Legendary author and outdoorsman ERNEST HEMINGWAY hand-signed and inscribed envelope. Entire front and back panel feature the handwriting of Hemingway. Hemingway has signed his name on the reverse of the envelope in the return address as "E. Hemingway", some paper-loss to signature. Hemingway writes to his personal secretary and friend Roberto Herrera from Paris while he was bedridden in 1956 still recovering from two successive plane crashes in Africa two years prior.Also included is a fascinating archive of Hemingway's personally owned copies of letters from Roberto Herrera on Finca Vigia stationery concerning all things Hemingway. The archive has 5 pages of letters in total. Roberto informs Hemingway of stolen fishing rods, provides him with regular updates on his beloved ship the Pilar, and seeks to insure several of Hemingway's weapons stored at Finca Vigia. He also mentions that "Rene won his first golden gloves tournament". Rene Villareal was a young man Hemingway had hired to help run Finca Vigia, Rene fondly recounts in an interview "playing baseball and boxing with Papa" (Papa was an affectionate nickname many of Hemingway's friends and workers referred to him as).
CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AND SLABBED BY BECKETT Authentication Services EXPERT EXAMINATION. Comes with Letter of Authenticity from BAS as well. GUARANTEED GENUINE - simply one of the finest DISNEY autographs available on the market.Hemingway has written across the front envelope pannel:"Air Mail Par AvonSeuoz Don Roerto HerreraFinca VigiaSan Francisco De Paula(Prov. Habana)Cuba"On the reverse Hemingway has written"E. Hemingwayc/o Guaranty Trust Co. of N.Y.4 Place de la ConcordeParis - France.Several areas of paper-loss and tears throughout the envelope. Signature is effected by the paper-loss but is still mostly legible. Most letters from Roberto Herrera are on onionskin paper and in good condition.Own a remarkable, original piece of history! The perfect gift for the aspiring author, autograph enthusiast, or literature buff. A fantastic addition to any collection.Sold as is, as shown.
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