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Patrick Hemingway Papers

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Hemingway, Patrick.

Patrick Hemingway was born on 28 June 1928, in Kansas City, Missouri, the second son of Ernest Hemingway, and the author's first child with second wife Pauline Pfeiffer. Patrick was affectionately known within the family as "Mouse," a nickname given to him by his father. He lived in East Africa for most of his adult life, running a safari firm in the savanna called Tanganyika Tour Safaris. Patrick was a White Hunter and a big-game guide, taking European princes, wealthy adventurers, and curious tourists on hunting expeditions in the bush. During dangerous political times, he served as honorary game warden for the nations of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. He became so familiar with the wild that he was appointed by the United Nations to teach game conservation in Africa. After his retirement, he moved to Montana, to a small house at the edge of the Bridger Mountains, where he has lived in relative seclusion for the past quarter-century. He is happily married to a former university professor, Carol, and is the father of a grown-up daughter, Mina.

The collection consists primarily of photographs covering a wide variety of subjects, including Patrick Hemingway, Ernest (alone and with others), various scenes, and a large quantity of miscellaneous images, mostly of outdoor sports (fishing primarily) and leisure time with family and friends. The collection includes two photographs by Man Ray. The collection also contains a selection of family correspondence between Ernest, Patrick ["Mouse"], Gregory [Ernest's second son with Pauline, "Gigi"], Jack [Ernest's first son with first wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson, "Bumby"], and Pauline. Included are letters of Pauline's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pfeiffer, Martha (Gellhorn) Hemingway [Ernest's third wife], Mary (Welsh) Hemingway [Ernest's fourth wife], Elizabeth Hadley (Richardson) Hemingway Mawre [Ernest's first wife], Virginia Pfeiffer [Pauline's sister], and Winston Guest, as well as 21 letters received by Ernest and Pauline on the occasion of their wedding (1927). Other materials in the collection include Ernest's will, Pauline's passports, ephemera, Patrick's school papers, postage stamps, postcards, negatives, and assorted clippings.

Gift of Patrick Hemingway March 1, 1979 (AM 79-151). Hemingway had loaned it to Princeton University Library as deposit January 31, 1966.

This collection was processed by Ran Tao '06 in 2003. Finding aid written by Ran Tao '06 in 2003.

During 2022, restrictions on correspondence relating to the Pfeiffer family, Ernest Hemingway's will, and Man Ray photographs were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Ran Tao '06
Finding Aid Date
2003
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists largely of correspondence with Ernest and Pauline Hemingway and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pfeiffer.

Arrangement

Arranged by correspondent.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Physical Description

1 box

61 letters to Patrick ["Mouse"] and Gregory ["Gigi"] [Ernest's sons with second wife Pauline Pfeiffer], 1932-1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

32 letters to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pfeiffer [Pauline's parents], 1927-1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

2 letters to Pauline Hemingway [Ernest's second wife], dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

2 letters to Pauline and Ernest Hemingway, 1927-1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

21 letters to Pauline and Ernest Hemingway on the occasion of their wedding, 1927 May 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

7 letters to Ernest with a note from "Henny", 1956-1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

41 letters to Patrick and Gregory [Ernest's sons with Pauline Pfeiffer], 1944-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

27 letters from various correspondents, 1942-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

12 letters to Patrick Hemingway [Ernest's first son with Pauline Pfeiffer], dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

5 letters to Patrick Hemingway [Ernest's first son with Pauline Pfeiffer], 1942-1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

6 letters to Patrick and Pauline Hemingway [Ernest's second wife and their oldest son], dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

8 letters to Patrick [Ernest's first son with second wife Pauline Pfeiffer] and wife "Hen-Pen", 1956-1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to Pauline (Pfeiffer) Hemingway [Ernest's second wife], ALS, 1948 June 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

2 letters to Pauline (Pfeiffer) Hemingway [Ernest's second wife], circa 1928 March and 1945 October 15, circa 1928 March. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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1 box

4 letters to Patrick Hemingway [Ernest's first son with second wife Pauline Pfeiffer], 1942. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of Ernest Hemingway's will and Pauline Hemingway's passports.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Description

1 box

Ernest Hemingway's will, 1930. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Passports of Pauline (Pfeiffer) Hemingway, 1937. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of miscellaneous printed matter and photographs related to Patrick Hemingway.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into three subseries: Non-Literary, Photographs, and Printed Material.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Scope and Contents

Consists of Patrick's school papers, post cards, and postage stamps.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Description

1 box

Ephemera, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Patrick's school papers, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Postage stamps, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Postcard collection, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Receipts and invoices, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of photographs of Ernest and Patrick Hemingway as well as other miscellaneous photographs.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject of photograph.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Ernest Hemingway, alone and with others, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Man Ray photographs of Ernest and Patrick Hemingway, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Patrick Hemingway, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scenes, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous [cont.], dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous [cont.], dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous [cont.], dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous [cont.], dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photographs of paintings, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Negatives, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists largely of articles related to Ernest Hemingway.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject of clipping.

Physical Description

1 box

Clippings of articles by Ernest Hemingway, 1937 March-April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Clippings-Biographical, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest