New Hemingway Artifacts From Cuba At JFK LibraryPosted: February 11, 2014
“It’s a personal peek into his life — it’s just wonderful..”
The 2,500 digitally scanned materials were housed at Hemingway’s former Cuban estate, called the Finca Vigía, where he lived for 21 years until he died in 1961.
This material reflects Hemingway’s everyday life in Cuba, said Susan Wrynn, an Ernest Hemingway curator at the Kennedy Library.
“It’s a personal peek into his life — it’s just wonderful,” Wrynn said.
This is the first time the material is available for examination in the United States. The collection includes car insurance for a 1941 Plymouth station wagon, a license to carry arms in Cuba, bull fighting tickets and even a recipe from his fourth wife, Mary Hemingway, for “Papa’s Favorite Hamburger.”
There is also a telegram from Dr. Anders Osterling of the Swedish Academy telling Ernest Hemingway that he has been awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. A first wave of material was released to the library in 2008….
- Items From Hemingway’s Cuba Home Go To JFK Library (wbur.org)
- Hemingway’s personal items go to JFK Library (thehindu.com)
- Ernest Hemingway’s Cuba Home Items Go To JFK Library (huffingtonpost.com)
- Batch of Hemingway Ephemera From Cuba Is Digitized (nytimes.com)
- Items from Hemingway’s Cuba home go to JFK Library (cnsnews.com)
- Ernest Hemingway’s Havana Retreat (online.wsj.com)