Joaquin Miller letter to Lee Moorhouse
Scope and Contents
At the time of writing the letter in 1907, Miller was in Canyon City, Oregon, and Lee Moorhouse, was located in Pendleton, Oregon. In the letter, Miller identifies a photograph, and comments on the quiet life he now leads.
- 1907 July 12
- Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
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]
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Joaquin Miller (1837-1913) was the pen name of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller, a Northwest writer, newspaper publisher, and poet. The collection contains a letter by Miller to Lee Moorhouse, dated July 12, 1907.
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- Canyon City (Or.) -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Indian agents -- Oregon -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Moorhouse, Lee, 1850-1926
- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographers -- Oregon -- Pendleton -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Poetry -- Authorship Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Poets, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Poets, American -- Oregon -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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