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Variety of Updates on the Carlisle Indian School
December 1, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt provides Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt with a variety of updates about the Carlisle Indian School: everyone is in good health, he will send Hayt a uniform sample in a few days, his corps of assistants is almost complete, he's found a clerk, he'd like to keep a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Employment of a Doctor
December 9, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender would be willing to be the Indian School's doctor for $600 per year. However, Dr. Bender is the leading physician in the town of Carlisle and has many patients. Pratt suggests that it could be better for the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Temporary Employment of Dr. J. J. Bender
December 12, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender will be hired in a temporary capacity. Dr. Bender will visit the school as often as necessary and will "take charge of all cases of sickness."

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Permanently Hire Dr. J. J. Bender
December 27, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender's temporary employment "has proven acceptable" and requests to permanently hire him for $700 per year .

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Employment Application for Olive Roberts as Teacher
January 4, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a letter from Olive Roberts, requesting employment as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School. Roberts states that they previously ran the Crow Creek boarding school in Dakota. Pratt requests more information about Roberts, and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Suggests Robertson for Teaching Vacancy
June 24, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt informs W. N. Hailmann that he does not have the funds to employ as teachers the two men named in Hailmann's previous letter. After discussing issues related to funding and employee salaries, Pratt says he wants to wait until he can talk with former student Nellie Robertson...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Rosa Bourassa Requests Transfer to Chilocco
June 14, 1897 - June 17, 1897

Rosa Bourassa requests a transfer to the Chilocco School due to her health. Richard Henry Pratt endorses the request and provides a recommendation.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Information Regarding Gertrude Simmons' Music Study
January 20, 1899 - January 27, 1899

Alfred John Standing responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Gertrude Simmons' studying at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

Note: Gertrude Simmons later became known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin and Zitkala-Sa. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Have Susie Rayos Appointed as a Teacher
September 3, 1906

William A. Mercer requests to have Susie Rayos, a former Carlisle Student, as a teacher rather than have a white teacher appointed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Filling of Matron and Assistant Matron Positions
August 27, 1907 - August 30, 1907

Acting Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School J. R. Wise forwards the nomination of Matron Elsa A. Mayham to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and informs him that the transfer of Assistant Matron A. B. Carter from Cherokee, N. C. and Assistant Matron Anna O. Miller from the Oneida school...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Teacher Sarah E. Gedney to the Bureau of Forestry
October 10, 1907 - October 12, 1907

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent William A. Mercer informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee that teacher Sarah E. Gedney is transferring to be a clerk in the Forestry Service, and Mercer requests to hire an unmarried female teacher to replace Gedney.

Acting Commissioner...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary Decrease for Baker Nikefer Shoushick
December 13, 1907 - December 17, 1907

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent W. A. Mercer requests to lower the salary of baker Nikefer Shoushick (here Nekifer Shouchuck) from $600 to $480 per year. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Frank Pierce grants Mercer authority to do so.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carlisle Citizens Want Input into Superintendent Appointment
January 7, 1908

Mr. Miller [first name unclear] of the Pennsylvania Senate writes to Commissioner Francis E. Leupp to inform him that a committee of Carlisle residents, who would like to voice their opinion on the appointment of a new Superintendent at the Carlisle Indian School, are postponing their call to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Superintendency is a Civil Service Position
January 17, 1908 - January 25, 1908

John Bridges recommends his dad, Father George Bridges, to be the new superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School. Bridges states that George is the superintendent of a mission school. Commissioner of Indian Affairs Francis E. Leupp informs John that George is not part of the classified Civil...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment of Charles H. Dickson as Temporary Supervisor in Charge
February 1, 1908

Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee informs the Department of the Interior Auditor and the Secretary of the Interior that Charles H. Dickson is temporarily the Supervisor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School and responsible for all its property after William A. Mercer's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Hire of Mechanical Drawing Teacher Next Year
February 21, 1908

Supervisor in Charge Charles H. Dickson informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs Francis E. Leupp that they should hire a mechanical drawing teacher next academic year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Establish a Business Teacher Position
April 6, 1908

Superintendent Moses Friedman requests to establish the position of Business Teacher with the annual salary of $1,000 for the upcoming school year. Commissioner F. E. Leupp states that Friedman should request this position and salary for the next fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Postponement of Filling the Mechanical Drawing Teacher Position
May 27, 1908

These materials include correspondence between Superintendent Moses Friedman, Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee. Friedman requests to fill the position of Mechanical Drawing Teacher, but Larrabee rules that they need to keep the position open for the time being.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Reconciling Accounting Errors
June 16-26, 1908

W. A. Russell from the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company informs Superintendent Moses Friedman that he has not yet received a voucher covering Hugh Taylor's trip from Kentucky to Carlisle.

Friedman encloses an estimate of funds and outlines several financial equations to show...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lack of a Vacancy in the Disciplinarian Office
June 24, 1908

Charles E. Mullin recommends Sewall S. Daniell to fill a vacant Disciplinarian position at the Carlisle Indian School. C. F. Larrabee informs Mullin that there is no such vacancy exists.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment of a Baker
September 16, 1908

Superintendent Moses Friedman requests to hire a baker with the salary of $600 per year to replace Oscar Boyd, an Indian, who is currently working in the position. Friedman states that he would "prefer a white man." The Chief of the Education Division informs Friedman that a baker has already...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaints Regarding the Process of Indian School Employee Transfers
March 12, 1912 - December 16, 1912

Superintendent Moses Friedman tells the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he believes that Indian school superintendents should not offer positions to other schools' employees and then revoke their offers after the employees accept. Friedman forwards correspondence in which this happened to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Explanation of Differences in Payroll
February 28, 1914 - March 13, 1914

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman forwards employee payroll from the month of February to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. 

Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt forwards the same payroll to Carlisle Indian School Supervisor in Charge Oscar H. Lipps to make...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mechanical Drawing Teacher Position Abolished
July 6, 1914 - July 15, 1914

Former Carlisle Indian School student Harry West asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells to appoint him as the Mechanical Drawing Teacher at the school. Second Assistant Commissioner C. F. Hauke informs West that the position has been abolished, so they cannot consider his application

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Lieutenant James R. Wheelock's Salary to his Wife
August 27, 1918 - August 30, 1918

Traveling Auditor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School C. V. Peel encloses former bandmaster and current Lieutenant James R. Wheelock's request to pay the balance left on his salary to his wife. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs Peel that they can't directly pay...

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