Ernest Hemingway Notebook
While Ernest Hemingway and President Kennedy never met, President Kennedy more than once expressed his admiration for Hemingway and his work.
When Ernest Hemingway died in 1961, a large portion of his literary and personal estate remained at his Cuban home, the Finca Vigia, which he had left during Fidel Castro's revolution. Despite a U.S. ban on travel to Cuba - the result of high tensions between the two countries following the Bay of Pigs incident - President Kennedy made arrangements for Mary Hemingway, Ernest's widow to enter Cuba to claim family documents and belongings.
In 1964, at the suggestion of journalist and writer William Walton, a friend of both the Kennedys and Hemingways, Mary Hemingway contacted Jacqueline Kennedy and offered her husband's collection to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, which was then being planned as a national memorial to the 35th president.
In 1972, Mrs. Hemingway deeded the collection to the Kennedy Presidential Library and began depositing papers in its Archives.
Let the wit and wisdom of Ernest Hemingway inspire your own creativity as you write, brainstorm, or sketch you thoughts alongside Hemingway's most timeless quotes within the pages of this elegant notebook.
- Embossed leather notebook featuring the quotes and photos of Ernest Hemingway.
- 4 by 6 inches.