Student file of Eddie Norton, a member of the Hoopa Nation, who entered the school on September 19, 1904, and departed on August 18, 1906. The file contains a student information card, an application for enrollment, and correspondence related to Norton attending the Fort Yuma Indian Boarding School in California and the Indian Industrial…
Mercer, William A.
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 student survey, correspondence, and a report after…
Student file of Grace Sampson, a member of the Winnebago Nation, who entered the school on January 21, 1906 and departed on July 21, 1909. The file contains a letter, a student information card, an application for enrollment, a medical/physical record, a progress/conduct card, and a report after leaving that indicates Sampson living in…
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 May 15, 1907. The file contains a student information card, a progress/conduct card, a former student response postcard, an application for enrollment, correspondence, a returned student survey, a…
The Postal Telegraph-Cable Company informs W. A. Jones that William A. Mercer cannot be located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and requests a better address.
William A. Mercer requests of the Commissioner of the Indian Service to be reinstated in the Indian Service.
William A. Mercer responds to the request of Oscar Hodgkiss for the return of his two children, Noel Hodgkiss and Ida May Sawyer, due to their health from the Carlisle Indian School.
Correspondence regarding the request for the return on Maggie Venne. Also included are materials related to the outing system at the Carlisle Indian School.
Personnel file of William A. Mercer, who served as the Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School from July 1, 1904 to February 1, 1908. Before coming to Carlisle, Mercer was Captain of the Seventh United States Cavalry, and was also considered to become Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School in 1903.
The file contains employment…
William A. Mercer forwards copies of the contract with Dr. S. L. Diven for the 1904 fiscal year as well as the 1905 fiscal year beginning on July 1, 1904. Mercer also notes that he sent another note regarding an applicant for the position of resident physician.
Copy of War Department orders relieving Richard Henry Pratt as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School and appointing William A. Mercer as Superintendent.
E. A. Hitchcock, Secretary of the Interior, directs W. A. Jones to instruct Richard Henry Pratt to turn over all government property to William A. Mercer.
William A. Mercer responds to a complaint of Harwood Hall, Superintendent of the Riverside School, regarding correspondence between Charles Lamar, Bandleader at Carlisle, and Riverside student John Morongo, which Hall interpreted as an attempt to lure Morongo to transfer to Carlisle. Mercer and Lamar deny the accusation.
Captain W. A. Mercer forwards certificates of attendance at summer school for fifteen employees: Ella G. Hill (laundry manager), Minnie L. Ferree and Effie Moul (assistant matrons), Margaret O. Eckert (seamstress), Anne H. Stewart (sloyd teacher), Fred W. Canfield (drawing teacher), Jeannette L. Senseney (music teacher), and Clara L. Smith,…
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has assumed command of the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter directing him to deposit the unexpended balance of his funds for the fiscal year. Pratt notes various contracts regarding work to be done on buildings.
Superintendent W. A. Mercer returns assistant printer Genus E. Baird's corrected application for a 23-day leave of absence due to sickness. Included is an explanatory cover letter.
Superintendent W. A. Mercer forwards seamstress Bertha Canfield's application for a 30-day annual leave of absence.
Superintendent W. A. Mercer forwards matron Margaret Roberts's application for a 30-day annual leave of absence.
William A. Mercer requests instructions from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding signing his property papers at the Uintah and Ouray Agency as he needed to leave before his successor could sign the papers.
William A. Mercer acknowledges receipt of two circulars regarding weigher's return be attached to vouchers as well as attaching a schedule to financial accounts. Mercer asks if the amendment applies to private funds of students.
Major William Mercer submits a report that lists new employees (Charles Lamar). The reports include the position title and salary. Attached is an explanatory cover letter.
Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1905 amounting to $74,963.20 for support of the school, $13,712.50 of which is for regular employee pay.
Superintendent W. A. Mercer forwards assistant principal and normal teacher Kate S. Bowersox's application for a 29-day annual leave of absence.
Request by William A. Mercer to spend money on the treatment of students who fall sick while on outing as well as for sending students to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for eye treatment.