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Ludlow attended a party hosted by the Stoddards.
Ludlow was a member of Taylor's poetic group, along with Richard Henry Stoddard, Elizabeth Barstow Stoddard, Edmund Clarence Stedman, George Henry Boker, Fitz-James O'Brien, Christopher P. Cranch, and George William Curtis.
After Booth's wife died, Booth discovered a letter from Mrs. Stoddard to Mrs. Booth that instructed her to come to New York immediately, as Booth had lost total control of himself and was misbehaving. This note led to a permanent rift between the two previous friends.
Mr. Stedman wrote the introduction to one of her books (184).
Derby described Elizabeth as "a lady of cultivated tastes, she is a very efficient aid to her husband in his literary pursuits" (603).
Elizabeth assisted with her husband's literary work (58).
Desccribes her influence on her husband's work: "[S]he was a poetical writer of no mean gifts, and her insight, her encouragement, and her felicitous comradeship in his work as a writer became constituent elements in his [R. H. Stoddard's] career" (613).
In late 1862/early 1863, Aldrich worked as the editor of the Illustrated News and visited the Stoddards from time to time.
The Booths and the Stoddards were friendly and visited with each other.
Included in a list of individuals with whom Elizabeth shared a friendship (9).
Elizabeth Stoddard was part of Booth's literary circle.
Of his friendship with the Stoddards, Howells says "But what I relished most was the long talk I had with them both about authorship in all its phases, and the exchange of delight in this poem and that, this novel and that, with gay, wilful runs away to make some wholly irreverent joke, or fire puns into the air at no mark whatsoever. Stoddard had then a fame, with the sweetness of personal affection in it, from the lyrics and the odes that will perhaps best keep him known, and Mrs. Stoddard was beginning to make her distinct and special quality felt in the magazines, in verse and fiction. In both it seems to me she has failed of the recognition her work merits, and which will be hers when Time begins to look about him for work worth remembering" (72-73).
Stedman is described as "the most esteemed and trusted friend of the aged couple [the Stoddards]" (9).
Included in a list of literary figures with whom Elizabeth shared a friendship (9).
Elizabeth lost one of her children while she was at Taylor's house (9).
In the obituary for Elizabeth, there is brief discussion of her marriage to Richard and literary society she and her husband cultivated in New York (9).
The future Mr. and Mrs. Stoddard's first meeting is described as taking place at one of Lynch's receptions (204).
The note states that his wife, Elizabeth Barstow Stoddard, passed away. They lived on Stuyvesant Square in New York City. Their home is described as "a shrine and a salon" (194).
Stoddard married Elizabeth Drew Barstow in 1852 (51).
Richard and his wife were both great admirers of Edgar Allen Poe (52).
In his tribute to Elizabeth Stoddard, Stedman includes Stoddard's statements regarding the death of his wife (9).
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