On a related topic, in an article Hemingway wrote for Esquire in 1935 he gives a list of books to an aspiring writer, "Mice", to read...almost the way Ezra Pound gave the young Hemingway his lists of books to read when he…"
"Erika, Michael Reynolds' Hemingway: The Paris Years mentions that while the check-out cards from 1921-25 are lost, pp. 12-15 speculate on what Ernest and Hadley read. The Paris Years can be seen on Google Books. Hope this helps."
Hi There, A fellow writer asked me if I knew of a list of books Hemingway is said to have made that he wanted to read. He made it around the time that he lived in Paris and spent time with Sylvia Beach. Any information you have is much appreciated. Fondly,ErikaSee More
"Great sequel ideas! There is an upcoming HBO series, Hemingway and Gelhorn. There's also a movie with Anthony Hopkins as Papa in his later years. Why don't you take a son so we get this adequately covered.
"When I was reading the Paris Wife I was thinking that there was no end of potential sequals . Viz:
The Key West Wife (which it looks like you're taking care of). Then the Spanish Wife. Then the African or Cuban Wife. And as if that were…"
Hi Erika (and Peter)
In Reynolds' Hemingway in the 1930's there is a section on page 239 that is the first mention of Toby/Otto Bruce. It says "When Ernest and Patrick left Piggot with their newly hired driver, young Toby Bruce, at the wheel, Pauline remained at the Pfeiffer home for a few more days before going to her St. Louis dentist and then on to New York City."
Also in Charles Oliver's Ernest Hemingway A to Z he mentions that Hemingway met Bruce through the Pfeiffer's in Piggot.
He definitely did the cross country drives for Hemingway out west, but I think they first met him in Piggot.
I don't have books here, but I think Hemingway met Toby Bruce when Bruce worked on a dude ranch in Montana. His real first name is Otto which leads me to believe he is of German extraction. His son "Dink" goes to some of the conferences, but I've lost touch with him.
It came from Lloyd Arnold's book "High on the wild with Hemingway" and was taken in 1940. There are a few others in that book of Bruce taken at the same time, but this one should give you an idea of his appearance.
I'm pretty sure he was from Piggot, Arkansas and was friends with Pauline Pfeiffer's family when the Hemingway's hired him on as driver, etc.