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

Date: November 1, [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 Beck

I close here tomorrow [2] will try to either be at Billings or Red Lodge [3] by Nov 18th. Let me know at Mac Tagues Omaha [4] which way to come. There will be about six in our party. Get word to Geo. Canfield to meet us. We will have no bedding or grub. [5] The grub we can get out there also the bedding We may have a little benzine—

Hastly

Bill

Be Sure & meet us, Bill

Note 1: The year is not inscribed by Cody but is 1895 as determined by the Routes List: 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: In 1895 Buffalo Bill's Wild West closed the season in Atlanta on November 2nd. [back]

Note 3: Billings and Red Lodge, Montana, were the two closest rail line links to Cody, Wyoming. [back]

Note 4: "Mac Tagues Omaha" probably refers to James Hugh McTague (1858-1926) who was the owner of a catering service in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as opening the first basement saloon with partner Charles Little under the name of Little & McTague. McTague later opened a European-style hotel in Omaha before relocating to Missouri around 1900. [back]

Note 5: "Bedding or grub" refers to provisions for the hunting trip Cody and others were planning to make in late November or early December. [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), ah031316

Date: November 1, [1895]

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Empire

Keywords: W. F. Cody Hotel Co. W. F. Cody Transportation Company

People: Beck, George Washington Thornton, 1856-1943 Canfield, George, 1836-1899 McTague, James Hugh, 1858-1926 Little, Charles

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