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Farm Production for 1903
March 12, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report detailing agriculture production at the Carlisle Indian School during 1903.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Nursery Stock for Orchard
October 6, 1904

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay $125 in the purchase of nursery stock in the open market. Mercer states that he plans on planting an orchard consisting of various fruit trees along with currants and grapes to go with the agriculture training.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Provides Itemized Account of Proposed Nursery Stock Purchase
October 18, 1904

J. R. Wise responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding a desire for an itemized statement regarding specific trees for nursery stock.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Follows Up on Request to Purchase Nursery Stock
November 2, 1904

William A. Mercer follows up on his initial request to purchase nursery stock as well as J. R. Wise's reply to an Office of Indian Affairs inquiry. Mercer states that unless the authority is granted soon the desired training for planting and caring for fruit trees will be lost.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Establish Department of Horticulture at Carlisle
December 9, 1904

William A. Mercer requests authority to establish a horticulture department at the Carlisle Indian School. As a result he requests to purchase materials to build a greenhouse and establish a position of horticulturist.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Farm Statistics for the 1904 Calendar Year
January 6, 1905

John R. Wise submits the report of farm statistics the Carlisle Indian School farms for the 1904 calendar year.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office Informed of Livestock Slaughter for Subsistence and Requests Authority
January 26, 1905

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that during the months of October, November, and December there were 7 cows, 9 calves, 16 pigs, and one bull. Mercer asks for authority for the slaughter and notes that in the future authority will be sought before further actions are taken...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office Informed No Proposals Received for Horses and Mules
May 24, 1905

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that no proposals were received following the advertisement for horses and mules. Included is a note from August Kensler and the advertisement.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Miscellaneous
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Veterinarian Bill Forwarded to Office in 1905
September 27, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay for veterinary services per the enclosed voucher and invoice as well as additional expenses which will arise during the fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Information Related to Immunizing Cattle Against Tuberculosis
October 2, 1905

James Wilson, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, provides information related to the Von Behring vaccine for immunizing cattle against tuberculosis.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Information Provided Related to Benjamin Bennett's Request for Reinstatement
January 17, 1906

William A. Mercer provides information at the request of the Office of Indian Affairs related to Benjamin F. Bennett's request for reinstatement to the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Promote William Gray to Assistant Farmer
January 17, 1906

William A. Mercer requests to have William B. Gray be promoted from dairyman to assistant farmer. Mercer provides his reasons for asking the request and indicates the possible benefits of having a new dairyman.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Lease Alexander Farm in 1906
January 23, 1906

William A. Mercer forwards a lease of the farm belonging to Annie and Laura Alexander for use as a drill and athletic ground for the small boys as well as a play ground for the girls. Mercer notes that the farm has been paid for with the boys athletic fund for two quarters but that the fund can...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Farm Statistics for the 1905 Fiscal Year
March 1, 1906

William A. Mercer forwards the report of the farm statistics for the Carlisle Indian School for the 1905 fiscal year along with a map showing the location of farms and other "Indian School Lands." Mercer also includes a report of inventory of stock, tools, and other items.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Maps, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Office Request for Dairyman Recommendations
April 10, 1906

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs request regarding his recommendation to fill the dairyman position. Mercer notes that Norman Egolf who is temporary filling the position would be his recommendation but he is not currently eligible and that he will ask Egolf to apply for...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Authority to Rent Henderson Tract for Fiscal Year 1907
July 3, 1906

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay $400 for the rent of the Henderson Tract in order to use the land for pasture.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Establish Second Assistant Farmer Position
August 2, 1906

William A. Mercer requests the Office of Indian Affairs authorize an additional assistant farmer position to assist the second school farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jesse Null Resigns Position as Dairyman
August 21-25, 1906

Jesse Null resigns his position as dairyman at the Carlisle Indian School. J. R. Wise forwards the resignation and indicates that the employment of Norman Egolf is again presented to the Indian Office due to his many qualifications.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Sell Livestock at Private Sale in August 1906
August 30, 1906

William A. Mercer requests authority to sell 18 hogs and 1 boar at a private sale.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Bill for Horseshoeing
September 7, 1906

William A. Mercer forwards a voucher for horse-shoeing along with the bill and requests authority to pay for the service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire Assistant Farmer for the 1907 Fiscal Year
January 3, 1907

William A. Mercer requests authority to employ an assistant farmer to work on one of the school farms in order to more effectively produce crops for the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Renews Request for Continued Employment of Horse Shoer
January 24, 1907

William A. Mercer renews his request to employ a horse shoer a couple days a week until a blacksmith is appointed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay for Farrier's Service in the Second Quarter of FY 1907
January 25, 1907

William A. Mercer forwards voucher and bill of farrier's service due to the inability of the blacksmith to handle the feet of the horses. Mercer requests authority to pay for the service.

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
Farm Statistics for the 1906 Calendar Year
March 13, 1907

William A. Mercer submits the report of farm statistics for the 1906 calendar year along with a list of farm tools, stock, and buildings. Mercer also includes a map showing the school farms and other "Indian School Lands."

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Maps, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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