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.
School Employees - Agriculture Teacher
Position established in 1907
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.
William A. Mercer requests the Office of Indian Affairs send him the applications and examination papers for Gillett, Taylor, and Smith for teacher of agriculture.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that after examining the examination papers for the Teacher of Agriculture position he recommends Hugh W. Taylor for the position.
Carlisle Indian School Principal Teacher John Whitwell forwards a pamphlet that provides an overview of a new agriculture class to Superintendent William A. Mercer. Mercer forwards it to Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee, who tentatively approves the course. The pamphlet, "Outline of Course in Agriculture, Indian Industrial…
A memo highlights H. B. Peairs note in his report of the Carlisle Indian School that there is a need for a qualified teacher of agriculture.