Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Adams, William Taylor
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ADAMS, WILLIAM TAYLOR, an American author and editor, best known by the pseudonym “Oliver Optic”; born July 30, 1822. He was a voluminous and highly popular writer of fiction for young readers, his works including several series of travel and adventure: “Young America Abroad,” “Starry Flag Series,” and others. He died March 27, 1897.