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London, Jack, 1876-1916

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1876 - 1916

Biographical History

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.

Citation:
UPB files, March 19, 2015 (Jack London was an American author and journalist; Most famous for writing The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and a number of short stories; b. John Griffith Chaney in January 12, 1876 in San Francisco, California; As a child had a thirst for knowledge that was consistently at odds with the hard labor was ordered to preform; He died November 22, 1916)

wikipedia, via WWW, May 26, 2015 (Jack London; 1896 berkeley; 1897 forced to leave; klondike gold rush and developed scurvy; married Elizabeth Maddern on April 7, 1900; divorced 1904; 1905 married Charmian Kittredge; most famous for stories such as White Fang, The Call of the Wild, To Build a Fire, An Odyssey of the North, Love of Life)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Jack London autobiography

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232585403]
Identifier: MSS SC 1189
Content Description

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

Dates: 1900 February 6