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Request to Purchase Marble Headstones for Cemetery
September 28, 1904

William A. Mercer requests authority to purchase 24 marble head stones for the Carlisle Indian School cemetery. Mercer notes that the cemetery is in poor condition with 18 unmarked graves.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Statement of Cost of Employees and Issues and Expenditures, September 1904
September 30, 1904

William A. Mercer submits a statement of cost form that lists the total amounts for subsistence, clothing, school materials and furnishings, light and fuel, miscellaneous expenses, new buildings and repairs, the value of subsistence raised by schools and issued to pupils, and pay for regular and...

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Forwards Voucher Covering Travel to Uintah & Ouray Agency
October 4, 1904

William A. Mercer forwards vouchers for travelling expenses for his trip from Carlisle, Pennsylvania to the Uintah & Ouray Agency. Mercer states the trip was in connection with the transfer of Agency property and to instruct his successor.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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
Contract for S. L. Diven to Provide Medical Services
October 24, 1904 - July 31, 1905

Contract between William A. Mercer and S. L. Diven for the latter to provide medical services at the Carlisle Indian School during the remainder of the 1905 fiscal year.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, 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
Financial Decisions on Returning Alaskan Students
December 3, 1904

E. A. Hitchcock provides decisions on allowing or disallowing expenses incurred in returning pupils to Alaska from the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Employ Steam Fitter for Repairs and Construction Work
December 5, 1904

William A. Mercer requests authority to employ a steam fitter to make repairs to the steam heating plant along with completing the work at the double cottage being constructed.

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
Statement of Cost of Employees and Issues and Expenditures, December 1904
December 31, 1904

William A. Mercer submits a statement of cost form that lists the total amounts for subsistence, clothing, school materials and furnishings, light and fuel, miscellaneous expenses, new buildings and repairs, the value of subsistence raised by schools and issued to pupils, and pay for regular and...

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Information on Adjusting Telegram Charges
January 7, 1905

J. R. Wise requests information from the Office of Indian Affairs on how to pay for collect telegrams which were not sent at the Government rate.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Furnish Laura Taylor Funds to Travel to Take Position
January 12, 1905

William A. Mercer requests to be able to furnish Laura Taylor with funds to travel to the Navajo Agency Training School to take a position as an assistant seamstress.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Voucher Covering Treatment of Katherine Ransom on Outing
February 1, 1905

William A. Mercer forwards voucher for payment covering the treatment of Katherine Ransom (here Katie Ransom) while on outing.

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
Wise Responds to Inquiry Regarding Estate of James Wolfe
February 9, 1905

J. R. Wise responds to an Office of Indian Affairs inquiry regarding the amount paid to W. C. Kohlenberg, Superintendent of the Sac and Fox school, from the estate of James Wolfe (here spelled Wolf).

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Justification for New Hospital Building
February 17, 1905

William A. Mercer provides details on the need for a new hospital building to the Office of Indian Affairs.

A separate note indicates that Francis E. Leupp has notified Senator Stuart.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Build Pavilions for Treatment of Consumptive Patients
March 11, 1905

William A. Mercer forwards a letter from Carlisle School physician F. Shoemaker requesting authority to erect two pavilions for the treatment of consumptive patients. Mercer also attaches an estimate of supplies and their costs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Rules Regarding Paying Student Employees, March 1905
March 30, 1905

Captain William A. Mercer acknowledges receipt of a circular from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs mandating that "authorized Indian Irregular Employees" must be paid at the end of each week.

Mercer argues that this new rule should not apply to Carlisle because students are only hired...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Statement of Cost of Employees and Issues and Expenditures, March 1905
March 30, 1905

William A. Mercer submits a statement of cost form that lists the total amounts for subsistence, clothing, school materials and furnishings, light and fuel, miscellaneous expenses, new buildings and repairs, the value of subsistence raised by schools, and pay for regular and irregular employees...

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Hitchcock Provides Clarity on Appropriation for New Hospital
March 31, 1905

E. A. Hitchcock, Secretary of the Interior, replies to an inquiry regarding the use of the appropriation for an addition to the hospital at the Carlisle Indian School. Hitchcock states that the appropriation can be used to construct a new hospital building.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Education Circular #119 Regarding Transportation Funds
April 10, 1905

William A. Mercer responds to Education Circular #119 dated April 7, 1905 asking for data to distribute funds for the transportation of students. Mercer states that as the transportation costs for Carlisle are paid from the appropriation that he believes the circular is not intended to apply to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Authority to Purchase Two Caskets
April 13, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay for the purchase of two burial caskets.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
New Hospital Building at Carlisle
April 15, 1905 - May 10, 1905

Correspondence and memorandums regarding the building of a new hospital building at the Carlisle Indian School based on the Haskell Institute Hospital.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Informs Office that Money Order Received
April 18, 1905

William A. Mercer notifies the Office of Indian Affairs that he has received the money order reimbursing him for expenses of Quanah Parker and seven others to interview the President.

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

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