NS4075 : The gravestone of Talwin Morris

taken 11 years ago, near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

The gravestone of Talwin Morris
The gravestone of Talwin Morris
This gravestone is located in the southern part of NS4076 : Dumbarton Cemetery, and was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

"Talwin Morris, March 29th 1911.
Alice Marsh, wife of the above, December 24th 1955."

[The monument is slightly different from the original proposed design; in a drawing of the latter, the inscription says "Love is more great than we conceive, and death is the keeper of unknown redemptions".]

Amongst his other activities, Talwin Morris designed distinctive book covers for the publishing firm Blackie and Son. It was at his suggestion that his employer, Walter Blackie, enlisted Charles Rennie Mackintosh as the architect for his new home, NS3083 : The Hill House, Helensburgh.

For a while (1893-99), Morris was the occupant of Dunglass Castle: NS4373 : Dunglass Castle and the Henry Bell Monument. His work was not limited to book covers; he was also responsible for designing NS6065 : The Blackie Family Memorial (1910), which was carved by J & G Mossman, and which is located in the Glasgow Necropolis. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, in turn, designed the memorial for his friend Talwin, who died at the age of 45.
Dumbarton Cemetery :: NS4076

The cemetery was formally opened on the 4th of October, 1854, replacing the overcrowded parish churchyard. See the Geograph article "Dumbarton Cemetery" Link for a detailed discussion. For biographies of many of those buried here, and for descriptions of their memorials, see Donald MacLeod's "The God's Acres of Dumbarton" (1888), and the same author's "Dumbarton: Its Recent Men and Events" (1898). By 2010, there was concern that Dumbarton Cemetery would run out of space within a decade; New Dumbarton Cemetery Link was subsequently created uphill from the existing cemetery, and opened at the end of December 2015.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 23 February, 2011
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Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Talwin Morris 
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4088 7596 [10m precision]
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