Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Abbott, Jacob

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ABBOTT, JACOB, an American writer, born in Hallowell, Me., Nov. 14, 1803. His works, comprising over 200 titles, chiefly of stories for the young, were widely read in his own day. Among the best known are "The Rollo Books" (28 vols.); "The Franconia Stories" (10 vols.); "The Marco Paul Series" (6 vols.). He died in Farmington, Me., Oct. 31, 1879.