Jack London autobiography

Jack London autobiography

Dates: 1900 February 6

Typed letter written by Jack London to Houghton, Mifflin and Company with Includes autobiographical information. Dated February 6, 1900.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: London, Jack, 1876-1916
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1189
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Jack London autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Physical description: 4 sheets; 33 x 22 cm.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 1189; Jack London autobiography; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1189, LTPSC.
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Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Literature; London, Jack, 1876-1916
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Processing Information
Processed; Annie Day, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2015.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).
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Finding Aid Title
London (Jack) autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Annie Day
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-11-16 11:18:39 -0700.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Jack London (1876-1916) was a famous American author and journalist.

Jack London was born John Griffith Chaney in January 12, 1876 in San Francisco, California. As a child he had a thirst for knowledge that was consistently at odds with the hard labor he was ordered to perform. In 1896 he attended the University of California Berkeley, but due to financial problems he had to leave in 1897. He then left to Klondike to participate in the Klondike Gold Rush where he developed scurvy. He was most famous for writing The Call of the Wild, White Fang, To Build a Fire, An Odyssey of the North, Love of Life, and many other stories. London married Elizabeth "Bessie" Maddern on April 7, 1900. However, in 1904 they got a divorced. He married once again in 1905 to Charmian Kittredge. He died November 22, 1916.

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