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

Date: July 28, 1898

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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Buffalo Bill's Wild West

My Dear Beck

Those Preists [3] want their deeds to their Lots— I wish you would let me know if you are now ready and will make them out for them?

Snyder [4] writes me you have gone South to work for Alger— not but what I approove of it. But I cant beleive that you would leave until the water was again runing. If you have left our business just at this critical time— Its not right And I will so notify the Co. I hope its not true—

Very truly yours

W. F. Cody

Note 1: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in Chicago, Illinois, on July 25-30, 1898. [back]

Note 2: The year is not inscribed but is 1898. [back]

Note 3: "Priests" is reference to the Chicago clergy who promoted land sales and influenced their Polish and Bavarian parishioners to homestead in the Big Horn Basin. [back]

Note 4: "Snyder" is William "Okie" Snyder (b.1856), William F. Cody's ranch manager who had taken 160 acres near Irma Flats. [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), ah031430

Date: July 28, 1898

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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