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Joseph A. Cody correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 8

Overview

Joseph A. Cody, the uncle of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, was born in Scott County, Iowa. Joseph's letters to his wife, Elvira, and those received from other friends, arranged chronologically from 1854-1885. It also includes letters written by Elvira and those she received from friends prior to her marriage to Joseph A. Cody, arranged chronologically from 1847-1853. Letters written by Elvira's father, Eleazer Cable, a nurseryman in Ohio concerned with the maintenance of the Cable nursery dated from 1837-1869.

Dates

  • 1837 - 1884

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Extent

1 box (13 folders (165 items))

Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
First Portion
Joseph's letters to his wife, Elvira.These are arranged chronologically from 1854-1885. A synopsis of the tone and content of this correspondence is enclosed as an appendix to this series.
Second Portion
Letters written by Elvira.The second series is letters written by Elvira and those she received from friends prior to her marriage to Joseph A. Cody. These are arranged chronologically from 1847-1853.
Third Portion
Letters written by Elvira's father.Letters written by Elvira's father, Eleazer Cable, a nurseryman in Ohio concerned with the maintenance of the Cable nursery, are included as the third series of this collection. The letters date from 1837-1869.

Physical Location

RH MS 8

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gregory Paul, Northridge, California, 1966.
Title
Guide to the Joseph A. Cody Collection
Subtitle
Joseph A. Cody correspondence
Author
jma 1973; lgg 1973; mg 2004
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in<language> English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/1945392503
Preferred citation
Joseph A. Cody Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 8, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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