American author, journalist and Nobel Prize winner (1899-1961), Hemingway's straightforward prose, spare dialogue and his predilection for understatement mark him out as one of the greatest writer's of the 20th century. We have a 'National City Bank of New York' cheque, dated 2nd July 1935, numbered 12 and made payable for the sum of $192.82 to a Captain George D Kreidt. Kreidt shipped in supplies every Tuesday from his base in Miami to the Biminis, a small group of islands near the Bahamas. Hemingway lived on North Bimini at the Compleat Angler Hotel from 1935-1937 where he worked on 'To Have and Have Not' (1937) and fished aboard his boat 'Pilar'. Completed and signed by Hemingway in brown ink, stamped on the reverse with cancellation holes punctuating the signature and payee details.