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Overview of the Collection

Title: Donald Barker Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1902-1922
Bulk dates: 1913-1914
Collection Number: mssHM 61461-61657
Creator: Barker, Donald, active 1913-1916.
Extent: 197 items in 4 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection consists chiefly of legal papers dating between 1913 and 1914 that concern the film rights to The Seas Wolf, "A Piece of Steak," and other stories by American author Jack London. The materials originated from the firm of Donald Barker, London's attorney.
Language: English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Donald Barker Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

This collection was acquired as a purchase from Mary Farrington on November 11, 1994 (Accession 1726).

Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of consists of manuscripts, correspondence (business letters), documents (mostly legal), and ephemera, originating from the firm of Donald Barker, the attorney of American writer Jack London. The papers concern the film rights to The Seas Wolf, "A Piece of Steak," and other stories by London. The materials chiefly date between 1913 and 1914 and include about twenty letters and telegrams by and to Jack and Charmian London, along with almost two hundred documents and pieces of correspondence by the other parties involved, including Hobart Bosworth, H.M. Horkheimer, Sydney Ayres, Arthur Train, Frank Garbutt, George P. Brett, and Hughes Massie.

Arrangement

Arranged in the following order:
  • Manuscripts
  • Correspondence
  • Documents
  • Ephemera

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Index: Added Entries

Bayne, Hugh Aiken. Joint author in: Arthur Cheney Train, 1875-1945, and Hugh Aiken Bayne, 1870-1954, letter (1913, Dec. 15) to Donald Barker, L.S. HM 61575. Physical Description: (typewritten: 5 p. ).
London, Charmian. Joint author in: Jack London, 1876-1916, and Charmian London. First draft for the Affidavit of Charmian (Kittredge) London, in the case of The Balboa Amusement Producing Company v. Jack London, 1876-1916, Frank A. Garbutt, Hobart Bosworth, 1867-1943, H.T. Rudisill, and Bosworth, Inc., [1913], M.S. HM 61464. Physical Description: (typewritten: 4 p. ).
London, Jack. Addressee in: Daniel Sydney Ayres, 4 letters (1913) to Jack London, 1876-1916. HM 61468-61471.
London, Jack. Addressee in: Donald Barker, 12 letters(1913-1915) to Jack London, 1876-1916. HM 61491-61502.
London, Jack. Addressee in: Hobart Bosworth, 1867-1943, letter (1913, Sep. 8) to Jack London, 1876-1916. HM 61514.
London, Jack. Addressee in: Arthur Cheney Train, 1875-1945, letter (1913, Oct. 14) to Jack London, 1876-1916. HM 61576.

Collection Contents

Box 1

Manuscripts and Correspondence

 

Clifton, Wallace C. A Piece of Steak: film scenario adapted from the story by Jack London. (MS. typewritten: 13 p.). Approximately 1904-1913 HM 61461.

Scope and Content Note

With autograph notes and corrections by ?.
 

Clifton, Wallace C. A Piece of Steak: film scenario adapted from the story by Jack London. (Carbon Copy. MS., typewritten: 14 p.). Approximately 1904-1913 HM 61462.

Scope and Content Note

Also: Note from Daniel Sydney Ayres to Jack London, 1876-1916, dated June 20, 1913.
 

Clifton, Wallace C. The Sea Wolf: film scenario adapted from the novel by Jack London. (MS. typewritten: 22 p.). Approximately 1904-1913 HM 61463.

 

London, Jack, 1876-1916, and London, Charmian. First Draft for the Affidavit of Charmian London, in the case of the Balboa Amusement Producing Company v. Jack London, Frank A. Garbutt, Hobart Bosworth, H.T. Rudisill, and Bosworth, Inc. (M.S. typewritten: 4 p.). [1913] HM61464.

Scope and Content Note

Autograph note from author to Frank A. Garbutt indicates this is an attempt at a legal type document.
 

-----. Chronology of London-Horkheimer-Bosworth Negotiations. (MS. typewritten: 3 p.). 1913 HM 61465.

 

-----. Recollection of events occurring on between H.M. Horkheimer, Hayden, and Hill. (MS. typewritten: 1 p.). 1913, Oct. 18 HM 61466.

 

Avery & French. 1 letter to Flint & Jutten. (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.). 1915, Mar. 26 HM 61467.

