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Taylor, Bayard

Bayard Taylor, detail

The most famous American travel writer of his day, Taylor strongly supported the Union with poetry and lectures in 1861. He served Lincoln as a diplomat and wrote Ballad of Abraham Lincoln, a poem for children, in 1869. He is said also to have written America's first gay novel, Joseph and His Friend, in 1870.

Life span: 
01/11/1825 to 12/19/1878


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