Department of Special Collections and University Archives
McFarlin Library. University of Tulsa.  2933 E. 6th St.  Tulsa, OK.  74104-3123 (OKT - OkTU)


William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) papers

Collection 1979-005

Dates:  1881-1919.

Extent:  (1 box).

Level of Description:  Item level.

Name of creator(s):  Unknown.

Date of creation:  Undetermined.

Scope and Content:  Consists of business correspondence, documents, and photographs relating to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Included in the collection are documents relating to Pawnee Billís (Gordon W. Lillie) Old Town and Great Far East Show, a proposed radio program, ďThe Last of the Frontier Scouts,Ē and photographs.

Administrative/Biographical History: 

Access and Copyright:

Language and Scripts:  English.

Finding aid/Inventory:  Finding aid is available online.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition:  Purchased from Gotham Book Mart, 1979.

Date(s) of description:   Cynthia Brumbaugh, Nov 1990; rev. Milissa Burkart, Jan 1999.

Access Points:

Subject Headings 

 
Personal names
William F. Cody
Robert Bruce

Corporate names

Places
 


Inventory

Correspondence

1:1    
1904 Jule Keen to Alfred D. Starr.  Carbon copy typed receipt, 19 Jul 1904.  
1905    
  William F. Cody to Mrs. Bailey.  Handwritten and signed letter, 1 Feb 1905 [?], 2s.  
  William F. Cody to Mrs. Bailey.  Handwritten and signed letter, 26 Mar [1905], 1s.  
1906    
  Clarence L. Dean to Joseph T. McCaddon. Typed and signed letter, 19 May 1906, 1s  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Fred Hutchinson.  Carbon copy typed letter, 22 May 1906, 1s.  
  Fred Hutchinson to Joseph T. McCaddon.  Typed and signed letter, 5 Jun 1906, 2s.  
  Fred Hutchinson to Joseph T. McCaddon.  Typed and signed letter, 5 Jun 1906, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Fred Hutchinson.  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Jun 1906, 2s.  
  Fred Hutchinson to Joseph T. McCaddon.  Typed and signed letter, 13 Jun 1906, 2s.  
  Clarence L. Dean to Joseph T. McCaddon.  Typed and signed letter, 20 Jun 1906, 1s.  
  Clarence L. Dean to Joseph T. McCaddon.  Typed and signed letter, 25 Jun 1906, 1s.  
  Fred Hutchinson to Joseph T. McCaddon.  Typed and signed letter, 27 Jun 1906, 2s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody, Fred Hutchinson and Clarence Dean. Telegram, 9 Jul 1906.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody,; Fred Hutchinson and Clarence Dean. Telegram, 13 Jul 1906.  
  Hull & Horton (attorneys). to Fred Hutchinson. Telegram, 13 Jul 1906.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Fred B. Hutchinson.  Carbon copy typed letter, 13 Jul 1906, 1s.  
  William F. Cody to Joseph T. McCaddon.  Telegram, 29 Jul 1906.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 2 Aug 1906, 1s.  
  Fred Hutchinson to unknown recipient.  Telegram, 7 Aug 1906.  
1907    
  Unknown correspondent. to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 7 Feb 1907, 3s.  
  Unknown correspondent. to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 16 Feb 1907, 2s.  
  Unknown correspondent. to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 20 Feb 1907, 1s.  
  Unknown correspondent. to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 22 May 1907, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Telegram, 22 May 1907.  
  William F. Cody to Joseph T. McCaddon.  Telegram, 22 May 1907.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Telegram, 25 May 1907.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Telegram, 15 Jun 1907.  
  William F. Cody to Joseph T. McCaddon.  Telegram, 1 Jul 1907.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody. Telegram, 1 Jul 1907.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 2 Jul 1907, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody. Telegram, 23 Jul 1907.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 23 Jul 1907, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody. Telegram, 29 Jul 1907.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 29 Jul 1907, 1s.  