Scope and Content Note

Also: Note to Miss Roberts.
 

Ayres, Daniel Sydney. 4 letters to Jack London. 1913 HM 61468-61471.

 

Baker, Hettie Gray. 1 letter to Donald Barker. (L.S. typewritten: 1 p.). 1914, June 1 HM 61472.

 

Baker Hettie Gray. 1 letter to Register of Copyrights, Library of Congress. (Telegram, 1 p.). 1913, Oct. 6 HM 61473.

 

Barker, Donald. 2 letters to Bosworth, Inc. 1913, Nov. 7 HM 61474-61475.

 

Barker, Donald. 1 letter to George P. Brett. (Telegram, 1 p.). 1913, Oct. 8 HM 61476.

 

Barker, Donald. 1 letter to Curtis Publishing Company. (Telegram, 2 p.). 1913, Oct. 8 HM61477.

 

Barker, Donald. 11 letters to Frank A. Garbutt. 1913-1916 HM 61478-61488.

 

Barker, Donald. 1 letter to Gray, Barker, Brown. (Carbon Copy, L., typewritten: 1 p.). 1915, Mar. 17 HM 61489.

 

Barker, Donald. 1 letter to Robert Otis Hayward. (Carbon Copy, L., typewritten: 2 p.). 1913, Nov. 13 HM 61490.

 

Barker, Donald. 12 letters to Jack London. 1913-1915 HM 61491-61502.

 

Barker, Donald. 1 letter to J.P. McHale. (Carbon Copy, L., typewritten: 1 p.). 1916, July 5 HM 61503.

 

Barker, Donald. 1 letter to Charles C. Nadal. (Carbon Copy, L., typewritten: 1 p.). 1913, Nov. 13 HM 61504.

 

Barker, Donald. 1 letter to Pacific Coast Casualty Company. (Carbon Copy, L., typewritten: 1 p.). 1914, Sep. 25 HM 61505.

 

Barker, Donald. 1 letter to Register of Copyrights, Library of Congress. (Carbon Copy, L., typewritten: 1 p.). 1913, Sep. 16 HM 61506.

Scope and Content Note

Also: Receipt for U.S. Postal Money Order and Receipt for Registered Mail.
 

Barker, Donald. 6 letters toArthur Cheney Train. 1913 HM 61507-61512.

Box 2

Correspondence (cont.)

 

Bosworth, Hobart, 1867-1943. 1 letter to Donald Barker. (L.S. typewritten: 2 p.). HM 61513. 1913, Oct. 10

 

Bosworth, Hobart, 1867-1943. 1 letter to Jack London. (Telegram 1 p.) 1913, Sep. 8 HM 61514.

 

Bosworth, Inc. 3 letters to Donald Barker. 1913-1915 HM 61515-61517.

 

Brett, George P. 1 letter to Donald Barker. Telegram 1 p. (1913, Oct. 9) HM 61518.

 

Britton & Gray. 4 letters toFlint, Gray & Barker. 1913 HM 61519-61522.

 

Curtis Publishing Company. 1 letter to Flint, Gray & Barker, (L.S. Typewritten: 1 p.). 1913, Oct. 9 HM 61523.

 

Finnen, F.H. 1 letter to Gray, Barker & Bowen. (L.S. typewritten: 1 p.). 1914, Sep. 25 HM 61524.

 

Flint, Gray & Barker. 1 letter to Bosworth, Inc. (Carbon Copy L., typewritten: 1 p.). 1913, Nov. 13 HM 61525.

 

Flint, Gray & Barker. 4 letters to Britton & Gray. 1913 HM 61526-61529.

 

Flint, Gray & Barker. 1 letter to Pacific Coast Casualty Company. (Carbon Copy L., typewritten: 1 p.). HM 61530. 1913, Oct. 27

 

Flint, Gray & Barker. 1 letter to J.A. Quinn. (L.S. typewritten: 1 p.). 1913, Dec. 8 HM 61531.

Scope and Content Note

Also: Signed copy.
 

Garbutt, Frank A. 6 letters to Donald Barker. 1913-1915 HM 61532-61537.

 

Gaumont Company. 1 letter to Hobart Bosworth. (L.S. typewritten: 1 p.). 1913, Aug. 9 HM 61538.

