Thompson, W. G.

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Proceedings of a Board of Survey Regarding Disposition of Cattle
January 7, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt forwards in triplicate the proceedings of a Board of Survey concerning the disposition of cattle infected with tuberculosis.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Transfer of Herbert H. Johnson to Assistant Disciplinarian Position
September 4, 1896 - September 7, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt requests the transfer of Herbert H. Johnson to the position of Assistant Disciplinarian along with Johnson's application to Pratt.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Permission for Band and Battalion to Participate in McKinley Inauguration
February 15, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to bring members of the Carlisle Indian School battalion and band participate in the 1897 inaugural parade.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Carlisle Teachers as Instructors at Indian Service Institutes
April 2, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt responds to W. N. Hailmann's request to have Thompson and Jennie Ericson attend the Indian Service Summer Institutes as instructors.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Employees and Number of Rooms Assigned to Staff
November 17, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of staff and the number of rooms assigned for their use at the Carlisle Indian School.

Note: Gertrude Simmons later became known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin and Zitkala-Sa. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Emily and Gustave Hardt
June 28, 1898 - July 28, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request of Clara Bowers for the return of her children Emily and Gustave Hardt from the Carlisle Indian School. Included in the letter is a complaint of Gustave Hardt of mistreatment during his time on outing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Carlisle Employees Making Over 300 Dollars
February 23, 1899

Report of Carlisle Indian School employees with a salary of over $300 and their legal residence and date of the entrance into the Indian Service as a permanent employee.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Responds to Student Complaints Against Disciplinarian
March 5, 1903

Edgar A. Allen responds to the complaints of John Susep and J. Frederick Nicholar against disciplinarian W. G. Thompson.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Jones of Two Runaway Students
April 22, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt informs W. A. Jones about two runaway students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of the Printing Department of the Carlisle Indian School
February 2, 1905 - February 8, 1905

Report of W. G. Thompson on the Printing Department of the Carlisle Indian School providing information asked by the Office of Indian Affairs.

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
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
Three Leave of Absence Requests to Attend Summer School
June 22-23, 1905

Acting Superintendent J. R. Wise forwards leave of absence requests to attend summer school for three employees: Hattie M. McDowell (teacher), Fred W. Canfield (drawing teacher), W. G. Thompson (superintendent of industries). An explanatory cover letter is attached.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carlisle Employees as Characters in Book of Esther
November 28, 1905

William A. Mercer informs Francis E. Leupp that he could not determine the writer of an envelope. The envelope contained a list of Carlisle employees as characters in the Book of Esther.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dismissal of E. G. Sprow from the Carlisle Indian School
January 29, 1906

Francis E. Leupp dismisses E. G. Sprow, Tinsmith at the Carlisle Indian School, from the Indian Service for insubordination.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Promote Charles Dillon as Blacksmith
May 26, 1906 - May 28, 1906

William A. Mercer requests the promotion of Charles Dillon from assistant blacksmith to blacksmith. Mercer further states that if necessary it be arranged for Dillon to take a non-competitive examination to qualify for the position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
H. W. Leaman Resigns as Gardener
June 28, 1906

H. W. Leaman resigns his position as gardener and florist at the Carlisle Indian School. W. G. Thompson forwards the resignation with the note that the position be filled temporary in order to maintain the thousands of plants and prepare the hot house for the fall.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sketch of Ground for New Hospital Building
July 18-20, 1906

W. G. Thompson discusses the excavation for the new hospital building and provides a sketch of the ground on which the hospital is being built.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Various Employees be Exempt from Employees Mess
August 7, 1906

William A. Mercer requests that various employees be excused from participation in the employees' general mess including those who have their homes and reside outside the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Staff to Visit Tuskegee and Hampton
January 14, 1907

William A. Mercer requests authority to have Kate S. Bowersox and W. G. Thompson travel to the Hampton Institute and the Tuskegee Institute to learn from their teaching methods.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal for Establishing a Teacher of Agriculture
February 12, 1907

William A. Mercer proposes eliminating the position of assistant farmer and replacing it with a teacher of agriculture. Mercer goes on to provide his reasons for making such a move highlighting the experience of the Tuskegee and Hampton Institutes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Change in Employees Under Mercer
April 7, 1907 - June 4, 1907

Correspondence regarding changes in employees at the Carlisle Indian School related to disagreements in the philosophies of William A. Mercer and Richard Henry Pratt.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
W. G. Thompson Requests Superintendent Position at a School
April 19-20, 1907

W. Grant Thompson, Superintendent of Industries, requests a position as a superintendent of a school. William A. Mercer forwards the request along with his recommendation and a note that his position is to be discontinued on at the end of the fiscal year.

A note from J. H. Dortch is...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Updates Office of Indian Affairs on Changes in Employees Before 1908 Fiscal Year
June 8, 1907

William A. Mercer replies to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding changes to Carlisle Indian School employees.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Accusations of Professionalism on the Carlisle Football Team
December 10-19, 1907

This material includes newspaper articles alleging that the Carlisle Football Team had been using professional players during the season, and correspondence from members of the Bureau of Indian Affairs answering the charges.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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