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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

William Dailey

I got terrible news today. Nicole Panter wrote me that her loving partner Bill Dailey was killed last month in Los Angeles in a tragic accident.

He was crossing the street on December 15th, just blocks from their home when he was struck. I do not know the exact details.

William Dailey was an extremely nice and wonderful man. A renowned antiquarian book dealer, he was a longtime fixture in Los Angeles.  Quiet and circumspect, Bill had a genuine love and affinity for the southwest and the California desert. Leslie and I greatly enjoyed the time we spent at his small hotel in Desert Hot Springs, the Hacienda, a project that he took such a delight in restoring.

Bill was square and honest and incredibly knowledgable on many subjects, and he freely shared this knowledge with me and others. I am sure that he will be sadly missed by all of those lucky enough to be in his orbit. It probably goes without saying, but he was taken from the world far too soon.

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