Scrapbooks give inside peek into Ernest Hemingway`s early life

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 13:40

Melbourne: Ernest Hemingway`s mother Grace Hall Hemingway created a series of scrapbooks documenting the childhood of the future Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston will make the content of five Hemingway scrapbooks available online for the first time from Monday, News.com.au reported.

It will give fans and scholars the chance to follow the life of one of the 20th century`s literary greats, who was born in July 1899, right from his birth to receiving high school degree.

Susan Wrynn, Hemingway Collection curator, said that much of the content hasn`t been made available to the public before and only a few researchers have seen it in its entirety.

The leather-bound volumes from the archive, home to 90 per cent of existing Hemingway manuscript materials, will be released on what would have been the scribe`s 114th birthday.

The Hemingway`s letters will be published in more than a dozen volumes.

The scrapbooks are part of the collection that Hemingway`s widow, Mary, gifted to the JFK Library and Museum after the author`s 1961 suicide.

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First Published: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 13:40

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