Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway's artifacts from Cuba now available at JFK Library

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This photo released Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, shows Ernest Hemingway’s 1950 license to carry arms in Cuba, one of many new items from his former Cuban estate being made available at the museum. To date, the Kennedy Library has the world’s largest collection of Hemingway’s life and work, containing most of his manuscript material. (AP Photo/John F. Kennedy Library and Museum) NO SALES.

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BOSTON (AP) — Materials from Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway's Cuban home are now available for researchers at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

The 2,500 digitally scanned documents were housed at Hemingway's former Cuban estate, called the Finca Vigía, where he lived for 21 years. He died in 1961. Hemingway wrote many of his works there, including "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "The Old Man and the Sea."

This is the first time anyone in the United States can examine the items, which include car insurance for a 1941 Plymouth Station Wagon, a license to carry arms in Cuba, bull fighting tickets and a recipe from his fourth wife for "Papa's Favorite Hamburger."

The Kennedy Library has the world's largest collection of Hemingway's life and work.

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