Papers of Jack London, 1866-1977 (bulk 1904-1916)


Descriptive Summary

Title: Papers of Jack London, 1866-1977 (bulk 1904-1916)
Dates: 1866-1977
Collection Number: JL 1-25268, etc.
Creator/Collector: London, Jack, 1876-1916
Extent: 30,000 items
Repository: Huntington Library. Manuscripts Department
Abstract: Collection contains the correspondence and manuscripts of American writer Jack London.
Language of Material: English


The collection is open for all qualified readers.

Preferred Citation

Papers of Jack London, 1866-1977 (bulk 1904-1916). Huntington Library. Manuscripts Department

Acquisition Information

The nucleus of the collection was purchased by Henry Huntington from Charmian London in 1925. Additional groups of material were acquired by both gift and purchase from Mrs. London and later from literary executors Irving Shepard and I. Milo Shepard over many years. Further material has been acquired from other sources; the provenance of these items is noted on the individual folders.

Biography/Administrative History

Jack London, American author.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection includes literary manuscripts of most of London's works, extensive correspondence files, documents, photographs, ephemera, and scrapbooks.

Indexing Terms

Authors, American - California - Archives
London, Charmian
Shepard, Eliza London
Financial records
Letters (correspondence)
Manuscripts for publication
Personal papers

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