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Charmian Kittredge London: Publications

Chronological Bibliography of Works

By Charmian Kittredge London[1]

“A Rival of Blind Tom in California.” Overland Monthly 35 (Mar. 1900): 239-242.

"Jack London Afloat." Sunset 11 (June 1903): 190-191.

“A Woman's Impressions. World’s Fair, St. Louis, MO, June 20, 1904.” The Newton [Iowa] Journal, July 6, 1904 (front page).

"Cross Saddle Riding for Women.";Out West 21 (July 1904): 28-37.

“The London Party on Their Voyage,” The Hawaiian Gazette [Honolulu], April 30, 1907. page 7. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. Available at

“Seeks a balm for warring authors,” San Francisco Examiner, Oct. 18, 1907, p. 5.  Subhead: “Blanch Partington trying to settle differences between Sterling and Emerson.”  A quarrel involving publication of extracts from Mrs. London’s diary of the Snark.

"The Wheel." San Francisco Call, The Semi-Monthly Magazine, (Dec. 15, 1912): 2,10-12. [Reprinted in The Wolf--’89].

“Mrs. London shuns the operating room,” San Francisco Examiner, July 9, 1913, p. 1 Subhead: “Novelist’s wife in adjoining chamber while surgeons work.”

The Log of the Snark. New York: Macmillan, 1915. (British editions split into three titles: Voyaging in Wild Seas, Jack London in Southern Seas, and A Woman among the Head Hunters. London: Mills & Boon Limited, n.d.)  Available at

“Log of the Snark: Last of the Marquesans.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 10 (July 1915): 25-31.

“Log of the Snark: Thru the Dangerous Archipelago.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 10 (Sept. 1915): 221-225.

“Log of the Snark: Visit to the Paris of the Pacific.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 10 (Oct. 1915): 355-359.

“Log of the Snark: Stevenson’s Samoa.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine, 10:417-421 (Nov. 1915).

“Log of the Snark: South Sea Cruising.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 11 (Mar. 1916): 217-223.

“Log of the Snark: Koro, Sea Fiji.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 11 (April 1916): 317-321.

“Log of the Snark: Jack London, Skipper.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 11 (May 1916): 417-421. 

“Log of the Snark: Tana and Its Volcano.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 11 (June 1916): 517-521. 

“Log of the Snark: We Reach the Solomons.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 12 (Aug. 1916): 133-137. 

“Log of the Snark: Solomon Island Cruise.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 12 (Sept. 1916): 233-237. 

“Log of the Snark: Cruising in Cannibal Waters.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 12 (Oct. 1916): 333-337.

“Log of the Snark: Solomon Island Days.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 12 (Nov. 1916): 433-437. 

“Log of the Snark: Here and There in the Solomons.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 12 (Dec. 1916): 533-538.  

“Mrs. London Sends Her Thanks to Hawaii,” Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Dec. 26, 1916, Page 4.

“Log of the Snark: Troubles Galore in the Solomons.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 13 (Feb. 1917): 133-137.

“As America Sees Our Women,” Sunday Pictorial, Feb. 11, 1917.[2] Subhead: “The Wonder and Glory of Their Work. The widow of the world-famous novelist pays a striking tribute to British Women.”

Dear Mary Craig Sinclair. The Intellectuals. The Californian (Feb. 24, 1917): 18.

“Log of the Snark: Taking Tall Chances.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 13 (Mar. 1917): 233-237. 

“Log of the Snark: We Nearly Meet Our Fathers.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 13 (April 1917): 328-333. 

“Log of the Snark: Nearing the End of the Log.” The Mid-Pacific Magazine 13 (May 1917): 466-471. 

Our Hawaii. New York: Macmillan, October, 1917. (British edition is Jack London and Hawaii. London: Mills and Boon, Ltd. 1918.) Available at

"'Our Hawaii' and the Pan-Pacific Propaganda." The Mid-Pacific Magazine 16 (Oct. 1918): 326-336. [Includes 7 pages of photographs]

“Mrs. Jack London is Guest of Club,” Hilo Daily Tribune, Feb. 18, 1920. [JLB 37, Huntington Library]

“The Brute Master,” with Hobart Bosworth. Film (5 reels) directed by Roy H. Marshall; produced by J. Parker Read Jr.  Released November, 28, 1920.

“The Book of Jack London: The Sailor on Foot and Rod.” The Century Magazine 101 (Mar. 1921): 545-555. 

