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Ernest Hemingway:

An Inventory of His Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961
Title: Ernest Hemingway Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: 1896-1956
Extent: 1500 items (4.25 linear feet)
Abstract: The Ernest Hemingway Literary File consists of over 1500 images, chiefly of Ernest’s childhood and family members (siblings, parents, grandparents, and siblings’ spouses and children), and of his parents’ travels in the United States and Cuba.
Call Number: Photograph Collection PH-02686
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Please note: Transparencies may be accessed but require 24 hours advance notice. Negatives cannot be accessed without curatorial approval. Light sensitive materials must be viewed under low-level lighting. Some materials may be restricted from viewing. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please contact the Center's staff at photography@hrc.utexas.edu.



Acquisition: Internal transfers
Processed by: Ransom Center Staff
Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center


The Ernest Hemingway Literary File consists of over 1500 images, chiefly of Ernest’s childhood and family members (siblings, parents, grandparents, and siblings’ spouses and children), and of his parents’ travels in the United States and Cuba. Formats include cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, matted and unmatted formal portraits, snapshots, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, glass negatives and positive transparencies, and a nitrate negative. Most of the snapshots were made by Ernest’s father, Dr. Clarence Edmonds Hemingway.
This collection forms a part of the Literary File Photography Colelction, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures. generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

The Harry Ransom Center holds Hemingway manucript material in the Ernest Hemingway Collection.

People

Hemingway, Clarence Edmunds, -1928.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
Hemingway, Grace Hall.
Hemingway, Leicester, 1915-1982.
Miller, Madelaine Hemingway.
Sanford, Marcelline Hemingway, 1898-1963.

Places

Cameroon.
China.
Cuba.
Oak Park (Ill.)

Document Types

Ambrotypes.
Cabinet photographs.
Cartes de visite.
Cyanotypes.
Daguerreotypes.
Glass negatives.
Glass transparencies.
Nitrate negatives.
Photographic postcards.
Photographic prints.
Tintypes.