Legendary author and outdoorsman ERNEST HEMINGWAY handwritten autograph letter to his best friend Charles Thompson with bonus original hand-addressed mailing envelope and partial second signature. Charles Thompson was the owner of a marine hardware store in Key West, an avid outdoorsman, and one of the few men who ever out-shot his friend, Hemingway. Most importantly, Thompson was the inspiration for Hemingway’s character of’Old Karl’ in his literary classic, “The Green Hills of Africa”. Fantastic, humorous, chatty, classic Hemingway content in letter and envelope citing Havana, Africa, his beloved Key West and of course, drinking! Enroute / Havana Special. Don’t forget your measurements! There was a drawing of Waldo’s too – you can keep it or put it in the photo book. Been raining all the time – no mosquitoes but carried away with frogs shrilling. Drink up all the wine. Sully can help you – get plenty of exercise and keep in good shape for Africa. Remember to talk French to Le Mutt. Appreciate like hell all of your kindnesses – Best to Lorine. Envelope fully addressed in Hemingway’s hand to Thompson c/o Key West Fish Company, Key West, Florida. Bonus partial Hemingway full signature return address panel on back of envelope. Letter measures appx 6.25″ x 8″. Sale includes accompanying original LOA from the highly-respected Beckett (BAS) who have thoroughly examined the document and certify its authenticity. Toning throughout, paper loss at edges, as shown. Small tear at bottom not touching or affecting signature, as shown. Authentic Hemingway documents are relatively scarce, and seldom come to market. Don’t miss your chance to add this legendary signature to your collection. Please view our exceptional feedback and ratings, and our additional autograph auctions. Own a remarkable, original piece of history! The perfect gift for the author, autograph enthusiast, or literary buff. The item “ERNEST HEMINGWAY BAS Handwritten Autograph LETTER Green Hills of Africa” is in sale since Sunday, October 4, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “signaturist-ink” and is located in Wayne, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Ernest Hemingway
- Autograph Authentication: Beckett (BAS)
Ernest Hemingway Handwritten Letter Signed “Papa”. The letter is written in Spanish on the backs of both sheets of a two-page “Cuba To-Day” news bulletin (Hemingway resided in his estate outside of Havana, Cuba known as Finca Viga at the time), was directed to Antonio Orelonez, one of Spain’s most famous bullfighters. In its content, Hemingway remarks on his prospective, upcoming travels with Orelonez. Some of Hemingway’s personal quirks are noted in this letter, including his fancy of big-game hunting and admiration of bullfighting. At the missive’s conclusion, the Nobel Prize-winning author has emphatically signed his familiar nickname, Papa. ” Judging by the “stop references, this item was apparently a draft of a telegram. The entire message was scripted in pencil, and every bit of Hemingway’s text reveals “10” strength. Each 8-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ page exhibits a pair of staple marks at its right edge. Mailing folds are also evident. The document has minor event toning, but all of its physical imperfections are slight and wholly unobtrusive. Overall, the letter is in excellent condition. The handwritten message (translated from the Spanish) reads in full: We should arrive at SunValley the fifteen which is late for major hunting but the doctor is organizing something with the airline stop I don’t know if it will be worth it for your friend to come so late when the only thing left are mule, deer and elk stop Other park or snow-capped mountains stop We have fowl until the 2 twenty second (sic) of November and ducks until the eight of January but limited not like Europe stop I believe is better to do Las Vegas from Sunvalley and return stop Good luck hugs from everyone here (signed) Papa. Museum-quality archival frame included in price. The frame is not brand new so may have a very minor nick or scratch, but is in overall terrific condition – you will be very happy with it. 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- Profession: Literature
- Autograph Authentication: Professional Sports (PSA/DNA)
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Ernest Hemingway