Wise, J. R.

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Notice of Death of Clarissa Winnie
February 20, 1907

J. R. Wise informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the death of Clarissa Winnie of acute general tuberculosis.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Monthly School Report for January 1907
February 21, 1907

Monthly report of the Carlisle Indian School for the month of January 1907.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Scott J. Porter Submits Resignation as Fireman
February 21-22, 1907

Scott J. Porter submits his resignation as fireman at the Carlisle Indian School. J. R. Wise forwards the resignation to the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Approve Cancellation of Lease for the Alexander Farm
February 26, 1907

J. R. Wise forwards the lease of the Alexander Tract to the Office of Indian Affairs along with the request that its cancellation be approved. Wise provides the reasons for why the land is no longer needed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Justification for Not Returning Money of Amos Thomas
March 9, 1907

William A. Mercer clarifies his decision to withhold the money at the Carlisle Indian School of Amos Thomas. Mercer outlines the steps to determine the decision to forfeit the money.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Lost Shipment of Goods Intended for the Jamestown Exposition
March 15, 1907 - May 24, 1907

J. R. Wise forwards to the Office of Indian Affairs correspondence related to the shipment of the Carlisle Indian School to the Jamestown Exposition which was lost in transit. Included is a list of items shipped along with an assigned monetary value along with the suggestion of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Forwards Anna Minthorne for Assistant Matron Position
May 4, 1907 - May 7, 1907

J. R. Wise informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Anna Minthorne is willing to accept the position of Assistant Matron at the Pottawatomie Agency. Wise further states that he hesitates to send another student for the assistant position without knowing the qualifications.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Religious Exercises of Carlisle and Grace Before Meals Music
May 7, 1907

J. R. Wise provides a report on the religious exercises at the Carlisle Indian School. Also included is sheet music for Grace Before Meals which were written for the School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Music
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office Informed Fireman Vacancies Can Remain Vacant Until Fall
May 9, 1907

J. R. Wise informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the two fireman vacancies do not need to be filled until September 1, 1907. Wise states that there are students who have experience that can assist the engineer and remaining fireman.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Forwards Vouchers Used to Track Student Money
May 20, 1907

J. R. Wise replies to an Office of Indian Affairs by enclosing vouchers used by students to track their financial account at the Carlisle Indian School. In addition, Wise provides reasons for not printing various certificates.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Provides Recommendation for William G. Isham as Disciplinarian
May 20, 1907

J. R. Wise provides a statement regarding William G. Isham's ability to perform the duties of disciplinarian in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Alter Height of Ceilings in Wings of the New Hospital
May 22, 1907

J. R. Wise requests information from William A. Mercer related to the height of the ceilings of the one-story wings of the new hospital building. Wise notes that having the ceilings of the wings differ from the rest of the building would make it more difficult to add an additional story later on...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Follows Up on Lost Jamestown Exposition Shipment and Reimbursement
May 30, 1907 - July 1, 1907

William A. Mercer follows up with the Office of Indian Affairs regarding progress on locating the freight shipment sent to the Jamestown Exposition. Included is correspondence regarding how the shipment was lost and obtaining compensation.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Complaints of Ella G. Hill
June 4, 1907 - July 8, 1907

Correspondence regarding complaints of Ella G. Hill, Laundry Manager, against William A. Mercer and Mrs. Saxon, the head matron of the small boys quarters in addition to her transfer at a reduced salary to a Western School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer to Leave to Recruit Students in Western Agencies
August 10, 1907

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he is leaving to recruit students in Western Agencies.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Assistant Matron Positions
August 12, 1907 - August 14, 1907

Correspondence regarding the promotion of Elsa Mayham to the position of assistant matron in the dining room. In addition to the transfers of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carter and Anna Miller.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Informs Office Anna Miller Wanted for Assistant Matron
August 12, 1907

J. R. Wise informs the Office of Indian Affairs is wanted for the position of assistant matron if the transfer of Mr. and Mrs. Carter is affected.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Susan M. Lelless
August 13-21, 1907

Correspondence regarding the teaching ability of Susan Lelless and her transfer from the Haskell Institute. John Whitewell, current Principal Teacher at the Carlisle Indian School, details his oversight of Lelless including her inability to administer corporal punishment.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Requests Time to Make Recommendation for Vacant Teaching Position
August 14, 1907 - August 16, 1907

J. R. Wise requests no action be taken by the Office of Indian Affairs in filling a teaching position at the Carlisle Indian School until they have had time to go over the graduate list.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Attempt to Correct an Order of Buttons
August 20 - November 8, 1907

Superintendent William A. Mercer corrects a previous request from 20 gross buttons for $2.40 to 240 dozen buttons for $28.80.

Office of Indian Affairs Chief Clerk F. M. Conser informs Mercer that the contract cannot be changed since it has already been approved. If the buttons have not...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Filling of Matron and Assistant Matron Positions
August 27, 1907 - August 30, 1907

Acting Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School J. R. Wise forwards the nomination of Matron Elsa A. Mayham to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and informs him that the transfer of Assistant Matron A. B. Carter from Cherokee, N. C. and Assistant Matron Anna O. Miller from the Oneida school...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Payment Voucher to Build the New Hospital
August 28, 1907

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent J. R. Wise forwards a voucher for the final payment to contractor Harry G. Brown to build the new hospital at the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Reimbursement for Lost Articles for the Jamestown Exposition
September 4-13, 1907

These materials include correspondence regarding a refund for articles lost during transit from the Jamestown Exposition to the Carlisle Indian School. The articles were owned by Carlisle and the government, and so the reimbusement was issued to the school's credit.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Shipment of Wagonette to Oklahoma
November 9, 1907

Carlisle Indian School Acting Superintendent J. R. Wise informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that they shipped a wagonette to Anadarko, Oklahoma. He states that it was not crated but was placed in an open car.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Resignation of Baker Goliath Bigjim
November 12-15, 1907

Baker Goliath Bigjim submits his resignation to Superintendent William A. Mercer in order to take another position elsewhere. Acting Superintendent J. R. Wise informs Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee of Bigjim's resignation and notes that a "recommendation for filling the...

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

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