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Mercer Requests Exam Papers for Teacher of Agriculture Position
March 16, 1907

William A. Mercer requests the Office of Indian Affairs send him the examination papers Gillett, Taylor, and Smith for teacher of agriculture.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Fair Valuation for the Carlisle School Farms
March 21, 1907

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the fair valuation of the lands comprising the two school farms at the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer additionally notes that $400 was paid out in rent for both the Henderson and Alexander Tracts.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Hugh Taylor Recommended for Teacher of Agriculture Position
March 22, 1907

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Appeals Auditor Decision Regarding Proceeds of Student Labor
April 11, 1907

William A. Mercer appeals the decision of the Auditor of the Interior Department to the Comptroller of the Treasury Department of money produced by student labor that was used in the same fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Norman Egolf Submits Resignation as Dairyman
May 21-31, 1907

Norman Egolf submits his resignation as a dairyman at the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer forwards the resignation to the Office of Indian Affairs and recommends C. W. Leib as a temporary employee to fill the vacancy with the possibility of permanently filling the position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Forwards Oath of Disinterestedness for Henderson Farm
June 7, 1907

William A. Mercer forwards the Oath of Disinterestedness for the lease of the Henderson Farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office Informed that Norman Egolf is Set to Apply for Reinstatement to Dairyman Position
July 9, 1907 - July 16, 1907

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has succeeded in having Norman Egolf apply for reinstatement to the position of dairyman. Mercer states that Egolf consented to apply with the understanding that Mercer would recommend his wife for a paid housekeeping position.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Decision not to renew Lease of Alexander Tract
February 19-29, 1908

Special Indian Agent W. W. McConihe recommends that the Carlisle Indian School cancel the lease for the 21 acre Alexander plot of land. McConihe states the rental was originally authorized to provide adequate space for older male students to perform military drills as well as for younger...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation to not renew Lease of Alexander Tract
March 2, 1908

Supervisor in Charge Charles H. Dickson agrees that the school does not need to renew their lease of the Alexander tract when it expires on June 30 because the students do not use it for play or for drills. Dickson argues against cancelling the lease immediately because the school can harvest "...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Remove Chicken House and Pig Pen
March 18-20, 1908

Supervisor Charles H. Dickson requests to tear down an old chicken house and pig pen located on the school farm because they are no longer in use. Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee grants Dickson permission.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requesting Funds for Henderson Farm Lease, 1908
July 4, 1908 - June 22, 1909

Superintendent Moses Friedman requests $400 for fiscal year 1908 in order to pay the lease of the Henderson Tract, which is used for "pasture and other purposes." A year later, Friedman asks to renew the lease at the same price for fiscal year 1909.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Veterinary Inspector to Test Carlisle Cattle for Tuberculosis, 1908
September 28 - October 26, 1908

Carlisle Superintendent Moses Friedman requests to test the school's cattle herd to determine how many cows are suffering from tuberculosis. He notes that infected cows can transmit the illness to humans through their milk. 

The Acting Secretary of the Interior endorses and forwards...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cattle Tuberculosis Testing and Desire to Build New Cattle Stable, 1908
October 16 - December 5, 1908

Acting Chief of Bureau A. M. Farrington relays Dr. B. T. Woodward's findings from his investigation, which the Secretary of the Interior ordered, of the Carlisle Indian School's cattle herd. Farrington states that in October 1908, 23/71 cows had tuberculosis compared to 20 cows in June 1907....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dispute over Gardener's Salary
May 11 - July 21, 1909

Carlisle Gardener Reinholt H. Hoffman writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs because he was tasked with working as a temporary agricultural teacher but only received a gardener's salary. Superintendent Moses Friedman argues that Hoffman should not receive a higher salary since he did not...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Agreement to Rent Henderson Farm, 1909
July 27, 1909

Superintendent Moses Friedman forwards the "approval memorandum of agreement" for renting the Henderson farm for fiscal year 1910.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Sell 60 Hogs
September 16-24, 1909

Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. G. Valentine grants permission for Superintendent Moses Friedman to sell 60 hogs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Sell One Horse
February 11-25, 1910

Superintendent Moses Friedman requests to sell a horse since it is too small for heavy work and "not safe for single driving." Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs F. H. Abbott grants permission.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requesting Funds for Henderson Farm Lease, 1910
July 6, 1910

Superintendent Moses Friedman requests $400 for fiscal year 1911 in order to pay the lease of the Henderson Tract, which is used for "pasture and other purposes."

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan to Test Cattle for Tuberculosis, 1910
September 3-23, 1910

Acting Chief of Bureau of Animal Industry A. M. Farrington informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he will send a veterinarian to test the Carlisle Indian School cows for tuberculosis if he so desires.

Acting Commissioner F. H. Abbott informs Farrington that he would like the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requesting Funds for Henderson Farm Lease, 1911
June 12 - November 17, 1911

Superintendent Moses Friedman requests $400 for fiscal year 1912 in order to pay the lease of the Henderson Tract, which is used for "pasture and other purposes." Several months later Friedman asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to take "action ... on the approval of this lease."

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requesting Funds for Henderson Farm Lease, 1912
June 27, 1912

Superintendent Moses Friedman requests $400 for fiscal year 1913 in order to pay the lease of the Henderson Tract, which is used for "pasture and other purposes."

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Test Cattle Herd for Tuberculosis, 1913
January 8-16, 1913

Acting Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry A. M. Farrington asks if the Bureau of Indian Affairs would like the Carlisle Indian School's cattle herd tested for tuberculosis.

Second Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Hauke informs Chief of the Bureau A. D. Melvin that he...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan to Test Cattle for Tuberculosis, 1913
January 18-25, 1913

Superintendent Moses Friedman asks the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry to send a veterinarian to inspect Carlisle's dairy herd, noting that they built a new dairy barn based on his suggestions. Acting Chief A. M. Farrington orders an inspector to test the herd.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Results from Cattle Tuberculosis Test, 1913
March 18-31, 1913

Acting Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry A. M. Farrington informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that they tested the cattle herd at the Carlisle Indian School for tuberculosis in January, 1913. Of 46 total cows, 34 were healthy. The remaining 12 were slaughtered in Harrisburg and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Results from Tuberculosis Test of Four Cattle, 1913
May 17 - July 1, 1913

Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry A. D. Melvin informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Dr. F. C. Bigelow tested four cows for tuberculosis at the Carlisle Indian School and found one to be infected. Melvin requests that the infected animal be slaughtered in Harrisburg.

Acting...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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