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Miss Minerva Tomgallon
Aunts and uncles
- "She looks exactly as you would expect a Minerva Tomgallon to look... tall and thin, with a long, narrow white face, a long thin nose and a long thin mouth. That doesn't sound very attractive, yet Miss Minerva is quite handsome in a stately, aristocratic style and is always dressed with great, though somewhat old-fashioned, elegance. She was quite a beauty when she was young, Rebecca Dew tells me, and her large black eyes are still full of fire and dark lustre. She suffers from no lack of words..."
- —Anne Shirley to Gilbert Blythe concerning Minerva Tomgallon.
Minerva is a female given name of Latin origin and means the mind.