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    INTERESTING TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY BUFFALO BILL CODY. Buffalo Bill complains bitterly to J. T. MacCaddon, manager of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, with whom The Wild West Show had been touring. One-page letter reads in part: "Another circumstance to show how I am ignored to the detriment of our company. Mr. Evans charges the Traders at Pine Ridge Five Per Cent for collecting the money due them, for costumes bought by the Indians... After twenty-four years, if we were going to hold back Five per cent for collecting money for them, we should have told them. These Traders for all these years, have been friends of Buffalo Bill's Wild West, and helped the Company to get Indians, and each year have saved the company hundreds of dollars...it will be hard for any Show who makes an enemy of these Traders, to get an Indian... the Trader would say I was a party to this dirty transaction... It is nothing more than a dishonorable transaction, and I will not be a party to it." Dated October 11, 1907, this one-page letter attests to the difficulties Cody was having while partnered with Barnum & Bailey's traveling shows; the following year, Cody left Barnum & Bailey to join William Lillie (Pawnee Bill) in the Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Far East Show. Magnificently matted and framed with two exceptional photos of Cody; overall size 25" x 34". Letter and images are in fine condition. From The Chris Kortlander Collection

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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