Mercer, William A.

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Eddie Norton Student File

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...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ethel Daniels Student File

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...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Grace Sampson (Nuk-ah-kae-oh-win-kaw) Student File

Student file of Grace Sampson (Nuk-ah-kae-oh-win-kaw), a member of the Winnebago Nation, who entered the school on January 21, 1906 and departed on February 8, 1911. The file contains a letter/correspondence, a student information card, an application for enrollment, a medical/physical record, a...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Stanley Little Whiteman (Grey Skunk) Student File

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 March 29, 1909. The file contains a student information card, a progress/conduct card, a former student response postcard, an application for...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Message for Mercer Unable to be Delivered
February 9, 1900

The Postal Telegraph-Cable Company informs W. A. Jones that William A. Mercer cannot be located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and requests a better address.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William A. Mercer Requests to be Reinstated into Indian Service
July 15, 1902

William A. Mercer requests of the Commissioner of the Indian Service to be reinstated in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Request to Return Noel Hodgkiss and Ida Sawyer
August 25, 1902 - January 18, 1906

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding the Request for the Return of Maggie Venne
November 18, 1902 - July 12, 1904

Correspondence regarding the request for the return on Maggie Venne. Also included are materials related to the outing system at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Personnel File of William A. Mercer, Superintendent
February 25, 1903 - March 27, 1909

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...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Forwards Contract Between Carlisle and S. L. Diven
December 31, 1903 - October 26, 1904

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.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
War Department Orders Relieving Pratt of Duty as Superintendent
June 11, 1904

Copy of War Department orders relieving Richard Henry Pratt as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School and appointing William A. Mercer as Superintendent.

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Hitchcock Instructs Jones to Order Pratt to Turn Over Government Property
June 14, 1904

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Complaint of Harwood Hall
June 27, 1904 - July 8, 1904

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.

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
Mercer Assumes Command of the Carlisle Indian School
July 1, 1904

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has assumed command of the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Turn Over Funds to Meet Contracts
July 2, 1904

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Genus Baird's Leave of Absence Request
July 2-8, 1904

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. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bertha Canfield's Application for Annual Leave of Absence
July 6, 1904

Superintendent W. A. Mercer forwards seamstress Bertha Canfield's application for a 30-day annual leave of absence. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Margaret Roberts's Application for Annual Leave of Absence
July 6, 1904

Superintendent W. A. Mercer forwards matron Margaret Roberts's application for a 30-day annual leave of absence. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Instructions Regarding Signing Uintah and Ouray Agency Property Papers
July 7, 1904

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Seeks Clarification on Private Fund of Students
July 7, 1904

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statements of Changes and Appointments in School Employees, July 1904
July 9, 1904

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, First Quarter 1905
July 9, 1904

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. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Kate S. Bowersox's Application for Annual Leave of Absence
July 9, 1904

Superintendent W. A. Mercer forwards assistant principal and normal teacher Kate S. Bowersox's application for a 29-day annual leave of absence. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay for Eye Treatments and Treatment of Students on Outing
July 9, 1904

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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