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Scope and Content Note

There are nearly three thousand separate manuscripts and manuscript notes in the Jack London Collection. As could be expected, the majority of the manuscripts are those written by Jack London himself. However, a significant number of the manuscripts in the collection were written by other persons: Charmian London, Sinclair Lewis, George Sterling, or others who sent London their work for his commentary or were paid to dramatize Jack London stories.
A complete listing of all the manuscripts in the collection is available in the Jack London Register of Manuscripts --a separate, bound volume located in the reference stacks or by request from the Manuscripts Department. However, in summary, the collection contains written notes, typewritten or holograph versions of almost everything Jack London wrote. The following books are represented in the manuscript collection: The Abysmal Brute, The Acorn Planter, Adventure (including the notes), The Assassination Bureau Ltd., Before Adam, Burning Daylight, Cherry(including a number of variant versions augmented by Charmian London and Jack London's original holographic version), The Cruise of the Snark, Dutch Courage ("Whose Business is to Live" only), Hearts of Three, The House of Pride (including some original artwork for "Koolau the Leper"), The Human Drift ("Nothing That Ever Came to Anything") and "A Classic of the Sea" are not included), The Iron Heel, Jerry of the Islands, John Barleycorn, The Kempton-Wace Letters (incomplete), The Little Lady of the Big House, Lost Face("Flush of Gold" is not included), Love of Life ("Love of Life" and "The Story of Keesh" are not included), Martin Eden, Michael, Brother of Jerry, Moon Face (only "All Gold Canyon" and "Planchette" are available), The Mutiny of the Elsinore, The Night-Born (except "Winged Blackmail" and "Under the Deck Awnings"), On the Makaloa Mat (except "On the Makaloa Mat"), The Red One ("The Hussy" only), Revolution and Other Essays ("The Dignity of Dollars," "The Golden Poppy," "The Shrinkage of the Planet" and "Foma Gordyeeff" are not included), The Road, The Sea-Wolf (this manuscript was burned in the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. The charred cinders cannot be used under any circumstances and may be viewed only with staff approval and assistance), Scorn of Women, Smoke Bellew, A Son of the Sun, South Sea Tales, The Star-Rover, The Strength of the Strong (except "The Enemy of All the World" and "The Dream of Debs"), Theft, The Turtles of Tasman (except "The First Poet"), The Valley of the Moon, War of the Classes (Table of Contents and Preface only), White Fang, and A Wicked Woman. London's manuscripts are arranged by title for each individual piece however. Thus a short story collection such as The Son of the Sun is scattered throughout the manuscripts according to the title of each individual story.
The Collection is also rich in manuscript material written by Charmian London. Included are a number of manuscript versions of The Book of Jack London, Our Hawaii, The Log of the Snark and Charmian's ending to Eyes of Asia (Cherry). Other notable manuscripts include Charmian's diaries from 1900-1947 (these are restricted --special permission from the Jack London estate is required before readers may use the diaries) and her notes for "Us" which later became The Book of Jack London.
Among the manuscripts not written by the London family are those by:



"My Boyhood Days with Jack London."

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A somewhat unreliable, but nonetheless important reminiscence of Jack London's early days in Oakland.

FOX, Barry.


"Nakata, Son of Jack London."

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An article about one of Jack London's later Japanese servants.



"Jack London at Stewart River."

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Recollections of London's months in the Klondike.

LEWIS, Sinclair.


"Plot Summaries."

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Some seventeen ideas for stories and novels which Sinclair Lewis sold to Jack London between 1911 and 1913.

MORRELL, Edward.


"Statement....made to Jack London..."

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An account of Morrell's prison experiences which London used as the basis for The Star-Rover.



"The Prison Tiger."

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Another prison story, which London incorporated into The Star-Rover.




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Some 128 poems, some holograph, some typed, most signed, which George Sterling sent to Jack London during the many years of their friendship.



"Diary of Yukon Experiences."

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A copy of the diary which Thompson made during his trek to Dawson City with Jack London in 1897.

WALLING, Anna Strunsky.


"The Kempton-Wace Letters."

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Anna Walling's notes and writings about the book she and Jack London wrote in 1903.


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Jack London's correspondents included tramps, thieves, housewives, would-be authors and accomplished writers, businessmen and admirers. In short, he received letters from a wide spectrum of humanity. Most of the time, he wrote back or scribbled a note to his secretary, Jack Byrne, who replied for him. There are nearly thirty thousand letters in the collection, including almost four thousand by Jack London, and a lesser number by Jack Byrne and Charmian London. During London's Snark voyage (1907-1909), the job of answering all the correspondence and conducting the business affairs was left to Ninetta Wiley Eames Payne Springer, Charmian's aunt. Her letters are also in the collection.
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by author, and subarranged alphabetically by addressee. Thus London's letters to people come under "L" in the middle of the correspondence. Readers who would like to read not only the letters to Jack London but his replies as well should make this desire known to the Manuscripts Department, who will make arrangements to make the appropriate boxes available. All the correspondence has been fully catalogued. Cards for each author can be found in the alphabetical section of the manuscript catalog. A separate, chronological card file of the London Collection correspondence is also available and can be located in the collection section of the manuscripts catalog.
Although the correspondence in the collection is varied and thus may be appealing to many different research foci, some of the correspondents are of especially noteworthy interest. These significant persons are listed below, along with a notation of the number of letters London wrote to them in reply. More detailed information about the number of letters, call numbers, etc. may be found in the manuscripts catalog.

ABBOTT, James.

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Century Company editor who wrote to London about The Night Born.


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An interesting exchange of letters regarding London's power-of-attorney. 14 letters to an 9 letters from Jack London.

AIKEN, Charles Sedgwich.

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24 letters from Aiken, who was editor of Sunset Magazine and 26 replies from London. The correspondence is business oriented and includes a number of discussions about transportation on the Southern Pacific Railroad. (Londn was paid in transportation by Sunset

ALDEN, Henry Mills.

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20 letters from Alden, who was an editor for Harper and Brothers -mostly requests for stories. Also 3 letters from London.


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2 letters about his family (London was at one time a suitor for Mabel Applegarth. The Collection contains 9 letters from London to Mabel.)


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10 early letters to London regarding his submissions to the magazine. Mostly rejections for his poetry. Also 1 letter from London.

AUSTIN, Mary Hunter.

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4 letters requesting London's assistance with The Man Jesus and inquiry regarding London's Christ novel. Also 3 replies from London. (See the Mary Austin Collection Summary Report for further information about Huntington holdings of Mary Austin.)

AYRES, Daniel Sydney.

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33 letters regarding the motion picture business and screen rights to London's books. Also 16 letters from London.


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L. A humorous exchange of 8 letters about a man "doubling" as Jack London in Montana.

BAMFORD, Frederick Irons.

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The Librarian at Oakland Free Library, Bamford was an early teacher of Jack London. The collection contains 7 letters from Bamford and nearly 50 letters from Charmian and Jack. The exchange of correspondence deals with new books of interest to the Lond ons, the Ruskin Club (a socialist club in Oakland founded by Bamford --London was a member), and London's literature and life. The Franklin Walker Collection at the Huntington Library also contains information about the Bamfords and Jack London.

BARBER, Jackson.

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2 letters to Charmian about a biography of George Sterling.

BARKER, Donald.

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16 letters and telegrams to various persons (including London) regarding the Balboa Amusement Company suit.

BARTON, Everett.

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2 letters about the Stewart River and the Klondike.

BENTEL, George R.

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Over 100 letters to Irving and Eliza Shepard regarding a suit filed in the late 1920's against Columbia Pictures Corporation. Also an equal number of replies by the Shepards.

BERKMAN, Alexander.

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3 letters to London requesting him to write an introduction to Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist.

BERRY, Frederick Forest.