 

Gray, Barker & Bowen. 1 letter to Avery & French. (Carbon Copy L., typewritten: 1 p.). 1915, Mar. 29 HM 61539.

 

Johnson, Lignan. 1 letter to Horkheimer & Cohen. (Carbon Copy L., typewritten: 2 p.). 1913, Oct. 10 HM 61540.

 

Lawler, Oscar, 1875-1966. 1 letter to Donald Barker. (L.S. typewritten: 1 p.). 1914, Jan. 31 HM 61541.

 

London, Charmian. 1 letter to Galbraith Welch. (Carbon Copy L., typewritten: 1 p.). HM 61542. 1913, Oct. 17

 

London, Jack, 1876-1916. 3 letters to Daniel Sydney Ayres. 1913 HM 61543-61545.

 

London, Jack, 1876-1916. 5 letters to Donald Barker. 1913 HM 61546-61550.

 

London, Jack, 1876-1916. 1 letter to Hobart Bosworth. (Telegram 1 p.). 1913, Sep. 8 HM 61551.

 

London, Jack, 1876-1916. 1 letter to George P. Brett. (Carbon Copy L., typewritten: 2 p.). 1913, Oct. 17 HM 61552.

 

London, Jack, 1876-1916. 4 letters to Frank A. Garbutt. 1913 HM 61553-61556.

 

London, Jack, 1876-1916. 1 letter to his Friends. (L. typewritten: 1 p.). [1913?] HM 61557.

 

London, Jack, 1876-1916. 1 letter to H.M. Horkheimer. 1913, July 9 (Telegram A.L.S.: 1 p.) HM 61558.

 

London, Jack, 1876-1916. 1 letter to Hughes Massie. (Carbon Copy L., typewritten: 2 p.). 1913, Oct. 17 HM 61559.

 

London, Jack, 1876-1916. 3 letters to Arthur Cheney Train. 1913 HM 61560-61562.

 

London, Jack, 1876-1916. 1 letter to? (Carbon Copy L., typewritten: 2 p.). HM 61563. 1913, Oct. 7

 

McHale, J.P. 1 letter toDonald Barker. (L.S. typewritten, 1 p.). 1916, June 28 HM 61564.

 

Macmillan Company. 1 letter to Donald Barker. (Telegram 1 p.). HM 61565. 1913, Oct. 8

 

Motography. 1 letter toHobart Bosworth. (L.S. typewritten: 1 p.). 1913, Aug. 6 HM 61566.

 

Office of Clerk of U.S. District Court. 2 letters to Flint, Gray & Barker. 1913-1914 HM 61567-61568.

 

Register of Copyrights, Library of Congress. 1 letter to Hettie Gray Baker. (Telegram 1 p.). 1913, Oct. 7 HM 61569.

 

The Saturday Evening Post. 1 letter to Flint, Gray & Barker. (Telegram 1 p.). 1913, Oct. 9 HM 61570.

 

Shipman, Ernest. 1 letter to Hobart Bosworth. (L.S. typewritten: 1 p.). 1913, Sep. 2 HM 61571.

Scope and Content Note

Also: Copy of letter from H.M. Horkheimer to Warner Feature Films, Aug. 27, 1913. Also: Copy of contract between Jack London and Daniel Sydney Ayres, Feb. 26, 1913.
 

Solberg, Thorvald, 1852-1949. 2 letters to Flint, Gray & Barker. HM 61572-61573. 1913-1922

 

Train, Arthur Cheney, 1875-1945. 1 letter to Donald Barker. (Telegram 1 p.). 1913, Oct. 11 HM 61574.

 

Train, Arthur Cheney, 1875-1945, andBayne, Hugh Aiken, 1870-1954. 1 letter to Donald Barker. (L.S. typewritten: 5 p.). 1913, Dec. 15 HM 61575.

 

Train, Arthur Cheney, 1875-1945. 1 letter to Jack London. (Telegram 1 p.). 1913, Oct. 14 HM 61576.

 

Ville de Paris. 1 letter to Donald Barker. (L.S. typewritten: 1 p.). 1914, Apr. 13 HM 61577.

Box 3

Documents

 

1902, Apr. 21. Agreement between Jack London and Macmillan Company, concerning London's The Children of the Frost (D. typewritten: 3 p.) HM 61578.

