1913 - [Joaquin Miller died February 17, 1913]

Primary Sources
Miller, Joaquin. Major sections of Early History of Idaho by W.J. McConnell, Ex-U.S. Senator and Governor published by Authority of the Idaho State Legislature. Caldwell, Idaho: The Conton Printers 1913 [MGK]
-----. Foreword. Out of the North. By Howard Vigne Sutherland. New York:
Desmond FitzGerald, Inc. 1913 [PMC] [HON] [STANFORD - MELVYL] [WC] [HUN] [MGK] [MCK] Sutherland, Howard V. wrote on Joaquin while in the Klondike. He had earlier written hostile articles on Miller for the Wasp and News- Letter (two San Francisco weeklies) [MAR] [MCK]
-----. “Introduction.” By Joaquin Miller. The Men Who Blaze the Trail and Other
Poems. By Sam C. Dunham [1855-1920] New York: Barse & Hopkins, 1913. 126pp [AAS has a first edition. 8vo. 126pp. Red cloth with gilt lettering. A very good copy. H II, 86. Mostly about Alaska, but see “Give us water, Uncle Sam.”] [MGK] [PET] [MAR] [WC] [MCK]
-----. Columbus. San Francisco Morning Call (18 February 1913): 3: 2 [CAL] [MGK]
-----. “Don't Stop at the Station Despair.” The Independent 74 (27 February 1913): 437 [CAL] [MGK]
-----. To Russia. The Independent 74 (27 February 1913): 437 [PMC] [GAR] [HGT] [MGK] [MCK] [See also To Rachel in Russia, June 1, 1882; To Russia in In Classic Shades, 1890; ...Four Songs.... To Russia..., 1906; To Russia, 10 December 1908.] [MGK]
-----. “What is Poetry?” The Independent 74, pp. 457-458. (27 February 1913): 457-458 [PMC] [MGK] [MCK]
-----. “The Work of Joaquin Miller.” Dial 54 [Transcendentalist magazine.] (1 March 1913): 165-167 [PMC] [RCL] [MGK] [MCK]
-----. At Final Parting. Current Opinion 54 (April 1913): 319 [CAL] [MGK]
-----. Bravest Battle. Current Opinion 54 (April 1913): 319 [GAR] [MGK] [MCK]
[OHS Scrapbook 36, p. 118]
-----. Columbus. Current Opinion 54 (April 1913): 319. [CAL] [MGK]
-----. Dreamers. Current Opinion 54 (May 1913): 412 [CAL] [MGK] [MCK]

Secondary Sources
Annual Register. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1914 [MGK]
Armes, William Dallam. “Joaquin Miller and His Work.” 1913 University of California Chronicle 15: 357 [CAL] [See also California Historical Society Quarterly (September 1953): 237-238.] [MGK]
Goodwin, Charles C. As I Remember Them. Salt Lake City, UT. Published by a Special Committee of the Salt Lake Commercial Club, 1913. 360 pp. 356 [OAK] [CAL] [MAR] [WC] [PET] [MGK] [MCK] [RCL: “Impressionistic eulogy of Miller, emphasizing his humility, his closeness to nature, and his courageous independence.”]
“Joaquin Miller in England.” The Bookman 37 (1913): 113-202. [PMC] [MGK]
Long, William J. American Literature. New York: Ginn and Co. 1913: 389 [RCL] [MGK] [MCK]
McConnell, W.J. Early History of Idaho. Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers. 1913, rptd. 1963. [Chapter II, pp. 27-31, indicates that Miller was involved in the origin of the name “Idaho.”] [See also Koch, 1948.] [MGK]
Newcomer, Alphonso Gerald. American Literature. New York: Scott, Foresman and Company. 1913. 364 pages. [CCL: 282] [MGK]
“The Poet of the Sierras.” Review of Reviews 47 (1913) [PET] [MGK] [MCK]
Letter to NY Times, 1913.
From someone who knew Miller in the 1860s. [MAR. 45] [MGK]
Bland, Henry Meade. “A California Poet: Joaquin Miller’s Complete Works.” Book News Monthly 31 (February 1913): 424-427 [RCL] [MGK] [MCK]
Coolbrith, Ina. “Joaquin Miller.” Woman Citizen. (February 1913) [RCL: Coolbrith Scrapbooks, II:96, Oakland Free Library.] [MGK] [MCK]
-----. “Tribute to Joaquin Miller.” [BAN] [See above, “Joaquin Miller” by Coolbrith.]
San Francisco Bulletin. Obituary (18 February 1913) [MGK]
San Francisco Morning Call. Obituary (18 February 1913): 3: 2 [CAL says “Columbus.”] [MGK]
San Francisco Chronicle. Obituary. (18 February 1913) [MGK]
[Joaquin Miller’s] Death (February 17, 1913) “The Hights,” home in Piedmont foothills.
