Payn, James, 1830-1898

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Payn was born on Feb. 28, 1830 in Cheltenham, Glos, England; attended Eton, the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and Trinity College, Cambridge (1849-54); wrote novels, including Lost Sir Massingberd (1864), A perfect treasure (1869), and By proxy (1878); became editor of Cornhill magazine (1883-1896); he died on Mar. 25, 1898 in London.

From the description of Papers, 1868. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40722062

James Payn, an English novelist and editor, was born at Cheltenham, England. He contributed regularly to "The Illustrated London News", "Household Words" and "Chamber's Journal", and became editor to the latter. It was in the "Journal" that Payn published his most popular story L0ST SIR MASSINGBRED (1864). Some of his other popular productions are MARRIED BENEATH HIM (1865), CAROLYN'S YEAR (1868), BY PROXY (1878), and THE TALK OF THE TOWN (1885). In 1883 he became editor of "Cornhill Magazine" which included some of his publications such as a HANDBOOK TO THE ENGLISH LAKES (1859), MAXIMS BY A MAN OF THE WORLD (1869), SOME PRIVATE VIEWS (1881), and SOME LITERARY RECOLLECTIONS (1884), which was later published in several volumes.

William Morris Colles was an author's agent and the founder and managing director of Authors' Syndicate in London, England.

From the description of James Payn collection, 1864-1898 (bulk 1891-1894) (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 76954880

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referencedIn Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926. William Morris Colles papers, 1888-1928. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Blackmore, R. D. (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900. Correspondence : of Richard Doddridge Blackmore, 1877-1896. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Harte, Bret, 1836-1902. Letter to "My dear Mr. Payn" [manuscript], 1880 July 5. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn A.P. Watt (Firm). A.P. Watt & Son correspondence, 1883-1917. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. Married beneath him : manuscript, [1865]. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. Mirk Abbey : manuscript, 1866. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. Married beneath him : manuscript, [ca. 1865]. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, [1869]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, [no year] May 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. James Payn collection, 1864-1898 (bulk 1891-1894) Princeton University Library
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. Married beneath him : manuscript, [ca. 1865]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. Patient kitty : manuscript, [18--]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. Papers, 1868. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. Autograph letter signed : London, to Pym, "Tuesday" [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Calverley, Charles Stuart, 1831-1884,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Stuart Calverley, Hyde Park, London, to James Payn [manuscript], 1884 January 3. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. In peril and privation : manuscript, [ca. 1885]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. By proxy : autograph manuscript, [ca. 1877]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Meredith, George, 1828-1909. Autograph letter signed : Box Hill, Dorking, to James Payn, 1891 Oct. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. In peril and privation : manuscript, [ca. 1885]. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider), 1856-1925. H. Rider Haggard letters, 1886-1915. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. James Payn collection, 1870-1893. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. The isle in the Pacific : manuscript, [18--]. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. James Payn collection, 1870-1893. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. Patient kitty : manuscript, [18--]. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. Autograph letter signed : London, to James Payn, 1882 July 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1864-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hunter, Rose & Company. Hunter, Rose & Company collection, 1871-1879. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Andrew Lang papers, 1811-1971. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. Mirk Abbey : manuscript, 1866. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. The isle in the Pacific : manuscript, [18--]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, [1892] Sept. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William Morris Colles Papers, 1888-1928. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Papers of James R. Osgood and A. V. S. Anthony, 1853-1912. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. The Clyffards of Clyffe : manuscript, [1866] Texas Christian University
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. Autograph, [18--]. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. Stories : manuscript, [1866] Texas Christian University
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. Blondel parva : manuscript, [ca. 1868] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn A. P. Watt & Son, 1883-1917. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
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associatedWith Blackmore, R. D. (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900. person
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correspondedWith Calverley, Charles Stuart, 1831-1884, person
associatedWith Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926. person
associatedWith Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. person
associatedWith Emerson, R. D. H., person
associatedWith Foyle, William Alfred, 1885- person
associatedWith Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider), 1856-1925. person
associatedWith Harte, Bret, 1836-1902. person
correspondedWith Hunter, Rose & Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912 person
associatedWith Meredith, George, 1828-1909. person
associatedWith Payn, James. person
associatedWith Pym, person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Riviere & Son, corporateBody
correspondedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Swain, Joseph, 1820-1909 person
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Authors and publishers--19th century
Authors, English--19th century--Archival resources
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Manuscripts--English
Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Authors, English--Archives
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Birth 1830-02-28

Death 1898-03-25

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