Title: Letter from Ezekiel Jarman Ayers to William F. Cody

Date: March 23, 1916

Author: Ayers, Ezekiel Jarman, 1866-1931

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
WASHINGTON

Colonel W. F. Cody,

C/o The New Willard Hotel,

Washington, D. C.

My dear Colonel Cody:

Referring to my several communications, and to the interview had with you a day or two ago by a representative of the Department, relative to the matter of securing a set of moving picture films of scenes taken on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation during the year 1913, I am forwarding herewith for your information a copy of a letter just received from the Essanay Company.

You will observe that the company claims to have no knowledge of any arrangement by which this Department would receive a set of the reels, and it would appear, therefore, that the Department will have to rely on you to straighten out the matter, which you heretofore so kindly promised to do.

Cordially yours,

(Sgd) E. J. AYERS [1]

Chief Clerk

Inc. 2377.

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 William F. Cody

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: March 23, 1916

Author: Ayers, Ezekiel Jarman, 1866-1931

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

Places: Washington (D.C.) Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)

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