Mary Pcolar papers relating to Edmund Wilson, 1961-1972.


Pcolar, Mary, d. 1982. Mary Pcolar papers relating to Edmund Wilson, 1961-1972.

Mary Pcolar papers relating to Edmund Wilson, 1961-1972.

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and other materials relating to Pcolar's friendship with Wilson. Letters from Wilson to Pcolar, 1961-1972 and undated, discuss their lives in upstate New York, Wilson's work and travels, and their shared interests in Hungarian language and culture. Letters from other correspondents concern Wilson's book Upstate, his bequest to Pcolar in his will, and photographs taken by Pcolar at the presentation of the National Medal for Literature to Wilson in Utica, New York, in 1966. In addition to these photographs are images of Wilson, his house in Talcottville, and Pcolar and her family. Also present are notes made by Pcolar about her work for Wilson, clippings about him, and souvenir menus, placemats, and napkins from restaurants in upstate New York, some inscribed by Wilson.

0.63 linear ft. (2 boxes) + 2 portfolios.



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Pcolar, Mary, -1982 (person)

Edmund Wilson (1895-1972), American literary critic and author. Mary Pcolar, her husband George Pcolar, and their children lived near Edmund Wilson's home in Talcottville, New York. During the 1960s until his death in 1972, Pcolar maintained a friendship with Wilson, assisted him in learning Hungarian, and worked for him as a secretary and driver. Pcolar later married Bernard E. Kirley and settled in Florida, where she died in 1982. From the description of Ma...

Wilson, Edmund (person)

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