Lot #151
Bill Wilson

To AA's first archivist: "We look & feel so well you wouldn't know us"
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Estimate: $600+

Description

To AA's first archivist: "We look & feel so well you wouldn't know us"

ALS in pencil, signed “Bill,” one page, 8 x 12.5, February 27, 1961. Written while vacationing in Bermuda, a letter to his secretary Nell Wing, in part: "We are having a great time—probably the best vacation we ever had. We look & feel so well you wouldn't know us. The weather has been perfect and Cambridge Beach is a superb spot—really the best possible." In fine condition. Wing was an instrumental force in the lives of Bill and Lois Wilson and to the success of Alcoholics Anonymous, where she served as the organization's first archivist. After Bill died in 1971 and Lois in 1988 the royalties of the Big Book passed to Wing, which provided her with about $1 million a year for the remainder of her life.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #589 - Ended August 12, 2020





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