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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence and Manuscripts
At a Glance
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.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Grammercy Bookshop records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Existence and Location of Copies
William Carlos Williams letters are also available on microfilm MN# 11638-7.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Wilbur, Robert L. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1960. Accession number--M-60.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/1989.
2020-04-03 EAD finding aid created by CCR.
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.