Joseph Frank Payne and family: Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Joseph Frank Payne: degree certificate, medical studies, Berlin University, signed by Isaak A. Dorner (1865); MS book of 'translations and original verses addressed... to Ellie Macpherson'; letters of condolence on the death of J.B. Payne from Basil Champneys and Henry Sidgwick (1869); the last page of Payne's letter to George Eliot on his mother's death (1875), with a typescript of the whole letter; letters from Comte Loris-Melikov and unidentified (1879); MS poem 'Summer memories' (1885); letters from continental doctors accepting or declining invitations during a conference (1896); portrait photographs of Payne; title page of J.F. Payne, Harvey and Galen, The Harveian oration... Royal College of Physicians... 1896, London, 1897; Payne's obituary notice of William Anderson (1900); Bibliographical Society... 1908. Dr. Payne's paper on English herbals, pamphlet of woodcut examples from various herbals; J.F. Payne, Herveian Librarian: printed circular offering reproductions of M.D. diploma from Padua University to William Hervey (1908); obituary of Payne, reprinted from British Medical Journal (1910); Sotheby's catalogues of the sale of Payne's library, with prices realised (1912 and 1932); Payne's book plate; transcript of the poem 'A remembrance' by W.E. Henley; and a Christmas card, 'Angus family'.

John Burnell Payne: testimonial letters for Payne from Frances W. Newman (1857-1860); letter from Payne to his father, Joseph Payne (1860); letter of condolence on the death of Payne's sister from James Heaton (1861); certificate of deacon's orders (1865); scrapbook of articles from the Pall Mall Gazette and Vanity Fair, including exhibition and book reviews, and MS notes for articles and lectures (1868-69); and a typescript of Payne's recollections of a conversation with George Eliot (1869).

Evelyn Murphy: pocket diary, 1899; letter from Ernest A. Payne (1949); letters from Gordon S. Haight and John F. Fulton, Yale University (1949-51); and letters from Charles Newman, Royal College of Physicians (1967).

Miscellanea: Richard Crowther, bill for coal (1786); letter from Elliott Cresson to Francis Rolleston (c.1827); Mary Payne, commonplace book (1855); letters to 'George' from Frederick W. Fairholt, Joseph Durham and William H. Bartlett (1859); letters to William B. Hodgson (1865-66), Richard Dawes (Dean of Hereford), Philip Harwood, A. Smith, Richard H. Hutton, and Lucy Clifford; letter, possibly to J.B. Payne, from R.D. Collier (1865); signature of V.E. Chalon; order of service for J.F. Payne's funeral; letter of B. Gavan Duffy (1936); Sidney Colvin, In memory of Frances Jane Colvin (d.1924); and portrait photographs of Sir Charles Holroyd and Ursula Nettleship.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph Frank Payne (1840-1910) was a physician and committee member of the College of Physicians. Payne's brother, John Burnell Payne (1838-69), was a clergyman and art critic for the Pall Mall Gazette, and an acquaintance of George Eliot. Mrs. Evelyn Murphy was the daughter of J.F. Payne.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1993.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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