The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: ANNA ELIZABETH Zeigler MILTON I Zeigler CARLISLE CARLISLE INDIAN SCHOOL HARNESS INSTRUCTOR
Zeigler, Milton I.
The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: MILTON I ZIEGLER CARLISLE INDIAN SCHOOL - HARNESS INSTRUCTOR
Harness Instructor Milton I. Zeigler (left) in a classroom with a student around 1905.
Richard H. Pratt recommends that Milton I. Zeigler be appointed to replace George W. Kemp as the harness-maker and instructor at the school. Pratt forwards Zeigler's application along with references from John Lindner and Joseph Einstein.
Work diary of Milton I. Zeigler, harness maker and instructor, at the Carlisle Indian School. Zeigler notes that he took over the harness shop on August 9, 1900 and details daily information related to the shop.
Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter by requesting that Milton I. Zeigler be permanently appointed to the position of harnessmaker at the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards applications for leave of absence for seven employees: Etta S. Fortney (assistant laundress), Lizzie James (assistant laundress), Ella Albert (assistant laundress), William S. Dysert (shoemaker), Milton I. Zeigler (harnessmaker), Charles H. Carns (painter), Ed A. Lau (carriagemaker).
Edgar A. Allen (acting superintendent) forwards an application for leave of absence for one employee, M. I. Zeigler (harnessmaker), and reports on leave of absence for four employees: W. B. Beitzel (clerk), Oella C. Munch (assistant matron), W. Grant Thompson (disciplinarian), and Johnson Bradley (laborer).
William A. Mercer requests authority to increase the salaries of the harness maker, tinsmith, and painter at the Carlisle Indian School.
William A. Mercer recommends increasing the salary of Milton I. Zeigler as harnessmaker to $720 per year.
William A. Mercer requests authority to send Milton I. Zeigler to Chicago at the request of Superintendent Spooner.
J. R. Wise forwards Milton I. Zeigler's suggestions for the improvement of purchasing harness, leather, shoe findings, saddlery, etc. Zeigler also discusses various tools that are not replaced very often due to their durability. The majority of the suggestions are included on the Schedule for securing goods.
J. R. Wise forwards the comments of Milton I. Zeigler regarding the shoe and harness materials requested by the Superintendent of the Fort Shaw Indian School.
William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding have Milton I. Zeigler travel to Chicago to inspect samples of leather.
William A. Mercer requests to make changes to the salaries of the blacksmith and harnessmaker positions for 1907. Mercer provides additional justification for the increase in the harnessmaker salary and requests to promote Charles Dillon to blacksmith.
William A. Mercer forwards the names of staff who live outside the limits of the school grounds including staff who live on the school farm.
J. R. Wise responds to an Office of Indian Service letter regarding the request to have Milton I. Zeigler look over a list of tools and materials requested by the Fort Shaw School Superintendent.
Milton I. Zeigler provides a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on the list of shoe and harness tools and supplies requested for the Fort Shaw School.
William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the request of the Office to have Milton I. Zeigler to inspect leather and harness samples in Chicago. Mercer states that with outings set to begin shortly and Zeigler can leave without serious interference. However, the fall presents more issues with students beginning…
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he would prefer the Office not to send Milton I. Zeigler to inspect leather samples in Chicago. C. F. Larrabee replies that he will take the matter under consideration.