HADDAWAY, ARTHUR. Book collection records, ca. 1959-1980
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Arthur Haddaway: Book Collection Records, ca. 1959-1980


Main Entry

Haddaway, Arthur.


Book collection records, [ca. 1959-1980].

Physical Description

1 box (.5 linear ft.)

Organization and Arrangement

Loose-leaf notebooks organized into 3 series: I. Collection of Bibles. II. General Collection. III. Secondary material relating to history and bibliography of the Bible.

Historical/Biographical Note

Arthur Haddaway was a lawyer of Fort Worth, Texas and non-resident member of the Grolier Club from 1969 to 1981. He died 1981.

Scope and Contents

Records compiled by Haddaway that record information about the rare books (including many Bibles) and manuscripts in his collection. Included are his typed descriptions of books with the date bought, sellers’ names, and a code for price; lists of books he owned; photocopies of catalog entries describing books; notes about books, book catalogs, and book announcements; and clippings and other printed material, much of which was annotated by Haddaway.

General Note

Portions of the collection sold at auction by Christies, Manson & Woods, International, 20 September 1981 (Bibles) and 20 and 21 November (other items).

Finding Aid Note

Unpublished descriptive list available in repository.


Book collecting. Texas. Fort Worth. 20th century.
Book collectors. Texas. Fort Worth. 20th century.
Private libraries. Texas. Fort Worth. 20th century.



Occupation (as reflected in collection)

Book collectors. Texas. Fort Worth. 20th century.


Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.

Arthur Haddaway: Inventory of Book Collection Records

I. Bible Collection
This notebook is divided into the following sections:
XVIth Century
Since 1600
Portions (Testaments) [editions of Old or New Testament]
Facsimiles, Miscellaneous
This portion of the collection consisted of ca. 200 items.

II. “General Collection”
This notebook is arranged alphabetically by author.
Haddaway collected very generally in literature from the 16th to the early 19th centuries.

III. Secondary Material
Clippings (many from Times Literary Supplement) relating to history and bibliography of the Bible, arranged in the following sections:
Philosophy and religion
Spain and Portugal
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