Richard Henry Pratt refers to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding his approval of the nomination of Miss Aspell. Pratt notes that she was appointed to an original vacancy so the Office's objection was not applicable. Pratt further discusses the position of his farmer as not being satisfactory and documents the steps he has taken to…
School Employees - School Farms
Richard Henry Pratt inquires when he will be informed of action on his application to appoint Mr. and Mrs. Pollinger to the positions at the school farm of the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding a request from Daniel Schanandore to have his son Edwin returned home. Pratt notes that Edwin graduated in 1889 and immediately after went to work for a farmer in Bucks County. The farmer subsequently became the farmer at the Carlisle Indian School with Edwin as his assistant…
B. F. Bennett requests a meeting with Thomas J. Morgan to discuss another position following his being replaced on the school farm at the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Louis Caswell was employed at farming for 25 days in May 1893.
Richard Henry Pratt replies to a circular from W. N. Hailmann by providing information related to the duties of various positions at the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay two Indian assistants at the dairy as milkers during the quarter.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards dairyman William Gray's request for an indefinite leave of absence to head to Mt. Gretna Park, PA to "drill for the Cuban War." Gray is a member of the National Guard.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that William Gray, Dairyman, has been called up to join his National Guard company for duty. As a result Pratt requests to pay three Indian students to fill his position until his return.
Richard Henry Pratt requests the transfer of B. F. Bennett to the Carlisle Indian School as the School Farmer.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for repairs as well as student labor on the school farm. Pratt notes that the farm is three miles away from the school and serves as an outing experience for the students.
Richard Henry Pratt requests to make certain changes to the positions at the Carlisle Indian School in order to accommodate the transfer of a number of small boys from the Lincoln Institute as well as increasing the salary of the dairyman.
Richard Henry Pratt requests that the position held by Anna F. Bennett be changed from Assistant Cook to Housekeeper. Pratt provides the justification for the request due to the increase in duties in cooking for students working on the farm.
Edgar A. Allen requests authority to pay the wife of Oliver Harlan, Assistant Farmer, for her services as a housekeeper during the summer months while students live on the school farm.
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.
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.
J. R. Wise informs the Office of Indian Service that arrangements have been made for Oliver Harlan to remain as the Assistant Farmer until his replacement has been secured.
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.
Benjamin F. Bennett resigns his position as farmer at the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer forwards the resignation along with his plan to promote assistant farmer Norman Justus to fill the vacancy.
William A. Mercer responds to the Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the appointment of William H. Stutts as assistant farmer.
William A. Mercer provides information at the request of the Office of Indian Affairs related to Benjamin F. Bennett's request for reinstatement as the school's farmer.
William A. Mercer requests to have William B. Gray be promoted from dairyman to assistant farmer. Mercer provides his reasons for asking the request and indicates the possible benefits of having a new dairyman.
William A. Mercer forwards the application of William B. Gray for examination as an assistant farmer in the Indian School Service. Mercer further states that pending the results of the exam it is not advisable to temporarily promote Gray to assistant farmer and therefore have to additionally employ a temporary dairyman to replace Gray.
William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs request regarding his recommendation to fill the dairyman position. Mercer notes that Norman Egolf who is temporary filling the position would be his recommendation but he is not currently eligible and that he will ask Egolf to apply for papers to take the examination.
William A. Mercer requests the Office of Indian Affairs authorize an additional assistant farmer position to assist the second school farm.