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Finding Aid for the James Payn Papers, 1868
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James Payn Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1868
    Collection number: 1475
    Creator: Payn, James, 1830-1898
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: James Payn (1830-1898) was a English author and magazine editor. The collection consists of original holograph manuscripts of Payn's novels Blondel parva, Carlyon's years, and Bentinck's Tudor.
    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

    Purchase, 1970.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James Payn Papers (Collection 1475). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233562 


    Payn was born on February 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 March 25, 1898 in London.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of original holograph manuscripts of Payn's novels Blondel parva, Carlyon's years (lacking chapters 15-20), and Bentinck's Tudor (labelled “One of the family”).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Payn, James, 1830-1898--Archives.
    Authors, English--19th century--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.