Edgar A. Allen responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular by answering various questions. In particular he focuses on the industrial training of the school, the outing system, and provides details on the transportation costs incurred in bringing students to Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt provides statistics related to the industrial departments including the sewing room, tailor shop, shoe shop, tin shop, harness shop, blacksmith and carriage shop, printing office, and the laundry over the previous 12 months.
Richard Henry Pratt informs Estelle Reel that the Carlisle Indian School does not have any native industries and arts programs at the school. He further goes on to strongly criticize the effort.
Edgar A. Allen responds to the complaints of John Susep and J. Frederick Nicholar against disciplinarian W. G. Thompson.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Elizabeth E. Forster is terminating her service and requests that a new art teacher be provided.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay students for their work at the Carlisle Indian School over the summer vacation period rather than have them go on outing.
Edgar A. Allen responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the production of wagon making at the Carlisle Indian School. Allen notes that the department has made significant progress and he welcomes a departmental expert to give his judgement on the quality.
Richard Henry Pratt provides his endorsement of a plan by John S. Spears, Superintendent of the Yuma School, to purchase a farm next to the school.
Richard Henry Pratt provides a report detailing agriculture production at the Carlisle Indian School during 1903.
Richard Henry Pratt requests to know the balance in the U.S. Treasury to the credit of the Carlisle Indian School appropriation for the 1904 fiscal year.
William A. Mercer requests authority to establish a horticulture department at the Carlisle Indian School. As a result he requests to purchase materials to build a greenhouse and establish a position of horticulturist.
William A. Mercer requests authority to purchase an Insinger dish washing machine.
William A. Mercer responds to a letter from C. F. Larrabee regarding the Comptroller's decision on the use of funds to build a new hospital building. Mercer lays out the difficulties in using student labor and provides further details to the Office.
William A. Mercer acknowledges a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the use of student labor in the construction of the new hospital building.
William A. Mercer provides the Office of Indian Affairs with an estimate of supplies and materials for the proposed new hospital building as well as cost of labor.
William A. Mercer requests the appointment of Wilson Charles to the position of assistant carriagemaker.
Correspondence regarding the enrollment of Louis Matlock at the Carlisle Indian School as well as his return to the Pawnee Agency.
Recommendation for John Archuleta for a position as a harness and shoe maker instructor in a smaller Indian School by William A. Mercer.
William A. Mercer elaborates on his plan for building a photographic gallery at the entrance to the Carlisle Indian School using the bequest of Harriet W. Taber. Mercer states that he has already begun construction using athletic funds.
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.
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William A. Mercer requests authority to enroll Nekifer Shouchuk at the Carlisle Indian School in order for him to learn the baker's trade.
William A. Mercer appeals through the Office of Indian Affairs the decision of the Auditor of the Interior Department not to credit the Carlisle Indian School with the proceeds of harness sold to the Blackfeet Agency in the following fiscal year.
William A. Mercer requests authority to have Kate S. Bowersox and W. G. Thompson travel to the Hampton Institute and the Tuskegee Institute to learn from their teaching methods.
William A. Mercer requests authority to purchase extra material for graduation dresses' for the Senior Class.
W. S. Olive, Special U.S. Indian Agent, reports on various unaccounted funds that William A. Mercer has failed to take up in his accounts. Olive further goes on to report the repair of Glenn "Pop" Warner's automobile in the school paint shop.