Miller, Joaquin. The Home Book of Quotations, Classical and Modern. 10th ed. By Burton Egbert Stevenson. New York: Dodd Mead. 1967. [36 quotations from Miller.] [MGK]
-----. The Home Book of American Quotations. By Bruce Bohle. New York: Dodd Mead & Company.1967. pp. 109, 152, 216, 230, 258, 354, 367, 421, 427. [10 quotations from Miller.] [MGK]
-----. “Klondike Gold, 1897.” Alaska Review 2 (spring and summer 1967): 20-39. Edited by O.W. Frost. [MGK] [MCK]
Friedman, Ralph. Tales out of Oregon. Portland, Oregon: Pars Publishing Company, 1967. 248pp. 62. [MULT] [WC] [PSU] [MGK] [MCK] [Has Miller’s arrival in Canyon City in 1866 (sic).] Brief note about the poet “whose gushy ego was matched only by the grandeur of the Blue Mountains.” Friedman also states that Miller was elected the first judge of Grant County only a few weeks after arriving [Also published in 1972 and 1973]
Frost, Orcutt William. Joaquin Miller. Sylvia E. Bowman, Editor. (Twayne United States Author Series 119) New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc. 140 pages. [RCL: 134 pages.] New Haven, CT: College & University Press. [BAN] [RCL: ...analyzes and quotes early unpublished poetry. Chapters IV and I give a thoughtful reading of the published poetry and prose writings.] [MGK] [MCK]
Hahn, Emily. Romantic Rebels. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. [RCL: 56, 58, 59-61, 64-66, 70, 112] [MGK]
Hawgood, John A. America’s Western Frontiers: The Exploration and Settlement of the
Trans-Mississippi West. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1967. 399pp [WC] [MCK] First American Edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967. 440pp. 159 [OHS] [PSU] [WC] Quote from Miller on his boyhood experience with Frémont. Hawgood uses Goetzmann and Overland in a Covered Wagon as his source.
Jones, Ruth T. “Dunsmuir.” The Siskiyou Pioneer 4.1, p. 42. [May be 1968.] [MGK]
Lewis, Marvin, collected & edited. The Mining Frontier: Contemporary Accounts from
the American West in the Nineteenth Century. Norman: University of Oklahoma
Press, 1967. 231pp. 3, 50-51, 99. [WC] [PSU] [MCK].
Lewis’ opening comment on Miller is that the miner of ’49 was not the
miner idealized by Miller and others. He then reprints “They Were Going Home: The Climax of the California Miner’s Dream.” San Francisco Call , July 10, 1882, which contains a short biography stressing Miller’s mining days - “His search for adventure took him to the Humbug mining fields, situated not too far from Yreka.”
Finally, Lewis presents a reprint of James W. Gally’s “A Listening Loafer, which appeared in the San Francisco Argonaut on October 2, 1880. In this sketch Gally has two miners discussing how the country was once going to be flooded with the “Gulf o’ Californy.”
The first miner says, “’That’s the time we put the ship ther’ so’s to get the bulge on the inland navigation. I’ve heerd since that a feller named Miller writ a pome on it.’”
The second miner, Bill, asks, “’What’s that feller Miller livin’ on?’”
The first miner comments, “Him? Oh, he lives on his earnings and his bummings, I s’pose, like the other Bohemians.’”
Bill, puzzled, concludes, “’Well, I don’t know nothin’ about Boheemyans; but . . .’”
Martin, Jay. Harvests of Change: American Literature 1865-1914. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall. 1967. pp. 130, 135 [RCL] [MGK]
Merwin, Henry Childs. The Life of Bret Harte: With Some Accounts of The California Pioneers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911. Reprinted 1967 by the Gale Research Company, Book Tower, Detroit 1967. (The Gale Library of Lives and Letters: American Writers Series.) [MGK]
O’Connor, Richard. Ambrose Bierce: A Biography. Boston: Little, Brown and Co. [RCL: 65, 82, 92-93, 193] [MGK]
Southern, May Hazel. “The Legend of the Lost Cabin Mine” The Covered Wagon. Redding, CA: Shasta Historical Society. 1967. pp. 1,2 [MGK]
Shumate, Dr. Albert and Oscar Lewis, eds.,Homes of California Authors. San Francisco: The Book Club of California. 1967. [RCL] [JGK] notes that, “This series of Keepsakes consists of twelve folders. The text for Joaquin Miller’s folder was written by John A. Hussey, Regional Historian, Western Region, National Park Service.” [MGK] [MCK]
Weirick, Bruce. “Joaquin Miller and the West.” In his From Whitman to Sandburg in
American Poetry. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1967. 83-94. [RCL] [MCK]
Early family experiences with Miller in Oregon and Oakland are related by Dr. Cecil Corwin of Oakland. Oakland Tribune. Knave column (9 April 1967): 26-CM: 2-3 [CAL] [MGK]
Robbins, Millie. “He Did, Too, Fight Indians. ”Millie’s Column, San Francisco Chronicle (19 July 1967) [Recounting the story of Mrs. Ross McCloud having cared for Miller and his so-called neck wound in 1855 and Juanita’s visit to Dunsmuir in 1922.] [MGK]
A visit with Joaquin Miller on November 6, 1914 as recalled by Hazel Hunt Hadden. Oakland Tribune. Knave column (23 July 1967): 27-CM: 3-4 [CAL] [MGK]
Morgan, Murray (Text) and Hegg, Eric A. (Photographs). Off to the Klondike. An American Heritage Book Selection. Seattle, WA 98105: The University of Washington Press. (August 1967): 40. [”‘God does not give us many scenes like this,’ said the poet Joaquin Miller as he sailed aboard the Mexico.”] [MGK]
Pinney, Marie. “Charles Becker, Pony Express Rider and Oregon Pioneer.” Oregon
Historical Quarterly 67 (September 1967): 235-236. This article is about Charles Becker, who moved a party of 30 Chinese miners from a Columbia bar to Helena, Montana. A letter of December 15, 1934 is quoted as follows:
“’My son Pink [Charles Parker] says that he well remembers that
his father said that Joaquin Miller drew up the contract between
him and the party or parties, who moved the Chinamen . . . Mr. Becker remembered Joaquin Miller, “poet of the Sierras,” as a most agreeable friend.’” (236).
“Canyon City Museum.” Register Guard (19 November 1967) : 11 EE (Re; Cinncinatus Hiner Miller, Charlie Brown and Herman Oliver.) [MGK].
DeGruson, Gene. “An Unlocated Bret Harte-Joaquin Miller Book.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 61 (1st Quarter 1967): 60. [Describes Thompson's Prodigal and Other Stories by Bret Harte with a Story of the Sierras by Joaquin Miller, listed in Blanck's Merle Johnson's American First Editions: 1942, as not located.] [RCL] [MGK] [MCK]
United States National Park Service. Prospector, Cowhand and Sodbuster. Historic
Places Associated with the Mining, Ranching, and Farming Frontiers in the Trans-Mississippi West. Washington: United States Department of the Interior National Park Service, 1967. 320pp. 230-231. Volume XI: The National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings. [WC] [OHS] [MULT] [PSU] [MCK] Notes that Joaquin’s cabin is one of the few original structures remaining from the Canyon City mining days.