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18 letters regarding socialist literary activities. 2 replies from the Londons.


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5 letters to London from Bishop, who was an old Alaskan acquaintance from the Klondike days.

BLAND, Henry Meade.

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San Jose poet Henry Meade Bland was a sometime member of London's "crowd" and full-time faculty member at the college in San Jose. He wrote to London 13 times between 1905 and 1916 regarding bay area literary activities.


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J. 24 letters from Bohlin and 20 replies from London. Bohlin was London's Swedish publisher.

BOND, Louis Whitford.

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3 1906 letters from the owner of "Jack" the dog, who London immortalized as "Buck" in The Call of the Wild.

BOON, Charles.

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Over 50 letters to London and 2 from him regarding his literary contacts in England.

BOSWORTH, Hobart Van Zandt.

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Over 100 letters to Jack and Charmian London between 1913 and the 1940's. Bosworth was a filmmaker who made a number of London's motion pictures, including the first The Sea-Wolf. Also 31 letters from the Londons in reply.


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The editor for Curtis Brown & Massie, Brandt wrote 20 letters to London regarding his books.

BRETT, George Platt.

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As president of The MacMillan Company, Brett was directly responsible for most of London's published work. The 300 plus letters from Brett and the more than 175 letters from London form the core of London's literary business activities.


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18 letters to London (7 replies) regarding London's boat, Roamer.

CARRUTH, Fred Hayden.

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Editor of Women's Home Companion, Carruth sent 33 letters to London between 1906 and 1913 (there are 11 replies) requesting short stories.


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16 letters from London's publishers in 1912 and 1913. (Also 16 replies.)


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H. 28 letters regarding Australian literary matters. London also replied with 25 letters between 1909 and 1915.


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Chauvet was the former owner of a portion of the Jack London Ranch. His 4 letters regard Kohler ranch matters.


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Torrey. 23 letters from a member of the California Writer's Club, mostly requesting permission to publish London's work. Also 3 letters from Jack London.

CONRAD, Joseph.

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Reply to London's letter of admiration after reading Victory.


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1 letter to London about the conditions of the military prison at Alcatraz.

COSGRAVE, John O'Hara.

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17 letters from New York and Boston concerning literary matters. Also 6 letters from Jack London.

DEBS, Eugene Victor.

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2 letters regarding socialist party matters.

DE CASSERES, Benjamin.

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5 letters to London, and 2 from him about sexuality.

DIBBLE, Oliver.

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6 letters from San Francisco attorney Dibble about formation of the Jack London Grape Juice Company. Also 3 letters from London in reply.

DUNN, Robert.

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3 letters. Dunn was a correspondent with London in Korea.

DUNN, Walter R.

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51 letters regarding the Oakland Socialist Party. Also 7 letters from Jack London.


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7 letters regarding stories for The Black Cat.


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Emerson was a newspaper correspondent who also journeyed to Korea with Jack London. In 1905 he wrote London a letter regarding the case of John W. Finley, a Folsom Prison convict.


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15 letters to London regarding his suit against Slayton Lyceum Bureau. 8 letters from Jack London.

FISKE, Minnie Maddern.

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9 letters from the actress regarding The Scorn of Women. 1 letter from Jack London.

FORD, Alexander Hume.

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15 letters about Hawaii. London replied twice.

FRENCH, Pauline.

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6 letters from Pauline French, who was an old family friend.

FROLICH, Finn Haakon.

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12 letters from sculptor Frolich regarding domestic news, thank you's for hospitality, and information regarding his bust of London.

FROST, Jens.

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27 letters regarding translation rights in German and the Scandinavian languages. Also 21 replies by Jack London.

GALVIN, George W.

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13 letters from Dr. Galvin (M.D.) who was a prominent Boston socialist. London replied in 1915.


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137 letters from Garbutt, mostly regarding Bosworth Inc. matters, copyrights (Garbutt was a lawyer), and the Horkheimer-Noel suit over motion picture rights to The Sea-Wolf. Also 51 letters from Jack London.

GARLAND, Hamlin.

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Telegram supporting Roosevelt for President.


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7 letters regarding anarchy and Alexander Berkman's new book.


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6 letters asking for translation rights to London's works into Esperanto.

GRAF, Peter.

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2 early letters requesting information and assistance with the Intercollegiate Socialist Society.

GROWALL, Willard Lawrence.

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Along with Eliza Shepard, Growall was coexecutor of the Jack London estate. The 100 plus letters (mostly to Eliza Shepard) concern settlement of the estate and other family matters.

HAMILTON, Frank Strawn.

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Hamilton was one of London's philosophical teachers and mentors. The Collection contains only two short letters from him, however.


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13 letters regarding dramatic versions of London's works. Fannie K. Hamilton was a prominent actress in San Francisco.


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4 letters recalling Dawson City days in 1897. Also 1 reply by Jack London.

HARRIMAN, Karl Edwin.

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24 letters regarding Red Book magazine literary business, and 11 letters to Harriman from Jack London.


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11 letters about curios, literary matters, and general news. Harrison's nickname was "Indian." Also 1 letter from Jack London.


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39 letters regarding translation rights and English distribution. The collection also contains 20 letters from Jack London to Heinemann.

HOFFMAN, Elwyn Irving.

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7 letters to Jack London regarding literary friends and acquaintances and literary activities in the San Francisco area. The Huntington's Elwyn Hoffman Collection contains a number of Jack London's replies.


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Almost 60 letters, mostly regarding the Son of the Wolf account (London's first book). Also 3 letters from Jack London.


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Almost 400 letters (and 14 replies) to the Londons regarding English rights to Jack London's works.

IRVINE, Alexander.

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7 letters from Irvine (a minister, author, and Secretary of the Socialist Party of Connecticut), most regarding arrangements for London's "Revolution" speech at Yale University.

JAMES, George Wharton.

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7 letters regarding literary matters from Southern California writer George Wharton James. Also one letter from London in reply.

JOHNS, Cloudesley Tremenhare.

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33 letters from writer Johns who was one of the first writers to admire Jack London's work. The 130 letters London wrote to Johns are rich in details of London's early literary development. The Huntington also has John's autobiography, "Who the Hell is Cloudesley Johns." It contains several chapters about Jack London.

JOHNSON, Martin Elmer.

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Approximately 76 letters from the "Cook of the Snark" who later achieved fame as an explorer. The letters in the Collection concern the voyage of the Snark. There are also 7 letters from London to Johnson.

KASPER, Ralph H.

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43 letters about socialism, cigarettes, tramps, and writing projects. 5 letters in reply from Jack London.


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46 letters from the Cosmopolitan, mostly on literary or business matters. Also 31 letters from London to Kirschner.


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15 letters from Stockton-based Knowles about Delta fishing, fishing, the Roamer,and Charmian's dog "Possum."

LATHAM, Harold Strong.

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100 letters to and 10 from the Londons. Latham was a vice-president of the Macmillan Company.

LEWIS, Sinclair.

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14 letters to Jack London, mostly regarding the business arrangements they made. Lewis supplied London with a number of story plots and summaries. One of the plots was developed by London into The Abysmal Brute. Also 9 letters to Lewis from London.


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Also known as "A No. 1" Livingston was a tramp friend of Jack London's and a writer. Livingston wrote 12 letters to the Londons about tramping, general hobo news, his new books, and a report of a Jack London "double." Also 1 letter from Jack London.

LOCKLY, Frederick E.

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19 letters, mostly literary in nature. Lockly was one-time editor of Sunsetand later joined The Pacific Monthly. The collection also contains 4 letters from London to Lockly.

LONDON, Elizabeth May Maddern.

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15 letters. Bess was London's first wife. With two exceptions, the letters were written after their 1905 divorce and are concerned with the couple's two children, Becky and Joan.

