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February 13, 2015
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Approved for Release: 2016/02/22 C06292659 Date Feb 13, 2015 16:49 GMT To 17036133007 From : Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request: Copy of FOIA request (and February 13, 2015 Central Intelligence Agency Information and Privacy Coordinator Central Intelligence Agency Washington, D.C. 20505 This is a follow up to a previous request: To Whom It May Concern: I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 13, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. Thank you for your help. On Jan. 14, 2015: This is a link to the CIA's letter, dated Jan. 7, 2015, rejecting my FOIA request for information and records on Mary Elizabeth McHughes Ferrell: files/1-9-15 MR14309 REJ-G ID1317491-000.pdf The reference number for the FOIA request is F-2015-00493. John Kirsch On Jan. 13, 2015: To Whom It May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: This request is made under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request a copy of an FOIA request (and processing notes) for information and records on Mary Ferrell. I do not have a reference number for this request, which I believe was made in the last two years. This request was mentioned in the CIA's Jan. 7, 2015, rejection of a separate FOIA request I faxed to the CIA on Nov. 23, 2014, for information and records on Mary Ferrell. The reference number for FOIA request I submitted, and which was rejected, is F-2015- 00493. I believe the FOIA request I am seeking at this time triggered a Mandatory Declassification Review. Mary Ferrell was a Dallas woman who amassed a large amount of material about the assassination of President Kennedy and other events. Her full name was Mary Elizabeth McHughes Ferrell. She passed away in 2004. This is a link to her obituary, which was published in The Dallas Morning News: mchughes-ferrell&pid=1958846 Approved for Release: 2016/02/22 C06292659 Approved for Release: 2016/02/22 C06292659 I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage. In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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. Sincerely, John Kirsch Filed via E-mail (Preferred): For mailed responses, please address (see note): MuckRock News DEPT MR 15600 PO Box 55819 Boston, MA 02205-5819 PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable. Approved for Release: 2016/02/22 C06292659