Joaquin Miller poem, January 1, 1874 PDF
- Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913
- Joaquin Miller poem
- January 1, 1874 18741874
- 0.025 linear feet, (1 folder)
- Collection Number
- CA 1874 Jan 1
- Joaquin Miller (1837-1913) was the pen name of Cincinnatus Hiner (or Heine) Miller, a Northwest writer, newspaper publisher, and poet. The collection (1874) contains a poem by Miller titled, "In the City of the Sea."
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Historical NoteReturn to Top
Joaquin Miller (1837-1913) was the pen name of writer Cincinnatus Hiner Miller, born on September 8, 1837, to Quaker parents. In 1852, the family moved to Oregon, traveling overland on a three thousand mile trip, that took over seven months. They settled near Eugene, Oregon where they established a home and farm. Miller later married the Oregon poet Therese Dyer.
"Miller attended Columbia College in (what was then) Eugene City from 1857 to 1858. He taught school, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1861. From 1861 to 1862 Miller rode pony express from Walla Walla to Idaho mines but he soon returned to Eugene City to become a newspaper editor. In his newspaper, The Eugene City Democratic Register, he pleaded for an end to the Civil War. The editorials were suppressed as pro-Southern in sympathy and Miller sold out, moving briefly to Port Orford on Oregon's southern coast."
"In 1864 he drove a herd of cattle across the Cascade Mountains to Canyon City where he planted the region's first orchard and served as Grant County Judge until 1870."
"Miller's work Songs of the Sierras was published in Great Britain during a visit in 1870-1871. Among his other works of poetry and prose were My Life Among the Modocs, Unwritten History, In Classic Shades, and A Royal Highway of the World."
[Source: Oregon Blue Book online]
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The poem was written in Venice, Italy, in 1874, for the New York Independent, and contains editorial changes in pencil.
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Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Poets, American--Oregon
- Personal Names :
- Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913
- Geographical Names :