Four financial accounts of members of the Kickapoo Nation showing deposits while at the Carlisle Indian School.
These materials include a copy of the Outing Rules that were signed on March 20, 1903 by William Moon and S. Reading Bodine. Also included are nine receipts to Bodine for salary paid to Moon as well as a request from Moon for funds to make purchase.
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…
Superintendent Richard H. Pratt requests a supply of two dozen different articles of stationery used by the United States Indian Affairs division of the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1905.
Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1905 amounting to $74,963.20 for support of the school, $13,712.50 of which is for regular employee pay.
W. A. Mercer forwards a supplementary estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1905 amounting to $4,906.80 to pay for stokers, water pipes, and building supplies. An explanatory cover letter is included.
William A. Mercer responds to an inquiry to reenroll Murphy Tarby at the Carlisle Indian School in order for Tarby to attend the Dickinson Preparatory School.
Contract between William A. Mercer and S. L. Diven for the latter to provide medical services at the Carlisle Indian School during the remainder of the 1905 fiscal year.
Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1905 amounting to $19,651.06 for support of the school, $13,815.00 of which is for regular employee pay.
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.
Acting Superintendent J. R. Wise forwards reports on leave of absences taken by several employees: W. B. Beitzel (clerk), S. J. Nori (clerk), Emma G. Sky (assistant clerk), George Foulk (teamster), and Oella C. Munch (assistant matron).
W. C. Smith inquires about enrolling his two sons at the Carlisle Indian School.
John R. Wise submits the report of farm statistics the Carlisle Indian School farms for the 1904 calendar year.
F. Shoemaker, the school physician, complies a report that indicates that there is one case of epilepsy, two cases of scoliosis, and three cases of tuberculosis at the school.
J. R. Wise requests information from the Office of Indian Affairs on how to pay for collect telegrams which were not sent at the Government rate.
Oella C. Munch resigns her position as an assistant matron from the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he will submit a recommendation for an appointment in a later letter.
William A. Mercer requests his action in dismissing William White and Josephine Williams be approved by the Office of Indian Affairs.
William A. Mercer requests to be able to furnish Laura Taylor with funds to travel to the Navajo Agency Training School to take a position as an assistant seamstress.
F. Shoemaker, the school physician, compiles the sanitary report for the quarter ending on December 31, 1904.
Captain W. A. Mercer (superintendent) forwards a report on his own leave of absence.
William A. Mercer requests to appoint Charles Dillon as an Assistant Blacksmith.
Alice Lamar submits her resignation as a cook at the Carlisle Indian School.
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 requests authority to increase the salaries of the harness maker, tinsmith, and painter at the Carlisle Indian School.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that with the Printing Department being run as efficiently as ever without a Superintendent of Printing that the position should be abolished.