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The Hemingway Collection


Knox College Library

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401



Annual Register's on a shelf in Seymour Library.

The Hemingway Collection includes many rare and first editions of Hemingway's novels and also works of other writers of the Lost Generation.

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway
in the courtyard of 113 rue Notre Dame des Champes, 1924.


F. Scott Fitzgerald, John dos Passos, Gertrude Stein, and others are represented with unique and rare editions of their books. The collection is further complemented by manuscript material including documents, correspondence, photos and memorabilia pertaining to Hemingway's life. Of particular interest is the correspondence between Hemingway and his friend James Gamble.

The collection was a gift to the college from James M. Hughes who was an accomplished scholar of rare books and historical documents having been president of Hughes and Hewes in Chicago, dealers in art and antiques.



View the inventory of the Hemingway Manuscripts Collection in the Knox College Special Collections and Archives.

"A Farewell to Arms" movie card Fiesta by Ernest Hemingway
Movie card for Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. Fiesta by Ernest Hemingway. Jonathan Cape, London, 1927.
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Printed on Friday, February 3, 2023