George W. Payne
From Kook Science
George W. Payne was a touring hypnotist and publisher of New Thought and other psychical interests.
During this time period, Payne was resident in California, briefly promoting (from 1902) the Columbian Institute of Science, based in San Francisco at 1104 Market St., a 14-room lodging house, a building address shared with Ismar, the Egyptian gypsy, clairvoyant, palmist, &c. In 1905, he toured with Marguerita Foy in Oregon for a time.
- "WILL LECTURE IN ALAMEDA", Oakland Tribune (Oakland, CA): 5, 13 Jan. 1903, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/72368088/
- "DR. GEO. W. PAYNE'S HYPNOTIC ENTERTAINMENT APPRECIATED", San Jose Mercury News (San Jose, CA): 6, 4 Mar. 1904, https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=SJMN19040304.2.57
- "MANY HYPNOTIZED. Things Mysterious and Unheard of to the Mind of the Layman — Principles Hard to Grasp.", Corvallis Gazette (Corvallis, OR): 3, 28 Feb. 1905, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/787537712/