Remembered as a novelist and poet, Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard was the second of nine children raised in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, a setting she drew on for her novels.
The article appaers to be a collection of current "society notes." A brief note on page 22 mentions Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard's poor health and the family's grief over the recent death of Lorimer Stoddard.
The note on the Stoddards states, "The serious illness of Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard, with wife of Richard Henry Stoddard, brings menace of even greater sorrow to the home that has been overshadowed by grief since the death of the young son, Mr. Lorimer Stoddard." The note also mentions that the Stoddards' home on Fifteenth Street had been a popular meeting-place for "a little circle of young people which included the son of Julian Hawthorne and also his daughter, Miss Hildegarde Hawthorne" (22).
The note on the Stoddards mentions that his wife is in poor health and that his son, Lorimer, has recently passed away. The note also mentions that the Stoddard family home on Fifteenth Street had been a popular meeting-place for some young writers.
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