JOAQUIN (CINCINNATUS HINER) MILLER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 06/14/1893 - HFSID 341907
Sale Price $144.00
Handwritten, signed note from the Western poet to a friend with "love"
Autograph note signed: "Dear Thomas/[drawn arrow]Sic/With "love" to you/Thanks Joaquin Miller", in blue ink, 7x4½ affixed to 8½x11. Born Cincinnatus Miller, this poet of the American West changed his name to Joaquin to honor an early California outlaw with a Robin Hood-type reputation. JoaquinMiller (1837-1913) as a child traveled by wagon train with his parents from Indiana to Oregon. He led an adventurous life, joining both the California and later Alaska gold rushes and suffering serious wounds in a battle with the Modoc Indians. (He was also for a time a school teacher and an elected judge.) Miller journeyed to London in 1870, where his first two volumes of poetry were published: Song of the Sierras and Life Among the Modocs. After gaining popularity in Europe as "the poet of the Sierras", he returned to America and built a home in Oakland California, overlooking San Francisco Bay. Light surface creases. Top edge of note frayed. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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