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Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. (1899-1961)
Lanham, C. T. (Charles Trueman), 1902-
Ernest Hemingway Letters to Charles T. Lanham
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
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  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists primarily of letters that American novelist Ernest Hemingway sent to his friend General C. T. Lanham during and after World War II, with related photographs.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the letters of Hemingway sent to General C. T. Lanham during World War II and after, letters to General Lanham's wife, and to Maxwell Perkins, his editor at Charles Scribner's Sons. Also included are photographs of Hemingway and General Lanham.

Original materials are described at the item level while copies are described at the folder level (per year for correspondence).


These letters of Hemingway to Lanham are arranged chronologically; the other letters follow these alphabetically, and the photographs will be found at the end of the correspondence.

Original materials are arranged at the item level while copies are arranged at the folder level (per year for correspondence).

Collection Creator Biography:

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.

Ernest Hemingway was an American novelist, storywriter, and journalist from Oak Park, Illinois. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.

Lanham, C. T. (Charles Trueman), 1902-

C.T. Lanham was a life soldier who retired as a general. In 1944, during World War II, his troops were among the first to break out from Normandy, enter Paris, and attack the Siegfried Line in Germany. He became friends with Hemingway and corresponded with him for the next 17 years. After the war, he was chief of troop information and education; post-retirement he was associate editor of Infantry Journal.

Collection History


Gift of Major General C.T. Lanham.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory prepared by Fadzilah Yahaya GS in 2011.

During 2022, restrictions on original materials were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Use

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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:

Ernest Hemingway Letters to Charles T. Lanham; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1