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James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok to Horace D. Hickok

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Creator: Hickok, Wild Bill, 1837-1876

Date: November 24, 1856

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Hickok Family Coll. #806

Unit ID: 209309

Summary: A letter from James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok, [Monticello?, Kansas Territory] to Horace D. Hickok. He writes about his experiences in Kansas and includes a description of the land and people. Hickok gives an account of Hickory Point, and admits that if "Uncle Sam's" troops would have arrived 15 minutes earlier he might have joined them. He also comments on the political situation in Kansas and describes it as quiet now. Hickok later became a well known gunfighter, sheriff, and marshal.

Space Required/Quantity: 4 pages on 2 sheets (page [4] written November 27) , 32x21 cm.

Title (Main title): James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok to Horace D. Hickok

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