Miller, Joaquin. Extracts from Life Amongst the Modocs: A Literary History. Gold Rush: A Literary Exploration. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, 1997. 366-372. Edited by Michael Kowalewski. Published in cooperation with the California Council for the Humanities. A Companion Anthology to the PBS Special “The Gold Rush” Airing January 20, 1998. [MGK] [MCK]
Gale, Robert L. Nineteenth-Century American Western Writers. Detroit: Gale Research,
1997. 469pp. [WC] [MULT] [PSU] [MCK]
Guilford-Kardell, Margaret. “Joaquin Miller (1841-1913): Poet, Tale Teller, Journalist, and Historian.” A paper read at the NW Regional NCTE Conference in Portland, Oregon at the Marriott Hotel (3 March 1997) [MGK]
Guilford-Kardell, Margaret. “Joaquin Miller (1841-1913): Poet, Tale Teller, Journalist, and Historian.” Oregon English Journal 19.1 (Spring 1997): 18-20, 40. [MGK]
Guilford-Kardell, Margaret. Joaquin Miller's Charcoal Sketches: Alaska and The
Klondike in the words of Joaquin Miller. Joaquin Miller's Charcoal Sketches Series, Vol. 3 (1997) 68pp. [MGK]
Guilford-Kardell, Margaret. “Joaquin Miller and McCloud.” The Siskiyou Pioneer 6.10 (1997): 10-13. [MGK]
Harrison, Antony H., ed. The Letters of Christina Rossetti. Charlottesville & London:
University Press of Virginia, 1997. Vol. 1(1843-1873): 458pp. 374, 374n.
[PSU] [WC].[Simply the story of Charles Bagot Cayley borrowing Christina’s copy of Songs of the Sierras. See also Weintraub and William Rossetti’s The Family Letters of Christina Rossetti.
“Joaquin Miller Cabin.” From Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C., Directory, 1997.
[OHS Clippings File] [MCK]
Lewis Lapham, “The Consolations of Vanity,” Harper’s. 294.1771 (December 1997) [MGK]
Lawson, Benjamin S. “Joaquin Miller.” Dictionary of Literary Biography: Nineteenth-Century American Western Writers. Vol. 186. Ed. Robert L. Gale, Detroit, Washington D.C., and London: Gale Research, 1997. Pp. 238-46.
Lawson, Benjamin S. “Joaquin Miller.” In Updating the Literary West. Preface by Max
Westbrook and Chronology by Dan Flores. Fort Worth: Western Literature Association, in association with Texas Christian University Press, 1997. 1031 pp. 204-208. [WC] [MLA] [MCK] [MGK: pp. 238-246]
Mark Twain’s Letters. 5 Volumes. Edited by Lin Salamo and Harriet Elinor Smith.
Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1997. Vol. 5: xxxi, 9n5, 164n1, 170n2, 218-219, 246n3, 319, 376-378, 381, 392, 394-395, 398-402, 404, 405n7, 406-408, 411, 413, 417, 422-23, 423, 455, 456n1, 458, 656 (portrait). [MULT] [MCK]
Muir, John. Nature Writings: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, My First Summer in
the Sierra, the Mountains of California, Stickeen, Selected Essays. New York: The Library of America, 1997. 888pp. 516. [MULT] [WC] [MCK] [In “In the Sierras Foot-Hills” Muir notes that the sketches of Harte, Miller and Hayes have not yet exhausted the field of describing the Sierras and the old miners.]
Neasham, Ernest R. “Joaquin Miller Lived on Squaw Valley Creek Near McCloud.” The Siskiyou Pioneer 6.10 (1997): 13-17. [MGK]
Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley. Containing original sketches [including Miller] of many well-known citizens of the past and present. Salem, Massachusetts: Higginson Book Company, 1997. 2000. 1571pp. [HGT] [MULT] [WC] [OHS] [MGK] [MCK] [First published in 1903; see also 2000]
Scharnhorst, Gary, ed. Selected Letters of Bret Harte. Norman & London: University of
Oklahoma Press, 1997. 464pp. 3, 30-31, 63, 78, 174, 175, 176, 183, 186, 244,
253, 305, 307, 355. [WC] [PSU] [MCK]
Schmidgall, Gary. Walt Whitman: A Gay Life. Dulton: A William Abrahams Book,
1997. 428pp. 301, 405. [MULT] [WC] [PSU] [MCK] [Also published in 1998]
[Two brief notes. The first is about a 1876 letter that Whitman received from a woman identifying herself as a friend of Miller. The second note is in reference to Miller’s defense of Wilde during his American tour.]
