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Finding Aid to the Collection of Jack London Papers, 1893-1977, bulk 1897-1916
BANC MSS C-H 59  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Collection of Jack London papers
    Date (inclusive): 1893-1977,
    Date (bulk): , bulk 1897-1916
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 59
    Creators : London, Jack, 1876-1916
    Extent: Number of containers: 4 boxes and 1 oversize folder Linear feet: .85
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: This collection contains a variety of materials relating to Jack London including personal correspondence, manuscripts, diary excerpts, a page from the log of London's boat, the Snark, bibliographies, theatrical materials and programs, materials relating to London's servant, Sekine, and a copy of London's death certificate. The majority of Jack London's papers can be found at the Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Originals in box 4 are RESTRICTED, please use photocopies in Box 1.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or reproduce must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
    Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Jack London Papers, BANC MSS C-H 59, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    Selected items are available on microfilm.

    Related Collections

    Jack London Collection at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    London, Charmian
    Sekine
    Snark (Ketch)
    Authors, American--20th century
    Manuscripts for publication.
    Diaries.
    Programs.
    Death certificates.
    Norris, Thomas W. (Thomas Wayne). Thomas W. Norris collection

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Collection of Jack London Papers were given to and purchase by The Bancroft Library over many years including items from the Thomas W. Norris collection. All items in the collection are identified with respect to provenance on folders. Additions made to the collection include the Lucille Labourdette gift and the Forrest H. Sweet purchase.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff.

    Biographical Information

    Jack London was an American author best known for his works Call of the Wild, and The Sea Wolf. Born in San Francisco in 1876, and largely self-educated, London wrote numerous short stories, novels and essays starting in 1895 until his sudden death of uremia in 1916.
    For further information about Jack London see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_London   and http://london.sonoma.edu/jackbio.html .

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains a variety of materials relating to Jack London including personal correspondence, manuscripts, diary excerpts, a page from the log of London's boat, the Snark, bibliographies, theatrical materials and programs, materials relating to London's servant, Sekine, and a copy of London's death certificate. The majority of Jack London's papers can be found at the Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.
    Box 4 contains the original materials found in Box 1 and is restricted.