Title: Telegram from William F. Cody to Edward Goodman

Date: May 13, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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Form No. 1.
The Western Union Telegraph Company.
Incorporated
21,000 Offices In America.
Cable Service to All The World.
This Company Transmits and Delivers messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following message.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in transmission or delivery of Unrepeated Messages, beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing with in sixty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an Unrepeated Message, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
Thos. T. Eckert, President and General Manager. [end heading imprint]

Number 15 [1]

Sent By MO

Rec'd by Vs

Check 7 Paid

Received at 124 P
5/13 1896

Dated Louisville Ky 13. [2]

To T R Goodman [3]

c/o Yegen & Co [4]
Billings

Hurry get Basin [5] Help Beck with Town [6]

W F Cody

Note 1: Telegram is handwritten by clerk or William F. Cody assignee who inscribed "T R Goodman" instead of E. R. Goodman. [back]

Note 2: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in Louisville, Kentucky, on May 13, 1896. [back]

Note 3: E. R. Goodman: Edward Robert Goodman (1868-1949) was Cody's nephew and son of Julia Cody Goodman. [back]

Note 4: Peter Yegen (1860-1937) and Christian Yegen (1857-1935) were born in Switzerland. Christian came to America in 1879; Peter in 1881. In 1882 they relocated to Billings and opened a store under the name of "P. Yegen and Co." [back]

Note 5: Big Horn Basin area of Northwestern Wyoming. [back]

Note 6: Cody, Wyoming. [back]

Title: Telegram from William F. Cody to Edward Goodman

Source: University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Beck Family Papers, 1858-1992 (bulk 1884-1919); Acc. #10386, ah10386_0321

Date: May 13, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Empire

People: Beck, George Washington Thornton, 1856-1943

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