Bob Cash
Re: Mum's the word on the Earp end.
Sat Jun 05, 6:12

Kenny, I think all this info is intriguing and informed speculation is important in figuring out what actually happened in Cochise County, but I think you are overstating your case here.

In your first post you categorically state, "By September 1, 1881 Morgan was back in Tombstone and Warren Earp was in Colton, California convalescing from a gunshot wound."

In your next post, the only evidence you site for this conclusion is the supposed letter from Adelia. To quote an earlier poste on this site: “The late Al Turner of Tombstone claimed for years to have a copy of a letter by Adelia Earp Edwards in which she said that Warren’s return home was to recover from a gunshot wound sustained in a skirmish on the border. While this is plausible-and I mention the letter, with qualifications, in a footnote in WETB – the letter has not been located since Al’s death. The significant bulk of the Turner material is in a private collection in Arizona, and the letter was not in Turner’s collection when it was sold.” So, as of today, so far as the “letter” is concerned, there’s no there there.

I think your supposition about the strange timing of Warren’s departure is intriguing and adds another “suppose…suppose” to our quest, but does not support such an absolute conclusion.

    • Re: This week 1881 at Benson, A. T.Bob Cash, Wed Jun 02 18:11
      Great post, KtK, except for one thing. Where did Warren get that gunshot wound? I assume this won't be too controversial.
      • Re: Mum's the word on the Earp end. — Bob Cash, Sat Jun 05 6:12
        • Kenny ... is most of the material you cite (letters, etc) in this book? ... never found a copy ... despite your endorsement of otherwise unassailable facts, does it mean Adelia was directly involved? ... more
          • Both Gee & Whiz! [nm] (nm)gobs, Sun Jun 06 11:03
            • I have the Monahan book somewhere ...gobs, Tue Jun 08 2:17
              but is much of Adelia's information on dates and places in there? I followed in Chris Penn's trail and was told there was a member named David H Cruickshanks (father or son?) of the English Western... more
              • Thanks againgobs, Tue Jun 08 3:57
                Unfortunately, this and three other similar links have no cached versions ... don't suppose there's any salient information in there .... will dig out her book ... Don't know what the EEA is, but ... more
                • Therein lies Bedlam [sidebar]gobs, Tue Jun 08 6:36
                  No, a blanket EU Ban ... beware of irony ahead ... thanks Uncle Sam for lots of really positive leads on Google Images ... I have seen the real photo before ... I even have the book ... somewhere O... more
        • Re: AdeliaBob Cash, Sat Jun 05 17:36
          You have done this field a great service with your study of Adelia's interview and you are, in large part, responsible for convincing me of its authenticity. Adelia's quote about Warren doing mor... more
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