Four financial accounts of members of the Kickapoo Nation showing deposits while 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…
This document contains correspondence written by Superintendent William A. Mercer, the Chief of the Purchase Division of the Department of the Interior, Chief Clerk F. M. Conser, and two auditors for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company named John S. Donaldson and John T. Denniston. The correspondence is about bills of lading and goods shipped by…
William A. Mercer responds to an inquiry to reenroll Murphy Tarby at the Carlisle Indian School in order for Tarby to attend the Dickinson Preparatory School.
These materials include correspondence and a report regarding construction, buildings, and grounds at the Carlisle Indian School, performed in 1905 by John Charles. Medical Supervisor Dr. Joseph A. Murphy requested the report in 1908, and returned it to the Bureau office in 1909.
Robert Shaw Oliver, Acting Secretary of War, returns papers related to the Carlisle Indian School preparing students for the United States Cavalry. Included are William A. Mercer's original plan along with comments by the Office of Indian Affairs and a final ruling by the Acting Judge-Advocate General of the Army.
Also included is…
W. A. Mercer requests a supply of two dozen different articles of stationery used by the United States Indian Affairs division of the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1907.
Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1907 amounting to $1,134.85 for returning students to their homes in Alaska.
Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1907 amounting to $77.30 for transportation of Alaskan student to their home. An explanatory cover letter is attached.
Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1907 amounting to $107.98 to return Indian pupils to their homes in Alaska.
Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1907 amounting to $41,341.80 for support of the school, of which $13,950.00 is for regular employee pay.
W. A. Mercer submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for the second quarter of 1907 for returning students to their home in Alaska. The amount of estimate is missing.
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 responds to the request of the parents of Willis Peconga for his return.
Stacy Matlock submits his resignation as an assistant disciplinarian at the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer forwards the resignation and notes that he has separately employed Wallace Denny has his successor.
Major William A. Mercer forwards a statement of receipts, cash, property, disbursements, issues, and expenditures, and a record of all contracts for the second quarter of 1907 amounting to $89,721.73
F. Shoemaker, the school physician, compiles the sanitary report for the quarter ending on December 31, 1906.
Major William A. Mercer submits a report that lists new employees (Fredrick Barthel, Lida M. Johnston, Will H. Miller, and Wallace Denny), those who have changed positions (Cora B. Hawk, Emma K. Hetrick, and Anna Goyitney), and those who have left the school (Sadie E. Newcomer, Michael J. Gumbriell, Frank Hudson, and Stacy Matlack). The report…
William A. Mercer provides a list of former Carlisle Indian School graduates who could fill seamstress or assistant matron positions in the Indian Service.
William A. Mercer requests the transfer of Bertha D. Canfield as seamstress and the promotion of Beckie L. Goodyear and Elizabeth Searight.
Major W. A. Mercer requests a six-month supply of 30 record of employees forms used by the United States Indian Affairs division of the Department of the Interior.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Anna C. Grove was appointed assistant matron and that Cathrine Morette resigned as hospital cook shortly after her appointment.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Fred Mart and Robert Ouray are set to report to Captain Johnson at Washington barracks.
William A. Mercer forwards a letter he sent to Sheldon Jackson where he recommends modifying legislation to allow for returning an unlimited number of Alaskan students to their homes.
William A. Mercer reiterates his request for an assistant matron for the dining room. Mercer ends by noting that "an Indian will not do for the place."