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

Date: May 29 [1901]

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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Buffalo Bill's Wild West

My. Dear Elwell [2]

Glad to get your nice letter—From camp—Its strange to me—that people cant learn to allways set there camps in se cluded places out of the wind. This should be done— Speak to Mr Kelsey. allso try and locate the camp where there is grass—I am surprised that active work was not commenced at once—Tell Mr Martin [3] to let you keep the Pony for your use—Will be glad to see your sketches & letter in the Enterprise [4] . I havent heard from Mrs Elwell [5] —if she got the money—Keep the Mexican saddle for your use Dont bother about going to TE [6] — to measure the land—till you are there some time. Do you think water can be taken out of the river by a head gate and put on the truck—

Cody

Note 1: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in Pittsburgh on 28 and 29 May 1901. [back]

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

Note 4: Probably John Martin, who was then an agent for William F. Cody's business interests in the town that bore his name. [back]

Note 5: The Cody Enterprise, a newspaper founded by William F. Cody in 1899, still the main local newspaper in the town of Cody, Wyoming. [back]

Note 6: R.F. Elwell had married Mary Ellen Taylor (born c. 1875) in 1897. [back]

Note 7: The TE Ranch, located on the South Fork of the Shoshone River, was a favorite retreat for Cody in the last two decades of his life. [back]

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

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, MS6.0036

Date: May 29 [1901]

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

People: Elwell, Robert Farrington, 1874-1962 Kelsey, Frank C., c. 1863-1933 Martin, John Henry, -1910

Place: Pittsburg (Pa.)

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