Nakata and Stevens Papers

collection

Campus:
Sonoma State University
Library:
University Library, Jean & Charles Schulz Information Center
Subject(s):
Nakata, Yoshimatsu ; Stevens, Barry Fox ; London, Jack (1876-1916) ; London, Charmian (1870-1955)
Description:
The key item within the collection is an original manuscript titled “A Hero to His Valet” by Yoshimatsu Nakata, transcribed by Barry Fox Stevens. From 1907 to 1915, Jack London and his wife, Charmian, employed Nakata as their valet. In the 1930’s, Stevens, a psychologist and author, met Nakata in Hawaii, where he was practicing dentistry. She worked with him to document his recollections of the Londons. The manuscript was sent to Charmian London and returned with margin notes and suggested changes. After the death of Barry Stevens, this version of manuscript was stored in an attic and eventually discovered by her family.
Dates covered:
1907-2008
Language(s):
English
Collection Size:
2 small boxes
For more information:
Additional Information (SSU Library record)
Citation Sample:
http://library.sonoma.edu/specialcollections/userguidelines/citationguide/
Collection policy:
By appointment