Guide to the Jack London Papers, 1897 - 1916

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Guide to the Jack London Papers, 1897 - 1916

Collection number: M0077

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Susan McLaughlin
Date Completed:
1987, July
Encoded by:
C. Del Anderson
© 1998 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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

None.

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.

Provenance

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.

Biography

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.
Photoprints.


Container List

 

Series I: Correspondence, 1897 - 1940, and n.d.

Box 1, Folder 1

London, Jack to Edward Applegarth

 

1897, June 22,2 pp.

 

1898, Sept. 13,15pp.

 

1898, Nov. 14,2pp.

 

1898, Dec. 6,2pp.

 

1898, Dec. 31,4pp.

 

1899, Mar. 15,1pg.

 

1901, Mar. 19,1pg.

Box 1, Folder 2

London, Jack to J.H. "Bert" Applegarth

 

1906, Nov.28,4pp., with envelope

Box 1, Folder 3

London, Jack to Mabel Applegarth

 

1897, Aug. 8,2pp.

 

1898, Nov. 16,1pg.

 

1905, Mar. 2,1pg.

 

1905, Sept. 12,6pp.

Box 1, Folder 4

London, Jack to Mabel Applegarth, with note n.d.

Box 1, Folder 5

London, Jack to daughter, Bess London

 

1906 - 190816 postcards

Box 1, Folder 6

London, Jack, to daughter, Bess London

 

1908, Oct. 28,2pp.

Box 1, Folder 7

London, Jack, to daughter, Joan London

 

1906 - 19099 postcards

Box 1, Folder 8

Pressbook, "Letters of Jack London to James B. Pinker," volume 1, J. London to J. Pinker, 85 letters. Also includes letters to Mr. Pinker referring to Jack London. 1902, Oct 28 - 1906, Nov. 19

 

Shurmer Sibthorp to Pinker, 1904, Jan. 26

 

R.S. Garnett to Pinker, 1906, Mar. 13

 

A. Hutchinson to Pinker, 1906, Dec. 18

 

J. Pinker to J. London, 1904, Sept. 27

 

Stuart Reid to J. London, 1906, May 4

Box 1, Folder 9

Pressbook, "Letters of Jack London to James B. Pinker," volume 2, J. London to J. Pinker, 54 letters. Also includes letters to Mr. Pinker referring to Jack London and/or his estate. 1907, Jan. 25 - 1913, Dec. 5

 

George D. Brett, President of Macmillian Co., to Pinker, 1907, Oct. 16

 

Ninetta Eames, attorney in fact for Jack London, to Pinker,

 

1907, Nov. 30

 

1908, Jan. 2

 

1908, Feb. 27

 

1908, Apr. 3

 

1908, Apr. 21

 

R. Sommerville, Manager of Cassell's General Press, to Pinker, 1908, Oct. 28

 

Hodder & Stroughton to Pinker, 1909, Oct. 19

 

T. Werner Laurie LTD. to Pinker. Includes a copy of an authorization by Jack London for Mr. Hughes Hessie. 1913, Aug. 30

 

A. Byrne, Secretary of and in behalf of Jack London, to Pinker, 1916, July 24

 

Eliza Shepard, Executor of Jack London's estate, to Pinker, 1921, May 25

 

Eliza London Shepard to Pinker, 1927, Dec. 20

 

James B. Pinker & Sons to Mrs. Jack London, (written on the lower part of this letter is a letter from Mrs. Eloiza London Shepard to Pinker, n.d.) 1929, June 26

 

Jack London's letter to Pinker includes a copy of his article defending himself against a charge of plagiarism by a Mr. Frank Harris, 1909, July 1

 

 

Box 1, Folder 10

London, Jack to "Comrades [Socialist Party]," typed copy signed, 1 pg. 1916, Mar. 7

Box 1, Folder 11

London, Jack to unknown, third and final page of a letter with London's signature, 3 inner pages of a letter.

