Payne, G. F. (Adrian, MI)


(George) G. F. Payne , d April,14.1887

Bookbinder and Blank Book Manufacturer



image courtesy: Vernon Wiering, Wiering Books, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  1. Learned Bookbinding and Blank- book making  in Toronto. He left Toronto in
    1847 and moved to Detroit and started a partnership with an A. Richmond. In
    1848 he sold his portion of the business to his partner and moved to Adrian to
    establish the "Adrian Blank Book  Manufactory and Book-bindery". His son
    William,  was trained by his father and would eventually have a  bookbindery
    in Cleveland Ohio,( see: William Payne).  In 1887, upon the death of George,
    William would take over and run his father's business. Illustrated History and
    Biographical Record of Lenawee County Michigan, Knapp and Bonner, pg. 421-422.
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