The Martyrdom of

Thomas Merton

This letter was discovered in the collection of the papers of authorized Merton biographer, Michael Mott, at Northwestern University.  This letter refers to enclosed copies of the doctor's certificate, the death certificate with a translation, letters from participants at the conference who found or examined Merton's body, and its own Report on the Death of an American Citizen.  Those enclosures were not with the letter and Brother Lawrence Morey, the archivist for the abbey, informed us that he no longer has any of them.

Letter from the American Embassy Bangkok, Thailand

to the Abbey of Gethsemani

Mott Collection Northwestern University