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Joaquin Miller

Cincinnatus Hiner Miller

(1837 ? -1913)
Indiana, Oregon, California

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Joaquin Miller
Cambridge History of English and American Literature

Travellers and Explorers, 1846-1900: Joaquin Miller
Cambridge History of English and American Literature

Joaquin Miller: Poet of the Sierras
Literary Traveler (a website)

A Concise Biography of Joaquin Miller

Joaquin Miller

Joaquin Miller
Oregon Blue Book

Joaquin Miller
Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission

Chronology of His Life

Joaquin Miller: Oregon and Beyond

Joaquin Miller Home
California State Historic Landmark

[Source: Francis Whiting Halsey (ed.), American Authors and their Homes
(New York: James Pott & Company, 1901)(photograph/facing p. 144)]


George Grantham Bain Collection
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.



["Columbus"; "The Defense of the Alamo"; "Yosemite"; "In Southern California" — online text] [Mount Shasta] [Columbus] [Westward Ho!] [Crossing the Plains] [Vaquero] [Juanita] [Twilight of the Heights] [At the Grave of Walker] [Peter Cooper] [By the Pacific Ocean] [Dead in the Sierras] [To Russia] [The Voice of the Dove] [The Danites] [Songs of the Soul] [Light: A Narrative Poem] [The Poetry of Joaquin Miller]

Thos. W. Herringshaw, The Biographical Review of Prominent
Men and Women of the Day

(Chicago: Elliott and Beezley, 1889)


Joaquin Miller, Joaquin, et al. (Portland, Oregon: S.J. McCormick, 1869)

__________, Pacific Poems (London: Whittingham and Wilkins, London, 1871)

__________, Songs of the Sierras (Boston: Roberts Bros., 1871)(London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1871) [online text] (Toronto: Canadian News and Publishing, 1871)(London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1871) [online text] [online text]

__________, Songs of The Sun-Lands (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1873) [online text] (London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1873) [online text]

__________, The Ship in the Desert (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1875) [online text]

__________, The Baroness of New York (New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., 1877) [online text]

__________, The Danites: and Other Choice Selections from the Writings of Joaquin Miller, "the Poet of the Sierras" (New York: American News Company, 1878)(A. V. D. Honeyman ed.) [online text] [online text]

__________, Songs of Far-Away Lands (London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1878) [online text]

__________, Memorie and Rime (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1884) [online text]

____________, Songs of the Mexican Seas (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1887) [online text]

__________, Poems (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1889)

__________, In Classics Shades and Other Poems (Chicago: Belford-Clarke Co. 1890) [online text]

__________, Songs of Summer Lands (Chicago: W.B. Conkey Co., 1893) [online text] [online text] [online text] [online text]

__________, Songs of the Sierras and Sunlands (Chicago: W.B. Conkey Co., 1893) [online text]

__________, Songs of the Soul (San Francisco: Whitaker & Ray Company, 1896) [online text] [online text]

__________, The Complete Poetical Works of Joaquin Miller (San Francisco: Whitaker & Ray Co. 1897)(San Francisco: Whitaker & Ray, 1904)(1902) [online text] (New York: Arno Press, 1972)

__________, As It Was in the Beginning, A Poem (San Francisco: A. M. Robertson, 1903)

__________, Light: A Narrative Poem (Boston: Herbert B. Turner & Co., 1907) [online text] [online text]

__________, Joaquin Miller's Poems (San Francisco: Harr Wagner Publ. Co./Whitaker & Ray Co., 1909-1916)[Bear Edition](6 vols.)

Vol. 2: Songs of the Sierras (San Francisco: Harr Wagner Publ. Co., 1916) [online text]

Vol. 6: Poetic Plays (San Francisco: Whitaker & Ray, 1910) [online text]

__________, Forty-Nine, an Idyl Drama of the Sierras (San Francisco: Harr Wagner Publishing, 1910) [online text]

__________, The Poetical Works of Joaquin Miller (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1923)

Journals & Autobiography

Joaquin Miller, Overland in a Cover Wagon (New York: Appleton, 1930)(Sidney G. Firman ed.)

John S. Richards (ed.), Joaquin Miller: His California Diary (San Francisco: Dogwood Press, San Francisco, 1936)

Joaquin Miller, Overland in a Covered Wagon: An Autobiography (New York: D. Appleton, 1930)(Sidney G. Firman ed.)

