These materials include correspondence and a report regarding construction, buildings, and grounds at the Carlisle Indian School, performed in 1905 by John Charles. Medical Supervisor Dr. Joseph A. Murphy requested the report in 1908, and returned it to the Bureau office in 1909.
Johnson Bradley submits his resignation as a fireman at the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer forwards the resignation and requests authority to temporarily employ a replacement.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the death of Florence M. Carter. Mercer outlines his plan to temporary employ a teacher to fill her position.
William A. Mercer forwards a letter from Carlisle School physician F. Shoemaker requesting authority to erect two pavilions for the treatment of consumptive patients. Mercer also attaches an estimate of supplies and their costs.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that with the illness of George L. Gottwerth a temporary fireman has been employed.
Major William Mercer submits a report that lists new employee (Frank B. Green) and those who have left the school (Florence M. Carter and Johnson Bradley). The report includes position title, salary, date of departure, and reason for departure.
Mollie V. Gaither requests a meeting with Francis E. Leupp to discuss returning to the Western United States.
William A. Mercer recommends the promotion of Emma H. Foster to fill the teacher vacancy caused by the death of Florence M. Carter. In addition, Mercer states that Frank B. Green has agreed to take a temporary position at $50 a month.
William A. Mercer reports the death of Lucy Spalding of tuberculosis to the Office of Indian Affairs.
W. A. Mercer forwards George L. Gottwerth's request for a 12-day leave of absence due to sickness. Gottwerth works as a fireman.
William A. Mercer requests the Office of Indian Affairs help in locating C. T. Stranahan and Voorhees if they remain in the Indian Service.
Major William Mercer submits a report that lists new employees (H. W. Leaman) and those who have changed positions (Emma H. Foster and Frank B. Green). The report includes position title and salary.
Captain William A. Mercer acknowledges receipt of a circular from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs mandating that "authorized Indian Irregular Employees" must be paid at the end of each week.
Mercer argues that this new rule should not apply to Carlisle because students are only hired as irregular employees during vacation months, and…
William A. Mercer submits a statement of cost form that lists the total amounts for subsistence, clothing, school materials and furnishings, light and fuel, miscellaneous expenses, new buildings and repairs, the value of subsistence raised by schools, and pay for regular and irregular employees for the quarter ending March 31, 1905.
E. A. Hitchcock, Secretary of the Interior, replies to an inquiry regarding the use of the appropriation for an addition to the hospital at the Carlisle Indian School. Hitchcock states that the appropriation can be used to construct a new hospital building.
Captain William A. Mercer submits a report that lists irregular employees who worked at the school during March 1905. The report includes details on compensation, position titles, race, and the number of days worked during that month.
F. Shoemaker, the school physician, compiles the sanitary report for the quarter ending on March 31, 1905.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the death of Ellen Macy (here Ellen Macey) of tuberculosis.
William A. Mercer requests from the Office of Indian Affairs information on the Lewis and Clark Exposition after receiving a letter from Chemawa Indian School Superintendent Edwin L. Chalcraft. Mercer notes that the school has had a small exhibit on its school work and industrial departments and have been waiting on instructions on where to…
William A. Mercer requests authority to have a local engineer create topographical maps of the school grounds to correct errors including the locations of the main pipe line and the school cemetery. In addition, Mercer notes that the school drawing teacher is making floor plans and elevations of all of the school buildings.
William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding the permanent appointment of Florence N. Head as an assistant matron at the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer states that Head has been transferred to the seamstress department and recommends her transfer to another school.
William A. Mercer requests an increase in the salary of Margaret O. Eckert as an Assistant Matron.
W. A. Mercer 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, 1906.
Richard Henry Pratt compiles a report with remarks regarding employees' efficiency, conduct, behavior, dress, health, attitude towards children, and notes on any special skills. The report also lists employees' salaries and position titles.
Major William Mercer submits a report that lists new employee (George Brown Jr.). The report includes position titles and salary. Attached is Mercer's recommendation appointment letter for Brown as an assistant cook.