Thompson, W. G.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards in triplicate the proceedings of a Board of Survey concerning the disposition of cattle infected with tuberculosis.
Richard Henry Pratt requests the transfer of Herbert H. Johnson to the position of Assistant Disciplinarian along with Johnson's application to Pratt.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to bring members of the Carlisle Indian School battalion and band participate in the 1897 inaugural parade.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to W. N. Hailmann's request to have Thompson and Jennie Ericson attend the Indian Service Summer Institutes as instructors.
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.
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.
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.
Edgar A. Allen responds to the complaints of John Susep and J. Frederick Nicholar against disciplinarian W. G. Thompson.
Richard Henry Pratt informs W. A. Jones about two runaway students.
Report of W. G. Thompson on the Printing Department of the Carlisle Indian School providing information asked by the Office of Indian Affairs.
William A. Mercer forwards voucher covering the expense of W. G. Thompson's travel to visit trade schools in Philadelphia and New York.
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.
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.
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.
Francis E. Leupp dismisses E. G. Sprow, Tinsmith at the Carlisle Indian School, from the Indian Service for insubordination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Correspondence regarding changes in employees at the Carlisle Indian School related to disagreements in the philosophies of William A. Mercer and Richard Henry Pratt.
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...
William A. Mercer replies to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding changes to Carlisle Indian School employees.
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.