 

1902, Dec. 1. Agreement between Jack London and Macmillan Company, concerning London's volume of Klondike Stories, Fish-Patrol Stories, The Kempton-Wace Letters, The People of the Abyss, The Flight of the Duchess, and The Mercy of the Sea. (D. typewritten: 6 p.) HM 61579.

 

1903, Mar. 26. Agreement between Jack London and Macmillan Company, concerning London's The Call of the Wild. (D. typewritten: 2 p.) HM 61580.

 

1904, Aug. 1. Agreement between Jack London and Macmillan Company, concerning all work undertaken or produced by London during 1905. (D. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61581.

 

1905, Sep. 13. Agreement between Jack London and Macmillan Company, concerning all works undertaken or produced by London during 1906. (D. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61582.

 

1906, Oct. 8. Agreement between Jack London and Macmillan Company, concerning all works undertaken or produced by London during 1907. (D. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61583.

 

1907, June 17. Agreement between Jack London and Macmillan Company, concerning all works undertaken or produced by London during 1908. (D. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61584.

 

1908, May 4. Agreement between Jack London and Macmillan Company, concerning all works undertaken or produced by London during 1909. (D. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61585.

 

1909, Dec. 14. Agreement between Jack London and Macmillan Company, concerning all works undertaken or produced by London during 1910. (D. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61586.

 

1911, Jan. 9. Supplementary Agreement to Contract Made and dated Nov. 8, 1910, between Macmillan Company and Jack London. (D. typewritten: 1 p.). HM 61587.

Scope and Content Note

Also: Copy of contract between Macmillan Company and Jack London made and dated Nov. 8, 1910.
 

1911, Aug. 5. Agreement between Jack London and Macmillan Company, concerning a new novel to be ready for publication in 1912 or early 1913. (D. typewritten: 3 p.) HM 61588.

 

1911, Aug. 5. Amendment of the Nov. 8, 1910 contract between Macmillan Company and Jack London. (D. typewritten: 2 p.) HM 61589.

 

1913, Feb. 26. Agreement between Jack London and Daniel Sydney Ayres. (D. typewritten: 7 p.) HM 61590.

 

1913, Apr. 29. Modification of contract between Jack London and Daniel Sydney Ayres, made and dated Feb. 26, 1913. (D. typewritten: 3 p.) HM 61591.

 

1913, July 26. Agreement made between Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt concerning the moving picture rights of London's works. (D. typewritten: 9 p.) HM 61592.

 

1913, Sep. 10. Acknowledgment by Flint, Gray & Barker of receipt of items from Frank A. Garbutt. (D. typewritten: 1 p.) HM 61593.

 

1913, Sep. 18. Order to show cause filed by plaintiffs in the case Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al. (D.S. typewritten: 2 p.) HM 61594.

 

1913, Sep. 18. Receipt for Flint, Gray & Barker for clerk's fees paid in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, in the case of Jack London, et. al., v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company. (D. 1 p. printed form, filled in.) HM 61595.

 

1913, Sep. 19. Receipt to Flint, Gray & Barker for services of the United States Marshal in the case of Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al. (D. 1 p. printed form, filled in.) HM 61596.

 

1913, Sep. 19. Stipulation and agreement by plaintiffs and defendants to change the date of the defendants' appearance in court. (D.S. typewritten: 1 p.) HM 61597.

 

1913, Sep. 20. Affidavit of plaintiff Frank A. Garbutt in the case of Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, H.M. Horkheimer, et. al. (D.S. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61598.

 

1913, Sep. 20. Affidavit of H.T. Rudisill concerning the case of Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company and H.M Horkheimer, et. al. (D.S. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61599.

 

1913, Sep. 22. Amended order to show cause filed by the plaintiffs in the case Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al. (D.S. typewritten: 2 p.) HM 61600.

 

1913, Sep. 22. Receipt to Flint, Gray & Barker for services of the United States Marshal in the case of Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al. (D. 1 p. printed form, filled in.) HM 61601.

 

1913, Sep. 24. Affidavit of Jack London in the case of Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company and H.M. Horkheimer, et. al. (D.S. typewritten: 11 p.) HM 61602.

Scope and Content Note

Also: Exhibit Acopy of contract between Jack London and Daniel Sydney Ayres. Also: Exhibit Bcopy of modification of contract between Jack London, and Daniel Sydney Ayres.
 

