* CODY, William F. (1846-1917). Autograph letter signed ("Uncle Will Cody"), to his niece Josie. New York, 26 February 1908.
2 pages, 8vo, on The New Hoffman House stationery, creased at folds, a few pale spots. Writing his niece on his 62nd birthday ("Your uncle is 62 years young to-day…."), Cody discusses family and friends, and asks his niece to mention sheep to her brother Harry, who herded cattle for Cody in Wyoming: "Tell Harry I make application to give six or eight thousand head of sheep on the reserve by the year and not to make it over 10¢ a head." He also mentions an article he published the week prior regarding forest reserve protection.
Estimate $ 1,500-2,500
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California