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Allen Forwards Tinware Supplier Proposal to Commissioner of Indian Affairs
April 16, 1904

Edgar A. Allen forwards the proposals of the Carlisle Indian School to furnish tinware to the Office of Indian Affairs. Allen notes that the tinware produced by the School is superior to manufactured goods as it is handmade and that he has also sent samples to the Office.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests to Know Remaining 1904 Appropriation
May 5, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt requests to know the balance in the U.S. Treasury to the credit of the Carlisle Indian School appropriation for the 1904 fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Authorization for use of Irregular Carpenter Services
July 11, 1904 - November 7, 1904

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the use of irregular carpenter services. Mercer provides the Office with the original request along with the authority granting the request.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Paul Segui Requests Position in the Indian Service
September 8, 1904 - September 15, 1904

Former student Paul Segui requests a position in the Indian Service from W. A. Jones. William A. Mercer provides additional information to the Office of Indian Affairs.

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
Mercer Provides Plan to Reduce Assistant Positions through Student Labor
January 23, 1905

William A. Mercer outlines a plan to place students in assistant seamstress and assistant laundress positions.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Provides Information Related to the Lewis and Clark Exposition
April 12, 1905

J. R. Wise informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has separately sent them school room papers and unmounted drawings for the Lewis and Clark/Portland Exposition. Wise also covers the type of industrial materials to be included and negatives taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Informs Office of Industrial Articles Sent to Lewis and Clark Exposition
April 20, 1905

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has shipped a box of industrial goods direct to Portland, Oregon for the Lewis and Clark/Portland Exposition. Included is a list of articles in the exhibit for the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Information for Vehicle Information for Cason School Request
May 16, 1905 - May 23, 1905

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request from C. H. Asbury, Superintendent of the Carson School, to purchase a wagonette and surrey and a set of double driving harness for the surrey from the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer states that the letter was...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Information on Surrey for Grand Junction School
May 27, 1905

William A. Mercer provides the Office of Indian Affairs with information on a surrey the Carlisle Indian School can provide for the Grand Junction School. Included is a photograph along with an enclosure from a surrey catalog.

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Insinger Dish Washing Machine
May 30, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to purchase an Insinger dish washing machine.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Students Labor Over Summer of 1905
July 3, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay $3,000 for student labor over the summer at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Difficulties in Using Student Labor to Build New Hospital Building
July 6, 1905

William A. Mercer responds to a letter from C. F. Larrabee regarding the Comptroller's decision on the use of funds to build a new hospital building. Mercer lays out the difficulties in using student labor and provides further details to the Office.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Two Changes in Staff in Industrial Training Positions
July 11, 1905

William A. Mercer requests the abolishment of the Sloyd Teaching position in conjunction with the transfer of Anne H. Stewart. Mercer further requests hiring an additional assistant carpenter from the Civil Service and employing one temporarily.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Acknowledges Letter on Use of Student Labor in Hospital Construction
July 14, 1905

William A. Mercer acknowledges a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the use of student labor in the construction of the new hospital building.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Anne H. Stewart Declines Transfer to Fort Lapwai School
July 18, 1905

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Anne H. Stewart has declined her transfer to the Fort Lapwai school. Mercer further states that he has informed Stewart that the sloyd position has been abolished at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Supplies for Proposed New Hospital Building
August 2, 1905

William A. Mercer provides the Office of Indian Affairs with an estimate of supplies and materials for the proposed new hospital building as well as cost of labor.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Appoint Charles Wilson as Assistant Coachmaker
August 14, 1905

William A. Mercer requests the appointment of Wilson Charles to the position of assistant carriagemaker.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Louis Matlack at Carlisle
August 25, 1905 - December 7, 1905

Correspondence regarding the enrollment of Louis Matlock at the Carlisle Indian School as well as his return to the Pawnee Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Replacement Blacksmith with Experience in the West
September 8, 1905

William A. Mercer references the resignation of the blacksmith A. H. Murtoff and requests a replacement with experience in the West due to the difference between the roads with in the East.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Departure of John W. Funk as Blacksmith
October 6, 1905

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that John W. Funk upon reporting to the Carlisle Indian School as a blacksmith has departed without accepting the position. Mercer states that Funk expected an appointment in the quartermaster department of the Army. As a result, Mercer...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation for John Archuleta
October 31, 1905

Recommendation for John Archuleta for a position as a harness and shoe maker instructor in a smaller Indian School by William A. Mercer.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Sale of Surrey to be Credited to 1906 Fiscal Year Appropriation
December 13, 1905

J. R. Wise requests that the $94 for a surrey sold to Grand Junction School be credited to the 1906 fiscal year appropriation.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay for Assistant Tinner Services of Henry Gordon
January 10, 1906

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay for the services of Henry Gordon as an assistant tinner.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Reports on Henry Vertreace's Ability to Perform as Blacksmith Instructor
February 15, 1906

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Henry Vertreace is unable to perform his duties related to his position as an instructor of blacksmithing due to his inability to read or write.

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

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