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Merton's Correspondence with:

Gertrude Hannah Merton; Gertrude Merton; Gertrude Hannah Grierson Merton; Merton, Gertrude Grierson

Merton, Gertrude Hannah (Grierson), 1855-1956  printer


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Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1942, 1955-1956
Volume: 3 item(s); 3 pg(s)

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Gertrude Merton was Thomas Merton's grandmother. Born Gertrude Hannah Grierson in 1855, she immigrated at age nine with her parents to New Zealand. She married Alfred Merton in 1882. They had six children, including Owen Heathcote Merton (Thomas' father), John Llewellyn Charles Merton (Uncle Lyn), and Beatrice Katharine (Aunt Ka), Agnes Gertrude Stonehewer (Aunt Kit), and Gwynnedd Fanny Merton Trier (Aunt Gwynn). (Source: The Thomas Merton Encyclopedia, pp. 293-294).

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1942/08/no? HLS to Merton I believe you were with [indecipherable word..] where he painted it? The authorities bought it [mentions that John Paul Merton (Merton's brother) was to be shipped to England to fight in World War II / verso: handwritten reading notes by Merton, unrelated to letter] «detailed view»
2. 1955/no/no? other to Merton Nearing One Hundred Years [-] A 100th birthday next month, which will link with many historical [newspaper clipping concerning Gertrude Merton's 100th birthday] «detailed view»
3. 1956/no/no? other to Merton OBITUARY [-] MRS GERTRUDE MERTON [-] Mrs Gertrude Merton, one of Canterbury's most outstanding [newspaper clipping - Gertrude Merton's obituary] «detailed view»

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