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The collection consists of two items: a Christmas card from Albert Kresch to Robert Wilson from 1967; and an announcement of one of Kresch's gallery shows in 1981.
This is an artificial collection made up of printed ephemera, letters, and photographs that accompanied books by and about H. L. Mencken.
Robert A. Wilson (1922-2016) was a Baltimore native who owned the Phoenix Book Shop in Greenwich Village, New York and was a well-known collector of signed first editions of works by his favorite literary figures, particularly Gertrude Stein. Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was an American expatriate novelist, playwright, poet, and art collector. She was born outside Pittsburgh, lived in Oakland, California, and then spent the rest of her life in Paris, France, becoming a part of the Parisian...
Robert A. Wilson (1922-2016) was the fifth owner of the Phoenix Bookshop in Greenwich Village, which he ran until it closed in 1988. The collection consists of materials dating from 1938 to 2006, including correspondence, photographs and copies of Wilson's published writings.