. The image on the cover of this item is taken from an original painting by Br. Robert Lentz, Franciscan Friar whose innovative icons are known around the world. He is a member of the Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Both Buddhist and Christian symbolism are combined in this icon, to express the way Merton reconciled the two spiritual traditions in his own life. His raised right hand represents "fear not", and his left calls upon the earth to bear witness that he has overcome temptation. The Greek inscription by his head reads "Holy Thomas." He wears the Cistercian cowl.
Label A
Type of Work Greeting card of icon of Thomas Merton. Short Title: Thomas Merton Icon
Record Number 1437
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Brother Robert Lentz, ofm
Year 1985
Title Thomas Merton Icon Place Published: Burlington, VT
Publisher Bridge Building
Notes Print; from an original painting by Br. Robert Lentz, Franciscan Friar whose innovative icons are known around the world. He is a member of the Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Both Buddhist and Christian symbolism are combined in this icon, to express the way Merton reconciled the two spiritual traditions in his own life. His raised right hand represents "fear not", and his left calls upon the earth to bear witness that he has overcome temptation. The Greek inscription by his head reads "Holy Thomas." He wears the Cistercian cowl.
Label A
Type of Work Print of icon of Thomas Merton Short Title: Thomas Merton Icon
Record Number 1292
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Brother Robert Lentz, ofm
Title Thomas Merton Icon / signed
Notes Print; from an original painting by Br. Robert Lentz, Franciscan Friar whose innovative icons are known around the world. He is a member of the Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Both Buddhist and Christian symbolism are combined in this icon, to express the way Merton reconciled the two spiritual traditions in his own life. His raised right hand represents "fear not", and his left calls upon the earth to bear witness that he has overcome temptation. The Greek inscription by his head reads "Holy Thomas." He wears the Cistercian cowl. This print has been signed by Br. Robert Lentz on February 15, 2007.
Label AUY
Type of Work Signed print. Short Title: Thomas Merton Icon / signed
Record Number 1037
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Browning, Randall S.
Title Thomas Merton / photograph
Notes Photo.
Label A
Type of Work Photograph of original oil on canvas painting made in 1992 of Thomas Merton by Randall S. Browning. It is based on a detail of a photograph of Thomas Merton with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India by Tenzin Geyche, 1968. Short Title: Thomas Merton / photograph
Record Number 950
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Browning, Randall S.
Year 1997
Title Thomas Merton / Broadside
Notes Broadside poster of Merton made for the dedication of the Thomas Merton Center W.L. Lyons Brown Library, Bellarmine College, Louisville, Kentucky, October 10, 1997 from original oil on canvas painting made in 1992 of Merton by Randall S. Browning. It is based on a detail of a photograph of Thomas Merton with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India by Tenzin Geyche, 1968.
Label A
Type of Work Broadside poster of Thomas Merton Short Title: Thomas Merton / Broadside
Record Number 1779
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Cantrell, Jim
Year 1989
Title The Pattern in the Seed / Thomas Merton's Glimpse of the Cosmic Dance (Broadside, signed) Place Published: Louisville
Publisher Bellarmine College
Notes Broadside; this item was signed by the artist of this work, Jim Cantrell.
Label YA
Date May 25-28, 1989
Type of Work Broadside created for the First General Meeting of the International Thomas Merton Society. Short Title: The Pattern in the Seed / Thomas Merton's Glimpse of the Cosmic Dance (Broadside, signed)
Record Number 848
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Deponte, F. James
Year 2006
Title Original drawing of Thomas Merton / signed
Notes Original drawing; hand drawn with Pitt artist pen and soft charcoal on Canson pastel paper. Drawing was then affixed to a 4 by 5 inch backing of Bristol 2 ply and signed and dated by the artist.
Label AUY
Date February 17
Type of Work Original signed drawing using Pitt artist pen and soft charcoal on Canson pastel paper. Short Title: Original drawing of Thomas Merton / signed
Record Number 1344
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Deponte, Frank
Year 2007
Title Thomas Merton / signed
Notes Print with image of Thomas Merton in profile; on 81/2" by 11" cardboard; signed and dated by artist on back.
Label UA
Date March 17
Type of Work Signed print Short Title: Thomas Merton / signed
Record Number 1355
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Donna Kristoff, O.S.U
Title Original set of 10 Greeting cards with Merton quote Place Published: Cleveland
Publisher Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland
Notes Set of 10 greeting cards with Merton quote and contemplative image on each.
Label A
Type of Work Greeting Cards Short Title: Original set of 10 Greeting cards with Merton quote
Record Number 1436
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Flood, Brother Maurice
Year 1968
Title Original black and white photograph of Thomas Merton and Brother Patrick Hart
Notes This photograph was taken by Brother Maurice Flood of Gethsemani at Merton's hermitage the morning before Merton left for his trip to Asia. It was given to Jim Forest by Brother Patrick Hart. This item has been received with gratitude from the personal collection of Jim Forest.
