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MS Am 1791

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Ernest Hemingway letters to Harvey Breit: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1791
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
Title: Ernest Hemingway letters to Harvey Breit,
Date(s): 1950-1961.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Letters from American novelist Ernest Hemingway and American columnist for Harvey Breit on writing, baseball, and boxing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*66M-74. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edmundo Lassalle, 635 Park Avenue, New York, New York; received: 1966.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Ernest Hemingway Letters to Harvey Breit (MS Am 1791). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Ernest Hemingway was an American novelist and short story writer. Harvey Breit (1909-1968) was an American author and columnist for the New York Times Book Review.

Scope and Contents

Consists of 93 letters, 1950-1961, from Hemingway to Harvey Breit together with a copy of "Fragments from Ernst von Hemingstein's Journal," a telephone interview conducted by Breit in 1954, and two letters from Mary Hemingway. Hemingway's letters are full of discussions of writers and their books, baseball, and boxing.

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