EXHIBITS

Jack London with his Daughters: Becky "Bess" and Joan

Jack London with his Daughters: Becky "Bess" and Joan. Photo courtesy of the Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

The Jack London and Charmian London Collection at Special Collections & Archives Division, University Libraries, contains a vast amount of correspondence Jack wrote to his wife, Charmian, as well as his daughter, Joan. Jack’s pet name for Charmian was “Mate-woman” while he often signed his letters to her as “Mate-man.” Jack would often use his letters addressed to Joan to relay messages to his ex-wife, Bessie and daughter Becky "Bess."