TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of William Morton Payne

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1867-1918

Series 2: Works, 1876-1918

Series 3: The Dial Scrapbooks, 1884-1915

Series 4: Personal, 1870-1920

Series 5: Photographs, ca. 1850s-1910s

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Inventory of the William Morton Payne Papers, ca. 1850-1920


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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Payne, William Morton, 1858-1919
Title William Morton Payne Papers
Dates ca. 1850-1920
Extent 10 linear feet (25 boxes)
Abstract Correspondence, works, scrapbooks, and other personal materials pertaining to William Morton Payne's life as a literary critic, periodical editor, translator, and educator.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Payne
Collection Stack Location 3a 41 1

Administrative Information

Cite As

William Morton Payne Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift of Herbert and Mary Hastings Bradley, 1951.

Processed by

Lisa Janssen, Kelly Kress, and Shannon Yule, 2007.

Acknowledgements

This inventory was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this inventory do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Access

The William Morton Payne Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The William Morton Payne Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of William Morton Payne

Literary critic, periodical editor, translator, and educator.

William Morton Payne was born in 1858 in Newburyport, Massachusetts to Emma M. and Henry Morton Payne. He attended public schools in Newburyport and Chicago, but did not go on to college and was self-educated after high school. He became assistant librarian of the Chicago Public Library in 1874, but left this position to teach in the Chicago public schools. He continued to work in the public schools throughout his other career incarnations, and also as a lecturer of English at the the University of Wisconsin, the University of Kansas, and the University of Chicago. He was literary editor for the Chicago Morning News from 1884 to 1892 while also contributing writing to the Dial. He became associate editor of the Dial in 1892 and retained this position until 1914 when he sold his stock in the publication. As literary critic, he specialized in modern literature and poetry. He was a respected scholar of Scandinavian literature and translated the work of Norwegian poet Björnstjerne Björnson. Despite his lack of formal university education, he edited volumes such as American Literary Criticism and English in the American University. His lead writing for the Dial was collected in three volumes, Little Leaders, Editorial Echoes, and Various Views. He published one volume of poems in his lifetime, Richard Wagner, A Cycle of Sonnets.

Payne was also actively involved in several Chicago social clubs, including the Cliff Dwellers and the Chicago French Club, and was secretary-treasurer for the Twentieth Century Club for 26 years. He never married and passed away after a long illness on July 12, 1919.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Correspondence, works, scrapbooks, and other personal materials of William Morton Payne.

This collection contains notable correspondence including letters kept by Payne from colleagues and readers of the Dial, correspondence with lifelong friend Paul Shorey, and letters from speakers appearing at the Twentieth Century Club. The works series contains published and unpublished essays, criticism, articles, editorials written for the Chicago Journal, some psychology writings, and a chemistry textbook. Additionally, the collection contains 30 scrapbooks filled with clippings of Payne’s work published in the Dial, and administrative materials from the Twentieth Century Club including minutes and account books. This collection also holds a wealth of personal documents including photographs, family papers, travel diaries and other travel memorabilia, high school and teaching memorabilia, and materials related to the various social clubs Payne belonged to.

Narrative descriptions of the subject matter, types of material, and arrangement of each series are available through the Organization section of the finding aid.

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Organization

Papers are organized in the following series:

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield), 1865-1945
  • Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932
  • Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929
  • Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne, 1832-1910
  • Browne, Waldo R. (Waldo Ralph), 1876-1954
  • Dial (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Payne, William Morton, 1858-1919
  • Shorey, Paul, 1857-1934
  • Twentieth Century Club (Chicago, Ill.)

Subjects

  • Clippings -- 1851-1900
  • Clippings -- 1901-1950
  • Correspondence --1851-1900
  • Correspondence --1901-1950
  • Critics
  • Literature, Modern -- 19th century
  • Literature, Modern -- 20th century
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Periodical editors
  • Photographs -- 1851-1900
  • Photographs -- 1901-1950
  • Scrapbooks -- 1851-1900
  • Scrapbooks -- 1901-1950

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Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1867-1918

