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Personal ephemera

Identifier: 1977.003.4

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Series 1: Consists of 62 handwritten, typed or carbon copy typed letters, postcards, and telegrams to and/or from Hemingway and correspondents such as: the American Red Cross (to the French Consul in reference to Hemingway's appointment as an ambulance driver on the Italian front during WWI); publishers Curtis Brown Ltd., Jonathan Cape Limited, and A. P. Watt & Son; Marcel Duhanel, Ethel Feutress Gardner (to Grace Hall Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway's mother), Carol Hemingway, Guy Hickock, "Johnnie" (a WWI friend of Hemingway's), Gustavos; Pfeiffer (Pauline Hemingway's uncle), Hadley Richardson-Hemingway, Y. K. Smith; handwritten notes exchanged with unidentified friend(s) during Hemingway's youth.

Other material within this series include various bills of sale; itemized receipts acquired during Hemingway's travels in Spain and Africa; fan mail; and unidentified letters.

Series 2: Writings consists of press cuttings of reviews and publisher's announcements; printed blurbs written by Hemingway for various art exhibit catalogues; a galley proof for The Hemingway Manuscripts, An Inventory written by Philip Young and Charles W. Mann; advance galley proofs for The Old Man and the Sea; and various handwritten note fragments.

Series 3: Photographs consists of 17 photos and 4 photo-negatives which include portraits of Hemingway, photos of Hemingway with Mary Hemingway, snapshots of [Italian] soldiers, a snapshot of a bullfight, and a photograph of [John Dos Passos].

Series 4: Personal Ephemera consists of Hemingway's 1937 Spanish driver's license; high school dance card; school assignments and notes; a variety of Spanish publications about bullfighting; publications about big game hunting; a booklet about managing a boxer; and a Cuban newspaper. Most of the material in this series was originally housed in a small leather suitcase belonging to Pauline Hemingway and is shelved with the boxed collection.


  • Creation: 1918 - 1968


This material is open for research use by any registered reader. Most of this material is housed off-site and will require advance notice of 1 business day for use.


From the Collection: 4 Linear Feet (7 boxes, suitcase.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Multiple languages

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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