Mercer, William A.

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Request to Certify Patrick Kennedy for Fireman Position
October 7, 1904

William A. Mercer requests to have Patrick Kennedy certified for the position of fireman at the Carlisle Indian School in order to comply with Civil Service regulations.

Note: Mercer later clarifies that the correct name of the student to be appointed to the position is Charles Kennedy....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Request to Reenroll Murphy Tarby
October 10, 1904 - April 26, 1907

William A. Mercer responds to an inquiry to reenroll Murphy Tarby at the Carlisle Indian School in order for Tarby to attend the Dickinson Preparatory School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cover Letter Reporting List of Cherokee Students at Carlisle
October 11, 1904

Cover letter for list of students from the Cherokee Reservation, North Carolina who have attended the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Recommends Appointment of Arthur Schaal to Stenographer Position
October 11, 1904

William A. Mercer requests the appointment of Arthur E. Schaal to the position of stenographer and clerk at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Jessie W. Cook's Leave of Absence
October 11, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards a report on leave of absence taken by Jessie W. Cook. Cook works as the girls' field agent. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William B. Gray's Application for Annual Leave of Absence
October 14, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards William B. Gray's application for a 6-day annual leave of absence. Gray works as a dairyman. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter of Appointment Forwarded to Henry Markistum at Neah Bay
October 18, 1904

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the appointment of Henry T. Markistum (here Henry Markishtum) to the position of teacher at the Umatilla School has been received. Mercer notes that Markistum has left for Neah Bay, Washington where he has secured some position and that...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Contract for S. L. Diven to Provide Medical Services
October 24, 1904 - July 31, 1905

Contract between William A. Mercer and S. L. Diven for the latter to provide medical services at the Carlisle Indian School during the remainder of the 1905 fiscal year.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, Second Quarter 1905
October 26, 1904

Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1905 amounting to $19,651.06 for support of the school, $13,815.00 of which is for regular employee pay. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Correct Name of Student to be Appointed Fireman
October 26, 1904

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the correct name of the student to be appointed to the fireman position at the Carlisle Indian School is Charles Kennedy not Patrick Kennedy.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Transfer Ferdinand Shoemaker to Carlisle as School Physician
October 26, 1904

William A. Mercer states that Dr. Ferdinand Shoemaker has accepted his transfer to the Carlisle Indian School to be the school physician. Mercer requests that steps be taken to enact the transfer and allow for 15 days to terminate the contract with Dr. S. L. Diven.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Informs Office of Date of Appointment of Charles Kennedy as Fireman
October 31, 1904

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding having Charles Kennedy replace Charles Yeager as fireman.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, October 1904
October 31, 1904

Captain William A. Mercer submits a report that lists irregular employees who worked at the school during October 1904. The report includes details on compensation, position titles, race, and the number of days worked during that month.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Follows Up on Request to Purchase Nursery Stock
November 2, 1904

William A. Mercer follows up on his initial request to purchase nursery stock as well as J. R. Wise's reply to an Office of Indian Affairs inquiry. Mercer states that unless the authority is granted soon the desired training for planting and caring for fruit trees will be lost.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requisition for Blanks and Blank Books, November 1904
November 2, 1904

W. A. Mercer requests a six-month supply of two dozen different blank administrative forms used by the United States Indian Affairs division of the Department of the Interior.

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
M. Burgess' Application for Annual Leave of Absence
November 4, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards M. Burgess' application for a 24-day annual leave of absence. Burgess works as a superintendent of printing. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requisition for Stationery, November 1904
November 21, 1904

Captain W. A. Mercer sends a request for 55,000 plain white envelopes. An explanatory cover letter is included. 

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Fanny G. Paull's Request for Leave of Absence
November 8, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards Fanny G. Paull's application for a one-day leave of absence. Paull works as a teacher. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Two Reports on Leave of Absence
November 8, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards two reports on leave of absence for Emma G. Sky (assistant clerk) and A. S. Ely (outing agent).

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Emma G. Sky's Application for Annual Leave of Absence
November 10, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards assistant clerk Emma G. Sky's application for a 22-day annual leave of absence. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for 55,000  Plain White Envelopes
November 10, 1904

Captain W. A. Mercer requests 55,000 additional plain white stationery envelopes because he only received 5,000 of the 60,000 requested in April.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Allotment of Julia Jarvis
November 14, 1904 - November 30, 1904

Correspondence regarding the allotment of Julia Jarvis on the Colville Reservation.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Fanny G. Paull's Leave of Absence
November 15, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards a report on leave of absence taken by teacher Fanny G. Paull.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
W. B. Beitzel's Application for Annual Leave of Absence
November 16, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards W. B. Beitzel's application for a 10-day annual leave of absence. Beitzel works as a clerk. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Minnie L. Ferree Requests Transfer to Domestic Science Position
November 17, 1904 - December 1, 1904

Minnie L. Ferree requests a transfer to a domestic science position either in Alaska or the West Coast. William A. Mercer provides additional information.

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

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