The University of Oregon.
Hilary Cummings, Curator of Manuscripts, Special Collections, University of Oregon Library, Eugene, submitted to Margaret Guilford-Kardell on 1 July 1988 an “Inventory of the Papers of Joaquin Miller and Pherne Miller” compiled in August 1979. As of 1979, Pherne Miller (born in 1890) was still alive. Pherne Miller collected anything associated with her famous uncle. She often paraphrased titles. With the clippings and memorabilia are 14 letters by Joaquin. Those of later date are written in Miller’s almost indecipherable scrawl. The papers span the period of 1868-1960 and occupy three feet of file space. [See first reference to Pherne Miller in this bibliography: 1881]
Joaquin Miller. Letters written by Joaquin Miller have been entered into the bibliography.
Pherne Miller. Letters sent.1935, 1960. 2.
Pherne Miller. Letters received.
Binford, Thomas. 1.
Briggs, Mimi L. 1.
Bond, Genevieve Farnell. 1.
Brentano’s Book Store. 1.
Breslow’s Book Store. 1.
Case, Clara Gloria. 1.
Chaucer Head, Inc. 4.
Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1.
Cook, Ina L. 1.
Dykes, Mattie M. 1.
Deutch’s Book Store. 1.
Haight, Margaret. 1.
Howes, Wright. 2.
Hubbard, Elbert. 3.
Irvine, Edward J. 1.
The Little Bookshop. 1.
Lorch, Fred W. 1.
Llewelyn, E.J. 1.
Markham, Edwin. 1.
Miller, George Melvin. 4.
Myers, Ida Gilbert. 1.
Parma, V. Valta (Library of Congress). 2.
Ramsey, Lenore P. 1.
Reade, Frank R. 1.
Richards, J.S. 1.
Sutton, Cora G. 2.
Taft, Lorado. 1.
Thompson, William. 1.
Van Cleaf, Charlotte. 1.
Wagner, Harr. 4.
Radio Scripts. 2.
“Pilgramage of Poetry,” 1940; “Sweet Shasta Town,” 1941.
1940 “Pilgramage of Poetry.”
Radio Script. March 31. 12 pp.
1941 “Sweet Shasta Town.”
Radio Script. Death Valley Days. April 4. 32 pp.
Newsclippings regarding Joaquin Miller’s death. 1 folder.
Newsclippings regarding Joaquin Miller and family. 1 folder.
Magazine tear sheets. Articles by and about Joaquin Miller. 1 folder.
Newsclippings and tear sheets related to Pherne Miller’s lectures on Joaquin Miller. 1 folder.
Newsclippings about Pherne Miller, mementos. 1 folder.
Broadside. Announcement of lecture by Pherne Miller on Joaquin Miller. 1.
Card Index. Bibliography to works by and about Joaquin Miller.
Notebooks. Pherne Miller. 3.
Scrapbook. Contains sheet music (11) and newsclippings about Joaquin Miller and his daughter Juanita Miller. (oversized)
Photographs. Stored in photograph room.
Framed portrait, 10.5”X13.5”. Labeled “Joaquin Miller, Washington, D.C., 1885, at the
time he built the cabin there.
Framed portrait, 5x5”X8.75”. Inscribed “My dear Powerly, with love to you and yours, Joaquin Miller, 12-1-07.”
Ambrotype in guttapercha case, 3”X3.25”. Seated are Margaret and Huling Miller
(Joaquin’s parents), standing is George M. Miller (Joaquin’s brother). Labeled “Grandma and Grandpa Miller.”
Joaquin Miller. 19.
Pherne Miller. 7.
The Honnold Library’s Joaquin Miller Collection.
The Special Collections at the Honnold Library in Claremont, CA has four volumes of biographical material concerning Joaquin Miller. All of the volumes contain photostats and mounted cuttings from periodicals and newspapers, arranged chronologically. Signed articles by the following authors are interfiled. [Referred to in this bibliography as HON; see User’s Guide and first reference 1854]
Vol. I covers the 1871-1899 period; Vol. II covers 1900-1909; Vol. III covers 1910-1919; and, finally, Vol. IV covers 1920-1944.
