Mercer, William A.

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Etta S. Fortney's Application for Annual Leave of Absence
May 3, 1905

W. A. Mercer forwards Etta S. Fortney's application for a 30-day annual leave of absence. Fortney works as an assistant laundress. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Leaman Written to Office to Obtain Blanks for Florist Exam
May 4, 1905

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that H. W. Leaman has written to the Civil Service Commission regarding obtaining blanks and instructions for the required examination for florist.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Howard E. Gansworth's Application for Annual Leave of Absence
May 5, 1905

Captain W. A. Mercer forwards boys field agent Howard E. Gansworth's application for a 12-day annual leave of absence. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Spend Money to Buy Supplies and Labor for Emergency Repairs
May 6, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to spend $500 in the open market to purchase supplies and in labor costs to make emergency repairs to buildings and other school property.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Student Employees Required for Spring and Summer 1905
May 6, 1905

Captain W. A. Mercer request permission from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to employ irregular student labor to build and improve school facilities during the spring and summer of 1905. Mercer notes that he hopes to pay his students betwween 50 and 75 cents per day, and that hiring students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Student Employees Required in Sewing Room for May and June 1905
May 8, 1905

Captain W. A. Mercer requests permission from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to employ twenty female students in the sewing room to make shirts for male pupils. Mercer also includes details on compensation and the number of workdays required to make enough shirts.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimates and Plans for New Hospital Building
May 9-12, 1905

William A. Mercer forwards estimates and proposals for the construction of a new hospital building at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Voucher for Delia Williams' Casket
May 9, 1095

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay voucher for the casket used in the burial of Delia Williams.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
E. H. Colegrove's Application for Annual Leave of Absence
May 10, 1905

W. A. Mercer forwards E. H. Colegrove's application for a 21-day annual leave of absence. Colegrove works as a teacher. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Addition to School Chapel
May 11, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to build an addition to the Carlisle Indian School Chapel and provides details on the procurement of supplies and cost of labor.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Approval to Cover Thompson's Travel to Visit Trade Schools
May 11, 1905

William A. Mercer forwards voucher covering the expense of W. G. Thompson's travel to visit trade schools in Philadelphia and New York.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Emma G. Sky Requests Transfer to Riggs Institute
May 12, 1905 - May 13, 1905

Emma G. Sky applies for the assistant clerk position at the Riggs Institute in Flandreau, South Dakota through William A. Mercer. Mercer recommends the transfer in order to comply with his earlier recommendation to eliminate one of the assistant clerk positions at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Frances A. Veitch Requests Transfer to Clerk Position
May 15, 1905 - July 7, 1905

Frances A. Veitch requests a transfer through William A. Mercer to a clerk position in the Civil Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on M. S. Barr's Leave of Absence
May 15, 1905

W. A. Mercer forwards a report on leave of absence taken by nurse M. S. Barr. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Information for Vehicle Information for Cason School Request
May 16, 1905 - May 23, 1905

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request from C. H. Asbury, Superintendent of the Carson School, to purchase a wagonette and surrey and a set of double driving harness for the surrey from the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer states that the letter was...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Salem L. Moses Requests Position in the Indian Service
May 18, 1905 - June 3, 1905

William A. Mercer forwards a letter from Salem L. Moses requesting to qualify either as a carpenter, assistant disciplinarian, or industrial teacher. Mercer also includes a recommendation from W. G. Thompson.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Assistant Superintendent be Allowed to Enter Contracts During Absence
May 19, 1905

William A. Mercer requests that during his absence authority be given to the Assistant Superintendent to enter into contracts and sign other financial papers.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Margaret O. Eckert's Application for Annual Leave of Absence
May 23, 1905

W. A. Mercer forwards assistant matron Margaret O. Eckert's application for a 30-day annual leave of absence. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office Informed No Proposals Received for Horses and Mules
May 24, 1905

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that no proposals were received following the advertisement for horses and mules. Included is a note from August Kensler and the advertisement.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Miscellaneous
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ella G. Hill's Application for Annual Leave of Absence
May 25, 1905

W. A. Mercer forwards Ella G. Hill's application for a 30-day annual leave of absence. Hill works as a laundry manager. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Information on Surrey for Grand Junction School
May 27, 1905

William A. Mercer provides the Office of Indian Affairs with information on a surrey the Carlisle Indian School can provide for the Grand Junction School. Included is a photograph along with an enclosure from a surrey catalog.

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Insinger Dish Washing Machine
May 30, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to purchase an Insinger dish washing machine.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Benjamin F. Bennett's Application for Annual Leave of Absence
May 31, 1905

W. A. Mercer forwards farmer Benjamin F. Bennett's application for a 2-day annual leave of absence. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, May 1905
May 31, 1905

Captain William 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 May 1905. Mercer distinguishes between the employees, whose names appear on the first page, and the "Student...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
E. G. Sprow Submits Resignation as Instructor of Tinsmithing
June 2, 1905

E. G. Sprow submits his resignation as instructor in tinsmithing at the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer forwards the resignation to the Office of Indian Affairs with additional information and recommends the resignation be effective immediately.

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

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