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JUDGE UNEARTHS CACHE OF HEMINGWAY LETTERS

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David R. Meeker, an administrative law judge, has unearthed a long-lost cache of letters and materials in Florida belonging to his hero, Ernest Hemingway.

The most valuable of the 91 items is a complete typescript of Hemingway's 1935 autobiographical novel, "Green Hills of Africa," whose only other typescript copy is partly displayed at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston and at the University of Delaware.But the trove also features dozens of letters from Hemingway and his friends detailing his insecurities, his hangovers, his love life and even his researching methods - which are sure to provide scholars with a flood of new information about the author, whose colorful character is still as much a source of fascination as his Nobel Prize-winning writings.