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Merton's Correspondence with:

Gwyn Fanny Merton Trier; Gwyn Trier; Gwynedd Trier; Gwynedd Fanny Merton Trier

Trier, Gwynedd Fanny Merton (Aunt Gwyn), 1885-1986  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1966-1967, 1971
Volume: 6 item(s); 9 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Gwynedd Fanny Merton Trier (Aunt Gwyn) was the oldest sister of Thomas Merton's father, Owen Merton. She married Erwin Julian Trier in 1915 and moved to England. At the time of writing to Merton in the 1960's, she was living in Fairlawn, West Horsley. Merton used to see her during his breaks from school while attending the nearby Ripley Court. (Source: The Road to Joy, p. 78.)

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See also published letters from Merton to Trier in The Road to Joy, pp. 78-81.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1966/09/08 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your letter: I was glad to hear from you and glad to know that the Wulffs had been «detailed view»
2. 1966/11/03 HLS to Merton The enclosed two letters written by your father to an artist friend in New Zealand - were sent «detailed view»
3. 1966/12/20 TL[c] from Merton Thanks so much for sending along the two ancient letters of Father. They are splendid, especially «detailed view»
4. 1967/01/27 HLS to Merton These last days of January always send my thoughts to you, as it must be your birthday on one «detailed view»
5. 1967/02/17 TL[c] from Merton This is just a brief answer to your nice birthday letter with all its welcome news of things around «detailed view»
6. 1971/07/30 HLS[x] to Griffin, John Howard Thank you for your letter. We mostly saw Tom while he was near us at school at Ripley Court, when «detailed view»

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