Miller, Joaquin. The Book of Poetry. Edwin Markham. Columbus pp. 203-204, In Men Whom Men Condemn p. 205, Twilight at the Hights p. 205, Crossing the Plains p.205-206, Dead in the Sierras pp. 206-207, Vaquero pp. 207-208, from Myrrh pp. 209-210, from Exodus for Oregon pp. 210-211. New York: Wm. H. Wise & Co. 1927 Vol. 1. pp. 203-211 [Some errors in the Introduction to Miller] [MGK] [MCK]
-----. Columbus. National Educational Association Journal 16 (October 1927): 205
Boynton, Percy H., ed. American Poetry. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1918. 721pp.
[CCL: 686] [WC] [MULT] [MGK] [MCK] [Also published in 1930 and 1978]
Faust, Albert Bernhardt. The German Element in the United States. New York: The
Steuben Society of America, 1927. 353-354 [Also published in 1969] [WC]
Hazard, Lucy Lockwood. The Frontier in American Literature. New York: Thomas Y.
Crowell Company, 1927. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1927. 308 pp. [Dissertation, UC Berkeley 1925] 345pp. [WC] [CCL: 183] Also published in 1941 and 1961] [MGK] [WC] [MCK]
Lockley, Fred. Oregon Folks. New York: The Knickerbocker Press 1927 [FRS] [MGK] [A compilation from his columns.]
Meany, Edmond. History of the State of Washington. New York: Macmillan Company, 1927. pp. 234-235. [MGK] [MCK]
Meeker, Ezra. Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail. Rev.ised and Edited by Howard R.
Driggs. Yonkers-on-Hudson, New York: World Book Company, 1927. 225pp. [WC] [HGT] [WC] [Also published in 1932 and 1002] [MCK]
Quinn, Arthur Hobson. A History of American Drama from the Civil War to the Present
Day. 2 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1927. [RCL]
[MAR] [CCL: (1), pp. 116, 117] [RCL: (1), pp. 116-118] [MGK] [rptd. 1936 & 43]
Sadler, Michael. Anthony Trollope. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1927. London: Constable, 1927. 432pp. [WC]. 285. [WC] [PSU] [MCK] [Also published in 1928, 1933, 1945,1947,1961 and 1975]
Reprint of Trollope’s July 1873 letter to Kate Field in which he mentions that Twain & “Joachim” are dining with him at this club next week. [See also Hall and Glendinning] [MCK]
Warren, Herbert Otis. “Journeys to the Homes of Famous Californians.” San Francisco
Examiner (1927): 15-16. [OAK] [MGK]
“’Typical American’ Takes Literary London By Storm.” New York Times (2 January
1927) [Online: BR12] [MCK]
Picture with the text: “Joaquin Miller went to London and made an everlasting reputation. The English thought he was just lovely. He smoked, so they say, two cigars, stuck in both corners of his mouth, and wore big boots and a wild western hat”
Lockley, Fred. 1927 Oregon Folks [FRS] (MGK) 1927 Columns in the Oregon Journal.
February 28-March 4. [FRS] (MGK) [See 1993 reprints in Conversations]
“’One of the attorneys who practised in my [????] court was Cincinnatus Heine Miller. In those days everyone was called by his first name. I was called Tom and they called Miller, Heine. His wife, Minnie Myrtle Miller, was a most attractive and brilliant woman. She was a poet of rare ability. Miller himself use to write poetry, which he published in the Times Mountaineer of The Dalles, under the name of John Smith and later under his own name C. H. Miller. Miller used to bother us to death reading his poems to us. He read one to us called Gettysburg, which was really fine. We talked it over among ourselves and decided that Miller was palming off his wife’s poetry as his own. However, he continued to turn out poetry after his wife left him, so we came to the conclusion that the poetry was his own work. He published two thin little books of poetry, one called Specimens and the other Joaquin, et al. They sold for $1 a volume, at least that is the price he charged, but no one bought them, because poetry, particularly of local production, wasn’t in demand. He took the name of Joaquin Miller and later made a big hit with his poetry.” [MCK]
-----. Conversations with Pioneer Women. Compiled by Mike Helm. Eugene: Rainy
Day Press, 1993. 1981. 67-68, 71.
