Title: Letter from William F. Cody to George T. Beck

Date: October 27, 1895

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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The Buffalo Bill Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World.

Col. W. F. Cody (Buffalo Bill), President.
Nate Salsbury, Vice-Pres't and Manager.
John M. Burke, . . . General Manager.
Albert E. Scheible, . . . Business Manager.
Jule Keen, . . . Treasurer.

My Dear George

Did Hymer pay the our engineers for the work they done in surveying the Town Site. If he did we havent a leg to stand on. And I would not have lost that Town site for $25000 in cash. Oh why did you not do as I asked you to. that was to take up that land. Hymer now claims it all I would like to know what you propose to do— is he going to beat you at every turn in the game? So far he has got the lead— I am watching waiting to see if you give up the game— or are you going to be as cute as he is— I would do some thing. But there is no other location like the one he has surveyed Why did you give him our Surveyors to survey a Town Site [3] for him self. When we wanted the Town for our selves? I hope you can fix it up. I hate to loose that site— try and let me know soon—

B.

The Buffalo Bill Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World.

Atlanta, GA / Oct 28 / 11 A M / 95

George T. Beck.

Marquette Wyo. Sherdian

Corbett Wyo. / NOV 5

Billings Mont. Transit / Nov 8 / 1895 / 6 PM

Sheri[dan] Rec Nov 9

Note 1: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in Atlanta, Georgia, from October 28 - November 2, 1895, during the run of The Cotton States and International Exposition, also known as the Atlanta Exposition. [back]

Note 2: The year is not inscribed by Cody but is 1895 as determined by the Routes List. [back]

Note 3: Cody, Wyoming. [back]

Title: Letter from William F. Cody to George T. Beck

Source: University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Buffalo Bill Letters to George T. Beck (Acc. #9972), ah031313

Date: October 27, 1895

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Empire

People: Beck, George Washington Thornton, 1856-1943 Hymer, William Ebert, 1853-1933

Place: Shoshone Irrigation District (Wyo.)

Sponsor: Supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, a program of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

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