Joaquin Miller in 1874 (view close up).
The Joaquin Miller (1837–1913) Collection of manuscripts and printed books was assembled by Willard Samuel Morse and purchased by the library in 1938. Morse’s correspondence and typewritten notebooks concerning the collection are included.
Printed matter by and about this colorful, turn-of-the-century, western writer includes approximately 125 items, either of first or limited editions, many beautifully illustrated, and some with laid-in autographs. Photostats and clippings of newspaper and magazine articles number more than nine hundred pieces, while there are approximately two hundred portraits of Miller between 1859 and 1912. Original manuscripts, letters, and inscribed photographs numbering approximately seventy-five items complete the Miller Collection. Requests to view items from the collection can be made via the finding aid.
Joaquin Miller in 1890 (view close up).
Joaquin Miller in 1904 (view close up).
Joaquin Miller in 1912 (view close up).