1913, Sep. 27. Affidavit of Robert Brotherton in the case Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al. (D.S. typewritten: 3 p.) HM 61603.

 

1913, Sep. 27. Affidavit of Robert Brotherton, employee of The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, in the case of Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company and H.M. Horkeimer, et. al. (D. typewritten: 3 p.) HM 61604.

 

1913, Sep. 27. Affidavit of Defendant, H.M. Horkheimer, in the case of Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, a corporation, H.M. Horkheimer, et. al. (D. typewritten: 11 p.) HM 61605.

 

1913, Sep. 27. Affidavit of H.M. Horkheimer in the case Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al. (D. typewritten: 11 p.) HM 61606.

 

1913, Sep. 27. Notice to the plaintiffs, Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt, that the affidavits of the defendants will be used in support of the defendants' motion to dismiss (D. typewritten: 1 p.) HM 61607.

 

1913, Sep. Affidavit of Hobart Bosworth concerning the case Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company and H.M. Horkheimer, et. al. (D. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61608.

 

1913, Sep. Complaint for Injunction and Damages for Infringement of Copyright in the case Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company (D. typewritten: 20 p.) HM 61609.

 

1913, Oct. 10. Stipulation extending the time the plaintiffs, Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt, have to file an amended complaint, and an order by the judge. (D.S. typewritten: 1 p.) HM 61610.

 

1913, Oct. 11. Copies of the original record of copyright for Century Magazine, Jan.-Nov., 1904, deposited in the Library of Congress, certified by Thorvald Solberg, Register of Copyrights. (D. typewritten: 23 p.) HM 61611.

 

1913, Oct. 11. Copies of the original record of copyright for The Sea Wolf by Jack London, deposited in the Library of Congress, certified by Thorvald Solberg, Register of Copyrights. (D. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61612.

 

1913, Oct. 11. Copyright certificate from the Library of Congress for Vol. LXVII, No. 3, 1904. The January Century Magazine. (D.S. 1 p. printed form, filled in. Also: Envelope.) HM 61613.

 

1913, Oct. 15. Amended Complaint for Injunction and Damages for Infringement of Copyright in the case Jack London, and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company. (D.S. typewritten: 19 p.) HM 61614.

 

1913, Oct. Affidavit of Hobart Bosworth, 1867-1943, concerning the case The Balboa Amusement Producing Company v. Jack London, et. al. (D. typewritten: 12 p.) HM 61615.

 

1913, Oct. Affidavit of Frank A. Garbutt concerning the case The Balboa Amusement Producing Company v. Jack London, et. al. (D. typewritten: 6 p.) HM 61616.

Scope and Content Note

Also: Exhibit Acopy of contract between Jack London, and Frank A. Garbutt.
 

1913, Dec. 8. Instructions to Marshal to serve a subpoena upon J.A. Quinn, proprietor of Lyceum Theater and Garrick Theater. (D.S. typewritten: 1 p.) HM 61617.

 

1913, Dec. 9. Receipt for Flint, Gray & Barker for clerk's fees in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, in the case of Jack London, et. al., v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, (D. 1 p. printed form, filled in.) HM 61618.

 

1913, Dec. 12. Receipt to Flint, Gray & Barker for services of the United States Marshal in the case of Jack London and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al. (D. 1 p. printed form, filled in. HM 61619.

 

1913, Dec. 13. Instructions to Marshal to serve a subpoena upon Richard Roe, conductor of the American Theater at Long Beach, CA. (D. typewritten: 1 p.) HM 61620.

 

1913, Dec. 13. Memorandum of an Agreement between The Balboa Amusement Producing Company and H.M. Horkheimer, Bosworth, Inc., Frank A. Garbutt, and Jack London. (D.S. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61621.

Scope and Content Note

Also: Signed copy of the agreement.
 

1913, Dec. 13. Memorandum of Agreement between The Balboa Amusement Producing Company and H.M. Horkheimer, Bosworth, Inc., Frank A. Garbutt, and Jack London (D. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61622.

Box 4

Documents (cont.) and Ephemera

 

1913, Dec. 16. Affidavit of George P. Brett, President of the Macmillan Company, concerning the case The Balboa Amusement Producing Company v. Jack London, 1876-1916, et. al. (D.S. typewritten: 5 p.). HM 61623.

