An extensive Ernest Hemingway collection compiled by a Mississippi physician was donated to the University of South Carolina Columbia and put on display at the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library for a special showing earlier this week.
Edgar Grissom, the 70-year-old collector and donor, has worked for more than 50 years in his quest to compile all of Hemingway’s English-language publications. He likened his pursuit to “an Easter egg hunt”, but now, at the end of his journey, he is delighted to assert that he has “the most complete collection of [Hemingway's] primary works in existence.”
William Rivers, chairman of USC’s English department, agrees. “It provides a tremendous resource. It makes writing real in a very powerful way,” Rivers said. “There is no other place in the world (more…)