Marlin Letter Hooks Hefty Price

Hemingway’s 1935 letter to Erl Roman, fishing editor of the Miami Herald, sold for $28,000 through Nate D. Sanders Auctions.  The letter details Hemingway’s fishing trip with Henry Strater, his capture of a 500 lb. marlin, and an ensuing battle with sharks, a pivotal event that helped inspire The Old Man and the Sea.  The letter also includes a photo of Hemingway, Strater, and the half-eaten marlin.