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Guide to the Joaquin Miller Collection
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box 1, folder (fac.)

Letter to "My very dear Folks of Florence Court, Cal." from J[oaquin] Miller, September 25, 1906, Boston.

Physical Description: Facsimile (autograph letter, signed) 1 page quarto, 2 copies.
box 1, folder 0:11

Letter to editor, Overland Monthly from Joaquin Miller, April 24, [18]71, London

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. ("C.H. Miller"), 1 page octavo, inserted in his: Songs of the Sierras
box 1, folder 0:12

Document "to the County Court..." from Joaquin Miller, June 10, 1871, Grant County, Oregon

Physical Description: Removed from Songs of the Sierras. (PS 2397 So 5 Si (1871) b)
box 1, folder 0:20

Letter to [Lewis Jacob] Cist from Joaquin Miller, November 11, 1872, Cincinnati, Ohio

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page octavo, removed from Songs of the Sierras (PS2397 So5 Si (1871)b)
box 1, folder 1

Letter to "Dear Editor" [of the Independent] from Joaquin Miller, November 22, [18]74, London

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page octavo
box 1, folder 1:1

Letter to Longmans & Co. from Joaquin Miller, [1874]

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 3 pages octavo, removed from Unwritten History, Life Amongst the Modoccs. (PS2398 A4 Un9)
box 1, folder 1:2

Letter to Editor, Post from Joaquin Miller, June 12, [18]75, Philadelphia

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 2 pages octavo, removed from The Ship in the Desert. (PS2397 Sh6 (1875)E)
box 1, folder 1:3

Letter to John Eliot Bowen from Joaquin Miller, August 29, [1875], New YorkAutograph letter, signed.

Physical Description: 3 pages On 1 leaf. 20x25cm. (fld.), removed from his The Ship in the Desert. (PS2397 Sh6 1875)
box 1, folder 2

Letter to Earl Marble from Joaquin Miller, October 19, 1875, New York

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page octavo, with stamped addressed envelope
box 1, folder 2:1

Letter to [John] Wilson from Joaquin Miller, May 1876, Philadelphia

Physical Description: Autograph note, signed. 1 page 5 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches, removed from Songs of the Sierras
box 1, folder 3

Letter to [Walter?] Bliss from Joaquin Miller, September 8, 1877, New York

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 2 pages octavo
box 1, folder 3:2

Letter to [Walter?] Bliss from Joaquin Miller, June 11, [18]81, New York

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page octavo, removed from Paqueta. (PS2397 P19, 1881)
box 1, folder 3a

Letter to "My dear Mr. Col[l]ier", March 12, 1878, New York City

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 2 pages octavo, McPherson Collection
box 1, folder 4

To Mount Shasta, by Joaquin Miller [a poem in 2 stanzas of 9 lines each], [1881]

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript, signed. 1 leaf folio
box 1, folder 5

Letter to "Dear H" from Joaquin Miller, [1882], New York

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page octavo
box 1, folder 6

Letter to "My dear Chronicle(?)" from Joaquin Miller, [18]83, New York

Physical Description: Autograph note, signed. 1 page octavo
box 1, folder 6:3

Letter to Juanita Miller from Joaquin Miller, April 15 [18]85, The Cabin, Washington, D.C.

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page quarto, removed from One Fair Woman. (PS2397 On4 1876a)
box 1, folder 6:4

Mexico City, by Joaquin Miller [a poem in 4 stanzas, 20 lines], March [18]86, Mexico

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript, signed. 1 leaf large quarto, removed from Songs of the Mexican Seas. (PS2397So5 M 1887)
box 1, folder 7

"Teotihuacan", by Joaquin Miller [an article on Mexico's Valley of Ruins], April [18]86, Mexico

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript, signed. 9 leaves 1large quarto, following the above: Miller to Wm. Hayes Ward, 1886, March 21
box 1, folder 8

Letter to [Wm.] Hayes, Ward from Joaquin Miller, October 23, [18]87, Oakland, California

