Maggs Bros Ltd

Alice Rowell

Autographs & Modern books

Alice studied English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds, followed by a History of Art Masters at the Courtauld Institute. In both subjects she focused primarily, but not exclusively, on the nineteenth century. Working at a provincial auction house and cataloguing for the Victoria and Albert Museum set her up well for her first assignment at Maggs: tackling an epic and sprawling 70-box family archive. A mammoth task, it was to be the first of many large archives to wing its way to her attic room in no.50. Alice works in the Modern department as nineteenth-century specialist in archives and autograph letters, although she dabbles in books too. She has also recently been appointed head of Maggs' social media and PR.

Alice ran away to do a ski season in Switzerland once, likes learning French and is the only member of Maggs to have landed a back flip on skis.