Primarily incoming letters from colleagues and readers of the Dial, including Waldo Browne, Brander Matthews, and Hobart C. Chatfield Taylor. Many are from authors thanking him for positive reviews, and others compliment Payne on his book, Richard Wagner, A Cycle of Sonnets or refer to his translations of and writings on the Norweigian poet Björnstjerne Björnson. A significant amount of correspondence is from Payne's lifelong friend Paul Shorey who became a prominent classics scholar at the University of Chicago. The series also includes correspondence from speakers appearing at the Twentieth Century Club, a social club of which Payne was secretary-treasurer. There are a few letters between Payne family members, and one letter from Payne to the Education Commission of Chicago with his recommendations for the organization of public schools. Records indicate that Payne only kept letters that he believed were notable, so this is not a complete record of his correspondence.
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Adams, Charles L., Dec. 20, 1897
1 2 Alden, Raymond M. (fragment), n.d.
1 3 Alderson, Victor C., May 11, 1903
1 4 Allen, A. H. and Renee K., 1914-1915
1 5 Anderson, Marie, ca. 1907
1 6 Arion Music Club, 1874
1 7 Arnot, Raymond H., Dec. 17, 1903
1 8 Baker, James H., Mar. 31, 1908
1 9 Bailey, Charlotte O., 1912
1 10 Bangs, John Frederick, Feb. 8, 1910
1 11 Barriere, Marcel, Oct. 30, 1911
1 12 Bartholf, Grace C., Mar. 15, 1907
1 13 Bates, Katherine Lee, Jan. 28, 1912
1 14 Belgium - Secretariat du Roi & de la Reine, Aug. 8, 1916
1 15 Bell, Lillian, Dec. 29, 1898
1 16 Bennett, Mr.s George, Apr. 26, 1908
1 17 Besant, Walter, Jul. 19, 1893
1 18 Biglow, Poultney, 1904
1 19 Birge, E. A. (University of Wisconsin), 1900-1903
1 20 Bispham, David, Feb. 21, 1910
1 21 Björnson, Björnstjerne, May 5, 1903
1 22 Black, Margaret Potter, Apr. 1, 1907
1 23 Blatchford, E. W., Jun. 19, 1896
1 24 Boyesen, Hjalmar Hjorth, Jun. 25, 1890
1 25 Bréal, Michel, Oct. 3, 1893
1 26 Bradley, Mary Hastings, 1915-1918, n.d.
1 27 Bridgman, Walter Ray, ca. 1890
1 28 Browne, F. F., Jul. 29, 1885
1 29 Browne, Waldo R., 1915
1 30 Brownell, W. C., Nov. 22, 1907
1 31 Brugmann, Karl, Nov. 29, 1891
1 32 Burton, Richard, Aug. 28, 1890
1 33 Carpenter, Frederic Ives, Apr. 19, 1907
1 34 Carruth, William Herbert, Mar. 24, 1907
1 35 Cate, Albion, Jun. 17, 1907
1 36 Cawein, Madison, Feb. 20, 1914
1 37 Cass, De Lysle Ferree, Dec. 23, 1918
1 38 Chase, Lewis Nathaniel, Nov. 15, 1904
1 39 Chatfield-Taylor, Hobart C. (also son Otis), 1902-1918, n.d.
1 40 Cheney, Charles Edward, Mar. 25, 1904
1 41 Chicago Society of Arts, Mar. 9, 1916
1 42 Christ, Wilhelm, Jan. 14, 1892
1 43 Cleveland, Grover, Mar. 30, 1891
1 44 Coates, Florence Earle, 1910, 1917
1 45 Columbia University - president's office, Dec. 29, 1903