San Francisco Examiner. pp. 1:3, 3:1-. (18 February 1913): 1: 3, 3: 1 fol. [CAL]
“Joaquin Miller, Poet of the Sierras, Who Died Yesterday.” (1913) [OHS Scrapbook 36,
p. 118] [MCK]
“Joaquin Miller, Poet of West Dies: Lived Eccentric Life of Adventure.” Chicago Examiner. [Date must be after 17 February 1913.] [MGK]
“Joaquin Miller, Sierra Poet, Is Dead.” The Bellingham Herald 22.186 (18 February 1913): 4: 3 [MGK]
“Poet of the Sierras. Joaquin Miller Dies; His Body to be Burned on Pyre at Mountain
Home and Ashes Borne by Winds.” New York Times (18 February 1913): 13.
[MCK: Lengthy biography]
Sketch, at time of Miller’s death. San Francisco Morning Call (18 February 1913): 1: 4 [CAL] [MGK]
“World Mourns For Dead Poet: Telegrams of Sympathy to Widow and Daughter of Joaquin Miller.” Courier Free Press. Redding, CA (18 February 1913) [MGK]
“The American Byron.” (19 February 1913) [OHS Scrapbook 36, p. 114] Obituary [MCK]
Collins, Dean. “To Joaquin Miller.” (19 February 1913) [OHS Scrapbook 36, p. 115] [MCK] [See also Collins, Dean “Poet’s Child Finds Relics.” (OHS Clipping File) [MCK]
Daggett. Sketch of Joaquin Miller at time of his death. Portrait. Daggett’s Scrap Book 3, p. 132. [CAL] [MGK]
“Joaquin Miller’s Poetry.” Oregonian (19 February 1913) [OHS Scrapbook 36, p. 115] [MCK]
“’Poet of Sierras’ Pioneer of Oregon.” (19 February 1913) OHS Scrapbook 36, p. 114.
This partial article is later printed in full in the same OHS Scrapbook on page 160 [MCK]
“Poet of Sierras Sleeps in Cabin in the Mountains.” OHS Scrapbook 36, p. 114.
Obituary [See also p. 116] [MCK]
“In Portland First Poems Published.” (19 February 1913), OHS Scrapbook 36, p. 114-
115. [Full article also printed in OHS Scrapbook 57, p. 85.and OHS Clipping file]
San Francisco Examiner (19 February 1913) [MGK]
“Pity Me; Pity Me!” In Editorial Column of The Bellingham Herald 22.187 (19 February 1913): 3: 1 [Article states that Miller’s last words were, “I am dying pity me, pity me!”] [MGK]
Miller funeral services. San Francisco Morning Call (20 February 1913): 18: 1 [CAL] [MGK]
“Joaquin Miller’s Body in Ashes.” New York Times (20 February 1913): 11.
Noted that on the 19th Miller’s body was reduced to ashes and that they will be partly scattered at the Hights with the remainder placed in a rock mausoleum that he built [MCK]
“Joaquin Miller, Poet of the Sierras, Expires in His Retreat in the Mountains.” (1913),
OHS Scrapbook 36, p. 116. [MCK]
“Joaquin Miller’s Body Cremated.” OHS Scrapbook 36, p. 117. [MCK]
“L. Samuel Recalls Early Experiences with Oregon Poet.” OHS Scrapbook 36, p. 118.
May not be a separate article. [MCK]
Redway, J. W. “Joaquin Miller: To the Editor of the New York Times.” New York
Times (21 February 1913): 12. Brief biography on “Heiney” focusing on his time in Oregon as editor and judge [MCK]
San Francisco Star (22 February 1913) Obituary. [MGK]
Johnston, John Henry. “A Bit of Verse by Joaquin Miller.” New York Times (23
February 1913): 45-47 [MCK]
Picture of Joaquin (Hollinger & Co.) and Johnston’s story of his friendship
with Miller. Johnston met Joaquin at one of Mary Mape Dodge’s weekly receptions and the poet became a frequent visitor at the Johnston home. One occasion when he was asked by Johnston’s son for an autograph, Joaquin wrote a short poem of 4 lines, which is included with the article in both handwritten form and in deciphered form.
“Miller Liked in London: Poet of the Sierras Was Much Lionized on His Visits. Special
Cable to the New York Times” The New York Times (23 February 1913): 5 [RCL] [MGK] [MCK]
Noted that Miller visited London two or three times and was acquainted
with Ford Madox Brown, William Rossetti and Dante Rossetti. The article ends with: “At that time he said that the poets who most influenced him were Byron, Burns, and Edgar Allan Poe, and that the living English poet who interested him most was Christina Rossetti.”
