Also unlike Nicolay and Hay, Stoddard left few personal papers of which the whereabouts are known. The firm of Walter R. Benjamin, Autographs, offered some Stoddard papers for sale in 1967, but company records do not indicate who bought them or what they consisted of. The Collector: A Magazine for Autograph and Historical Collectors 80 ( 1967): 1. The Detroit Public Library owns the manuscript version of Stoddard's autobiography, referred to here as "Memoirs," and a handful of documents, including a letter by his son that states that Stoddard's papers "were lost or stolen during his sickness when Marshal of Arkansas." William O. Stoddard Jr. to David C. Mearns, 16 April 1954, copy.