Lot #171
William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody

A sales pitch for Buffalo Bill's "beautiful Irma hotel at Cody"
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Estimate: $800+


A sales pitch for Buffalo Bill's "beautiful Irma hotel at Cody"

ALS signed “W. F. Cody,” three pages, 6 x 9.5, Bay State House letterhead, June 30, 1907. Letter to "Mr. McCaddon," in part: "Since writeing you this morning I have been thinking of some way, and many ways, how to get over my financial trouble without haveing to go west myself. My beautiful Irma hotel at Cody, including the six lots, I value at $100,000. The hotel is clearing $1,000 a month. I have a mortgage on it. But if Mrs. Bailey would loan me say $40,000 say for one year on this property I could pay off the mortgage and have enough left to meet my other obligations. I am willing to give 7% per annum interest for the money. This properity is entirely new, including furniture. The building is of stone, heated by steam, electric lights, telephones in every room, hot & cold water, and many valuable oil paintings, everything up to date. And the property is increasing in value as the town of Cody grows. You know you will be safe in makeing this loan. As I will be right with you all the time—and I will make good." In fine condition, with file holes to the top of each page, and paper loss to the top of the first page affecting no text.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #543 - Ended January 09, 2019

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