Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940

Alternative names

Hide Profile

A. Edward Newton was an authority on book collecting during the first half of the 20th century. His correspondence with Alfred Blake Trott, president of Daniels & Fisher Company of Denver, Colo. from 1929-1944, details book collecting as well as travels, and reflects on the political and economic climate of the time in Europe and the United States. Newton also sent Trott copies of articles, most published in the Atlantic monthly between 1922 and 1938. Some articles were privately printed by Newton; these booklets or pamphlets were sent as Christmas greetings inscribed by Newton to Trott. The collection includes two letters written to Luella Corbin, 351 Acoma St., Denver, Colo. that discuss Newton and his wife.

From the description of A. Edward Newton papers, 1919-1941. (University of Denver, Penrose Library). WorldCat record id: 49495641

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.

From the guide to the Newton, Alfred Edward, 1918, (Senate House Library, University of London)

Noted American rare book and manuscript collector.

From the description of Letter to Mrs. William P. Earle, Jr. [manuscript], 1937 September 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647973823

Book collecter, member of Johnson Society.

From the description of A. Edward Newton papers, 1927-1940. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122453173

Biographical note: Alfred Edward Newton was an American bibliophile; he worked in the electrical manufacturing business from 1890 to 1931 and was considered an authority on Samuel Johnson. He wrote several books about book collecting. Alex Aladar Blum was an American painter born in Budapest, Hungary in 1889.

From the description of Newton collection, 1935-1938. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 49058936

American book collector from Philadelphia.

From the description of Typed letters signed (4) : Philadelphia, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1929-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868178

American author, businessman and book collector.

Born in Philadelphia in 1864, Newton was a renowned collector of rare books. He wrote entertaining books about his activities, and is best remembered for his Amenities of book collecting (1918). Acquiring nearly 10,000 volumes, collecting was a serious pastime he could pursue, as he was a shrewd businessman in the manufacturing of electrical equipment. Newton died in 1940.

From the description of A. Edward Newton letters, 1928-1937. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 609421219

