Miller, Joaquin. “A Race with Idaho Robbers.” The St. Nicholas Anthology. Edited by Henry Steele Commager. New York: Greenwich House. 1983. 196-200. [children's literature] [JGK] [MGK]
Alenier, Karen Lalonde. Whose Woods These Are. A Journal of the Word Works Residence at Rock Creek Park. 1983. [MGK] [MCK]
Bean, Walton and James J. Rawls. California: An Interpretive History. 4th Edition.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1983. 153-154. [Also published in 1978, 1973 and 1968] Less information on Joaquin than in the 1968 edition. Pagination is also different: pages 192-193 in the 1968 edition are reprinted as pages 153-154 in the 1983 edition. [MCK]
Bell, Mimi. Offbeat Oregon; A Connoisseur’s Collection of Travel Discovery in Oregon.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1983. 129pp. 43, 110-111. [WC] [PSU]
Bush, Robert. Grace King: A Southern Destiny: A Southern Destiny. Louisiana State University Press 1983. [Much background on Cable and other friends of Miller when he was in Louisiana in the 1800s. Not read.] [MGK]
Dillon, Richard. Humbugs and Heroes: A Gallery of California Pioneers. Oakland: Yosemite-DiMaggio, 1983. 362pp. 248-254. [OAK] [RCL] [MGK] [MCK] [WC] [First published in 1970]
Friedman, Ralph. This Side of Oregon. Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1983. 316pp. 165.
[MULT] [OHS] [PSU] [WC] [MCK] Brief mention of Miller’s racial views and support of slavery while editing the Eugene City Review. Friedman quotes from a January 3, 1863 editorial.
Smith, Helen Krebs. The Presumptuous Dreamers. A Sociological History of the Life
And Times of Abigail Scott Duniway. Vol. II: (1872-1876). Lake Oswego, Oregon: Smith, Smith & Smith Publishing Company, 1983. 29-30, 84. [MULT] [WC] [MGK] [MCK] [Vol. I: 1834-1871 published in 1974]
Steckmesser, Kent L. “Sontag and Evans: Outlaws or Outraged?” The Californians. San Francisco: Grizzly Bear Publishing Co. 1983 (January-February): 1: 1 [MGK]
Starr, Kevin. “A Relationship Between Literacy and Newspapers.” San Francisco Chronicle. (30 January 1983) [See also San Francisco Examiner (23 Aug. 1982).]
Apostol, Jane. “Lute Pease of the Pacific Monthly” in Pacific Northwest Quarterly. Magazine of the Washington State Historical Society. Seattle: University of Washington. 74.3 (July 1983): 98-105 [Miller contributed to this publication and is mentioned.]
White, Bruce A. “The Liberal Stances of Joaquin Miller.” Rendezvous: A Journal of
Arts and Letters. Pocatello, Idaho 19 (Fall 1983): 86-94 [MLA] [MGK] [MCK]
[The best recent review.] [MGK]
“Book Party for Poetry.” New York Times (17 October 1983): A14.
Noted that a party was being given for Word Works, a nonprofit publisher of
contemporary poetry. Word Works would soon be publishing “Whose Woods These Are,” a journal of the Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series. The author then gives a very brief description of Miller and his cabin built in Meridian Hill Park and later moved to Rock Creek Park.
“Park will be a memorial to George Melvin Miller, brother of Joaquin Miller.” The Register Guard (10 November 1983): 3B. [MGK]
Hall, N. John, ed. The Letters of Anthony Trollope. 2 volumes. Stanford: Stanford
University Press, 1983. 1082pp. Volume 1: 591. [WC] [PSU] [MCK]
Includes a reprint of Trollope’s letter to Kate Field and a memorandum (to the Club?), which states that J. Miller, Esq. is “to dine with Anthony Trollope at the Garrick Club at 7:30 p.m. on Monday - 7th July.”
In footnotes Hall quotes from Joaquin’s Poems and from DeVoto’s Mark Twain in Eruption (Twain’s memory of the evening).