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Daniel Buck
Re: Matilda Davis Letter
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:44am

Good observations. The letter is a tad over dramatic. But then, so is Cassidy's letter to the Boys at Concordia. Self-absorbed, another side to the Wild Bunch outlaw.

Also, as I commented earlier, it's not precisely clear when A____ came by for the photo, before or after Cassidy left the area, first to Texas, then New York, and finally, you-know-where.. He was probably gone from Utah for good by at the latest by mid-1900, and more likely even earlier. Best, Dan

  • Re: Matilda Davis LetterChrisV, Sun Nov 26 6:46pm
    Im having a hard time making sense of the letter. Im not sure a date of 1902 can be used as to when A___ went to get the rope jumping photo. I also am wondering why he wrote that "it will probably... more
    • Re: Matilda Davis Letter — Daniel Buck, Mon Nov 27 4:44am
      • Re: Matilda Davis LetterChrisV, Mon Nov 27 6:33am
        I also don't get this phrase "I visited the best cities and countries of South A. till I got here". If he were on the steamship with Etta and SK that wouldn't be true correct? They would have left... more
        • Re: Matilda Davis LetterDaniel Buck, Mon Nov 27 6:51am
          Chis, All good observations -- plausible answers. First, his southbound ship might have stopped in Brazil, at Rio &/or Sao Paulo, and t most certainly stopped at Montevideo, Uruguay. Why is EP... more
          • Re: Matilda Davis LetterVince Garcia, Mon Nov 27 8:37am
            Regarding Etta getting a cut--I think it most likely he was just speaking in generalities. CARVER got 30% of Winnemucca, but they did have other cash they apparently took, and it is not inconceivable ... more
          • Re: Matilda Davis LetterChrisV, Mon Nov 27 6:56am
            Marks eyewitness helps a lot. Good find.
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