Finding Aid to the Collection of Jack London Papers, 1893-1977, bulk 1897-1916

Finding Aid written by Bancroft Library staff; revised by Charles Hargrove
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Finding Aid to the Collection of Jack London Papers, 1893-1977, bulk 1897-1916

Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 59

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Bancroft Library staff; revised by Charles Hargrove
Date Completed:
July 2006
© 2006 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.

Container List

 

Series 1 Correspondence 1900-1925

Physical Description: Boxes 1-2 (folders 1-39); Box 4

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains outgoing letters by Jack London, one incoming letter to Jack London, outgoing letters by Charmian London and some letters about Jack London, mostly written after his death.
 

Outgoing

Box 1, Folder 1

London, Jack to Mrs. Lane undated

Box 1, Folder 2

London, Jack To Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Jan. 31, 1900

Box 1, Folder 3

London, Jack to Cornelius M. Gepfert May 1900-Sept. 1901

Box 1, Folder 4

London, Jack to Elwyn Irving Hoffman 1900-1907

Box 1, Folder 5

London, Jack to Joseph C. Rowell Jan. 23, 1901

Box 1, Folder 6

London, Jack to Marshall Bond Dec. 17, 1903

Box 1, Folder 7

London, Jack to Robert Underwood Johnson Sept. 22, 1903

Box 1, Folder 8

London, Jack to Fannie K. Hamilton Aug. 14, 1903

Box 1, Folder 9

London, Jack to Henry Mead(?) Bland Feb. 1, 1906

Box 1, Folder 10

London, Jack to the Editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Aug. 2, 1906

Box 1, Folder 11

London, Jack to Cheney Aug. 4, 1903

Box 1, Folder 12

London, Jack to Mr. Scott June 27, 1905

Box 1, Folder 13

London, Jack to Friend(?) Aug. 23, 1906

Box 1, Folder 14

London, Jack to Perriton Maxwell, 1868-1947 Sept. 18, 1906

Box 1, Folder 15

London, Jack to Fannie K. Hamilton Oct. 5, 1906

Box 1, Folder 16

London, Jack to Frederick W. Skiff or Frederick Irons Bamford June 8, 1907

Box 1, Folder 17

London, Jack to Fannie K. Hamilton Dec. 6, 1909

Box 1, Folder 18

London, Jack to Dr. G.E. Shuey Feb. 3, 1909

Box 1, Folder 19

London, Jack to Donald D. Horne March 11, 1910

Box 1, Folder 20

London, Jack to Badger Fire Extinguisher Co. June 7, 1910

Box 1, Folder 21

London, Jack to Donald D. Horne Dec. 1, 1910

Box 1, Folder 22

London, Jack to F.W. Brown Nov. 14, 1911

Box 1, Folder 23

London, Jack to Wilkinson March 21, 1913

Box 1, Folder 24

London, Jack to Howard Chandler Christy July 10, 1913

Box 2, Folder 25

London, Jack to Upton Sinclair 1909-1916

Box 2, Folder 26

London, Jack to Ernest Untermann April 11, 1914

Box 2, Folder 27

London, Jack to Jack London Grape Juice Co. Oct. 1, 1914

Box 2, Folder 28

London, Jack to Roberts Clyde D. Feb. 4, 1915

Box 2, Folder 29

London, Jack to George Sterling March 7, 1916

Box 2, Folder 30

London, Jack to William De Ryce Oct. 2, 1916

 

Incoming

Box 2, Folder 31

Horne, Donald D. to Jack London April 17, 1911

 

Outgoing Charmian London

Box 2, Folder 32

London, Charmian to Louis W. (?) Bond June 3, 1907

Box 2, Folder 33

London, Charmian to Fred Lockley 1909-1915

Box 2, Folder 34

London, Charmian to G.E. Shuey July 3, 1909

Box 2, Folder 35

London, Charmian to Donald D. Horne April 4, 1911

Box 2, Folder 36

London, Charmian to Tom and Elsie Wilkinson 1913-1916

Box 2, Folder 37

London, Charmian to Mellinger E. Henry 1941

 

About Jack London

Box 2, Folder 38

Mullgardt, Louis, Christian, 1866-1942 to Senator James D. Phelan Oct. 28, 1925

Box 2, Folder 39

Shepard, Elizabeth to Miss B. Bentley and Geo. H. Frictas 1914-1937

Box 4

Original materials photocopied and in Box 1. RESTRICTED.

