Skip to main content

Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917



  • Existence: 1846 - 1917

Biographical History

Bill Cody aka Buffalo Bill (1846-1917) was an American frontiersman, scout, and entertainer.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Photograph of Buffalo Bill at the Salt Lake Temple

 Collection — Oversize 1: [Barcode: 31197227644389]
Identifier: MSS 4259
Scope and Contents This collection contains four photographs, the majority of which are in very poor condition. The first is a portrait of an unidentifiable person (the photograph is almost completely destroyed). Two of the photographs are mounted on the same sheet: one is of Buffalo Bill with several Native Americans, cowboys, and other citizens in front of the Salt Lake Temple, and the other is a partially destroyed photograph of a group of young men and women standing on a wood platform. The fourth...
Dates: approximately 1890

Buffalo Bill papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233291829]
Identifier: Vault MSS 656
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters and printed pamphlets. Two letters from Cody are to his aunt Eliza Martin and sister Julia. Each discusses family matters. The remaining miscellaneous items were not written by Buffalo Bill, but comment on his life. Includes 8 items.

Dates: 1910-1929

Robert Ellison Western photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 115
Scope and Contents Collection includes two hundred and thirty photographs, including oversize images, one tintype, and a Brady photograph, with images of the oil industry and oil fields, landscapes of the West, G. A. Custer, and Ellison family and friends; stereographs of Indian wars, Wyoming; various western personalities and places; and postcards. Also includes four photographs and a postcard of Edward Copely and family. Also a picture of the printing shop at the "Old Nez Pierce Mission", and a postcard of...
Dates: approximately 1880-1949

Forbes Elementary School collection of lantern slides

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 67
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of lantern slides collected by the staff of Forbes Elementary School in American Fork. Includes images of the history of the American West and of Buffalo Bill Cody.

Dates: approximately 1920-1979

Gen. Miles and Buffalo Bill viewing hostile Indian camp, near Pine Ridge S.D, 1891 January 16

 Item — Box 7: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233621926], Folder: 5
Identifier: MSS 1608 Series 2 Item 659

Memories of the pony express

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230315761]
Identifier: MSS SC 1762
Scope and Contents

Typescript of a biography of Ira Nebeker who helped break wild horses for the Pony express and became a good friend of Bill Cody (Buffalo Bill).

Dates: circa 1950

Photographs, lithograph, and poster of Buffalo Bill

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 495
Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs, primarily gelatin silver photographs; a poster; and a lithograph related to Buffalo Bill Cody. Includes images of Cody, as well as photographs of his grave and other monuments. Dated approximately 1846-1917.

Dates: approximately 1846-1917

Fred Rosenstock collection of Western photographs

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233600615]
Identifier: MSS P 76
Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs of Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill, and other Western scenes.

Dates: approximately 1870-1919

Edwin Dilworth Woolley photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 60
Scope and Contents

Photographs of Edwin Dilworth Woolley, Jr. (1846-1920), Erastus Snow (1818-1888), and their families. Also included are shots of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona including Kanab, Utah, and the Grand Canyon area as well as photographs of prominent individuals such as Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) and "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1845-1917)

Dates: approximately 1875-1900