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Mercer Responds to Inquiry Regarding Outing Agent Vacancy
September 14, 1904 - September 28, 1904

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs inquiry regarding the Outing Agent vacancy caused by the request of Mollie V. Gaither to obtain the position. Mercer states that he has already promised the position to Ella G. Hill.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Approval of Staff Reorganization Circular
October 4, 1904 - October 12, 1904

William A. Mercer forwards a copy of a circular issued to Carlisle Indian School employees involving a reorganization of positions at the School. Mercer requests that the circular be approved by the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Certify Patrick Kennedy for Fireman Position
October 7, 1904

William A. Mercer requests to have Patrick Kennedy certified for the position of fireman at the Carlisle Indian School in order to comply with Civil Service regulations.

Note: Mercer later clarifies that the correct name of the student to be appointed to the position is Charles Kennedy....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Recommends Appointment of Arthur Schaal to Stenographer Position
October 11, 1904

William A. Mercer requests the appointment of Arthur E. Schaal to the position of stenographer and clerk at the Carlisle Indian School.

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
Request to Transfer Ferdinand Shoemaker to Carlisle as School Physician
October 26, 1904

William A. Mercer states that Dr. Ferdinand Shoemaker has accepted his transfer to the Carlisle Indian School to be the school physician. Mercer requests that steps be taken to enact the transfer and allow for 15 days to terminate the contract with Dr. S. L. Diven.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Employ Local Horticulturist to Work on the School Grounds
October 29, 1904

J. R. Wise requests authority to employ a horticulturist for no more than 60 days beginning on October 24, 1904.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Minnie L. Ferree Requests Transfer to Domestic Science Position
November 17, 1904 - December 1, 1904

Minnie L. Ferree requests a transfer to a domestic science position either in Alaska or the West Coast. William A. Mercer provides additional information.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Marianna Burgess Submits Resignation as Superintendent of Printing
November 24, 1904 - December 6, 1904

Marianna Burgess submits her resignation as Superintendent of Printing at the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer forwards the resignation and requests that the Office of Indian Affairs assign an unmarried man as a replacement.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Oliver Harlan Submits Resignation as Assistant School Farmer
December 1, 1904

Oliver Harlan submits his resignation as the assistant school farmer at the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer provides additional information on Harlan and requests information before making a recommendation relative to a replacement.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carrie Weekley Resigns as Girls' Matron
December 8-17, 1904

Carrie E. Weekley submits her resignation as the Girls' Matron of the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer provides information about Weekley as well as requesting a promotion of Frances A. Veitch to fill the vacancy.

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 Responds to Office Letter Regarding Printing Vacancy
December 15, 1904

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding the vacancy in the Superintendent of Printing position. Mercer notes that he is willing to increase the salary if the Office is only able to secure an appointment through the higher salary.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Informs Office of No Recommendation for Assistant Farmer Position
December 16, 1904

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has no recommendation for the replacement of Oliver Harlan as the Assistant Farmer at the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer requests the Office make an appointment.

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Oella C. Munch Resigns Position as Assistant Matron
January 10, 1905

Oella C. Munch resigns her position as an assistant matron from the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he will submit a recommendation for an appointment in a later letter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Appoint Charles Dillon as Assistant Blacksmith
January 17, 1905

William A. Mercer requests to appoint Charles Dillon as an Assistant Blacksmith.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Alice Lamar Submits Resignation as Cook
January 19, 1905

Alice Lamar submits her resignation as a cook at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Clarification Regarding Appointment of Additional Housekeeper
January 19, 1905

William A. Mercer requests clarification from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the appointment of the wife of Norman Justus as housekeeper. Mercer states that this position is currently held by Anna F. Bennett and that the wife of Oliver Harlan the previous Assistant Farmer was unpaid.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Increase Three Industrial Positions
January 19, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to increase the salaries of the harness maker, tinsmith, and painter at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Abolish Superintendent of Printing Position
January 20, 1905

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that with the Printing Department being run as efficiently as ever without a Superintendent of Printing that the position should be abolished.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Florence N. Head to be Appointed to Assistant Matron Position
January 21, 1905

William A. Mercer requests to have Florence N. Head transferred to the Carlisle Indian School as an assistant matron. Mercer notes that the transfer is dependent on Head securing accommodation for her son in Carlisle while she lives in the girls' dormitory.

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
Mercer Follows Up on Request to Create Assistant Blacksmith Position
January 31, 1905

William A. Mercer follows up on his request to authorize the creation of assistant blacksmith and to appoint Charles Dillon to the position.

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
Mercer Provides Case for Retaining Tinsmith Position
February 8, 1905

William A. Mercer provides justification at the request of the Office of Indian Affairs for keeping the position of tinsmith at the Carlisle Indian School.

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

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