Letter from Charles B. Penrose to Owen Wister, May 11, 1892

Charles was friends with the novelist Owen Wister, a famous author best known for his work The Virginian, a fictionalized version of the  Johnson County War published in 1902. In this letter, Charles may have inspired the most well-known line in The Virginian (son of a bitch), a particularly improper insult at the time. In this letter Charles uses the phrase frequently. 

Resource Identifier
Charles B. Penrose papers, Collection No. 9626, Box 1, Folder 3, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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