Primary Sources
Miller, Joaquin. True Bear Stories. [HUN: “Together with a Thrilling Account of the Capture of the Celebrated Grizzly “Monarch””] Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Company. 1900. Introductory notes by Dr. David Starr Jordan. 259 pages. [UOL] [OAK] [RCL] [SPL] [OHS] [MES] [USC] [HUN] [MGK] [MCK] [HON has a first edition with an inscription by the author laid in as well as a second unsigned copy.] [HON has “MS.S (partly Autograph) approx. 65 leaves fol. folded into a 4to. case...incomplete, fragmentary” in JM Box 2: vol. 3.] [AAS has a first edition.] [BAL (6:200) notes that there were three printings of this book.] [The following have been reprinted in Selected Writings: A Bear on Fire, (1977:52-58). The Great Grizzly, (1977: 59-63). As a Humorist, (1977: 64-65). The Grizzly as Frémont Found Him, (1977: 66-67). Bill Cross and His Pet Bear, (1977: 68-72). Treeing a Bear, (1977: 73-77).] [Wagner says he sold this book to Rand & McNally for $400] Overland Monthly 75. 2 (February 1920): 120 [MGK] [See also 1949]
-----. Joaquin Miller's Poems. [in six volumes] Bear Edition 4: Songs of Italy and Others. San Francisco: The Whitaker & Ray Co. 1900. [Siskiyou County Library, Yreka, CA has Vol. 4.] [MGK]
-----. Chants for the Boer. San Francisco: The Whitaker & Ray Co. 1900. 28 pages. [OAK] [RCL] [USC] [Middlebury College] [STANFORD-MELVYL] [HON and HUN have copies inscribed by the author and AAS has a first edition.] [MGK] [MCK] Listed in “Joaquin Miller Books.” (60 entries) [OHS Clippings File] [FST] [MCK]
-----. An American Anthology 1787-1900. Stedman, Edmund Clarence, ed. (1833–1908). [Includes 10 poems by Joaquin Miller in III. Second Lyrical Period (In Three Divisions) From the Beginning of the Civil War to the Hundredth Presidential Year—1861–1889: Columbus, At the Grave of Walker, Westward Ho!, Crossing the Plains, Vaquero, By the Pacific Ocean, Twilight at the Heights, Dead in the Sierras, Peter Cooper, To Russia, The Voice of the Dove, and Juanita [MGK]
-----. The Great Discoverer and other poems. In Poets and Poetry of Indiana. Compiled by Benjamin S. Parker and Enos B. Heiney. New York. [BAL (6:215) notes that all of the Miller work in this publication was reprinted from other books. The Great Discoverer appears on pp. 339-340 and was titled Columbus in Songs of the Soul, 1896.] [MGK]
-----. The Wager and Other Poems, Mitchell, S. Weir. New York: The Century Company, 1900. 47pp. [WC] [CAM] [MGK] [MCK] [See 1901]
-----. “The Chinese and the Exclusion Act.” North American Review 173(1900): 782-
789. [HGT] [MGK] [MCK]
-----. “Beware, Base Albion.” Pacific Monthly 3 (January 1900): 100 [CAL] [MGK]
-----. Pilgrims of the Plains. Oregon Historical Quarterly 1 (March-December 1900): 395-396. [OAK] [SPL] [HON notes that this poem is not the same as the one that appears in the 7/15/1875 The Independent.] [MGK] [MCK]
-----. Pioneers of the Pacific. Oregon Historical Quarterly. 1 (March 1900): 397.[OAK] [HON] [SPL] [Miller crosses the plains again but now by train.] [MGK]
-----. Ussians and Usland (in “Etc.”) Overland Monthly 35.207 (March 1900): 285-286 [CAL] [SPL] [MGK]
-----. “One of the Best Stories I ever Heard.” Life (15 March 15, 1908). [HON] [MGK]
-----. “Sermons in Bones.” Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly. (April 1900) [HON] [MGK]
-----. “A Sermon in Bones.” New York Times (1 April 1900): 29 [MCK]
-----. “Joaquin Miller Tells How Pit River Got Its Name. Daily Free Press. Redding, CA. (2 May 1900) [MGK]
-----. “Dispatches from China.” (July - August 1900) [STANFORD - MELVYL] [MCK]
“Typescripts, with holograph emendations, of three dispatches written during
the Boxer Rebellion. Miller had been hired by the San Francisco Examiner to
cover the rebellion.”
