Patrick Hemingway Papers
Permanent URL: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/5138jd866
- Hemingway, Patrick.
- Title and dates:
- Patrick Hemingway Papers
- Consists of correspondence, documents, photographs, and miscellanea of Ernest Hemingway's middle son, Patrick (1928- ), and the Hemingway family.
- 3 linear feet
- 5 archival boxes
- Call number:
- Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books
and Special Collections
Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA
- Language(s) of materials:
- Storage note:
- This collection is stored onsite at Firestone Library. The originals of the photocopies found in Box 1, Folders 1-3 and Folder 16 are stored in special vault facilities.
Patrick Hemingway was born on 28 June 1928, in Kansas City, Missouri, the second son of Ernest Hemingway, and the author's first child with second wife Pauline Pfeiffer. Patrick was affectionately known within the family as "Mouse," a nickname given to him by his father. He lived in East Africa for most of his adult life, running a safari firm in the savanna called Tanganyika Tour Safaris. Patrick was a White Hunter and a big-game guide, taking European princes, wealthy adventurers, and curious tourists on hunting expeditions in the bush. During dangerous political times, he served as honorary game warden for the nations of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. He became so familiar with the wild that he was appointed by the United Nations to teach game conservation in Africa. After his retirement, he moved to Montana, to a small house at the edge of the Bridger Mountains, where he has lived in relative seclusion for the past quarter-century. He is happily married to a former university professor, Carol, and is the father of a grown-up daughter, Mina.
The collection consists primarily of photographs covering a wide variety of subjects, including Patrick Hemingway, Ernest (alone and with others), various scenes, and a large quantity of miscellaneous images, mostly of outdoor sports (fishing primarily) and leisure time with family and friends. The collection includes two photographs by Man Ray. The collection also contains a selection of family correspondence between Ernest, Patrick ["Mouse"], Gregory [Ernest's second son with Pauline, "Gigi"], Jack [Ernest's first son with first wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson, "Bumby"], and Pauline. Included are letters of Pauline's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pfeiffer, Martha (Gelhorn) Hemingway [Ernest's third wife], Mary (Welsh) Hemingway [Ernest's fourth wife], Elizabeth Hadley (Richardson) Hemingway Mawre [Ernest's first wife], Virginia Pfeiffer [Pauline's sister], and Winston Guest, as well as 21 letters received by Ernest and Pauline on the occasion of their wedding (1927). Other materials in the collection include Ernest's will, Pauline's passports, ephemera, Patrick's school papers, postage stamps, postcards, negatives, and assorted clippings.
The collection has been arranged as follows:
- Series 1: Correspondence, 1927-1961
- Series 2: Documents, 1930-1949
- Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1937 March-April
- Subseries 3A: Non-Literary, dates not examined
- Subseries 3B: Photographs, dates not examined
- Subseries 3C: Printed Material, 1937 March-April
Access and Use
Access to the two Man Ray photographs in Subseries 3B is restricted because surrogates are available for reference use. Researchers may also be required to use surrogates of collection items stored in special vault facilities. Researchers who feel they have a compelling reason to be granted access to the originals must request permission in advance from the Curator of Manuscripts (http://www.princeton.edu/~rbsc/contact/index.shtml).
Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Associate University Librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
Acquisition and Appraisal
Provenance and Acquisition
Gift of Patrick Hemingway.
Processing and Other Information
This collection was processed by Ran Tao '06 in 2003. Finding aid written by Ran Tao '06 in 2003.
Descriptive Rules Used
Finding aid content adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard.
Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Techbooks, Cristela García-Spitz, and Diann Benti on April 13, 2007. Created from MARC record via MarcEdit and XSL stylesheets in 2007.
Language(s) of this Finding Aid
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Patrick Hemingway Papers, Box and Folder Number; Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
- Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
- Man Ray, 1890-1976, photographer.
- Fathers and sons -- United States -- 20th century.
- Novelists, American -- 20th century.
- Fishing -- 20th century -- Photographs.
- Outdoor recreation -- 20th century -- Photographs.
- Correspondence -- 20th century.
- Photographs -- 20th century.
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