Title: Letter from William F. Cody to R. F. Elwell

Date: March 5, [1916]

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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My Dear Elwell [2]

I thought sure you would let me know how you made out with Mr Haggard [3] . I seen him. and he. said he liked your work and would write you. I want you to do the illustrateing. And I am here writeing about 9000 words a day and would like to talk over the illustrateing. But as you dont write me. I dont know who the illustrator will be [4]

Love to all

Col

You might write a few lines to
16. Ferdinand Place New Rochelle N.Y.

Note 1: This letter was probably written in 1916. Other Cody letters dated 1916 mention "Mr. Haggard" (see note 3 below). [back]

Note 2: Robert Farrington Elwell (1874-1962). [back]

Note 3: "Mr. Haggard" is very likely Sewell Haggard (c. 1879-1928), an editor who then worked on magazines owned by William Randolph Hearst. [back]

Note 4: In the last year of his life, William F. Cody worked on an autobiography to be published in installments by Hearst's Magazine. Cody tried to persuade the magazine's editors to hire Elwell to illustrate the series, but the job went to N.C. Wyeth instead. [back]

Title: Letter from William F. Cody to R. F. Elwell

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, MS6.0032

Date: March 5, [1916]

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

People: Elwell, Robert Farrington, 1874-1962 Haggard, Sewell, approximately 1879-1928

Place: New Rochelle (N.Y.)

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