Hemingway's childhood: people, places, and experiences, and the works they inspired.
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Exploring Hemingway at the JFK: Hemingway's life, works, and legacy.
Quick links to the JFK Library & Foundation's Hemingway programming, from exhibits to events.
Hemingway’s first love was Red Cross nurse Agnes von Kurowsky (1892-1984), whom he met while being treated for war wounds in Milan, 1918.
The JFK Library and Museum's permanent Hemingway exhibit (opened 2018).
Learn more about the JFK Library's permanent Hemingway exhibit, Hemingway: A Life Inspired, as well as past and upcoming Hemingway exhibits.
Elizabeth Hadley Richardson (later: Mowrer) (1891-1979) was Ernest Hemingway's first wife and the mother of their son, John (Bumby; later: Jack).
An evolving chronological list of important places in Hemingway's life and works.
Hemingway's children: John ("Bumby"/"Jack") Hadley Nicanor Hemingway, Patrick ("Mouse") Miller Hemingway, Gregory/Gloria (Gigi) Hancock Hemingway.
Hemingway's family: his family of origin, his wives, and his children.
From Oak Park to Idaho, the places Hemingway called or thought of as home.
Hemingway's life, presented by decade, punctuated by an evolving list of major events.
Ernest Hemingway was the second of six children born to Dr. Clarence (Ed) and Grace Hall Hemingway: Marcelline, Ernest, Ursula, Madelaine, Carol, and Leicester.
A snapshot view of Hemingway's wives (and one fiancée).
Hemingway's writing, organized by title, by genre, or as webs of related stories centering on a character, event, or concept.
Hemingway's published works, including posthumous works, organized by genre.
Hemingway's published works, listed alphabetically.
Ernest Hemingway’s twenty-two year relationship with Idaho began in 1939, deepened over many long autumn stays in the Wood River Valley, and culminated with him making his final home in Ketchum in 1959. He died by suicide there in 1961 and is buried alongside family and close friends in the Ketchum cemetery. Idaho subtly influenced several of Hemingway's later works, most notably For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Hemingway's time in Kansas City, Missouri, and the works written there, set there, or inspired by his Kansas City experiences.
Ernest Hemingway met his third wife, writer and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998), in 1936. They married in 1940 and divorced in 1945.
War correspondent Mary Welsh (1908-1986) married Ernest Hemingway in 1946. As his widow, she was the initial custodian of his literary legacy.
Learn more about the PEN/Hemingway Award and other Hemingway news from the JFK Library and Foundation.
Fashion journalist Pauline Marie Pfeiffer (1895-1951) was Hemingway's second wife. Ernest and Pauline had two children, Patrick and Gregory (later: Gloria).
Piggott, Arkansas, was hometown to Hemingway's second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer. The Pfeiffer family had a tremendous impact on Hemingway's life and writing.