Mercer, William A.

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Request for Approval of Dismissal of Joseph Colonhaski
November 21, 1904

William A. Mercer requests approval of the dismissal of Joseph Colonhaski following his trial by fellow students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Report Regarding Alleged Violations in Student Recruitment at Oneida
November 22, 1904

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding a protest by Joseph C. Hart related to a violation of rules in the recruitment of students on the Oneida Reservation.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Marianna Burgess Submits Resignation as Superintendent of Printing
November 24, 1904 - December 6, 1904

Marianna Burgess submits her resignation as Superintendent of Printing at the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer forwards the resignation and requests that the Office of Indian Affairs assign an unmarried man as a replacement.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, November 1904
November 30, 1904

Captain William A. Mercer submits a report that lists irregular employees who worked at the school during November 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
Oliver Harlan Submits Resignation as Assistant School Farmer
December 1, 1904

Oliver Harlan submits his resignation as the assistant school farmer at the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer provides additional information on Harlan and requests information before making a recommendation relative to a replacement.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Two Applications for Leave of Absence
December 1, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards two applications for a leave of absence for Benjamin F. Bennett (farmer) and Anna F. Bennett (housekeeper). 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay for Workers to Lay Water Pipe
December 2, 1904

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay for three men to lay water pipe on Carlisle Indian School grounds to complete the contract with the Carlisle Gas and Water Company.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority to Pay Irregular Employees from October 1904
December 5, 1904

Captain William Mercer informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he used authority 91142 to make payments to several irregular employees mentioned in the October 1904 report. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Minnie L. Ferree Requests Meeting with Indian Office to Discuss Transfer
December 5, 1904

Minnie L. Ferree requests a meeting at the Indian Service to discuss a possible transfer through William A. Mercer. Mercer provides additional information on Ferree's request.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Employ Steam Fitter for Repairs and Construction Work
December 5, 1904

William A. Mercer requests authority to employ a steam fitter to make repairs to the steam heating plant along with completing the work at the double cottage being constructed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Non-Sectarian Minister for Sunday Services
December 7, 1904

William A. Mercer requests authority to continue through the appropriation the non-sectarian services at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carrie Weekley Resigns as Girls' Matron
December 8-17, 1904

Carrie E. Weekley submits her resignation as the Girls' Matron of the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer provides information about Weekley as well as requesting a promotion of Frances A. Veitch to fill the vacancy.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Establish Department of Horticulture at Carlisle
December 9, 1904

William A. Mercer requests authority to establish a horticulture department at the Carlisle Indian School. As a result he requests to purchase materials to build a greenhouse and establish a position of horticulturist.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Approval of Dismissal of Ida La Fromboise
December 12, 1904

Request for the approval of the dismissal of Ida La Fromboise (here Ida La Frumboise) from the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Recommends Two Former Students for Assistant Disciplinarian Position
December 13, 1904

Apparently in response to a request to recommend former students for a position as assistant disciplinarian at the Phoenix school, William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Hastings Robertson is enrolled in law school and instead recommends two former students, Joseph Blackbear...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Request of Laura Taylor to be Reinstated
December 13, 1904

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the request of Laura Taylor to be reinstated to the Indian Service as an assistant seamstress.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on M. Burgess' Leave of Absence
December 13, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards a report on leave of absence taken by M. Burgess (superintendent of printing). 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Office Letter Regarding Printing Vacancy
December 15, 1904

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding the vacancy in the Superintendent of Printing position. Mercer notes that he is willing to increase the salary if the Office is only able to secure an appointment through the higher salary.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Informs Office of No Recommendation for Assistant Farmer Position
December 16, 1904

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has no recommendation for the replacement of Oliver Harlan as the Assistant Farmer at the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer requests the Office make an appointment.

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Minnie L. Ferree's Leave of Absence
December 20, 1904

W. A. Mercer forwards a report on leave of absence taken by assistant matron Minnie L. Ferree.

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

Captain William A. Mercer submits a report that lists irregular employees who worked at the school during December 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
Statement of Cost of Employees and Issues and Expenditures, December 1904
December 31, 1904

William A. Mercer submits a statement of cost form that lists the total amounts for subsistence, clothing, school materials and furnishings, light and fuel, miscellaneous expenses, new buildings and repairs, the value of subsistence raised by schools and issued to pupils, and pay for regular and...

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Oella C. Munch Resigns Position as Assistant Matron
January 10, 1905

Oella C. Munch resigns her position as an assistant matron from the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he will submit a recommendation for an appointment in a later letter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Approval of Action to Dismiss Two Students
January 12, 1905

William A. Mercer requests his action in dismissing William White and Josephine Williams be approved by the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Furnish Laura Taylor Funds to Travel to Take Position
January 12, 1905

William A. Mercer requests to be able to furnish Laura Taylor with funds to travel to the Navajo Agency Training School to take a position as an assistant seamstress.

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

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