Scope and Content Note

First draft.
 

1913, Dec. 16. Affidavit of George P. Brett, President of the Macmillan Company, concerning the case The Balboa Amusement Producing Company v. Jack London, Frank A. Garbutt, Hobart Bosworth, and Bosworth, Inc., (D.S. typewritten: 5 p.) HM 61624.

Scope and Content Note

Second draft.
 

1913, Dec. 16. Affidavit of George P. Brett, President of the Macmillan Company, concerning the case The Balboa Amusement Producing Company v. Jack London, et. al. (D.S. typewritten: 5 p.) HM 61625.

Scope and Content Note

Third draft.
 

1913, Dec. 16. Affidavit of George P. Brett, President of the Macmillan Company, concerning the case Jack London, and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al. (D.S. typewritten: 5 p.) HM 61626.

Scope and Content Note

First draft.
 

1913, Dec. 16. Affidavit of George P. Brett, President of the Macmillan Company, concerning the case Jack London,and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al. (D.S. typewritten: 5 p.) HM 61627.

Scope and Content Note

Second draft.
 

1913, Dec. 16. Affidavit of William Webster Ellsworth, 1855-1936, concerning the case The Balboa Amusement Producing Company v. Jack London, Frank A. Garbutt, Hobart Bosworth, H.T. Rudisill, and Bosworth, Inc., (D.S. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61628.

Scope and Content Note

First draft.
 

1913, Dec. 16. Affidavit of William Webster Ellsworth, 1855-1936, concerning the case The Balboa Amusement Producing Company v. Jack London, Frank A. Garbutt, Hobart Bosworth, H.T. Rudisill, and Bosworth, Inc. (D.S. typewritten: 5 p.) HM 61629.

Scope and Content Note

Witnessed by Commissioner of Deeds for the State of California, Resident in New York, NY.
 

1913, Dec. 16. Affidavit of William Webster Ellsworth, 1855-1936, concerning the case The Balboa Amusement Producing Company v. Jack London, Frank A. Garbutt, Hobart Bosworth, H.T. Rudisill, and Bosworth, Inc. (D.S. typewritten: 5 p.) HM 61630.

Scope and Content Note

Witnessed by the Notary Public in and for the County of New York, State of New York.
 

1913, Dec. 16. Affidavit of William Webster Ellsworth, 1855-1936, concerning the case Jack London, and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al. (D.S. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61631.

Scope and Content Note

First draft.
 

1913, Dec. 16. Affidavit of William Webster Ellsworth, concerning the case Jack London, and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al. (D.S. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61632.

Scope and Content Note

Second draft.
 

1913, Dec. 16. Stipulation for Judgment to be entered dismissing the cause in the case of The Balboa Amusement Producing Company v. Jack London, Frank A. Garbutt, Hobart Bosworth, H.T. Rudisill, and Bosworth, Inc. (D. typewritten: 1 p.) HM 61633.

 

1913, Dec. 20. Receipt for Flint, Gray & Barker for services of the United States Marshal in the case of Jack London, and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al. (D. 1 p. printed form, filled in. HM 61634.

 

1913. Affidavit of George P. Brett, President of the Macmillan Company, concerning the case Jack London, and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company (D. typewritten: 5 p.) HM 61635.

Scope and Content Note

Draft.
 

1913. Affidavit of Jack London, concerning the case, The Balboa Amusement Producing Company v. Jack London, Frank A. Garbutt, Hobart Bosworth, H.T. Rudisill, and Bosworth, Inc. (D. typewritten: 3 p.) HM 61636.

Scope and Content Note

With autograph corrections by?.
 

1913. Affidavit of Jack London, concerning the case, The Balboa Amusement Producing Company v. Jack London, Frank A. Garbutt, Hobart Bosworth, H.T. Rudisill, and Bosworth, Inc. (D. typewritten: 5 p.) HM 61637.

 

1913. Affidavit of -----, who is connected with the Century Company, concerning the case Jack London, and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al. (D. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61638.

 

1913. Affidavit of -----, who is a resident of the state of Pennsylvania and who occupies a position with Curtis Publishing Company, concerning the case Jack London, and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al. (D. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61639.

