Title: Letter from Ezekiel Jarman Ayers to Essanay Film Company

Date: February 2, 1916

Author: Ayers, Ezekiel Jarman, 1866-1931

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Gentlemen:

I am in receipt today of a letter dated February 1, from Mr. W. F. Cody, in which he states that he was that day writing you with reference to a set of motion picture films of pictures taken on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, and requesting that you send a copylete [sic] set to this Department, which request it seems your Company overlooked at the time the pictures were taken in 1913.

We shall be very glad to receive these films at as early a date as possible and have to request that you send them addressed to the Chief Clerk, Department of the Interior, direct.

Very truly yours,

Chief Clerk. [1]

Essanay Film Company,

Chicago, Ill.

Note 1: Ezekiel Jarman Ayers (1866-1931) was Chief Clerk, Department of Interior, Superintendent of Buildings, and Acting Assistant Secretary of Interior; he was appointed by Secretary of War Franklin K. Lane in 1911, serving until his resignation in 1920. [back]

Title: Letter from Ezekiel Jarman Ayers to Essanay Film Company

Source: National Archives and Records Administration: Record Group 48, Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Central Classified File 1907-1936, 5-2 Indians, Moving Pictures

Date: February 2, 1916

Author: Ayers, Ezekiel Jarman, 1866-1931

People: Ayers, Ezekiel Jarman, 1866-1931 Lane, Franklin Knight, 1864-1921

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