San Francisco: The Merchants National Bank, 1912. SIGNED by London. Check: 2-5/8" x 6-1/8". Holder: 3-5/8" x 6-7/8". Now housed in a clear acrylic check holder. Recto stamped with "Not Over Twenty Five Dollars". Verso with deposit, and clearance, stamps. Perforated "Paid" stamp. Overall, Very Good. Item #49399
"The Bohemian Club is a private club with two locations: a city clubhouse in the Union Square district of San Francisco, California and the Bohemian Grove, a retreat north of the city in Sonoma County. Founded in 1872 from a regular meeting of journalists, artists, and musicians, it soon began to accept businessmen and entrepreneurs as permanent members, as well as offering temporary membership to university presidents (notably Berkeley and Stanford) and military commanders who were serving in the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, the club has a membership of many local and global leaders, ranging from artists and musicians to businessmen." [Wiki]
While signed checks by London appear on the market with some regulartity, this particular document, payable to the exclusive San Francisco men's club of which he was an honorary member, gives it a certain cachet, providing a tangilble connection between this vaunted author & his local upper-crust colleagues & peers, though, some might say, membership in such an elite club somewhat belies his literary efforts to secure worker's rights, et al.