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Hunt, Virginia Livingston. Papers of Virginia Livingston Hunt, 1882-1939. Library of Congress
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Christmas keepsakes. Grolier Club
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ben Abramson correspondence, 1930-1940 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Newton-Heron correspondence, 1928-1940. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Lemperly, Paul, 1858-1939,. Letters, 1894-1928, to Paul Lemperly. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. A. Edward Newton letters, 1928-1937. Newberry Library
referencedIn Fisk, Earl E. Earl E. Fisk papers, 1911-1953. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. Autograph letter signed : [Abbotsford], to [John Wilson Croker], [ca. 1813 Sept 1]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925. Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Widener, Eleanor Elkins,. Letters to Eleanor Elkins Widener from collectors and libraries : manuscript, 1914-1915. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Autograph letter signed, London, England, to Lessing Rosenthal, n.p., 1921 July 22. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Chauncey Brewster Tinker papers, 1898-1963 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Letter, 1940 May 8, Philadelphia, to [J. W.] Watling [n.p.] University of Michigan
referencedIn Brewer, Luther Albertus, 1858-1933. Letters, 1922-1933, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Philip D. Sherman, Oberlin, Ohio. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Papers, 1853-2005 (inclusive), 1939-2003 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Letter, 1939 Dec. 29, Philadelphia, to [John W.] Watling [n.p.] University of Michigan
creatorOf Way, W. Irving (Washington Irving), 1853-1931. W. Irving Way papers, 1885-1931, bulk 1892-1900. Newberry Library
creatorOf Hill, Edwin Bliss, 1866-1949. Papers of Edwin Bliss Hill, 1737-1954 (bulk 1895-1948). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. TLS : Philadelphia, to Frank C. Deering, Esq., Saco, Maine, 1927 April 11. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840. Diary : manuscript, [1816?] and [1821] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Keats, John, 1795-1821. Letter : to Fanny Brawne, 1819-1820. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Selected papers of A. Edward Newton, 1843-1940. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Thomas Bird Mosher papers, 1890-1939 (inclusive) 1895-1924 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Letter : Philadelphia, to Paul Lemperly, Cleveland, 1926 Dec. 27. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. The Virginians : autograph manuscript fragment, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Letter signed : to Belle Greene, 1909 Dec. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Moore, George, 1852-1933. Memoirs of my dead life : [London] : proof sheets with autograph corrections, [1906]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sargent, George H. (George Henry), 1867-1931. Letter, 1930, December 19, Warner, N.H., to Philip D. Sherman, Pawtucket, R.I. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Joseph Conrad collection of papers, 1885-1956, 1896-1934 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Angelo, Valenti, 1897-1982. Valenti Angelo correspondence, 1931. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963. Chauncey Brewster Tinker papers, 1898-1963. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Letter to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., 1928. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774. Letter : [London], to David Garrick, [1773]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Adam, R. B. (Robert Borthwick), 1863-1940. Papers, 1846-1948 (inclusive), 1918-1939 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888. Signed autograph letter : to Joseph Severn, 1859 Nov. 29. Princeton University Library
referencedIn George Henry Sargent papers, 1883-1930 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Letter : Philadelphia, to Paul Lemperly, Cleveland, 1926 Dec. 27. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Robertson, W. Graham (Walford Graham), 1866-1948. Papers of W. Graham Robertson, 1875-1948. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Typed letter signed A. Edward Newton to: "My dear Miss Pennell" September 4, 1936. Wellesley College
referencedIn Algernon Charles Swinburne collection of papers, 1856]-1945, 1866-1909 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Earl E. Fisk papers, 1911-1953 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. Pennell-Whistler collection, 1597-1937. Library of Congress
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. A. Edward Newton letter : Philadelphia, to John Henry Nash : TLS, 1924 June 26. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. TLS, 1929 May 6 : Philadelphia, to Charles N. Gilbert, Albany. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Worthington, Greville, 1903-. Letter : London, to A. Edward Newton, [London], [ca. 1930] Feb. 27. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Fisk, Earl E. Earl E. Fisk papers, 1911-1953. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Newton, Alfred Edward, 1863-1940. Papers of Alfred Edward Newton [manuscript] 1910-1933. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters of condolence and thanks, 1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Typed letters signed (4) : Philadelphia, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1929-1931. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Moore, George, 1852-1933. Memoirs of my dead life : [n.p.] : proof sheets with additional material for Spring in London, [1906]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Schorger, Margaret,. Autograph letters, 1923-1934. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Joseph Conrad collection of papers, 1885-1956 bulk (1896-1934). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Henrietta C. Bartlett papers, 1471-1961 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Spiller, Robert Ernest, 1896-1988. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1923-1928. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Henry Munroe Rogers papers, 1812-1937 (inclusive), 1862-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Algernon Charles Swinburne collection of papers, [1856]-1945 bulk (1866-1909). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, N, 1686-1975. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Toynbee, Paget Jackson, 1855-1932. Letter to A. Edward Newton, 1926. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Broadside in honor of A. Edward Newton : ms. broadside, 1931 Aug. 26. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894. Wier of Hermiston : autograph manuscript of the dedication, preface, and Chs. 1-3, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Abramson, Ben. Ben Abramson correspondence, 1930-1940. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. Papers, 1842-1948. University of Michigan
creatorOf Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938. Letter, 1924 Jan. 17, London, to A. Edward Newton. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Typed letter signed A. Edw. Newton to: "My dear Professor Palmer" August 23, 1923. Wellesley College