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page octavo
box 1, folder 9

Letter to [Edmund Clarence] Stedman, February 4, 1888, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page octavo
box 1, folder 10

Letter to Julia Ward Howe from Joaquin Miller, June 3, 1888, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 2 pages octavo
box 1, folder 11

Letter to Earl Marble from Joaquin Miller, January 15, 1889, Oakland, California

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 5 pages octavo, with stamped addressed envelope
box 1, folder 11:3

Letter to J W Hardy (?) and others Western Reserve University, January 8, 1890, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 2 pages octavo, removed from My Own Story
box 1, folder 12

Letter to "My Dear Sir" from Joaquin Miller, [April 12, 1890], [The Hights]

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 pages octavo
box 1, folder 13

Letter to Swinton (?) from Joaquin Miller, October 20, 1892, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page quarto, with Arbor Day Cross letterhead
box 1, folder 13:1

[Maxim:] "Popularity is vulgarity, as a rule", by Joaquin Miller, August 3, 1893, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript, signed. 1 leaf quarto, with Arbor Day Cross letterhead. (PS 2397 T76 1900)
box 1, folder 13:2

Letter to Stone and Kimball from Joaquin Miller, August 5, 1893, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page large quarto, with Arbor Day Cross letterhead, removed from Building of the City Beautiful. (PS2397 B8 1893)
box 1, folder 13:3

Letter to Stone and Kimball from Joaquin Miller, October 22, 1893, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page large quarto, with Arbor Day Cross letterhead, removed from Building of the City Beautiful. (PS 2397 B8 1893a)
box 1, folder 13:4

Letter to (?) from Joaquin Miller, December 27, 1893, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page large quarto, with Arbor Day Cross letterhead, removed from The Baroness of New York
box 1, folder 14

"If I were in California", by Joaquin Miller [fragment of an article], [December 1893]

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript. 1 leaf folder
box 1, folder 14:2

Letter to Stone and Kimball from Joaquin Miller, March 12, 1894,The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 2 pages 1g. quarto, with Arbor Day Cross letterhead, removed from Building of the City Beautiful. (PS2397 B8 1893)
box 1, folder 14:3

[Maxim] "There are many tomorrows - but there is only one today", by Joaquin Miller, December 7, [18]94, The Hights

Physical Description: Photocopy inserted in his Destruction of Gotham. (PS2397 D4 1886)
box 1, folder 15

Sandlewood and Hawaiians, by Joaquin Miller, 1895, Honolulu

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript, signed. 8+1 leaves folio
box 1, folder 16

Letter to Stone and Kimball from Joaquin Miller, August 1, [18]96, San Francisco, California

Physical Description: Autograph letter. 3 pages octavo, signature cut off
box 1, folder 17

Letter to David Muir from Joaquin Miller, November 5, [18]96, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page quarto with stamped addressed envelope
box 1, folder 18

Maxim, by Joaquin Miller, written on verso of Modoc County Teacher Institute program. "Many Tomorrows - Only one Today: make the most of it", [1899]

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript. On card 3 x 5 1/4 inches
box 1, folder 19

[Maxim] "The Sweetest flowers grow closest to the ground", by Joaquin Miller, December 23, 1900, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript, signed. 1 leaf octavo
box 1, folder 20

Letter to (?) from Joaquin Miller, June 3, [190]2, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page octavo
box 1, folder 21

Letter to (?) from Joaquin Miller, [circa 1902?], The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph letter signed. 1 page Bl. octavo Postscript (fragment) only
box 1, folder 21:2

Letter to "Dear George" [Sterlin] from Jack London, July 8 and 11, 1903, Glen Ellen

Physical Description: 2 autograph letter, signed 1 page (July 8), 4 pages (July 11), removed from and concerning Joaquin Miller's As It was in the Beginning (f/PS2397 AsI 1903)
box 1, folder 21:4

Letter to [James] T[ufts] from Joaquin Miller, October 28, [19]03, Diamond, California

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page octavo, removed from As It Was in the Beginning (f/PS2397 As1 1903)
box 1, folder 22

Letter to George Sterling from Joaquin Miller, December 27, [190]3, Diamond, California

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 6 pages quarto, with stamped envelope
box 1, folder 23

Letter to Editor, Success, from Joaquin Miller, January 1, [190]6, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page small quarto
box 1, folder 24

Letter to Edmond C[larence] from Joaquin Miller, September 26, 1906, New York

Physical Description: Autograph letter signed. 2 pages octavo, with stamped and addressed envelope
box 1, folder 24:2

Letter to Dear Cousin from Joaquin Miller, June 16, [19]08, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page small quarto, laid in In Classic Shades (PS 2397 In 1 1890a)
box 1, folder 25

Letter to George Sterling from Joaquin Miller, February 28, [19]09, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page small quarto, with stamped addressed envelope
box 1, folder 26

Letter to Dear? Olic?

Physical Description: Autograph letter signed. 4 pages, octavo
box 1, folder 27

Letter to A.E. McManus from Joaquin Miller, March 18, 1902, Diamond, California

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page 26.5 cm., removed from his Complete Poetical Works. San Francisco, Whitaker and Ray, 1897 (PS 2395 A4 (1897) c.2)
box 1, folder 28

Letter to A.E. McManus from Joaquin Miller, March 1902, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph note, signed. 1 page (photocopy), original inscribed in his Complete poetical works. San Francisco, Whitaker and Ray, 1897. (PS 2395 A4 (1897)c.2)
box 1, folder 29

Letter to Horrohfu[?] Greeley from Joaquin Miller, November 7, 1872, Cincinnati, Ohio

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 2 pages N 1 leaf, 18x22.5cm. (fold.), removed from his Songs of the sun-lands. Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1873. (PS2397 So5 Sun 1873)
box 1, folder 30

Poem "Child of the Sun: the Silent Aztec"

Physical Description: Removed from Songs of Summer Lands (PS 2397 So5 Su 1892)
box 1, folder 31

Letter to Mr. [James Carleton] Young from Joaquin Miller, May 18, 1902, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph note, signed. 1 page (photocopy), original inscribed in his Songs of the Summer Lands. Chicago, Morrill, Higgins and Co., 1892 (PS2397 So5 Su 1892)
box 1, folder 31

"A Freeman's Fourth", by Joaquin Miller [poem for the 4th of July], July 3, 1896, Pendleton, Oregon

Physical Description: Accompanied by note: "...original manuscript [sic] given by Joaquin Miller to Benj. S. Burroughs... just after he had read it in Pendleton." Purchased 1-14-81 from Kenneth Karmiole, cat. 48, #69)
box 2, volume 1

Joaquin Miller diary and commonplace book, 1854, West Point and Columbia, Oregon; Shasta County and McCloud Valley, California. Diary also contains, letter to Edward Parish from Joaquin Miller, November 20, [18]56, Lower Soda Spring, Shasta County, California. Date of Miller's birth is in the diary, June 15, 1856, Squaw Town, California.

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript, signed. 1 volume (unbound) folio and quarto, approximately. 180 leaves, in a folio case.
box 2, volume 2 (12a-m)

Poem from Songs of the Sierras, "The Arazonian" (sic), 1870, [London]

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript, signed. ("C.H. Miller") 13 leaves, various sizes, mounted in a volume
box 2, volume 2 (13)

Letter to Joaquin Miller from Thomas Hood "the younger", circa 1870

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page octavo, on the reverse is leaf 12 of Miller's manuscript The Arazonian, mounted in a volume
box 2, volume 2 (1 and 14)

Letter to Frederick Locker [- Lampson] from Joaquin Miller, 1872 and 1874

Physical Description: 2 photographs, mounted in a volume
box 2, volume 2 (2)

Letter to Frederick Locker [- Lampson] from Thomas Hood "the younger", November 1870

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1 page octavo, signed Tom Hood, mounted in a volume
box 2, volume 2 (3-11)

Letter to Frederick Locker [- Lampson] from Joaquin Miller, 1870-1872

Physical Description: 9 letters (autograph letters, signed), mounted in a volume
box 2, volume 3

