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Finding Aid to the Collection of Charles Warren Stoddard Papers, 1867-1918
BANC MSS C-H 53  
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Description
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 entitled Confessions of a Reformed Poet and collection of poems by Stoddard put together by Ina Coolbrith following his death.
Background
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.
Extent
Number of containers: 4 boxes and 1 carton Linear feet: 2.85
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94270-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.