George Merrill (gay activist)
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George Merrill (1866 – 10 January 1928) was the lifetime companion of English poet and gay activist Edward Carpenter.
Merrill, a working-class young man who had been raised in the slums of Sheffield, had no formal education. He met Edward Carpenter on a train in 1891, and moved into Carpenter's home at Millthorpe in 1898. His arrival was commemorated by Carpenter in the poem Hafiz to the Cupbearer.
The two lived openly as a couple for thirty years, until Merrill died. When Carpenter himself died the following year, he was buried beside Merrill.
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