FBI: E.E. Cummings

Ben Welsh filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Ben Welsh

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of FBI files on Edward Estlin Cummings, a notable poet, who died in 1962. https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/e-e-cummings

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Ben Welsh

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Ben Welsh

I am appealing the response to this request. The search should be expanded to include the reference files. Also, the books "Modernism on File" by C. Culleton and "The FBI Encyclopedia" by M. Newton both claim to have reviewed FBI files pertaining to Cummings. Links to those references can be found below.



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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

This message is to notify you of a new appeal submission to the FOIAonline application. Appeal information is as follows:
* Appeal Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2019-002346
* Request Tracking Number: 1425937
* Requester Name: Ben Welsh
* Date Submitted: 02/08/2019
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: FBI Appeal

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

DOJ-AP-2019-002346 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal.

  • Other-20190719084449-Welsh, Ben, DOJ-AP-2019-002346, FBI, Response letter, Affirm NR, add cross references



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    Other-20190719084449-Welsh, Ben, DOJ-AP-2019-002346, FBI, Response letter, Affirm NR, add cross references