LONDON, Flora Wellman.

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1 letter to Mr. Colpus (Harry Holden) making arrangements to meet with Jack London. Flora London was Jack London's mother.

LYDSTON, G. Frank.

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22 letters, mostly sociological subjects such as crime, People of the Abyss,crime and heredity, and implantation of sex organs. 6 letters from London.


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Interesting letter about Cornelia Otis Skinner and the death of Minnie Maddern Fiske.

MARBURY, Elizabeth.

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28 letters to London regarding dramatic rights to his books. 9 letters from Jack London.


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2 letters to London inviting him to join his friends for social occasions. Martinez was an artist and good friend.

MASSIE, Hughes.

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More than 200 letters from the president of Hughes Massie and Company, London's English agents. All the letters are business-oriented.


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Matthews was one of London's close neighbors and friends. The 40-odd letters from Matthews and the 7 from London deal with horses, ranch details, general news, Oakland real estate, and London's children. An intimate, warm correspondence.


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Approximately 20 letters regarding the legal matters and claims against the Jack London estate.

MILLARD, Bailey.

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Editor of Cosmopolitan, Millard wrote to London on 15 different occasions regarding stories for the magazine.

MILLER, Joan London.

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Jack London's daughter Joan wrote to him (or Charmian or Eliza) on several occasions. The collection contains 49 letters from her to her father, stepmother, or aunt, most involving a request for clothing or money. There are also 14 letters from Miller to Alfred Shivers, a professor of English, in which Joan talks about her father and mother.

MORRELL, Edward H.

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An interesting series of 10 letters discussing prison life, money matters, mining property, and The Star-Rover. Also 3 letters from London.


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7 letters suggesting a dramatic partnership with Jack London, theme for a play, and The Scorn of Women. Also 9 letters from Jack London.

NICHOLS, Walter H.

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40 letters to London (18 replies) all regarding a dramatic version of "South of the Slot."

NOEL, Joseph J.

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Over 100 letters on a variety of subjects. Noel (who was author of Footloose in Arcadia, a reminiscence, in part, of Jack London) involved London in a number of schemes including the Millergraph Corporation. He and London quarrelled over the motion picture rights to The Sea-Wolf. The important exchange includes 59 letters from London to Noel.

O'HARA, John Myers.

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Poet O'Hara wrote a poem entitled "Atavism." London borrowed it for The Call of the Wild. The 8 letters (1 from London) discuss this and other literary matters.

ORFANS, Spiro.

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33 letters from Orfans, 7 from London on ethnological and racial heritage. An interesting if controversial exchange.

PEASE, Lute.

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20 letters from Pacific Monthly editor Lute Pease. The subject is generally Martin Eden. Also 8 letters from Jack London.

PHILLIPS, John Sanburn.

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An early exchange (36 from Phillips) of letters regarding London's first work. Phillips was editor for McClure's.


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65 letters. Also 56 letters from Jack London. The correspondence is literary in the beginning, more friendly toward the end. Phillips was an editor for the Cosmopolitan.

PINKER, James Brand.

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116 letters, mostly dry, business letters from London's first English agent. London's replies are part of Stanford University's Jack London Collection.

REYNOLDS, Paul Revere.

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Over 100 letters. Reynolds was a literary agent.

RICHTER, Conrad Michael.

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2 letters from Richter before he became famous as a writer. The first asks for a job, the second proposes that he become London's secretary.

SCHARFF, Justus.

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3 letters concerning the yacht Snark.

SHIPMAN, Ernest.

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16 letters about "A Piece of Steak," Bosworth Inc., and the motion picture industry. Also 5 letters from London to Shipman.

SHURTLEFF, Clarence E.

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19 letters regarding the Hollywood scene, motion picture contracts, and the suit with Columbia Pictures.

SINCLAIR, Upton Beall.

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44 letters to London requesting literary advice, an introduction to The Jungle,contributions for The Cry for Justice, general socialist information, and literary matters. London's replies are at the Lilly Library in Indiana.


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35 letters to London regarding bookings for his speaking tour. Also 5 letters from London. Jack London later sued Slayton Lyceum Bureau.


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The 32 letters from London's friend "Greek" and 33 letters from "Wolf" (Jack London) form one of the most important, intimate exchanges of correspondence in the collection. The letters are filled with literary advice, gossip, news, and information. The Huntington Library's George Sterling Collection also contains material of interest to Jack London scholars.

TRAIN, Arthur Cheney.

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An important series of more than 100 letters dealing with London's copyright fights, the Authors' League, the motion picture industry, and the suit against Columbia Pictures.


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An Oakland socialist, Tuck's 15 letters to London are filled with information regarding the Bay Area labor movement and the socialist party.

UMBSTAETTER, Herman Daniel.

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5 letters to Jack London requesting stories for The Black Cat. Also 2 letters from London to Umbstaetter.


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44 letters, some regarding German translation rights, others filled with family news or literary gossip. London wrote 16 letters to Untermann.

WALLING, Anna Strunsky.

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6 letters to Jack and Charmian. Anna Walling was one of London's closest friends in 1903. The Huntington Library's Walling Collection contains more than 100 letters from Jack London, most of them written very early in his career.

WELCH, Galbraith.

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Nearly 150 letters from Galbraith Welch, who was American Manager of Curtis, Brown and Massie. All the letters are of business matters. Also 27 letters from London.


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3 amusing letters trying to sell Jack London deer heads.

WILSHIRE, Gaylord.

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21 letters. Subjects include socialism, literature, Anna Strunsky Walling, the Haywood affair, the Snark, and Upton Sinclair.

Irving Stone File

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This file consists of over 100 letters to and from Irving Stone and Charmian London. Also included are a few contracts, a short manuscript, and a few letters from other persons, including Eliza Shepard. The file documents the relationship between Stone and London, and its eventual deterioration as publication of Sailor on Horsebackbecame imminent. This file has been restricted until Irving Stone's death at the request of the Jack London estate. [The Irving Stone File (Box 434) was opened for research on March 30, 1993.]

Harvey Taylor File

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The Harvey Taylor File documents the relationship between Harvey Taylor (who for a time was bibliographer, then supposed agent for the London estate) and Charmian London. The two-box file consists entirely of letters, mostly between Charmian Kittredge London and Harvey Taylor. A few letters from Eliza Shepard are also included. At the request of the Jack London estate, this file has been restricted until the death of Harvey Taylor. [The Harvey Taylor File (Boxes 435 and 436) was opened for research on March 30, 1993.]

Kittredge File

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The Kittredge File consists of manuscripts, letters, documents, and genealogical material pertaining to Charmian Kittredge London's family. The six-box file is rich in material documenting Charmian Kittredge (and Ninetta Wiley Eames Payne Springer's) heritage. Among the more interesting pieces in the file are: Dayelle Wiley Kittredge's "Diary of a Trip from Oshkosh, Wisconsin," her seven letters to her sister, Ninetta Wiley Eames Payne Springer and mother, Catherine Growall Wiley, and the letters from them. All the correspondence in the Kittredge File is filed in the Manuscripts Catalog and is designated by the call number "JLK."


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The vast majority of documents in the London Collection (Boxes 443-456) are literary contracts either for Jack London to write a story, a publisher to publish a book, or a dramatist to dramatize one of London's stories. Also included in this section of the collection are the legal papers regarding Charmian's 1928 suit against Columbia Pictures, London's 1905 divorce from Bessie Maddern London, his suit against Joseph J. Noel and the Millergraph and Biograph Companies, and his suit against Slayton Lyceum Bureau. There are also some land documents pertaining to the Jack London Ranch. All the documents have been individually catalogued. Cards are filed in the alphabetical section of the manuscripts catalog and the Jack London Collection file in the chronological manuscripts catalog.