-----. “For Boerland and Liberty.” Land of Sunshine 13 (July 1900): 6-7 (Photo of Joaquin Miller taken in May of 1900 p. 17.) [OAK] [CAL] [MGK]
-----. The Faith of Our Fathers. . San Francisco Examiner. (4 July 1900) [HON] [CAL] [MGK] [“Come let us light the torch anew…”
-----. “Missionaries not the Cause of War in China's Empire.” San Francisco Examiner. (12 August 1900) [HON] [MGK]
-----. “China's Integrity must be preserved at any cost.” San Francisco Examiner. (18 September 1900) [HON] [MGK]
-----. “Forest First, Man Second.” Sunset Magazine 6 (December 1900): 56. [HON] [CAL] [MGK]
-----. The Wedding. Truth. (December 1900) [HON] [MGK]
-----. “From San Francisco to Japan.” San Francisco Newsletter (December 1900) [HON] [Not seen] [MGK]

Secondary Sources
Adney, J. Klondike Stampede. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1900. 407 pp.
[PET] [WC] [MCK] [See also 1899, 1968 and 1994]
Hare, Augustus J. C. The Story of My Life. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1900.
Vol. 3: 255. [RCL] [MAR] [MCK]
Leslie, Stephen and Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 1885-1900. Vol. 63 New York: Macmillan. 1900. [MGK]
Schafer, Joseph. “An Historical Survey of Public Education in Eugene, Oregon.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 2 (1900): 56. [Mentions Miller’s attendance at Columbia College.] [MGK] [PET] [MCK]
Van Vliet, Mary Niver. Living American Authors: Biographical Sketches with Portraits.
Oak Park, Illinois: Intelligence and Week’s Current, 1900. 96pp. [WC] [MCK]
Williams, Henry T., ed. The Pacific Tourist: Williams’ Illustrated Trans-Continental
Guide of Travel from the Atlantic to Pacific Ocean…1876. New York: Henry T. Williams, 1900 [MCK]
Knapp, Adeline. “Some Hermit Homes of California Writers.” Overland Monthly
35.205 (January 1900): 6, 9 [MOA] [PMC says pp. 2-10] [MGK] [MCK]
Review of Ussians and Usland. in “Etc.” Overland Monthly 35.207 p. 285-286. [”Here we have Yankee Doodle, Anglophobia, the Monroe Doctrine, Expansionism, and Manifest Destiny all in one fine song. One may feel that it is not the song which expresses the best that is in us, yet he cannot regret that the song has been written.”] [See Primary above] [MGK]
“San Francisco’s Pro-Boer Meeting.” New York Times (7 January 1900): 2 [MCK]
Clarke, S.A. “Romantic Life The Portion of Joaquin Miller. Always a Bard of Nature.. His Residence Among the Indians and Career as Judge in the Frontier Days—His Daring Trip to England to Mingle with British Celebrities in the Literary West—Vivid Originality of His Verse.” ?publication (See also OHS Scrapbook 226E. p. 13) [MGK] [Clarke has Miller returning to Oregon when he was 18, becoming a judge at 21 [sic] and having $10,000 in government bonds when he left Salem for England in 1870.] [MGK]
“Feb. 9, [Friday] Joaquin Miller arrived in Ashland supposedly from Reno, NV and afterwards went on to Jacksonville, OR where he lectured.” Ashland Democratic Times (15 Feb. 1900) [MGK]
“February 16, [Saturday] Miller to speak in Jacksonville, OR Ashland Democratic Times
(11 Feb. 1900). [MGK]
“His Boyhood in Shasta: The Poet’s Memory of Other Days, Joaquin Miller as an Indian Fighter, Camp Cook and Placer Miner.” Daily Free Press, Redding CA (24 February 1900) [MGK]
