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Charles Warren Stoddard
300 N St. NW, Truxton Circle neighborhood, DC.
Stoddard lived at this address from 1889 to 1892, while Head of the English Department at the Catholic University of America.
Stoddard credited Walt Whitman's "Calamus" poems as an inspiration for much of his homoerotic writing about the natives of the South Seas. He developed life-long literary friendships with Ambrose Bierce, Henry Adams, and Joaquin Miller, among others.
|Photo of author courtesy of Library of Congress.|