Legendary author and outdoorsman ERNEST HEMINGWAY handwritten autograph letter to his best friend Charles Thompson with bonus original hand-addressed mailing envelope and partial second signature.
Charles Thompson was the owner of a marine hardware store in Key West, an avid outdoorsman, and one of the few men who ever out-shot his friend, Hemingway. Most importantly, Thompson was the inspiration for Hemingway's character of 'Old Karl' in his literary classic, "The Green Hills of Africa".
Fantastic, humorous, chatty, classic Hemingway content in letter and envelope citing Havana, Africa, his beloved Key West – and of course, drinking!
"Enroute / Havana Special
Don't forget your measurements!
Enclosed is the 35 seeds - thanks ever so much - We had a good time all right + I felt like a shyte saddling you with all those things to carry and ship. There was a drawing of Waldo's too - you can keep it or put it in the photo book.
Been raining all the time - no mosquitoes but carried away with frogs shrilling.
Drink up all the wine. Sully can help you - get plenty of exercise and keep in good shape for Africa.
Remember to talk French to Le Mutt.
Appreciate like hell all of your kindnesses - Best to Lorine"
Envelope fully addressed in Hemingway's hand to Thompson c/o Key West Fish Company, Key West, Florida. Bonus partial Hemingway full signature return address panel on back of envelope.
Letter measures appx 6.25" x 8"
Sale includes accompanying original LOA from the highly-respected Beckett (BAS) who have thoroughly examined the document and certify its authenticity. UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED GENUINE.
Toning throughout, paper loss at edges, as shown. Small tear at bottom not touching or affecting signature, as shown.
Authentic Hemingway documents are relatively scarce, and seldom come to market. Don't miss your chance to add this legendary signature to your collection.
Own a remarkable, original piece of history! The perfect gift for the author, autograph enthusiast, or literary buff.
Sold as is, as shown.
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