Foster, Emma H.

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Miss Foster Posed Reading a Book, 1901

Teacher, Emma Foster, posed reclining in a chair reading a book. 

In 1901 the Bureau of Indian Affairs contracted with the photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston to document the school at Carlisle for an exhibit at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Johnston visited...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division
Descriptive Statements of Changes in School Employees and Resignations, September 1902
July 11 - September 10, 1902

Lt. Colonel Richard H. Pratt submits a report thats lists new employees (Frank T. Reising, Frances R. Scales, William Davies, Emma H. Foster, Genus E. Baird, Amos R. Frank, and Enoch M. Sherry), those that have left the school (Samuel J. Brown, Flora Laird, O. H. Bakeless, and Jessie W. Cook),...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statements of Changes in School Employees, October 1902
October 28, 1902

Lt. Colonel Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists employees who have changed positions (Clara L. Smith and Emma H. Foster) and new employees (Oella C. Munch and S. Kendall Paull ). These reports include personal information about those being hired.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
12 Requests to Attend Summer School
May 14 - June 14, 1904

Richard H. Pratt forwards approved leave of absence requests to attend summer school for 12 employees: Emma H. Foster (teacher), Agnes May Robbins (teacher), Cora B. Hawk (teacher), Sadie F. Robertson (teacher), Sadie E. Newcomer (teacher), Clara L. Smith (teacher), Hattie M. McDowell (teacher...

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Twenty-Four Applications for Leave of Absence
June 3-14, 1904

Richard H. Pratt forwards applications of twenty-four employees for leave of absence: Ed. A. Lau (instructor in carriagemaking), Cora B. Hawk (teacher), Agnes May Robbins (teacher), Jeannette Senseney (music teacher), Sadie F. Robertson (teacher), Mabel B. Sherry (teacher), Enoch M. Sherry (...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Certificates of Attendance at Summer School
July 1 - September 21, 1904

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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Fifty-Five Reports on Leave of Absence
September 20-30, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards fifty-five reports on leave of absence and seven applications for leave of absence for fifty-five employees: Mariette Wood (teacher), William Normast (instructor in tailoring), Nellie V. Robertson (clerk), Fanny G. Paull (teacher), Frances R. Scales (teacher), Jeannette L...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Emma H. Foster's Application for Leave of Absence
September 29, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards teacher Emma H. Foster's application for a 1-day leave of absence without pay.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation of Promotion of Emma Foster and Temporary Hire
March 24, 1905

William A. Mercer recommends the promotion of Emma H. Foster to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Florence M. Carter. In addition, Mercer states that Frank B. Green has agreed to take a temporary position at $50 a month.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statements of Changes in School Employees, March 1905
March 30, 1905

Major William Mercer submits a report that lists new employees (H. W. Leaman) and those who have changed positions (Emma H. Foster and Frank B. Green). The report includes position title and salary.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Four Approved Leave of Absence Requests to Attend Summer School
June 14-15, 1905

Acting Superintendent J. R. Wise forwards four approved leave of absence requests to attend summer school: Emma H. Foster, Frances R. Scales, and Fannie G. Paull (teachers hoping to attend Mount Gretna) and Fred W. Canfield (drawing teacher hoping to attend the Department of Indian Education in...

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Six Applications for Leave of Absence
June 15, 1905

Acting Superintendent J. R. Wise forwards six applications for leave of absence for several employees: Fred W. Canfield (drawing teacher), Bessie B. Beach (librarian), Emma H. Foster (teacher), Fanny G. Paull (teacher), Frances R. Scales (teacher), and Charles Kennedy (fireman). 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Eighteen Certificates of Attendance at Summer School
July 6 - September 5, 1905

Major W. A. Mercer forwards certificates of attendance at summer school for eighteen employees: Kate S. Bowersox (principal teacher), Ella G. Hill (laundry manager), Mollie V. Gaither (girls' field agent), Bertha Canfield (seamstress), Emma A. Cutter (senior teacher), Fred W. Canfield (drawing...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees, July 1905
July 12, 1905

Major William A. Mercer submits a report that lists employees who have left the school (Jeannette L. Senseney, Emma G. Sky, Elizabeth Searight, Ida Boger, and George Brown Jr.) and all employees working at the school to start the 1905-1906 fiscal year. These reports include personal information...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Discusses Teachers and Vacancies at Carlisle
September 2, 1905

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding his preference to filling the remaining teaching vacancies at the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer also goes through the various teachers at the School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Seven Requests for Leave of Absence to Attend Summer School
June 4-13, 1906

Major William A. Mercer forwards leave of absence requests to attend summer school for seven teachers: Emma H. Foster, James E. Henderson, Frances R. Scales, Sarah E. Gedney, Cora B. Hawk, Mary A. Yarnall, and Mariette Wood. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees, July 1906
July 2, 1906

Major William A. Mercer submits a report that lists an employee who has left the school (Genus E. Baird) and all employees working at the school to start the 1906-1907 fiscal year. These reports include personal information about those being hired as well as reasons for departure for those...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Eight Certificates of Attendance at Summer School
July 20 - September 18, 1906

Major W. A. Mercer forwards certificates of attendance at summer school for eight employees: Emma H. Foster, Mariette Wood, Cora B. Hawk, Mary A. Yarnall, Hattie M. McDowell, Frances R. Scales, Sarah E. Gedney, and John L. Walters.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thirty Nine Reports on Leave of Absence
September 14, 1906

W. A. Mercer forwards thirty-nine reports on leave of absence taken by employees: Frances R. Scales (teacher), Kate S. Bowersox (principal teacher), Angel DeCora (teacher Native Indian Martin L. Lau (carriagemaker), William Nonnast (tailor), E. H. Colegrove (disciplinarian), James E. Henderson (...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Twenty Seven Requests for Leave of Absence
June 4-12, 1907

W. A. Mercer forwards twenty-seven applications for leave of absence for several employees: Hattie M. McDowell (teacher), Cora B. Hawk (teacher), Mariette Wood (teacher), Lida M. Johnston (teacher), Lydia E. Kaup (teacher), James E. Henderson (teacher), John L. Walters (teacher), Emma H. Foster...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Brief of Charges and Answers Against Superintendent Moses Friedman
December 1, 1913 - May 1, 1914

These materials include legal documents and correspondence regarding charges filed against Superintendent Moses Friedman after an inspection and investigation of the Carlisle Indian School. Included in the documents are the official charges against Friedman, his answers to those charges,...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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