Leonard Payne papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection CO 070
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  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, typescript, press cuttings, photographs with negatives, and printed material

Scope and Content

Press cutting "Raids on Conchies' Home and Shop at Lutterworth" (n.d.); No-Conscription Fellowship membership card of Leonard J. Payne (n.d.); Manuscript letter to the Governor of Durham Prison from J. G. Payne (father), with manuscript reply on reverse (25 Sep. 1916, 28 Sep. 1916); Manuscript recollections of Leonard J. Payne (n.d.); 2 forms objecting to L. J. and R. Payne's names being included on the electoral register (2 Feb. 1924); Notice "Abstract of the Regulations relating to the Treatment and Conduct of Convicted Prisoners" (n.d.); Notice "Dietary for Prisoners in Local Prisons" (n.d.); Notice "System of Progressive Stages for Prisoners" (n.d.); Typescript letter to Roland Payne from the Central Tribunal (3 Aug. 1916); Manuscript certificate of L. J. Payne's employment at Wakefield (May-July 1917); Discharge certificate of L. J. Payne (31 Mar. 1920); Copy of typescript undertaking signed by L. J. Payne (n.d.); Booklet The Military Service Act, fully and clearly explained by Philip Snowden, MP (n.d.); Press cutting (n.d.); Charge sheet and summary of evidence against L. J. Payne, with photocopy (28 June 1916); Statement signed upon exemption from military service and upon being given permission to take up exceptional employment (15 Apr. 1918); Notice of Tribunal decision (15 Apr. 1916); 3 photographs, with negatives (n.d.); Miscellaneous photocopied papers (n.d.); 6 photocopied issues of newsheet The Tribunal, Nos. 15, 19, 26 and 182 (29 June 1916-8 Jan. 1920); Typed transcript of an interview with Leonard and Roland Payne recorded with Peter Liddle (Feb. 1973).

Administrative / Biographical History

Leonard Joseph Payne (b. 1895) and his brother, Roland Payne (b. 1897), were both conscientious objectors during the First World War, sentenced to 12 months, and imprisoned at Newcastle and Durham before transferring to the Home Office Work Scheme at Wakefield.

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Related Material

Tapes 70 and 44: interview with Leonard and Roland Payne recorded by Peter Liddle in Feb. 1973.