Ernest Hemingway writes two letters to his son, John Hadley, both on "Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba" onion skin stationery, 4to, September 25 and 26, 1958. Hemingway illustrated each letter.
September 25, To the son he affectionately called, "Bum." "Dear Bum, Thanks for the letter with gen or gig. Sorry trip was such a bitch and delighted you are going good in S.F." Hemingway continues referring to his wife , Mary Welsh. "Sorry Mary writes. She was upset at me sweating out cables to you and to Gregory with no answers. Gregory left no change of address... then I get a bill forwarded from K.W. for new psycho treatments... No letter of course which can mean that he got some money from Africa...Thanks to your letter I know how he was on August 17th. Very happy things are shaping so well out there. We hope to get away from here the first of next week... Mary has been laid up five weeks...Too late now for Spain or Africa so will get out west for a while... It's too late now to fish but will try to get some shooting. I'm stale as a goat. Know how tired you must be with that schedule and coming right after that holy bitch of a trip. Enclose the trust check.... " Signed, "Love to your family. Papa." Beneath the signature Hemingway has drawn three circles with dots in them signifying three kisses. He adds a postscript, "Dog is fine. He will be OK. With Rene while we are gone... he bit Sinsby really well in the hand under perfect circumstances." Handwritten transmittal envelope included.
Hemingway forgot to enclose the "trust check" and wrote a follow up letter the next day. This brief letter includes an illustration of his recent medical check up. First, Hemingway writes about hurricanes and apologizes for forgetting to send "the check from Warner Lambert." Hemingway's second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer, was a niece of Gustave Pfeiffer, the founder of what became the Warner-Lambert company. "Of the two new hurricanes Helene... is now well to the north and the 2nd Ilsa looks at 0500 as though it would go north of us too. Have just checked the co-ordinates...." He signs, "Papa, " and add the postscript. "...got results of check up last night. Hangar now completely negative...." To the left he draws a vial and writes on it, "Negative Hangar Kuss [German for kiss]". He continues, "Liver O.K. Weight 205 3/4 Pressure 140/66." With holograph transmittal envelope.
Hemingway is best remembered for novels including, “The Sun Also Rises,” “A Farewell to Arms,” and “The Old Man and the Sea” for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1953. He belonged to the 1920s American ex-patriot community in Paris and was a World War I veteran.
Price: $14,950.00 save 25% $11,212.50