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    Tombstone, Arizona: Letter from Prominent Tombstone Banker. ALS of P. W. Smith, 7 7/8" x 9.75", dated January 23, 1876, to L. M. Jacobs & Company, Tucson, Arizona Territory. Smith's letter to "My Kind Friends" informs them he "forwarded yesterday...for you-69 ½ Oz. Gold Bullion, which I hope, will cover my indebtedness to you. If not? Please advise me!" P. W. Smith arrived in Tombstone in 1879 and established a general store and, along Lionel Jacobs and Heyman Solomon, served as manager of the manager of the Agency Pima County Bank in town. Smith had a close relationship with the Jacob brothers. Born in London, Lionel Jacobs (1840-1922) was a businessman and politician who moved to Arizona in 1868 with his brother Barron M. Jacobs (1846-1936) to operate a mercantile business, the L.M. Jacobs Company. The Jacob brothers also co-founded of Tucson's first bank, the Consolidated Bank of Tucson. The letter has four horizontal folds, but otherwise is in good condition.


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