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

Date: March 14, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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Number J [1]

Sent By D

Rec'd By Wi

Check 16 paid

Received at 1020 am
Mch 14 1896

Dated Grand Island neb 14

To Geo T Beck

Sheridan Wyo

Think perkins [2] favorably inclined you Alger give him strong talk stokes [3] wires he is with us

W F Cody

Note 1: Telegram is handwritten by clerk or William F. Cody assignee. [back]

Note 2: "Perkins" is Charles E. Perkins (1840-1907) who was a businessman and president of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. [back]

Note 3: "Stokes" is likely Edward S. Stokes (1841-1901) who was at one time a railroad and oil magnate and businessman; Stokes was an owner of the Hoffman House, an elegant hotel in Manhattan. [back]

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

Source: University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Beck Family Papers, 1858-1992 (bulk 1884-1919); Acc. #10386, ah10386_0088

Date: March 14, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Empire

People: Beck, George Washington Thornton, 1856-1943

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