Robert Wilson papers
- Wilson, Robert, 1922- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
0.38 Cubic Feet (1 letter size document box)
Biographical / Historical
In 1962, he became the fifth owner of the Phoenix Bookshop in Greenwich Village, which he ran until it closed in 1988. It was through the Phoenix that Wilson became acquainted with many 20th century American authors. After closing the bookshop he retired to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Wilson died in 2016.
Scope and Contents
James Perrizo, Wilson's primary correspondent, was Frankie Edith Parkers' (Jack Kerouac's ex-wife) assistant in editing her memoirs from 1986-1987.
Other notable correspondence includes a letter from Ogden Nash, dated October 12, 1944, a postcard from Jonathon Williams, dated December 14, 1964, ephemera found in textbooks donated by Robert Wilson, and other correspondence received by Robert Wilson in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA