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    Tombstone, Arizona: Archive of Earp Associate, E. B. Gage. Large grouping of checks, documents, letters, and related ephemera dating from 1880-1917. Most of the items relate to the mining industry and many are signed by E. B. Gage, a superintendent of the Grand Central Mining Company, prominent entrepreneur, and developer of Tombstone Consolidated Mines in 1901. In 1882, after the Gunfight at the O. K. Corral, Gage sent $1,000 to Wyatt Earp and his posse, supplemented by additional money and horses supplied by Wells, Fargo & Company. In 1884, a labor dispute got ugly with miners threatening to lynch Gage. Legend has it that local hotelier, prospector, and angel of mercy Nell Cashman spirited him away to safety in a buggy, although Grand Central Mining Company foreman Charles Lynch is credited with keeping the lid on things. The archive includes: thirty-four checks from 1888 signed by Gage drawn on the Cochise County Bank of Tombstone, thirty-five checks signed by Gage from 1885-87 on the New York Exchange Bank of Tombstone, twenty checks signed by Gage on "Office of E. B. Gage" account 1890-91, eighteen similarly signed checks from 1890 on differently designed "Office of E. B. Gage" checks, twelve 8.25" x 4.25" coupons or certificates for shares in stock in the Emerald Mining Company inscribed to Gage 1880-81, fifty checks signed by D. B. Huntley drawn on the Carlisle Mining Company account 1885-87, seven miscellaneous checks signed by Gage (Cochise County Bank and the Anglo-Californian Bank 1885-89), three checks signed by S. W. Wood of Gage's Grand Central Mining Company 1887-88, one signed check from the Tombstone Consolidated Mines Company 1910, 6% Contract Bond of the Tombstone Consolidated Mines signed by Gage in 1903 along with two blank examples, two blank stock certificates for the Oso Negro Mining Company each 13.5" x 5", 1890 letter to Gage from Henry Egerston Mine Supplier and Bullion Dealer regarding quicksilver (faults), 1884 receipt for horse supplies for the Grand Central Mining Company from J. J. Patton & Co. located "Next Door to O. K. Stables", 1900 Western Union receipt or authorization for Gage to send messages, 1890 pay certificate for mining laborer R. J. Ufen, three postcards offering mining supplies 1907-1917, Cochise County bank book for George W. Cheyney 1884, 1884 Tombstone Daily Epitaph clipping mentioning Cheyney attending a meeting of creditors and listing a legal action against Wyatt and Mattie Earp for $365, plus a fascinating August 18, 1884 letter from A. A. House in North Bristol, Ohio to Gage related to his labor dispute and near-lynching. It reads, in part: "... he told me you were on your way to Tombstone. I am very sorry you decided to go as I fear your life is in danger. I think you should listen to your friends and not run with danger. McCurdy said... there was no need of your going.... Please do not remain... And you know a life is nothing to those fellows when in Whiskey... McCurdy said it was a bad time for my business... I am very anxious to put the mine solid. Please write me a line every few days as I am very anxious about you. (wording light but legible). Please view this lot on our website for a list of names associated with these documents.

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    NAMES ON CHECKS:
    Addington, H B
    Andeos, P
    Anderson, W A
    Andrews, P
    Bailey, F J
    Banning, George e
    Bauer, A
    Beering, Thomas ?
    Belifield, George
    Bingham, J
    Bishop, W C
    Black, John
    Bodrio, J W
    Boyle, James
    Boyle, WH
    Brockway, J P
    Brown, J H
    Brown, J W
    Charette, J
    Cheyney, George W
    Clark, John
    Cobb, George
    Cohen, A
    Cole, W S
    Conway, C
    Cooper, A B
    Cumesford, Wm
    Cummings, F
    Dalrnain, A
    Davis, R C
    Deering, Thomas ?
    Delon, Lewis
    Duval, Joseph A
    Eakin, Joseph F
    Edwards, D
    Ellsworth, H M
    Evans, Wm M
    Ferguson, S C
    Fox, H
    Fox, John
    Friedman, S
    Gage, E B
    Giacoletto, Joe
    Giacoletto, John
    Grant, R
    Gray, Anna Mrs.
    Gray, H J
    Green, George
    Cribble, Wm
    Griswald, W M
    Guindani, A
    Hampton, A
    Harrell, J B
    Harves, A G
    Hassett, Wm
    Haynes, John
    Helgeson, John
    Hills, W P
    House, A A
    Huddy, Daniel
    Hudspeth, M
    Huntley, D B
    Ingram, T
    Jameson, J
    Jane, John
    Johnson, J M
    Johnson, W H
    Jones, John
    Kelly, D
    Knapp, George B
    Lacy, John
    Lawton, A
    Long, A M
    Lonkin, James
    Maher, Tim
    Martin, James D
    Martin, Joseph
    Maston, E Mrs
    McBride, John
    McCarthy, M
    McCumm, J J ?
    McCurdy, R
    McGann, J
    McGee, G G
    McGee, George
    McKay, James
    McKinney, T F
    McMillan, A S
    McNeil, D H
    McQuillan, P
    McWhirt, J T
    Meade, W K
    Meloche, A
    Mesick, Walcott
    Mitchell, Joseph
    Negri, T
    Nelson, W
    Newhouse, M
    Nicholson, James
    Ohare, M
    Oliver, A J
    Oswald, J J
    Owens, S
    Paige, Charles
    Perkins, E W
    Peterman, George
    Pine, H
    Proctor, S J
    Ramsey, J R Dr
    Reynolds, T
    Robinson, F A
    Rollo, Wm
    Rowe, Richard
    Rueter, John
    Rule, James
    Ryan, Daniel
    Sadler, H G
    Sallot, V
    Sandoval, P
    Sandy, Thomas
    Sarah, Fred
    Sheridan, Joseph
    Shewbridge, P
    Shutz, C B
    Simmons, S
    Smyth, OR
    St Louis, Ben
    Stout, J H
    Street, Webster
    Strongman, John
    Sullivan, Con
    Thompson, John
    Todsei, J
    Trezona, S
    Turner, M F
    Ufen, R J
    Vickers, J V
    Wamikros, P B
    Wolcott, F
    Wood, S W
    Wood, SW Mrs



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