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

Date: October 4, 1897

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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[photograph] Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders.
of the World.
Col. W. F. Cody. (Buffalo Bill), President.
Nate Salsbury. Vice-President & Manager.
John M. Burke. General Manager.
Albert E. Sheible, Business Manager.
Jule Keen, Treasurer.

My Dear Beck

The Directors [2] want to know why construction for Aug was so much and no construction done— You should get expenses down out there. it wont do. you must have a number of people on salary doing nothing. And the rest soldiering on the company. The directors ask me why the expenses are so high. I cant answer them.

Will do all I can to get Jones [3] out there with men who will buy—

Hope the placer [4] will be a success— I am worn out took 24 hours to get here Two weeks now of long runs. I will be glad to get out there—

Yours—

Cody

Note 1: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in Memphis, Tennessee, on October 4, 1897. [back]

Note 2: "Directors" are the investors of Shoshone Irrigation Company, including Bleistein, Gerrans, and Rumsey. [back]

Note 3: C. B. Jones was a land agent from Galesburg, Illinois, who brought settlers to the Big Horn Basin. [back]

Note 4: Beck filed placer mining claims for Cody and other directors of Shoshone Irrigation Company. [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), ah031422

Date: October 4, 1897

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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