Dortch, J. H.
Correspondence regarding a request from Apache prisoners of war for the return of their children from the Carlisle Indian School. Included in the correspondence are various recommendations for the students as well as Richard Henry Pratt's philosophy in educating the Apache students and his views...
Correspondence between Richard Henry Pratt and the Interior Department regarding the Office of Indian Affairs request to discipline Pratt for insubordination in the matter of not re-nominating M. L. Silcott and Maud Mosher.
Lizzie M. Hill asks W. A. Jones if she has been appointed as an Assistant Matron.
Wisconsin Congressman James H. Davidson requests information on the complaint of Mrs. Albert Bowers who desires the return of her children from the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt provides J. H. Dortch with information related to Josiah Archiquette.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to C. T. Stranahan's request to bring five students to the Carlisle Indian School from the Nez Perce Agency.
Correspondence regarding the enrollment of Mary, Hiram, Lewis, and Thomas Runnels at the Carlisle Indian School. Albert M. Anderson, U.S. Indian Agent for the Colville Agency, complains that the Runnels were transferred to Carlisle without his consent and as such has undermined his authority....
Edgar A. Allen requests that the examination for position of Drawing Teacher at Carlisle be opened to both sexes.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular regarding tuberculosis. He further requests to establish a camp at Mount Alto to treat tuberculosis patients.
William A. Mercer requests J. H. Dortch that Bertha Jamison be given a place in the Indian Service near the Tomah Indian School due to a miscommunication.
William A. Mercer forwards letter from C. Cole regarding James Bigheart and four other Chiefs who could participate in the inaugural parade.
William A. Mercer requests authority to have a local engineer create topographical maps of the school grounds to correct errors including the locations of the main pipe line and the school cemetery. In addition, Mercer notes that the school drawing teacher is making floor plans and elevations of...
Correspondence and memorandums regarding the building of a new hospital building at the Carlisle Indian School based on the Haskell Institute Hospital.
William A. Mercer discusses a letter from Emily B. Parke requesting to be allowed to enroll three students from Alaska at the Carlisle Indian School.
Mollie V. Gaither requests a transfer to the Umatilla Agency as an Assistant Superintendent if the position becomes available.
Correspondence regarding requests to return Carlisle Indian School students from the Standing Rock Agency. The requests focused on a promise that the term of enrollment for Carlisle was three years rather than five years.
Correspondence regarding the request of Mrs. William D. Wood to have Vasha Nakootkin transported to Seattle in order to make her home with her.
William A. Mercer informs Francis E. Leupp that he could not determine the writer of an envelope. The envelope contained a list of Carlisle employees as characters in the Book of Esther.
Office of Indian Affairs memos regarding discussion on a plan of William A. Mercer sent to the War Department for having the Carlisle Indian School prepare students for the U.S. Cavalry service.
Angel DeCora makes a report on the art department of the Carlisle Indian School to Francis E. Leupp. DeCora requests to spend the summer learning how to make Persian rugs as well as allowing students the option of copyrighting their designs to profit from their work.
In addition there are...
William A. Mercer provides the cost of returning 35 students to their homes in Alaska on account of expired terms of enrollment and ill health.
William A. Mercer clarifies his position on securing an appropriation for purchasing horses in order to serve as training troop for the U.S. Calvary.
John F. MacKey requests a transfer from his position as a clerk at the Carlisle Indian School to the head of an Agency in the Indian Service. Included are recommendations from various Indian Agents supporting his previous promotions as well as Office notes related to MacKey's previous tenure in...
Correspondence regarding the cook vacancy at the Southern Ute School and the possibility of Ella Beck or Louisa French filling the position.
William A. Mercer responds to a request of the Ute Chiefs for Robert Ouray to serve as an interpreter by recommending another student Fred Mart.