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Gramercy Bookshop records, 1931-1979

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0507
Bib ID 4078825 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gramercy Bookshop (New York, N.Y.)
Title Gramercy Bookshop records, 1931-1979
Physical Description 15.5 linear feet (33 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, book orders, invoices, bills, and receipts dealing with the purchase of books by American, Canadian, British, Australian, and a few Western European institutions and individuals. There are approximately 100 letters from writers and critics such as John Ciardi, Leon Edel, Wallace Fowlie, Robert McAlmon, Alfred E. Smith, William Carlos Williams, and Edmund Wilson. Financial records for the years, 1960-1975, document the operating costs of the shop. Included among these records are many bills from booksellers and auction houses for Gramercy's purchases.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Grammercy Bookshop records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Existence and Location of Copies

William Carlos Williams letters are also available on microfilm MN# 11638-7.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/1989.

Revision Description

2020-04-03 EAD finding aid created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Academic libraries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Acquisitions (Libraries) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book auctions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Booksellers and bookselling Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bookstores -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ciardi, John, 1916-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Edel, Leon, 1907-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fowlie, Wallace, 1908-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McAlmon, Robert, 1896-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Out-of-print books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public libraries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rare books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilbur, Lorraine Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilbur, Robert L Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The proprietors of the Gramercy Bookshop in New York City are Robert L. and Lorraine Wilbur. The majority of Gramercy's customers are academic and public libraries and to a lesser extent university and college departments of instruction, professors and other individuals.