Sep 28, 2017 - Sale 2455

Sale 2455 - Lot 37

Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(ARIZONA.) Greene, William Cornell. Letter from Tombstone, discussing Apache trouble and ranch hands on a spree. Contemporary stylographic copy of an Autograph Letter Signed as "Wm. C. Greene" to E.J. Robert of Tucson, AZ. 2 pages on 2 sheets, 10 1/2 x 8 inches; transfer copy in purple ink, mailing folds, minor soiling. With typed transcript. Tombstone, AZ, 23 October 1885

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William Cornell Greene (1852-1911) was a miner who started a large ranching operation in Tombstone, AZ, and in 1899 founded the extremely lucrative Greene Consolidated Copper Company in Mexico. This letter was written fairly early in Tombstone's history, just 4 years after the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. He discusses trouble with the lease at the "Ojo de Agua" and the Arvallo family, adding that "the Apaches rounded up Hilton and Ned at the Ojo de Agua houses last Saturday but did no damage nor got no horses. Aston Hall and Gray have been on a big spree here. They have not rounded up their beef yet. Say they will next week."