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Guide to the Joaquin and Juanita Miller Collection
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Correspondence

Box  1 , Folder  1

Letter from Joaquin Miller to Jplondus (sp?) Stationary reads Washington DC. 1 page 1885 May 13

Box  1 , Folder  2

Letter from Joaquin Miller to Sir. Written on The Arbor Day Cross stationary. 1 page. 1893 November 20

Box  1 , Folder  3

Letter from Joaquin Miller to Mrs. Myrette Miller (sp.?). Stationary from The Portland Portland, Oregon. 2 pages. 1896 June 26

Box  1 , Folder  4

Letter from Joaquin Miller to his mother. Stationary from Windsor European Hotel, Chicago, Il. 1 page. 1898 November 30

Box  1 , Folder  5

Letter from Joaquin Miller to his mother. Stationary from Grand Pacific Chicago. 2 pages. 1898 December 9

Box  1 , Folder  6

Letter from Joaquin Miller to him mother. Stationary from Hotel Arcadia, Miller has written San Monica, Cal. 1 page. 1902 February 7

Box  1 , Folder  7

Letter from Joaquin Miller to his mother and Morely Alex (sp.?). Stationary from the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York. 1 page. 1903 March 11

Box  1 , Folder  8

Letter from Joaquin Miller to his mother. Stationary reads New Depot Hotel, Ashland Ore. 1 page 1903 July 30

Box  1 , Folder  9

Letter from Joaquin Miller to his mother. Stationary from Hotel Nash in Medford, Ore. A 4.5"x1.75" rectangle has been cut from the top lefthand corner. 1 page. 1903 August 4

Box  1 , Folder  10

Letter from Joaquin Miller to Bessie Sloan. 1 page. 1912 January 14

Box  1 , Folder  11

Letter from Joaquin Miller to C. Please and Letter from Joaquin Miller to Mr. Anderson. (Two letters on one page). 1 page. 1912 August 10

Box  1 , Folder  12

Letter from Joaquin Miller to C. 1 page. 1912 September 25

Box  1 , Folder  13

Letter from Joaquin Miller to Fudge Wiley. 1 page. 1912 October 3

Box  1 , Folder  14

From Joaquin Miller to his "dear little girl of the days of gold". 1 page. 1912 October 11

Box  1 , Folder  15

Letter from Joaquin Miller to Jon Brentz. 2 pages. 1912 October 18

Box  1 , Folder  16

Letter from Joaquin Miller to Tim Fenton. 1 page. 1912 December 15

Box  1 , Folder  17

Letter from Fredrick N. Brown to Joaquin Miller, 1912 October 11. With letter on reverse from Joaquin Miller 1912 October 11. Stationary from Boston Press Club. 1 page. 1912

Box  1 , Folder  18

Thank you note from Joaquin Miller to unknown person. Stationary says Joaquin Miller, The Hights Dimond, Ca. 1 page., Date says 9.1913, Miller died 2.1913…. 1 page. 1913 September 12

Box  1 , Folder  19

Letter from Joaquin Miller to Mr. Amis (sp?). Orange paper mounted on brown card stock. Stationary from Joaquin Miller The Hights Dimond, Cal. 1 page 1916 December 30

Box  1 , Folder  20

Letter from Joaquin Miller to his mother. 1 page. December 7

Box  1 , Folder  21

Letter from Joaquin Miller to Dr. Donor (sp?). 1 page. undated

Box  1 , Folder  22

Letter from Juanita Miller to Papa Bidz (sp?). 1 page November 21

Box  1 , Folder  23

Unfinished letter to Estelle Edwards. 1 page. Unsigned. undated

Box  1 , Folder  24

Letter from Joaquin Miller to Frank Pitman? 1 page. 1912 August 15

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from Albert Brandt 1904 September 2

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from H. L. [Coppered?] 1911 April 22

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from F. W. Pu[luans?] 1912 August 6

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from A. W. Rice 1912 September 10

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from Bessie I. Sloan undated

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from [Harley R.?] Wiley 1912 September 19

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from H.L.L. 1898 September 30

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from H. L. [Coggus?] 1912 September 28

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from Josephine H. Mastick 1912 September 27

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from Thomas H. Brents 1912 September 19

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from J. Mayne Balti[mor?] 1904 March 17

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from N. R. Johnston 1903 October 8

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from Mary E. Hart 1900 October 6

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from J. S. D[rafner?] 1899 June 10

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from Kate V. Miller 1896 January 12

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from I. J. Murna 1896 March 7

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from Kate White July 28

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter from Benjamin Snyder (a cousin) to Joaquin Miller. undated

