Payne, Robert, 1911-1983

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Pierre Stephen Robert Payne was born on Dec. 4, 1911 in Saltash, Cornwall, England; came to the US in 1946; attended Diocesan College, Rondebosch, South Africa (1929-30), Univ. of Capetown (1931-32), Univ. of Liverpool (1933-36), Univ. of Munich (1937), and Sorbonne, Univ. of Paris (1938); was shipwright's apprentice, Liverpool (1932-33), shipwright (1939-41) and armament officer (1941), Singapore Naval Base; translator, British Ministry of Information in Chungking, China (1941-42); professor of English poetry and lecturer in naval architecture (1943-46); head of English dept., Alabama College, Montevallo (1949-54); war correspondent in Spain (1938), and correspondent for the Times of London in Changsha, China (1942); was founding director of Columbia Univ. Translation Center; wrote more than 100 books in a variety of subjects; publications include Love and peace (1945), Forever China (1945), China awake (1947), The rose tree (1947), A house in Peking : a novel of 18th-century China (1956), and Lawrence of Arabia : a triumph (1962); he died on Feb. 18, 1983.

From the description of Papers, 1946-1964. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39813078

Author, biographer, poet, translator.

From the description of Papers, [ca.1900]-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122573386

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Pierre Stephen Robert Payne was born on December 4, 1911 in Saltash, Cornwall, England; came to the U.S. in 1946; attended Diocesan College, Rondebosch, South Africa (1929-30), University of Capetown (1931-32), University of Liverpool (1933-36), University of Munich (1937), and Sorbonne, University of Paris (1938); was shipwright's apprentice, Liverpool (1932-33), shipwright (1939-41) and armament officer (1941), Singapore Naval Base; translator, British Ministry of Information in Chungking, China (1941-42); professor of English poetry and lecturer in naval architecture (1943-46); head of English deptartment, Alabama College, Montevallo (1949-54); war correspondent in Spain (1938), and correspondent for the Times of London in Changsha, China (1942); was founding director of Columbia University Translation Center; wrote more than 100 books in a variety of subjects; publications include Love and peace (1945), Forever China (1945), China awake (1947), The rose tree (1947), A house in Peking: a novel of 18th-century China (1956), and Lawrence of Arabia: a triumph (1962); he died on February 18, 1983.

From the guide to the Robert Payne Papers, 1946-1964, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Gresser, Sy, 1926-. Seymour Gresser papers, 1950-1958. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
referencedIn Bertha Klausner Papers, 1897-1995 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980. Muriel Rukeyser papers, 1844-1986 (bulk 1930-1979). Library of Congress
referencedIn Powell, Dawn. Dawn Powell Papers, 1910-1998. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Robert Payne Papers, 1946-1964 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
referencedIn Records, 1974-1992. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Whitcomb, John Merrall, 1907-,. Ethel Fogg and William Brooks Clift memorial collection, 1769-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Klausner, Bertha, 1901-1998. Papers, 1897-1995. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Guida, Salvatore. Memorandum of agreement, signed, 1956 Oct. 27, between Muriel Rukeyser, Salvatore Guida, Umberto Monaco, and Robert Payne. Typescript (carbon). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Muriel Rukeyser Papers, 1844-1986, (bulk 1930-1979) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Muriel Rukeyser collection of papers, 1920-1976, 1931-1976 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Payne, Robert, 1911-1983. Papers, [ca.1900]-1983. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Payne, Robert, 1911-1983. Papers, 1946-1964. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Ethel Fogg and William Brooks Clift memorial collection, 1769-1992 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Additional papers, 1917-1962 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935. Papers of T.E. Lawrence, 1894-2006 (bulk 1911-2000). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Diller, Phyllis, 1917-2012 person
correspondedWith Gresser, Sy, 1926- person
associatedWith Klausner, Bertha, 1901-1998. person
associatedWith Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935. person
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Payne, Mireille (Dorey), d.1972. person
associatedWith Payne, Stephen, 1886-1972. person
associatedWith Powell, Dawn. person
correspondedWith Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980. person
associatedWith Whitcomb, John Merrall, 1907-, person
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New York City NY US
Cornwall ENG GB
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Authors, American--20th century
Poets--20th century--Archival resources
American literature--20th century
Authors--20th century--Archival resources
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Authors--20th century--Archival resources
Poets--20th century--Archival resources
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Birth 1911-12-04

Death 1983-03-03

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Britons,

Americans

English

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