Meritt, E. B.

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Wire of $300 for Indian School Transportation Account
September 30, 1916 - October 23, 1916

Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt orders Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps to immediately wire $300 for the "Indian School Transportation, 1917" account. Lipps informs Meritt that he can spare the funds. Later, Meritt informs Lipps that allotment from that...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Two Application Blanks
October 28 - November 6, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Charles Arthur Bradley, Superintendent of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, for application blanks for two students. Bradley was sent the blanks and informed that he should correspond with the Superintendent of the Carlisle...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Retain Lucy Decora at Carlisle
November 27 - December 7, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Mrs. Frank Beaver to keep her daughter Lucy Decora at Carlisle instead of transferring her back to the Genoa Indian School. Decora was transferred to Genoa in order for her to complete her term of enrollment at Genoa.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Health Reports of Walter Winsborough
January 8 - March 6, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding reports on the health of Walter Winsborough to his mother Mary Wells. Additionally, a request from Winsborough's parents was sent through Senator Harry Lane to return him to his home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Jerome Carpenter
January 10 - February 17, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Chief Wild Pigeon, of Little Neck, Long Island, New York, to enroll Jerome Carpenter at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Restructuring of Industrial Classes for Boys and Girls
January 24, 1917 - January 29, 1917

Asssitant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt asks Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps why the school has has combined farming and stock raising into one subject for boys and why sewing, home-nursing, and poultry raising has been combined into a single twenty week period...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for New Three Compartment Refrigerator Blueprint
February 7-13, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Chief Clerk in Charge C. V. Peel requests the Commissioner of Indian Affairs return the specifications and blueprint for a three-compartment refrigerator to the school. Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt informs Supervisor in Charge Oscar H. Lipps that the papers are part...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Graduation Policies for the Class of 1917
February 13, 1917 - April 26, 1917

This document contains correspondence concerning policies governing the graduating class of 1917. This includes a list of students receiving diplomas, required grades, and other related policies.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Enrollment for Elsie Krejberg
February 26, 1917 - March 31, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Mrs. A. J. Krejberg to have Elsie Krejberg, her step-daughter, enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Application for Assistant Football Coach
March 1-28, 1917

Former student Elmer E. Busch applies to be the assistant football coach at Carlisle. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt forwards Busch's application to Carlisle. Carlisle Superintendent O. H. Lipps denies Busch's application, stating that Busch is a former student and was...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Use of Liquor by Carlisle Indian School Students
April 6, 1917 - May 11, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding the use of liquor among students at Carlisle, and the punishment of Turner Dwight for intoxication.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Decision from Comptroller of the Treasury Regarding Per Capita Costs for Schools
April 7, 1917 - April 11, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs send him a decision from the Comptroller of the Treasury regarding the per capita costs in Indian Schools.

Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt forwards Francis Jr. a copy of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Participation of Carlisle Indian School Band in Patriotic Parade
April 17-18, 1917

These materials include a request to have the Carlisle Indian School Band play in a patriotic parade of State House employees in Harrisburg.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Nurse Training Program at German Hospital, New York
April 23, 1917- May 21, 1917

This document contains correspondence concerning a nursing program for female students at the German Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Procedure for Transferring Small Balances of Former Students
April 26, 1917- May 12, 1917

This document contains correspondence discussing procedure for the dispersal of small funds in individual former student accounts. Some of these funds were successfully deposited, while others were cancelled, as the former students could not be located. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Investing Restaurant and Carlisle Athletic Association Funds
June 7, 1917 - June 12, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Athletic Association has $4,000 and the restaurant has nearly $1,000. He states that because these are "independent corporations," money from these two sources does not come...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return Home of Cora James
June 8, 1917 - August 25, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding the return home of Cora James to Ardmore, Oklahoma from Carlisle and who should be responsible for the transportation expense.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Eligible Children for Transfer, 1917
June 14, 1917

This material includes a note referring to a list of children eligible for transfer from non-reservation schools around Cantonment, Oklahoma.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Transfer Elizabeth Kemp
June 14 - 28, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to transfer Elizabeth Kemp from Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Installation of Three Compartment Refrigerator
June 16, 1917 - June 23, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Director of Mechanic Arts Roy H. Bradley informs Superintendent John Francis Jr. that John R. Livezey completed building and installing a three compartment refrigerator at the school. Francis Jr. forwards Bradley's letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and requests...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inheritance of Samuel Tingley
June 27, 1917 - February 20, 1918

This document contains correspondence concerning the heirship of deceased former student Samuel Tingley. This includes letters inquiring as to who will acquire Tingley's funds. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
$5,000 Fund for Increased Employee Compensation
July 3, 1917 - July 21, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. acknowledges receipt of an Allotment of Funds and asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs if a $5,000 fund for increased employee compensation has to be included in the per capita cost per pupil. 

Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Practice of Four Farm and Dairy Employees to Eat and Drink Government Food and Milk
July 18 - September 10, 1917

Superintendent John Francis, Jr. informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Farm Cook Gertrude Giffen prepares three meals a day for herself, 10 male student farmers, and her husband, Farmer James F. Giffen. Because they all eat at the same time Mr. and Mrs. Giffen do eat some of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Frank Godfrey
July 20, 1917 - August 2, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by Susan Godfrey to have her son Frank returned to his home in Minnesota.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sale of Two Cows Potentially Infected with Tuberculosis
July 26, 1917 - August 2, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. requests to sell two cows to Swift & Co. in Harrisburg. The cows were recently condemned by Bureau of Animal Industry Representative Dr. Winant during the tubercular test. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt grants...

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

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