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Ernest Hemingway ephemera

Identifier: 1977-003

Scope and Contents

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.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.


4 Linear Feet (7 boxes, suitcase.)

Language of Materials

Multiple languages

Physical Location

Collection shelved at off-site storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Ernest Hemingway ephemera
Milissa Burkart
1998 Feburary
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Repository Details

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

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
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