Mercer, William A.

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Request to Continue Recruitment of Chitimacha Students
June 19 - July 1, 1908

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Sara Avery McIlhenny to allow the Carlisle Indian School to continue its previous policy of recruiting Chitimacha students from around Charenton, Louisiana. Previously, agents from Carlisle recruited these students, but new...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dispersal of Henry Rose's Estate
November 5-12, 1908

These materials include inquires on how to disperse the funds of Henry Rose remaining at the Merchants National Bank of Carlisle following his death. As Rose's heirs and family could not be located, the money was directed to be held until Rose's brother could be found.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Enrollment of Margaret Burgess
November 27 - December 15, 1908

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to enroll Margaret Burgess at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Regarding Band Students
June 27, 1909 - July 23, 1909

This document contains correspondence concerning a complaint made by bandmaster James Wheelock that students from the school band were improperly disciplined by being locked in the guard house. The complaint, which made headlines in national newspapers including The Outlook, was...

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry About the Return Home of John Waterman
September 26, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding the discharge of John Waterman from the Carlisle Indian School upon completing his blacksmith training. Carlisle's superintendent and Waterman's parents disagreed about whether continued education would benefit John.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Return Home of Hugh Wheelock
June 15, 1912 - August 30, 1912

These materials include materials related to a request by James Riley Wheelock to have his brother, Hugh Wheelock, released from the Carlisle Indian School. James claimed that his brother was being held at the school to prevent him from playing in Wheelock's band, and to make him play for the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Documents Regarding School Financial Matters
February 16, 1914 - April 16, 1918

These materials include financial documents, legal documents, and correspondence concerning multiple financial concerns of the school, such as railroad bonds, legacy trust funds, fundraising, donations, and checks for minors. 

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding 1914 Congressional Investigation
May 4, 1914 - October 25, 1918

These materials include correspondence and legal documents regarding the 1914 internal and Congressional investigations into Superintendent Moses Friedman and Chief Clerk Siceni J. Nori of the Carlisle Indian School. Included is copied and original correspondence regarding the resignation of...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommended Changes to School Policies and Staff
March 8, 1915 - May 11, 1915

These materials include numerous suggestions from Oscar Hiram Lipps and Dennison Wheelock regarding changes that should be made to policy and staff at the Carlisle Indian School. Lipps' suggestions focus on disciplinary measures, the end of preferential treatment for athletes, and staff changes...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bequests to the Carlisle Indian School
April 2, 1915 - January 6, 1942

These materials include documents, correspondence, and legal documents related to a number of bequests and inheritances made to the Carlisle Indian School. The correspondence largely deals with questions of whether and how such bequests should be accepted, what they could be used for, and how...

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

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