1957 - 1959, 1926. Very Good.
Three telegrams from Ernest Hemingway to his fourth wife, Mary, and one telegram from Mary to Ernest. Very good, with some small creases and tears, light soiling, markings in pen and pencil, and old tape to paper strips on Sept. 26, 1959 telegram. Overall, an excellent little trove of Hemingway’s telegrams. Housed in a custom navy clamshell box, with spine lettered in gilt, and a navy folder. These telegrams were written by Hemingway to his fourth and final wife, Mary, just two years before he committed suicide in 1961. In the telegrams, he checks in with his wife from Paris, Málaga, and Havana, and signs them affectionately, as “Papa” and “Big Kitten.” In the longest telegram (~30 words), Hemingway mentions Chuck Atkinson, his longtime friend from Idaho, who was with Hemingway the day before he died. Ernest and Mary were married from 1946 until Ernest’s death in 1961. After his death, Mary became his literary executor and was responsible for publishing important posthumous works like A Moveable Feast (1964) and Islands in the Stream (1970).