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Inventory of the George S. Pelton Papers, 1905-1914, bulk 1912-1914
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George S. Pelton Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1905-1914,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1912-1914
    Creator: Pelton, George S.
    Extent: 54 pieces
    Repository: The Huntington Library
    San Marino, California 91108
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Purchased from Dawson's, May 23, 1985.


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL .

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George S. Pelton Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


    George S Pelton (fl. 1905-1915) was a businessman and investor who entered into agreements with Jack London and Joseph J Noel regarding the dramatic rights to The Sea Wolf. He also invested with Cecil B. DeMille in various productions of plays. These agreements and investments were all the subject of disputes, which are reflected in the correspondence contained in this collection.

    Subject matter

    • 1. Jack London and disagreements with London and with Joseph J Noel over the sale of the rights to The Sea Wolf.
    • 2. Cecil Blount DeMille and George S Pelton's efforts to recover money advanced for plays that were never produced.