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Emil Jensen papers, 1873-1967 (bulk 1926-1939)
BANC MSS 2003/185 c box 1; BANC MSS 2003/185 c box 2; BANC MSS 2003/185 c box 3; BANC MSS 2003/185 c box 4; ...
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Title:

Emil Jensen papers, 1873-1967 (bulk 1926-1939)

Creator/Contributor:

Jensen, Emil, 1859 or 60-1949, creator

Creator/Contributor:

London, Jack, 1876-1916

Creator/Contributor:

London, Charmian.

Abstract:

Contains manuscripts, correspondence, a diary, legal documents, ships logs, news clippings and other memorabilia. Topics of manuscripts include San Francisco, the Yukon, the outdoors and Jack London. Correspondence includes 6 letters from Jack London, 6 letters from Charmain London after Jack's death and letters and postcards from family and friends including many from the 1870's and 1880's in Danish. Diary is of travel to the Klondike in the late nineteenth century. Ships logs are from the 1870s. Legal documents include land documents and marriage and death records. News clippings include published article by Jensen on Jack London following his death. Also includes family documents and correspondence relating to the Olsen family.

Date:

1926 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-ak -- n-cn-yk
Jensen, Emil -- 1859 or 60-1949 -- Archives
London, Charmian -- Correspondence
London, Jack -- 1876-1916 -- Correspondence
London, Jack -- 1876-1916
London, Jack -- 1876-1916
Olson family -- Correspondence
Danish Americans -- California
Alaska -- Description and travel
Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Description and travel
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel

Note:

Diary (volume 1): also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3354.
Emil Jensen papers, BANC MSS 2003/185 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Books transferred to the Book Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Born Christian Emil Jensen in Denmark either in 1859 or 1860, Emil Jensen emigrated to San Francisco sometime in the 1870's. Emil Jensen also spent time in the Klondike where he met Jack London. London used Jensen as a model for his character Malemute Kid in, "The Son of the Wolf." Jensen was married to Annie Caroline Olsen in 1906 and then married her sister Ida A. Olsen in 1910. Emil Jensen died in 1949.
In English. Some materials in Danish.

Type:

Manuscripts for publication.
Clippings.
Diaries.
Ships' logs.

Physical Description:

print
7 boxes, 2 oversize folders, and 1 volume (2.75 linear ft.)
1 microfilm reel : negative and positive.

Language:

English
dan

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2003/185 c box 1
BANC MSS 2003/185 c box 2
BANC MSS 2003/185 c box 3
BANC MSS 2003/185 c box 4
BANC MSS 2003/185 c box 5
BANC MSS 2003/185 c box 6
BANC MSS 2003/185 c box 7
BANC MSS 2003/185 c v.1
BANC FILM 3354
BANC MSS 2003/185 c oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2003/185 c oversize folder 2
BANC MSS 2003/185 c
BANC FILM 3354

Origin:

California