"THIS FALL, WINTER AND NOW SPRING… IS THE BEST APPRENTICESHIP I'VE EVER SERVED": TWO SUPERB HEMINGWAY AUTOGRAPH LETTERS TO HIS BIOGRAPHER CHARLES FENTON
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Two Autograph Letters Signed. Kenya, December 5, 1953 (both letters written on the same day, one at "1500" hours, the other at "1700").
Two superb Hemingway autograph letters signed (as "Ernest Hemingway" and "E.H.") to Charles Fenton at Yale University, in which he discusses his safari, the Masai, the Nobel Prize, writing and criticism. Hemingway had taken a copy of Fenton's dissertation, titled "The Literary Apprenticeship of Ernest Hemingway," with him on his safari in Africa; the following year Fenton published this work as a book under the same title. $18,500.