Photographic Prints

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Prints can be found in Boxes 457-463. The photographs are all original (either contemporary prints made prior to 1917 or later prints made from the original negative). Each print is filed in its own envelope. The photographs are arranged by subject. In cluded in this section are a number of photographs of Elizabeth Wiley Baxter; Marshall and Louis Bond; Romaine Fielding; Hawaiian scenes (such as Diamond Head); Jack London Ranch scenes (including the cottage where the Londons lived, the dam and lake, euc alyptus fields, Jack London's gravesite, and the vineyards); George Wharton James; Martin Johnson; Dayelle and Willard Kittredge; Charmian London (over 31 photographs from 1879-1940); Elizabeth May Maddern London; Flora Wellman London; Jack London (over 54 photographs from 1896-1916); John London; Joan London Miller; New York, New York; Edward Biron Payne; Virginia Prentiss; Ninetta Wiley Eames Payne Springer; Louis Edwin Stevens; Vallejo, California; Venice, Italy; Vera Cruz, Mexico; Wake Robin Lodge (in Glen Ellen, California); Anna Strunsky Walling; and Jack London's Wolf House, as well as an array of South Sea Island photographs, some featuring Jack London's yacht Snark.Each photograph is individually numbered with a "JLP" prefix and can be copied by the Huntington Photographic Department with permission from the Jack London Estate.

Photographic Positives

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The photographic positives (ektapan "inner positives") have been copied from original negatives in Jack London's negative collection. The original negatives are now deposited with the State of California. Since these positives were made directly from the negative, without going through a print process, the quality is generally good. However, readers should discuss their duplication needs with the Photographic Department of the Curator of Photographs before ordering prints from these positives. Permission from the Jack London estate is also required.
The photographic positives have been divided into twenty-two subject categories. Following is a brief list of each category, along with a resume of the contents.


Ordering Information : Each of the proceding categories has been assigned one JLP number. To order a print, please include this number and also the number found beside the photograph, e.g. JLP 437 # 7, Jack and Charmian London.

"Yosemite, 1890" (JLP 416).

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27 photographs of a trip Charmian made to Yosemite in 1890. Featured are scenic snapshots and a few photographs of Charmian London, Ninetta Springer, and Roscoe Eames.

"Maine, 1905" (JLP 417).

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46 photographs, mostly of Jack London or scenic shots of Maine, New York City, and a few of Jamaica. The snapshots were taken on London's honeymoon. There are also a few photographs of Anna Strunsky Walling.

"Jack's Houses" (JLP 418).

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70 photographs of the houses London lived in as a young boy and man. Also included are photographs of Cole School, Franklin School, Jack and Bess at Santa Cruz, and a number of portraits of Jack London.

"Piedmont - Venice, 1901-1902" (JLP 419).

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36 photographs of Venice, New York, Kent, England, Ireland, and a number of photographs of Elizabeth Wiley and Harley Wiley.

"People and Places" (JLP 420).

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67 photographs, including some of George Sterling, Charmian London, Anna Strunsky Walling, Ninetta Wiley Eames Payne Springer, and Edward Biron Payne. Also a number of views of the Jack London Ranch, some Mexican scenes, and a few photographs of the Bo hemian Russian River Grove.

"Korea I, II, III, 1904" (JLP 421-423).

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315 photographs taken by Jack London of the Russo-Japanese War in Korea. Also included are a few photographs of Japan. The photographs feature Japanese and Russian soldiers and artillery, Korean scenes and religious buildings, villages, some fishing scenes, and a few photographs of Jack London.

" Spray Trip, 1904" (JLP 424).

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39 photographs, including a number of Katie Peterson, a few of Cloudesley Johns, and others aboard the Spray.

"People, 1905-1906" (JLP 425).

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95 photographs of George Sterling, Carolyn Rand Sterling, Joan London Miller, Becky London Fleming, Xavier Martinez, Charmian Kittredge London, Manyoungi, Constance Skinner, Luther Burbank, Edgar Lucien Larkin, and Jack London. Most of the photographs were taken in Glen Ellen. A few were taken in Oakland, Santa Rosa, or Los Angeles, California.

"Monterey - Jamaica, 1905-1906" (JLP 426).

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69 photographs. The Jamaica scenes were taken by Jack London while on his honeymoon in 1905. Included are photographs of Kingston Harbor and country scenes. The Monterey photographs include a number of coastal scenes and the Carmel Mission. Only Jack and Charmian London are featured in the photographs, although a few unidentified people appear in some of the Jamaican scenes.

"Building of the Snark, 1906" (JLP 427).

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43 photographs of the Snark in Oakland, at sea, and its crew: Jack London, Charmian London, Roscoe Eames, Herman Whitaker, and Manyoungi.

"Hawaii Including Molokai, Maui, and Oahu, 1907" (JLP 428).

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More than 125 photographs. Scenes include the Fourth of July parade on Molokai, coastal scenes on Molokai, a rodeo on Maui, Pearl Harbor, and the Haleakala crater. Jack and Charmian London are featured in many of the photographs.

"French Polynesia, Fiji, Samoa, 1908" (JLP 429).

Scope and Content Note

134 photographs, many of native huts and villages. Also featured are Charmian London, Ernest "Nature Man" Darling, Martin Johnson, and Jack London. Places include Tahiti, the Marquesas, Savii, Papeete Tahiti, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Samoa, Suva, Manua, and the Snark at sea. Also shown is the ship S.S. Mariposa.

"Solomon Islands, 1908" (JLP 430).

Scope and Content Note

Over 128 photographs, many of Solomon Island natives. Included are the photographs of London's Nianota trip, scenes of Tasman, Solomon Islands, New Hebrides, Malaita, Guadalcanal, a Penduffryn masquerade, and a few scattered photographs of Hawaii. Jack and Charmian London are featured in many of the photographs. There are a few pictures of Martin Johnson.

" S. S. Tymeric Voyage, 1908- 1909" (JLP 431).

Scope and Content Note

42 photographs, including many of the Tymeric crew and scenes of Ecuador (including Quito).

" Roamer Trips, 1910-1914" (JLP 432).

Scope and Content Note

115 photographs. Most of the photographs were taken in Oakland or along the Sacramento River delta and feature Jack London, Charmian London, Ernest Matthews, Nakata, French Frank, Edward Payne, and Ninetta Springer.

"Ranch, 1910-1913" (JLP 433).

Scope and Content Note

104 photographs. Early scenes of the Jack London Ranch, most featuring livestock. A number of pictures of Charmian or Jack London on horseback. Neuadd Hillside is prominent in a number of the photographs as well. Other horses include Belle, Don Sonoma, and Fleet.

"Ranch, 1912-1916" (JLP 434).

Scope and Content Note

Many of the 110 photographs are of scenes of the Valley of the Moon. There are some pictures of London's Truckee trip, a few pictures of Sonoma Creek, the ranch buildings, and Wolf House. A number of stunning photographs of the building of the twin silos. Very few photographs with people, although those included are Charmian and Jack London, Edgar Larkin, Nakata, and Maude McNerviary, the ranch cook.

"Vera Cruz, 1914" (JLP 436).

Scope and Content Note

53 photographs of the Mexican Revolution. Most of the pictures are of artillery, ships, or Panuco oil fields in Tampico. People featured include Jack and Charmian London, General F.D. Evans, Major General B.C. Lockwood, Lieutenant Hayes, General Funston, Captain J.B. Allison, Colonel Van Vlict, and Captain Davidson. Also included are photographs of the Seventh Infantry and Fort Crockett.

Oahu, 1915" (JLP 437).

Scope and Content Note

40 photographs, most of Jack London and Charmian London in Pahoa. A few of Elizabeth Wiley at Beach Walk, and some island scenes.

"Ranch, After 1917" (JLP 435).

