Rare Book & Manuscript Library
 

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

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.

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

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.

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.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only CU affiliates may view materials on-site. YOU MUST REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE PLACING REQUESTS. Email rbml@library.columbia.edu to request an appointment. You may submit a request for materials once your appointment is confirmed. Affiliates will login with their uni and password, and need to register the first time they make a request.


Series I: Cataloged Correspondence and Manuscripts


Subseries I.1: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Judith Anderson


Box 1 Terese Bachand


Box 1 N.L. Bright


Box 1 John Ciardi


Box 1 Hubert Creekmore


Box 1 E.E. Cummings


Box 1 Donald Davie


Box 1 Leon Edel


Box 1 Kathleen Ferrier


Box 1 Wallace Fowlie


Box 1 Horace Howard Furness


Box 1 Tyrone Gurthrie


Box 1 Jim Haynes


Box 1 Weldon Kees


Box 1 Mitchell Kennerly


Box 1 Robert McAlmon


Box 1 Henry L. Mencken


Box 1 Alfred E. Smith


Box 1 Harriet Prescott Spofford


Box 1 Wallace Stevens


Box 1 Frank P. Stockton


Box 1 Jose Garcia Villa


Box 1 Alice H. Wadsworth


Box 1 Orson Welles


Box 1 Florence Williams (Mrs. W.C.)


Box 1 William Carlos Williams

Also available on microfilm MN# 11638-7.


Box 1 Edmund Wilson


Subseries I.2: Cataloged Manuscripts


Box 1 Harold Clurman


Box 1 Myron T. Herrick


Box 1 Harold Pinter

Series II: Uncataloged Correspondence (Routine Letters) and Miscellaneous Ephemera


Box 1 Newton Arvin


Box 1 E. L. Bartlett


Box 1 Eric Bentley


Box 1 Cleanth Brooks


Box 1 Herbert Cahoon


Box 1 Hubert Creekmore


Box 1 David Daiches


Box 1 Donald Davidson


Box 1 Robert Duncan


Box 1 Leon Edel


Box 1 Francis Golffing


Box 1 Marya Zaturenska (Mrs. Horace Zaturenska Gregory)


Box 1 Loyd Haberly


Box 1 Richard Higgins


Box 1 Frederick J. Hoffman


Box 1 Stanley Edgar Hyman


Box 1 Jeremy Ingalls


Box 1 Weldon Kees


Box 1 Ralph Kilpatrick


Box 1 Louis Kronenberger


Box 1 James Laughlin


Box 1 Roger S. Loomis


Box 1 Henry L. Mencken


Box 1 Josephine Miles


Box 1 Wright Morris


Box 1 Charles G. Osgood


Box 1 Kenneth Rexroth


Box 1 Kenneth Roberts


Box 1 Theodore Roethke


Box 1 Mark Schorer


Box 1 William York Tindall


Box 1 Jose Garcia Villa


Box 1 Paul Wightman Williams


Box 1 William Carlos Williams


Box 1 Edmund Wilson


Box 1 Yvor Winters


Box 1 Miscellaneous



Box 20 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1976-

Series III: General Files--Series 1, 1940-1949



Box 2 General Files, 1940-1949

Unarranged and incomplete.

Series IV: General Files--Series 2 "Finished", 1950-1959


Box 2 A-Brandeis University, 1950-1959



Box 3 Brooks-Columbia University, 1950-1959



Box 4 D-K, 1950-1959



Box 5 L-M, 1950-1959



Box 6 N-M, 1950-1959

Series V: General Files--Series 3, 1950-1965



Box 7 A-Brooklyn, 1950-1965



Box 8 Brandeis University, 1950-1965


Box 8 Brooks-C, 1950-1965



Box 9 D-F, 1950-1965



Box 10 G-Kansas, 1950-1965



Box 11 Kas-Mi, 1950-1965



Box 12 Mi-N, 1950-1965



Box 13 O-Rob, 1950-1965



Box 14 Roc-Texas Western, 1950-1965



Box 15 Texas-Z, 1950-1965

Series VI: General Files--Series 4, 1952-1962

Unarranged



Box 16 General Files, 1952-1962



Box 17 General Files, 1952-1962



Box 18 General Files, 1952-1962

Series VII: General Files--Series 5, 1960-1969

Unarranged



Box 19 General Files, 1960-1969



Box 20 General Files, 1960-1969

Series VIII: General Files--Series 6, 1965-1975


Box 20 A-H, 1965-1975

Incomplete.

Series IX: Financial Records, 1960-1987



Box 21 Financial Records, 1960-1975

Unarranged



Box 22 Financial Records, 1960-1975

Unarranged



Box 24 Financial Records, circa 1965-1987

Unarranged



Box 25 Financial Records, circa 1965-1987

Unarranged



Box 26 Financial Records, circa 1965-1987

Unarranged



Box 27 Financial Records, circa 1965-1987

Unarranged



Box 28 Financial Records, circa 1965-1987

Unarranged



Box 29 Financial Records, circa 1965-1987

Unarranged



Box 30 Financial Records, circa 1965-1987

Unarranged



Box 31 Financial Records, circa 1965-1987

Unarranged



Box 32 Financial Records, circa 1965-1987

Unarranged



Box 33 Financial Records, circa 1965-1987

Unarranged

Series X: Printed Materials



Box 23 Printed Materials