Meritt, E. B.

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Current Balance of "Indian Moneys, Proceeds of Labor, Carlisle School" Account
May 4, 1917 - May 8, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs how much money is to the credit of "Indian Moneys, Proceeds of Labor, Carlisle School." Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt informs Francis Jr. that the account's balance is $2,326.50.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request by David Hill to Enroll
August 13 - 18, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by David Hill, a Canadian-born member of the Mohawk Nation, to enroll at Carlisle. His request is denied.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Outing Pupils by Henry and Clara McEwen
August 17 - September 14, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request from outing patrons Henry and Clara McEwen that Carlisle allow outing pupils for work on Pennsylvania farms in the upcoming fall. Their request is denied because of curriculum changes at the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Disposal of Outstanding Student Check Balances
August 20, 1917 - August 25, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that there are 25-30 small Individual Indian Money checks that were shipped 5-6 years ago and have never been cashed due to being lost, destroyed, or too low of an amount of money. He requests to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Host a Male Student at Farm because White Boys are Quitting School to do the Work
August 20, 1917 - September 21, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. denies Alfred A. Marlatt to host a student on outing over the winter because the school's new policy requires all students to stay at the school over the winter unless they can attend public school for a full term while on outing.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Dennis Thomas Home
August 23, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by Martha Napawat Thomas to have her son Dennis Thomas returned home in order to attend a local business college.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Helen White Calf
August 24 - 30, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request to enroll Helen White Calf at Carlisle to take courses in sewing and dressmaking.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Waive Age Requirement for Lonie Evans
August 27 - 29, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request to waive the age requirement to enroll Lonie Evans in Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Release Lizzie Kemp
August 28, 1917 - September 6, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by the guardian of Lizzie Kemp to have her released from her term of enrollment at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Release Mary Lieb
August 28, 1917 - September 7, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding correspondence a request by the guardian of Mary Lieb to have her released from Carlisle in order to have her enrolled at the Haskell Institute.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Nellie Hawkins
September 4-8, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request to enroll Nellie Hawkins at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Outing Student to George Gore
September 6 - 8, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request from E. P. Davis, through the office of the President, to have Cornelius Hartman returned to the home of outing patron George Gore.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Health of Edward Williams
September 7-15, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a report on the health of Edward Williams who was admitted to the hospital at the Carlisle School with a case of pneumonia aggravated by tuberculosis.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Lucile and Kenneth Abert
September 14-24, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by the grandfather of Lucile and Kenneth Abert to have them enrolled at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Sell Old Mattresses
September 19, 1917 - September 27, 1917

Superintendent John Francis Jr. requests to sell 300 old mattresses and asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs which bid, either Jacob Shields or Abe Robinowitz, to accept. Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt tells Francis Jr. to accept Robinowitz's bid.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Harry Laursen
September 23, 1917 - October 5, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request to return Harry Laursen from Carlisle to his home in Shell Lake, Wisconsin.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Illness of George Swanson
October 18- 27, 1917

This document contains correspondence concerning the illness of George Swanson with smallpox. Quarantines were placed on the hospital and the school by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and by County Health Inspector Dr. Harvey B. Bashore, respectively.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Reimbursement of Demurrage Charges Caused by Smallpox Quarantine
November 3, 1917 - December 17, 1917

Coal Supplier John Giffie informs Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. that a smallpox quarantine at the school prevented him from dropping three cars of coal at the school the day he was supposed to do so, which caused him a loss of $6 in demurrage. He requests that Francis...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Tuition Refund for Clifford Johnson
November 23 - December 8, 1917

This document contains correspondence concerning the collected tuition of Clifford Johnson, and a refund due to him.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Indictment of Stephen E. Kelly for Sale of Liquor to Indians
November 27, 1917 - March 27, 1918

These materials include correspondence regarding the indictment of Philadelphia bartender Stephen E. Kelly for selling liquor to four Carlisle Indian School students. The students, in Philadelphia for a game against the University of Pennsylvania, were disciplined by the school when they were...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Release John Mathews
December 1-29, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request to release John Mathews from Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Sell 100 Pounds of Sugar
December 7, 1917

Superintendent John Francis Jr. requests to sell 100 pounds of sugar to the "employees mess" since they cannot purchase it in Carlisle. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt grants him permission.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Disapproval of Claim for Shipping Coal
December 12, 1917 - December 20, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Lynah & Read, coal suppliers, made a claim for $2.00 because B. & O. Railroad Company charged them for switching rails while the coal was sent to Carlisle. Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt informs...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
$608 Appropriation from Two Funds for Fiscal Year 1917
December 13, 1917 - December 19, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs appropriates $108 from the "Indian Moneys Proceeds Labor, Carlisle School" account to pay for a 10% raise for three employees. 

The next day Francis Jr. requests a $500 allotment from...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requests by Rose Shenoskey
January 2, 1918 - May 20, 1919

These materials contain requests from Rose Shenoskey to release her daughter Mary Shenoskey from Carlisle, and regarding the allotment of her son Samuel Leo who was serving in the United States Army in France during World War I.

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

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