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William Taylor Adams

William Taylor AdamsBorn: 30-Jul-1822
Birthplace: Medway, MA
Died: 27-Mar-1897
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Oliver Optic's Magazine

A self-educated Boston-area teacher, Adams is best known for his Oliver Optic's Magazine for Boys and Girls (1867-75). He was also a prolific dime novelist, writing often with a moral bent. Nearly all of this extremely popular author's work is forgotten today.



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