Finding Aid for the Anthony Newnham Papers, 1956-1960

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
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Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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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.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Franklin Gilliam, purchase, 1997.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Anthony Newnham Papers (Collection 486). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233495 

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.


Container List

Box 1

Catalogs (no.1-12) 1956-1960

Physical Description: (In composition-type books)

Scope and Content Note

Various lists tipped or laid in.
Box 2

Catalogs 1956-1960

Scope and Content Note

Some have titles, Poetry, etc.

Note

[Box not full]