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By Board of Directors
Secretary of the Board
26th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WASHINGTON---While most Amer-
icans have never seen Ernest Hem-
ingway s home in Cuba where he
wrote some of his most famous books,
a set of 2,000 recently digitised
records delivered to the United States
will give scholars and the public a
fuller view of the Nobel Prize-winning
novelist s life.
A private US foundation is working
with Cuba to preserve more of Hem-
ingway s papers, books and belongings
that have been kept at his home near
Havana since he died in 1961.
On Monday at the US Capitol, Rep
James McGovern and the Boston-
based Finca Vigia Foundation
announced that 2,000 digital copies
of Hemingway papers and materials
will be transferred to Boston s John F
The items are from the writer s
Cuban estate, Finca Vigia.
The records include passports
showing Hemingway s travels and let-
ters commenting on such works as
Items from Hemingway's
Cuba home go to JFK Library
his 1954 Nobel Prize-winning The
Old Man and the Sea.
An earlier digitisation effort that
opened 3,000 Hemingway files in
2008 uncovered fragments of
manuscripts, including an alternate
ending to For Whom the Bell Tolls
and corrected proofs of The Old
Man and the Sea.
The newest trove includes some
of Hemingway s personal corre-
spondence, including a letter that
literary critic Malcolm Cowley
wrote to Hemingway about the
"The Old Man and the Sea is
pretty marvelous," Cowley wrote.
"The old man is marvelous, the
sea is, too, and so is the fish."
American poet and writer
Archibald MacLeish wrote a
telegram in 1940 after the publi-
cation of For Whom the Bell Tolls,
praising Hemingway s work.
"The word great had stopped
meaning anything in this language
until your book," MacLeish wrote.
"You have given it all its meaning
back. I m proud to have shared
any part of your sky."
To the actress Ingrid Bergman,
Hemingway typed a confidential
note in 1941 saying he wanted her
to play a lead role opposite Gary
Cooper in a film of For Whom the
"There is no one that I would
rather see do it, and I have con-
sistently refused all suggestions
that I endorse other people for the
role," he wrote in the note and kept
a carbon copy.
Jenny Phillips, the granddaughter
of Hemingway s editor, Maxwell
Perkins, founded the Finca Vigia
Foundation in 2004 after a visit
She saw Hemingway s home
falling into disrepair and became
aware of the many records kept in
a damp basement at the estate.
She worked to get permission
from the US Treasury and State
departments to send conservators
and archivists to Cuba to help save
the literary records and to help
train Cuban archivists.
The newly digitised files include
handwritten letters to his wife,
Mary, bar bills, grocery lists, nota-
tions of hurricane sightings and
handwritten notebooks full of
weather observations. It does not
include any manuscripts.
"This is the flotsam and jetsam
of a writer s life---it s his life and
his work," Phillips said. "All these
bits and pieces get assembled in
a big puzzle."
Restoration work continues at
Hemingway s Finca Vigia estate in
Cuba. A new building is being con-
structed with library-quality
atmospheric controls to house the
writer s books and original records.
Sandra Spanier, a Hemingway
researcher and English professor
at Penn State, has reviewed the
latest release of documents and
said they will help biographers and
historians create a fuller portrait
"While there s no one single
bombshell document, no long-
lost novel to be discovered here,
these new details add texture and
nuance to our understanding of
the man," she said.
"Hemingway was an eyewit-
ness to 20th century history. His
work both reflected his times and,
in a way, shaped his times."
Documents found in Cuba
reveal more about Hemingway s
role in World War II.
He had details of daily troop
movements, labelled secret, from
his days as a war correspondent
during the Battle of the Bulge.
Also, while in Cuba in 1942 and
1943, he was authorised by the
US embassy in Havana to patrol
the north coast of Cuba in his
fishing boat, in search of German
Phillips said scholars had been
trying for years to see what was
left behind in Cuba, where Hem-
ingway lived from 1939 to 1960.
He lived longer in Cuba than
in Key West, Florida, or a home
he kept in Idaho.
Phillips spent time negotiating
on both the Cuban and American
sides to gain access to the col-
The Kennedy Library holds a
large Hemingway collection of
more than 100,000 pages of writ-
ings and 10,000 photographs
because Jacqueline Kennedy
helped arrange a place for the
Hemingway s wife, Mary Welsh
Hemingway, returned to Cuba in
1961, after the writer s death,
hoping to retrieve his belongings.
Because of Fidel Castro s rise
to power, President John F
Kennedy helped arrange for her
visit to take Hemingway s pos-
sessions back to the US.
Mary Hemingway took a boat-
load of materials back to the US,
burned some records deemed
sensitive and left thousands of
other volumes and documents at
the home near Havana.
McGovern, an advocate of nor-
malising relations between the
US and Cuba, said: "Art, literature
and culture can bring people
together. This has gone on for
over a decade. This is a success
story. This shows we can actually
engage in successful collabora-
tions with the Cubans." (AP)
This photo from the mid-1900s, released by the John F Kennedy Presidential
Library and Museum in Boston, shows Ernest Hemingway, second from right,
and Gianfranco Ivancich, right, dining with an unidentified woman, left, wife
Mary Hemingway and Juan "Sinsky" Dunabeitia at Hemingway's villa Finca
Vigia in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba. AP PHOTO
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