Dora Graham (HOGAN)
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In this letter, Gladys informed her about the existence of a half-sister aged 12 and named Norma Jeane. She gave her the address of the Goddardswith who Norma Jeane lived. The letter was written from the Agnews State Hospital, where Gladys was hospitalized since several years. She begged her to help her going out of this institution. She also gave her the address of her aunt (DELLA MONROE'S SISTER), DORA HOGAN GRAHAM, who lived in Portland, Oregon.
Gladys wrote to Berniece, thinking that Robert was still hospitalized in Louisville; she didn't know that her son was dead. Berniece needed several days to assimilate the fact she had found her mother and had a half-sister.
She first wrote to Grace McKee-Goddard, informing her about Robert's death.
Grace answered her a long letter which abounded with details about Norma Jeane and their life in California. She also explained her that Norma Jeane was named Baker because her father had died before her birth. She also let her point to the opportunity that Norma Jeane would visit them in Kentucky. Grace also told her that she had thought for years to contact her, but that it wasn't her responsability, and she had always hoped that Gladys accept her own responsability.
Berniece also wrote to Norma Jeane and sent her a picture. She also contacted DORA HOGAN, Gladys aunt who lived in Oregon, to ask her if she could help Gladys to go out of the institution where she lived.