Mercer, William A.

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George L. Gottwerth's Request for Leave of Absence
March 27, 1905

W. A. Mercer forwards George L. Gottwerth's request for a 12-day leave of absence due to sickness. Gottwerth works as a fireman. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Assistance in Locating Indian Service Employees
March 29, 1905

William A. Mercer requests the Office of Indian Affairs help in locating C. T. Stranahan and Voorhees if they remain in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Rules Regarding Paying Student Employees, March 1905
March 30, 1905

Captain William A. Mercer acknowledges receipt of a circular from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs mandating that "authorized Indian Irregular Employees" must be paid at the end of each week.

Mercer argues that this new rule should not apply to Carlisle because students are only hired...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Statement of Cost of Employees and Issues and Expenditures, March 1905
March 30, 1905

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 pay for regular and irregular employees...

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, March 1905
March 31, 1905

Captain William A. Mercer submits a report that lists irregular employees who worked at the school during March 1905. 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
Notice of the Death of Ellen Macy
April 3, 1905

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the death of Ellen Macy (here Ellen Macey) of tuberculosis.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Information Regarding Lewis and Clark Exposition in 1905
April 5, 1905

William A. Mercer requests from the Office of Indian Affairs information on the Lewis and Clark Exposition after receiving a letter from Chemawa Indian School Superintendent Edwin L. Chalcraft. Mercer notes that the school has had a small exhibit on its school work and industrial departments and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan to Create New Building Plans and Topographical Maps
April 5, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to have a local engineer create topographical maps of the school grounds to correct errors including the locations of the main pipe line and the school cemetery. In addition, Mercer notes that the school drawing teacher is making floor plans and elevations of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation for Transfer of Florence N. Head
April 5, 1905

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding the permanent appointment of Florence N. Head as an assistant matron at the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer states that Head has been transferred to the seamstress department and recommends her transfer to a another school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Increase in Salary for Margaret O. Eckert
April 5, 1905

William A. Mercer requests an increase in the salary of Margaret O. Eckert as an Assistant Matron.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requisition for Stationery, April 1905
April 5, 1905

W. A. Mercer requests a supply of two dozen different articles of stationery used by the United States Indian Affairs division of the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1906.

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statements of Changes in School Employees and Letter of Recommendation, April 1905
April 5-6, 1906

Major William Mercer submits a report that lists new employee (George Brown Jr.). The report includes position titles and salary. Attached is Mercer's recommendation appointment letter for Brown as an assistant cook. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Supplies, April 1905
April 6, 1905

Superintendent William A. Mercer submits an Estimate of Supplies for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 1905 amounting to $350.72 and requests to purchase those items in the open market. The form includes the items being requested, the quantity, the estimated cost, and how the item will be used...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, Fourth Quarter 1905
April 7, 1905

Estimate of funds for the fourth quarter of 1905 amounting to $21,048.30 for support of the school, $13,450.00 of which is for regular employee pay.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
M. S. Barr's Application for Leave of Absence
April 8, 1905

W. A. Mercer forwards nurse M. S. Barr's application for a 30-day leave of absence on account of the illness of her sister. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Education Circular #119 Regarding Transportation Funds
April 10, 1905

William A. Mercer responds to Education Circular #119 dated April 7, 1905 asking for data to distribute funds for the transportation of students. Mercer states that as the transportation costs for Carlisle are paid from the appropriation that he believes the circular is not intended to apply to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Death of Teacher Florence M. Carter
April 11, 1905

Superintendent W. A. Mercer advises the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Miss Carter's leave of absence was due to sickness. Mercer also informs the Commissioner that Carter died on March 11th. He requests the Commissioner to approve Miss Carter's application for a leave of absence with pay...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Transfer Florence N. Head to Another School
April 12, 1905

William A. Mercer requests Florence N. Head to be transferred to the position of seamstress at another school in the Indian School Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Authority to Purchase Two Caskets
April 13, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay for the purchase of two burial caskets.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation of W. H. Beck as Indian Agent
April 13, 1905

William A. Mercer recommends the appointment of W. H. Beck as an Indian Agent.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
New Hospital Building at Carlisle
April 15, 1905 - May 10, 1905

Correspondence and memorandums regarding the building of a new hospital building at the Carlisle Indian School based on the Haskell Institute Hospital.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Informs Office that Money Order Received
April 18, 1905

William A. Mercer notifies the Office of Indian Affairs that he has received the money order reimbursing him for expenses of Quanah Parker and seven others to interview the President.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Three Students from Alaska
April 19, 1905 - April 24, 1905

William A. Mercer discusses a letter from Emily B. Parke requesting to be allowed to enroll three students from Alaska at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Informs Office of Industrial Articles Sent to Lewis and Clark Exposition
April 20, 1905

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has shipped a box of industrial goods direct to Portland, Oregon for the Lewis and Clark/Portland Exposition. Included is a list of articles in the exhibit for the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, April 1905
April 30, 1905

Captain William A. Mercer submits a report that lists irregular employees who worked at the school during April 1905. 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

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