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Finding Aid for the Anthony Newnham Papers, 1956-1960
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.