Primary Sources
Miller, Joaquin. The Building of the City Beautiful. Trenton, NJ: Alfred Brandt. [PMC] [PET gives this date for the “New Edition.”] [MGK]
-----. The Complete Poetical Works of Joaquin Miller. San Francisco: The Whitaker and Ray Co. c. 1897 [One volume.] 330 pages. [STANFORD – MELVYL] [MOA] [UOL] [OAK] [RCL] [MES] [LHS] [USC] [AAS] [MCK] [HON has one copy inscribed by the author.] [HON has another copy inscribed by the author with a holograph letter, signed, laid in, as well as a mounted photograph.] [HUN has a first edition dedicated to Collis P. Huntington.] [See Notes of Joaquin Miller in the appendix, with mention of King John p.264, [MGK]
-----. “Preface.” The Complete Poetical Works of Joaquin Miller. San Francisco:
Whitaker & Ray Company, c. 1897: 330 pp. v-xiii.
[In this preface Joaquin presents his own biography including the information that
his first printed work was the valedictory class poem at Columbia College, Eugene, Oregon, 1859 and that in 1861 “my elder brother and I were admitted to practice law under George H. Williams, afterwards Attorney-General under President Grant. Brother went at once to the war, I to the gold mines” (vi). In the preface Miller also quotes from an article in the Oregon Teacher in February 1897, the valedictory poem, Ultime from Joaquin Et Al. and from his poems on the dead millionaire of New York and Peter Cooper] [MCK]
-----. Revised Editions. The Complete Poetical Works of Joaquin Miller. San Francisco: The Whitaker & Ray Company, 1901, 1902, 1904. 327pp [STANFORD-MELVYL] [MCK]
Songs of the Sierras:
The Arizonian
Notes: story of leaving home for the mines, story of Mountain Joe,
background behind Songs of the Sierras.
With Walker in Nicaragua
Notes: Miller states that he knew Walker in California and was
with him in Nicaragua.
The Tale of the Tall Alcalde
Notes: Digression of when and where Joaquin Murietta died.
Joaquin discusses a conversation he had with Mrs. Gale Page at Walla Walla on July 5, 1896.
The Last Taschastas
Notes: Joaquin states that Taschastas was the leading piece in
Specimens, published in Oregon, 1867-8.
Joaquin Murietta
Notes: Joaquin states that this poem was the third in his London
book and called “California” but that it was called “Joaquin” in the Oregon book.
Kit Carson’s Ride
Notes: Extensive notes about Joaquin’s stay in London and failed
eyesight. Story of meeting Browning, Dean Stanley, Houghton, etc. at the Archbishop of Dublin’s. Joaquin states that after that he went on to breakfasts with Lord Houghton, lunch with Browning, a dinner with Rossetti and meeting Walt Whitman.
When Little Sister Came
Notes: On the move West and his father’s gentleness
-----. New York: Arno Press, 1972. [c1897]. 330pp. [STANFORD - MELVYL] [MCK]
-----. “A Dream of Italy: An Allegory Introducing ‘Mae Madden.’” [PMC says 1897]
[See also 1875, 1876, 1887.] [See also Minnie Maddern Fiske] [MGK]
-----. “Joaquin Miller’s Alaska Letter.” In The Literature of America and Our Favorite Authors. Compiled and Edited by William Wilfred Birsdall, et al. Philadelphia, Chicago, Toronto: John C. Winston & Co. [BAL] 6:199 notes that this is a reprint with the exception of “Joaquin Miller’s Alaska Letter,” p. 164, an “extract from a syndicated letter clipped from the Philadelphia Inquirer.” [MGK]
-----. The Pioneers to New Oregon, the Great Emerald Land. In Transactions of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Reunion of the Oregon Pioneer Association for 1896. Portland, OR: Geo. H. Himes and Company. [BAL] 6:200 notes that this work appears on pp. 41-42 and was reprinted in The Complete Poetical Works, 1897. [MGK]
-----. The Ship in the Desert and Kit Carson. Library of the World’s Best Literature, Vol. 17. Edited by Charles Dudley Warner. New York. [HON] [PMC refers to this as Warner’s Library of the World’s Best Literature pp. 10027-10036 [MGK]
-----. “Prosaic Side of Gold Hunting as Seen by Joaquin Miller the Poet of the Sierras.”
In Klondike Fields. By A. C. Harris, 1897. [MGK] [See also The Klondike Gold
Region Account of a Six Months ‘ Trip Through the Yukon Gold Fields. [S.L.: s.n],
1890-1899. [523]-530 [WC.]. Microfilm ? [MCK]
-----. “Art and Heart on the Heights.” Overland Monthly (29 January 1897): 33-39. [OAK] [HON] [CAL] [MGK] [MCK]
-----. “Joaquin Miller’s Oil Painting.” New York Daily Tribune (24 January 1897): 4:6. (Illustrated.) [MGK]
-----. “A Day with James Whitcomb Riley.” [1849-1916] San Francisco Morning Call
(25 April 1897): 18:1. [CAL] [MGK]
-----. “Gold Lures a Poet. Joaquin Miller Tells Why He Goes to Alaska.” Chicago
Tribune (29 July 1897): 4.
