Mary & Ernest Hemingway’s Xmas Card from Cuba
HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961). American writer of such notable classics as “A Farewell to Arms” and “The Old Man and the Sea”. He was the recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature.
HEMINGWAY, Mary (1908-1986). American author. She and Ernest Hemingway both wrote for “Time” and “Life” Magazines. She married Ernest Hemingway in Cuba in 1946 becoming his fourth wife. She found his body in their home after Hemingway committed suicide.
Ernest and Mary Hemingway’s Christmas Card for the year 1957, 4 pages, with original envelope with 3 Cuban postage stamps affixed, postmarked, Habana, Cuba, Dec. 11,1957. Envelope hand addressed by Mary Hemingway to Miss Eileen H. Butts, Ormond beach, Florida. Starting on the third panel of the Xmas Card and ending on the fourth, Mary Hemingway writes: “Dear Miss Butts, Nobody ever wrote me a more gratifying or smug-making letter. I’ve saved it all this time, and thank you very much indeed. Of course I’m not such a paragon. Best wishes-Mary Hemingway”. Beneath Mary’s writing, Ernest adds: “It was a fine letter and you were sweet to write it. Thank you very much Ernest Hemingway”. The card itself has a stunning cover featuring what appears to be Arabs delivering gifts, camels and palm trees in the back ground. Both the card and envelope are in fine condition..............$3,500.00