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from William Vore 1912 September 29

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from Mrs. Claudia Harris 1904 February 28

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from Barbara Knell 1897 July 16

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from E. R. Dille 1900 October 28

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from Henry Moskowiz 1912 October 7

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from Albert Tozier 1912 October 31

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from Sagie Velle Fenton 1912 November 27

Box  1 , Folder  25

Letter to Joaquin Miller from Viola Price Franklin 1912 October 4

Box  1 , Folder  26

Letter from Blanche Partinton to Mrs. Miller. From Posada del Pinitos. July 6. 2 pages. July 7

Box  1 , Folder  26

Address for Elbert Hubbard undated

Box  1 , Folder  26

Letter to Miss Miller from G. E. Thornton 1920 June 5

Box  1 , Folder  26

Letter to Mrs. Miller from Marion J. Roosevelt 1899 August 13

Box  1 , Folder  26

Letter to Juanita Miller from J. [A.?] E. P[agh?] with poem 1919 November 20

Box  1 , Folder  26

Letter to Miss Miller from Robert Page Lincoln 1919 May 14

Box  1 , Folder  26

Letter to Mrs. Miller from N. R. Johnston 1903 May

Box  1 , Folder  26

Letter to Mrs. Miller from Mrs. Ed[na?] Marklearn 1903 May 11

Box  1 , Folder  26

Letter to Mrs. Miller from Ha[rri?] [Degner?] 1897 November 29

Box  1 , Folder  26

Letter to L[illy?] Miller from M[illie?] [Lusins?] undated

 

Printed materials and ephemera

Box  1 , Folder  27

Title page of The Danites and other choice selections from the writings of Joaquin Miller. New York, The American News Company 1878

Box  1 , Folder  27

Program for the California Poets. 3 copies, each with handwritten notes in the marginalia . 3 pages. 1941

Box  1 , Folder  27

Sheet of printed music with handwritten notes (not musical). "Mary and John". 1 page. 1891

Box  1 , Folder  28

14 newpaper clippings about Joaquin Miller ranging from 1900-1915. Some with handwritten notes of them. 1900-1915

Box  1 , Folder  29

2 copies of a series of reviews of Joaquin Miller's work. First page of each set has handwritten notes. 8 pages. Only 1 complete set. undated

Box  1 , Folder  30

American Poets of the Soil article about Joaquin Miller. Reverse portrail of Miller. 1 page 1916

Box  1 , Folder  30

Publishing advertisement for "A Little Journey to the Home of Joaquin Miller By Elbert Hubbard" 1 page. 1903

Box  1 , Folder  31

Leaflet for "Oregon Electric Day," Albany, Oregon, with poem by Viola Price Franklin 1912 July 4

Box  1 , Folder  31

Meeting announcement from the Poetry Society of America November 26

Box  1 , Folder  31

7 calling cards undated

Box  1 , Folder  31

Article clipping "Only 'Cascarets' if Constipated," from the Daily Capital Journal, Salem, Oregon 1912 October 28

Box  1 , Folder  31

Poem by Viola Price Franklin undated

Box  1 , Folder  31

Statement from the Castalian Club of Buffalo, New York 1912 November 4

Box  1 , Folder  31

Death announcement for Zerilda P. Tozier 1912 March 31

 

Manuscripts

Box  1 , Folder  32

Biographical Sketch by Juanita Miller of Joaquin Miller. 3 pages. undated

Box  1 , Folder  33

Handwritten notes. 1 small page. undated

Box  1 , Folder  34

unsigned notes, possibly a(n) (auto?)biographical sketch. 4 pages undated

Box  1 , Folder  35

Poem: Lincoln manuscript, signed Joaquin Miller, matted on black paper. Same poem, drawn and colored in. 2 pages. 1910

Box  1 , Folder  36

Poem "Charity" signed Joaquin Miller. Brown Paper. 1 page undated

Box  1 , Folder  37

Poem "May love be true by sun or moon..." signed Joaquin Miller. Blue paper. 1 page. undated

Box  1 , Folder  38

Handwritten copy of a contract for the exclusive rights to Joaquin Miller's life for the purpose of making a motion picture. On reverse, handwritten copy of notes from AW Rice. 1 page. 1912 June 11

Box  1 , Folder  39

Poem? Written on back of an advertisement. Unsigned. 1 page. undated

Box  1 , Folder  40

Typed poem "Joaquin Miller". Handwritten notes. By Richard Law Damon. 1 page.` 1915

Box  1 , Folder  41

News article mounted on white, lined paper with handwritten notes. Titled: "Minne Myrtle, Joaquin Miller's Tribute to his Wife". 4 pages undated

Box  1 , Folder  42

Typed synopsis of Joaquin Miller's life. 4 pages. undated

Box  1 , Folder  43

Printed play with handwritten notes. "The Silent Man", crossed out and changed to "An Oregon Idyl" 31 pages. 1883

Box  1 , Folder  44

Envelope to H.W. Fay: Artist from Joaquin Miller. 1 page. 1910

Box  1 , Folder  44

Notes. Unsigned. 1 very long page. undated

Box  1 , Folder  44

Note written on back of envelope. Possibly from Juanita Miller. 1 page. Unsigned. 1912?

