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By Suzuki's Hand

Letters from Shunryu Suzuki


Letters - not many. He wasn't much of a letter writer and seems what he kept was by accident.

to Elsie Mitchell - 17 from 1964-1970, both originals and transcripts plus more on this card.

to Grahame Petchey - 6 from 1963-1971, just transcripts (for now) plus transcript of a letter from Kobun Chino to Grahame

to Helen Walker - one revealing letter from 1966, transcript only. I guess this is a draft of one he sent. Thanks to Vicki Austin for going through Mitsu Suzuki's waste basket before she left for Japan and digging this and some other little treasures out. And naughty on Mitsu who'd told me she didn't have a single thing of his like this.

Letter of invitation from Shunryu Suzuki for Buddha's Enlightenment celebration at Sokoji. Looks to be early sixties letter to be sent out to English speaking mailing list.

2013 scans of Shunryu Suzuki letters and drafts