Marie: It has been two years. I have been trying to find transcripts of Sallie's diaries. I understand that they are in Artesia, but I have not been able to access them. Do they have copies in Roswell too? I need to see if Sallie mentioned her collection of tintypes.
Th last time I was there they had them transcribed. It is very hard to get any response from them. Maybe you'd have better luck!
With all this talk about a possible pardon and all the news coverage...The Christian Science Monitor ran an article with a photo that it says is of Billy the Kid. It is a group of 4 men, 2 sitting and 2 standing. I had not seen it before, anyone know where it came from? Here is a link to the story with the photo online.
This picture was collected by Sallie Chisum. I did not know who it was but then I found another of the same man in the photographer's album. This is John Middleton. No one has seen him before. I am quite sure it is he.[IMG]http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa23/GermVMA211/Regulators/Birds...[/IMG]
There are several 'probable' Billy photos, some of which came from the Anaya family. However, they don't have the impeccable provenance of the 1 determined to be Billy.
Yes, Charley. My pictures came from Sallie Chisum's collection. I deduce this because so many of them are of her family including her brothers, parents, children, husband, herself, her sister, and even her inlaws. I even have a picture of William Robert that was taken in Europe which I believe he gave to Sallie while they were courting. They were married in Anton Chico by the fellow who was Sallie's teacher in a finishing school she was attending there. She was living in his house as a boarding student.
There are many Regulators in the collection. Some, like Folliard look very much like known images. Others not so much, but I'm confident they are authentic. Here you see Sallie and William Robert.