Robert Payne Papers, 1946-1964


Robert Payne Papers, 1946-1964

Robert Payne Papers, 1946-1964

Pierre Stephen Robert Payne (1911-1983) was a professor of English poetry and lecturer in naval architecture (1943-46), head of the English deptartment at Alabama College, Montevallo (1949-54), war correspondent in Spain (1938), correspondent for the in Changsha, China (1942), the founding director of Columbia University Translation Center, and the author of books in a variety of subjects. The collection consists of literary manuscripts by Payne, letters from Payne to Lawrence Clark Powell and Louis Zukofsky, miscellaneous letters to Payne from various persons, ephemera, and pictures. Times of London

12 boxes (6 linear ft.)


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Payne, Robert, 1911-1983 (person)

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...