Early Friends of A.A.
Ruth was AA's first secretary and typed the manuscript for the Big Book.
Dr. Silkworth wrote the Dr.'s Opinion in the Big Book and was Bill's
physician at Towns Hospital in New York
Rev. Samuel M. Shoemaker
Sam was the pastor at Calvary Episcopal Church in New York where he
headed the Oxford Group there. He was also a great friend of early AA.
It was at Henrietta's home where Bob and Bill met for the first time on
Mother's Day in 1935.
The Gatehouse on the Seiberling Estate in Akron, Ohio.
T. Henry and Clarace Williams
It was at the home of T. Henry and Clarace where Dr. Bob and many of the
early founding members of AA met for Oxford Group meetings.
The Williams' Home
In Akron, Ohio