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Hemingway mss., 1931

Summary Information

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Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961

Hemingway mss., 1931

Collection No.
LMC 1485

7 items

Materials are in English

The Hemingway mss., 1931, consists of writings and correspondence of author Ernest Hemingway.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Ernest Hemingway was born and raised in Cicero (now Oak Park), Illinois. He began his writing career as a journalist for the Kansas City Star and served as an ambulance driver in World War One, during which he rescued an Italian soldier while seriously wounded and received the Italian Silver Medal for Military Valor. In the 1920s he became part of the "Lost Generation" of American expatriates living in Paris, where he wrote his first novel, The Sun Also Rises (1926). Other important literary works by Hemingway include A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), the Pulitzer Prize winning The Old Man and the Sea (1951), and the posthumous A Moveable Feast (1964). Hemingway served as a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War and World War II. In 1954, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his mastery of the art of narrative...and for the influence he has exerted on contemporary style." Hemingway died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Ketchum, Idaho in 1961.

Scope and Content Note

Writings in the collection include the essays "Notes on Dangerous Game," "On Being Shot Again," and "Second Tanganyika Letter," all of which reflect Hemingway's enthusiasm for big-game hunting. Also included is a letter from Ernest Hemingway to Edward W. Titus, proprietor of what was then called The English Book Shop, a gathering place for expatriate writers in Paris.

Related Material

Hemingway mss. II; also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Hemingway mss. III; also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 1957
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[item], Hemingway mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by staff.

Completed in 2013

Hemingway mss., 1931

Box 1 "The Sea Change," 1931, Sept. 22

Correspondence: Hemingway, Ernest to Titus, Edward W., undated

"Homage to Ezra," undated

"A Key West Letter," undated

"Notes on Dangerous Game," undated

"On Being Shot Again," undated

"Second Tanganyika Letter," undated