Mercer, William A.

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Request to Approve Fireman Mr. Yeager's Request for Leave of Absence
September 15, 1904

Captain W. A. Mercer sends a letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs advising him that Mr. Yeager's request for leave of absence was approved by his office on July 20th. Mercer also advises the Commissioner that he made no mention of Yeager being a temporary employee and that Yeager has...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of the Death of James Wolfe
September 16, 1904

William A. Mercer reports death of James Wolfe (here spelled Wolf), Sac and Fox, due to pulmonary tuberculosis to the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Three Applications for Leave of Absence
September 17, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards applications of three employees for leave of absence: George L. Gottwerth (fireman), Enoch M. Sherry (teacher), and Mabel B. Sperry (teacher).

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Henry Markistum to be Sent to Carlisle with Bill for Ticket
September 19, 1904

William A. Mercer requests that Henry Markistum be sent to Carlisle with bill for ticket.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Voucher Covering Caskets for Two Students
September 19, 1904

William A. Mercer forwards voucher for burial and casket of Mabel Stack and voucher for casket of James Wolfe.

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
Requisition for Stationery, September 1904
September 22, 1904

W. A. Mercer advises the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he received most of the supplies from the requisition made in April but is still short on typewriter paper, letter paper, scratch books, and willow table baskets. Mercer requests that the missing items be sent immediately. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Two Requests for Leave of Absence
September 23-24, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards two applications for a leave of absence for Charles W. Yeager (fireman) and Jessie W. Cook (girls' field agent). In an explanatory cover letter, Mercer advises the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to charge the Riverside School in California for Cook's leave of absence. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statements of Changes in School Employees, September 1904
September 24, 1904

Major William A. Mercer submits a report that lists new employees (Luzena E. Tibbetts, Anna Goyituey, and Helen E. Krise), those who have left the school (Fannie I Peter, Enoch M. Sherry, and Mabel B. Sherry), and those those who have changed positions (W. Grant Thompson, August Kensler, Howard...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office Informed Enoch and Mabel Sherry Have Accepted Transfer to Fort Totten
September 24, 1904

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs inquiry regarding Enoch and Mabel Sherry by stating that they have accepted their transfer to the Fort Totten day school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Helen Krise's Name Submitted for Temporary Clerk Position
September 26, 1904

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter by stating that he has submitted Helen E. Krise for a temporary position as Clerk to replace Fannie I. Peter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on S. J. Nori's Leave of Absence
September 26, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards a report on leave of absence for S. J. Nori (clerk).

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Office Appoint Vocal Music Teacher
September 27, 1904

William A. Mercer requests the Office of Indian Affairs appoint a Vocal Teacher to the open position at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on George L. Gottwerth's Leave of Absence
September 28, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards a report on leave of absence taken by George L. Gottwerth (fireman).

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Marble Headstones for Cemetery
September 28, 1904

William A. Mercer requests authority to purchase 24 marble head stones for the Carlisle Indian School cemetery. Mercer notes that the cemetery is in poor condition with 18 unmarked graves.

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
Report of Irregular Employees, September 1904
September 30, 1904

Major W. A. Mercer submits a report that lists irregular employees and includes details on their compensation, position titles, race, and the number of days worked at the school in September 1904.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Joanna Speer Requests Transfer as Matron to the West Coast
October 1, 1904 - October 18, 1904

Joanna R. Speer requests a transfer to the West Coast as a matron through William A. Mercer. Mercer provides additional information and provides a plan to fill the vacancy.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Need for New Hospital at Carlisle
October 1, 1904 - December 20, 1904

William A. Mercer forwards two letters along with his own thoughts on the need for a new hospital at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Edgar A. Allen's Leave of Absence
October 3, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards a report on leave of absence taken by Edgar A. Allen (assistant superintendent and principal teacher).

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
War Department Approves Supplying Carlisle with Military Equipment
October 3, 1904

Robert Shaw Oliver, Acting Secretary of War, approves request of William A. Mercer to furnish 400 carbines, with equipment, and 20 old pattern swords or light sabers for the use of students at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Forwards Voucher Covering Travel to Uintah & Ouray Agency
October 4, 1904

William A. Mercer forwards vouchers for travelling expenses for his trip from Carlisle, Pennsylvania to the Uintah & Ouray Agency. Mercer states the trip was in connection with the transfer of Agency property and to instruct his successor.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Oella C. Munch Requests Transfer to Matron Position in Oklahoma
October 4, 1904 - October 18, 1904

Oella C. Munch requests a transfer as a matron to a school in Oklahoma through William A. Mercer. Mercer provides additional information and notes that if the transfer is approved he will have a recommendation to fill the vacancy.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Approval of Staff Reorganization Circular
October 4, 1904 - October 12, 1904

William A. Mercer forwards a copy of a circular issued to Carlisle Indian School employees involving a reorganization of positions at the School. Mercer requests that the circular be approved by the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Nursery Stock for Orchard
October 6, 1904

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay $125 in the purchase of nursery stock in the open market. Mercer states that he plans on planting an orchard consisting of various fruit trees along with currants and grapes to go with the agriculture training.

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

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