Title: Donald Barker Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1902-1922
Date (bulk): 1913-1914
Collection number: HM 61461 - 61657
Barker, Donald, 1902-1922
Extent: 197 catalogued items and consists of Manuscripts, Correspondence (Business letters), Documents (mostly legal), and Ephemera
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Donald Barker Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
This collection was acquired as a purchase from Mary Farrington on November 11, 1994 (Accession 1726).
Extent of Collection
The Collection numbers 197 cataloged items and consists of Manuscripts, Correspondence (Business letters), Documents (mostly
legal), and Ephemera.
Collection dates: 1902-1922; bulk dates: 1913-1914.
Call numbers: HM 61461-61657.
There are no restrictions on access.
Donald Barker, a partner in the firm Flint, Gray & Barker, represented Bosworth Incorporated and Jack London in their suit
against the Balboa Amusement Producing Company in 1913. In the suit, London, Frank A. Garbutt, and Hobart Bosworth accused
the Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al., of infringing on London's copyrights by attempting to distribute a version
of The Sea Wolf. Copyrights for all of London's other works were reviewed and their validity reestablished as well. Finally
a compromise was proposed in December 1913 by which Garbutt would re-edit the Balboa version of The Sea Wolf to remove all
traces of London's participation. The edited version would be distributed by Garbutt with all revenues returning to the Balboa
Company and Bosworth Incorporated's version would not have to be held up any longer.
Jack London: The Movies. (Los Angeles, CA: David Rejl, 1992).