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ERNEST "PAPA" HEMINGWAY - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1939 CO-SIGNED BY: ABNER GREEN - HFSID 285874

 

ERNEST HEMINGWAY
He signs an autograph note replying positively to a request to send a fundraising letter in his name.
Autograph note signed: "Ernest Hemingway" at lower margin of a typed letter signed: "Abner Green", 1 page, 8¼x14. New York, 1939 December 21. On letterhead of Fourth Annual Conference for the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born, listing Hemingway and Dr. William Allan Neilson as Co-Chairmen, Committee of Sponsors. Hemingway's note, in full: "Enclosed signed letter. [Not present]. Haven't any money yet because writing on this novel since 1st of March. Turned down all other work. Wish me luck. I hope everything goes well with the committee." Green's letter, in full: "Dear Hemingway:-It's the usual thing. We've got our Conference under way - and without doubt you must have read about it in the Times and other papers. We've got enough moral support to make us feel like David with his sling-shot. And then there comes the question of money. Honestly, I wouldn't bother you if the matter of money weren't so damned important. It comes down to the fact that it will be almost humanly impossible for us to go on with the plans for our Conference unless we can raise a few thousand dollars during the month of January. We are making plans to try to do that. One of the things that can be done (there are too few) is for you to sign a letter asking for funds to be sent to writers and other people who would be apt to respond to an appeal signed by you. (We had an excellent response last year when you signed our letter for the excluded vets of the International Brigade.). Dr. Neilson will probably send a similar letter to scholastic figures. I have drafted a letter that you might sign. If you have no objections signing, please feel free to make any corrections, changes or additions you like. Could you let me know within a week or so whether you will do this for us? With best wishes for a very merry Christmas". Two words (bolded) added in Green's hand. The novel HEMINGWAY was likely working on was For Whom the Bell Tolls, which was published in 1940. The book was set against the Spanish Civil War, which Hemingway covered in Spain as a newspaper correspondent (1936-1939). He was awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Old Man and the Sea and received the Nobel Prize in Literature the following year. GREEN, a former writer of educational materials for the American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born, began corresponding with Hemingway after his open letter to him appeared in "The American Criterion", a literary magazine. Although Green tried to inspire Hemingway to explore more important themes than the pursuit of adventure, Hemingway held fast to his belief that it was the obligation of a writer to do well rather than to do good. Ragged top edge. 1-inch separations at right horizontal folds touch no text. Lightly creased. Folds, horizontal folds touch both signatures. Lightly shaded.


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ERNEST HEMINGWAY
Born: July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois
Died: July 2, 1961 in Ketchum, Idaho


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