Publication: Privately printed, n d (ca 1925), N P
First edition. 8vo. On the first page is a gift inscription "To Mr. Partridge with compliments of O. W. Williams" Also below the words Fort Stockton, Texas is the date "1928" in the author's hand. The author has also made an addition to the second paragraph in his hand on the title page. Printed wrappers, 48 pp. The author details his visit to New Mexico, after he learned that the need for lawyers, in the then small town of Dallas, Texas, was non-existent as there were far too many lawyers to give hope of a successful practice. He fell back on an earlier vocation and got employment as a Surveyor of Public Lands. When this occupation was lost he decided to try his luck in New Mexico and landed in Santa Fe, when he learned of the discovery of a new mining district near Santa Fe in the Cerrillos Mountains, which was reported to be rich in carbonates. Six Guns 2409 says, "Rare." "An interesting little pamphlet of reminiscences with some references to lawlessness in New Mexico and a mention of Billy the Kid. At the end are the words 'To be continued,' but if the second volume was ever published, I have not been able to find it." Covers lightly soiled, else very good copy.
Inventory Number: 51018