 

1913. Brief for the lawsuit brought by Jack London, against The Balboa Amusement Producing Company for infringement of copyright and the right of dramatization for London's A Piece of Steak. (D. typewritten: 5 p.) HM 61640.

 

1913. Brief for the lawsuit brought by Jack London, against The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, for infringement of copyright and the right of dramatization for London's The Sea Wolf. (D. typewritten: 13 p.) HM 61641.

 

1913. Declaration and Assignment by the Century Company transferring and assigning copyright as to right of publication in book form, dramatization, and translation to Jack London, for The Sea Wolf, (D. typewritten: 3 p.) HM 61642.

 

1913. Declaration and Assignment by the Curtis Publishing Company transferring and assigning copyright as to right of publication in book form, dramatization, and translation to Jack London, for the sketch A Piece of Steak. (D. typewritten: 3 p.) HM 61643.

 

1913. List of applicable U.S. statutes regarding copyright to be used as support in the case of Jack London, et. al., v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, (D. typewritten: 3 p.) HM 61644.

 

1913. Memorandum of an agreement made between Bosworth, Inc., Buyer, and Seller, (D. typewritten: 2. p.) HM 61645.

 

1913. Memorandum of Authorities regarding copyright, infringement, assignment, etc. for the case Jack London, et. al., v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, (D. typewritten: 14 p.) HM 61646.

 

1913. Memorandum of Authorities regarding copyright law and the right of dramatization of a copyrighted work, (D. typewritten: 19 p.) HM 61647.

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Also: Notes typed on scraps of papers of various sizes, 20 p.
 

1913. Memorandum of Authorities regarding the right of dramatization, infringement or copyright, and remedies for infringement of copyright for the case Jack London, et. al., v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, et. al. (D. typewritten: 6 p.) HM 61648.

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Also: Autograph notes by?, 13 p.
 

1913. Motion, filed by The Balboa Amusement Producing Company, to dismiss the complaint made by Jack London, and Frank A. Garbutt against The Balboa Amusement Producing Company. (D. typewritten: 3 p.) HM 61649.

 

1913. Praecipe to issue an alias subpoena. (D.S. typewritten: 1 p.) HM 61650.

 

1914, Jan. 8. Assignment by Herbert Heron of all motion picture rights in A Day's Lodging, a short story by Jack London to Jack London. (D. typewritten: 1 p.). HM 61651.

 

1914, Jan. 10. Assignment by Walter H. Nichols of all right, title, and interest to the moving picture rights in South of the Slot, a story by Jack London, to Jack London. (D. typewritten: 1 p.) HM 61652.

 

1914, Jan. 15. Agreement granting and conveying all right, title, and interest in and to the motion picture rights of the story To Kill A Man by Jack London, to Jack London. (D. typewritten: 1 p.) HM 61653.

 

1914, Jan. 16. Assignment by Ada Lee Bascom of all Motion Picture rights in the stories The Great Interrogation and The Story of Jees Uck by Jack London, to Jack London. (D. typewritten: 1 p.) HM 61654.

 

1914, Feb. 2. Judgment and Stipulation for Judgment in case of Jack London, and Frank A. Garbutt v. The Balboa Amusement Producing Company. (D. typewritten: 4 p.) HM 61655.

 

1914. Memorandum of Original Instruments in the Possession of Gray, Barker & Bowen in Re Bosworth, Inc. (D. typewritten: 1 p.) HM 61656.

 

Ephemera: Magazines and magazine articles. 1913. HM 61657(a).

 

Ephemera: Stray envelopes, miscellaneous notes, etc., c. 1913. HM 61657(b).

 

Ephemera: [London, Jack]. HM 61657(c).

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A.N. on an envelope mailed, 1902, Apr. 21, from the Macmillan Company to Jack London. Reads: The Children of the Frost.
 

Ephemera: [London, Jack]. HM 61657(d).

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A.N. on an envelope mailed, 1903, Mar. 26, from the Macmillan Company to Jack London. Reads: The Call of the Wild.
 

Ephemera: [London, Jack]. HM 61657(e).

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A.N. on an empty envelope, [1909]. Reads: Macmillan Contract 1910.
 

Ephemera: [London, Jack]. HM 61657(f).

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A.N. on an empty envelope, [1913]. Reads: Don't Make me Laugh.