WILLIAM F. "BUFFALO BILL" CODY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/08 - HFSID 269332
Sale Price $1,530.00
"TAKE HER RIDING SHOOTING & FISHING...."
WILLIAM F. CODY (BUFFALO BILL). ALS: "Uncle Will" in pencil, 1p, 8½x11. On "Buffalo Bill's/Wild West" stationery. No place, no year August 8. To Roy (Myers), foreman of his TE Ranch. In full: "I want you to take good care of our friend - Gentle horse - take her to see B.Q. & calves And take her riding shooting and & fishing & c.- let your work go for a few days & look after this party-" William F. Cody (1846-1917) was a rider for the Pony Express in 1860, a scout for the Kansas Cavalry against the Indians (1863) and served in the U.S. Army in the Civil War (1863-1865). From 1867-1868, he furnished buffalo meat for the Union Pacific Railroad construction crews, earning his nickname, "Buffalo Bill". Cody was a scout for the 5th U.S. Cavalry from 1868-1872 and in 1876. From 1872-1883, he was on stage as an actor at first in E.Z.C. Judson's play, Scouts of the Plains. He organized Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in 1883 and toured the United States and Europe successfully for over 30 years. Fine condition.
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