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Full Name: Richard Henry Stoddard
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(1825-1903) Poet, literary critic. After an impoverished childhood and a variety of menial jobs worked as a young man, including a ten year stint in an iron foundry, Richard Stoddard (with the help of Nathaniel Hawthorne) obtained an appointment as inspector of customs in New York City. This new job gave Mr. Stoddard more time to write and pursue a literary career. When Mr. Stoddard lost the customs post in 1870, he had already become an important literary figure. His books of poetry include "Poems" (1852), "Abraham Lincoln: A Horatian Ode" (1865), and "The Lion's Cub, with Other Verse" (1890). His most important contribution was as a critic, first in his reviews for the "New York World" (1860-1870) and then as literary editor of the "New York Mail and Express" (1880-1903). His "Recollections, Personal and Literary" (1903) is a valuable source of information on the New York literary world of the late 19th century.
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1825 (Unknown) County
Richard Henry Stoddard was born in Hingham, Massachusetts, on July 2, 1825. 
1903 New York County
Richard Henry Stoddard died in New York on May 12, 1903. 
1852 (Unknown) County
Poems
(Pub: Boston: Ticknor and Fields ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1865 (Unknown) County
Abraham Lincoln: A Horatian Ode
Collection of poetry. 
1890 (Unknown) County
The Lion's Cub, With Other Verse
Collection of poetry. 
1860 New York County
Mr. Stoddard wrote for the "New York World" from 1860-1870. 
1903 (Unknown) County
Recollections, Personal and Literary
(Pub: AMS Press, Inc ISBN: 0404062806 / 978-0404062804)
Nonfiction. 
1880 New York County
Mr. Stoddard edited for the "New York Mail and Express" from 1880-1903. 
1860 (Unknown) County
The Life, Travels and Books of Alexander von Humboldt
Nonfiction. 
1862 (Unknown) County
The King's Bell
Narrative poem. 
1892 (Unknown) County
Under the Evening Lamp
(Pub: New York, Scribner ISBN: )
Collection of essays. 
1857 (Unknown) County
Songs of Summer
Collection of poetry. 
1867 (Unknown) County
The Book Of The East
Collection of poetry. 
1853 (Unknown) County
Adventures in Fairyland
Collection of poetry. 
? New York County
Mr. Stoddard spent most of his childhood in New York City. 

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