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Papers of Jack London, 1866-1977 (bulk 1904-1916)
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Papers of Jack London, 1866-1977 (bulk 1904-1916)
    Dates: 1866-1977
    Collection Number: JL 1-25268, etc.
    Creator/Collector: London, Jack, 1876-1916
    Extent: 30,000 items
    Repository: Huntington Library. Manuscripts Department
    Abstract: Collection contains the correspondence and manuscripts of American writer Jack London.
    Language of Material: English


    The collection is open for all qualified readers.

    Preferred Citation

    Papers of Jack London, 1866-1977 (bulk 1904-1916). Huntington Library. Manuscripts Department

    Acquisition Information

    The nucleus of the collection was purchased by Henry Huntington from Charmian London in 1925. Additional groups of material were acquired by both gift and purchase from Mrs. London and later from literary executors Irving Shepard and I. Milo Shepard over many years. Further material has been acquired from other sources; the provenance of these items is noted on the individual folders.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Jack London, American author.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection includes literary manuscripts of most of London's works, extensive correspondence files, documents, photographs, ephemera, and scrapbooks.

    Indexing Terms

    Authors, American - California - Archives
    London, Charmian
    Shepard, Eliza London
    Financial records
    Letters (correspondence)
    Manuscripts for publication
    Personal papers

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