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Inventory of the George S. Pelton Papers, 1905-1914, bulk 1912-1914
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Persons represented by 5 or more persons:


DeMille, Cecil Blount.


4 letters (1912-1913), HM 50983-50986. 


2 documents (1912), HM 50987.


London, Jack.


2 manuscripts (ca. 1912 and ca. 1913), HM 50991-50992. 


4 letters (1905-1914), HM 50993-50996. 1 document (1906), HM 50997.


Noel, Joseph J.


4 manuscripts (1911-ca. 1914), HM 50999-51002. 


3 letters (1914), HM 51003-51005. 


2 documents (1908-1914), HM 51006-51007.


Pelton, George S.


21 letters and telegrams (1912-1914), HM 51009-51030. 


4 documents (1911-1914), HM 51031-51033.

Important or interesting items:


Bradstreet Company.


Private investigator's reports on the financial status of Jack London, 1913, September 27, and 1914, April 1. HM 50981-50982.


London, Jack.


The Judge: play; typescript, and carbon copy of early draft, (ca. 1912-ca. 1913), HM 50991-50992. 

Additional Note

Although the play was ascribed to Jack London, he repudiated it in a letter to George S Pelton, March 27, 1914, listed below.

London, Jack.


Letter (1914, March 27) to George S Pelton accusing Pelton and Joseph J Noel of double-crossing him over the sale of the rights to The Sea Wolf, HM 50995.


Noel, Joseph J.


Letters (1914, April 3 and May 10) to George S Pelton discussing Jack London and the Sea Wolf rights disagreement, HM 51004-51005.


Pelton, George S.


Letters and telegrams (1914) to his lawyer, Fred W Heath, discussing a possible lawsuit against Cecil Blount DeMille over money advanced to produce plays, HM 51015-51019.


Pelton, George S.


Letter (1914, March 31) to Jack London responding to London's accusations concerning The Sea Wolf, HM 51021. 

Additional Note

(This letter is a carbon copy; its original is part of the Jack London Collection, JL 16417.)

Pelton, George S.


Letters (1914) to Joseph J Noel discussing Jack London and the Sea Wolf disagreement, HM 51025-51029.

Container List

Box 1-2

Manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by author.

Box 3

Xerox copies by folder:


1. Black, Charles F. To Pasadena National Bank,May 3, 1915.


2. Black, Charles F. To George S Pelton, May 3, 1915.


3. Byrne, Jack. To George S Pelton, Jan. 30, 1915.


4. DeMille, Cecil Blount. To Joseph J Noel, June 24, 1913.


5. DeMille, Cecil Blount. To George S Pelton, 1912-1914.


6. Noel, Joseph J. To Cecil Blount DeMille, May 5, 1912.


7. Noel, Joseph J. To George S Pelton, 1911-1912.


8. Noel, Joseph J. To George S Pelton, 1913-1914.


9. Noel, Joseph J. To George S Pelton, 1915 and no year.


10. Pelton, George S. To Cecil Blount DeMille, 1912-1914.


11. Pelton, George S. To Joseph J Noel, 1912.


12. Pelton, George S. To Joseph J Noel, 1913.


13. Pelton, George S. To Joseph J Noel, 1914-1915, no year.


14. Pelton, George S. To John E Pelton, Feb., 1914.


15. Miscellaneous xeroxes.


16. Clippings and printed material.