1911. Item #89101
HALL, Sharlot M. CACTUS AND PINE, SONGS OF THE SOUTHWEST. Boston: Sherman, French & Company, 1911. First edition of the author's first book. [xii], 204 pp. Octavo, publisher's green cloth binding, decorated in dark green with gilt lettering on upper board and spine, top edge trimmed and gilt, other edges untrimmed. Ink ownership stamp and a printed poem, "Spring" by Lalia Mitchell Thornton, (perhaps clipped from a periodical and) laid down to ffep. The binding is a bit faded and dulled on spine, with negligible wear at corners and both ends of spine, but still attractive. It is clean within and in very good condition overall. Sharlot Hall (American, 1870-1943), poet and writer, became the first woman in territorial Arizona to hold public office, in 1909, as Territorial Historian of Arizona. A collection of artifacts and documents she donated in 1927 is the nucleus of the museum of Arizona history that now bears her name, the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott. And in 1981 she became one of the first women elected to the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame.