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Anna F. Bennett Resignation as a Housekeeper
October 28, 1905 - October 31, 1905

Anna F. Bennett resigns her position as a housekeeper at the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer forwards the resignation along with his plan to nominate Mae Justus for the vacancy.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Benjamin F. Bennett Resignation as Farmer
October 28, 1905 - October 31, 1905

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Morris Mayer Applies for the Vacant Farmer Position
November 8, 1905

Morris K. Mayer applies for the vacant farmer position at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Office Regarding Appointment of William H. Stutts
November 28, 1905

William A. Mercer responds to the Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the appointment of William H. Stutts as assistant farmer.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Forwards Copies of the Lease for the Henderson Tract
December 11, 1905

J. R. Wise submits to the Office of Indian Affairs a lease between A. P. and R. M. Henderson as well as the Carlisle Indian School for the lease of the Henderson Tract.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Forwards Henderson Tract Lease with Corrections
December 22, 1905

William A. Mercer returns the contract for the lease of the Henderson Tract to the Office of Indian Affairs for correction. Mercer requests that the contract be renewed for one year beginning on January 1, 1906.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Returns Henderson Tract Lease with Corrections in 1906
January 15, 1906

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter by returning the contract for the lease of the Henderson Tract corrected according to instructions.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Promote William Gray to Assistant Farmer
January 17, 1906

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Forwards Documents Related to Lease of Alexander Farm in 1906
February 27, 1906

William A. Mercer forwards the lease of the Alexander Tract along with the required corrections in signature, an oath of disinterestedness, and the plat of the school grounds and adjacent tracts owned or controlled by the school to the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Farm Statistics for the 1905 Fiscal Year
March 1, 1906

William A. Mercer forwards the report of the farm statistics for the Carlisle Indian School for the 1905 fiscal year along with a map showing the location of farms and other "Indian School Lands." Mercer also includes a report of inventory of stock, tools, and other items.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Maps, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Office Request for Dairyman Recommendations
April 10, 1906

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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request Extension for Completion of Contract for Installation of Water System at Farm
May 15, 1906

J. R. Wise requests an extension to complete the contract with George Bridges for the installation of engine, tank, tower, and other materials for the water system at the school farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Forwards Leases for the Henderson and Alexander Tracts
June 10, 1906

William A. Mercer forwards to the Office of Indian Affairs the leases for the Henderson and Alexander Tracts with his recommendation they be approved.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Authority to Rent Henderson Tract for Fiscal Year 1907
July 3, 1906

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay $400 for the rent of the Henderson Tract in order to use the land for pasture.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Establish Second Assistant Farmer Position
August 2, 1906

William A. Mercer requests the Office of Indian Affairs authorize an additional assistant farmer position to assist the second school farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Staff Living Beyond School Grounds
August 11, 1906

William A. Mercer forwards the names of staff who live outside the limits of the school grounds including staff who live on the school farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jesse Null Resigns Position as Dairyman
August 21-25, 1906

Jesse Null resigns his position as dairyman at the Carlisle Indian School. J. R. Wise forwards the resignation and indicates that the employment of Norman Egolf is again presented to the Indian Office due to his many qualifications.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Renewed Request for Appointing Assistant Farmer through Civil Service
August 25, 1906

J. R. Wise renews the request for filling the position of assistant farmer at the Carlisle Indian School through the Civil Service list of eligible candidates.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Sell Livestock at Private Sale in August 1906
August 30, 1906

William A. Mercer requests authority to sell 18 hogs and 1 boar at a private sale.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire Assistant Farmer for the 1907 Fiscal Year
January 3, 1907

William A. Mercer requests authority to employ an assistant farmer to work on one of the school farms in order to more effectively produce crops for the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Renews Request for Continued Employment of Horse Shoer
January 24, 1907

William A. Mercer renews his request to employ a horse shoer a couple days a week until a blacksmith is appointed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay for Farrier's Service in the Second Quarter of FY 1907
January 25, 1907

William A. Mercer forwards voucher and bill of farrier's service due to the inability of the blacksmith to handle the feet of the horses. Mercer requests authority to pay for the service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal for Establishing a Teacher of Agriculture
February 12, 1907

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Office Letter Requesting Abolishing One Assistant Farmer Position
February 19, 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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Farm Statistics for the 1906 Calendar Year
March 13, 1907

William A. Mercer submits the report of farm statistics for the 1906 calendar year along with a list of farm tools, stock, and buildings. Mercer also includes a map showing the school farms and other "Indian School Lands."

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Maps, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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