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Bond Family Photograph Collection
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
1.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Restrictions
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