Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the fire engine at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt details that he is not willing to depart with the school's fire engine unless it is replaced with one as equally good.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that upon closer examination of the Kutz Farm building needs extensive work. As a result, Pratt requests authority to tear down the building and rebuild it with materials already delivered and with repurposed supplies as well as additional...
Richard Henry Pratt requests an additional $500 to purchase materials on the open market for materials and skilled labor to complete the tear down and rebuilding of the house on the Kutz Farm.
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.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to employ carpenters and painters in order to complete the changes and repairs to the Kutz Farm buildings and other buildings on the school grounds.
Edgar A. Allen responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular by answering various questions. In particular he focuses on the industrial training of the school, the outing system, and provides details on the transportation costs incurred in bringing students to Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay $400 to continue renting the Henderson Tract for the 1903 fiscal year.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay $400 to continue renting the Henderson Tract for the 1904 fiscal year.
Edgar A. Allen forwards bill and voucher for the veterinarian services provided by Dr. S. P. Bishop.
Richard Henry Pratt provides a report detailing agriculture production at the Carlisle Indian School during 1903.
William A. Mercer requests authority to pay $400 to continue renting the Henderson Tract for the 1905 fiscal year.
This audit and report, which concerns the finances of the Carlisle Indian School as administered by Richard Henry Pratt, was prepred immediately following his retirement as superintendent of the school. The report focuses on the use of non-governmental funds - charitable donations to the school...
William A. Mercer requests authority to pay $125 in the purchase of nursery stock in the open market. Mercer states that he plans on planting an orchard consisting of various fruit trees along with currants and grapes to go with the agriculture training.
J. R. Wise responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding a desire for an itemized statement regarding specific trees for nursery stock.
William A. Mercer follows up on his initial request to purchase nursery stock as well as J. R. Wise's reply to an Office of Indian Affairs inquiry. Mercer states that unless the authority is granted soon the desired training for planting and caring for fruit trees will be lost.
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 requests authority to establish a horticulture department at the Carlisle Indian School. As a result he requests to purchase materials to build a greenhouse and establish a position of horticulturist.
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.
John R. Wise submits the report of farm statistics the Carlisle Indian School farms for the 1904 calendar year.
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.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that during the months of October, November, and December there were 7 cows, 9 calves, 16 pigs, and one bull. Mercer asks for authority for the slaughter and notes that in the future authority will be sought before further actions are taken...
J. R. Wise notifies the Office of Indian Affairs that a hydraulic engineer was employed to provide information on installing a new system of water supply for the school. Wise notes that the plans and cost will be submitted at a later date but that he hopes the cost will be authorized.
William A. Mercer requests authority to pay for veterinary services per the enclosed voucher and invoice as well as additional expenses which will arise during the fiscal year.
James Wilson, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, provides information related to the Von Behring vaccine for immunizing cattle against tuberculosis.