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Guide to the Zena G. Holman Jack London Collection
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Description
Born John Griffith Chaney on January 12, 1876 in San Francisco, Jack London was an American author, journalist, and social activist best known as the author of Call of the Wild and White Fang. London's interest in the rights of workers and socialism resulted in several works such as The Iron Heel and The People of the Abyss. The Zena G. Holman Jack London Collection is arranged in five series: 1. Publications, 2. Scrapbooks, 3. Photographic Material, 4. Correspondence, and 5. Ephemera. Items span the years 1888 to 1971 with the bulk of the collection from 1900 to 1927.
Background
Born John Griffith Chaney on January 12, 1876 in San Francisco, Jack London was an American author, journalist, and social activist best known as the author of Call of the Wild and White Fang. Jack's parents, Flora Wellman and William Chaney were unmarried and subsequently, Chaney deserted Flora before Jack was born. A few months later Flora met and married widowed Civil War veteran John London, who had two daughters, Eliza and Ida. The family settled in Oakland. Eliza became a second mother to Jack even after her marriage to Captain J.H. Shepard.
Extent
14 linear feet, 4 oversize folders.
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please consult the Diablo Vista District Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the Diablo Vista District Archives, Sonoma as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement that may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Parks.
Availability
The collection is open for research with permission from the Diablo Vista District Archives staff.