Meritt, E. B.

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Funds for Home of Joseph A. Shooter
January 21, 1916 - February 3, 1916

This document contains correspondence between Joseph A. Shooter and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt concerning the former's desire to use his student funds to build a house. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Incidental Expenses and Explanation of Authorities
January 22, 1916 - February 17, 1916

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps requests $250 to pay for incidental expenses associated with the administration of the Carlisle Indian School He also explains how funds requested from January 22, 1916 were spent.

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Tuition Waiver for Ralph H. Sexton
January 27, 1916 - February 7, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Thomas J. Sexton to have the tuition waived for his son Ralph H. Sexton. This request was denied by E. B. Meritt.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Death of Addie Foster
January 31 - February 7, 1916

This document contains correspondence concerning the death of Addie Foster. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Irrigation and Drainage of School Garden
February 2, 1916 - February 8, 1916

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps requests that Chief Inspector of Irrigation W. N. Reed be sent to the school to help drain a garden at the school. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs Reed of the issue and tells him to go to Carlisle to help Lipps....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Question Regarding Eligibility to Enroll in Indian School
February 5 - 16, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to know whether Joseph Peltier is eligible to attend a government school. Peltier was informed that he should write to Superintendent Lipps to formally apply for enrollment.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bureau of Indian Affairs Report on State of the School
February 7 - March 13, 1916

Supervisor of Schools H. B. Peairs provides a report on Carlisle's food, dining room, clothing, floors, rooms and decoration, and physical training. Based on his report, Peairs makes a series of recommendations based on his report to Carlisle Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps. Lipps forwards it to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Condemnation of Unserviceable Property, 1916
February 7-21, 1916

These materials include correspondence and survey forms regarding unserviceable property at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report on Academic and Industrial Departments
February 7 - August 26, 1916

Supervisor of Schools H. B. Peairs' report on the Academic and Industrial Departments at Carlisle focuses on methods of instruction (i.e. too much written work), attendance, industrial department trades, outings of trade students, agriculture, domestic departments (cooking, sewing, laundering,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sample Blacksmithing Lesson
February 7, 1916 - February 12, 1916

Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Merrit writes to Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps to acknowledge receipt of a lesson from Roy H. Bradley's blacksmithing class, which is attached. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
View of Oscar H. Lipps on Pupils Attending Non-Goverment School
February 12 - 26, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding the view of Oscar H. Lipps that Carlisle and other non-reservation schools should focus on educating only those who do not have access to education near their homes and that truly desired further instruction. Lipps cites that he has worked to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Condition of James Walker
February 18-23, 1916

This document contains correspondence inquiring about former student James Walker, including reports from Carlisle's superintendent and outing agent. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Incidental Expenses and Explanation of Authorities
February 25, 1916 - March 15, 1916

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps requests $250 to pay for incidental expenses associated with the administration of the Carlisle Indian School. He also explains how funds requested from February 25 and March 3, 1916.

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Refund of Robin Dougherty's Tuition
March 1 - 14, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from the guardian of Robin Dougherty to refund the unused portion of his tuition. The request was denied by E. B. Meritt.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Discipline of William Thomas
March 29, 1916 - May 17, 1916

These materials contain correspondence regarding the disciplining of William Thomas for fighting with another student.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Retain Meredith Crooks
March 29, 1916 - April 5, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Oscar H. Lipps that Meredith Crooks remain at Carlisle until Crooks could secure funds to reimburse the school for transportation to and from the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Allow Charles White Horn to Visit Brother
April 11 - 18, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by John Abbott to have his brother Charles White Horn, a student at Carlisle, visit him while Abbott was in Washington, D.C.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Blueprints and Plan for Building Ditch to Protect School Garden from Flooding
April 16, 1916 - April 22, 1916

Chief Engineer of the Department of the Interior William Reed gives a report on the Carlisle Indian School garden, which is receiving too much water and flooding. He suggests building a ditch and embankment to protect against flooding. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt...

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Engravings and Illustrations, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Incidental Expenses and Explanation of Authorities
April 7, 1916

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps requests $250 to pay for incidental expenses associated with the administration of the Carlisle Indian School. He also explains how these funds have been and will be used.

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Building Repairs
May 1 - July 7, 1916

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps requests $3,000 for the open-market purchase of supplies needed to repair buildings. 

Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt writes to Lipps regarding holding requests in abeyance, returning 8 requests, and the proper...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Four Male Students Sent to Summer Camp to be Waiters and Play Baseball
May 2, 1916 - July 21, 1916

Rabbi Abraham S. Anspacher, who conducts Kamp Kewamee in Lackawanna County in Pennsylvania, requests to employ four Carlisle Indian School students at the camp to be waiters and play baseball at the camp. Treasury Department Collector of Customs Dudley Field Malone vouches for Anspacher....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Enrollment for Josephine Herrera
May 12 - 25, 1916

These files include correspondence regarding a request of Juan Herrera to have his sister Josephine Herrera, who was attending public school in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, enroll in the Carlisle School. Permission was denied as a result her option to attend a public school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Vacation Request for Luke and Lawrence Obern
May 29, 1916 - June 22, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by William Obern to have his two sons, Luke and Lawrence, sent home on vacation.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Rent a Small Tract of Henderson Land, 1916
May 31 - June 16, 1916

Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps requests approval of an agreement between the school and J. Webster Henderson to rent a small tract of land adjoining the school for fiscal year 1917.

Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt asks Lipps to return the contract an oath of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Incidental Expenses and Explanation of Authorities
June 3, 1916 - June 17, 1916

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps requests $250 to pay for incidental expenses associated with the administration of the Carlisle Indian School. He also explains how funds requested from June 3 were spent.

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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