The Thomas Merton Archives at St. Bonaventure University
Journal, 1940-1941 (Bonaventure)
(St. Bonaventure University ms.49)
300 p. ; 36.5 x 22 cm.
Buckram bound, ledger style notebook (purchased from stationer in Olean, New York).
23 pages removed, 21 pages blank.
First entry dated: October 19, 1940.
Last entry dated: December 5, 1941.
Sometimes called: Bonaventure Journal.
Subject: Written while Merton was was teaching English classes at St. Bonaventure College.
Provenance: Merton had sent this journal to Mark Van Doren when he was preparing to enter the Trappist Order in December of 1941. Van Doren sent it to Fr. Thomas Plassmann in January of 1944.
Editions: "Saint Bonaventure's, New York" in Run to the Mountain. New York: Harper, 1995. p.229-471.
Used as a basis for entries in: "New York and St. Bonaventure", "Interlude: Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani", "St. Bonaventure, Harlem, and Our Lady of the Valley" in The Secular Journal. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Cudahy, 1959. p.95-270.
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