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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Bayard Taylor

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Bayard Taylor, born in Pennsylvania, gained fame as a storyteller and world traveler. Taylor began his career as a printer and a journalist, writing for Literary World and the New York Tribune. Over the course of his life, he traveled to California, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Taylor created lectures and travel books from his adventures, and also authored several novels and a translation of Goethe's Faust. A globe-trotter until the end, Taylor died serving as an ambassador to Germany.

Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)

Other Resources

Guides to Bayard Taylor manuscript holdings from UVA Special Collections :
Taylor, Bayard, Letter of: #7071-e