“London’s widow recalls his tramp tour,” San Francisco Bulletin, March 17, 1921, p. 6. Full column.  Coxey and Kelley army march to Washington in 1894; Jack at the age of 18.

“The Book of Jack London: Briton Blood and Gipsy Instinct.” The Century Magazine 102 (May 1921): 105-111.

“The Book of Jack London: Jack London as a Boy.” The Century Magazine 102 (June 1921): 287-293.

"The Book of Jack London: Jack London: Man and Husband.” The Century Magazine 102 (July 1921): 443-452.

“The Book of Jack London: Jack London's Last Days.” The Century Magazine 102 (Aug. 1921): 599-606. 

The Book of Jack London. [2 Volumes] New York: Century, 1921.[3] (British edition, which contains material expurgated from the American, is Jack London. 2 vols. London: Mills and Boon, Ltd., 1921.) Available at

Our Hawaii (Islands and Islanders). New and Revised Edition.[4] New York: Macmillan. 1922. (British edition is The New Hawaii. London: Mills and Boon Ltd., 1923.) British edition available at

“On the Trail of the Serpent: Confessions of Mary Alice.” Oakland Tribune Magazine, June 11, 1922, pages 8-10.

“Charmian ABC.” Venstrebladet, July 4, 1922. [A Danish Newspaper. JLB 12, Huntington Library].

“Preface” in Dutch Courage and Other Stories by Jack London. New York: Macmillan, August 1, 1922. Pages v-xii.

"A Chat with Charmian London" by Henry Meade Bland. Oakland Tribune Magazine, Aug. 13, 1922. [JLB 10, Huntington Library]

“Mrs. London writes on eve of return” Sonoma Index-Tribune, December 8, 1923, p.7.

“Why Jack and I Were Always Happy.” Metropolitan 59 (April 1924):39, 66, 68.

“Life and Literary Work of Jack London, by Charmian London, Subject of Berkeley Pen Women Lecture.” The Wasp. Sept. 13, 1924. [JLB 22, Huntington Library]

“What I'd Do If I Were Governor,” San Francisco Examiner, Nov.  26, 1924, p.6.

"How Jack London Would Have Ended Eyes of Asia." Cosmopolitan 77 (Oct. 1924): 78-79, 126, 128, 130-1. [Reprinted in The Wolf--’79].

“Corned Beef and Cabbage” in Favorite Recipes of Famous Women with foreword by Florence Stratton. Harper and Brothers. 1925.  Page 38.

“Charmian London comments on British sex scandal” by Ernestine Black, San Francisco Call, Mar. 9, 1925. [JLB 9, Huntington Library]

“Preface” in Songs from the Valley of the Moon by Edna Poppe Cooper. [] (1926): 7-8.

“George Sterling As I Knew Him.” Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine 85 (Mar. 1927): 69, 70, 76, 80, 83, 87, 90, 94.

“Follows in the Footsteps of Jack London,” Oakland Tribune, October 25, 1927, page 3.

Mme. Jack London a gardé un inoubliable souvenir de la course-croisière de la Méditerranée. Paris-Midi, July 29, 1929, pages 1,3.

“Introduction,” in In Quest of the Sun by Alain Gerbault. Doubleday Doran & Co. 1930. pages ix-xvi.

“Widow Mourns Loss of Jack London’s Last Yacht,” Oakland Tribune, Aug. 6, 1930. [JLB 20, Huntington Library]

“A shocker,” San Francisco Examiner, November 5, 1931, p. 15. Subheads: “A recent article in a magazine of national circulation made much of an ‘admission’ by the widow of Jack London that her husband had bought plots for fiction stories.  In the following article Mrs. London tells the real story.”  Full column.   

“Avenging of Daughter, Mother's Natural Law,” Los Angeles Examiner, Section I, January 13, 1932, page 2.

“Charmian London In Quandry On Hawaii Honor Slaying Case. ‘I do not know what I would, could do.’ Says writer.” Seattle (Washington) Post Intelligencer. January 14, 1932 (Page unknown).

“Mrs. Jack London Recalls the Voyage of the Dirigo” in People’s Safety Valve, San Francisco Chronicle, May 6, 1932, page 14.

"My Husband: An Old Contributor." Overland Monthly 90 (May 1932): 106-7, 120.

"Animals We Love.” Fourteenth District Parent-Teacher Messenger 7 [Santa Rosa, California] (December 1932): 12-13.

