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    Dr. George Goodfellow: Lengthy ALS by the Surgeon Who Treated Virgil and Morgan Earp after the O.K. Corral Gunfight. Goodfellow was a friend of the Earps whose testimony was important in leading to the acquittal of the Earps on murder charges after the gunfight. A ten-page letter, missing page one and the bottom of page 10, which apparently consisted of a post-script. Boldly signed, "Your Papa George E. Goodfellow." Written in 1896, the letter in part deals with a bear-hunting trip and the difficulty with the pack mules, "(which) were persistent in displaying a most annoying tendency to start for home on all occasions when not tied," and which demonstrated a "concomitant dislike of work...(which) required so much work on the part of us all to watch them." A scarce and desirable Tombstone autograph item. The letter is accompanied by the original 1896-postmarked envelope, addressed in his hand, and a rare ten-page 1933 booklet entitled George E. Goodfellow, Frontier Surgeon and Soldier (1855-1910), containing valuable biographical information and several photos.

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    May, 2017
    13th Saturday
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