1 46 Comfort, Will Levington, 1910-1915
1 47 Conway, Maud A., n.d.
1 48 Cook, Albert S., 1903-1904
1 49 Cooley, E. F., 1903-1907
1 50 Coquelin, Constant, ca. 1901
1 51 Corwin, Lina Rickards, Mar. 5, 1916
1 52 Couch, Mary E., Mar. 10, 1916
1 53 Cowell, E. B., Jul. 4, 1892
1 54 Crew, Helen Coale, Mar. 10, 1911
1 55 Crothers, S. M., Apr. 26, 1908
1 56 Custer, Ella White, Mar. 6, 1907
1 57 Dean, Charles Ray, Aug. 14, 1915
1 58 de Nevue, Emily B., n.d.
1 59 Dickenson, Goldsworthy Lowes, Jan. 13, 1904
1 60 Dillard, J. H., Apr. 29, 1903
1 61 Dole, Nathan Haskell, Mar. 26, 1907
1 62 Donisthorphe, Wordsworth, Apr. 22, 1890
1 63 Dorr, Julia C. R., Jul. 2, 1896
1 64 Dreier, Emil (Danish Consulate), Jun. 27, 1890
1 65 Dreier, Mrs. John, n.d.
1 66 Drummond, William H., Jan. 24, 1899
1 67 Dwight, Timothy, 1890-1891
1 68 East, Alfred, Jan. 19, 1910
1 69 Estournelles de Constant, Baronde, 1902
1 70 Evans, W. M., Dec. 31, 1914
1 71 Everett, William, May 18, 1905
1 72 Fawcett, Edgar, n.d.
1 73 Fiske, Horace S., 1896, 1908
1 74 Fox, John Jr., Feb. 13, 1896
1 75 Fox, Duffield & Company, Oct. 31, 1905
1 76 Frangcon-Davies, D, 1897
1 77 Francke, Kuno, Apr. 20, 1907
1 78 Freer, Archibald, Jan. 17, 1916
1 79 Freer, Eleanor Everest, 1907
1 80 Fuller, Henry B., Aug. 3, 1897
1 81 Garden, Mary (autograph), 1896
1 82 Gardner, A. P., Jan. 11, 1916
1 83 Geddes, Patrick, Feb. 24, 1909
1 84 Getts, Alin E., n.d.
1 85 Giddings, Franklin H., 1902-1903
1 86 Gilder, Richard Watson, Jan. 24, 1907
1 87 Gildersleeve, B. L., May 3, 1897
1 88 Glessner, Francis, May 19, 1907
1 89 Gross, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. C., Nov. 18, 1874
1 90 Grant, Robert, 1917-1918
1 91 Hackett, Dorothy, 1915, 1917
1 92 Hadley, Arthur Twining (via secretary), Dec. 31, 1903
1 93 Hale, Edward E., Apr. 3, 1901
1 94 Hale, Philip, Feb. 8, 1897
1 95 Halsey, John J., Jul. 8, 1914
1 96 Hammer, M. E. L., 1907
1 97 Hamlin, Robert D., Jul. 16, 1917
1 98 Harding, Edward J. (Chicago Tribune), 1898-1904
1 99 Harper, William R. (University of Chicago), Nov. 1, 1899
1 100 Hasselriis, C. H. W. (Danish-American Association), May 20, 1914
1 101 Hatfield, James Taft, 1903-1907
1 102 Herford, C. H., Apr. 23, 1906
1 103 Herlov, Rasmus, Jun. 13, 1914
1 104 Higginson, T. W., Jan. 18, 1895
1 105 Hodder, Frank Heywood, 1907
1 106 Hoffman, H., 1888
1 107 Holt, Florence, Mar. 9, 1907
1 108 Holt, Henry, 1905-1915
1 109 Huneker, James, Jun. 20, 1907
1 110 Huntington, Henry Alonzo, 1897-1904
1 111 Irving, Henry, Oct. 29, 1893
2 112 James, Edmund J., Jan. 21, 1918
2 113 James, Henry, Feb. 17, 1909
2 114 Jameson, J. Franklin, Jan. 16, 1904
2 115 Jastrow, Joseph, 1904, 1907
2 116 Joline, Adrian H., Jul. 2, 1910
2 117 Johnson, R. U., Jan. 7, 1914
2 118 Johnston, Richard Malcolm, Sep. 3, 1897