The Oregon Sunday Journal (23 February 1913) [MCK]
San Francisco Chronicle. (23 February 1913) [MGK]
Memorial services for Miller. San Francisco Morning Call (Oakland ed.) (24 February 1913): 4: 6 [CAL] [MGK]
“Poet Died Well-to-Do: Joaquin Miller’s Real Estate Worth $75,000 - Left No Will.”
New York Times (26 February 1913): 9 [MCK]
Note about Abbie filing letters of administration on the 25th. The estate consists of the following: personal property - $1,000; real property - over $10,000, Piedmont foothills estate - $75,000 and copyrights on his works.
Noguchi, Yone. “Joaquin Miller: Poet of the Sierras.” The Independent 74 (27 February 1913): 437-439 [RCL] [MGK] [MCK]
Dunham, Sam C. The Men Who Blaze The Trail And Other Poems. New York: Barse & Hopkins. [Postscript to Miller’s introduction written by Dunham Feb. 28, 1913 at Fruitvale, Cal., refers to Miller’s death “On February fifteenth, [seventeenth] nineteen thirteen...”] [MGK]
Sherburne, E. B. “Joaquin Miller’s Cabin.” Overland Monthly n.s. 61 (March 1913):
226-227. [RCL] [PMC] [CAL] [MAR] [PET] [MGK] [MCK]
“Description of Miller’s Life.”. [See referenced in “Poet of the Sierras”
Literary Digest 46 (1 March 1913): 459. [MCK]
“Joaquin Miller.” The Dial 54 (1 March 1913): 165-167. [RCL] [MCK]
“The Late Joaquin Miller.” Harper’s Weekly 57 (1 March 1913): 25 [RCL] [PMC] [PET] [MGK] [MCK]
Noguchi, Yone. “The Poet of the Sierras.” Literary Digest 46 (1 March 1913): 459 [PMC] [RCL] [MGK]
This article opens with a description of Miller’s funeral pyre, reprints a sketch of his career from the New York Sun and concludes with the New York Tribune’s description of the funeral pyre [MCK]
“Poet of the Sierras.” Journal of Education. Boston. 47 (6 March 1913): 260-261 [PMC] [RCL] [MGK] [MCK]
Redington, Col. J. W. “A Reminiscence of Joaquin Miller.” San Diego Examiner (7
March 1913) [OHS Clippings File] [MCK]
-----. “Joaquin Had Wild Career, Says Friend.” San Francisco paper in 1:29 (OHS Clippings File). [MCK]
Administration of estate. San Francisco Morning Call (11 March 1913): 2: 2 [CAL]
[MGK] [See also “Joaquin Miller Did Not Leave Any Will.” OHS Scrapbook 36, p. 117. [MCK] ]
Matthews, James Newton. To Joaquin Miller. Out West. Los Angeles. n.s. Vol. 5(3-4) (March-April 1913): 139. [CAL] [From The Lute of Life, Cincinnati, Ohio: Horton & Co., unknown publication date prior to March, 1913.] [MGK]
Terry, Howard L. “Joaquin Miller As I Saw Him.” Out West 5 Los Angeles. n.s. (March-April 1913): 195-198 [Includes photographs of “The Hights,” Miller camping, and portrait of Miller.] [PMC] [CAL] [RCL] [Mentions correspondence between Terry and Miller. Terry also writes about his visit to Miller, which occurred a year before Miller’s death.]
[Chapple, Joe Mitchell, Ed.] “Joaquin Miller’s Last Message.” National Magazine 38 (April 1913): 95-98. [RCL] [STANFORD-MELVYL] [MGK] [MCK]
Field, Charles K. “The Power of Personality.” Sunset, The Pacific Monthly 30.4 (April 1913): 423, 572 [PMC] [MGK]
[”Joaquin Miller, The Poet of the Sierras. The passing of this famous figure in
Western life occurred after the article published elsewhere in this number had gone to press.” Picture of Miller on page 425.] [RCL] [“Portrait, autograph” of Joaquin Miller p. 572.] [MGK]
Green, Floride. A photograph captioned, “The late Joaquin Miller and an autographed stanza of The Fortunate Isles.” [Article refers to 1868.] Sunset Magazine 30.4. (April. 1913): 425 [MGK]
[”Joaquin Miller, The Poet of the Sierras. The passing of this famous figure in Western life occurred after the article published elsewhere in this number had gone to press.” Picture of Miller on page 425.] [RCL]
Hubbard, Elbert. “The Poet of the Sierras.” Hearst’s Magazine 23 (April 1913): 662-663. [PMC] [RCL] [MAR] [PET] [MGK] [MCK]
“Joaquin Miller in England.” The Bookman 37 (April 1913): 122-123. [PMC] [RCL] [MAR] [PET] [MGK] [MCK]
Newhall, Charles Stedman. The Golden Gate. [Poem to Joaquin Miller] Sunset, The Pacific Monthly 30.4 [Sunset Magazine] (April 1913): 396 [PMC] [HON] [CSC]
“The Passing of Joaquin Miller.” Current Literature. (April 1913) [MGK]
“The Passing of Joaquin Miller.” Current Opinion 54 (April 1913): 318-319 [RCL]
“The Poet of the Westward March.” Review of Reviews 47 (April 1913): 479 [PMC] [RCL] [MGK] [MCK]
Sutherland, Howard Vigne. “Joaquin Miller: In Memoriam.” Overland Monthly n.s. 61 (April 1913): 320-322. [CAL] [HGT] [MGK] [MCK]
Waterhouse, Alfred J. “The Poet of the Sierras.” Sunset Magazine 30. 4 (April 1913): 393-396. [PMC] [RCL] [CSC] [PET] [MGK] [MCK] [Picture of Miller on page 395.]
