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Hemingway Tax Related Documents and Calculations, 1940-1944
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection contains material relating to Hemingway's income tax preparations for the years 1940-1945, including two notarized documents concerning his travel to the Orient and boat depreciation and ten pages of his notes and calculations on income, exemptions, expenses, deductions, and contributions. An additional file of approximately 600 items of correspondence, tax returns, and legal documents consists primarily of correspondence between Hemingway's attorneys, Maurice Speiser and G. Campbell Becket, and the Treasury Dept. concerning their request that Hemingway not be required to make one large payment to the IRS for For Whom the Bell Tolls but, rather, that he be able to average his income over a 5-year period. This case resulted in an amendment to the tax laws for the benefit of future writers and artists.
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- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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:
Hemingway Tax Related Documents and Calculations; Ernest Hemingway Documents and Tax-related Papers, C0580, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1