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Bayard Taylor (1825-1878) was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel writer. His papers consist chiefly of letters and travel essays written to the New York Tribune between October 1856 and December 1857 while on his extensive trip to Northern Europe. These letters were republished in 1857 under the title Northern Travel: Summer and Winter Pictures.
Also present is correspondence regarding speaking engagements, social matters, a trip to Africa, and the writing and publishing of his work; canceled checks; a detailed "specification for repairing main home at the county seat Cedarcroft of Bayard Taylor, Esq. at Kinnet Square, PA;" an annotated copy of "The Obsequies in Rome;" and a manuscript copy with watercolor illustration of a portion of "Duke Ernst of Saxe-Coburg."