Scope and Content Note

A number of photographs of the ranch, some featuring Charmian London. A few of the 22 pictures are of Laurie Smith.

Photograph Albums and Large Albums

Scope and Content Note

Most of the photographs Jack and Charmian London took on their travels and at home were pasted into ninety-three small and thirty large photo albums. The Huntington Library's Jack London Collection contains only one of these albums: The DirigoVoyage, 1912. Almost all the other albums are still owned by the Shepard family. In 1976, these albums were loaned to the Library for the purpose of copying. [The original albums were donated to the Library in 1983 but will not be made generally available for research.] Each photograph was copied (and each page of the album was also copied in its entirety) on thirty-five millimeter roll film. Contact prints of these photographs have been assembled and are available for reference in B oxes 486-510. Each box contains five albums.
Ordering Information : Each photograph has a number printed directly on the negative. To order a photograph, please give the number beside the picture, the JLP number of the album, the title and number of the album, and desc ribe the photograph. Readers are cautioned that the quality of reproduction from these albums may not be suitable for publication and are requested to consult with the Photographic Department or Curator of Photographs before ordering copies.
London titled each album as it was finished. These titles (which serve as rough subject guides) are:
album 1- 13:

Korea, Japan, Etc.

album 14:

Very Earliest Photographs

album 15:

Friends, Old Friends

album 16:

The Crowd, Miscellaneous (including George Sterling)

album 17:

In This Our World

album 18:

Me, I Myself (portraits of Jack London)

album 19:

Jack, Himself

album 20:

Joan and Bess

album 21:

The Little Woman (Charmian London)

album 22:

The Kid Woman (Charmian London)

album 23:

Family and Friends

album 24:

The Spray, Bohemian Grove

album 25:

Southern California, 1905 Voyage of the Spray, Glen Ellen

album 26:

Some Friends and Bohemian Grove

album 27:

Belle and Her Kind (album of horses)

album 28:

People of the Abyss (London photographs)

album 29:

My People and Some Others (Charmian London's family)

album 30:

Schoolmates and Others (Charmian London's friends)

album 31:

From West to East, 1900-1901 (Charmian London's trip)

album 32:

In the County of Sonoma

album 33:

The Valley of the Moon

album 34:

The Beauty Ranch

album 35:

The Ranch

album 36:

About the Ranch

album 37:

Cruise of the Spray 1904, Glen Ellen 1905, Joan and Bess 1905-1906

album 38:

Persons and Places

album 39:

Jack and His Dwelling Places

album 40:

Here and There (California scenes)

album 41:

Earthquake (1906), California Scenes

album 42:

San Francisco, Week of April 18, 1906

album 43:

The Pacific Coast, California

album 44:

Maine to Jamaica 1905-1906

album 45:

Cuba and Florida 1906

album 46:

Nevada and Arizona

album 47:

The Snark

album 48:

Concerning the Snark

album 49:


album 50:

Hawaii, 1915

album 51:


album 52:

Maui, Oahu, Hawaii

album 53:

Molokai Number One

album 54:

Molokai Number Two

album 55:

Molokai Number Three

album 56:

Under the Southern Cross

album 57:

Tahiti and the Marquesas

album 58:

The Dangerous Archipelago

album 59:

Fair Tahiti

album 60:

The Society Islands

album 61:

Samoa, Fiji, New Hebrides

album 62:

Bora Bora and Samoa

album 63:

The Terrible Solomons Number One

album 64:

The Terrible Solomons Number Two

album 65:

Australia (1908)

album 66:

The Mariposa and Tahiti

album 67:

Tymeric Voyage 1909

album 68:

South America 1909

album 69:

Roamer 1910 (California scenes)

album 70:

Roamer 1911, 1912, 1913

album 71:

Navigating Four Horses Number One (London's trip to Oregon)

album 72:

Navigating Four Horses Number Two

album 73:

Dirigo Voyage 1912

album 74:


album 75:


album 76:

Things of Beauty

album 77:


album 78:

Live Wires

album 79:

A Dream of Fair Women (Charmian London)

album 80:

Small Folk

album 81:

Over the World

album 82:

California (and the Bohemian Club High Jinks)

album 83:

Vera Cruz Number One

album 84:

Verz Cruz Number Two

album 85:

The World We Live In

album 86:

Roamer 1914-1915 and Truckee

album 87:

France and Belgium

album 88:

Hawaii 1916

album 89:

Little Children

album 90:

The Wonder of the World

album 91:


album 92:

Yoshimatsu Nakata

album 93:

Lunn's Summer Photographs (of Glen Ellen)

album LA 1:

Russo- Japanese War 1904

album LA 2:

Men and Women

album LA 3:

Folk and Folks (including the 1914-1915 Bohemian Club High Jinks)

album LA 4:

Just People

album LA 5:


album LA 6:


album LA 7:

We Two

album LA 8:

The World Over

album LA 9:


album LA 10:


album LA 11:


album LA 12:

The Solomon Islands

album LA 13:

In Cannibal Isles

album LA 14:

The Beauty of the World

album LA 15:

Samoa and Fiji

album LA 16:

Some Living Rainbows

album LA 17:

New England, Jamaica, and Other Places

album LA 18:

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures

album LA 19:

The Galleries

album LA 20:

The Galleries

album LA 21:


album LA 22:


album LA 23:

Hawaii Nei

album LA 24:


album LA 25:

French Provinces

album LA 26-29:

Missing from the Jack London Ranch and were not filmed.



Scope and Content Note

The Ephemera section of the Jack London Collection consists of printed materials such as receipts and articles, business papers and notes, copies of poems, prose and essays, ranch notes, and Jack London's subject file. The section is contained in Boxes 518-590 of the Collection, and each folder has been assigned its own JLE number for ready reference. Following is a brief summary of each category in the Ephemera section.
Box (Boxes 518- 521).

"Articles and Fiction"

Scope and Content Note

These boxes contain newspaper and magazine articles written by or about Jack London. Boxes 519-521 consist entirely of articles and stories written by Jack London. (See end of this report for list of contents of Boxes 519-521.) Many of the articles in the first box were written by Charmian London. Other authors include Frederick Irons Bamford, Frederick O'Brien, May Sinclair, Ninetta Springer, and George Sterling.
Box (Box 522).

"Autograph Requests"

Scope and Content Note

A small collection of miscellaneous letters written to Jack London in solicitation of an autograph. The letters are arranged alphabetically by author, A-Z.
Box (Boxes 533-534).

"Bank Account"

Scope and Content Note

Includes London's checkbook registers for 1905-1916, a few Merchant's National Bank statements, and checks written by Jack London.
Box (Box 535).


Scope and Content Note

A collection of catalogs solicited or otherwise received by Jack London. Quite a few farming implement catalogs are included, as are publisher's book catalogs.
Box (Boxes 536-538).

"Financial Receipts, Statements and Accounts"

Scope and Content Note

Receipts from merchant accounts London had. Arranged alphabetically by company. Included are London's royalty accounts with Curtis Brown and Massie, Doubleday Page and Company, Houghton Mifflin Company, Hughes Massie and Company, and the Macmillan Comp any. Also a few farming accounts.
Box (Box 539).

"Income Tax Returns and Financial Statements"

Scope and Content Note

Returns and statements from Jack and Charmian London for 1913-1927. Also one 1908 return for the United Kingdom.
Box (Boxes 540-562).

"Jack London Subject File"

Scope and Content Note

London arranged clippings, pamphlets, and other notes according to subject. This subject file recreates his filing system and arranges London's clippings in accordance with it. The subjects include:

(Box 540): Alaska, Anarchy, Anglo Saxon, Anthropology Atheism, Authors' League of American, Books.


(Box 541): Canal, Cement, Characters, Copyright, Crime, Dancing, DeCasseres, Dogs, Drama, Ethnology.