2 119 Jones, Henry Arthur, 1906-1911
2 120 King, William H., Mar. 18, 1874
2 121 Kirkland, Joseph, Jun. 20, 1892
2 122 Krieger, William C., 1876, 1880,
2 123 Lamare-Middleton, Margurite, 1916, n.d.
2 124 Lamb, Louis Albert, Mar. 21, 1905
2 125 Leach, Henry, Dec. 13, 1913
2 126 Legation of Norway, May 27, 1910
2 127 Leonard, Albert (Journal of Pedagogy), Apr. 9, 1896
2 128 Leonard, William Ellery, Aug. 2, 1907
2 129 Lewis, E. H. (Lewis Institute), Jun. 18, 1890
2 130 Little, Charles J. (Garrett Biblical Institue), Dec. 18, 1903
2 131 Lowden, Frank Orren, 1918
2 132 Ludlow, James M., 1894-1901
2 133 MacArthur, James (Harper & Brothers), Nov. 14, 1904
2 134 Mackaye, Percy, 1907, 1913
2 135 MacManus, Seumas, 1907
2 136 Magee, Eittine, Jan. 29, 1913
2 137 Mahaffy, J. P., Nov. 23, 1891
2 138 Manly, John M., Jan. 7, 1913
2 139 Mansfield, Richard, Nov. 18, 1906
2 140-142 Matthews, Brander, 1894-1917
2 143 Maxim, H. Hudson (includes his booklet "Evology,"). Feb. 27, 1905
2 144 McCutcheon, George Barr, Jan. 2, 1906
2 145 Mead, Edwin D., 1903, n.d.
2 146 Mifflin, Lloyd, Mar. 22, 1907
2 147 Mitchell, Weir (via secretary), Apr. 8, 1907
2 148 Monin, Louis Celestin, Mar. 9, 1907
2 149 Monroe, Harriett, 1904, 1908
2 150 Moore, Charles Leonard, 1907, 1915
2 151 Morse, Edward, Jun. 24, 1900
2 152 Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1895, 1907
2 153 Murray, D. Christie, n.d.
2 154 National Institue of Arts & Letters, Feb. 21, 1908
2 155 Naville, Edouard, Jul. 19, 1891
2 156 Nelson, H. L., 1895, 1901
2 157 Nicholson, Meredith, Dec. 11, 1913
2 158 Northrup, Clark S., Sep. 7, 1915
2 159 Norton, Charles Eliot, 1894, 1907
2 160 Norton, Grace, 1913
2 161 Oberholtzer, Ellis P. (American Crisis Biographies), Mar. 7, 1904
2 162 O'Hara, John Myers, Jul. 22, 1907
2 163 Page, Curtis Hidden, 1913
2 164 Page, Walter H., Apr. 28, 1903
2 165 Pain, Barry, 1914
2 166 Paine, Albert W. (cousin), 1883-1907
2 167 Paine, Selena W., 1908
2 168 Paris, Gaston, Nov. 24, 1891
2 169 Peale, R. S., Feb. 2, 1899
2 170 Peterson, Arthur, Jan. 21, 1911
2 171 Perry, Bliss, 1900-1911
2 172 Petrie, Francis, Jul. 4, 1892
2 173 Phelps, William Lyon, Feb. 24, 1918
2 174 Pollock, F., Sep. 2, 1911
2 175 Potter, E. C., Apr. 17, 1907
2 176 Powell, H. Arthur, Sep. 10, 1903
2 177 Prince, Morton, May 27, 1885
2 178 Prussing, Eugene E., Jun. 27, 1915
2 179 Raleigh, W. N., 1915
2 180 Reumert, Ellith, 1912-1913
2 181 Rico, C. Peabody, Oct. 5, 1914
2 182 Risley, Eleanore, n.d.
2 183 Ritchie, Anne, n.d.
2 184 Roberts, Charles G. D., Aug. 8, 1891
2 185 Robertson, Donald, n.d.
2 186 Rogers, Henry Wade, May 2, 1899
2 187 Russell, Charles, 1905-1907
3 188 Sandham, Henry, Sep. 26, 1880
3 189 Santayana, George, 1910
3 190 Sayce, A. H., Jul. 3, 1892
3 191 Schneider, Otto C., Jul. 25, 1909
3 192 Scott, Duncan C., Feb. 2, 1899