  William F. Cody to L. E. Cook. Telegram, 11 Sept 1907.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 20 Sept 1907, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody. Telegram, 24 Sept 1907.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 26 Sept 1907, 1s.  
  A.A. Stewart to Cody.  Typed and signed letter, 7 Nov 1907, 1s.  
1908    
  William F. Cody to Joseph T. McCaddon.  Telegram, 20-21 Jan 1908.  
  William F. Cody to Joseph T. McCaddon.  [Telegram], 20-21 Jan 1908.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, March 10, 1908, 1s  
  William F. Cody to Joseph T. McCaddon.  Telegram, 18 Mar 1908.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 14 Mar 1908, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon.  Telegram, 18 Mar 1908.  
  William F. Cody to Joseph T. McCaddon. Telegram, 24 May 1908.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody. Telegram, 26 May 1908.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon. Telegram, 2 Jul 1908.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon.  Typed and signed letter, 10 Jul 1908, 1s.  
  A.A. Stewart to Cody.  Telegram, 6 Aug 1908.  
  John Baker. to Cody.  Typed and signed letter, 8 Aug 1908, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody. Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Aug 1908, 1s.  
  A.A. Stewart to Cody.  Telegram, 25 Aug 1908.  
  A.A. Stewart to Cody.  Telegram, 27 Aug 1908.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody. Telegram, 22 Sept 1908.  
  A.A. Stewart to Cody. Telegram, 22 Sept 1908.  
  William F. Cody to A.A. Stewart.  Handwritten and signed letter, 26 Sept 1908, 2s  
  A.A. Stewart to Cody.  Telegram, 1 Oct 1908.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 13 Oct 1908, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 15 Oct 1908, 1s.  
  A.A. Stewart to Cody.  Telegram, 16 Oct 1908.  
  William F. Cody to Joseph T. McCaddon.  Typed and signed letter, 24 Oct 1908, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 28 Oct 1908, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Telegram, 18 Nov 1908.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 21 Dec 1908, 1s.  
  William F. Cody to Joseph T. McCaddon.  Carbon copy typed letter, c1908, 1s.  
  William F. Cody.  Handwritten draft agreement to the sale of 1/3 interest in Buffalo Billís Wild West and Pawnee Billís Great Far East Show, 1908, 2p.  
  McCaddon. Joseph T. to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 14 Jan 1909, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody. Carbon copy typed letter, 15 Jan 1909, 1s.  
  Hinds vs. Cody.  Carbon copy typed balance sheet for 1907-1908.  
1909    
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 15 Jan 1909, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 22 Jan 1909,1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Typed receipt, 15 May 1909.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon.  Carbon copy typed letter, 20 May 1909, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 1 Oct 1909, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon.   Carbon copy typed letter, 21 Oct 1909, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon.  Carbon copy typed letter, 22 Oct 1909, 1s  
  Joseph T. McCaddon.  Carbon copy typed letter, 28 Oct 1909, 1s.  
1910    
  Joseph T. McCaddon.  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 May 1910, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon.   Carbon copy typed letter, 13 May 1910, 1s.  
  Cody and Bailey. Carbon copy typed account statement, 13 May 13 1910.  
  William F. Cody to Joseph T. McCaddon.  Handwritten and signed letter, 28 Jun 1910, 1s.  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody. Carbon copy typed letter, 29 Jun 1910, 1s  
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody. Carbon copy typed letter, 31 Oct 1910, 1s.  
1912    
  Joseph T. McCaddon to Cody.  Carbon copy typed letter, 27 May 1912, 1s.  
1917    
  Joseph T. McCaddon to May Decker. Telegram, 11 Jan 1917.  
  Mrs. William Cody, et al.  Thank you card for expression of sympathy. 22 Jan 1917.  
 
