Newton, Alfred Edward

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A manuscript of The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections , 1918, with a letter attached.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alfred Edward Newton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1863. After receiving his education from private schools, Newton, in 1876, went to work for Porter and Coates Bookshop in Philadelphia. In 1890 he went to work at the Cutter Electrical and Manufacturing Company, becoming the company's financial manager in 1895. Newton wrote books and contributed to the Atlantic Monthly . He also collected rare books, building up a library of 10, 000 volumes. In 1930 Newton became the first American president of the Johnson Society of Great Britain. Newton died in Philadelphia on 29 September 1940.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Other Finding Aids

University of London Library, The Sterling library: a catalogue of the printed books and literary manuscripts collected by Sir Louis Sterling and presented by him to the University of London , Cambridge, (1954).

Archivist's Note

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.