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

Date: April 9, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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The Sheridan Inn.
W. F. Cody Hotel Co., Prop.
Sherman D. Canfield, Manager.

G. T. Beck

Money goes today, seventy five hundred and May pay day will be taken care of = don't approve of resolution

W. F. Cody

Note 1: Handwriting is not Cody's but may have been a hotel clerk, an employee, or a representative for Cody. [back]

Note 2: On Monday, April 6, 1896, Buffalo Bill's Wild West began preparations for the opening of the 1896 season in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 18th. The day's entry in the 1896 Route Diary: "Thursday, April 9. Wagons, canvas, stakes, etc., were shipped from the Barnum & Bailey Winter-quarters, Bridgeport, Conn. Wardrobe, buffaloes and electric light wagons were shipped from the Buffalo Bill grounds, Ambrose Park, South Brooklyn, and met the train at Jersey City at 10 P. M. Train left Jersey City over the P. & R. R. R. for Philadelphia, Friday morning, 3 A. M., and arrived in Philadelphia, Pa., at 7.30 A. M." [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), ah031330

Date: April 9, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Empire

People: Beck, George Washington Thornton, 1856-1943

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