Guide to the Jack London Collection, 1893-1977

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California State Library
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P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, California 94237-0001
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© 1999
California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Jack London Collection, 1893-1977



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jack London Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1893-1977
Box Number: 1034-1037
Collector: California State Library
Extent: 5 boxes
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions of Use

Please credit California State Library.

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Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jack London Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

London, Jack, 1876-1916
London, Charmian
London, Flora Wellman
Chaney, William Henry

Contents

Correspondence, articles, clippings, ephemera, pamphlets, personal records.

Biography

Jack London, popular author and important literary figure, was born in San Francisco January 12, 1876, the son of Flora Wellman and William Henry Chaney. John London was his stepfather. He married first, Bessie Maddern, and second, Charmian Kittredge. As a child he lived in San Francisco, near Livermore, and in Oakland. He spent much time on the Oakland waterfront and San Francisco Bay in various capacities. His first book of short stories, SON OF THE WOLF, was published in 1900. This was followed by many other works of fiction. Early in his career, he was an ardent socialist and many of his writings reflect this fact. He built an estate in the Valley of the Moon, Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, and practiced experimental farming and stock raising. He traveled extensively. He died on November 22, 1916.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • London, Jack, 1876-1916
  • London, Charmian

Other Correspondents

  • Bingham, Robert W.
  • Byrne, J.
  • Chappell, W. W.
  • Clapp, Verner W. (Verner Warren), 1901-1972
  • Curry, John A.
  • El Dorado County Library
  • Farris, L. P.
  • Francis, Richard W.
  • Gillis, Mabel
  • Greene, Charles S.
  • Hill, Joseph J.
  • Hogan, K. T.
  • Holloway, E. S.
  • Hopting, Gene.
  • Kaiser, John B.
  • Laidler, Harry Wellington, 1884-1970.
  • Lees, James C.
  • Lippincott, B.
  • MacArthur, Walter
  • Mischall, Alfred
  • Morgan, E. W.
  • Pipes, Nellie B.
  • Shepard, I. Milo (Irving Milo)
  • Sibley, Robert
  • Taylor, Harvey
  • Thomas, Mabel W.
  • Torre-Bueno, J. R. de la (Jose Rollin), 1871-
  • W., Helen M.
  • Yerge, Clyde S.

Material Transferred from the Collection

Photograph

  • Portrait Chaney, William Henry

Container List

Box 1034

Correspondence: Minor, A - Z

 

Correspondence: London, Charmian

Box 1035

Correspondence: London, Jack

 

Correspondence: London, Joan

Box 1036

Miscellaneous materials arranged alphabetically by type

Box 1037

Miscellaneous materials arranged alphabetically by type