Lodge, James I.. An Interview “General Gossip of Authors and Writers.” Current Literature 27 (March 1900): 112. “Joaquin Miller and His Work.” Current Literature 27(March 1900): 202. [HGT] [RCL] [PET] [MCK] [MGK]
“He was not Joaquin then, but Henry. He was riding express from Walla Walla to Orofino, in the Nez Pearce [sic] mining country. He rode on horseback, carried letters and small packages, and was as picturesque in person as a Spanish bandit. There was no better rider anywhere at that time. This little express line belonged to Miller and Mossman, and Miller was the solitary horseman, wearing his dark hair long; bright eyed, alert, active in movement, and a great talker. He afterward came to be called eccentric. We called him a ‘little flighty’. He submitted to considerable chaffing, never allowing his good nature to become ruffled. When the little express route began to develop it was bought by the Wells-Fargo company people. If he had written any poetry then we never knew of it. He had, however, written some sketches for the Portland (Oregon) papers.
Miller . . . never talked . . . about his early life . . . He was like an Arab in his habits, likely without a moment’s warning to fold his tent and silently steal away.” [HGT]
“Problems of National Morals.” [“Etc.”] Overland Monthly 35.207(March 1900): 285-286. A review of Chants for the Boer. [MGK] [MCK]
“Joaquin Miller and His Work.” Current Literature 28 (May 1900) [PET] [MCK]
“American Poets of Today: Joaquin Miller.” Current Literature 28 (May 1900):
128-129. [RCL] [HGT] [MGK] [MCK]
Sketch “In Western Letters” plus photo. Land of Sunshine 13.1 (17 June 1900): 17 [CAL] [CSC] [MGK]
“Books and Authors.” New York Times (4 August 1900) [Online: p. BR10] [MCK]
“Books and Authors.” New York Times (25 August 1900) [Online: p. BR12] [MCK]
“A Group of California Authors.” New York Times ( September 1900) [Online: p. BR6 [MCK]
“Overland Monthly Sold: Magazine Started by Bret Harte Finds a New Owner.” New
York Times (7 September 1900): 2 [MCK]
“Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman.” New York Times (8 September 1900) [Online: p. BR3] [MCK]
Steele, Rufus Milas. “Why Joaquin Miller Was a Horse-Thief in Shasta.” The Bulletin,
San Francisco. (23 September 1900) [OHS Scrapbook 39, pages 37-40] [MCK]
Extensive quotations from Paquita
Ad, New York Times (6 October 1900) [Online: p. BR26] [MCK]
“John Brown: Mr. Connelly’s Volume Issued in Kansas.” New York Times (13 October
1900) [Online: p. BR15] [MCK]
“Review.” New York Times ( 27 October 1900) [Online: p. BR1] [MCK]
“Issac V. Mossman: A Pioneer of 1853 - His Story.” Oregon Native Sun
Historical Magazine 2: 6 (November 1900) [MCK]
“I continued in the business previously mentioned until October, 1861,
when C. Hiner Miller, now known as Joaquin Miller met me at Walla Walla with a letter of introduction to me from his uncle, Colonel W. W. Chapman. Miller wanted to join me in the express business. He had one little pony, and $5 in cash, but he could ride well and was a hustler. I had at that time 18 head of good saddle horses, so I gave him an interest in the business. Soon after that the Salmon River mines were discovered, and I put Miller on the route from Lewiston to Florence City, in the Salmon River Mines, while I rode between Walla Walla, Lewiston and the Oro Fino.