“An Old Adventure That Still Glows in Charmian London’s Memory,” [Letter to Editor] San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 13, 1933 (Page unknown). [JLE 6, Huntington Library]

"Animals We Love.” [Part 2] Fourteenth District Parent-Teacher Messenger 7 [Santa Rosa, California] (March 1933): 3, 10.

“Jack London: Comment by Charmian London.” Letters of Western Authors #12 (December 1935), Book Club of California (Page unknown).

“Corned Beef and Cabbage” and “Spanish Beans” in Selected Recipes. (Pierre Menard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1936) pages 43 and 67.

“Mrs. Jack London Likes Rachel Field’s Novel” [Review of Time Out of Mind]. Book News The Macmillan Company, April 17, 1936 (Page unknown). (Publicity Department, The Macmillan Company, 60 Fifth Avenue, New York City).

“Foreword” in Deeper Harvest by Nell Griffith Wilson. Atlanta: Banner Press, 1936 (Page unknown).

“Mrs. London tells of Johnson Courage,” San Francisco Call-Bulletin, January 13, 1937, page B. A recollection of Martin Johnson and incidents of their cruise on the Snark. 

“Charmian London tells how husband employed Johnson,” Santa Rosa Press Democrat, January 14, 1937, p2. Subhead: “Noted explorer started on career as cook on voyage of Snark.”  Charmian’s statement to the press about Johnson who was killed in an air crash en route to Los Angeles with his wife Osa, for a series of lectures. 

“Ernest Darling” in Letters (published monthly) by TIME Inc. Vol. 4 (April 1937): 3. This is her response to query on what became of Ernest Darling of Tahiti, the Nature Man.

"Diary of Dirigo" in The Sewall Ships of Steel, Mark W. Hennessy, ed. Augusta, ME: Kennebac Journal Press, 1937, pages 582-600.

“Foreword” in The People of the Pueblo: Or the Story of Sonoma by Celeste G. Murphy. Portland, Ore.: Binfords & Mort, 1937. Pages 11-12.

"What the Critics Say” in The People of the Pueblo: Or the Story of Sonoma by Celeste G. Murphy. Portland, Ore.: Binfords & Mort, 1937 (Page unknown). The “critic” on the front flap of the dust jacket is Charmian K. London.

“Jack London Prophesied It” in Rob Wagner’s Script, August 17, 1940, page 15.

Photograph of “Jack London looking down upon the valley from his Beauty Ranch” in Our Valley of the Moon in Poems and Pictures by Nell Griffith Wilson printed by Sonoma Index-Tribune Press, 1941.

Silet, Charles L. P. and Sharon Sperry Silet, eds. "Charmian London to Upton Sinclair: Selected Letters" in Jack London Newsletter 4 (January-April, 1971): 25-46. 

Tweney, George H. "My Recollections of Charmian London" in The Wolf--'73, pages 9-11. During a 1944 visit with Charmian, George was presented with a copy of the 2-volume The Book of Jack London. Charmian inscribed each volume to George; both inscriptions are printed on page 10 of this article.

Selection from The Log of the Snark in Jack London Centennial Calendar 1876-1976. Friends of the Oakland Public Library.  Header page for the month of October. (Also on this page, photo of Mrs. Carleton Bierce, Charmian London, Mrs. George Sterling, James Hopper, Richard Partington, George Sterling, and Jack London on board the Snark.)

Wertheim, Stanley and Sal Noto, eds. Dearest Greek: Jack and Charmian London's Presentation Inscriptions to George Sterling. Sunnyvale, Calif.: Mark E. Zamen Co., 1983, pages 20, 43-45.


[1] Earlier versions of this bibliography co-authored by Susan Nuernberg and Iris Jamahl Dunkle appeared in Women’s Studies 46, no. 4 (2017): 303-307; and in The Wolf—’16 (Olympia WA: Press of London Northwest) in December, 2016.

[2] Page number unknown. Source unknown. Based on copy in the Jack London collection at the Huntington Library [JLE 8  London, Charmian (Kittredge). As America Sees Our Women . 1917, Feb. 11]. Publication may possibly be Sunday Mirror,  Feb. 11, 1917,  p. 5, but this is unverified.

[3] Charles N. Watson, Jr. compiled “An Index to The Book of Jack London.” See the Jack London Newsletter, vol. 16, no. 2 (May-August 1983), it occupies the entire issue.

[4] Andrew Flink compiled an "Index to Our Hawaii" (1922 edition). See the Jack London Newsletter, vol. 18, no.1 (Jan.-April 1985), pages 1-35.