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

Date: May 4, 1902

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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

My Dear Beck

Yours received Am glad you can keep the water coming. What have you done with Alger Salsbury says for you as Manager to demand a settlement. tell him to send in his bill for salary— & you refer it to the company. if he wont do it make him do it by law.

Bleistein will remit I guess at once. Wrote Martin [2] to pay my water rights assessment. Mrs Wetmore [3] will send her payment on land   soon. Kelsey [4] writes me he has sent maps & report of survey— I presume you have let Wiley [5] use them as agreed.

The Wild West closed big engagement here open Brooklyn tomorrow sent route—

The Gold Mine [6] is a winner I guess beyond doubt its being kept quiet just now as we want some property Adjoining it and a water right from a stream near by. We are getting out ore and the vein proove a true fissure

Yours truly

W. F. Cody

Note 1: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in New York City, New York, from April 21 through May 3, 1902; no performance given on Sunday, May 4, 1902. [back]

Note 2: John Henry Martin (d.1910), a Wyoming land agent who helped Cody. Martin was at one time manager of William F. Cody's interests in Cody, Wyoming. [back]

Note 3: Helen Cody Wetmore (1850-1911), William F. Cody's sister. [back]

Note 4: Frank C. Kelsey (c.1863-1933), a civil engineer. In 1901, William F. Cody hired Kelsey (who was then city engineer for Salt Lake City) to make a preliminary survey for the Cody-Salsbury Canal. [back]

Note 5: Solon Lysander Wiley (1840-1926), a hydraulic engineer and contractor. [back]

Note 6: "Gold Mine" may be a reference to Campo Bonito, a gold mine near Oracle, Arizona, leased by Cody-Dyer Mining and Milling Company. [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, 1895-1910 (Acc. #9972), ah031457-58

Date: May 4, 1902

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Buffalo Bill's Wyoming

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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