I have been having some fun trying to figure out Sharlot's wardrobe and gear as she would travel by train on the Santa Fe line from Ashfork, Arizona to Pasadena, California, circa 1900. I figured she needed to carry more than a purse, so I came up with this.
Yes, my hunch-driven imagination tells me Sharlot carries an old school Navajo-Acoma rug style satchel. Here's another view:
"History makes me horny, for the truth."
—Old Horndog Saying