Box  1 , Folder  44

Notes. Unsigned. 1 page. undated

Box  1 , Folder  44

Notes. Unsigned. 1 small page. undated

Box  1 , Folder  44

Envelope with handwritten note on it undated

Box  1 , Folder  44

Envelope with note on front undated

Box  1 , Folder  45

Newspaper articles with manuscript notes [green clamshell box]

Box  1 , Folder  46

Manuscript of When I was Emperor [bound in black leather]

 

Photographs

Box  2

Dr. Fredrick Cook at Joaquin Miller's deathbed. Reco June 10, 1915 3.75"x5" 1915 June 10

Box  2

Portrait of Joaquin Miller by Major Moorhouse. Miller is standing in western garb, holding a rifle in one hand in a holster. Mounted on card stock. 3.5"x6.5" undated

Box  2

Juanita Miller, Dr. Cook and Joaquin Miller. Caption reads: Dr. Cook visits the beloved "Poet of the Sierras" 12.5"x9.5" 1912 December

Box  2

Joaquin Miller cabinet card portrait. Miller is wearing a suit with flower in lapel. "Reynolos Phtograph Company" is stamped on the back. 4.24"x6.5" before 1893

Box  2

Cabinet card portrait of Joaquin Miller. Miller is wearing a hat, courderoy suit, and flower in his lapel. "Brisbois" is printed on the front. 4.24x6.5" undated

Box  2

Portrait of Joaquin Miller from the waist up with his right arm folded by Major Moorhouse. Miller is dressed in western garb. Mounted on paper. 6.5"x 8.25" undated

Box  2

Portrait of Joaquin Miller by Major Moorhouse. Miller is seated in western garb. Mounted on card stock. 4"x6.5" undated

Box  2

Portrait of Joaquin Miller by Major Moorhouse. Miller is standing in western garb, holding a rifle with his hand in a holster. Mounted on card stock. 3.25"x6" undated

Box  2

Cabinet card portrait of Joaquin Miller. Miller is wearing a bow tie, shirt and jacket. 4.24"x6.5" undated

Box  2

Cabinet card photograph of Joaquin Miller's brother. Top is torn. 4 .125"x6" undated

Box  2

Portrait from waist up of Joaquin Miller taken by Major Moorhouse. Miller is wearing western garb. 6.5"x7.5" undated

Box  2

Cabinet card photograph of relative of Joaquin Miller's. Back of card says: Presented to my Aunt Margaret Witt Miller by her Nephew Michael Witt of union bounty Indiana April 1st 1899 by her son Joaquin Witt 4.15"x2.5" 1899

Box  2

Photograph of Joaquin Miller, taken by Major Moorhouse. Miller is seated wearing a black coat and hat with a flower in his lapel. 6.5"x 8.5" 1907

Box  2

Dr. Cook, Juanita Miller and two unidentified men at Joaquin Miller's cottage in Oakland, Ca 4"x 2.5" 1915

Box  2

Color postcard of Joaquin Miller in front of his home. Caption reads: "379- Joaquin Miller "The Poet of the Sierras" at his home near Oakland, Ca" On reverse handwritten: "Mellie Stevens 2619 San Jose Ave. Alameda Cal." undated

Box  2

Dr. Cook, Juanita Miller and unknown man at Joaquin Miller's cottage in Oakland, Ca. 4"x 2.375" 1915

Box  2

Cabinet Card photographic image of a drawing of Joaquin Miller. 4.25"x6.5" undated

Box  2

Portrait of Joaquin Miller by Major Moorhouse. Miller is in western garb with hand up. Mounted on card stock. 3.5"x6" undated

Box  2

Photograph of Joaquin Miller by Major Moorhouse. Miller is seated, looking left, wearing a black suit with a flower in the lapel. Mounted on card stock. 7.5"x9.75" 1907

Box  2

Photographs of a cottage and cats, some blurry. 16 negatives and 9 black and white photographs housed in gray envelope from "The Toweles Studio."