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It is located in Glen Ellen, about 40 miles northeast of San Francisco. Visit the cottage where Jack and Charmian lived, the ruins of the Wolf House, and Happy Walls Museum. Events are ongoing, including a summer musical program. The park has numerous trails for hiking, birdwatching, and more. Check here for open hours, tours, and more. The park is run by a consortium of volunteers under contract with the State.
Charmian and Jack London were both practiced photographers. The visual documentation of their life exists in hundreds of photographs and photo albums owned by the Londons. The images include postcards bought during travel and portraits given by friends. This is an immense bounty to explore.
Donated by collector Waring Jones to Sonoma State University, this material includes many rare and unique items including first editions of Jack London's novels, correspondence by and to Jack and Charmian London, published magazine writings, including many first appearances, movie memorabilia, photographs, artifacts, and ephemera. The collection includes scholarly books and biographies for ease of research.
The Jack London Society, Inc., an international non-profit organization that promotes study of the life and work of Jack London, was founded in 1990 as an author society affiliated with the American Literature Association. It numbers over 200 members and continues to grow each year. Membership is open to anyone interested in London. The Society publishes a biannual magazine, The Call, which features short articles, announcements, news about member activities, book collecting information, photographs, notices of recent publications, reviews, and research notes. It also holds symposia every two years, as well as sponsors Jack London related panels at other literary societies.
This is a useful supplement to our site. It includes additional essays, an exceptional timeline, photographs, and more. Of special interest is a memoir by Helen Abbott, Joan London's daughter-in-law, concerning Jack's daughters and their treatment by Jack and others. Available in both German and English.
The late David Hartzell created this multi-faceted website, but closed it when he became ill. His son has granted us permission to use his materials. We will be inserting some of his material over time. You'll find a variety of interviews with London specialists, commentaries, writings, and more. Dave created a most useful compliment to ours.