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Hemingway, Patrick.
Patrick Hemingway Papers
Manuscripts Division
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5 boxes and 3 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • This is stored in multiple locations.
  • Firestone Library (scahsvm): Box 4-5
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-3


Consists of correspondence, documents, photographs, and miscellanea of Ernest Hemingway's middle son, Patrick (1928- ), and the Hemingway family.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

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 (Gellhorn) 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.

Collection Creator Biography:

Hemingway, Patrick.

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.

Collection History


Gift of Patrick Hemingway March 1, 1979 (AM 79-151). Hemingway had loaned it to Princeton University Library as deposit January 31, 1966.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ran Tao '06 in 2003. Finding aid written by Ran Tao '06 in 2003.

During 2022, restrictions on correspondence relating to the Pfeiffer family, Ernest Hemingway's will, and Man Ray photographs were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Patrick Hemingway Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • This is stored in multiple locations.
  • Firestone Library (scahsvm): Box 4-5
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-3