Other subtitles include “Old Days are Recalled,” “Strong Reminder of the Rush to Salmon River,” “Same Stories are Told,” “Tales of Suffering Believed to be Exaggerated” and “Pen Pictures of the Great Rush.” [MCK]
-----. “Sing of the Klondike.” Chicago Tribune (29 July 1897): 4 [MCK]
-----. San Francisco Morning Call. (3 August 1897): 1:1 [CAL notes that Miller presents a portrait where he compares Klondikers with ‘49ers in this newspaper.] [MGK]
-----. Bravest Battle. Anti-Philistine 3 (15 August 1897) [WC] [MCK]
-----. “Are Over the Pass.” Chicago Tribune (20 August 1897): 5 [MCK]
-----. Klondyke Edition. New York: W. R. Hearst, 1897 [WC] [MCK]
“Excerpt from New York Journal and Advertiser, August 22, 1897” [WC]
-----. “Roses on the Trail.” Chicago Tribune (27 August 1897): 3 [MCK]
-----. Description of an Address given at Indianapolis 1897. Indiana Magazine of History 68 no. 3 (September 1897): 221-224, 231. [CAL] [MGK]
-----. “Stampedes on the Klondike: How I Missed Being a Millionaire.” Overland Monthly 30. 180 (November 1897): 519-527. [OAK] [HON] [CAL] [SPL] [MOA] [HGT has Dec.] Rptd. as “Klondike Gold, 1897.” Alaska Review 2 (spring and summer 1967): 20-39. [Edited by O.W. Frost.] [MGK] [MCK]
-----. San Francisco Morning Call. (7 November 1897): 17:6 [CAL notes that an “intercepted letter from Alaska 10-24” appears in this newspaper.] [MGK]

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Literary World. Vol. 27. [MGK]
Bates, Katharine Lee. American Literature. New York and London: Macmillan
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-----. New York: Macmillan, 1898, 1900, 1908, 1911 [WC] [RCL] [MCK]
-----. Chautauqua, New York: Chautauqua Press, 1897, 1907. 1897 [WC] [MCK]
Harris, A.G. “Poet of the Sierra’s Vision.” Chapter VII in Alaska and the Gold-Fields. pp. 245-255. [LHM] [PET has Alaska and the Klondike Gold-Fields. (“No publisher. No city.”)] [MGK] [MCK has Harris, H.C.]
-----. Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields: Containing a Full Account of the Discovery
of Gold, Enormous Deposits of the Precious Metal, Routes Traversed by Miners, How to Find Gold, Camp Life at Klondike: Practical Instructions for Fortune Seekers, Etc., Etc., Including a Graphic Description of the Gold Regions, Land of Wonders, Immense Mountains, Rivers and Plains, Native Inhabitants, Etc. [S. L.: s.n.], 1897. 566pp. [OHS].
“‘Including Mrs. Eli Gage’s experiences of a year among the Yukon
mining camps; Mrs. Schwatka’s recollections of her husband as the Alaskan pathfinder; prosaic side of gold hunting, as seen by Joaquin Miller, the poet of the Sierras.’” [OHS Library Catalog]
Hittell, Theodore H. History of California Vol. III. San Francisco: N.J. Stone & Company. [MGK]
Partington, J.H. “Joaquin Miller at Home.” Written and Illustrated by J.H. Partington. San Francisco: Whitaker and Ray. [one page] [RCL] [MCK] [MGK]
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“Art and Heart on the Heights.” Overland Monthly 29 (January 1897): 32-39 [MGK]
Adney, Tappan. “News From the Klondike.” Harper’s Weekly (1 January 1897): 16,
19 [WC] [MCK]
A.M.R. [Anton Roman?]. “To Joaquin Miller.” Overland Monthly 29 (March 1897): 334 [MGK]
Portrait of Miller’s arrival. San Francisco Morning Call (18 March 1897) 11:3 [CAL] [MGK]
Notice of The Complete Poetical Works of Joaquin Miller. Overland Monthly
29.173(May 1897): 567. [MOA] [MCK]
Western Journal of Education. [CAL notes, “n.s. v.2, cover (June 1897) (Joaquin Miller at different ages); (November 1897): 31 (December 1897): 35”] [MGK]
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“As Talked in the Sanctum.” Overland Monthly 30.175 (July 1897): 7 [MOA]
“There must be some remedy for the beggar, some scheme whereby the
professional ‘unemployed’ can be turned into good citizens. Joaquin Miller tried it in his little ranch on the Heights, but failed.” [MCK]
Works revised. San Francisco Morning Call. (18 July 1897) 21:1 [CAL] [CAL notes that “Works revised (portraits) (Wells Drury)” appears in this newspaper.] [CAL: Portraits of Joaquin Miller at different ages.] [MGK]
“Joaquin Miller is off for the gold mines of the Yukon.” Shasta Courier (24 July 24 1897) [MGK]
“Joaquin Miller Tells of His Plans. He is Going to the Klondyke to Wield the Pick and
Write of the New Wonderland.” Chicago Daily Tribune (26 July 1897): 2 [MCK]
“Joaquin Miller. ‘The Poet of the Sierras,’ Who Has Gone to Hunt Gold in Alaska.”
