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

Date: October 1, 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.

I am fretting and cant hear from you or in fact from any one from that end. Cant tell what you are doing. The last I heard from any of you— Paxton & Gallagher [3] wired me to go security for annother bill of goods. Saying $1.306 past due. Buffalo partners [4] refuse absolutely to do nothing. As I have written time and again— I have no idea what you are doing

Yours—

Col

 

PS—
Suppose you have closed down. As I get no more daily reports. Would have thanked some one if they had told me—

Note 1: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in Muscatine, Iowa, on October 1, 1896. [back]

Note 2: The year is not inscribed by Cody but is 1896. [back]

Note 3: Paxton & Gallagher Wholesale Grocery Company was founded in Omaha in 1879 by William Paxton and Benjamin Gallagher. [back]

Note 4: "Buffalo partners" are the investors from Buffalo, N. Y., including Bleistein, Rumsey, and Gerrans. [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), ah031409-10

Date: October 1, 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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