Label UA
Date September 9, 1968
Type of Work Black and White photograph Short Title: Original black and white photograph of Thomas Merton and Brother Patrick Hart
Record Number 1416
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Forest, Jim
Year 1991
Title Living With Wisdom / A Life of Thomas Merton / cover proof
Notes Soft cover; this is the proof for the cover of the book by Jim Forest on Merton. It came from Doris Goodnough of Orbis Books. This item was received with deepest gratitude from the personal collection of Jim Forest.
Label UA
Date July 1, 1991
Type of Work Cover proof from the editor to author Short Title: Living With Wisdom / A Life of Thomas Merton / cover proof
Record Number 1698
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Gerhard Marcks, (Thomas Merton)
Year 1957
Title Tower of Babel / signed unbound page proofs
Notes Unbound untrimmed pages. Signed by the artist (Gerhard Marcks); these sheets make up all four of Gerhard Marcks's expressionistic wood engravings, as well as his wood-engraved title-page, for James Laughlin's 1957 edition of Thomas Merton's The Tower of Babel. The sheets may have been page proofs for this work. The illustrations are printed in black on two sizes of paper, one measuring 14 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches and the other approximately 12 by 9 inches. Gerhard Marcks was a German artist and sculptor who, in 1919, joined Walter Gropius at the Staatliches Bauhaus, where he was put in charge of the Bauhaus pottery in Dornburg. In the 1930s his artwork was denounced and confiscated by the Nazis, two of his pieces being shown in an exhibition of "Degenerate Art." But he continued to work, and in the 50s was the recipient of two prestigious German art awards. The Tower of Babel is considered among the most beautiful productions ever done by Laughlin's legendary New Directions publishing house.
Label RUAY
Type of Work Signed, unbound, untrimmed page proofs. Short Title: Tower of Babel / signed unbound page proofs
Record Number 2449
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Gibson, Michele
Year 2014
Title Thomas Merton
Notes This item is a pastel/oil stick artwork of Thomas Merton based on the photo taken by John Lyons.
Label NA
Type of Work Pastel/oil stick - dimensions 17.5 inches by 21.5 inches. Short Title: Thomas Merton
Record Number 2450
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Gibson, Michele
Year 2014
Title Thomas Merton
Notes Pastel/oil stick artwork of Merton
Label NA
Type of Work Pastel/oil stick - dimensions 21 inches by 21 inches. Short Title: Thomas Merton
Record Number 2074
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Jerry Spanyer, (photographer)
Year 1967
Title Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh Place Published: Louisville
Notes Color photo of Merton and Walsh at the Ordination and First Mass of Walsh. It is one of a series of five photos of this event - all taken by photographer Jerry Spanyer.
Label A
Date May 14 & 15, 1967
Type of Work 4 x 5 color photograph Short Title: Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh
Record Number 2072
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Jerry Spanyer, (photographer)
Year 1967
Title Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh Place Published: Louisville
Notes Color photo of Merton and Walsh at the Ordination and First Mass of Walsh. It is one of a series of five photos of this event - all taken by photographer Jerry Spanyer.
Label A
Date May 14 & 15, 1967
Type of Work 4 x 5 color photograph Short Title: Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh
Record Number 2073
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Jerry Spanyer, (photographer)
Year 1967
Title Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh Place Published: Louisville
Notes Color photo of Merton and Walsh at the Ordination and First Mass of Walsh. It is one of a series of five photos of this event - all taken by photographer Jerry Spanyer.
Label A
Date May 14 & 15, 1967
Type of Work 4 x 5 color photograph Short Title: Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh
Record Number 2070
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Jerry Spanyer, (photographer)
Year 1967
Title Original Color Photo (enlarged copy) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh Place Published: Louisville
Notes Color photo of Merton and Walsh at the Ordination and First Mass of Walsh.
Label A
Date May 14 & 15, 1967
Type of Work 11 x 14 color photograph Short Title: Original Color Photo (enlarged copy) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh
Record Number 2071
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Jerry Spanyer, (photographer)
Year 1967
Title Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh Place Published: Louisville
Notes Color photo of Merton and Walsh at the Ordination and First Mass of Walsh. It is one of a series of five photos of this event - all taken by photographer Jerry Spanyer.
Label A
Date May 14 & 15, 1967
Type of Work 4 x 5 color photograph Short Title: Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh
Record Number 2069
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Jerry Spanyer, (photographer)
Year 1967
Title Original Color Photo (enlarged copy) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh Place Published: Louisville
Notes Color photo of Merton and Walsh at the Ordination and First Mass of Walsh. It is signed and inscribed by both Merton and Walsh.
