Miller, Joaquin. "Diary & Commonplace Book." 1854-1855. "A. MS. S. 1 vol. (unbound) fol. & 4to., approx. 180 leaves. In a folio case. West Point, Ore., Columbia, Ore., Shasta Co. Cal., McCloud Valley, Cal." [HON has this material in JM Box 2: vol. 1.] [MCK] [A Miller birthdate is given in the diary on date of June 15, 1856.]
-----. An untitled poem about two ex-convicts from Australia at a Yreka mining camp is claimed by Rosena Giles in the March 17, 1949 Shasta Courier, (Shasta Co. CA) to be the first poem by Joaquin Miller. [See also “Damming the Sacramento,” 1882, and Bailey Millard, 1913, Bookman, p. 299, all referring to same.
-----. “Reminiscences of Joaquin Miller: Early Days in Oregon”. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 7, 1907 Magazine section, copyrighted by Joseph Bowles. Miller writes, “And this was my first offense in the line of song.”] [MCK]
Gaston, Joseph. Laws of Oregon. 1854-44. p.16-18 [HGT] [MCK]
Miller Diaries, 1854-1858. The Honnold Library. “These include letters, poems and schoolwork” (FST 132). [MGK] At Shool, in Manuscript Diaries, The Honnold Library. [FST 18-19]. The poem is dated October 8, 1854. [MCK]
Mount Shasta Collection, College of the Siskiyous Library
Covered in the section Recreation/Tourism/Environment section are “the many controversies surrounding development of Mount Shasta, beginning with Joaquin Miller’s 1873 proposal to make Mount Shasta the center of an ‘Indian Republic’” [http://www.siskiyous.edu/library/shasta/mscollection.htm] [MCK]