Correspondence regarding a request from Apache prisoners of war for the return of their children from the Carlisle Indian School. Included in the correspondence are various recommendations for the students as well as Richard Henry Pratt's philosophy in educating the Apache students and his views on interpreters.
Dortch, J. H.
Correspondence between Richard Henry Pratt and the Interior Department regarding the Office of Indian Affairs request to discipline Pratt for insubordination in the matter of not re-nominating M. L. Silcott and Maud Mosher.
Lizzie Hill asks W. A. Jones if she has been appointed as an Assistant Matron. If not, she would like to return home for a visit and then return to Carlisle to go on outing.
Wisconsin Congressman James H. Davidson requests information on the complaint of Mrs. Albert Bowers who desires the return of her children from the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt provides J. H. Dortch with information related to Josiah Archiquette.
Richard Henry Pratt requests that a cook and assistant cook position be abolished and that two laborer positions be created in their place.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to C. T. Stranahan's request to bring five students to the Carlisle Indian School from the Nez Perce Agency.
Edgar A. Allen, responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding temporary positions at the Carlisle Indian School during Richard Henry Pratt's absence.
Richard Henry Pratt inquires of the Office of Indian Affairs why the current tinsmith E. G. Sprow cannot compete for the permanent appointment.
Correspondence regarding the enrollment of Mary, Hiram, Lewis, and Thomas Runnels at the Carlisle Indian School. Albert M. Anderson, U.S. Indian Agent for the Colville Agency, complains that the Runnels were transferred to Carlisle without his consent and as such has undermined his authority.
Edgar A. Allen requests that the examination for position of Drawing Teacher at Carlisle be opened to both sexes.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular regarding tuberculosis. He further requests to establish a camp at Mount Alto to treat tuberculosis patients.
Richard Henry Pratt notes that his nomination of Alice Lamar as a cook has not been acted upon.
William A. Mercer requests J. H. Dortch that former student Bertha Jamison be given a place in the Indian Service near the Tomah Indian School due to a miscommunication.
William A. Mercer forwards letter from C. Cole regarding James Bigheart and four other Chiefs who could participate in the inaugural parade.
William A. Mercer further discusses his plan to build a greenhouse and to establish the position of florist or horticulturist.
William A. Mercer requests authority to have a local engineer create topographical maps of the school grounds to correct errors including the locations of the main pipe line and the school cemetery. In addition, Mercer notes that the school drawing teacher is making floor plans and elevations of all of the school buildings.
Correspondence and memorandums regarding the building of a new hospital building at the Carlisle Indian School based on the Haskell Institute Hospital.
William A. Mercer discusses a letter from Emily B. Parke requesting to be allowed to enroll three students from Alaska at the Carlisle Indian School.
Mollie V. Gaither requests a transfer to the Umatilla Agency as an Assistant Superintendent if the position becomes available.
Correspondence regarding requests to return from the Carlisle Indian School students who had come from the Standing Rock Agency. The requests focused on a promise that the term of enrollment for Carlisle was three years rather than five years.
Correspondence regarding the request of Mrs. William D. Wood to have Vasha Nakootkin transported to Seattle in order to make her home with her.
William A. Mercer informs Francis E. Leupp that he could not determine the writer of an envelope. The envelope contained a list of Carlisle employees as characters in the Book of Esther.
J. R. Wise follows up on William A. Mercer's request to have a male drawing teacher appointed to the vacancy caused by the transfer of Fred W. Canfield. A note from J. H. Dortch refers to Commissioner Frances E. Leupp's plan to have Angel De Cora fill the position.
William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding his recommendation for the lease of the Alexander Tract. Mercer details the funds available for the lease and other possible options to raise the funds including selling harness.