Label A
Date May 14 & 15, 1967
Type of Work 11 x 14 color photograph Short Title: Original Color Photo (enlarged copy) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh
Record Number 833
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: John Beecher, ("for Father M. Louis, O.C.S.O.")
Year 1963
Title On Acquiring a Cistercian Breviary Place Published: Phoenix
Publisher Rampart Press
Notes Broadside; dedicated to "Father M. Louis O.C.S.O." which was the name Thomas Merton used while at Gethsemani; one of 200 copies handset and printed damp, in blue and black, by John and Barbara Beecher. Limited edition: 1/200.
Label ALB
Date January
Type of Work Broadside Short Title: On Acquiring a Cistercian Breviary
Record Number 661
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: John Howard Griffin, (photo of Merton)
Title Thomas Merton: American Writer/Theologian / Post Card #230 Place Published: Freedom, California
Publisher Crossing Cards
Notes Post card of Merton; #230 of series.
Type of Work Post Card Short Title: Thomas Merton: American Writer/Theologian / Post Card #230
Record Number 2510
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Margaret Adams (illuminator), Thomas Merton (provided text)
Year 1965 (from Butcher C14)
Title He Abideth / From a XIV Century Manuscript Place Published: Worcester
Publisher Stanbrook Abbey Press
Notes Soft cover. A lovely small illuminated folder from Stanbrook Abbey Press, with both a calligraphic title 'HE' and a green and gold flower design by Margaret Adams; printed in 20-point Cancelleresca Bastarda in black on W S Hodgkinson handmade paper, mounted in overlapping blue card covers with the title on the front cover and the colophon printed in black on the back cover. Relationship of this printing to Thomas Merton: Dame Marcella van Bruyn (a Benedictine nun of Stanbrook Abbey in England) first contacted Merton through the encouragement of Jacques Maritain. Stanbrook Press published poems of Raïssa Maritain as well as some of Merton's works, including his translations of a prayer of Cassiodorus and a letter by Guigo the Carthusian. Merton provided this text to Stanbrook Abbey Press and cited it was "From a fourteenth century manuscript". Sr. Margaret Truran of Stanbrook notes, "The text is hand-set by the Stanbrook Abbey Press in Jan van Krimpen’s font 'Romulus Cancelleresca Bastarda', a trademark of the Press. The calligraphic capitals H and E are done by Margaret Adams." Related Information: See published letters from Merton to van Bruyn in The School of Charity, pp. 160-161, 182-183, 190-191, 205-206, 249-250, 270-271, 284-285, 298-300, 302, and 311-312. (Merton info retireved from the Thomas Merton Centre website - http://merton.org/). Text: "He abideth patiently He forgiveth easily He understandeth mercifully He forgetteth utterly" Only 2 confirmed WorldCat listings.
Label NUA
Type of Work Illuminated folder - first edition illuminated folder. Short Title: He Abideth / From a XIV Century Manuscript
Record Number 2497
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Margaret Adams (illuminator), Thomas Merton (provided text)
Year 1965 (from Butcher C14)
Title He Abideth / From a XIV Century Manuscript Place Published: Worcester
Publisher Stanbrook Abbey Press Description: single leaf
Edition First edition illuminated folder.
Notes Soft cover. A lovely small illuminated folder from Stanbrook Abbey Press, with both a calligraphic title 'HE' and a green and gold flower design by Margaret Adams; printed in 20-point Cancelleresca Bastarda in black on W S Hodgkinson handmade paper, mounted in overlapping blue card covers with the title on the front cover and the colophon printed in black on the back cover. Relationship of this printing to Thomas Merton: Dame Marcella van Bruyn (a Benedictine nun of Stanbrook Abbey in England) first contacted Merton through the encouragement of Jacques Maritain. Stanbrook Press published poems of Raïssa Maritain as well as some of Merton's works, including his translations of a prayer of Cassiodorus and a letter by Guigo the Carthusian. Merton provided this text to Stanbrook Abbey Press and cited it was "From a fourteenth century manuscript". Sr. Margaret Truran of Stanbrook notes, "The text is hand-set by the Stanbrook Abbey Press in Jan van Krimpen’s font 'Romulus Cancelleresca Bastarda', a trademark of the Press. The calligraphic capitals H and E are done by Margaret Adams." Related Information: See published letters from Merton to van Bruyn in The School of Charity, pp. 160-161, 182-183, 190-191, 205-206, 249-250, 270-271, 284-285, 298-300, 302, and 311-312. (Merton info retireved from the Thomas Merton Centre website - http://merton.org/). Text: "He abideth patiently He forgiveth easily He understandeth mercifully He forgetteth utterly" Only 2 confirmed WorldCat listings.
