Mercer, W. A.

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Applications for Annuity

This document contains correspondence concerning applications for annuity from Hastings Robertson, Nellie Robertson, and Dora La Belle. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Made by Robert Charboneau

These materials include correspondence and government documents regarding a complaint by Robert Charboneau that his daughter, Frances Charboneau, was taken to the Carlisle Indian School without his consent. Frances was returned to her home in Fort Totten, North Dakota after an inquiry into her...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint of Two Moons

This document contains correspondence concerning a complaint made from Two Moons stating that his son was taken to the Carlisle School without his consent. This also includes a list of additional students who were taken to the school without parental consent. 

Two Moons also complains...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Regarding Band Students

This document contains correspondence concerning a complaint made by bandmaster James Wheelock that students from the school band were improperly disciplined by being locked in the guard house. The complaint, which made headlines in national newspapers including The Outlook, was...

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dispersal of Henry Rose's Estate

These materials include inquries on how to disperse the funds of Henry Rose remaining at the Merchants National Bank of Carlisle following his death. As Rose's heirs and family could not be located, the money was directed to be held until Rose's brother could be found.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Documents Regarding School Financial Matters

These materials include financial documents, legal documents, and correspondence concerning multiple financial concerns of the school, such as railroad bonds, legacy trust funds, fundraising, donations, and checks for minors. 

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ethel Daniels Student File

Student file of Ethel Daniels, a member of the Ute Nation, who entered the school on October 9, 1904 and departed on May 26, 1909. The file contains a news clipping, a former student response postcard, a medical/physical record, a student information card, a progress/conduct card, a returned...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Funds of Dana Black

This document contains correspondence concerning the funds of former student Dana Black. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Grace Sampson (Nuk-ah-kae-oh-win-kaw) Student File

Student file of Grace Sampson (Nuk-ah-kae-oh-win-kaw), a member of the Winnebago Nation, who entered the school on January 21, 1906 and departed on February 8, 1911. The file contains a letter/correspondence, a student information card, an application for enrollment, a medical/physical record, a...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry About the Return Home of John Waterman

These materials include correspondence regarding the discharge of John Waterman from the Carlisle Indian School upon completing his blacksmith training. Carlisle's superintendent and Waterman's parents disagreed about whether continued education would benefit John.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Net Receipts from Harvard-Carlisle Football Game

This document contains correspondence concerning a check from Harvard for a football game with Carlisle. The check, for $11,433.81, reflects half of the net receipts for the annual Harvard-Carlisle football game. The correspondence also explains how the Harvard-Carlisle game was organized by...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Death of Henry Fox

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Over-18 Enrollment Policies and Philomena Badger

These materials include correspondence regarding the re-enrollment of Philomena Badger. Badger's re-enrollment was the cause of clarification on the enrollment policy of pupils over the age of 18. Philomena re-enrolled at Carlisle when she was 18 years old, against the wishes of her guardian;...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request by Joseph Mills to Enroll at Riverside Indian School

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Joseph Mills to enroll at the Riverside Indian School in California after returning from Carlisle. The request was denied on account of Mills' health and a desire to have students remain at one Government School for the entirety of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Enrollment of Margaret Burgess

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to enroll Margaret Burgess at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Return Home of Moses Raub

These materials include correspondence regarding approval of the return home of Moses Raub from the Carlisle Indian School. Superintendent W. A. Mercer's request for the same was approved by the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Return Home of Nicodemus Billy

This document contains correspondence concerning the return home of Nicodemus Billy. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Continue Recruitment of Chitimacha Students

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Sara Avery McIlhenny to allow the Carlisle Indian School to continue its previous policy of recruiting Chitimacha students from around Charenton, Louisiana. Previously, agents from Carlisle recruited these students, but new...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requests for Return Home of Harry Shawbooes and Charles Honyoust

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Charles Honyoust to be returned to his home. Also included is an additional request from Jack Shawbooes to have his son Henry Shawbooes returned to his home in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Both requests were granted.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Stanley Little Whiteman (Grey Skunk) Student File

Student file of Stanley Little Whiteman (Grey Skunk), a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on January 24, 1907 and departed on March 29, 1909. The file contains a student information card, a progress/conduct card, a former student response postcard, an application for...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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