The travel journal of the wealthy young Englishman, Evelyn Booth, weaves a factual, enthralling, and entertaining narrative that follows his escapades throughout the United States of the late nineteenth century. Transcribed and edited (with relevant commentary for contemporary audiences) by Kellen Cutsworth, Booth’s journal reveals his career as a young care-free “frat boy” with unlimited funds, gives first-hand accounts that involve drunken nights, fist fights, illicit sex with prostitutes, sporting events, and full-blown adventures with the most well-known celebrities of the day, including encounters with famous scout and showman William Frederick ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody and the Wild West Cowboys; bare knuckled world champions John L. Sullivan and Jack “Nonpareil” Dempsey; Fred Archer, the most famous horse jockey of the day, and prostitutes, gamblers, and infamous houses.
Kellen Cutsforth has had articles featured in Wild West magazine and Westerners Roundup magazine. Kellen is also a veteran speaker and presenter and has done presentations for numerous history groups and organizations. Kellen is also a social media manager for the Western Writers of America and the Denver Posse of Westerners. Kellen is a contributor to the Western History blog for the Denver Public Library. His blogs have been featured in “Archives Open” national online periodical. For the last eleven years, Kellen has been employed as an archivist in the Western History and Genealogy Department of the Denver Public Library. In this capacity, Kellen has researched, organized, and published several finding aids and authored numerous biographical sketches for collections. He lives in Denver, Colorado.