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    Rare letter from Josephine Earp, wife of famed O.K. Corral gunman Wyatt Earp

    Josephine Earp. Wife of legendary Western gunfighter Wyatt Earp. Rare Autograph Letter Signed "Sincerely your friend, Josephine Earp". Two pages, 7" x 11.75", March 3, 1929, written to John flood of Los Angeles. Mrs. Earp pens: "Just these few lines to tell you I got here all O.K. but I left my coat in the ladies dressing room in Los Angeles. I told the conductor and he phoned back from Glendale and they said the coat was there. I thought it but not to write to Mr. Lake until I can see Mr. H. as he is South now. And as soon as I can get in touch with him will tell you then just what to say to him. After you read the letter which I left with Mr. Snow, please return it to me. I will know more about it and just what they have done. Don't forget the letter for Mr. D. Hoping soon to hear from you. Best of wishes, in which all join in sending. Herbert [my best] too." An aspiring actress, Josephine Sarah "Sadie" Marcus left home (San Francisco) at age seventeen to follow a theatre company. In 1880, she wound up in Tombstone, Arizona, as the companion of a bankrupt politician who had managed to charm her. Soon afterwards, she fell in love with Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Earp, and the two were married in San Francisco in 1882. The couple wandered throughout the West together until Wyatt Earp died in 1929. Until her death, Earp defended her husband's reputation against unfavorable biographer's portrayals and, with some assistance, wrote her own work entitled I Married Wyatt Earp. In fine condition with a nice, dark signature. Also includes original transmittal envelope filled out entirely in Josephine's hand.

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