Vol. I contents:
Atherton, Gertrude Franklin, 1891, January
Bashford, Herbert, 1891, April
Bierce, Ambrose, 1892, October 16
Bok, Edward William, 1890, July 15
Bridges, Albert Fletcher, 1879, March
Burbank, William F, 1888, January 1
Cheney, John Vance, 1898, March 1
Darling, Isabel, 1899, January
Green, Ernest S., 1895, January
Gregory-Flesher, Helen E., 1895, March
Higginson, Ella, 1893, June
Hogan, Elodie, 1894, March
Horner, John B., 1899, August
Hurlbut, Howard R., 1892, August 21
Round, William Marshall Fitts, 1872, December 5
Sherman, Ellen Burns, 1896, July 11
Stoddard, Charles Warren, 1896, June
Stokes, Alfred C., 1877, January
Verne, Edna, 1891, October
Woodson, J.A., 1895, August 28
Wynne, Faith, 1885, May 30
Vol. II contents:
Akin, Myrtle E., 1908, September
Bland, Henry Meade, 1906, December
Brooks, Noah, 1902, May 3
Calderwood, George W., 1905, April
Catlin, W.W., 1902, June 28
Collins, Churton, 1904, March
Cathran, Kate Blythe, 1903, July
Douglass, Jennie Campbell, 1905, June
Fitch, George Hamlin, 1902, August
Flower, Benjamin Orange, 1904, December
Goddard, Henry Perkins, 1902, June 7
Hoffman, Elwyn, 1903, June
James, George Wharton, 1902, July
Johnson, Lionel A., 1905, June
Kennedy, Kate M., 1907, April
Le Galliene, Richard, 1905, February
Millard, Baley, 1908, December
Mossman, Isaac V., 1901, January-February
Noguchi, Yone, 1905, January
Redington, Mabel C., 1906, September
Richardson, Daniel Sidney, 1905, April
Shanks, William Franklin Gore, 1902, June 7
Sosso, Lorenzo, 1906, April
Stoddard, Charles Warren, 1903, May
Wright, Helen Ellsworth, 1904, January
Vol. III contents:
Armes, William Dallam, 1913, July
Barton, Frances V., 1913, February
Bland, Henry Meade, 1911, August
Boynton, Percy Holmes, 1917, February 24
Crook, Guy Hamilton, 1912, January
Dawson, Richard Lew, 1915, November
Garland, Hamlin, 1913, June
Heywood, Blanche Essex, 1919, June
Hubbard, Elbert, 1910, November
James, George Wharton, 1911, October
Langtry, Lillie, 1917, September
McFee, Inez Nellie Canfield, 1912, March
Martin, Lannie Haynes, 1912, January
Matthews, James Newton, 1913, March-April
Millard, Bailey, 1913, May
1918, November 4
1918, November 5
1918, November 6
Newhall, Charles Stedman, 1913, April
O’Day, Edward F., 1912, May 25
1917, October 20
Randolph, Teasdale, 1918, December
Redington, J.W., 1913, April
Sherburne, E.B., 1913, March
Sutherland, Howard Vigne, 1913, April
Taylor, Edward Robeson, 1913, February 18
Taylor, Marion, 1914, February
Terry, Howard Leslie, 1913, March-April
Tsuashima, S., 1913, May 29
Waterhouse, Alfred James, 1913, April
Vol. IV contents:
Ainsworth, Edward Maddin, 1939, February 26
Beebe, Beatrice B., 1929, February
Bennett, Raine, 1934, July
Benson, Allan Louis, 1926, March 13
Byers, Samuel Hawkins Marshall, 1920, May 30
Connor, Torrey, 1924, March
Fraser, Vonard, 1920, December
Gettman, Royal Alfred, 1932, January
Hale, Philip, 1923, February 2
Hales, Lois Vernon, 1930, March 15
Haskin, Frederic Jennings, 1921, August 1
Heald, George Henry, 1922, July 29
Hellman, Samuel, 1920, September 26
Hendricks, Robert J., 1933, March 1
Jones, Randall S., 1926, September 5
Kendall, Carlton, 1929, April
Lawrence, Ida Eckert, 1920, April
Lockley, Fred, 1923, April 28
1924, December 21
1924, December 28
1925, January 25
1925, (?) 1929, May 23
Lorch, Fred W., 1931, March
McLandburgh, Florence , 1921, February 14
Markham, Edwin, 1920, April
Mighels, Ella Sterling, 1926, July
Millard, Bailey, 1925, April 25
1933, December 17
Rousseau, B.G., 1924, January
Shipley, Maynard, 1920, June
Sterling, George, 1926, February
Thompson, Henry Cooper, 1920, July
Wells, Evelyn, 1921, March 17
Woodbury, Charles J., 1920, July 15
In addition to the above, the Honnold Library has the Willard Samuel Morse collection. It was assembled from 1912 to 1935 and concerns Joaquin Miller. “In addition to his working notebooks (3 vols.), the collection contains approximately 90 letters to and from dealers, publishers, and photographers.” It is filed in “JM Box VI: 3 vols. & 34 folders.” Also, “There are approximately 100 items in the handwriting of Miller in this collection...Some of the manuscripts have been bound, as volumes; some are mounted, item by item, in blank books; some have been used to extra-illustrate rare books; some are inscriptions on fly-leaves. Untouched autograph material has been placed, piece by piece, in folders, arranged chronologically in one file, 1854-1910.” This material is filed in “JM Box I.”
