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

Date: September 14, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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[drawing] West Hotel.
Minneapolis, Minn.

My Dear Beck

Bleistein Rumsey both write me they cant do a thing. I wrote you a few days ago That all parties [2] have agreed to close down and for you to close down. And I suppose you have. As its impossible for me to carry on the work alone until I can get assistance. Let me know at once what you have done

Yours truly

W. F. Cody

PS. After grain at Irma [3] is harvested close down expense there I expect   you will have to leave a man there. But small Salaried Man will do. as well as a $7000 a month Man—

Bill

Note 1: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on September 14-15, 1896. The day's entry in the 1896 Route Diary: "Minneapolis, Minn. / Monday, Sept. 14. Weather looks bad for our opening here. Fine cold rain all the morning. We had a long and wet parade to-day. Major J. M. Burke, W. H. Gardner and M. Coyle were seen around the front to-day reviving acquaintances. Mrs. Wm. McCune, wife of Chief Usher Wm. McCune, came from Omaha to-day to spend a few days with "Billie." / Business, fair in the afternoon, big at night." [back]

Note 2: "Parties" are the shareholders in Shoshone Irrigation Company. [back]

Note 3: "Irma" is Irma Flats, located in the upper South Fork valley where a few thousand acres would be irrigated for arriving settlers. [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), ah031398-99

Date: September 14, 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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