Miller, Joaquin. ‘49 and William Brown of Oregon. In Ballads of Eldorado. Introduction and selection by Earle V. Weller. San Francisco: The Book Club of San Francisco. 1940. pp. 17-18, 19-23. [OAK] [CAL] [MGK]
Ballads of Eldorado. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1940. 46pp.
Boas, Ralph Philip and Katherine Burton. Social Backgrounds for American Literature.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1940. 163-164. [RCL] [MGK]
Caughey, John Walton. California. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1940. i, 397, 404
524. 680pp. [WC] [PSU] [MCK] [2nd Edition 1953. 666pp. 339, 345, 431]
[WC] [MULT] [Also published in 1957, 1951, 1970 and 1982]
(i) Groups Miller with striking individuals such as Frémont and Will
Rogers rather than with writers like Harte and London.
(397) Credits the Era (favorite of the miners) with giving Miller and
others their start in literature.
(404) Asserts that Miller became a world celebrity through Western
writing and that “the genuineness of his westernism is beyond dispute.” Acknowledges today’s criticism of his bad grammar, etc., but argues: “Nevertheless, he still stands heads and shoulders above the other Californian poets of his day”
(524) Notes that that the second generation of verse is not of superior
quality but that Coolbrith and Miller continue to write.
DeVoto, Bernard, ed. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens’ Mark Twain in Eruption: Hitherto Unpublished Pages About Men and Events. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1940. 402pp. 232-233 [RCL] [MAR] [WC] [MCK] [Also published in 1940 in New York by Harper, 402pp. and in 1968 by Capricorn Books.[WC] [PSU]
Hinkel, Edgar J., ed. and William E. McCann, asst. ed. Criticism of California Literature: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, A Digest and Bibliography. 3 Volumes. Vol. Two. Oakland: Alameda County Library. A report of Official Project No. 665-08-3-85 conducted under the auspices of the Works Project Administration, Oakland, California. [RCL: Vol. 2, pp. 600-633.] [MULT] [WC] [MGK] [MCK]
Noel, Joseph. Footloose in Arcadia: A Personal Record of Jack London, George
Sterling, Ambrose Bierce. New York: Garrick and Evans, 1940. 330pp. 100-104, 108-110. [RCL] [MAR] [WC] [PSU] [MGK] [MCK]
Oregon. American Guide Series. Portland, 1940. [MAR] [MCK]
Oregon, End of the Trail. Compiled by Workers of the Writers’ Program of the Work
Projects administration in the state of Oregon. Portland: Binfords & Mort, 1940.
549pp. [WC] [MULT] [MCK] Revised Edition with added material by Howard McKinley Corning. Portland: Binfords & Mort, 1951. 111, 137, 168, 336, 385, 420, 421, 455. [WC] [MULT] [Also published in 1972]
Orians, George Harrison. A Short History of American Literature, Analyzed by Decades.
With Supplementary Chapters by M. L. Williams and W. L. Werner. New York:
F. S. Crofts and Company, 1940. 314pp. 201, 212, 233, 242. [RCL] [PSU]
[WC] [MGK] [MCK] [Also published in 1977] [WC]
Rodecape, Lois Foster. “Gilding the Sunflower: A Study of Oscar Wilde’s Visit to San Francisco.” California Historical Society Quarterly 19.19. p. 103. [CSC] [Compares Miller’s and Wilde’s manner of dress.] [MGK]
Miller woos Minnie Myrtle in Port Orford and Elk River. Port Orford Post.(5 January 1940) [MGK]
Miller woos Minnie Myrtle in Port Orford and Elk River. “Newspaper Narratives” in “News and Comment.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 41.1 (March 1940): 108 [Refers to Jan. 5, 1940 Port Orford Post article which tells of Miller’s 1862 saddle.] [MGK]
“Who’s Who? Twenty News Questions.” New York Times (3 March 1940): 68 [MCK]
Question 1: “If you can fill in the blank in these lines from Joaquin Miller’s
“Columbus’ (‘Behind him lay the gray , Behind the Gates of Hercules’) you will know the stop which American Clipper ships will henceforth substitute for Bermuda.”
“Radio Programs Scheduled for Broadcast This Week: Today, March 31 - Afternoon.”
New York Times (31 March 1940): 133 [MCK] WJZ - Poetry Tour to Joaquin Miller Home, Oakland, California.
Malone, Ted. “From the Wigwam on ‘The Hights.’” Between the Bookends. NBC Blue Network radio broadcast transcript of 31 March 1940. [PMC] [The actual manuscript on file at UOL is titled Pilgrimage of Poetry. The show aired at 1:00 P.M. In addition, mention is made of the availability of Ted Malone’s A Poetry Lover’s Map of America apparently available from NBC. Malone’s Album of Poetic Shrines, published by Columbia University Press, contains photos and articles about various homes. Its cost was 25 cents in 1940 [MGK]
Oregon Historical Quarterly VXLI.2 (July 1940): 126 [Mention of Joaquin Miller as a writer of Mormon fiction “Creative Historical Research in Fiction, Drama, Art.” A Symposium. “Children of God” by Vardis Fisher. [MGK]
Hazen, David W. Review of California [by John Walton Caughey. New York: Prentice Hall, Inc, 1940. 680 pages.] Oregon Historical Quarterly 41.3 (September1940) [Barely mentions Joaquin Miller.] [MGK]
“California’s Joaquin Miller.” Pony Express Courier 7 (October 1940): 3 [OAK] [MGK]
Thomas, Mabel W. Letter to the G. & C. Merriam Company giving the correct pronunciation of Cincinnatus Hiner dated 21 October. [OAK] [MGK]