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MS 231 - John H. Tait Collection



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By Jack Russell and Nathan Bender 2004, 2005

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Title: MS 231 - John H. Tait CollectionAdd to your cart.

Primary Creator: Tait, John H.

Extent: 1.0 Cubic Feet

Date Acquired: 05/01/2002


This collection consists of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody (BB) and others correspondence with John Tait (1912-16), one of the Rough Riders of the Spanish-American War.  Included are pictures and postcards of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West (BBWW) show, pictures of the Barnum sideshow members, a volume of the original Rough Riders, a Route Book of the 1899 Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and a letter from Mrs. Cody after Irma’s death.

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Repository: McCracken Research Library

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Acquisition Source: Alan C. Tait of Tempe, AZ

Acquisition Method: Donation

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[Series 1: Scrapbooks],

Series 1: ScrapbooksAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Book #1Add to your cart.
46 pages.  Some correspondence with Mrs. Tait after John Tait’s death, mostly correspondence from BB to John Tait in 1912-16, a letter from Mrs. Cody after Irma’s death, telegrams and family pictures.
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42 pages.  BBWW postcards with photos of BB, John Tait and members of  BBWW.  An article about Eddie Tait’s Shows in the Philippines, some correspondence of BB and many photos of Barnum side-show acts.
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Book 3.  A roster of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry with notes on the original members together with the Constitution and By-laws of the group formed by the survivors.  John H. Tait is noted in Troop I.
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Route Book of BBWW for the 1899 season with comments on attendance at each of the stops.  John Tait is listed on page 7 as a member of Roosevelt’s Rough Riders.

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