Photographs of the Judge Hiram Gilbert
Bond residence "New Park" in Santa Clara, California, and Bond family members including
Marshall Bond at his cabin in Dawson, Yukon, 1898.
Hiram Gilbert Bond (1838-1906) was a federal judge in Virginia in 1866 under
Reconstruction. He went on to become a self-made millionaire as a broker and businessman in
mining, ranching, railroads and other interests. He married Laura Ann Higgins and they had
two sons, Marshall and Louis. Author Jack London became a friend of the Bond family after he
met Marshall Bond, who was a mining engineer, and his brother Louis while in the Klondike,
1897-1898. London spent time at the Bond estate in Santa Clara, California, and based the
character of Judge Miller in "The Call of the Wild" on Judge Bond. The setting of the
beginning of the novel is based on the Bond residence, and the dog Buck was inspired by the
Bonds' dog, Jack.
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