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

Date: May 11, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders.
of the World.
[photograph]

Col. W. F. Cody. (Buffalo Bill), President.


[photograph]

Nate Salsbury. Vice-President & Manager.


John M. Burke. General Manager.
Albert E. Sheible, Business Manager.
Jule Keen, Treasurer.

My Dear George

Since writing you this morn we have had a lively cyclone. But the Wild West went all the same— Just recd a letter from Boyd [3] — he wants to make a sixty days prospecting tour— What do you think about it. he allso wants $35— I guess you had better send it to him— I sent in another $5.000. Its makeing me hump to carry the whole thing. I want to know how I stand—

Do write me fully— Just once Just for luck—

I am a little busy my self. But I will write you to death if your dont tell me what I want to know—

Bill

Note 1: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in Anderson, Indiana, May 11, 1896. Entry from the 1896 Route Diary: "Anderson, Ind." Monday, May 11. Weather very warm in the morning. At 12.45 heavy thunder-storm accompanied with wind came up. Side and back walls were let down, and no damage was done except to the awning over the candy stands, which was blown down. Doors did not open until 1.45 P. M. / Business fair at both performances. / Lot, Dudley's Field, corner Eighth avenue and White River. / Arena. 178 x 372." [back]

Note 2: The year is not inscribed by Cody but is 1896 as determined by the Routes List. [back]

Note 3: "Boyd" 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), ah031344

Date: May 11, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Empire

People: Beck, George Washington Thornton, 1856-1943

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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