Recent Queries to the JLS Site

Here are some recent Queries and Announcements posted to the comments on pages at the JLS site. You can post responses to these queries below or on the pages where they appear.  Contact information is available on those pages.


On the Queries page

Dear members of Jack London Society, is it possible to find out more about the Snark crew members? I work for a local museum in Kemerovo (Russia, Siberia), we have a vast collection of documents related to the history of the Autonomous Industrial Colony Kuzbass (1921 – 1926): it was a group of enthusiastic politically active foreigners who came to Soviet Russia to improve the local industry. While reading Powers Hapgood diary (he visited the colony in 1925), I came across a certain colonist of Irish-American origin named Mangus who told Hapgood he and his wife had participated in the famous Snark cruise with Jack London. I got curious and wanted to check on the information, but an internet search did ot give any results. Would you kindly advise me on the matter?


On the About this Site page

I have a pair of sterling napkin rings purchased by my maternal grandmother in the 1970’s reputed to have belonged to Jack and Carmian given to him by his mother. Is it at all possible to authenticate them through a photograph or letter or some other means of documentation?


Dear Sir/Madam,

Below are two links to the latest Soul of California podcast with Jack London biographer Earle Labor, available for free:

I would be grateful if you could share this around to your network. Please let me know if you have any questions. Many thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Richard Dion
The Soul of California



On the Call for Papers page


Is a paper on Gelett Burgess, who was a member of Jack London’s circle, appropriate for the conference?