 

Series 2 Papers 1897-1977

Physical Description: Box 2-3 (folders 40-77); Oversize folder 1 A

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains various papers concerning Jack London including bibliographies of his works, clippings and some personal papers.
Box 2, Folder 40

"The Terrible Solomons" undated

Box 2, Folder 41

"Story of a Typhoon off the Coast of Japan" Nov. 12, 1893

Box 2, Folder 42

The Delineator Jan. 1904

Box 2, Folder 43

Two articles written by Jack London for the San Francisco Examiner 1904

Box 2, Folder 44

"One more unfortunate" 1897?

Box 2, Folder 45

"A Brief Explanation" 1909

Box 2, Folder 46

Miscellany (Mostly published materials) 1905, 1916, 1947

Box 2, Folder 47

Clippings 1937, undated

Box 2, Folder 48

Inscription in presentation copy of The Valley of the Moon April 6, 1914

Box 2, Folder 49

"Jack London's return" circa 1909

Box 3, Folder 50

Jack London's death certificate, from County Records Office, Sonoma County 1916

Box 3, Folder 51

Application for admission as undergraduate student, University of California May 14, 1896

Box 3, Folder 52

Page from Snark Log Dec. 22, 1907

Box 3, Folder 53

Excerpt from diary of Charmain (Kittredge) London 1907

Box 3, Folder 54

Invitation with directions for prospective guests at Glen Ellen undated

Box 3, Folder 55

Check to Mary Low, signed by Jack London Sept. 14, 1916

Box 3, Folder 56

Admittance card to Bohemian Grove exhibition 1914

Box 3, Folder 57

Jack London bookplate undated

Box 3, Folder 58

Material relating to Jack London's servant Sekine

Box 3, Folder 59

Directed Study Guides for London's The Call of the Wild and Other Stories 1929

Box 3, Folder 60

List of Jack London's works written at 962 E. 16th St., Oakland from August 1898 to April 1900, Compiled by James E. Sisson 1977

Box 3, Folder 61

List of Jack London's short stories, compiled by James E. Sisson 1977

Box 3, Folder 62

List of Jack London's plays, compiled by James E. Sisson 1970

Box 3, Folder 63

List of Jack London's poems, compiled by James E. Sisson 1970

Box 3, Folder 64

Jack London's published poems: a Chronological bibliography, compiled by James E. Sisson 1970

Box 3, Folder 65

List of Jack London's books (both English and Swedish) in the Library of the University of Uppsala, Sweden 1966

Box 3, Folder 66

List of French editions of Jack London's works undated

Box 3, Folder 67

List of Jack London titles published in Japanese, compiled by Mrs. Sakae Fujimara 1970

Box 3, Folder 68

Camp Reverie Association June 15, 1901

Box 3, Folder 69

Theatre program for "The Sea Wolf", Majestic Theatre Sept. 1905

Box 3, Folder 70

Programs, Ruskin Club 1906

Box 3, Folder 71

"Jack London UC Rebel of '96" by Sidney S. Morrill 1966

Box 3, Folder 72

Review of London's theatrical sketch, "The Wicked Woman" July 11, 1910

Box 3, Folder 73

Announcement of Bosworth, Inc. movie production of The Sea Wolf undated

Oversize Folder 1A

"Bosworth Inc. presents 'The Sea Wolf' by Jack London" Announcement from the New York Dramatic Mirror, (photostat copy) Oct. 29, 1913

Box 3, Folder 74

"Memoirs of Jack London", by Anna Strunsky Walling 1917

Box 3, Folder 75

"Gold" by Jack London & Herbet Heron 1972

Box 3, Folder 76

"Talking Pens" 1972

Box 3, Folder 77

Programs for Jack London's Curtain Raisers 1973