__________, My Story (Chicago: Bedford Clarke, 1890)

__________, My Own Story (London: Saxon & Co., Publishers, 1891) [online text]

Alfred Powers (ed.), A Royal Highway of the World (Portland, Oregon: Metropolitan Press, 1932)(Miller's 1864 Canyon City diary)

John S. Richards, (ed.), Joaquin Miller: His California Diary Beginning in 1855 and Ending in 1857 (Seattle: Dogwood Press, 1936)


Joaquin Miller, Specimens (Portland, Oregon: Carter Hines, 1868)

__________, Life Amongst the Modocs: Unwritten History (London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1873) [online text] (Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1874)(Berkeley: Heyday Books/Urion Press, Berkeley, 1996)(autobiographical novel)

__________, The One Fair Woman (New York: G.W. Carleton & Co., 1876) [online text]

__________, First Fam'lies of the Sierras (Chicago: Jansen, McClurg & Co. 1876) [online text]

__________, Paquita, The Indian Heroine. A True Story, Wild and Sad (Hartford, Connecticut: American Publishing Co., 1881)

__________, Shadows of Shasta (Chicago: Jansen, McClurg & Company, 1881) [online text] [online text] [online text]

__________, Forty-Nine: A California Drama in Four Acts (San Francisco: California Publishing Company, 1882)

__________, William Brown of Oregon (Cleveland, Ohio: The Alden Printing Company, 1883)

__________, 49 The Gold-Seeker Of The Sierras (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1884)

__________, Memorie and Rime (New York: Funk & Wagnals, 1884)

__________, The Little Gold Miners of the Sierras (Boston: D. Lothrop & Company, 1886)

__________, The Destruction of Gotham (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1886) [online text]

__________, The Building of the City Beautiful (Chicago: Stone and Kimball, 1893)(Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 2nd ed., 1894)(Trenton, New Jersey: Albert Brandt, 1905)

__________, An Illustrated History of the State of Montana (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1894)

__________, True Bear Stories (New York: Rand McNally & Co., 1900)(Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort, 1949)(Santa Barbara, California: Capra Press, 1987)

__________, The Battle of Castle Crags (San Francisco: The Traveler, 1894(?)

__________, Chants for the Boer (San Francisco: Whitaker & Ray, 1900)

__________, The Bear Stories (Chicago: Rand McNally and Co., 1900) [online text]

__________, The Danities in the Sierras (in Four Acts)(San Francisco: Whitaker & Ray-Wiggin Co., 1910) [online text]

__________, Columbus (Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1917)(a short cantata for mixed voices, music by E.S. Hosmer; text by Joaquin Miller)

__________, Trelawny with Shelly and Byron (Pompton Lakes, New Jersey: Biblio Co., 1922) [online text]

__________, Adah Isaacs Menken (Ysleta, Texas: Edwin B. Hill, 1934)

Stuart P. Sherman (ed), The Poetical Works of Joaquin Miller (New York: G.P. Putnams, 1923)

__________, Selections from Joaquin Miller's Poems (Oakland, California; Tooley-Towne, printers, 1945)(arranged by Juanita Joaquina Miller)

Alan Rosenus (ed.), Selected Writings of Joaquin Miller (Eugene, Oregon: Union Press, 1976)


Merritt Parmelee Allen, Joaquin Miller, Frontier Poet (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1932)

O.W. Frost, Joaquin Miller (New York: Twayne Publishers, 1967)

Elbert Hubbard, So Here Then Is A Little Journey To The Home of Joaquin Miller. Also a Study of the Man and His Work by George Wharton James (East Aurora, New York: Roycrofters, 1903) [online text]

Benjamin S. Lawson, Joaquin Miller (Boise, Idaho: Boise State University, 1980)

Ray C. Longtin, Three Writers of the Far West : A Reference Guide (Joaquin Miller, Charles Warren Stoddard, George Sterling)(Old Tappan, New Jersey: G.K. HAll, 1980)

M.M. Marberry, Splendid Poseur: Joaquin Miller, American Poet (New York: Thomas Crowell, 1953)

Juanita J. Miller, My Father, C.H. Joaquin Miller, Poet (Oakland, California: Tooley-Towne,1941)(Oakland: Tooley-Towne, 2nd ed., 1964)

Martin Severin Peterson, Joaquin Miller. Literary Frontiersman (Stanford University Press, 1937)

Harr Wagner, Joaquin Miller and His Other Self (San Francisco: Harr Wagner Publishing Company, 1929)

Franklin Walker, San Francisco's Literary Frontier (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1970)

Bibliography: Articles & Essays

Howard M. Corning, Joaquin Miller: Lawyer, Poet, Judge in Canyon City, 47 Oregon Historical Quarterly 165-180 (1946)

________________, The Mountain in the Sky 19-23 (Portland, Oregon: Metropolitan Press, 1930)

John B. Horner, Oregon History and Early Literature 424-433 (Portland, Oregon: J.K. Gill Co., 1919)

Benjamin S. Lawson, "Joaquin Miller (Cincinnatus Hiner)," in Eric L. Haralson (ed.), Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998)

Research Resources

Joaquin Miller Collection of Papers
Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley

Joaquin Murieta-The Legend