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The Jailhouse Letters of Wild West Outlaws Jim and Cole Younger The finest and rarest collection of western outlaw material offered in decades
1890. Jim Younger There are 31 letters from Cole Younger, 46 letters from Jim Younger, over a dozen poems and drawings by Jim, 44 letters of others, and innumerable other items.Provenance: the descendants of the recipient and never before offered for saleLetters of these men are not common, particularly those of Jim, of which only 3 appear in public sale recordsCole and Jim Younger, Cora: A HistoryThe Younger-James GangThomas Coleman "Cole" Younger and his brothers Jim and Bob have entered legend as outlaws who joined forces with the notorious Jesse and Frank James to rob banks and trains in the period following the Civil War. The James-Younger Gang became the most storied of the 19th-century gangs of the West. They were accused or were implicated in about 20 robberies and murders during its spree from 1866-1876.The Youngers were born into a large and affluent family, Cole in 1844 and Jim in 1848, near Lee's Summit, Missouri. Though his father was a respected landowner and merchant, the elder brother, Cole Younger, became an outlaw in the early years of the Civil War. He had trouble with a militiaman, went into hiding, and armed himself with a weapon, a violation of an order by General John C. Frémont who was commander of Union forces in Missouri. As savage guerrilla warfare wracked Missouri, Younger's father, though a Union supporter, was shot dead by a Union soldier. The Younger's sister was assaulted, and their mother's house burned down. So Cole Younger joined other Confederate guerrillas to fight the Union forces. Younger chose to fight as part of the gang of the most … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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