"The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." — Jack London, Author and Adventurer
Join Atlas Obscura as we go deep into the collections at The Huntington Library to explore the life of author and adventurer, Jack London, on the 100th anniversary of his untimely death at the age of 40. You may know Jack best as the author of The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf, but he was a man of many adventures and interests.
His archives reside at The Huntington. Highlights of the collection include Jack’s death mask, thousands of photographs, and a charred manuscript of The Sea Wolf burned during the San Francisco earthquake in 1906. During this tour, Curator of Literary Manuscripts Sue Hodson (a leading expert on Jack London), will regale you with tales of Jack’s exploits and quirks, while showing you rare items typically seen only by scholars.
The Huntington Library is closed on Tuesdays, but the Library’s Main Hall exhibit will be open just for us!
Notes for this adventure:
Enter at the Allen Avenue Gate at the intersection of S Allen Ave & Orlando Rd (click here google map). The Oxford Gate will be CLOSED at the time of this event. Park in the main lot and meet in the Barth Entry Grove, by the fountain.
Photographs are allowed, but NO flash.
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