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Lanham, C. T. (Charles Trueman), 1902-
C. T. Lanham Papers on Ernest Hemingway
Manuscripts Division
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3 boxes and 1.25 linear feet
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Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-3


Charles Trueman Lanham was a life soldier who retired as a general and was also friends with Hemingway. The papers consist of Xerox copies of correspondence between Lanham and Hemingway, a chronology of his time in World War II, correspondence about Hemingway, and a draft of Carlos Baker's biography of Hemingway.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists, for the most part, of Xerox copies of correspondence between General Lanham and Ernest Hemingway, a chronology by Lanham of the years (1944-1945) when Hemingway was attached to his unit in Europe during World War II as a war correspondent, and correspondence between Lanham, Mary Hemingway, and others about Hemingway. Also included in the collection are correspondence between Carlos Baker and Lanham and a draft of Chapter 9 of Baker's biography Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story (1969) containing Lanham's notes.

Collection Creator Biography:

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 General C.T. Lanham and Mrs. C.T. Lanham.


No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

C. T. Lanham Papers on Ernest Hemingway; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-3