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

Date: May 8, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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The Denison, Indianapolis.

My Dear George

Your 2d letter from stenographer [2] was the most satisfactory letter I ever recd from you. It gave me some idea of what you were doing. And what you proposed to do— I hope the next letter will tell me more of your plans— You know how anxious I am to get an estimate on proposed work— and how you propose to do it. What you are going to do about   the Townsite [3] &c &c I cant hear one word from Alger by wire or other wise— or from any one else— what May pay day will be. you might have told me—

I want to guard our credit— But no one will tell me how much it is— Wish you would write a newis letter

Your friend Cody  

PS. Much obliged for paying Henrys [4] men off—

Col

Note 1: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 8, 1896. The day's entry in the 1896 Route Diary: "Indianapolis, Ind. / Friday, May 8. Arrived in town at 5 A. M. Put everything up we had; lot in fair condition but hilly. J. T. McCaddon returned from Chicago in the morning and M. B. Bailey in the evening. / Business in the afternoon good, in the evening splendid house." [back]

Note 2: "Stenographer" is not identified but may have been Daisy May Sorrenson, who was hired by Beck and whom Beck married in 1897. [back]

Note 3: Cody, Wyoming. [back]

Note 4: "Henrys" or "Henry" is not identified. [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), ah031342-43

Date: May 8, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Empire

People: Beck, George Washington Thornton, 1856-1943

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