(Box 542): Fiction.


(Box 543): Free Will, Freedom of Speech, Freud, Future Fiction, Gonorrhea, Great Britain, Hawaii, Hoboes, Horses, I.W.W., Irrational Management.


(Box 544): Japan, John Barleycorn, Journalism, Jung, Klondike, Labor, Law, League to Enforce Peace, Leprosy, London.


(Box 545): Man, Management, Medical, Mexico, Miscellaneous, Molokai, Moses, Motion Pictures, Occult, Orchard, Philosophy.


(Boxes 546-548): Poetry. Mostly copies of poems London found appealing. (Box 549): Poetry--Gay.


(Box 550): Poetry--Grave.


(Box 551): Prose Excerpts.


(Box 552): Plays, Plots, Prisons, Prohibition, Prostitution, Psychology, Publishing, Pyorrhea, Religion, Russo-Japanese War.


(Box 553): Quotations and Excerpts.


(Box 554): Science.


(Box 555): Socialism.


(Box 556): The Sea, Sea Fiction, Selling, Shakespeare, Short Stories, Signa, Sociology, Solomons, South Seas, Spiritualism, Stories to Read, Story Motif, Syndicalism, Tatooing, Tipping, Transportation, Travel, Woman, Woodruff, Writing.


(Box 557): Trade Unionism.


(Boxes 558-560): War.


(Box 561): World.


(Box 562): Yachts.

Box (Box 563).

"Magazine Notebooks"

Scope and Content Note

Clippings from magazines which London had bound together.
Box (Box 564).

"Motion Pictures"

Scope and Content Note

Reviews of motion pictures based upon Jack London's works. Also a few advertisements and miscellaneous articles.
Box (Boxes 565-575).


Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets from London's library, arranged alphabetically by author. A number of the pamphlets are annotated by London.
Box (Box 576).


Scope and Content Note

Articles about celebrities or people Jack London knew. Included are Gertrude Atherton, Rex Beach, Hobart Bosworth, William Chaney, Samuel Clemens, Ina Coolbrith, William Ellsworth, Anatole France, Henry Frick, Finn Frolich, Hilda Gilbert, Emma Goldman, Wilfred Gribble, George Heinold, Johnny Jeinold, James Hopper, Martin Johnson, Charmian Jeanne London, Elizabeth Maddern London, Sybil London, Joan London Miller, Joseph Noel, Jake Oppenheimer, Herbert Heron Peet, Charles Piper, Eliza Shepard, James Shep ard, Upton Sinclair, Ninetta Springer, George Sterling, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Ernest Untermann.
Box (Box 577).

"People: Charmian London"

Scope and Content Note

Articles about Charmian, from 1911-1955, including obituaries.
Box (Boxes 578-580).

"People: Jack London"

Scope and Content Note

Articles written in newspapers and magazines mentioning or concerning Jack London. Box 580 contains London's obituaries, filed chronologically.
Box (Box 581).

"Ranch and Barn Scrapbook"

Scope and Content Note

A few receipts, drawings, and addresses of persons connected with the building of the Jack London Ranch.
Box (Boxes 582-583).

"Ranch Notes"

Scope and Content Note

An extremely rich source of material about the construction of the Jack London Ranch, including many notes written by Jack London or Eliza Shepard about the farm, clippings London culled about farming and ranching, a few notes about the Wolf House, and material about London's ill-fated investment in eucalyptus trees.
Box (Box 584).

"Rejection Slips"

Scope and Content Note

Notes (mostly printed) sent to London by publishers. Filed alphabetically by publisher.
Box (Boxes 585-586).


Scope and Content Note

Magazine and newspaper reviews of Jack London's works. Filed alphabetically by title of London's book or story.
Box (Boxes 587-588).

" Snark Receipts"

Scope and Content Note

Collection of receipts and bills incurred during construction of the yacht Snark,including Hawaiian repairs. Filed alphabetically by company name.
Box (Boxes 589-590).


Scope and Content Note

Articles not part of London's subject file, filed according to topic. Included are materials about the Jack London Club, the Jack London Memorial Library, Jack London Grape Juice Company, and London's copyright certificates.


Scope and Content Note

The Jack London scrapbooks were assembled first by Jack and then by Charmian London. Included are most of London's clippings, reviews of his books, and newspaper accounts of his activities. The scrapbooks form the single most important printed source of London's life and literary work, and give an excellent overview of how London was seen in his own time. The scrapbooks have been microfilmed, and copies of articles in the scrapbooks may be made only from this microfilm. The microfilm is in Box 517.
The scrapbooks are arranged roughly in chronological order.
scrapbook 1:


scrapbook 2:


scrapbook 3:


scrapbook 4:


scrapbook 5:


scrapbook 6:


scrapbook 7:


scrapbook 8:


scrapbook 9:


scrapbook 10:

1910 to July 1911

scrapbook 11:

July 1911 to March 1913

scrapbook 12:

April 1913-May 1914

scrapbook 13:


scrapbook 14:

1913-1915 (motion pictures)

scrapbook 15:

Miscellaneous articles

scrapbook 16:

1911 articles by or about Jack London

scrapbook 17:

Pamphlets and brochures

scrapbook 18:

Reviews of The Book of Jack London

scrapbook 19:

Magazine articles about Jack London

scrapbook 20:

Magazine articles about Charmian London

scrapbook 21:

Log of the Snark articles

scrapbook 22:


scrapbook 23:


scrapbook 24:


scrapbook 25:


scrapbook 26:


scrapbook 27:




Scope and Content Note

The London Collection contains sixty-four broadsides (JLB 1-64). Included in this category are the newspaper articles London wrote from Korea, a few posters advertising his books, and a motion picture poster advertising The Sea-Wolf:

JLB 1 Poster for "The Sea Wolf" (movie), Lyceum Theatre, Scranton, PA, 1915.


JLB 2 Poster for Jack London Centennial, 1976.


JLB 3 London, Jack. "From Dawson to the Sea." Buffalo Express, June 4, 1899.


JLB 4 "Here Are the First Pictures Direct From the Seat of War in Korea" (taken by JL). San Francisco Examiner, April 4, 1904.


JLB 5 Martinez, Xavier. "Silhouette Portraits of Jack London and George Sterling." Circa 1910.


JLB 6 Allan, Keith. "Jack London Manuscript for Sale in Santa Rosa." Press Democrat, July 10, 1966.


JLB 7 Newspaper account of Jack London's death and funeral. Sonoma Valley Expositor, November 29, 1916.


JLB 8 Newspaper advertisement for unpublished story called "Poppy Cargo." Evening Graphic, July 9, 1931.


JLB 9 Black, Ernestine. Charmian London comments on British sex scandal. San Francisco Call, March 9, 1925.


JLB 10 Bland, Henry Meade. "A Chat With Charmian London." Oakland Tribune, August 13, 1922.


JLB 11 Burlesque of celebrities (including JL) by Dutch Treat Club. Newspaper article dated February 28, 1915.


JLB 12 Charmian ABC." Venstrebladet, July 4, 1922.


JLB 13 Christiansen, Einar. Article about Jack London from Iste Mai, November 1921.


JLB 14 Did Sherman Entertain Famous Jack London?" Newspaper article dated February 1, 1915.


JLB 15 Issues of The Dyea Trail (June 25, 1898) and The Klondike News (April 1, 1898).


JLB 16 Hopkins, Ernest J. "Jack London Drives Two Horses." San Francisco Bulletin, November 18, 1916.


JLB 17 Review of "The Jacket." The Outlook, August 7, 1915.


JLB 18 "Jack London's Land." Swedish newspaper, 1922.


JLB 19 "Jack London's Love of the Strenuous." Rockford Morning Star, July 31, 1910.


