Hemingway Materials Revealed for the First Time

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“Papa’s Favorite Hamburger” recipe, with Mary Hemingway’s handwritten notes Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Telegram from Dr. Anders Osterling of the Swedish Academy, notifying Ernest Hemingway that he has been awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Card sent by Secretary of the American Museum of National History Clarence L. Hay to Ernest Hemingway, acknowledging his contribution of an eight-pound swordfish to the museum’s collections. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, CubaCourtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba
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Insurance document related to Ernest Hemingway’s 1941 Plymouth Station Wagon. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Ernest Hemingway's receipt for books purchased at La Bohemia bookstore in Havana, Cuba, 1944. The books include John Hersey's A Bell for Adano; Alexander Pushkin's The Queen of Spades; Robert Standish's Bonin: A Novel; and a "Diccionario militar." Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Invoice for a Buick Super Station Wagon purchased by Ernest Hemingway in Key West, 1959. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Ernest Hemingway’s license to carry arms in Cuba, 1950. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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The back of Ernest Hemingway’s 1950 Cuban gun license, listing the weapons covered by the license. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Ernest Hemingway's Cuban Tarjeta de Turista (tourist card). Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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A page from Ernest Hemingway’s passport. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Photograph from Ernest Hemingway’s passport. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Pages from Ernest Hemingway’s passports. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Pages from Ernest Hemingway’s passports. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, CubaCourtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba
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Bullfighting ticket stubs, attended by Ernest Hemingway Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Bullfighting ticket stubs, attended by Ernest Hemingway Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Bullfighting ticket stubs, attended by Ernest Hemingway Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Gas bill for Ernest Hemingway's yacht Pilar, from the International Nautical Club of Havana. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Letter from Kenya safari guide O.M. Rees to Ernest Hemingway, informing Ernest Hemingway that his hunting rifles are in the custody of Barclays Bank in Kenya. Rees also congratulates EH on the Nobel Prize. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Excerpts from Hemingway’s log related to a fall 1950 hurricane that hit Cuba. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Excerpts from Hemingway’s log related to a fall 1950 hurricane that hit Cuba. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Packing list for a trip to Cabo Blanco, Peru; this list includes clothing. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Packing list for a trip to Cabo Blanco, Peru, famous for the Cabo Blanco Fishing Club; this list includes mostly fishing equipment. Ernest Hemingway traveled to Cabo Blanco during the filming of The Old Man and the Sea. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Congratulatory telegram from Lillian Ross sent to Ernest Hemingway after the announcement that he had won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Congratulatory telegram from John Huston sent to Ernest Hemingway after the announcement that he had won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Congratulatory telegram from Adriana Ivancich sent to Ernest Hemingway after the announcement that he had won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Congratulatory telegram from Carl Sandburg sent to Ernest Hemingway after the announcement that he had won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, CubaCourtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba
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Congratulatory telegram from Toots Shor sent to Ernest Hemingway after the announcement that he had won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Congratulatory telegram from Spencer Tracy sent to Ernest Hemingway after the announcement that he had won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
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Congratulatory telegram from Gary Cooper's wife sent to Ernest Hemingway after the announcement that he had won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.