Joaquin Miller c. 1906

Joaquin Miller was the pen name of an eccentric American poet and essayist named Cincinnatus Heine (or Hiner) Miller. He was often referred to as "The Poet of the Sierras." Miller was an ardent self promoter and has been accused of fabricating much of his life story. The document above titled "The Poet of the Sierras" describes an encounter between Miller and Clarence Darrow after the Haywood trial as told by their mutual friend Elbert Hubbard. Miller's birthdate is not certain and has been listed as September 8, 1837, or March 10, 1841, or November 10, 1841. He died on February 17, 1913. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-119515