Old West History

Another view of Doc Holliday

I love digging for descriptions of people from Tombstone, especially Doc Holliday. Here’s a good one from a book called Leadville Sketches.

“He is a thin, spare looking man; his iron gray hair is always well combed and oiled; his boots usually wear an immaculate polish; his beautiful scarf, with an elegant diamond pin in the center, looks well on his glossy shirt front, and he prides himself on always being scrupulously neat and clean. He usually talks in a very low tone…. In his pocket he always carries a beautiful, silver-mounted revolver, 45 caliber, and while talking to a stranger, his right arm restlessly wanders in that vicinity.” – (Doc Holliday as described in ‘Leadville Sketches’, 1883.)

Doc Holliday

By Elena Sandidge

Elena Sandidge is a Scottish novelist with a passion for the history of the Old West and the life of the legendary gunfighting dentist, Doc Holliday. "A Gentleman in Hell" chronicles the adventures of Doc Holliday as he travels from Dodge City, Kansas to Tombstone, Arizona and on to his final home in the mountains of Colorado

2 replies on “Another view of Doc Holliday”

Elena, concerning the death of Johnny Ringo. He was killed at Turkey Creek, Arizona correct. Could it be possible that he was killed by Turkey Creek Jack Johnson?

Enjoyed the description of Doc Holliday. Loved the portrail of him by Val Kilmer in Tombstone movie. Does anyone know who portrayed the gamblers in the firsts scenes, particularly the one who didn’t get stabbed.

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