TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of Ernest Hemingway

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1913-1985

Series 2: Works, 1918-1985

Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1918-1985

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Inventory of the William Horne-Ernest Hemingway Papers, 1913-1985


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7324
USA
Phone: 312-255-3506
Fax: 312-255-3646
E-Mail: specialcolls@newberry.org
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Lisa Janssen, 2003.

2003


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Horne, William D., 1892-1986
Title William Horne-Ernest Hemingway Papers,
Dates 1913-1985
Extent 3 linear feet (3 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Abstract Correspondence, works, articles, clippings and memorabilia relating to Ernest Hemingway and William Horne.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Horne-Hemingway
Collection Stack Location 3a 40 6

Administrative Information

Cite As

William Horne-Ernest Hemingway Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. William D. Horne, 1986; Theodore L. Horne, 1992.

Processed by

Virginia H. Smith, 2003.

Access

The William Horne-Ernest Hemingway Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 5 folders at a time maximum, and items in each folder will be counted before and after delivery to the patron (Priority I).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The William Horne-Ernest Hemingway Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of Ernest Hemingway

Nobel Prize winning American author.

In 1918, after leaving his hometown of Oak Park, Illinois, followed by a short stint as a cub reporter at the Kansas City Star, eighteen-year-old Ernest Hemingway enlisted as a volunteer in the Red Cross ambulance service. The volunteers were sent to be stationed in Schio, Italy, and there Hemingway began a friendship with William Horne (whom he always called "Bill.") which lasted throughout his life. Hemingway, of course, became an internationally renowned writer and Horne went into business, but they shared many common interests, particularly hunting and fishing.

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Biography of William D. Horne

Chicago businessman.

William Horne grew up in Yonkers, N.Y., graduated from Princeton University in 1913, and in 1918 went to New York City to volunteer for ambulance service with the Red Cross. Sent to Scio, Italy, Horne became friends with several Chicago-area young men including Ernest Hemingway.

After the war, Hemingway turned to Horne's friendship when he received a "Dear John" letter from Agnes von Kurowsky, the Italian nurse he was engaged to. The two men shared an apartment in Chicago during the fall of 1920. Horne was working for the Eaton Axel Company, but soon began a career in advertising. In 1929 he married Frances "Bunny" Thorne, and they lived in Barrington, Illinois for over fifty years, raising four children. Over the decades, the Hornes took occasional vacations with Hemingway and his latest wife in Colorado, Montana, Key West and Cuba. Horne died in 1986.

When Hemingway married Hadley Richardson in September, 1921, Bill Horne was in the wedding party. When Hemingway died in 1961, Horne was an honorary pallbearer. The two men had remained in touch until the end.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Mainly correspondence, most of which relates to Ernest Hemingway. There are eleven letters from Hemingway, two from Mary and Ernest Hemingway together, and one from Mary with a short notation by Hemingway, all to Horne or Horne and his wife Bunny, and two transcripts of letters Horne wrote in reply. The rest of the correspondence consists of letters between Horne and a range of acquaintances and scholars about his friendship with Hemingway, including one letter from Hadley Richardson Mowrer, Hemingway's first wife, plus a long series of letters from Horne's Princeton roommate P.D. Norton. Also, writings by William Horne about Hemingway as well as the American Red Cross ambulance corps, a World War I Red Cross ambulance service scrapbook with photographs and four other loose, undated photographs. Also, xeroxes of a number of articles and clippings, several research papers and a typescript of a thesis by Peter Griffin, all about Hemingway, and a box of periodicals containing articles on Hemingway.

See Information File for copies of the correspondence between W.D. Horne and Ernest Hemingway, together with related material, from the Ernest Hemingway Papers at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, Massachusetts.

Narrative descriptions of the subject matter, types of material, and arrangement of each series are available through the Organization section of the finding aid.

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Organization

Papers are organized in the following series:

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • American National Red Cross
  • Griffin, Peter, 1942 -
  • Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961
  • Horne William D., 1892-1986
  • Mowrer, Hadley Hemingway, 1891-
  • Norton, P.D. (Perry D.)

Subjects

  • Ambulance drivers -- Italy -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Correspondence -- United States -- 1901-1950
  • Correspondence -- United States -- 1951-2000
  • Male friendship -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence
  • Photographs -- Italy -- 1901-1950
  • Scrapbooks -- Italy -- 1901-1950
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Italy

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Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1913-1985

Letters of Ernest Hemingway and family to William Horne and transcripts of two Horne letters in reply preceding correspondence between Horne and others, mostly in regard to Hemingway, including one letter from Hadley Richardson Mowrer. Also, a long run of letters from Horne's Princeton roommate, P.D. Norton.
Arranged with the Hemingway correspondence in chronological order and the rest arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Photocopies of Hemingway correspondence are to be used by researchers.

