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Commission Informs Interior of Extending Appointment of David Crosbie
December 22, 1903

Henry F. Greene, Acting President of the Civil Service Commission, informs the Secretary of the Interior that with James J. Brady failing to report the temporary appointment of David Crosbie can be extended if requested. In addition, he notes that there is a special examination to fill the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Forwards Contract Between Carlisle and S. L. Diven
December 31, 1903 - October 26, 1904

William A. Mercer forwards copies of the contract with Dr. S. L. Diven for the 1904 fiscal year as well as the 1905 fiscal year beginning on July 1, 1904. Mercer also notes that he sent another note regarding an applicant for the position of resident physician.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Support for Yuma School's Plan to Purchase Farm
December 31, 1903 - January 19, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt provides his endorsement of a plan by John S. Spear, Superintendent of the Yuma School, to purchase a farm next to the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Maps
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Permanently Appoint John A. Herr as Assistant Carpenter
January 18, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter requesting the permanent appointment of John A. Herr as assistant carpenter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Increase of Fannie Peter's Salary
January 19, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt requests the salary of Fannie Peter be increased to prevent her transfer to the Indian Office. Pratt notes that Peter is more valuable to the Indian Service at Carlisle than in Washington D.C.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Fannie Peter Withdraws Request to Transfer to Indian Office
January 23, 1904 - January 24, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt forwards Fannie I. Peter's letter withdrawing her request for a transfer to the Indian Office.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office Informed of Intended Resignation of Prudence Crosbie
January 26, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the intended resignation of Prudence Crosbie as dining room matron. Pratt notes that Crosbie's husband is currently the temporary appointed cook and notes that this arrangement has led to the best results. As a result, he requests that...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Joanna Speer to Replace Crosbie as Dining Room Matron
February 10, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt requests to have Joanna R. Speer replace Prudence M. Crosbie as the dining room matron at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt encloses Speer's application for employment.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office Informed Taliaferro Has Not Reported for Duty
February 24, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Thomas A. Taliaferro has not reported for duty as a cook at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Margaret O. Eckert's Appointment to be Made Permanent
February 27, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt requests that Margaret O. Eckert's temporary appointment as seamstress be made permanent following her certification.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Informs Office that Estoppey has Forwarded Papers to Civil Service
March 5, 1904

Edgar A. Allen responds to the Office of Indian Affairs that Eugene Estoppey has forwarded his papers to the Civil Service Commission.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Civil Service Commission Authorizes Temporary Appointment for Cook
March 12, 1904

Henry F. Greene, Acting President of the Civil Service Commission, informs the Secretary of the Interior that as there is no eligible register for filling the cook vacancy at Carlisle they are authorized to make an emergency appointment.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for New Vocal Music Teacher Following Davies Transfer
March 17, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt requests that the Carlisle Indian School be appointed with a vocal music teacher following the transfer of William Davies. Pratt adds that in the meantime he has employed Edith Prince to fill the position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Resignation of Edith McHarg Steele as Librarian
March 18, 1904

Edith McHarg Steele informs Richard Henry Pratt of her resignation as the librarian of the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Corrects Salary for Librarian Position Following Resignation
March 24, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Librarian salary is $600 rather than $480 since the position now falls under the Civil Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Etta White Requests Transfer to a Position with a Higher Salary
April 11, 1904 - April 12, 1904

Etta White requests a transfer in the Indian Service to a position with a higher salary than she is receiving at the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt forwards the letter with his approval and recommendation.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Eugene Estoppey Requests Information Regarding Dismissal
April 11, 1904 - May 23, 1904

Eugene Estoppey, inquires about his dismissal as a cook from the Carlisle Indian School on short notice and his salary for the final month.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Estoppey's Inquiry into Dismissal
April 11, 1904 - April 25, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request of Eugene Estoppey into the reasons for his dismissal as a cook at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Former Carlisle Students
April 16, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on former students of the Carlisle Indian School to Estelle Reel.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Appoint Charles Lamar to Vacant Band Leader Position
April 18, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt requests that Charles Lamar be appointed to the position of band leader following the resignation of James Riley Wheelock. Pratt notes that if the Civil Service Commission declines to appoint Lamar that the position be abolished and that of laborer be created in its place....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of Difficulties in Securing Fireman for School
April 19, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the difficulties in securing fireman for the school through the Civil Service Commission. Pratt comments that the most recent appointee John Haines has turned down the assignment and further requests that Charles W. Yeager be given the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office Informed that Etta White Prefers Transfer to the Colville School
April 20, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Etta White prefers the transfer to the Colville School due to the higher salary. Pratt requests that Beckie Goodyear be promoted to fill White's place and that he be allowed to fill the position with a local Carlisle resident.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Correct Authority Number for February 1904 Irregular Employees
April 20, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Office of Indian Affairs the correct authority number for the February 1904 report of irregular school employees.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office that Outing Matron Position is not Vacant
April 28, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs that Enola G. Acord was misinformed about the vacancy of outing matron at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Office Act on Nomination of Alice Lamar
May 17, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt notes that his nomination of Alice Lamar as a cook has not been acted upon.

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

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