The Willard Samuel Morse Collection contains the original manuscript of Joaquin Miller’s California Diary. It was sent to Ina Coolbrith by Mrs. Lischen Miller, Joaquin’s sister-in-law. After Coolbrith’s death, her niece, Mrs. Finlay Cook, sold the manuscript to Willard Samuel Morse, who made it available for publication (Miller 1977:253).
The Honnold Library in Claremont, CA has four feet of papers concerning Joaquin Miller in their Special Collection. Contained in this material are “Correspondence, journal, notes, and MSS. of poems and stories. These manuscripts include the following stories: Frémont Road, Hard up in Honolulu, In a Hawaiian convent, The Red Shield, Sheriff of Modoc County, and True Bear stories.”
The Huntington Library.
Joaquin Miller’s letters in the collection of the Huntington Library have been entered into this bibliography. [Referred to in this bibliography as HUN; see User’s Guide and first reference: 1862]
Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
The Bancroft Library has one box containing the papers of Fred Emerson Brooks (1850-1923) dealing with the period 1912-1923. The .4 linear feet collection is located under 78/126c.
The Bancroft Library has a souvenir of of the Joaquin Miller cabin, removed from Meridian Hill to Rock Creek Park, DC on January 1, 1912 by the California State Association. It is catalogued as W 76 389. Bret Harte’s papers from ca. 1869-1897 occupy one box (.5 linear feet) and one volume at the Bancroft Library. The collection is located under 79/47c.
One portfolio containing papers by Joaquin Miller ca. 1871-1908 is on file at the Bancroft Library. The collection is located under 79/50c.The Bancroft Library has an album of portraits of noted persons, including Joaquin Miller, also actors and actresses who appeared in the early San Francisco Theatre. Surrounding each portrait are advertisements of California firms. There are 35 mounted portraits (29 cm.). [S.n. : s.1., 1872?]
Oakland Museum, Oakland, Alameda County, California.
The Oakland Museum has a portrait sketch of Joaquin Miller dated 1896 done in ink and gouache by Joseph Dwight Stone, Jr., who was born in Connecticut in 1852, came to California in 1860, and died in 1900.
California Room, Oakland Public Library.
Oakland, Alameda County, California
On file at the Oakland Public Library in their Vertical File are the following:
Letters of George Sterling.
Letters and correspondence totaling 72 items from 1892-1911. Letters to George Sterling, Carrie Sterling, D.A. Stewart, Fred Castleman, Mary Fuller, Paul Mills, and Dagmar Games. Letters from Miriam Leslie, George Sterling, James Whitcomb Riley, Herman Scheffauer, Ina Coolbrith, A.w. Kelsey, B.O. Flower, Herbert B. Turner, P.L. Campbell, Blanche Partington, John Kelly, Olive Hume, and Cosa Miranda Older.
Letters and correspondence of Ina Coolbrith.
Letters and correspondence of George Wharton James.
Letters and correspondence of Ruth Le Prade.
A photographic album of 24 pages depicting the Oregon trip and the Hights.
Scrapbook of magazines articles about and by Joaquin Miller of various dates.
Clippings about Joaquin Miller and Jack London from the Hayward Daily Review published in 1962 and written by John S. Sandoval are in a scrapbook.
The Roxburghe Club of San Francisco’s Favorite Author’s Night program of August 18, 1930 has a portrait of Joaquin Miller.
Approximately 80 items exist in the Joaquin Miller “Manuscript Collections, 1853-1930” independent of others listed above.
A postcard of “The Hights” dated 1891 is on file in the Pamphlet Box.
The Shasta Historical Society.
The Shasta Historical Society is located at 1449 Market St. in Redding CA’s Downtown Mall in Redding, CA. Their address is P.O. Box 277, Redding, CA 96099. Their holdings concerning Miller are interspersed with their vast array of Shasta County data.