Matthew Haley has been the Director of Bonhams UK Book Department since 2013. In 2004, he joined Bonhams in London as a specialist in the Book Department, and his baptism of fire was one of the finest libraries of angling books ever to have been offered at auction. Soon Matthew branched out into 19th Century photography - particularly of India. Between 2008 and 2013, Matthew worked in Bonhams New York office, and created a series of Space History auctions, initially commemorating the 40th Anniversary of man's first steps on the Moon. He has also spent periods working in the company's Los Angeles office.
In his time as director and auctioneer in Knightsbridge, Matthew has sold the Library of the late Hugh Selbourne, Jacqueline Kennedy's love letters to David Ormsby Gore, the Library of Wassenaar Zoo, and a sledge from Ernest Shackleton's 1909 Antarctic expedition.
Matthew graduated from Oxford University with an M.A. in English Literature, and appears on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.