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November 3, 1927.


Mr. M. R. Harrington,
Care Ex-Governor J. G. Scrugham,
Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada

Dear Sir:

Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of September 4, 1927, requesting on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, permission to make an archaeological reconnaissance in Plumas and Lassen and possibly San Bernardino Counties, California, and in Elko, White Pine, Lincoln, and Clark Counties, Nevada, on such lands as come under the jurisdiction of this Department.  Receipt is also acknowledged of your telegraphic request of November 1, 1927, through the Department Archaeologist, for additional permission to conduct excavations at two caves on Pyramid Lakes Reservation, located in Washoe County, Nevada.

In response thereto I have to state that your application has been considered by the Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, the Department Archaeologist, and the Commissioners of the General Land Office and the Office of Indian Affairs, who have recommended favorable action upon your request, subject to the rules and regulations governing such matters.

Pursuant, therefore, to the Act of June 8, 1906 (34 Stat., 225), and the interdepartmental regulations above mentioned, permission is hereby accorded you as a representative of the Museum of the American Indian (Heye Foundation), New York, N.Y., to conduct the archaeological reconnaissance and excavation within the territory above mentioned during the fall and winter of 1927, as requested, it being understood that it may be necessary in some cases to run test trenches for the purpose of stratigraphic studies.  It is also understood that the work will be under your supervision.

A report of the work completed under this permit should be furnished the Smithsonian Institution, and a copy of same forwarded to this Department for its files.

John H. Edwards 
Assistant Secretary.

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