School Employees - Superintendents

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Pratt's Belief that his Pay is Inadequate
December 15, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt regarding his pay. Pratt references a conversation he had with Mr. Brooks regarding his personal expenses, and Pratt argues that his pay is inadequate for the needs of his position.

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

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Correspondence Regarding Disciplining Pratt over Insubordination
October 6, 1896 - January 27, 1897

Correspondence between Richard Henry Pratt and the Interior Department regarding the Office of Indian Affairs request to discipline Pratt for insubordination in the matter of not re-nominating M. L. Silcott and Maud Mosher.

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Personnel File of John Francis Jr., Superintendent
July 27, 1900 - October 27, 1919

Personnel file of John Francis Jr., who served as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School from April 1, 1917 to July 2, 1918. The file includes information from Francis' previous positions within the Civil Service, including as Clerk in the Permanent Census Bureau, Clerk in the Office of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior,…

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Wrap for Pratt's Return to Duty
June 10, 1901

Wrap for letter concerning War Department letter relative to return of Richard Henry Pratt to duty.

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Wrap for Letter Related to Relieving Pratt from Duty
December 4, 1902

Wrap for letter from the War Department related to a question of relieving Richard Henry Pratt from duty at the Carlisle Indian School.

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Pratt Provides Correspondence Related to His Retirement from Active Military Service
January 16, 1903 - February 20, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt provides correspondence related to his retirement from active military service and his subsequent resignation as the Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School.

Pratt notes in his correspondence that he believed his service as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School were a military duty helping and helping to…

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Pratt Resigns Position as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School
February 17, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his telegraph informing the Office of Indian Affairs of his retirement from active service with the War Department and therefore resigns as superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt suggests Assistant Superintendent Edgar A. Allen be given temporarily responsibilities.

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Pratt Telegram Resigning Position as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School
February 17, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Office of Indian Affairs of his retirement from active service and resigns position as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School.

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Personnel File of William A. Mercer, Superintendent
February 25, 1903 - March 27, 1909

Personnel file of William A. Mercer, who served as the Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School from July 1, 1904 to February 1, 1908. Before coming to Carlisle, Mercer was Captain of the Seventh United States Cavalry, and was also considered to become Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School in 1903.

The file contains employment…

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Pratt Withdraws Resignation as Superintendent
March 2, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt withdraws his resignation as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School.

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Allen Requests Promotion to the Superintendent of Carlisle
March 6, 1903

Edgar A. Allen requests to be promoted to the position of Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School as a result of the resignation of Richard Henry Pratt.

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War Department Orders Relieving Pratt of Duty as Superintendent
June 11, 1904

Copy of War Department orders relieving Richard Henry Pratt as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School and appointing William A. Mercer as Superintendent.

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Hitchcock Instructs Jones to Order Pratt to Turn Over Government Property
June 14, 1904

E. A. Hitchcock, Secretary of the Interior, directs W. A. Jones to instruct Richard Henry Pratt to turn over all government property to William A. Mercer.

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Mercer Assumes Command of the Carlisle Indian School
July 1, 1904

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has assumed command of the Carlisle Indian School.

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Mercer Informs Office of His Promotion to Major
July 5, 1905

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has been promoted to the grade of Major and received a commission as Major of Cavalry.

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Leave of Absence for Evaluation for William A. Mercer
November 21, 1907

These materials include a letter from William A. Mercer informing the Bureau of Indian Affairs that, under orders from the War Department, he was departing for a physical examination and cavalry test. Assistant Superintendent J. R. Wise was placed in charge of the school during Mercer's absence.

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Superintendent William A. Mercer's Resignation and Transfer to Military
December 10-27, 1907

Major William A. Mercer requests to resign from the Superintendence of the Carlisle Indian School and return to his regiment. He states that he's been experiencing sharp pains in his head that impair him from thinking, and he believes that a leave of absence and a return to the outdoor lifestyle of military service will improve his health.…

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Change in Language of Superintendent Mercer's Resignation Letter
December 26, 1907 - December 28, 1907

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent William A. Mercer requests the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to change the language of resignation letter from being "ordered to join [his] regiment" to being "ordered to report to the Secretary of War." 

The Acting Secretary forwards Mercer's request to the Secretary of War and asks that his…

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Departure of Superintendent Mercer
January 4, 1908 - January 6, 1908

The Commissioner of Indian Affairs Francis E. Leupp informs the Secretary of the Interior that the War Department has ordered that Carlisle Indian School Acting Superintendent Major W. A. Mercer return to his regiment, thus opening a vacancy in the leadership of the school.

Leupp recommends that they hire a civilian from the Department…

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Visit of Carlisle Citizens with Commissioner Leupp
January 6, 1908

These materials include a telegram from a group of Carlisle citizens requesting an audience with Commissioner of Indian Affairs Francis Leupp, regarding a request to postpone the appointment of a new superintendent for the Carlisle Indian School.

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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 Washington D.C.

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Endorsement of John Whitwell as Superintendent
January 11, 1908

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent William A. Mercer writes Commissioner of Indian Affairs Francis Leupp to endorse Principal Teacher John Whitwell as his successor as Superintendent.

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Correspondence Regarding Superintendent Friedman's Transfer to Carlisle
January 16, 1908 - April 3, 1909

These materials include numerous letters regarding Moses Friedman's transfer from the Assistant Superintendence at Haskell Institute to the Superintendence of the Carlisle Indian School. Friedman replaces Major William A. Mercer, who is required to return to his military regiment. As part of his transfer, Friedman's annual salary increases from…

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Superintendency is a Civil Service Position
January 17, 1908 - January 25, 1908

John Bridges recommends his father, 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 Service, so he is not eligible.

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Denial of a Raise for Laundress Ella Albert
January 18, 1908 - January 22, 1908

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent W. A. Mercer requests to give Laundress Ella Albert a raise to $600 per year. Mercer reasons that her predecessor, Ella G. Hill, made $660, and he promised Albert a raise if she succeeded, and she has done an excellent job. 

Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee declines Mercer's…

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