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Albion L. Payson correspondence and U.S. Navy yearbooks (M326)

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Title:
Albion L. Payson correspondence and U.S. Navy yearbooks
Creator:
Payson, Albion L., 1936-2011
ID:
M326
Date [inclusive]:
1958-2011, undated
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Correspondence and related material (1958-1962) from Albion Payson (Bowdoin Class of 1958 and high school mathematics teacher) to his family written during his training in Illinois and his subsequent service with the US Navy on the USS Bennington in the Pacific Ocean.
Access Restrictions:

No Restrictions.

Provenance:

Gift of the Payson family, 2016.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Albion Payson Correspondence, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Albion L. Payson (1936-2011) was born in Portland, Maine. He was raised in Yarmouth, Maine and attended North Yarmouth Academy and Maine Central Institute before graduating from Bowdoin College in 1958 with a major in history. Upon his graduation, Payson enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Ocean on the USS Bennington, traveling to California, Hawaii, Japan, and the Philippines, where he met and later married his wife, Susanna. After leaving active duty in 1962, Payson entered the Naval Reserves, serving until 1986 and achieving the rank of commander. Payson obtained his masters in mathematics from Penn State University and had a long career as a high school mathematics teacher.

Correspondence (1958-1962) from Albion Payson to his family written during his training in Illinois and his subsequent service with the US Navy on the USS Bennington in the Pacific Ocean. Payson writes about his naval training; his work onboard ship (USS Bennington) during deployment to California, Hawaii, Japan, and the Philippines; and his plans for the future. Also includes biographical newspaper clippings (1958-2011), and two USS Bennington yearbooks, 1961-1962.

Correspondence, 1958-1959

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence, 1960-1961

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence, 1962

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence, undated

Box 1 Folder 4

News Clippings, 1958-2011

Box 1 Folder 5

USS Bennington: Patterns of ASW, 1962

Volume-folio 1

USS Bennington: The Huxsters Far East Cruise, 1960-1961

Volume 2
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