JLB 20 "Widow Mourns Loss of Jack London's Last Yacht." Oakland Tribune, August 6, 1930.


JLB 21 Lewis, Lena Morris. "A Sketch of Jack London." Alaska Labor News, December 2, 1916.


JLB 22 "Life and Literary Work of Jack London, by Charmian London, Subject of Berkeley Pen Women Lecture." The Wasp, September 13, 1924.


JLB 23 "Literary Critics Nominate for Pulitzer Prize." Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 30, 1939.


JLB 24 "The Trail of the Serpent" (Chapter 12). Oakland Tribune, June 11, 1922.


JLB 25 London, Jack. "How Jack London Got In and Out of Jail in Japan." San Francisco Examiner, February 27, 1904.


JLB 26 "Story of a Typhoon Off the Coast of Japan" (Jack London's first story). San Francisco Call, October 9, 1920.


JLB 27 London, Jack. "To Build a Fire." Sunday Chronicle, December 25, 1938.


JLB 28 London, Jack. "What Life Means to Me." San Francisco Bulletin, December 2, 1916.


JLB 29 Marshall, Marguerite Moors. "John Barleycorn's Sister Jane of New York Only a Sporadic Type, Says Jack London." San Francisco, January 22, 1914.


JLB 30 "Michael and the Jack London Club." Boston Sunday Post, March 31, 1918.


JLB 31 Millard, Bailey. "Jack London's Promise Comes True." Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, May 20, 1934.


JLB 32 London, Joan. "Soviet Women Have No Time for Household." San Francisco Chronicle, July 3, 1932.


JLB 33 Announcement of Joan London's marriage. Oakland Tribune, February 11, 1921.


JLB 34 "Mme. Jack London a Garde un Inoubliable Souvenir." Paris-Midi, July 29, 1929.


JLB 35 Moriarty, Bud. "Jack London, Famous California Writer, Started Career in Eastbay Cities." Oakland Tribune, March 22, 1936.


JLB 36 Lyman, Frank. "Sonoma County in Spring Garb for Motorist's Delight" (mentions JL's Wolf House). San Francisco Examiner, March 31, 1940.


JLB 37 "Mrs. Jack London is Guest of Club." Hilo Daily Tribune, February 18, 1920.


JLB 38 Cigarette ad using JL's "The Call of the Wild" in text and illustration. San Francisco Examiner, September 15, 1932.


JLB 39 Stone, Irving. "Jack London." Hemmets Journal, November 3, 1938.


JLB 40 Thomas, Homer. "Jack London Life Novel Stirs Row." Oakland Post-Enquirer, March 28, 1925.


JLB 41 "The Trail of the Serpent - Twenty Famous Authors Wrote World's Greatest Collaborative Fiction Serial." Oakland Tribune, March 13, 1922.


JLB 42 "Wit vs. Work" (cites JL's life as an example). Boston Daily Globe, August 22, 1915.


JLB 43 Yorick. "On the Margin." States that "The Sea Wolf" and "Jack Barleycorn" should be required reading in schools. San Diego Union, March 14, 1915.


JLB 44 Four issues of "Youth's Companion" featuring: "Chased By the Trail" (September 26, 1907); "The Fuzziness of Hoockla-Heen" (July 3, 1902); "To Build a Fire" (May 29, 1902); "Up the Slide" (October 25, 1906).


JLB 45 London, Jack. "Japanese Officers Consider Everything a Military Secret." San Francisco Examiner, June 26, 1904.


JLB 46 London, Jack. "Troubles of War Correspondent in Starting for the Front." San Francisco Examiner, April 4, 1904.


JLB 47 London, Jack. "Interpreters and How They Cause Trouble." San Francisco Examiner, April 26, 1904.


JLB 48 London, Jack. "Japanese Supplies Rushed to the Front By Man and Beast." San Francisco Examiner, June 19, 1904.


JLB 49 London, Jack. "Advancing Russians Nearing Japan's Army." San Francisco Examiner, March 3, 1904.


JLB 50 London, Jack. "Examiner Writer Sent Back to Seoul." San Francisco Examiner, April 25, 1904.


JLB 51 London, Jack. "Jack London's Graphic Story of Japs Driving Russians Across Yalu River." San Francisco Examiner, June 4, 1904.


JLB 52 London, Jack. "Cossacks Fight Then Retreat." San Francisco Examiner, April 19, 1904.


JLB 53 London, Jack. "Great Socialist Vote Explained." San Francisco Examiner, November 10, 1904.


JLB 54 London, Jack. "How Jack London Got In and Out of Jail in Japan." San Francisco Examiner, February 27, 1904.


JLB 55 London, Jack. "How the Hermit Kingdom Behaves in Time of War." San Francisco Examiner, April 17, 1904.


LB 56 London, Jack. "Russian Warships Patrol Pe-Chili Gulf. San Francisco Examiner, April 7, 1904.


JLB 57 London, Jack. "Japan's Invasion of Korea As Seen By Jack London." San Francisco Examiner, March 4, 1904.


JLB 58 London, Jack. "Japanese Army's Equipment Excites Great Admiration." San Francisco Examiner, April 3, 1904.


JLB 59 London, Jack. "Japanese Swim Cold River Under Fire." San Francisco Examiner, June 9, 1904.


JLB 60 London, Jack. "Footsore, Dazed and Frozen, the Japanese Trudge Through Korea." San Francisco Examiner, April 18, 1904.


JLB 61 "The Savage Victory: As Told by Jack London" (series of fighting stories by famous authors). Empire News, March 30, 1930.


JLB 62 London, Jack. "The Red Plague." St. Louis Post- Dispatch, May 23, 1915.


JLB 63 London, Jack. "Fighting at Long Range Described." San Francisco Examiner, June 5, 1904.


JLB 64 Poster for Jack London Days, October 13, 1985.


Writings of Jack London

Box 519

JLE 49 The Abysmal Brute (Sport and Play, Feb & May 1931)


JLE 50 Advancing Russians Nearing Japan's Army (San Francisco Examiner, 3 March 1904)


JLE 51 [Advertisement for] General Types of Superior Men


JLE 52 Again the Literary Aspirant (The Critic)


JLE 53 The Amateur M.D.


JLE 54 The Amateur Navigator


JLE 55 An Old Lie Finally Nailed (pamphlet with letter from JL dated 5 August 1916 to Navy Recruiting Station)


JLE 56 Are There Any Thrills Left in Life (New Haven Times Leader, 9 December 1916)


JLE 57 San Francisco will be Western Art Center-- Movement for Great Museum Reaches Climax (San Francisco Examiner, 7 November 1915)


JLE 58 Bald Face (The Aegis)


JLE 59 [Bibliography]


JLE 60 [Bibliography]


JLE 61 [Business Cards]


JLE 62 By the Turtles of Tasman


JLE 63 The Call of the Wild (Classics Illustrated, January 1952)


JLE 64 The Chinago (Harper's Monthly)


JLE 65 Chris Farrington: Able Seaman (Pall Mall Magazine, March 1906)


JLE 66 The Cruise of the Dazzler (July 1902)


JLE 67 Cruising in the Solomons (The Pacific Monthly, June 1910)


JLE 68 Directions to Ranch (pamphlet)


JLE 69 The Dream of Debs (International Socialist Review, January 1917)


JLE 70 [Dustjackets]


JLE 71 The Economics of the Klondike (American Monthly Review of Reviews)


JLE 72 Examiner Writer Sent Back to Seoul (San Francisco Examiner, 25 April 1904)


JLE 73 Fagots of Cedar (comments by JL)


JLE 74 Fighting at Long Range (San Francisco Examiner, 5 June 1904)


JLE 75 First Aid to Rising Authors (The Junior Munsey, December 1900)


