Superintendent William A. Mercer submits an Estimate of Supplies for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 1905 amounting to $350.72 and requests to purchase those items in the open market. The form includes the items being requested, the quantity, the estimated cost, and how the item will be used at the school.
Estimate of funds for the fourth quarter of 1905 amounting to $21,048.30 for support of the school, $13,450.00 of which is for regular employee pay.
W. A. Mercer forwards nurse M. S. Barr's application for a 30-day leave of absence on account of the illness of her sister.
William A. Mercer responds to Education Circular #119 dated April 7, 1905 asking for data to distribute funds for the transportation of students. Mercer states that as the transportation costs for Carlisle are paid from the appropriation that he believes the circular is not intended to apply to the Carlisle Indian School.
Fred J. Erfert of the Missoula, Montana Chamber of Commerce requests a copy of the Office of Indian Affairs reply to their inquiry regarding the removal of the Carlisle Indian School to the Western United States.
Superintendent W. A. Mercer advises the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Miss Carter's leave of absence was due to sickness. Mercer also informs the Commissioner that Carter died on March 11th. He requests the Commissioner to approve Miss Carter's application for a leave of absence with pay.
J. R. Wise replies to Education Circular 120 from C. F. Larrabee with the correct location, post-office and telegraphic addresses, and the nearest railroad station. Wise provides a breakdown of the usual routes for passenger and freight routes.
William A. Mercer requests Florence N. Head to be transferred to the position of seamstress at another school in the Indian School Service.
J. R. Wise informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has separately sent them school room papers and unmounted drawings for the Lewis and Clark/Portland Exposition. Wise also discusses the type of industrial materials to be included and photographs taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston.
William A. Mercer requests authority to pay for the purchase of two burial caskets.
William A. Mercer recommends the appointment of W. H. Beck as an Indian Agent.
Major William Mercer submits a report that lists employees who have left the school (Frank B. Green) and those who have changed positions (Margaret O. Eckert). The report includes position title, salary, date of departure, and reason for departure.
Correspondence and memorandums regarding the building of a new hospital building at the Carlisle Indian School based on the Haskell Institute Hospital.
William A. Mercer notifies the Office of Indian Affairs that he has received the money order reimbursing him for expenses of Quanah Parker and seven others to interview the President.
William A. Mercer discusses a letter from Emily B. Parke requesting to be allowed to enroll three students from Alaska at the Carlisle Indian School.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has shipped a box of industrial goods direct to Portland, Oregon for the Lewis and Clark/Portland Exposition. Included is a list of articles in the exhibit for the Carlisle Indian School.
George Zeigler, Comptroller of the Philadelphia & Reading Railway Company, returns a letter to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the lack of a blank to certify the rates charged were current and the lowest charged to the public for the same service.
J. R. Wise reports the death of Delia Williams of tuberculosis to the Office of Indian Affairs.
Captain William A. Mercer submits a report that lists irregular employees who worked at the school during April 1905. The report includes details on compensation, position titles, race, and the number of days worked during that month.
W. A. Mercer forwards Etta S. Fortney's application for a 30-day annual leave of absence. Fortney works as an assistant laundress.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that H. W. Leaman has written to the Civil Service Commission regarding obtaining blanks and instructions for the required examination for florist.
Captain W. A. Mercer forwards boys field agent Howard E. Gansworth's application for a 12-day annual leave of absence.
William A. Mercer requests authority to spend $500 in the open market to purchase supplies and in labor costs to make emergency repairs to buildings and other school property.
Captain W. A. Mercer request permission from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to employ irregular student labor to build and improve school facilities during the spring and summer of 1905. Mercer notes that he hopes to pay his students betwween 50 and 75 cents per day, and that hiring students will allow the school to save money and for the…
Captain W. A. Mercer requests permission from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to employ twenty female students in the sewing room to make shirts for male pupils. Mercer also includes details on compensation and the number of workdays required to make enough shirts.