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History of the Discovery of Tombstone, Arizona, as Told by Edward Lawrence Schieffelin

Edward Lawrence Schieffelin

Edward Schieffelin (1847-1897) was a prospector and discovered the silver mines of the San Pedro Valley, which led to the establishment of Tombstone, AZ.

The collection contains a typescript of the accounts of discovering the area now known as Tombstone, AZ as told by Edward Schieffelin, accompanied by an autobiographical sketch and transmittal letter from Mrs. Josephine R. Garrick. The collection also includes three photographs of Schieffelin: two studio portraits and a third photo taken in Alaska with a dog sled team. A version of the accounts edited by Ben Traywick and published by Red Marie in 1988 can be found in the collection as well.