3 193 Scudder, H. E., Jul. 2, 1901
3 194 Sears, Lorenzo, Apr. 24, 1903
3 195 Shinn, Charles H., Nov. 25, 1917
3 196-197 Shorey, Paul - postcards, ca. 1874-1878
3 198 Shorey, Paul, 1874-1875
3 199 Shorey, Paul, 1876-1877
3 200 Shorey, Paul, 1878-1880
3 201 Shorey, Paul, 1881
3 202 Shorey, Paul, 1882
4 203 Shorey, Paul, 1883
4 204 Shorey, Paul, 1884
4 205 Shorey, Paul, 1885-1887
4 206 Shorey, Paul, 1888-1890
4 207 Shorey, Paul, 1891-1914, n.d.
4 208 Sills, Milton, Apr. 3, 1905
4 209 Smith, Charles Forster, Jan. 10, 1904
4 210 Smith, F. Hopkinson, 1894
4 211 Smith, Walter M., oct. 30, 1907
4 212 Spofford, harriett Prescott, Jun. 30, 1907
4 213 Squire, J. C., Feb. 1, 1915
4 214 Starr, Eliza Allen, Jun. 28, 1896
4 215 Starr, Merritt, Mar. 8, 1907
4 216 Starrett, Helen Ekin, Apr. 10, 19076
4 217 Steadman, Laura, Jan. 29, 1904
4 218 Stock, Frederick A., 1907
4 219 Strandvold, George S., Oct. 7, 1907
4 220 Strindberg, Fritz, n.d.
4 221 Strong, Frank (University of Kansas), Mar. 7, 1904
4 222 Stuart, Ruth McEnery, May 7, 1914
4 223 Steel, Frederick M., Sep. 15, 1914
4 224 Taylor, Edward Robeson, 1907-1911
4 225 Thomas, Calvin, Mar. 24, 1907
4 226 Thomas, W. W., Mar. 25, 1892
4 227 Thompson, James Westfall, Jan. 4, 1904
4 228 Tillinghast, Ellen L. (cousin), 1916
4 229 Tolman, A. H., 1904
4 230 Trent, W. P., 1895, 1899
4 231 Troop, J. G. Carter, Jun. 5, 1903
4 232 Turnbull, Francese L., 1907-1911
4 233 Turner, Alfred E., Jun. 14, 1910
4 234 Underwood, Frances H., Jan. 26, 1893
4 235 Upton, George P., Mar. 9, 1907
4 236 University of Chicago - president's office, Dec. 28, 1903
4 237 Vambéry, A., Nov. 25, 1891
4 238 Van Eeden, Frederik, 1909
4 239 Von Klenze, Camillo, Apr. 1, 1907
4 240 Waldstein, Charles, 1900
4 241 Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley (calling card), 1907
4 242 Ware, E. F., 1893-1894
4 243 Warner, Charles Dudley (Library of the World's Best Literature), Feb. 11, 1896
4 244 Watson, R[____], Mar. 21, 1907
4 245 Watson, William, 1909, n.d.
4 246 Wendell, Barrett, Nov. 1, 1908
4 247 Wever, Walter, Mar. 14, 1907
4 248 Winslow, Erving (Anti-Imperialist League), Jun. 1, 1906
4 249 Winslow, Louise V., Jan. 16, 1917
4 250 Ziehn, Bernard, Mar. 15, 1907
5 251 The Dial - letters to the editor, 1896-1913
5 252 Letters from former Chicago Public School students, 1880-1912
5 253 Twentieth Century Club, 1890-1913
5 254 Outgoing - William Morton Payne to William Raney Harper (Educational Commission), Apr. 30, 1898
5 255 Family - Payne, Emma M. (incoming), 1871-1902
5 256 Family - Payne, Henry Charles to Emma and Henry Morton Payne, 1868-1869
5 257 Family - Payne, Henry (incoming), 1871-1908
5 258 Family - Payne Family (incoming), 1870-1871
5 259 Not to or from William Morton Payne, 1870-1896
5 260 Unidentified, 1867-1891, n.d.

