Ralph Delahaye Paine was born in Lemont, Ill. and educated at Yale where he excelled in athletics and paid his expenses by writing about college sports for the press. He joined the staff of the Philadelphia Press in 1894, writing regularly on football, baseball, and track events. He was a war correspondent for the Press during the Cuban rebellion, the Spanish-American War, and the Boxer uprising in China, and special correspondent in England in 1901 and 1903. He served as a special observer with the Allied naval forces during World War I and later served in the New Hampshire state legislature. Paine wrote on sports and nautical subjects, several novels, short stories, and magazine articles.
From the description of Ralph D. Paine letter to My dear Cunniff, between 1894 and 1903? (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 70082154
American journalist and author.
From the description of Letters to S. S. McClure [manuscript], ca. 1890-1894. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814567