The ‘diggings’ at Florence proved to be very rich. There was a great rush to them, and by December there were many hundreds of men in there at work, and gold dust was plentiful. About the 10th of December I got Miller to change off with me one trip, and I went to Florence, while he went to Walla Walla . . . .

Miller and I were together until the spring of 1862, when he decided to quit the business to go to Port Orford, Oregon, and to be married. He was to marry a lady known as Minnie Myrtle, but whose correct name was Minnie Dyer. So I paid him $600 over and above his profits and presented him with a fine horse, saddled and bridled. He went to Portland and from there to Port Orford, where he was married. . . .”
“He Saved Life of Joaquin Miller.” re Alexander M. Rosborough. Redding Daily Free Press (8 November 1900): 1 [MGK]
“Books For the Young.” The Dial 29 (1 December 1900): 436 (RCL 48) [MGK] [MCK]
“Joaquin Miller.” Book Buyer 17 [MGK]

Letters and Archival Papers
Miller, Joaquin. Inscription 1900, San Francisco, California on flyleaf of his The Danites in the Sierras. [HON has (PS 2397 D2m 1881)] [MGK]
-----. Inscription 1900, The Hights in his Complete Poetical Works. [HON has PS2395 A4 1897] [MGK]
-----.Inscription 1900, Oakland, California on dedication leaf of his First Families of the Sierras. [HON has (PS2397 F5, 1876)] [MGK]
-----. Letter to “My dear little Princess of the P.O.” from Astoria, Ore. (8 M[ar]ch 1900): 1 p. [A polite “hold my mail.”] [On letterhead: “The Occident, A.J. Megler, Prop.”] [Huntington Library, U.6 B10 L.F., HM 51179.] [MGK]
-----. Letter to Edgar L[ee] Hewett [Hewitt] from “The Hights.” (19 June 1900: 1 p. [Huntington Library, U.6 B10 L.F., HM 19719.] [MGK]
-----. “We have Worked Our Claims, etc.” Delivered at the Society of California Pioneers on September 8, in San Francisco. On file in [OAK]'s Pamphlet Box [MGK]
-----. A maxim dated 12/23/1900 “The Hights” (“The Sweetest flowers grow closest to the ground”) is on file at [HON] as “A.MS.S. 1 leaf 8vo.” in JM Box I: folder 19 [MGK]
Advertisement for the “Lecture Season of 1900 of Joaquin Miller.” [OHS Clippings
File] [MCK] [MGK]
This four page pamphlet lists the place Miller lectured from ’97 to ’99 which included four lectures at Stanford, prints quotes from newspaper Reviews on his lectures (San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, Placerville Argus, Union (Tacoma, WA), Boston Daily Globe and New York Journal), reprints poems from the Complete Poetical Works, and shows six photographs of Miller at different ages. A lengthy Review by the critic of the Chicago Times Herald is also included and a notice [Broadsides for “Joaquin Miller, Poet of the Sierras”] that Miller will lecture at Marsh Hall in Forest Grove, Oregon on March 9, 1900 is also included at the end.
Bland, Henry Meade, Collection, Bulk 1914-1931. Holt-Atherton Department of Special
Collections, University of the Pacific Libraries. [WC] [MCK]
Joaquin Miller Biographical Material. A collection of printed notices, articles, etc. cut from periodicals and newspapers, individually mounted and arranged chronologically. 4 volumes, part 1, 1871-1899 part 2, 1900-1909; part 3 1910-1919; part 4 1920-1944. [HON has in JM Box 4: vols. 1-4] [MGK]
Portraits of Californians. By Leola Hall Coggins. Ca. 1900-1920??. 14 paintings and
drawings. Bancroft Library. [STANFORD - MELVYL] [MCK]
Rogers Family Papers, Georgetown University. [Unpublished finding aid available in repository.] [Elsewhere Joaquin Miller listed as a correspondent.] [MCK]

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