Series 2: Works, 1876-1918

Published and unpublished essays, criticism, and articles, primarily about poets and other literary figures. Also included are editorials Payne wrote about various subjects for the Chicago Journal, some psychology writings, and a chemistry textbook.
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
6 261 Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger (Sewanee Review reprint), 1900
6 262 The Aldine, 1876
6 263 American Literary Criticism (Introductory essay), 1904
6 264 American School of the Twentieth Century: An Address Before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Northwestern University, 1903
6 265 Arnljot Gelline by Björnstjerne Björnson (translation), 1917
6 266 Björnstjerne Björnson n.d.
6 267 Björnstjerne Björnson, 1832-1902 (International Quarterly reprint), 1903
6 268 Björnstjerne Björnson, eulogy, 1910
6 269 Brand by Henrik Ibsen (translation), n.d.
6 270 Chicago Journal Editorial: "An Ancient Economic Fallacy," ca. 1917-1918
6 271 Chicago Journal Editorial: "Carfares and Postal Rates," ca. 1917-1918
6 272 Chicago Journal Editorial: "The Channel Tunnel," ca. 1917-1918
6 273 Chicago Journal Editorial: "The Coming Struggle For National Honor," ca. 1917-1918
6 274 Chicago Journal Editorial: "The Commercialized Theater," ca. 1917-1918
6 275 Chicago Journal Editorial: "The Day of Rest," ca. 1917-1918
6 276 Chicago Journal Editorial: "Forcing the President's Hand," ca. 1917-1918
6 277 Chicago Journal Editorial: "History Repeats Itself," ca. 1917-1918
6 278 Chicago Journal Editorial: "Hitters of the Trail," ca. 1917-1918
6 279 Chicago Journal Editorial: "The Implications of an Expletive," ca. 1917-1918
6 280 Chicago Journal Editorial: "A Literary Enigma," ca. 1917-1918
6 281 Chicago Journal Editorial: "Maps," ca. 1917-1918
6 282 Chicago Journal Editorial: "'Muni' and the Myth-makers," ca. 1917-1918
6 283 Chicago Journal Editorial: "Nature's Waste Material," ca. 1917-1918
6 284 Chicago Journal Editorial: "The Old West Side," ca. 1917-1918
6 285 Chicago Journal Editorial: "Profit and Loss in Heatless Days," ca. 1917-1918
6 286 Chicago Journal Editorial: "Reading as a Personal Duty," ca. 1917-1918
6 287 Chicago Journal Editorial: "Saving the Drainage Canal," ca. 1917-1918
6 288 Chicago Journal Editorial: "Serendipity," ca. 1917-1918
6 289 Chicago Journal Editorial: "The Spirit and the Letter," ca. 1917-1918
6 290 Chicago Journal Editorial: "Suicide," ca. 1917-1918
6 291 Chicago Journal Editorial: "Two Pulitzer Prizes," ca. 1917-1918
6 292 Chicago Journal Editorial: "The Vision of Judgement," 1915 (printed 1917)
6 293 Chicago Journal Editorial: "The Way of Kings," ca. 1917-1918
6 294 Chicago Journal Editorial: "What is a Great Poet?," ca. 1917-1918
6 295 Chicago Journal Editorial: "Who Pays Taxes?," ca. 1917-1918
6 296 Chicago Journal Editorial fragments, ca. 1917-1918
6 297 Clippings: Chicago Journal, 1917-1918
6 298 Clippings: Critical Writings, 1884
6 299 Clippings: Critical Writings, 1885
6 300 Clippings: Critical Writings, 1886
6 301 Clippings: Critical Writings, 1887
6 302 Clippings: General Grant's Career (Chicago Daily News), 1885
6 303 Clippings: Letter to the Editor regarding smoking, ca. 1900s
6 304 Clippings: "Musical Chicago," 1884
6 305 Clippings: New Orleans descriptive articles (Chicago Daily News), 1884
6 306 Clippings: Review of Isaac N. Arnold's "Abraham Lincoln," (Chicago Daily News), 1884
6 307 Clippings: Review of Walter Pater's Marius (The Epicurian), 1885
6 308 Clippings: Shakespearian criticism, 1885
7 309 "A Comedy," (translation from Dutch), n.d.
7 310 The Conflict Between Literature and Patriotism in Chicago, 1887
7 311 Dante Alighieri 1882
7 312 The Edda, n.d.
7 313 Editorial Echoes and Various Views (Criticism and Biographical Notes), 1903
7 314 Elements of Chemistry, 1897
7 315 The Ethics of English Poetry (list of lecture titles), n.d.
7 316 George Sand, n.d.
7 317 Henrik Ibsen, n.d.
7 318 Homer, n.d.
7 319 The Intellectual Life of Chicago (The World Today), ca. 1904
7 320 John Greenleaf Whittier, n.d.
7 321 Lecture outlines: Literature courses, 1879-1883
7 322 Literary Chicago (New England Magazine), 1893
7 323 Ludvig Holberg (Sewanee Review reprint), 1899
7 324 Ludvig Holberg translations, n.d.
7 325 The Matter King, n.d.
7 326 Nineteenth Century Heroes (list), n.d.
7 327 A Note Concerning Charles E. Norton, n.d.
7 328 Notes on Criticism, n.d.
7 329 Notes Concerning George Brandes, n.d.
7 330 A Note on Gifts, n.d.
7 331 Note Concerning Howells, [1917]
8 332 Peter and the Primrose, 1911
8 333 Primer of Psychology, 1897
8 334 Poetry: miscellaneous, n.d.
8 335 Poetry: original and translated work, n.d.
8 336 Poetry: Richard Wagner: A Cycle of Sonnets (The Dial Press), 1907
8 337 Poetical references, n.d.
8 338 Poetry anthology, n.d.
8 339 Practical Education, n.d.
8 340 A Priest of the Philistines, n.d.
8 341 A Quarter Century of English Literature 1880-1905 (Chicago Literary Club), 1908
8 342 Twenty Novels Typical of English Literature (list), n.d.
8 343 The Republican Review, n.d.
8 344 The Research Magnificent by H.G. Wells (review), 1915
8 345 The Secrecy of Art (incomplete), n.d.
8 346 Selected Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne (introduction), 1905
8 347 Some Literary Tendencies (speech), n.d.
8 348 Some Living Writers, n.d.
8 349 Tourguenieff, n.d.
8 350 Walter Savage Landor, n.d.
8 351 Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature: Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, 1897
8 352 Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature: Algernon Charles Swinburne, 1897
8 353 Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature: Arthur Schopenhauer, 1897
8 354 Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature: Björnstjerne Björnson, 1897
8 355 Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature: Christina Georgina Rossetti, 1897
8 356 Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1897
8 357 Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature: Edmund Clarence Stevens, 1897
8 358 Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature: Esaias Tegner, 1897
8 359 Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature: Frederick Paludan-Müller, 1897
8 360 Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature: Johan Ludvig Runeberg, 1897
8 361 Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature: Johannes Ewald, 1897
8 362 Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature: Johannes Ewald's "The Fishers," 1897
8 363 Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature: Ludvig Holberg, 1897
8 364 Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature: William Morris, 1897