Box 1, Folder 12

London, Jack, 2 facsimilie letters 1900, Jan. 31

Box 1, Folder 13

London, Charmian, outgoing correspondence

 

To Dr. W.S. Porter, envelope, postmarked 1914, Mar. 2

 

To Dr. W.S. Porter, postcard 1919, Dec. 20

 

To Jeanette M. Hitchcock, postcard, 1940, Oct. 30

 

To Jeanette M. Hitchcock, postcard, 1940, Nov. 4

 

To Dr. Porter, note, in an envelope labeled "Jack London's "The Son and the Wolf", frontispiece by Maynard Dixon. n.d.

 

To an unknown, second and final page of a note (was enclosed in "The Book of Jack London" by Charmian London)

Box 1, Folder 14

Unknown to Charmian London, typed letter, 6 pp. 1947, Apr. 29

 

Series II: Literary Manuscripts, 1900 - 1901, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 1

London, Jack; Nine Poems 1901

 

"The Lover's Liturgy," 3 pp.

 

"At Daybreak," 1pg.

 

"The Worker's Tribute to the Tramp (Villanelle)," 1pg.

 

"Gold," 2 pp.

 

"The Socialist's Dream," 2pp.

 

"Je Ris en Espair," 1pg.

 

"Hors de Saison," 2pp.

 

"Ballad of the False Lover," 1 pp.

 

"The Return of Ulysses--A Modern Version," 7 pp.

Box 2, Folder 2

London, Jack; manuscript, "The Jacket," (later called "The Star Roamer,")

 

pp. 1-49

Box 2, Folder 3

London, Jack; manuscript, "The Jacket," (later called "The Star Roamer,")

 

pp. 50-96

Box 2, Folder 4

London, Jack; manuscript, "The Jacket," (later called "The Star Roamer,")

 

pp. 97-146

Box 2, Folder 5

London, Jack; manuscript, "The Jacket," (later called "The Star Roamer,")

 

pp. 147-193

Box 2, Folder 6

London, Jack; manuscript, "The Jacket," (later called "The Star Roamer,")

 

pp. 194-249

Box 2, Folder 7

 

London, Jack; manuscript, "The Little Lady of the Big House," titlepage - p.45

Box 2, Folder 8

 

London, Jack; manuscript, "The Little Lady of the Big House," pp. 46-91

Box 2, Folder 9

 

London, Jack; manuscript, "The Little Lady of the Big House," pp. 92-138

Box 2, Folder 10

 

London, Jack; manuscript, "The Little Lady of the Big House," pp. 139-184

Box 2, Folder 11

 

London, Jack; manuscript, "The Little Lady of the Big House," pp. 185-229

Box 2, Folder 12

 

London, Jack; manuscript, "The Little Lady of the Big House," pp. 230-266

Box 2, Folder 13

London, Jack, 5 carbon typescripts of poems,

 

"Cupid's Deal," 2pp.

 

"A Heart," 4pp.

 

"My Little Palmist," 3pp.

 

"Triolets," 2pp.

 

"Triolets," 1pg. partial copy

Box 2, Folder 14

Applegarth, Edward M., 5 poems

 

"This is the Day of Days--The Day of Death--," (copy as sent to Mr. Clures), 1pg.

 

"The White Silence of the North," 1pg.

 

"Living," 1 pg.

 

"Parting," 1 pg.

 

"Lilith," 1 pg.

 

Series III: Ephemera, 1908 - 1916

Box 2, Folder 15

London's family ephemera

 

Joan London's list of class grades, 1908 June 5

 

Jack London, cancelled check to Consolidated Soda Water Works, Co. for $1.20, 1916, Jan. 8

 

Unused picture postcard "Peche Au Harpon, Tahiti"

 

Series IV: Photographs, 1898, 1907, and n.d.

Box 2, Folder 16

Photographs of Jack London

 

Jack London (2)

 

Jack London, Aunt Louise Applegarth, John Dewey, "Pop Bert" Applegarth, "Chinese Cook",and Mabel Applegarth in Yosemite Park, 1898 (with negative)

 

Jack London, Bess Madden, Mabel Applegarth, and dogs: Yosemite and Pug, (negative of print also included)

 

Jack London and second wife Charmian Kittredge London, taken in 1907 in Honolulu during the sojourn of the "Snark," on her maiden voyage.

 

London

 

Series V: Painting, ca. 1899

Oversize , Box 1

Maynard Dixon's charcoal with ink wash painting for the frontispiece of London's "The Son of Wolf"