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Merton's Correspondence with:

Freida Hauck; Nanny Hauck; Hauck, Nanny

Hauck, Freida (Nanny), 1874-1965  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1941, 1959-1960, 1964
Volume: 4 item(s); 6 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Freida "Nanny" Hauck was the mother of Elsie Hauck Holahan (later Jenkins). Elsie had moved in to the home of Merton's maternal grandparents, Samuel and "Mattie" Baldwin Jenkins, to take care of Tom and his younger brother John Paul Merton after the death of their mother Ruth Jenkins in 1921. (Elsie later married Merton's uncle, Harold Jenkins). Freida Hauck lived in Great Neck, New York.

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See also published letters from Merton to Hauck in The Road to Joy, pp. 57-59, 67.

Series List

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
 y/m/dMerton Scan ✉ 
1. 1941/12/10 HPCS from Merton Well, here's some news for you: today I am entering the Trappists, in Kentucky. From now on, [no date - postmarked December 13] «detailed view»
2. 1959/01/12 TALS from Merton It was nice to get your card. There were a lot of people I didn't hear from, but it was good «detailed view»
3. 1960/12/22 TLS from Merton I got your nice card written by Mrs McCaffrey. It was good to hear from you after so long. «detailed view»
4. 1964/12/28 TLS from Merton Well, how have you been? I bet you are thinking it took an awful long time for me to get around «detailed view»

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