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A. Roenigk to George W. Martin

A. Roenigk to George W. Martin
Creator: Roenigk, Adolph, 1847-1938
Date: January 14, 1908
This is a letter from Adolph Roenigk, Lincoln, Kansas, to George W. Martin, Kansas Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. Roenigk inquires about a pipe that was once owned by Chief Tall Bull. Roenigk cites books and page numbers for this and other matters he's interested in researching.


Biographical circulars

Biographical circulars
Date: 1890-1899
This collection consists of biographical forms sent by F. G. Adams, secretary of the Kansas Historical Society, to individuals whose names appeared in historically significant materials in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society. The responses are arranged alphabetically by last name. Biographical information may include full name, place and date of birth, place and date of settlement, present residence, place and date of death, official positions, and/or addresses of family members.


Buffalo Bill bottle

Buffalo Bill bottle
Creator: Regal China Company
Date: 1971
Regal China produced this "Trophy Bottle" in 1971 for the James B. Beam Distilling Company. Designed for the 125th anniversary of William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody's birth, it was filled with a fifth of 100-month old Beam bourbon whiskey. Some commemorative bottles were personalized and given to Cody descendents present at the August 11-14, 1971 celebration at Cody's boyhood in Leavenworth, Kansas.


George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer
Date: 1872
This informal portrait shows George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876), dressed in buckskins and holding a firearm during the Duke Alexis' hunt to Kansas. The Grand Russian Duke traveled to the Great Plains of Kansas and Nebraska to take part in the adventures of a buffalo hunt led by Custer, Buffalo Bill, and General Philip Sheridan.


J.R. Mead to George W. Martin

J.R. Mead to George W. Martin
Creator: Mead, James R. (James Richard), b. 1836
Date: October 13, 1908
In this letter to George W. Martin of the Kansas State Historical Society, J.R. Mead of Wichita, Kansas, discusses the events surrounding the Treaty of Little Arkansas.


James Butler (Wild Bill) Hickok family collection

James Butler (Wild Bill) Hickok family collection
Creator: Hickok family
Date: 1851-1904
A collection of fifty-six letters from the family of James Butler ("Wild Bill") Hickok. The letters describe the adventures of the Hickok children (including Wild Bill) in California, Kansas, Missouri and elsewhere, and their parents and family in Troy Grove, Illinois. After Wild Bill's death in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, in 1876, the letters mostly concern his burial, the maintenance of his grave, and his reputation. Correspondents also include Agnes Hickok (Wild Bill's wife), William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and Charlie H. Utter ("Colorado Charlie"). Ethel Ann Hickok, the last surviving niece of Wild Bill, donated fifty-four letters to the Kansas Historical Society and two letters to historian Joseph G. Rosa in the 1980s. The two Rosa letters (June 6, 1861; March 23, 1880) are included here by permission. The William F. Cody letter to Horace Hickok dated March 23, 1880 originally owned by Joe Rosa was donated to the Kansas State Historical Society on January 9, 2017. Ethel Hickok passed away in 1985 eight months before her 100th birthday. Ethel's niece Edith Harmon and historian Joseph G. Rosa assisted with the donations.


James Butler Hickok

James Butler Hickok
Date: 1873
This photograph shows, (left to right), James Butler Hickok, John B. Omohundro, and William Cody.


William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody
Creator: Braithwaite, C. H.
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
Portrait of William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody. During the Civil War, he served in the 7th Kansas Cavalry Regiment. Later, Cody was chief of scouts for the Third Cavalry during the Indian Wars. He claimed to have worked many jobs, but he became world famous for his Wild West show. He got his nickname for supplying Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with bison meat.


William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
A portrait of William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody who was born in Iowa but grew up in Leavenworth, Kansas. During the Civil War, William served in the 7th Kansas Cavalry Regiment. Later, he was chief of scouts for the Third Cavalry during the Indian Wars. He claimed to have worked many jobs, but he became world famous for his Wild West show. He got his nickname for supplying Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with bison meat.


William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody
Date: Between 1880 and 1917
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody, a soldier, buffalo hunter, and entertainer. During the civil war, he served as a Union scout in campaigns against the Kiowa and Comanche and was a member of the 7th Kansas Cavalry. He earned the name "Buffalo Bill" for supplying buffalo meat to construction crews of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. His skills of bravery and accurate marksmanship entertained audiences in the Wild West show.


William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody
Date: Between 1860 and 1880
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was a soldier, buffalo hunter, and entertainer. He served as a Union scout in campaigns against the Kiowa and Comanche and was a member of the 7th Kansas Cavalry. He earned the name "Buffalo Bill" for supplying buffalo meat to construction crews of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. His skills of bravery and accurate marksmanship entertained audiences in the Wild West Show.


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