Sundahl, Elaine. “A Brief History of the McCloud River.” The Siskiyou Pioneer 6.10 (1997): 8. [MGK]
Thompson, Samuel C. Untitled Reminiscences. TS of 224 pages. Mark Twain Papers.
The Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley. Cited in Mark Twain’s Letters. 5 Volumes. Edited by Lin Salamo and Harriet Elinor Smith. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: U of California P, 1997.
The editors reprint from Untitled Reminiscences: “[In the summer of 1873 Miller was] with us often . . . . He was something unique. He was struck with how little mere wealth amounted socially. He would say to me, ‘I’ll take you round to Lord ______’s if you care to go. Come and see my little lodging. I am living mostly on milk and honey. I’ll show you my saddle.’ I read that he sometimes dressed in Mexican style and rode swiftly about Hyde Park. He offered a wager to outdo anybody at rough riding. [W]ould break the other fellow’s neck if he could find rough enough country. He wore long hair and beard, and was one of the kindest, mildest mannered men I ever met . . . . We dropped in to Bentley’s, who was bringing out Miller’s ‘Life Amongst the Modocs[.]’ He said to me ‘It will be a great experience when your first book comes out.’” (Thompson, 87). (Salamo and Smith 377).
“Thompson recalled that ‘Lord Houghton evidently enjoyed Joaquin Miller, and as Clemens drawled along in his grumpy way I have seen Lord Houghton sit on the sofa and shake with laughter till the tears rolled down his face.” (Thompson, 94). (Salamo and Smith 378).
Guilford-Kardell, Margaret. “Joaquin Miller was a real Bohemian.” Montclarion 53.38 (Tuesday 14 January 1997): 7. [MGK]
Guilford-Kardell, Margaret. Joaquin Miller Newsletter. 1.3 (March 1997) [MGK]
Margolin, Malcom. “Truth, Beauty and Swagger: a Look at Joaquin Miller’s Life Among the Modocs.” A lecture given April 19, 1997 at the University of Pacific, Stockton, CA at the 50th Annual California History Institute. [MGK]
Jensen, Sandy and Peter. “Writing the Seventh Text.” Oregon English Journal 19.1 (Spring 1997): 21, 25. [MCK]
Southworth, John “The Many Passions of Joaquin Miller.” The Branding Iron. (Spring 1997). Los Angeles Corral of Westerners Quarterly. [See 1999 reprint] [MGK]
San Francisco Historical Society. “Lillie Coit’s Diaries from Jan 1, 1872- Mar. 18, 1872” Argonaut Fall 1977–Spring 1999. [MGK]
Guilford-Kardell, Margaret. Joaquin Miller Newsletter. I.4 (August 1997) [MGK]
Frost, Orcutt W. “Optimism.” Anchorage Daily News Sunday magazine section “ We Alaskans” (19 October 1997): G-5, 14. Introduction by O.W. Frost and excerpts from Miller’s letters as published in Alaska Review 1966-67 and Alaska and The Klondike in the words of Joaquin Miller. [MGK]
Kahn, Dean. “Blaine woman revives frontier poet’s fame.” Bellingham Herald (Wednesday 5 November 1997): A4: 2-7 Today’s Focus: Blaine HOME TOWN. [MGK]
Lapham, Lewis. “The Consolations of Vanity,” Harper’s 294.1771 (December 1997) “The Spanish-American War presented Hearst with the first of numerous grand occasions for which he secured orators and arranged fireworks. Throughout his long reign as a sovereign publisher, he retained his liking for writers of “reputation and talent,” sending Stephen Crane to the Greco-Turkish War, Ambrose Bierce to Washington, Mark Twain to London, Joaquin Miller to the Klondike Gold Rush, and Damon Runyon to the Kentucky Derby. The reach of Hearst’s imagination matched the scale of his ambition, and he never tired of dragooning his papers into the service of his political enthusiasms.” [MGK]
Webb, Dorothy Ann. “ Particular Places: Local Color Writing in the United States, 1870- 1910.” [Includes studies of such western regional authors as Joaquin Miller and Bret Harte.] Completed Masters Thesis. Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1997.