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Recommendation to Lease Alexander Farm and Detail of Funds Available
March 16, 1906

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding his recommendation for the lease of the Alexander Tract. Mercer details the funds available for the lease and other possible options to raise the funds including selling harness.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Employ Temporary Instructor of Bricklaying, Plastering, and Cement Work
April 2, 1906

William A. Mercer requests authority to employ a temporary instructor of bricklaying, plastering, and cement work. Mercer states that the position has been requested for the following fiscal year but that there is a large amount of work for the next couple of months which could be done by...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Acknowledges Receipt of C. E. Kelsey's Report and Provides Estimate
April 9, 1906

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the printing department at the Carlisle Indian School can have revised proofs ready shortly for the report of C. E. Kelsey on the California Indians. In addition, the department can complete and mail the report within three days.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Provides Draft Proof of Kelsey Report to Office
April 14, 1906

J. R. Wise forwards a proof copy of approximately three-quarters of the C. E. Kelsey report due to the size of the report. Wise notes that following the receipt of the proof the first sheets will be printed and the rest of the report will be set up for examination.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Replies to Office Inquiry Regarding Shipment of Wagonette to Albuquerque
April 18, 1906

J. R. Wise responds to an Office of Indian Affairs inquiry regarding the shipment of a wagonette shipped from Carlisle to the superintendent of the Albuquerque School. Wise goes through how the wagonette was shipped and ways to reduce the cost of shipment for an upcoming wagonette shipment to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Forwards Remainder of Proofs for the Kelsey Report
April 19, 1906

William A. Mercer forwards to the Office of Indian Affairs the remainder of the revised proofs for the report of C. E. Kelsey. Mercer notes that upon the return of the proofs the school will distribute the copies and forwarded.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Appoint Henry Gordon to Assistant Tinner Position
April 26, 1906

William A. Mercer requests the position of tinner be changed to assistant tinner in order to appoint Henry Gordon to the position when his time as a student expires.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Stove for Tailor Shop
May 22, 1906

William A. Mercer requests authority to purchase on the open market a stove with extra grate for the tailor shop.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Elaborates on Plans for Photograph Gallery
June 1, 1906

William A. Mercer elaborates on his plan for building a photographic gallery at the entrance to the Carlisle Indian School using the bequest of Harriet W. Taber. Mercer states that he has already begun construction using athletic funds.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Angel DeCora Reports on the Condition of the Art Department at Carlisle
June 7, 1906 - June 16, 1906

Angel DeCora makes a report on the art department of the Carlisle Indian School to Francis E. Leupp. DeCora requests to spend the summer learning how to make Persian rugs as well as allowing students the option of copyrighting their designs to profit from their work.

In addition there are...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Authority to Pay Student Labor In Fiscal Year 1907
July 2, 1906

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay student labor over the summer in lieu of them earning wages over the summer on outing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry Regarding Making Wagons for the Public
July 10, 1906

William A. Mercer requests to know if the Carlisle Indian School industrial department can sell wagons or buggies to the public. Mercer states that the school generally makes two or three vehicles above the requests of the Indian Service that are disposed of through public auction to keep up...

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
Request to Enroll Nekifer Shouchuk
August 31, 1906

William A. Mercer requests authority to enroll Nekifer Shouchuk at the Carlisle Indian School in order for him to learn the baker's trade.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Quotes on Vehicles Manufactured at Carlisle
September 21, 1906

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School has completed three concord buggies, five concord wagons, and two surreys and provides quotes for the Indian Service. Mercer includes blueprints for each type of vehicle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Additional Money for Student Labor for Summer 1906
September 22, 1906

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay an additional $600 to pay for student labor over the 1906 summer.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Employ Horse Shoer on an Irregular Basis
November 5, 1906

William A. Mercer requests authority to employ a practical horse shoer during the present quarter. Mercer notes that the present blacksmith does not have the expertise to perform the role or to properly teach students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Zeigler's Report on the Tools and Supplies for the Fort Shaw School
November 9, 1906

Milton I. Zeigler provides a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on the list of shoe and harness tools and supplies requested for the Fort Shaw School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Appointment to Fill Vacant Blacksmith Position
December 11, 1906

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs accepting the resignation of Charles C. Dillon as blacksmith. Mercer requests that an unmarried white man who is a good horseshoer in order to teach that branch of blacksmithing be taught in the School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Appeals Decision of Auditor Relative to Proceeds of Harness Sale
December 12, 1906 - January 15, 1907

William A. Mercer appeals through the Office of Indian Affairs the decision of the Auditor of the Interior Department not to credit the Carlisle Indian School with the proceeds of harness sold to the Blackfeet Agency in the following fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Staff to Visit Tuskegee and Hampton
January 14, 1907

William A. Mercer requests authority to have Kate S. Bowersox and W. G. Thompson travel to the Hampton Institute and the Tuskegee Institute to learn from their teaching methods.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Extra Material for Graduation Dresses for Class of 1906
January 17, 1907

William A. Mercer requests authority to purchase extra material for graduation dresses' for the Senior Class.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Provides Information Related to the Jamestown Exposition
January 28, 1907

J. R. Wise responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the Jamestown Exposition. Wise provides a list of articles to be provided by the Carlisle Indian School as well as building the exhibition cases. In addition, Wise states that the Johnston photographs can be used along with...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Recommends Superintendent Oversee Hospital Construction
February 2, 1907

William A. Mercer requests that the Superintendent of Carlisle Indian School be made the superintendent of construction for the new hospital construction. Mercer notes that the school has carpenters and other tradesman to complete the construction. He further requests the contracts be sent out...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Cement Block Production Operation
February 11, 1907

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that no bids were received for cement blocks, lintels, sills, etc. As a result, Mercer requests to purchase the entire block-making outfit along with materials to make the blocks on the school grounds. By producing the blocks at the School...

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

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