Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Canary, 1852-1903) zijn enige brieven en dagbroekfragmenten bewaard gebleven (waarvan de echtheid niet vaststaat).
I experienced the worst hailstorm today that I ever saw in this country and never expect to
see another one like it if I live to be a hundred. I was driving the stage. Hailstones as large as
a coffee cup struck the top of the coach and split
it like a knife I was near an abandoned shack
with an old shed nearby so I hurried the horses
into the shed it helped a little but the rear end
of the coach had to stand in the storm. I wasn't
soon enough getting in to the shed for when it
was over I noticed one of the horses had been
struck hard enough with a hail stone to put out
one of his eyes. The Indians as well as the whites
suffered losses. I saw hundreds of cattle and
horses floating down the river. l had a letter
today from Bill Cody asking me to go with his
Wild West Show. The next time I write in this I will be a long ways from here.