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

Date: October 9, 1898

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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Buffalo Bill's Wild West

My Dear Bick.

[2]

As the time grows near for My going to the Basin— I feel like letting you know that I hope we may meet as friends. I admit that at times I have felt hurt at the annoyances of our troubles there. But I know that you have had a hard time to do with nothing As our stock holders have fallen down entirely. And you and I have had to stand the brunt. And I expect we will still have to do it. As Bleistein writes me that the Buffalo parties [3] wish to sell out I am perfectly willing that they should. I donot know how you have   fixed it with the saw mill men and Darrow— And would like to know if I could before I come out.

I will be at North Platte [4] the 19th to 24th [5]

Your truly

W. F. Cody

P.S.
I hope we can have a nice time this winter if we dont make a cent— we generaly have a good time when we get together— lets go up South fork to its head & have a hunt—

General Miles [6] will be out with me if he can get away—

Bill

Note 1: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in New Albany, Indiana, on October 10, 1898. [back]

Note 2: Cody misspells Beck's name as "Bick." [back]

Note 3: "Buffalo parties" are investors from Buffalo, New York, primarily Bleistein, Gerrans, and Rumsey. [back]

Note 4: North Platte, Nebraska, likely at Cody's Scout's Rest Ranch. [back]

Note 5: October 1898. [back]

Note 6: In 1913 General Miles participated in making the film "Indian Wars" with Cody. [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), ah031432-33

Date: October 9, 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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