Chicago Tribune 29 July 1897: 4. Brief bio and drawing of Miller. [MCK]
“Book Notes.” Land of Sunshine 7 (August 1897): 120. [RCL] [MGK] [MCK]
“Miller’s departure to Alaska.” San Francisco Morning Call (2 August 1897): 2:3.
“A joke on Joaquin Miller.” In Klondyke Talk in Telegraphic Col. Daily Reveille ( 5
August 1897). [MGK]
Editor’s page. Daily Reveille (6 August 1897) (New Whatom. WA) [Disrespectful
comments on Miller’s participation in the gold rush.] [MGK]
“The Klondike Rush.” Overland Monthly 30.177(September 1897): 282. [MOA] [MCK]
Adney, Tappan. “News From the Klondike.” Harper’s Weekly (11 September - 13 November 1897) [WC] [MCK]
-----. “News From the Klondike.” Harper’s Weekly (9 October 1897): 1004, 1015 [WC] [MCK]
“Pt. 1. Fitting out at Victoria for the gold-fields --pt. 2. On the way to the
gold-fields : Victoria to Juneau -- pt. 3. On the way to the gold-fields : conditions at Skagway -- pt. 4. Skagway and the White Pass Trail -- pt. 6. Exploring the White Pass Trail --pt. 7. The Dyea or Chilkoot Trail -- pt. 8. On the Chilkoot Trail from Dyea to Sheep Camp” [WC]
-----. New York: Macmillan, 1913. 351pp [WC] [MCK]
San Francisco Morning Call (7 November 1897): 22:5. [CAL notes that a reference to Miller’s “intercepted letter from Alaska 10-24” appears in this newspaper.]
“Notes.” The Literary Digest 15 (20 November 1897): 883. [RCL] [MCK] [MGK]
Notice of The Complete Poetical Works of Joaquin Miller. Overland Monthly 30.180
(December 1897): 570. [MOA] [MCK]
Shinn, Charles Howard. “Northern California Gold Fields.” Overland Monthly
30.180 (December 1897): 507-508. [MOA] [MCK]
Note that Joaquin Miller might have written a rural epic on the feud between Redding and Shasta if he had stayed in Shasta, and a note about the oak tree in front of saloon where according to local tradition “Miller, when a lad, used to post his verses for the assembled miners to read and admire.”

Letters and Archival Papers
Adney, Tappan, Papers, Dartmouth College
Miller, Joaquin. 1897-1910 Letters to Blanche Partington. 25 letters.[BAN] [MGK]
-----. Alaska and Klondike Correspondence. Chicago Tribune, July 26, 28, 30, 31; August 2, 3, 10, 16, 25, 29; September 4, 13, 1897; January 23, 30; February 6; May 1; July 10, 20,1898. The same correspondence appeared in the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Journal, and in numerous other newspapers. [FST] [See also Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, and St. Louis Republic.] [MGK]
-----. Letter to Harr Wagner (16 August 1897) [Wagner 1929: 177]. A typographical error in Wagner’s book gives the date as 1892. [MGK]
-----. Letter to [Charles Warren Stoddard] from “Hights,” Oakland, Cal[ifornia]. Nov. 15.
1 p. [Addressed: My gentle, genial Charley.] [Huntington Library, U.6 B10 L.F.,
HM 11301.] [This letter had to be in 1897/98 as he was in the Klondike.] [MGK]
-----. Inscription “Merry Christmas” (25 December 1897) New York on flyleaf of his The
Danites. [HON has (PS2397 D2, 1878] [MGK]
Hubbard, Elbert. Letter to “Dear Bro. Bittinger.” ( 4 September 1897) East Aurora, New
York. [HON has in JM Box 7] [MGK]
Murphy, Anna. Letter (7 December1897) Berkeley, California [to] Edwin Markham,
Oakland, California. In Markham Manuscript Collection, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
“Anna was happy to get his letter. This afternoon she a had a long talk with
Mr. Raymond about them. She discusses their conversation. Mr. Raymond praise Markham to be better than Joaquin Miller. Miss Fay came over. She told Mary Fay about her and Edwin. Mary feels that Edwin is a great man. She is proud of him.” [WC] [MCK]
Noguchi, Yone, Papers: Additions, 1897-1904. The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley. [WC] [MCK] [OLUC] [MGK]

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