Positions and Salaries
J. R. Wise requests to have the examination of George E. Balenti for permanent appointment to the position of teacher of mechanical drawing take place under the direction of the superintendent of the school.
William A. Mercer requests that the position of assistant matron be filled as quickly as possible due to the resignation of Rose Dillon (here Rosa Dillon).
William A. Mercer requests to have Susie Rayos, a former Carlisle Student, as a teacher rather than have a white teacher appointed.
William A. Mercer requests authority to pay Mary Lininger as an irregular employee as a replacement for Beckie L. Goodyear who was under leave without pay for the period.
William A. Mercer renews his request for another assistant matron position to help in the dining room as all three assistant matrons are needed in the girls quarters.
Sadie Elizabeth Newcomer submits her resignation as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer forwards the resignation to the Office of Indian Affairs along with his recommendation to fill the vacancy through various promotions. Mercer also requests the last remaining vacancy be...
William A. Mercer withdraws his request for the appointment of a white woman from the civil service register of eligibles and requests that Lida M. Johnston be transferred from the Fort Totten Indian School.
William A. Mercer requests the Office of Indian Affairs appoint suitable person from the list of eligibles for the vacant assistant matron position at the Carlisle Indian School.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Lou French has accepted the position of baker at the Hayward School in Wisconsin.
Michael J. Gumbriell resigns his position as assistant carpenter at the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer forwards the resignation and requests the position be filled through the civil service list.
William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter by noting that the assistant clerk position should be retained at $420 per year due to the work of the temporary employee.
A note indicates that the Office has little hope of filling the position through the Civil Service...
William A. Mercer requests authority to employ an assistant farmer to work on one of the school farms in order to more effectively produce crops for the school.
William A. Mercer requests the transfer of Bertha D. Canfield as seamstress and the promotion of Beckie L. Goodyear and Elizabeth Searight.
William A. Mercer recommends Jackson Saunook or John Godfrey for the position of disciplinarian at the Rainy Mountain School in Oklahoma.
William A. Mercer proposes eliminating the position of assistant farmer and replacing it with a teacher of agriculture. Mercer goes on to provide his reasons for making such a move highlighting the experience of the Tuskegee and Hampton Institutes.
J. R. Wise responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding abolishing one of the assistant farmer positions in order to authorize the position of instructor of agriculture. Wise notes that the position to be abolished is currently temporary filled by C. W. Leib of Carlisle, Pennsylvania...
Scott J. Porter submits his resignation as fireman at the Carlisle Indian School. J. R. Wise forwards the resignation to the Office of Indian Affairs.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the probationary period of Flora M. Newman as assistant matron is coming to an end. Mercer notes that he cannot recommend her continuance as an employee and requests her services be discontinued at the end of her probationary period....
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that John F. Mackey is the only clerk at Carlisle who desires a transfer to the Indian Office. Mercer states that Laura B. Holderby of the Indian Office is willing to transfer to Carlisle and requests the opportunity to talk with her before...
William A. Mercer submits the report of farm statistics for the 1906 calendar year along with a list of farm tools, stock, and buildings. Mercer also includes a map showing the school farms and other "Indian School Lands."
William A. Mercer requests instructions related to W. S. Campbells, Superintendent of the Indian School at Pipestone, request to have John Godfrey appointed as disciplinarian.
Correspondence regarding changes in employees at the Carlisle Indian School related to disagreements in the philosophies of William A. Mercer and Richard Henry Pratt.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that John Godfrey has accepted the position of disciplinarian at the Pipestone School at the reduced salary proposed by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
J. R. Wise informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the two fireman vacancies do not need to be filled until September 1, 1907. Wise states that there are students who have experience that can assist the engineer and remaining fireman.
Norman Egolf submits his resignation as a dairyman at the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer forwards the resignation to the Office of Indian Affairs and recommends C. W. Leib as a temporary employee to fill the vacancy with the possibility of permanently filling the position.