Title: Letter from William F. Cody to C. L. Hinkle

Date: August 20, 1907

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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Buffalo Bill's Wild West

My. Dear Hinkle

I was very glad to hear from you. And I have given your regards to Baker & Sweeney. [2] We are all well- and busy. We havent lost but one performance this season. While the Barnum Circus have lost eleven. [3] This show has beaten all big shows on receipts this so far. And we propose to do so for the rest of the season.

I will hope to see you some time this winter.

Please remember me to the Governor and the rest- [4]

Your trule friend

W. F. Cody

 

Buffalo Bill's Wild West

Danville Ill. Aug 20 8-30 P 1907

[stamp]Postage stamp, red

United States of America Series 1902 2 1732 Washington 1799 2 Postage Two Cents

C. L. Hinkle

Capital

Cheyenne

Wyo

Note 1: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in Danville, Illinois, on August 20, 1907. While Cody did not include the year in this letter's dateline, the postmark on the accompanying envelope supplies the missing information. [back]

Note 2: Cody most likely refers to two long-time Wild West performers: Lewis H. "Johnny" Baker (1869-1931) and William Sweeney (1856-1917), leader of the Wild West's Cowboy Band from 1883 to 1913. [back]

Note 3: Cody refers to the Barnum and Bailey Circus, which had been sold to the Ringling brothers in July 1907. The Barnum and Bailey show was combined with the Ringling Brothers Circus in 1918 to form the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, the name under which the show continues to operate. [back]

Note 4: Bryant B. Brooks (1861-1944) was then the governor of Wyoming. [back]

Title: Letter from William F. Cody to C. L. Hinkle

Source: McCracken Research Library (MRL), MS6.0207

Date: August 20, 1907

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Empire

People: Hinkle, Lorin Curtis, 1869-1931 Baker, Lewis H., 1869-1931 Sweeney, William, 1856-1917 Brooks, Bryant B. (Bryant Butler), 1861-1944

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