Charles Marion Russell (1864 - 1926)
10" x 6 1/2"
Mixed media on paper
Illustrated, signed and dated Feb 25 1921
To Henry DeWitt “Harry” Carey
Accompanied by an illustration of reveling cowboys with a shovel:
Last year when I eat at the HC wagon you whispered to me that thair was som buried treasures on your ranch that wasent no cash of the Old Spanish Bandits But a plant of your own in days when corn and rye juice could be got for one dollor a quart you were foxy and buried when you couldent swallow but not having the nose of the fox you couldent locate the cash In these days of drouth there were times when it got on your nurvs. You told me you were going to organize a small band of trusted booze hounds and go prospecting I hope you raised the cash we got your note and was glad to hear from you
with best whishes to you and yours from me and mine
C M Russell"
PICTURED: Brian W. Dippie, “Charles M. Russell, Word Painter: Letters 1887-1926,” 1993, pg 306; Charles M. Russell, “Good Medicine, Memories of the Real West,” 1929, pg 129. PROVENANCE: Carey Family Trust