Title: Letter from William F. Cody to Julia Cody Goodman

Date: March 23, 1902

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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The New
Hoffman House,
Madison Square,
J. P. Caddagan, Manager.
Absolutely Fire Proof.

Dear Julia.

I have been thinking over what you said that you have a mortgage on your home. And that you felt like doing something that you did not like North Platte any to well any how. &c- I am going to build a beautiful little hotel in Cody. As you know it's a lovely country the finest climate in the world, its to be my home Now I have got to get some one to run this hotel— for I will not rent it. for I am going to furnish   it to fine & costly to rent it to any one. I am going to have the finest of furniture, am going to run it on the European plan—right up to date—the Ladies to go into the office when they choose—A ladies writing & reception room Adjoining the office—a big sixteen foot porch around the hotel—a rigular tourist hotel. The prices will be so high that the tough & bums cant hang around— Now I believe you could over   look the buying & kitchen— Will have for head cook a man from the Hoffman House—and up to date professional waiters in uniform. And you could over look the chamber maids. And In fact you to be the Mother of the house—Not to work your self but see that the help does. And you and Walter have a home together. Would $40.00 a month pay you? Nellie could be Treasurer & bookkeeper— Findly night clerk. Josie get our town school & live with   you till she gets married All girls get married out there—You could sell out at North Platte & moove there for good. Let me know what you think of this. I will reserve for my self. in the hotel. a private parlor & two bed rooms— with bath room— closets &c

As I will be there but a few weeks for the next three years. You & Nellie take this suit for yourselves-

With love



The New Hoffman House
Absolutely Fire Proof.
Madison Square,
New York.

Madison. Sq.Sta.-N.Y. 1902 Mar 23 7 - PM

[stamp]Postage stamp, red, rotated on side

United States Postage 2 cents 2

Mrs. Julia. Goodman

North. Platte


Important about me going to Cody

Note: Letter and envelope. Julia Cody Goodman (1843-1928) was WFC's elder sister (and eldest). Walter, Finley, and Josie were sons and daughter to Julia Goodman and James Alvin Goodman (1843-1901). Nellie was Laura Ellen Cody (1850-1911), WFC's third and next youngest sister.

Title: Letter from William F. Cody to Julia Cody Goodman

Source: McCracken Research Library (MRL), MS6.0131.01-.05

Date: March 23, 1902

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Buffalo Bill's Wyoming

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