(p. 67-68) “Lucy Ann Henderson Deady.” Story of Joaquin “holding up”
Judge Deady for $5 and paying the sum back years later at the Federal Building in Portland.
(p. 71) “Lucinda Adeline Clarno Evans.” Note: “Joaquin Miller ran express between John Day and Walla Walla. He and a man named Mossman used to carry letters and gold dust. They took the gold dust from Canyon City up to Walla Walla and carried letters both ways.”
“Queries and Answers: Answer: ‘Men Whom Men Condemn.’” New York Times (10
April 1927) [Online: BR27-BR30] [MCK]
Lines from Men Whom Men Condemn found in Poetical Works and
Jessie B. Rittenhouse’s Little Book of American Poets.
Bland Henry Meade “The Poets of the Overland.” Overland Monthly/Out West Magazine, n. s. 85 (July 1927): 199-200, 218 [OAK] [RCL] [MGK] [MCK]
Bland provides a brief list of Miller’s works and states:
“The four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America
celebrated in 1892 in Chicago has now no living poem in its honor save Joaquin Miller’s ‘Columbus.’ Nor shall we forget the dashing and virile story, ‘The Arizon[i]an,’ all England gloried in the seventies!” (218)
Bland, Henry Meade. “Joaquin Millerania.” The American Collector 4 (August 1927):
154-158. [RCL] [MAR] [PET] [RCL] [MGK] [WC] [MCK]
“Memories of Joaquin Miller.” Portland Oregonian 46 (23 October 1927) [full page with pictures] [Corning, 1946: 165, 168.] “At his boyhood home Cincinnatus H. Miller was known as ‘Nat’.” [MGK] [MCK]
Walker, Stanley. “Some Frontier Ballads That are Fit to Print; Mr. Finger’s Collection
Includes the Songs of Cowboys, Lumbermen and Jailbirds.” Review of Frontier Ballads. By Charles J. Finger. New York Times (13 November 1927) [Online: BR5]
Reviewer notes that Mr. Finger first heard one of the songs in the
collection while with Miller.
Kelly, Florence Finch. “Rivers Which Have Shaped Our History.” Review of The Romance of the Rivers. By John T. Faris. New York Times (27 November 1927) [Online: BR9-10] Reviewer quotes from Faris quoting Miller on the Sacramento River.
O’Day, Edward. “1869-1926.” Overland Monthly/Out West Magazine 85 (December
1927): 357-358, 383 [MOA] [RCL: Mentions George Sterling’s admiration for and friendship with Miller.] [MGK]
McWilliams, Carey. “Roosevelt Johnson Becomes Reminiscent.” Overland
Monthly/Out West Magazine 85 (December 1927): 357-358, 367 [MGK]
[MCK] [RCL: Reminiscence of the following prank played by Johnson and
George Sterling on Miller:
“Speaking of things being done in fun, I recall the time George [Sterling] and I fought it out with shotguns. We had gone to visit Joaquin Miller and
had decided to give the old fellow a great show by pretending to quarrel with each other and then to fight it out with shotguns. It was my idea that if we walked out the regular shotgun distance from each other that the shot would be harmless. Old Miller would not know this and we could give him a real thrill. Accordingly we had a dramatic quarrel and old Joaquin was delighted at the thought of a shotgun duel. We started walking off our distance and George misunderstood something that I said as a signal and fired too soon. I got quite a few shots in my arm, which infuriated me, and I in turn fired on George. We spent all afternoon getting the shot out of each other, so the joke was really Miller’s after all.”
Stimson, John Ward. Letter (3 July 1927) Corona, California to Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island. In Markham Manuscript Collection, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY.
“Read the Sunset Magazine and learned that Markham returned to the Romance poetry and hopes like him at 77 that he can find his heart's youth; has traveled a lot until he found this lovely spot and is always happy to greet old friends like Joaquin Miller, Luther Burbank, B.O. Flower” [WC]