b.1876 - d.1916
15 in HIGH
(38.10 cm HIGH)
Gift of Herbert Hamlin

Photograph, portrait of Jack London, black and white mounted on poster board. Bibliography: The Beginnings of Oakland, California A.U.C. by Peter Thomas Conmy, Oakland Public Library, 1961 Jack London, famous writer, was born in San Francisco on January 12, 1876 but was raised in Oakland. Here he obtained his grammar and high school education and one year of college at the University of California in Berkeley. Although his writings reflect the background of the sea and the Orient, many of them have Oakland and its waterfront as their setting. He was influenced greatly as a youth by Ina Coolbrith, Librarian of the Oakland Public Library. He died on November 22, 1916.
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