Scope and Content
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.
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.
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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Antiquarian booksellers--Archival resources.
Genres and Forms of Material