The collection of Christopher H. Payne (1845-1925), pastor, diplomat, and elected official, spans the period from 1875 to 1918, and measures one-half linear foot. The collection documents Payne=s family life through photographs and real estate papers, as well as his career as Baptist church leader, prominent official from the State of West Virginia, co-founder and editor of the West Virginia Enterprise, the only Black weekly in the state at that time, and as U.S. Consul to St. Thomas in the Danish West Indies.
Staff, MSRC, "PAYNE, Christopher" (2015). Manuscript Division Finding Aids. 153.