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Hemingway, Ernest to William Horne, Dec. 15, 1918
1 2 Hemingway, Ernest to William Horne, Feb. 19, 1919
1 3 Hemingway, Ernest to William Horne, Mar. 4, 1919
1 4 Hemingway, Ernest to William Horne, Mar. 30, 1919
1 5 Hemingway, Ernest to William Horne, Jul. 2, 1919
1 6 Hemingway, Ernest to William Horne, Aug. 7, 1919
1 7 Hemingway, Ernest to William Horne, Mar. 25, 1920
1 8 Hemingway, Ernest to William Horne, before Jan. 26, 1921
1 9 Hemingway, Ernest to William Horne, Jul. 17, 1923
1 10 Hemingway, Ernest to William Horne, Feb. 18, 1930
1 11 Hemingway to William and Bunny Horne, Sept. 12 [1930]
1 12 Hemingway, Ernest and Mary to William and Bunny Horne, Mar. 4, 1958
1 13 Hemingway, Ernest and Mary to William and Bunny Horne, Jul. 1, 1958
1 14 Hemingway, Mary to William and Bunny Horne, Aug. 7 [1960]
1 15 Hemingway, Ernest and Mary: Photocopies of correspondence with William and Bunny Horne, 1918-1960
1 16 Hemingway, Leicester to William Horne, Aug. 21, Sept. 21, 1961
1 17 Hemingway, Marcelline to William Horne, Oct., 1961
1 18 Hemingway's sisters to William Horne, Dec. 31, 1920
1 19 Hemingway, Mary (via secretary) to William Horne, Dec. 15, 1965
1 20 Horne, William to Ernest Hemingway, (transcript) Apr. 3, 1919
1 21 Horne, William to Ernest and Mary Hemingway, (transcript) Jun. 15, 1960
1 22 Horne, William: envelopes he used to store Hemingway letters, with notations
2 23 Baker, Carlos, 1962-1973
2 24 Bruccoli, Matthew, n.d.
2 25 Cecchin, Giovanni, 1980-1983
2 26 Clark, C.E. Frazer, Jr., 1971-1973
2 27 Griffin, Peter, 1982-1985
2 28 Haines, Robert E., 1973
2 29 Hotchner, A.E., 1965
2 30 Loeb, Harold, 1961-1964
2 31 Mowrer, Hadley Richardson, 1972
2 32 Murphy, Michael E., 1964-1976
2 33-37 Norton, P.D., 1913-1921
2 38 Quinlan, S.C., 1960
2 39 Rouse, Robert, 1921
2 40 St. John, Donald, 1968-1969
2 41 Sarason, Dertram D., 1969-1975
2 42 Smith, Priscilla Norton, 1967-1968
2 43 Villard, Harry, 1979-1982 1979-1982
2 44-45 Miscellaneous, 1917-1979

Series 2: Works, 1918-1985

Three unpublished Hemingway stories printed in the New York Times in 1985; Horne's manuscript notes and notebook relating to the Red Cross experience in World War I; a poem written with Hemingway; and several reminiscences of the Hemingway he knew.
Arranged alphabetically by author.

Box Folder Contents
2 46 Hemingway, Ernest, "Three Unpublished Stories" printed in the New York Times Magazine, (photocopy) Aug. 18, 1985
2 47 Horne, William, Notes and narrative on Italian experience, ca. 1918-1919
2 48 Horne, William, Notebook, 1918
2 49 Horne, William, "The Battle of Copenhagen," a poem written with Ernest Hemingway, ca. 1922
2 50 Horne, William, Reminiscences regarding Hemingway, 1970-1975

Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1918-1985

Articles and clippings, pamphlets and research papers relating to Hemingway, World War I Red Cross memorabilia and four small photographs.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material, with oversize materials at the end.

Box Folder Contents
3 51 American Red Cross material and memorabilia, 1918-1919, 1952, 1962
3 52-57 Articles and clippings re Ernest Hemingway, 1950s-1980s
3 58 Pamphlets relating to Hemingway
3 59 Photographs (4) of Horne and friends, ca. 1918-1920
3 60 Publication: Fitzgerald / Hemingway Annual, 1972
3 61 Research Paper, John H. Briggs, 1979
3 62 Research Paper, Jeffrey Myers, 1983
3 63 Research Paper, James C. Wall, 1968
3 64-66 Thesis, Peter Griffin: Along With Youth, 1985
4 Periodicals containing Hemingway material, plus original New York Times Magazine publication of "Three Unpublished Stories" by the young Hemingway, and two photostats of Ciao, 1954-1980, 1918
5 Scrapbook with photographs re Red Cross ambulance service, ca. 1918