Wheeler, Edward J. “The Passing of Joaquin Miller.” Current Opinion 54 (April 1913): 233, 318-319. [PMC] [RCL] [MAR] [PET] [MGK] [MCK]
Dezendorf, A. “The Poet of the Sierras.” West Coast 13 (May 1913): 13, 48 [CAL] [MGK]
Millard, Bailey. “When They Were Twenty-One.” “I. The San Francisco Group.” The Bookman 37.3 New York: L Dodd, Mead and Company (May 1913): 296-300 [RCL] [MGK] [MCK]
Miller’s ashes scattered to the winds. San Francisco Morning Call. (23 May 1913) [CAL] [MGK]
“Joaquin Miller’s Ashes to be Strewn to Winds Today According His Wish” in Oakland.” New York Times p. 12:8. (25 May 1913): 12: 8 [MGK]
Noted that Joaquin’s ashes are to be spread on the 25th. Joaquin wanted to be burnt on the pyre but municipal laws restricted this [MCK]
Ashes scattered at the Hights (cut). San Francisco Morning Call (26 May 1913): 1: 4 [CAL] [MGK]
“Homage for Joaquin Miller: Poet’s Desire is Fulfilled.: Friends Gather at Old home of Bard to Pay Last Honors and Scatter His Ashes San Francisco Paper? (26 May 1913) [BB] [MGK]
Husband’s memorial services. San Francisco Morning Call (26 May 1913): 1: 4 [CAL]
Lengthy report of memorial services. The Oakland Tribune (26 May 1913) [MGK]
“Scatter Ashes of Poet: Destined for Flames, Wind Claims Remains of Joaquin Miller.” New York Times (26 May 1913): 16: 4 [MGK] [MCK] [Ceremonies described.]
Noted that Joaquin’s ashes were scattered that day. The ceremony, conducted by The Bohemian Club of San Francisco, was attended by more than 500 people. Colonel John P. Irish said the final words and set afire the pyre.
Tsushima, S. “Joaquin Miller and Japan.” The Nation 96 (29 May 1913): 544-545. [PMC] [RCL] [HGT] [MAR] [PET] [MGK] [MCK]
Garland, Hamlin. “The Poet of the Sierras.” Sunset, The Pacific Monthly [Sunset Magazine] n.s. 30.6 (June 1913): 765-770 [PMC] [OHS Clippings File] [PET] [HON] [CAL] [MAR] [RCL] [MGK] [MCK] [Includes photographs.]
Bland, Henry Meade. “A Speaker in Stone” in “Interesting Westerners.” Sunset Magazine 30.6 (June 1913): 818. An article about the statue of Miller in Oakland Park and the sculptor, Douglas Tilden. [PMC] [CSC] [MGK]
Pease, Lute. “No Statlier [sic] Name than Oregon, Declares Poet Joaquin Miller.” (1
June 1913) [OHS Scrapbook 57, p. 84] [MCK]
Widow’s memorial park offer. San Francisco Morning Call. p. 3:5. (3 July 1913): 3: 5 [CAL] [MGK]
“Deaths of Prominent Persons.” New York Times (31 December 1913): 11. Miller listed [MCK]

Letters and Archival Papers
Coolbrith, Ina. Letter, [1914] March 22, San Francisco, California [to] Mr. [Edwin]
Markham, West New Brighton [Staten Island] New York. In Markham Manuscript Collection, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY. [WC].
“Ina would like a list of the important Literary Socialities in New York
and the east. She doesn't want to make any mistakes. She discusses Joaquin Miller and [his] health [and] problems with his wife and how sad and tragic it has been for him” [WC]. [[] by MGK. Coolbrith and others had urged different forms of care for the ailing Miller.] [MGK]
Sketch of Joaquin Miller at time of his death. Portrait. Daggett’s Scrapbook. 3. p. 132. [CAL] California State Library Local History room, Sacramento, microfilm # 1480 [MGK]

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