Sharon Cunningham
Re: Re: Edith Kitt
Mon Sep 26, 7:06

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!

  • Re: Edith KittBob Atwood, Thu Sep 22 12:58
    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
    • Re: Re: Edith Kitt — Sharon Cunningham, Mon Sep 26 7:06
      • The 26 [sic 25]Bob Atwood, Tue Sep 27 4:10
        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
        • Bob, THANKSSharon Cunningham, Tue Sep 27 9:00
          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
        • Lutley...Joyce A. Aros, Tue Sep 27 5:50
          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
          • Re: Lutley...Bob Atwood, Tue Sep 27 16:27
            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
          • GOOD STUFF, JoyceSharon Cunningham, Tue Sep 27 9:04
            That you own the Lutley house! Wish I'd known that when I was still visiting you in T'stone, Lo, these many years past!
            • Sharon....Joyce A. Aros, Tue Sep 27 10:48
              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
              • Lutley HouseSharon Cunningham, Wed Sep 28 8:05
                Great to see in my mind's eye, your home, Joyce. I'm so glad it has owners who care for history... even a 140-year old house! Hugs, my ol' Friend. Sharon
    • Re: Edith Kitt...Joyce A. Aros, Thu Sep 22 13:27
      ...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
      • Ms. Kitttom gsumer, Sun Sep 25 13:37
        Sharon Ahs told me Ms. Kitt's interviews are not together in one file but separated and placed in separate files of the people she spoke with.
      • Edith KittSharon Cunningham, Fri Sep 23 7:09
        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