ROBERT A. WILSON PHOENIX BOOKS PORTFOLIO: A unique collection of correspondence from Robert A. Wilson, proprietor of the noted Phoenix Book Shop in New York and William Plumley. Included in the portfolio are letters, photographs of Wilson with Marianne Moore, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, John Weiners and more. Also included are 12 short stories by Wilson, and the book ''The Phoenix Book Shop, A Nest of Memories''. Robert Alfred ''Jump'' Wilson was born in Baltimore in 1922. Following service in the U.S. Army and the diplomatic corps, he eventually became the fifth owner of the Phoenix Book Shop in Greenwich Village and ran the shop from 1962 to its closure in 1988. He is the bibliographer of Gertrude Stein, Gregory Corso, and Demise Levertov, as well as the publisher of forty-three books including the work of Gertrude Stein, Marianne Moore, W.H. Auden, Allen Ginsberg, Elizabeth Bishop, and Richard Wilbur. His autobiography is entitled ''Seeing Shelley Plain'' (2001). From the William Plumley Estate.