>I'm not to versed in typography so it sounds like a made a blunder.
Be aware that there are literally tens of thousands of different fonts in electronic form; some are better than others; some are more popular/common than others; some may be private constructions or fonts prepared specifically for bundling with specific software applications and may not be available "out there".
To my eye, your example is a casual or informal semi-serif (as serifs do not appear in all the expected places). Thomas or one of the others may be able to comment further.
thanks Neil and Thomas. Yeah i tried the "prose antique" and, as you say, didn't work. I'm pretty sure this was a custom thing. It's weird because they sent us some font files but they don't work, so that leads me to believe that it was an actual font.
And even if it doesn't (early font file names with 8 characters are maddeningly obtuse) try opening the file with a text editor. Most of it will be visual garbage, but often you will see a font name in the first page or so of the file.