William Frederick Cody / Buffalo Bill papers, 1870-1992.
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Archival/Mixed Materials
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C MSS WH72
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Description:
9 linear ft. (9 boxes) of original material, 5 linear ft. (5 boxes) of copies, 8 oversize boxes.
Organized in 7 series: 1. Correspondence 1887-1931 (box 1, box 1 copies) -- 2. Wild West Shows 1877-1916 (box 2-4, box 1-3 copies) -- 3. Memorabilia/Publications 1887-1992 (box 4-6, box 3 copies) -- 4. Other Cody collections 1883-1913 (box 7, box 4 copies) -- 5. Research, 1981 (box 8) -- 6. Pawnee Bill and Wild West Shows 1883-1939 (box 9, box 5 copies) -- 7. Oversize - scrapbooks, folios, 1884-1965 (box 1-11, microfilm)
Bio/Organization Note:
Born in Scott County, Iowa; raised in Kansas; worked as cattle driver, Pony Express rider, stagecoach driver, scout, and buffalo hunter. Ned Buntline, a dime novelist, wrote more than 200 novels featuring heroic "Buffalo Bill;" in 1872, a play was produced in New York about his life. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, managed by Nate Salsbury, toured the United States and Europe for three decades. Cody died in Denver, Colorado, and is buried atop Lookout Mountain.
Summary:
Consists of correspondence between Buffalo Bill and his family, friends and business acquaintances; Wild West Show programs, advertisements, and route cards; publications and memorabilia produced about Buffalo Bill; copies of material from other collections; scrapbooks compiled by Nate Salsbury (manager of Wild West Show).
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Photographs transferred to the Western History Photograph Collection.
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.
Born in Scott County, Iowa; raised in Kansas; worked as cattle driver, Pony Express rider, stagecoach driver, scout, and buffalo hunter. Ned Buntline, a dime novelist, wrote more than 200 novels featuring heroic "Buffalo Bill;" in 1872, a play was produced in New York about his life. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, managed by Nate Salsbury, toured the United States and Europe for three decades. Cody died in Denver, Colorado, and is buried atop Lookout Mountain.
Repository also has Cody-Oakley scrapbooks compiled by Frank Butler reproduced from originals held by Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming (C MSS Mflm17) and extensive collections of photographs and publications.
Donor:
Mrs. Rebecca James; January 1948
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