July 21, 2013
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Grace Hall Hemingway/Ernest Hemingway Collection/JFK Library and Museum
Grace Hall Hemingway documented the details of the life of her son, Ernest, from his birth until he turned 18.
To mark the 114th anniversary of his birth, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will make digital versions of the scrapbooks available online.
John F. Kennedy Library/AP/File 1953
Hemingway's fourth wife, Mary (left), promised his papers to the JFK Library in a letter to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1968.
The scrapbooks reveal how the author's "interest in hunting and fishing began at a very young age," said collection curator Susan Rynn.
His mother included a homemade kindergarten party invitation by a young Ernest.
Hemingway is shown in these portraits in an entry dated Feb. 15, 1916.
"I think it's nice to get a glimpse into Hemingway's early life," Rynn said.