 
Photographs and Memorabilia
1:2 Studio portrait of Cody, three-quarter view. Marceau, New York photographer.  
     
  Studio portrait of Cody, another view. Marceau, New York photographer.  
     
  Cody pictured on horseback with a view of a seaside castle in the background.  
     
  Cody pictured with Count Monack and an unidentified Native American Chief.  
     
  Souvenir Wild West Show postcards, circa 1907.  
     
  Menu for the Farewell Dinner of Buffalo Billís Wild West 1905 season show, Marseilles, France.  
     
  Photo illustrations, excised from an unknown source, pertaining to the Wild West Show, Cody and several Native American Chiefs, 3p.  
     
  Unidentified Indian village, featuring a herd of horses watering at a stream.  
     
  View of the Indian Council in hostile camp. Inscription on the photo indicates that this council among the chiefs and leaders was responsible for settling the Indian war. Photograph and copyright 1891 by Grabill[?].  
     
  Photo illustrations, excised from an unknown source, featuring Cody, the Indian War Council of 1895, and performers from the show.  
     
  See also  Buffalo Billís Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World .  
     
  Buffalo Billís Wild West 1899  No.19  Photograph Album  
  Disassembled photo album bearing the bookplate of Joseph T. McCaddon.  Photography by Hemment, New York.  
    Handwritten inventory.  
  1 U. S. Cavalry riding.  
  2 Buffalo herd.  
  3-4 Buffalo cow and calf.  
  5 Sioux Indian scouts.  
  6 Pony Express.  
  7 Cody and Indian Chief.  
  8-9 Cody.  
  10 Cowgirl racer.  
  11 Bucking horse and rider.  
  12 Russian Cossacks.  
  13 Buffalo hunt.  
  14 Sioux Chief and three children.  
  15 Outlaw horse.  
  16 Sioux Indian group.  
  17 Cody and trick horse.  
  18 Cody on parade.  
  19 Mounted Indian war braves.  
  20 Sioux squaw and papoose.  
  21 Cody and Indian group.  
  22 Cody and Chief.  
  23 Mexican lasso thrower.  
  24 Cody and Indian group.  
  25 U. S. Cavalry riding.  
  26 Cowboy and bucking horse.  
  27-28 U. S. Cavalry riding.  
  29 Mexican lariat thrower.  
  30 Bucking horse and rider.  
  31 Indian riders.  
  32 U. S. Cavalry troops.  
  33 Bucking horse.  
  34 U. S. artillery.  
  35 Saddling a bucking bronco.  
  36 Mexican vaqueros.  
  37 Cody entering arena.  
  38 Cowboy and cowgirl riders.  
  39 (Left to right) John M. Burke, Governor of Nebraska, W. F. Cody.  
  40 Mexican roper.  
  41 Russian Cossacks.  
  42 Cowboy and Indian battle.  
  43 Indians and tom-toms.  
  44-45 Indian rider.  
  46 Soldiers bivouac.  
  47 Indian travois and tent.  
  48 Russian Cossacks.  
  49 Mixed National racer.  
  50-51 Cowboy riding.  
  52 Bucking horse.  
  53 Indian riding.  
  54 Russian Cossacks.  
  55 U. S. Cavalry.  
  56 John M. Burke, Governor, W. F. Cody.  
  57 Arab acrobats.  
  58 Chief cowboy.  
  59 Japanese sword experts.  
  60 Buffalo hunt.  
  61 Bucking horse.  
  62 U. S. Cavalry.  
  63 Bucking horse.  
  64 Arab gun juggler.  
  65 Arab acrobats.  
  66-67 Sioux Indian Chief.  
  68 Mexican roping.  
  69 U. S. artillery.  
  70 Mexican roping.  
  71 Cowboy riders.  
  72 U. S. Cavalry troops.  
  73 Johnny Baker [?] trap shooting.  
  74 Mexican champion lasso expert.  
  75 Indian war dancer.  
  76 Johnny Baker [?] sharp shooter.  
  77 Arab acrobats.  
  78 Japanese fencing.  
  79 Mexican lasso expert.  
  80 Cowgirl riders.  
  81 Arab acrobats.  
  82 Indian war dancers.  
  83 Arab acrobats.  
  84-85 Sioux Indian Chief.  
  86 no image.  
  87 Cook wagon and campfire.  
  88 Peeling spuds.  
  89 Meat butcher.  
  90 Campfire.  
  91 Peeling potatoes.  
  92 Preparing vegetables.  
  93 Future customers.  
  94-95 Campfire.  
  96 Ranger wagon.  
  97 Pan washing.  
  98 Meat butcher.  
  99 Future customers.  
  100-101 Shoeing a bucking horse.  
  102 Horses at watch.  
  103 Measuring horse feed.  
  104 Watering horses.  
  105-107 Horse shoeing a kicking horse.  
  108 Cody on a buffalo hunt.  
  109 Mounting a bucking horse.  
  110 Riding a bucking horse.  
  111 Mounting a bucking horse.  
  112 Overland wagon train.  
  113 Overland stage coach.  
  114-115 Chief cowboy.  
  116 Johnny Baker and wife.  
  117 Johnny Baker, wife and family group.  
  118 Lieutenant, U. S. Cavalry.  
  119 Overland early Rolls Royce.  
  120 Captain, U. S. Cavalry.  
  121 Cavalry sports.  
  122 Pig hunting.  
  123 Sioux Indian Chief.  
  124 Group of Indian Chiefs.  
  125 Indian horse racer.  
  126 U. S. Life Station outfit.  
  127 U. S. Life Line and Sea B---.  
  128-129 Trick horses.  
  130 Horse study.  
  131-135 Arab acrobats.  
  136-141 Mexican champion lariat t[---].  
  142 Mexican vaqueros.  
  143 Mexican cavalry.  
  144-145 Cody shooting balls.  
  146-148 Cody and Nate Salisbury.  
  149 Nate Salisbury, Cody, and Chief  
  150-151 Nate Salisbury and wife, and Cody.  
  152-156a Indians playing shuttlecock.  
  157 Inspecting Indian village.  
  158 U. S. Cavalry.  
  159-160 Street parade starting.  
  164 Cody leading street parade.  
  165 Irish lancers.  
  166 German Cavalry.  
  167 Lifeboat.  
  168 Stage coach.  
  169-170 U. S. Cavalry.  
  171 U. S. artillery.  
  172 Band wagon.  
  173 Cowboy band.  
  174 U. S. Coast Guard outfit.  
  175 Mounted band.  
  176 Band wagon.  
  177 German Cavalry.  
  178 Cowboys.  
  179 Russian Cossacks.  
  180 Indians in parade.  
  181 U. S. Cavalry.  
  182 Arab Cavalry.  
  183 U. S. Rough Riders.  
  184 U. S. artillery.  
  185 Unloading train.  
  186 Bent plank wagon en route to show grounds.  
  187 Herding buffalo.  
  188 Russian Cossacks.  
  189 no image  
  190 no image  
  191 Spreading canvas canopy.  
  192 Stake gang.  
  193-194 Erecting canopy.  
  195-196 Stable tent.  
  197 Electric light engines.  
  198-199 Sprinkling the arena.  
  200 Jule Kern (Treasurer for Cody); Dexter Fellows (President); J. Quaid (Treasurer for Bailey and Cole); Earnest Cooke (Manager); pictured at main entrance.  
  201 Main entrance.  
  202 U. S. artillery.  
  203 Artillery.  
  204 Jule Kern, Treasurer.  
 

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