A Guide to the Richard Henry Stoddard Collection Stoddard, Richard Henry. 8456-a

A Guide to the Richard Henry Stoddard Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 8456-a


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
8456-a
Title
Richard Henry Stoddard Collection 1858-1894
Extent
15 items
Creator
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Richard Henry Stoddard Collection, Accession 8456-a, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit [ 17 Dec 1963] 20 Feb 1967

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities



Item Listing

Manuscripts
  • Poem beginning, "The sky is a drinking cup . . ."
    1858 Jan 17
    AMsS, 1 p.
  • Poem, " The Canticle of the Sun"
    1894 Jul 31
    AMsS, 2 p.
  • Poem, " Birds"
    n. d.
    AMsS, 1 p.
  • Poem beginning, "There are gains for all our losses . . ."
    n. d.
    AMsS, 1 p.
  • Poem beginning, "There are gains for all our losses . . "
    n. d.
    AMsS, 1 p.

    [Quotation of first verse of a poem.]

  • Poem, " Epicedium"
    n. d.
    AMsS, 5 p.
Letters
  • Richard Henry Stoddard, New York, to John G[odfrey] Saxe, Burlington, Vermont
    1851 Nov 2
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Yearns to meet him and read his book; says he had many laughs while reading Saxe's book; compliments him on a book which has gone into third edition and which Stoddard has given to a friend traveling in Europe. ]

  • Richard Henry Stoddard, New York, to John Williamson Palmer, [ Baltimore], [ New York]
    1857 Feb 3
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Compliments him on his choice of English poems to be published in Folk Songs; predicts that Palmer will easily find a publisher.]

  • Richard Henry Stoddard, New York, to Thomas Dunn English, [ Philadelphia]
    1858 Sep 23
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Says he is making himself a small collection of choice autograph poems of American poets; asks him to copy his poem "Ben Bolt."]

  • Richard Henry Stoddard, New York, to James T. Fields, New York
    1865 Aug 7
    ALS

    [Urges him to do something in a literary and financial way for Henry Timrod. ] (tipped in The Bryant Festival at the Century, 1865)

  • Richard Henry Stoddard, New York, to John Williamson Palmer, [ Baltimore, New York]
    1866 Jun 25
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Lauds Folk Songs; says his collection of autographs includes one of the best later poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browningfrom a volume on the Italian war, he has nothing complete of [ William Makepiece] Thackerayor Jean Jungeltonand he could find manuscripts of short poems of Robert Buchananor [ Algernon Charles] Swinburne; encloses copy of " Birds. "]

  • Richard Henry Stoddard, New York, to Jeanette Leonard Gilder, New York
    1882 Apr 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Informs her that anything of his appearing in The Criticis at her and "the Critics" service.]

  • Richard Henry Stoddard, New York, to Jeanette [Leonard] Gilder, New York
    1882 Aug 9
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Recommends F. B. Stan[d]ford, a practiced writer who wrote reviews for The Independent. ]

  • Richard Henry Stoddard, The Century, to Henry Mills Alden, New York
    1885 May 6
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Wonders if Alden could use, and pay for, a poem by J. Hamstead, an elderly clergyman whose verse has been published gratis in the Evangelist; thinks even more highly of his work that of [William Cullen] Bryant. ]

  • Richard Henry Stoddard, New York, to Mr. [Rannan]
    1894 May 22
    ALS, 1 p.
  • Richard Henry Stoddard, New York, to Irving Bacheller, [ New York]
    1895 Dec 15
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Remarks about his poor eyesight, evident in his writing, which is difficult to decipher; discusses a paper of 1500-1800 words, which he sends to Bacheller.]

  • Richard Henry Stoddard, New York, to [Livingston] Hopkins
    1899 Oct 30
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Discusses his Japanese verse which appeared in Scribner; says he and his wife are pleased that Hopkins liked it.]

  • Richard Henry Stoddardto "Gentlemen"
    1901 Feb 23
    ALS, 1 p.
  • Richard Henry Stoddard, New York, to Jeanette [Leonard] Gilder, New York
    [1881 May 2]
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Includes date 1881 May 2 on verso.]

  • Richard Henry Stoddard, [ New York], to Mrs. Terris
    Dec 13
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Says he has not acknowledged a call from Terris' daughter due to rheumatism in the right hand; tells her to get in touch with his publisher for a photo of him.]

  • Richard Henry Stoddardto unknown
    n. d.
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Fragment.]

  • Richard Henry Stoddard, [ New York], to Charles Goodrich Whiting, Springfield, Massachusetts
    n .d.
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Fragment.]

Miscellaneous
  • Custom House New Yorkcheck for $83.33, Richard Henry Stoddard's salary as Debenture Clerk
    1856 May 31
    Check

    [Endorsed by Stoddard.]

  • Receipt for $50.00 from Scribner & Co.
    1874 Jun 1
    Receipt

    [For article, "July Etchings"; signed by Richard Henry Stoddard. ]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Algernon Charles] Swinburne
  • Charles Goodrich Whiting
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • F. B. Stan[d]ford
  • Henry Mills Alden
  • Henry Timrod
  • Irving Bacheller
  • J. Hamstead
  • James T. Fields
  • Jean Jungelton
  • Jeanette Leonard Gilder
  • Jeanette [Leonard] Gilder
  • John G[odfrey] Saxe
  • John Williamson Palmer
  • Richard Henry Stoddard
  • Robert Buchanan
  • Thomas Dunn English
  • William Makepiece] Thackeray
  • [Livingston] Hopkins
  • [William Cullen] Bryant

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Baltimore
  • Burlington, Vermont
  • Europe
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Springfield, Massachusetts