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Finding Aid for the Anthony Newnham Papers, 1956-1960
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Anthony Newnham Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1956-1960
    Collection number: 486
    Creator: Newnham, Anthony
    Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Charles Anthony Newnham (1926-1992) began working at Bertram Rota bookdealers (1947- ), later becoming a director. He started his own book business (1955) before relocating to Austin, Texas to work for Franklin Gilliam at the Brick Row Book Shop. He moved to another American firm which became bankrupt, and for some years made his living as a carpenter. In 1981 he moved back to Britain, settling in Edinburgh in 1982 where he issued catalogs to a select group of customers. The collection consists of 17 volumes of Newnham's pasted-up and annotated booksellers' catalogs.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Biography

    Charles Anthony Newnham was born on April 1, 1926 in Yelverton, Devonshire, England; attended Wellington school; worked as a recorded programmes assistant at the BBC; began working at Bertram Rota bookdealers in 1947, later becoming a director; in 1955 he started his own book business; moved to Austin, Texas to work for Franklin Gilliam at the Brick Row Book Shop; moved to another American firm which became bankrupt, and for some years made his living as a carpenter; moved back to Britain in 1981, settling in Edinburgh in 1982; issued catalogs to a select group of customers; he died on June 6, 1992 in Edinburgh.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 17 volumes of Anthony Newnham's pasted-up and annotated booksellers' catalogs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Newnham, Anthony--Archives.
    Antiquarian booksellers--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Booksellers' catalogues.