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Jack London autobiography

 Item — Folder: 1
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.


  • 1900 February 6


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Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

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.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

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Provenance unknown.

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Utah and the American West cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).


Physical description: 4 sheets; 33 x 22 cm.

Processing Information

Processed; Annie Day, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2015.

Register of Jack London autobiography.
Annie Day
2015 February 20
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States