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Finding Aid for the Robert Payne Papers, 1946-1964
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert Payne Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1964
    Collection number: 238
    Creator: Payne, Robert, 1911-
    Extent: 12 boxes (6 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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 Times of London 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Robert Payne, 1950-68.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert Payne Papers (Collection 238). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233563 

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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. Includes manuscripts of his Alexander the god, The canal builders, The fathers of the western church, A house in Peking, The roaring boys, The splendor of Greece, and others.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Manuscripts of Robert Payne (Boxes 1-10).
    2. Photographs, correspondence and ephemera (Box 11).
    3. The white rajas of Sarawak, Ancient Greece, The barbarian (Boxes 11-12).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Payne, Robert, 1911- --Archives.
    Authors--20th century--Archival resources.
    Poets--20th century--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.