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Charles Henry Phelps


Charles Henry Phelps was born in Stockton, California, January 1, 1853. He grew up in Sonoma county, and then in San Francisco. He attended the University of Califonria and Harvard Law School (1872-1874). He practiced law in San Francisco (1874-1880), and during this period became editor of the California. He moved to New York in 1882 where he practiced law. His poetry appeared in Harper's, Century, Atlantic, and Lippincott's. [source: Ella Sterling Mighels, The Story of the Files: A Review of California Writers and Literature (San Francisco: Cooperative Print. Co., 1893)] [online text]

Charles Henry Phelps
John Vance Cheney (The Magazine of Poetry)


Chas. H. Phelps, Californian Verses (San Francisco: California Pub. Co., 1882) [online text]