Contains correspondence, writings, scrapbooks and clippings. Correspondents include Japanese author Yoné Noguchi and editor
Frank Putnam, as well a letter or two from his many fellow authors. Writings include journals and notebooks, poems, autobiography
Confessions of a Reformed Poet and collection of poems by Stoddard put together by Ina Coolbrith following his death.
Charles Warren Stoddard was born on August 7, 1843, in Rochester, New York. In 1855, his family moved to San Francisco. Two
years later, Stoddard went back to New York with his older invalid brother. After his return to San Francisco in 1859, he
attended school for a time but soon left his schooling to clerk in a bookstore. It was there that he first began writing verses,
contributing them to the local newspapers. After the establishment of the Overland Monthly, Stoddard became one of its main standbys, and his poetry appeared in almost every number.
Number of containers: 4 boxes and 1 carton
Linear feet: 2.85
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