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Hemingway Leaves Entire Estate to Widow

Aug. 24, 1961 - The will of Ernest Hemingway, written in his own hand in stilted legal language, was filed for probate today in New York Surrogates Court. The author, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Ketchum, Idaho, on July 2, left his entire estate to his widow Mary. The estate consists of cash, securities, real estate in this country and abroad, and the copyrights to all his published and unpublished works. It also included original handwritten manuscripts. Two of these, "A Farewell to Arms," and "For Whom the Bell Tolls," will probably go to Harvard University. Mr. Hemingway had intended to give them to the university in 1956, but "he never got around to it," his lawyer said.


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