Bob - sorry for waiting so long in responding.
I THINK, in my mess of books, I have Burns', but can't find it with a hay rake! Books stacked everywhere!
Does Burns' sources state the names of the "pioneers interviewed... (and) the half a hundred other old-timers who knew Tombstone in its roaring days?"
Having been both a writer and publisher, I know how long it takes to put together a Bib and an Index, but you'd think Burns would have at least made the effort with the 26!
Tom G. called yesterday to tell me that Kitt's interviews were NOT ALL IN ONE FILE, but were ONLY filed under the interviewees' names! Shame! One would have to spend a lifetime in that facility to put all those historical interviews together!
The online bio says that Edith Kitt assumed the position of secretary of the Arizona Historical Society and remained the secretary for the Society for 22 years and became a leading authority on Arizona... more
William P. Breakenridge "my chronicles of John Slaughter are based on the recollections of Mrs. John Slaughter of Douglas, on the clippings treasured in her scrapbook and on the manuscript memoirs...written... more
for this list! It's too darned bad that Mrs. Kitt did not file all her interviews in one place... as well as under the interviewees' names! Of course, I'm just selfishly thinking of the research time it... more
Bob, I hope you can give us more on this. It was fun to see MR. Lutley's name at the top as I happen to own the Lutley house in Tombstone. My elderly neighbour, who passed away many years ago, used to... more
I'm looking into a few of them, but Lutley is two or three years late for being a true contemporary to our early 80s action. Henry Smith is another matter, being a true contemporary for all of the time... more
You will be happy to know I am trying to keep the house as close to the original as I can. It is now 140 years old and was originally Judge Moses' home for about a year. The walls are very thin and there... more
...It is interesting that Edith Kitt had an impressive Resume and was considered a leading authority on Arizona history; but when reading over Frank Vaughn's memoirs recorded by Mrs. Kitt, I am disappointed... more
Hi, Jerry, Joyce and Bob... Thanks for your input on Mrs. Kitt. After learning her given name, I finally found her online and saw her ages-long contribution to AZ history. Joyce, I agree with you about... more