JLE 76 Footsore, Dazed and Frozen, the Japanese Trudge Through Korea (San Francisco Examiner, 18 April 1904)


JLE 77 "Frisco Kid's" Story (The Aegis)


JLE 78 The Future of California as an Agricultural State (University Farm Agricola, 13 October 1916)


JLE 79 The Golden Poppy (The Delineator, January 1904)


JLE 80 Great Socialist Vote Explained (San Francisco Examiner, 10 November 1904)


JLE 81 The High Seat of Abundance (Woman's Home Companion, January 1908)


JLE 3311 Hoboes that Pass in the Night


JLE 82 The House of Mapuhi (The Windsor Magazine, January 1909)


JLE 83 Housekeeping in the Klondike (Harper's Bazaar, September 1900)


JLE 84 How I Broke Into Print (The Strand Magazine, January 1915)


JLE 85 How Jack London Got In and Out of Jail in Japan (San Francisco Examiner, 27 February 1904)


JLE 86 How the Hermit Kingdom Behaves in Time of War (San Francisco Examiner, 17 April 1904)


JLE 87 How the Japanese Army is Advancing into Korea (San Francisco Examiner, 7 April 1904)


JLE 88 Husky - The Wolf Dog of the North (Harper's Weekly, 30 June 1900)


JLE 89 Interpreter and Canned Goods (San Francisco Examiner, 4 April 1904)


JLE 90 Interpreters and How They Cause Trouble (San Francisco Examiner, 26 April 1904)


JLE 91 Jack London and the Docking of Horses (pamphlet for National Equine Defence League, 10 June 1913)


JLE 92 Jack London's Last Letter (Every Week, 21 November 1916)


JLE 93 Jack London Says: (The Silhouette)


JLE 94 Japanese Officers Consider Everything a Military Secret (San Francisco Examiner, 26 June 1904)


JLE 95 Japanese Supplies Rushed to the Front by Man and Beast (San Francisco Examiner, 19 June 1904)


JLE 96 Japanese Swim Cold River Under Fire (San Francisco Examiner, 9 June 1904)


JLE 97 Japan's Army's Equipment Excites Great Admiration (San Francisco Examiner, 3 April 1904)


JLE 98 Japan's Invasion of Korea (San Francisco Examiner, 4 March 1904)


JLE 99 Japs Driving Russians Across the Yalu River (San Francisco Examiner, 4 June 1904)


JLE 100 John Barleycorn (Saturday Evening Post, March-May 1913)


JLE 101 "Just Meat" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, February 1965)


JLE 102 The King of Mazy May (Youth's Companion, 30 November 1899)


JLE 103 Diary of Jack London's Trip to the Klondike (Yukon News, Nov-Dec 1966)

Box 520

JLE 104 Lawgivers (Collier's, 20 June 1914)


JLE 105 A Lesson in Heraldry (The National Magazine, March 1900)


JLE 106 Love of Life (The Golden Book Magazine, February 1925)


JLE 107 The Lover's Liturgy (The Raven, February 1901)


JLE 108 The Madness of John Harned (Everybody's Magazine, 1909)


JLE 109 Make Westing (Encore, December 1944)


JLE 110 To the Valley of Death (article from Oakland Enquirer, 24 November 1916, with chapter of Martin Eden reprinted)


JLE 111 Mexico's Army and Ours (Collier's, 30 May 1914)


JLE 112 [Miscellaneous Notes]


JLE 113 Molokai Ideal for Mainland Lepers (The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 3 June 1915)


JLE 114 The Sea Gangsters (Hearst's Magazine, Nov 1913-Aug 1914)


JLE 115 My Faith (The Workingman's Paper, 8 June 1910)


JLE 116 My Hawaiian Aloha (Cosmopolitan, Sept 1916)


JLE 117 My Hawaiian Aloha


JLE 118 Nar Villdyret Vakner (Illustrerte Klassikere)


JLE 119 The Nature Man (Woman's Home Companion, Sept 1908)


JLE 120 Navigating Four Horses North of the Bay (Sunset, Sept 1911)


JLE 121 The Octopus, The Material Side, On the Writer's Philosophy of Life (The Occident, Dec 1916)


JLE 122 Our Guiltless Scapegoats, The Stricken of Molokai (newspaper article, 2 June 1916)


JLE 123 Pessimism, Optimism and Patriotism (The Aegis)


JLE 124 [Photographic Negatives]


JLE 125 Pluck and Pertinacity (The Youth's Companion, 4 January 1900)


JLE 126 Politics and Leprosy (Springfield Union, 6 August 1916)


JLE 127 Poppy Cargo (The Argosy, October 1931)


JLE 128 The Proper "Girlie" (The Smart Set, 1900)


JLE 129 Jack London Tells of the Rebel Army as He Saw it at Tampico (Los Angeles Tribune, 2 July 1914)


JLE 130 The Red Game of War (Collier's, 16 May 1914)


JLE 131 The Red Plague


JLE 132 London's Reply is Warm -- Author Answers Brown (The Call, 17 January [1909?]


JLE 133 Revolution (The International Socialist Review, August 1909)


JLE 134 Russians Drive Back Japanese Outposts (San Francisco Examiner, 19 April 1904)


JLE 135 Sakaicho, Hono Asi and Hakadaki (The Aegis, 19 April 1895)


JLE 136 [Sample Signature]


JLE 137 The Savage Victory (Empire News, 30 March 1930)


JLE 138 The Scarlet Plague (The Red Seal Magazine, Sept-Oct 1922)


JLE 139 The Scarlet Plague (Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Feb 1949)

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JLE 140 The Sea Wolf (Classics Illustrated, July 1951)


JLE 141 The Seed of McCoy (The Century Magazine, April 1909)


JLE 142 The Sickness of Lone Chief (The Evening News, 23 August 1933)


JLE 143 Small-Boat Sailing (The Yachting Monthly, August 1912)


JLE 144 Smoke a Shorty


JLE 145 A Son of the Sun (pamphlet containing souvenir chapter, courtesy of Mills & Boon)


JLE 146 Stalking the Pestilence (Collier's, 6 June 1914)


JLE 147 The Star Rover (American Sunday Monthly Magazine, 1914-15)


JLE 148 The Stone-Fishing of Bora Bora (Pacific Monthly, April 1910)


JLE 149 Story of a Big Fight (The Australian Star, 28 December 1908)


JLE 150 The Strength of the Strong (The International Socialist Review, 1911)


JLE 151 Sufferings of the Japanese (San Francisco Examiner, 20 April 1904)


JLE 152 Tales of the Far North (illustration only)


JLE 153 Thanksgiving on Slav Creek (Harper's Bazaar, 24 November 1900)


JLE 154 Their Alcove (Sept 1900)


JLE 155 A Thousand Deaths


JLE 156 To the Man on the Trail--A Klondike Christmas (Overland Monthly, Jan 1917)


JLE 157 The Trouble Makers of Mexico (Collier's, 13 June 1914)


JLE 158 Typee


JLE 159 Ulf Larsen (Illustrerte Klassikere)


JLE 160 The Valley of the Moon (Cosmopolitan, April-Dec 1913)


JLE 161 War (Scholastic, 5 November 1938)


JLE 162 The Way of War (1917)


JLE 163 [JL's endorsement in advertisements for WESTROBAC, 22 July 1915]


JLE 164 What Life Means to Me (two pamphlets)


JLE 165 White Fang (Classics Illustrated, Feb 1951)


JLE 166 Who Believes in Ghosts! (The Aegis, 21 October 1895)


JLE 167 With Funston's Men (Collier's, 23 May 1914)


JLE 168 Wonders of the South Seas (program for The Victoria Palace)


JLE 169 The Writer's Philosophy of Life


JLE 170 The Yellow Peril (San Francisco Examiner, 25 September 1904)