|Content Description||Colin Stanley first discovered Wilson's work in 1970. In 1981, when working as a librarian at The University of Nottingham's Hallward Library, he wrote to Wilson suggesting he compile a bibliography of the author's work. Wilson responded positively and thus began a collaboration and friendship which survived until Wilson's death. Stanley made regular visits to Wilson's home in Cornwall to consult, record and organise the author's vast collection of his works. The first edition of the Bibliography was published in 1989.|
Stanley was one of the original two founders of Paupers' Press, where he is currently Managing Editor. Paupers' Press primarily publishes literary criticism, although it has also published works on philosophy and biography. It is also one of Wilson's publishers, and most of the material in this collection comprises works by or about Wilson.
This collection comprises numerous print proofs of Wilson's work, most of which are editions published by Paupers' Press. There is quite a large series of correspondence between Wilson and Stanley, and between Stanley and other correspondents regarding Wilson's and Paupers's Press publications. There are a handful of newsletters and copies of documents probably held by Colin Wilson, such as a facsimilie of a diary.