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Jack London Correspondence

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 7 Feb 2018

Biographical History

Jack London (1876-1916) was an American author and journalist. He is particularly known for his adventure novels such as The Call of the Wild and The Sea Wolf, but he also wrote plays, poetry, and more than a hundred short stories, as well as the dystopian novel The Iron Heel. Charmian Kittredge (1871-1955) was his second wife, to whom he was married from 1905 until his death. She was also an author and, after Jack's death, managed his literary estate.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Jack London Correspondence consists of letters from American author Jack London and his wife Charmian. The letters are to various recipients, not to one another. Included are a letter from Jack London to a Mr. Kullmer regarding a "star-finder" and one from Charmian mentioning an Esperanto translation of London's The Iron Heel.

Arrangement of the Collection



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Subject Headings


London, Charmian.
London, Jack, 1876-1916


Authors, American -- 20th century.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Jack London Correspondence,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


Table of Contents

Correspondence, outgoing