Label NUA
Type of Work Illuminated folder Short Title: He Abideth / From a XIV Century Manuscript
Record Number 830
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Merton, John Paul
Title Original Color Photograph of Thomas Merton
Notes Original photograph of Thomas Merton sitting in front of a book shelf while at St. Bonaventure College, Olean, NY; photo was taken by his brother John Paul Merton between the summer of 1940 and 1941 likely, as described on page 335-336 in Seven Storey Mountain, when John Paul was returning from his trip to Mexico. The photo was recieved, with deepest gratitude, from John Stanley, who received it from Merton Trier, first cousin of Thomas Merton. John Stanley was a monk at Gethsemani for a short time while Merton was also there, and spent much of his life researching and writing about Merton, his friends and his family.
Label AU8
Type of Work Color photograph Short Title: Original Color Photograph of Thomas Merton
Record Number 829
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Merton, Owen
Year 1928
Title Original Watercolor Painting / signed
Notes Original watercolor landscape painting by Owen Merton (father of Thomas Merton); initialed and dated by the Owen "9/4/28". This is one of his later works as he died in 1931 of a brain tumor and was incapacitated some time before then. It was received by the most recent owner from Merton Trier, Thomas Merton's first cousin. On the back of the item are faint pencil markings by the original owner (Edmond? Atkinson) who was a friend of Owen and Ruth Merton from New Zealand and attended their wedding. There also appears to be a faint signature of Owen on the back of the item. The artwork was recieved, with deepest gratitude, from John Stanley, who received it from Merton Trier, first cousin of Thomas Merton. John Stanley was a monk at Gethsemani for a short time while Merton was also there, and spent much of his life researching and writing about Merton, his friends and his family.
Label AUY2
Type of Work Watercolor painting Short Title: Original Watercolor Painting / signed
Record Number 1924
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Merton, Thomas
Year 2007
Title Harmony / bottle of white wine
Notes This item is an empty bottle of wine with the following Merton quote on the back of the bottle, "Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but balance, order, rhythm and harmony - Thomas Merton". The wine was served at the opening banquet of the 11th conference of the International Thomas Merton Society in Rochester, NY, June 11-14, 2009.
Label A
Type of Work Merton quote on the back of the bottle. Short Title: Harmony / bottle of white wine
Record Number 1322
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Merton, Thomas
Year 1967
Title A Carol / broadside Place Published: Santa Barbara
Publisher Unicorn Press
Notes Broadside; closed illustrated broadside poem; Unicorn Folio 1, No. 4. One oversized folded page with title on the cover, reproduction of a Merton drawing on the second, the poem facing the drawing on the third, and the fourth page blank. Limited edition -1/325.
Label ALU
Type of Work Broadside / 12-1/2 x 22 inches / Limited edition 1/325. Short Title: A Carol / broadside
Record Number 917
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Merton, Thomas
Year 1967
Title A Carol / broadside Place Published: Santa Barbara
Publisher Unicorn Press
Notes Broadside; closed illustrated broadside poem; Unicorn Folio 1, No. 4. One oversized folded page with title on the cover, reproduction of a Merton drawing on the second, the poem facing the drawing on the third, and the fourth page blank. Limited edition -1/325.
Label ALU
Type of Work Broadside / 12-1/2 x 22 inches / Limited edition 1/325. Short Title: A Carol / broadside
Record Number 687
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Merton, Thomas
Year 2003
Title There is no Sickness in the World... Place Published: St Catherines, Ontario
Publisher Blind Pig Press
Notes Limited edition broadside; #4/40 followed by initials "gs"; framed behind archival material. Broadside reads, "There is no sickness in the world that can be cured by Propaganda - Thomas Merton".
Label L
Type of Work Special, numbered, limited edition broadside - #4/40. Short Title: There is no Sickness in the World...
Record Number 537
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Merton, Thomas
Year 1970
Title St. Madoc / Fragment of an Icon (Unicorn Broadsheet #7) Place Published: New York
Publisher Unicorn Press
Notes Framed broadsheet behind archival material.
Type of Work 14.5 x 10.5" broadsheet of this famous quote of Merton. Part of Unicorn Broadsheet Series # I Short Title: St. Madoc / Fragment of an Icon (Unicorn Broadsheet #7)
Record Number 534
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Merton, Thomas
Title Shining Like the Sun / Merton quote
Publisher The Thomas Merton Foundation
Notes Framed broadsheet behind archival material.
Type of Work 16.5 x 11" broadsheet of these famous words of Merton contained in Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander. Short Title: Shining Like the Sun / Merton quote