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Guide to the Jack London Papers, 1897 - 1916
Special Collections M0077  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jack London Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1897 - 1916
    Collection number: Special Collections M0077
    Creator: London, Jack, 1876 - 1916
    Extent: 1.25 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Purchase, 1940; gift of Felton Elkins, 1942; gift of Christian deGuigne, 1964; and gift of Arnold G. Applegarth, 1986.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Jack London Papers, M0077, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Jack London was born in San Francisco January 12, 1876. He led an adventurous life, only beginning his career as an author in the 1890s. He wrote short stories, serials, essays, articles, verse and novels. He died November 22, 1916 in Sonoma County, CA.

    Scope and Content

    Chiefly letters by London to Mabel and Edward M. Applegarth; to his English literary agent, James B. Pinker; and to his daughters. Also includes manuscripts of two longer works and nine poems by London, five poems by Edward Applegarth, several letters and postcards by Charmian London, and photographs. There is an ink wash painting by Maynard Dixon done for London's SON OF WOLF.

    Access terms

    Applegarth, Edward M.
    Applegarth, J.H.
    Applegarth, Mabel.
    Dixon, Maynard.
    London, Charmian.
    London, Jack, 1876-1916.
    Pinker, James B.
    Porter, W.S.
    American literature--20th century.
    Authors, American--20th century.
    London, Jack, 1876-1916--Photographs.