Series 3: The Dial Scrapbooks, 1884-1915

Series consists of 30 scrapbooks containing clippings of Payne's work published in the Dial.
Scrapbooks are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder Contents
9 365 Clippings, Jan. 1884 - Apr.1886
9 366 Clippings, May 1886 - Jun. 1888
9 367 Clippings, Jul. 1888 - Aug. 1891
9 368 Clippings, Nov. 1891 - Jan. 1893
10 369 Clippings, Jan. - Jul. 1893
10 370 Clippings, Aug. 1893 - Feb. 1894
10 371 Clippings, Feb. - Sept. 1894
10 372 Clippings, Oct. 1894 - May 1895
11 373 Clippings, Jun. 1895 - Feb. 1896
11 374 Clippings (with annotations re: pay received for each clipped piece), Dec. 1895 - Jun. 1906
11 375 Clippings, Feb. - Oct. 1896
11 376 Clippings, Nov. 1896 - Aug. 1897
12 377 Clippings, Aug. 1897 - May 1898
12 378 Clippings, May 1898 - Jan. 1899
12 379 Clippings, Feb. - Oct. 1899
12 380 Clippings, Nov. 1899 - Aug. 1900
13 381 Clippings, Sept. 1900 - Jun. 1901
13 382 Clippings, Jul. 1901 - Mar. 1902
13 383 Clippings, Mar. - Dec. 1902
13 384 Clippings, Jan. - Oct. 1903
14 385 Clippings, Oct. 1903 - Aug. 1904
14 386 Clippings, Sept. 1904 - Aug. 1905
14 387 Clippings, Aug. 1905 - Aug. 1906
14 388 Clippings, Sept. 1906 - Aug. 1907
15 389 Clippings, Aug. 1907 - Oct. 1908
15 390 Clippings, Oct. 1908 - Oct. 1909
15 391 Clippings, Oct. 1909 - Dec. 1910
15 392 Clippings, Jan. 1911 - Jan. 1912
16 393 Clippings, Jan. 1912 - Apr. 1913
16 394 Clippings, May 1913 - Jun 1914
16 395 Clippings, Jul. 1914 - Oct. 1915

