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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: George Patmore Payne

Author: George Patmore Payne (1807–1852)

Biography: Geroge Patmore Payne was born in 1807 in Bath, the son of goldsmith Robert Malthus Payne. He was a Liverpool businessman specializing in charts and maps. In 1829, he married Harriette Melling. As a result of a trip to America, he wrote a series of lightly-fictionalized travel articles collected as Uncle Sam's Peculiarities (1844) and published anonymously. He died on 7 June 1852 in Bath.

References: Bath Chronicle (10 June 1852); Wellesley

Fiction Titles:

  1. Uncle Sam's Peculiarities.  2 vol.  London: John Mortimer, 1844.