Miller, Joaquin. Crossing the Plains. [First published in 1868 in The Golden Era] (Song with piano accompaniment.) Music by Isadore Freed (1900-1960). New York: C. Fischer. c. 1947. [STR] [MGK]
-----. Exodus for Oregon, Men of Forty-Nine, William Brown, and Prayer and Song. In Alfred Powers' Poems of the Covered Wagons. pp. 87, 118, 128. [OAK] [MGK]
Brooks, Van Wyck. The Times of Melville and Whitman. New York: E. P. Dutton and
Company, 1947 [and 1953] [WC] 489pp. [RCL: 8, 79, 92, 95, 109, 113-15, 258-59, 262, 288, 301, 302-311, 403, 434, 456. [WC] [RCL] [MAR] [MGK] [MCK] [OAK: 305-309]; London: Readers Union, J. M. Dent & Sons, 1948 [and 1949] 373pp. [WC] [Although his work was often verbose and banal, nevertheless he managed to evoke the wildness of the new West as no other writer.] [RCL]
Camp, William Martin. San Francisco: Port of Gold. Garden City: Doubleday, 1947.
518pp. 3. [WC] [MULT] Camp opens Chapter I with Miller’s The Boundless Bay. [Also published in 1948] [MCK]
Dickson, Samuel. San Francisco is Your Home. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. 1947. [JGK] notes that references to Miller appear on pp. 77, 177, 179, and 183 [MGK]
Elsensohn, Sister M. Alfreda, O.S.B., M.S. ed., Pioneer Days in Idaho Country. Vol. 1. Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. 1947. [Part played by Miller in naming Idaho and its cities. See pp. 10-19, 38-41, 58-59, 76-77, 392-393.] [MGK]
Gibson, L.E. (Chum). “Jim and Wild Rose.” The Siskiyou Pioneer 1.1: 33. 1947. [CAL] [MGK]
Leary, Lewis. Articles on American Literature Appearing in Current Periodicals: 1920-
45. Durham: Duke University Press, 1947. 337pp. 164. [RCL] [WC] [MGK] [MCK]
Lesser, Allen. Enchanting Rebel: The Secret of Adah Isaacs Menken. New York:
Beechurst Press, 1947. 284pp. [RCL: 109-110, 115-117, 119-120, 128, 218. [MGK] [WC]; [New York]: Jewish Book Guild, 1947; [Philadelphia]: [Ruttle, Shaw & Wetherill], 1947. 284pp; Port Washington, New York: Kennikat Press, 1973. [WC] [MCK]
Paul, Rodman Wilson. California Gold: The Beginning of Mining in the Far West. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 1947. [MGK]
Parrington, Vernon Louis Jr. “Two Californians.” In his American Dreams. Providence:
Brown University Press, 1947. 234pp. [RCL: 161-165 [OAK: 161-163] [MGK] [MCK] [WC]; 2nd Enlarged Edition with Postscript. New York: Russell & Russell, 1964. 246pp. [WC].
Sadleir, Michael. Trollope: A Commentary. London: Constable and Co. p. 285. [RCL] [MGK]
Seamens, Alice L. “The Last Dance of the Wintuns.” Covered Wagon. Redding, CA: Shasta Historical Society. 1947. pp. 3-5. [MGK]
Untermeyer, Louis, ed. Our Common Heritage: Great Poems Celebrating Milestones in
the History of America. Original Music and Sound Effects Composed by Victor Young and Lehman Engel with the Jean Neilson Verse Choir.” c. 1947. Decca Album No. A-536 [MCK]
Wiltham, W. Tasker. Panorama of American Literature. Daye. 1947. pp. 165-166. [MGK]
Winther, Oscar Osburn. The Great Northwest, A History. New York: A. A. Knopf,
1947. 383pp. [WC] [MULT] [Also published in 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1956,1960, 1968 and 1981] [WC] [MCK]
Winther, Oscar Osburn. Via Western Express & Stagecoach. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press. 1947 [MGK]
“Glory of a Poet Preserved: Juanita Miller Nurtures Father’s Memory.” Montclarion (6
February 1947): 6 [MCK]
Hill, Gladwin. “Archive of the West. W. Parker Lyon’s Famous Pony Express
Museum.” New York Times (20 April 1947) [Online: X4] [MCK] Interview with Lyon who came West after the Civil War when characters like Miller were in San Francisco.
Werner, M. R. “The Flamboyant Life Story of a ‘Daring Actress’.” Review of Enchanting Rebel: The Secret of Adah Isaacs Menken. New York Times (15 June 1947) [Online] Noted that Menken was acquainted with Miller.[MCK]
Mayberry, Genevieve. “The No-Toe-Rious Poet.” Alaska Life 7 (July 1947): 42-45.
“Obituary: Yone Noguchi.” New York Times (15 July 1947) [Online: 23] Noted that Noguchi spent three years in California with Miller.[MCK]
“City of other Days: Pioneer Merchants.” Oakland Tribune. Knave section. (27 July 1947) “Joaquin Miller was a familiar figure strolling on Broadway, untidy and shabby in his buckskin suit, long tawny hair and trapper’s fur cap, wide belt and knife or firearm (I forget which),” says Mrs. Laura M. Bassett. [OAK] [MGK]
“Joaquin’s two cigars.” Oakland Tribune. Date and place of Joaquin Miller’s birth told by Juanita Miller. Play ‘49 to be produced September 1. Knave section. (11 August 1947) [OAK] [MGK]
Matthews, Courtland. “Abominable Penmanship of Poet Joaquin Miller.” Oregonian (12 September 1947) Sunday Magazine section: 8. [MULT Micro] [MGK] [MCK]
Prescott, Orville. “Books of the Time.” Review of The Times of Melville and Whitman.
New York Times (31 October 1947) [Online: 21] [MCK]
“News Notes.” section Oregon Historical Quarterly 48.4 (December 1947): 347. Portland, OR: Oregon Historical Society. 1947. [“An article on the almost unreadable penmanship of Joaquin Miller the poet, is contributed by Courtland Matthews, to the Sunday Oregonian, Sept. 12 .”]
Thompson, H. C. “Reminiscences of Joaquin Miller and Canyon City.” Oregon
Historical Quarterly 45 (December 1947): 326-336. [MCK]
Begins as a then [Miller’s time] and now [June 1941] type of article.
Thompson [the son of John Meredith Thompson, who met Joaquin at Columbia College and whose brother helped Miller publish the Democratic Register] knew Miller as a child and recounts his first meeting and subsequent meetings with him up until his death.
Advertisement for Our Common Heritage: Great Poems Celebrating Milestones in the
History of America. New York Times (6 April 1947): 31 [MCK] Miller’s Columbus, read by Brian Donlevy, is included on one of these eight, 10-inch records and is listed first in the contents.