Series 4: Personal, 1870-1920

This series contains biographical and financial information, family papers, travel diaries and other travel memorabilia, and high school and teaching memorabilia. Also included are materials related to the various social clubs Payne belonged to, specifically items from the Twentieth Century Club where Payne served as Secretary-Treasurer.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box Folder Contents
17 396 Biographical - caricature of Payne, 1909
17 397 Biographical - list of printed writings of Payne, 1919
17 398 Biographical - obituary, 1918
17 399 Biographical - scrapbook of clippings re: Payne, 188[?] - 1919
17 400 Biographical - scrapbook of clippings re: Payne, 188[?] - 1919
18 401 Clubs and organizations - Cliff Dwellers - memorabilia, 1909-1918
18 402 Clubs and organizations - Club Litteraire Francais de Chicago - programs, etc., 1882-1888
18 403 Clubs and organizations - Club Litteraire Francais de Chicago - programs, etc., 1889-1890
18 404 Clubs and organizations - Club Litteraire Francais de Chicago - programs, etc., 1890
18 405 Clubs and organizations - Club Litteraire Francais de Chicago - programs, etc., 1891-1893, 1897
18 406 Clubs and organizations - Little Room - invitations, programs, announcements etc., 1900-1908
18 407 Clubs and organizations - Saracen Club - membership booklets, 1883-1889
18 408 Clubs and organizations - Twentieth Century Club - life membership certificate, 1909
18 409 Clubs and organizations - Twentieth Century Club - minute book vol. 1 of 2, 1889-1904
18 410 Clubs and organizations - Twentieth Century Club - minute book vol. 2 of 2, 1889-1904
19 411 Clubs and organizations - Twentieth Century Club - scrapbook of clippings re:, ca. 1889-1916
19 412 Clubs and organizations - Twentieth Century Club - scrapbook of clippings re:, ca. 1889-1916
19 413 Clubs and organizations - Twentieth Century Club - scrapbook of clippings re:, ca. 1889-1916
19 414 Clubs and organizations - Twentieth Century Club - scrapbook of clippings re:, ca. 1889-1916
19 415 Clubs and organizations - Twentieth Century Club - treasurer's account books, 1889-1911
20 416 Clubs and organizations - various booklets, pamphlets, bulletins, 1897, 1917-1918
20 417 Clubs and organizations - various membership cards, 1895-1906
20 418 Contracts for writing projects, 1888-1916
20 419 Copyright records for "A Quarter Century of English Literature, 1880-1905," 1908
20 420 Family papers - genealogical documents, n.d.
20 421 Family papers - Payne, Charles H. (brother) - school papers, 1866-1867
20 422 Family papers - Payne, Emma - obituaries, 1908
20 423 Family papers - Payne, Henry Morton (father) - memorials, 1888
20 424 Financial - account books, 1883-1886
20 425 Financial - account books, 1888-1892
20 426 Financial - account books, 1893-1898
21 427 Financial - account books, 1899-1902
21 428 Financial - account books, 1903-1907
21 429 Financial - receipts, 1909-1919
21 430 High school - diploma, 1874
21 431 High school - memorabilia, 1873-1876
21 432 High school - report cards, 1870-1874
21 433 High school - sketchbooks, 1870-1874
21 434 High school - sketchbooks, 1870-1874
21 435 High school - assignments, 1870-1874
22 436 High school - "newspapers" - The Lever (bound handwritten), 1873-1874
22 437 High school - "newspapers" - Slocumville News (bound handwritten), 1873
23 438 Invitations, banquet menus, theatrical and musical programs, 1878-1918
23 439 Inventory of personal library, n.d.
23 440 Maps, n.d.
23 441 Memorabilia - scrapbook re: Matthew Arnold's visit to America, 1884-1885
23 442 Memorabilia - Louise Ayres Garnett songbooks (inscribed), ca. 1908-1909
23 443 Memorabilia - World Columbian Exposition, Worlds Congress Auxiliary pamphlets, 1893
23 444 Memorabilia - various, ca. 1890s-1910s
23 445 Notebooks, ca. 1900-1920
23 446 Programs for lectures and speeches by Payne, 1886-1910
23 447 Teaching - teachers certificate, 1881
23 448 Teaching - memorabilia (highschool programs, announcements etc.), 1878-1891
23 449 Teaching - memorabilia (highschool programs, announcements etc.), 1892-1896
23 450 Teaching - memorabilia (highschool programs, announcements etc.), 1897-1901
23 451 Teaching - memorabilia (highschool programs, announcements etc.), 1902-1907
23 452 Travel - diaires from European trips, 1880, 1882
24 453 Travel - diaries from European trips, 1886-1887
24 454 Travel - diaries from European trips, 1890, 1910
24 455 Travel - German opera memorabilia (mostly re: Richard Wagner), 1886-1914
24 456 Travel - hotel bills from European trip, 1914
24 457 Travel - London memorabilia, 1914
24 458 Travel - passenger lists and other steamship memorabilia, 1880-1914
24 459 Travel - passports, 1880,1886,1890

Series 5: Photographs, ca. 1850s-1910s

This series contains several portraits of Payne throughout his life, several inscribed photos from friends, and several unidentified photographs.
Photographs are arranged by subject.

Box Folder Contents
25 460 Payne, William Morton portraits (cabinet photographs), ca. 1870s-1910s
25 461 Payne, William Morton portrait (6 copies), ca. 1910s
25 462 Challis, Bennett (inscribed), 1914
25 463 Melon, Mary (inscribed), ca. 1910s
25 464 Unidentified ambrotypes (three portraits, one man and two children), ca. 1850s
25 465 Unidentified group photo, n.d.