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Brantz Mayer (1809–1879)

Mayer, Brantz. An American journalist, descriptive writer and novelist; born at Baltimore, MD, Sept. 27, 1809; died there, Feb. 23, 1879. He was a lawyer by profession; became editor of the Baltimore American; was attached to the American legation in Mexico, 1841–42; served in the Civil War. He wrote several works on Mexico, including ‘Mexico: Aztec, Spanish, and Republican’ (2 vols., 1853), his best work ‘Captain Canot’ (1854), a novel; etc.