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward, (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Letters to [Edward Verrall Lucas], 1931-1933. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Letter to Mrs. William P. Earle, Jr. [manuscript], 1937 September 25. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Correspondence, 1926-1939. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Keats, John, 1795-1821. The eve of Saint Mark. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Keats, John, 1795-1821. Letter : to Fanny Brawne, 1819. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Widener, Harry Elkins, 1885-1912,. Letters to Harry Elkins Widener from collectors and libraries : manuscript, 1911-1912. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Letter, 1940 Jan. 11, Philadelphia, to [J. W.] Watling [n.p.] University of Michigan
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Letters, 1920-1926, Philadelphia, to Philip D. Sherman. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963. Chauncey Brewster Tinker papers, 1898-1963. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Morley family. Papers, 1906-1954. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. Anthony Trollope papers, 1842-1948. University of Michigan
creatorOf Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840. First Edition of Cecilia Advertisement : [London] : autograph manuscript draft of the advertisement, 1782 Jul. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Letter, 1937 Feb. 10, Berwyn, Pa., to Olive Seaman, Napanoch, N.Y. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1846-1948 (inclusive), 1918-1939 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. A. Edward Newton papers, 1919-1941. University of Denver, University Libraries, Anderson Academic Commons
referencedIn Edgar Huidekoper Wells papers, 1912-1933. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Typed letter signed A. Edward Newton to: "My dear Mr. Palmer" April 16, 1929. Wellesley College
creatorOf Newton, Alfred Edward, 1918 Senate House Library, University of London
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Newton collection, 1935-1938. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Worthington, Greville, 1903-. Letter : London, to A. Edward Newton, [London], [ca. 1930] Feb. 27. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. A. Edward Newton papers, 1927-1940. UC Berkeley Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Abramson, Ben person
associatedWith Abramson, Ben. person
associatedWith Adam, R. B. (Robert Borthwick), 1863-1940. person
associatedWith Angelo, Valenti, 1897-1982. person
associatedWith Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888. person
associatedWith Austin, F. Britten (Frederick Britten), 1885-1941. person
associatedWith Ballard, Ellis Ames, 1861-1938. person
associatedWith Bartlett, Henrietta C. (Henrietta Collins), 1873-1963 person
associatedWith Blum, Alex Aladar, 1889- person
associatedWith Brewer, Luther Albertus, 1858-1933. person
associatedWith Brown, Ford Madox, 1821-1893 person
associatedWith Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840. person
associatedWith Chapman, William Gerard, 1877-1945, person
associatedWith Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. person
associatedWith Corbin, Luella, 1855-1946. person
associatedWith Daly, T. A. (Thomas Augustine), 1871-1948. person
associatedWith Daniels and Fisher Stores Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Deering, Frank Cutter, 1866-1939 person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
associatedWith Earle, William P., Mrs., person
correspondedWith Eccles, Mary Hyde. person
associatedWith Fisk, Earl E. person
associatedWith Fisk, Earl E. person
associatedWith Forman, H. Buxton (Harry Buxton), 1842-1917. person
associatedWith Gilbert, Charles N. person
associatedWith Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774. person
associatedWith Grasberger, George J. C., person
associatedWith Greene, Belle da Costa, person
associatedWith Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. person
associatedWith Hill, Edwin Bliss, 1866-1949. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Hunt, Virginia Livingston. person
associatedWith Keats, John, 1795-1821. person
associatedWith Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. person
associatedWith Lemperly, Paul, 1858-1939. person
associatedWith Livingston, Flora Virginia Milner, 1862- person
associatedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925. person
associatedWith Lucas, E.V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938, person
associatedWith Midwest Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Moore, George, 1852-1933. person
associatedWith Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957 person
associatedWith Morley family. family
correspondedWith Mosher, Thomas Bird, 1852-1923 person
associatedWith Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Palmer, George Herbert, 1842-1933. person
associatedWith Pennell, Ethel Adele, 1875-1969. person
associatedWith Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. person
associatedWith Pepys, Samuel, 1663-1703. person
associatedWith Phillpotts, Eden, 1862-1960 person
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Wagenknecht Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. person
associatedWith Robertson, W. Graham (Walford Graham), 1866-1948. person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Rosenthal, Lessing, 1868-1949 person
associatedWith Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882 person
associatedWith Rugg, Harold Goddard, 1883-1957. person
associatedWith Sargent, George H. (George Henry), 1867-1931. person
associatedWith Schorger, Margaret, person
associatedWith Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. person
associatedWith Seaman, Olive. person
associatedWith Sherman, Philip D. (Philip Darrell), 1881-1957, person
associatedWith Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926 person
associatedWith Spiller, Robert Ernest, 1896-1988. person
associatedWith Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894. person
associatedWith Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. person
associatedWith Tewson, William Orton, 1877-1947, person
associatedWith Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. person
associatedWith Thorne, James Ward, Mrs. person
associatedWith Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963. person
associatedWith Toynbee, Paget Jackson, 1855-1932. person
associatedWith Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. person
associatedWith Trott, Alfred B. (Alfred Blake), 1877-1944. person
associatedWith Wagenknecht, Edward, 1900-2004, person
associatedWith Watling, John Wright, 1883-1951. person
associatedWith Way, W. Irving (Washington Irving), 1853-1931. person
associatedWith Wells, Edgar Huidekoper, 1875-1938 person
associatedWith Widener, Eleanor Elkins, person
associatedWith Widener, Harry Elkins, 1885-1912, person
associatedWith Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937. person
associatedWith Worthington, Greville, 1903- person
associatedWith Zahn, Mabel. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Pennsylvania--Berwyn
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Colorado--Denver
United States
United States
Subject
Authors, American--20th century
Book collectors
Information/library research
Merchants
Private libraries--20th century
Book collecting
Book collectors--Correspondence
Bibliology
Bibliographers--Personal narratives
Printers
Manuscripts, American
Collectors and collecting
Acquisition of manuscripts
Bookstores--Drawings
Occupation
Function

Person

Birth 1864

Death 1940-09-29

Americans

English

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qz2gfc

Ark ID: w6qz2gfc

SNAC ID: 52359509