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++++Message 3116. . . . . . . . . . . . 1948 and 1950 Statement of
From: Shakey1aa@aol.com . . . . . . . . . . . . 1/29/2006 4:42:00 PM
My sponsor told me about AA having a "statement of principles" in
tells me they originally came out in 1948 but that no proof is obtainable
New York. Does anyone know about this?
The statement of principles of 1948 is in Appendix G in Mitch K's book
Does anyone know why these were replaced by the 1950 statement of
Do they give General Service more power?
Why does Royal S., the attorney who incorporated the Grapevine, on pg 199
the trustees suppressed the statement of 1948?
t/y Shakey Mike G.
Shakey1aa@aol.com (Shakey1aa at aol.com)
++++Message 3117. . . . . . . . . . . . Re: The Dr. Howard/Hank P.
From: mertonmm3 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1/29/2006 5:00:00 AM
As Stated in my original post this appears to be the draft edited by
Hank P. and Dr. Howard. It does not appear to be anything like a draft
that a publisher could work from and if you look closely at the 4
pages from the Sotheby's Catelog I think you will agree. Its quite
obviously an intermediate sort of draft as it doesn't remotely agree
with the finished product. Also as stated previously there are two
handwritten references to Dr. Howard and most of the handwriting is
Hank P.'s in my opinion. I disagee with the Sotheby assertion that
this is the final copy that went to Cornwall Press. This document is
far more significant historically. I am quite cautious with such an
assertion as their experts are quite meticulous.
Please look to what's available facimilewise rather than what
secondhand reporters tell us.
All the best!!
--- In AAHistoryLovers@yahoogroups.com, "ricktompkins"
> The "Printer's draft" manuscript of the Big Book was sold in
2004 for 1.56 million dollars, through a telephone bid from California
to the auction site in NYC. Bill P. of Hazelden Press verified its
From: mr.grassroots . . . . . . . . . . . . 1/28/2006 10:13:00 PM
I posted a request for information on the Harper Brothers printings of
the volume "Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age" some time ago but
to have a problem connecting/receiveing feedback. (Probably my doing
Thank You in advance for your patience and will keep checking back in.
++++Message 3119. . . . . . . . . . . . Re: Printer''s Copy and Dr. Howard