True Bear Stories..., by Joaquin Miller, [1900]

Physical Description: Manuscript, signed (partly autograph). Approximately 65 leaves fl., folded in a quarto case, incomplete, fragmentary
box 2, volume 4

The Red Shield: An Historical Drama, [by Joaquin Miller], [1891]

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript (unsigned) 18+1 leaves folio
box 2, volume 5

Hard up in Honolulu, [by Joaquin Miller], [1895]

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript (unsigned). 21+1 leaves folio
box 2, volume 6

The Sheriff of Modoc County, [by Joaquin Miller], [circa 1890?]

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript (unsigned) 15 leaves folio
box 2, volume 7 (1)

"For the Birthday of Queen Victoria", by Joaquin Miller [poem in 8 lines and refrain], February 20, [18]89, The Hights

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript, signed. 1 leaf oblong quarto, mounted and bound with his "The Fremont Road
box 2, volume 7 (2)

The Fremont Road, by Joaquin Miller, May 18, [18]96

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript (unsigned). 20 mounted leaves folio in a volume
box 3

195 portraits of Joaquin Miller, 1859-1912

Scope and Content Note

Illustrations of works, etc. 2 packets: 1, illustration of Miller's writings; 2, illustrations of The Hights
box 3, folder a

Letter to George Melvin Miller from (Carrie) Calla Shasta Miller, 1879.

Physical Description: 3 letters, 2 photographs
box 3, folder b

Letter to Fred E. Woodward from Juanita Miller, July 18, 1912, The Hights.

Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 2 pages small quarto, enclosed: 5 photographs of "erections by Poppa on the place"
box 3, folder c

Correspondence, Juanita Miller and Willard Samuel Morse, April 22 - October 5, 1918

box 3, folder d

Letter to Willard Samuel Morse from Abigail (Leland) Miller, 1920 and 1928

Physical Description: 3 autograph letters, signed., portraits enclosed
box 3, folder e

Letter to Willard Samuel Morse from George Melvin Miller, 1925-1927, Eugene.

Physical Description: 2 autograph letters, signed
box 4

Volumes 1-4 Joaquin Miller biographical material. A collection of printed notices, articles, etc. cut from periodicals and newspapers, individually mounted and arranged chronologically. 4 volumes, loose leaves in black leatherette binders: part 1, 1871-1899; part 2, 1900-1909; part 3, 1910-1919; part 4, 1920-1944.

Physical Description: Approximately 360 items
box 5

2 volumes Book reviews of Joaquin Miller's works. A collection of printed notices, reviews, etc. of Miller's works, cut from periodicals and newspapers, individually mounted and chronologically arranged, together with a working list by Willard Samuel Morse. 2 volumes, loose leaves in black leatherette binders: part 1, 1869-1887; part 2, 1890-1930.

Physical Description: Approximately 100 items
box 6

Willard Samuel Morse's letters to and from various dealers, photographers, publishers, etc. Also his working notebooks used in building the collection, 1912-1935. 90 letters and memorabilia in loose leaf binders

box 7

Letter to George Sterling from Charles Warren Stoddard, November 15, 1907, Monterey, California.

Physical Description: Facsimile (autograph letter signed) 4 pages octavo and 2 pages quarto
box 7

Letter to "Dear Friend" (Edmund Clarence Stedman) from Yone Noguchi, 1911, Kamakura, Japan.

Physical Description: 4 autograph letter, signed
box 7

Letter to "Dear Bro. Bittenger" from Elbert Hubbard, September 3, 1897, East Auroa, New York. Letter, signed.

Physical Description: 1 page octavo
box 8

Printed matter, articles, poems, letters, stories, etc., arranged by year, 1862-1900

Physical Description: (incomplete)
box 9

Printed matter, articles, poems, letters, stories, etc., A-H

box 10

Printed matter, articles, poems, letters, stories, etc., I-O

box 11

Printed matter, articles, poems, letters, stories, etc., P-Z

box 12

Portraits, chronological list, Morse folder