Collection comprises seven handwritten letters from Miller, while living in Big Sur, California, to Schmidt, primarily concerning
business matters; two postcards advertising a water color by Miller; a San Francisco Museum of Art catalog for an exhibition
of work by Bezalel Schatz with a foreword by Miller and a color silk screen, signed by Schatz, laid in; brochure for Into
the Night Life; and two mimeograph broadsides.
Henry Valentine Miller was born on December 26, 1891 in New York City. He attended the College of the City of New York, 1909
and worked for various employers from 1909-27. In 1930 Miller went to Europe and lived in Paris until 1939. During this time
he wrote Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), and Tropic of Capricorn (1939). Miller was also a painter and his water
colors were exhibited internationally. He died on June 7, 1980, in Pacific Palisades, California. E.E. Schmidt was a client
of Miller's; no further information is available about him.
0.2 linear feet
(1 oversize folder)
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