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Mercer Requests Exam Papers for Teacher of Agriculture Position
March 16, 1907

William A. Mercer requests the Office of Indian Affairs send him the examination papers Gillett, Taylor, and Smith for teacher of agriculture.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Fair Valuation for the Carlisle School Farms
March 21, 1907

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the fair valuation of the lands comprising the two school farms at the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer additionally notes that $400 was paid out in rent for both the Henderson and Alexander Tracts.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Hugh Taylor Recommended for Teacher of Agriculture Position
March 22, 1907

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that after examining the examination papers for the Teacher of Agriculture position he recommends Hugh W. Taylor for the position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Appeals Auditor Decision Regarding Proceeds of Student Labor
April 11, 1907

William A. Mercer appeals the decision of the Auditor of the Interior Department to the Comptroller of the Treasury Department of money produced by student labor that was used in the same fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Norman Egolf Submits Resignation as Dairyman
May 21-31, 1907

Norman Egolf submits his resignation as a dairyman at the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer forwards the resignation to the Office of Indian Affairs and recommends C. W. Leib as a temporary employee to fill the vacancy with the possibility of permanently filling the position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Appointment of Married Dairyman without Children
July 3-8, 1907

William A. Mercer requests the appointment of a married dairyman with no children. Mercer notes the wife of the dairyman is expected to cook for student detail at the dairy.

C. F. Larrabee responds to Mercer by noting that he has requested eligibles for the position.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office Informed that Norman Egolf is Set to Apply for Reinstatement to Dairyman Position
July 9, 1907 - July 16, 1907

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has succeeded in having Norman Egolf apply for reinstatement to the position of dairyman. Mercer states that Egolf consented to apply with the understanding that Mercer would recommend his wife for a paid housekeeping position.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Anonymous Complaint Against School Farmer
July 9, 1909

These materials include an anonymous letter, most likely written by a group of students, complaining about a recently hired farmer at the Carlisle Indian School and requesting an investigation. The letter specifically complains against his sanitation practices and tobacco usage.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Draft of 30th Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School
July 31, 1909 - August 6, 1909

These materials include correspondence and a draft of Superintendent Friedman's 30th Annual Report for the Carlisle Indian School, reflecting the period ending July 31, 1909. Friedman forwarded the draft to a Bureau official, along with information on how to have news published in Carlisle's...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Regulations and Circulars for the Carlisle Indian School, 1911
July 19, 1911 - August 2, 1911

These materials include correspondence and pamphlets related to circular orders and regulations in force at the Carlisle Indian School under Superintendent Moses Friedman. Friedman forwarded the documents to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for approval. The forwarded documents include a blank...

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Brief of Charges and Answers Against Superintendent Moses Friedman
December 1, 1913 - May 1, 1914

These materials include legal documents and correspondence regarding charges filed against Superintendent Moses Friedman after an inspection and investigation of the Carlisle Indian School. Included in the documents are the official charges against Friedman, his answers to those charges,...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authorization to Pay Students for Extra Harvesting Labor
July 21, 1914 - September 28, 1915

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to pay irregular student labor for harvesting grain planted at the Carlisle Indian School which exceeded the previous fiscal authorization.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds to Pay Irregular Student Labor
September 8, 1915

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps requests to spend $500 from the "Indian School, Carlisle, Pa., 1918" account to pay students for irregular labor on the school farms and gardens.

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Documents Concerning School Health, 1916
February 7- December 31, 1916

These materials include correspondence, ledger pages, inspection reports, and government forms regarding multiple health topics connected to the Carlisle Indian School. Included is an Inspection Report of H. B. Peairs for February 1916, Physician's Semiannual Reports for the first and second...

Format: Ledgers, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Land Allotment by George Mayo
November 30, 1916 - December 9, 1916

Carlisle student George Mayo inquires about obtaining a tract of land to farm after he completes his agricultural training. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of Elsie E. Newton for January 1918
January 25, 1918 - February 16, 1918

These materials include correspondence and a report regarding Supervisor Elsie E. Newton's inspection of facilities and activities for female students at the Carlisle Indian School. Newton discusses topics including girls' dormitories, the school matron, the Domestic Science and Housekeeping...

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

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