George W. Johnson [RG3385.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG3385.AM:  George W. Johnson

Correspondence:  1894-1896, undated
Size:  4 items

BACKGROUND NOTE

According to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, George W. Johnson of Fort Benton, Montana, was a cowboy with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West from at least 1896 to 1898.  The documents in this collection indicate Johnson might have joined the show as early as 1891.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of four pieces of correspondence, 1894-1896 and undated.  Three of the letters/notes attest to Johnson’s tenure with the Wild West Company.  Two are signed by W. F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody.  Another letter written from Cody invites Johnson to rejoin the Wild West in 1896.

INVENTORY

Correspondence, 1894-1896 and undated

             

Subject headings:

Cody, William F. “Buffalo Bill,” 1846-1917
Cowboys
Johnson, George W.
Wild West show

 

AIF         10-16-2018

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