1908

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Personnel File of William A. Mercer, Superintendent
February 25, 1903 - March 27, 1909

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...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Goods Shipped to Carlisle by Pennsylvania Railroad Company
August 24, 1904 - December 26, 1908

This document contains correspondence written by Superintendent William A. Mercer, the Chief of the Purchase Division of the Department of the Interior, Chief Clerk F. M. Conser, and two auditors for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company named John S. Donaldson and John T. Denniston. The...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Construction Inspection Report of John Charles for March 1905
March 11, 1905 - January 2, 1909

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Investigation into Printer's Mismanagement or Theft of School Newspaper Revenue
June 2-25, 1907

Former printer Karl H. Baker asks for the annual leave that he believes he was due before his dismissal/resignation from the Carlisle Indian School. Superintendent Moses Friedman states that Baker has several unpaid debts to Carlisle Indian School employees and to Carlisle businesses.

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Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Supplies for the Superintendent's Quarters and Shoe Shop
August 13-23, 1907

Major W. A. Mercer requests to spend $47.70 from the "Indian School, Carlisle, Pa., 1908" appropriation on porch shades and fire screens for the superintendents' quarters and supplies for the shoe shop. Commissioner of Indian Affairs F. E. Leupp grants Mercer's request.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds to Pay Off Debt, First Quarter 1908
August 15-27, 1907

Major W. A. Mercer requests to spend $22.00 from the "Miscellaneous Receipts, Class IV" appropriation to pay for a debt incurred for buying newspapers for the Carlisle Indian School during the first quarter of 1908. Commissioner of Indian Affairs F. E. Leupp grants Mercer's request.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Over-18 Enrollment Policies and Philomena Badger
September 9, 1907 - March 25, 1908

These materials include correspondence regarding the re-enrollment of Philomena Badger. Badger's re-enrollment was the cause of clarification on the enrollment policy of pupils over the age of 18. Philomena re-enrolled at Carlisle when she was 18 years old, against the wishes of her guardian;...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Made by Robert Charboneau
September 17, 1907 - January 1, 1908

These materials include correspondence and government documents regarding a complaint by Robert Charboneau that his daughter, Frances Charboneau, was taken to the Carlisle Indian School without his consent. Frances was returned to her home in Fort Totten, North Dakota after an inquiry into her...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Returned and Lost Articles for Jamestown Exposition
October 5, 1907 - March 6, 1908

These materials include correspondence and a list of articles returned and lost from the Jamestown Exposition. The correspondence includes recognition of a reimbursement check from the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition Commission for lost articles, and notice that another shipment of articles...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Public Charges Against Carlisle's Football Team
December 12, 1907 - March 14, 1908

This material includes correspondence concerning charges brought against a member of Carlisle's football team in a Philadelphia newspaper.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Return Home by James M. Parsons #1
December 14, 1907 - March 16, 1908

This material includes correspondence concerning the departure and request to return home of James M. Parsons. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Exchange of Carlisle Farmer and Rapid City School Farmer
December 16, 1907 - January 15, 1908

Rapid City School Superintendent J. F. House proposes to Carlisle Indian School Superintendent William A. Mercer that they exchange farmers, with C. W. Cranford going to Carlisle and Norman H. Justus going to Rapid City. None of Mercer, the farmers, nor officials from the Office of Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Demand to Cut Staff Positions
December 28, 1907 - January 3, 1908

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent W. A. Mercer informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he will be permanently filling the fireman, assistant carpenter, and assistant matron positions, but he does not think he will be able to cut any positions without hurting the school. 

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Paying Salaries of Staff Transferred to Other Positions
January 3 - April 22, 1908

Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee informs the Carlisle Indian School Superintendent that he should furnish the relief of Boys' Field Agent Fred W. Canfield before James E. Henderson takes his position. 

 Larrabee also informs the superintendent that he has to pay for...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Departure of Superintendent Mercer
January 4, 1908 - January 6, 1908

The Commissioner of Indian Affairs Francis E. Leupp informs the Secretary of the Interior that the War Department has ordered that Carlisle Indian School Acting Superintendent Major W. A. Mercer return to his regiment, thus opening a vacancy in the leadership of the school.

Leupp...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Funds of Dana Black
January 4, 1908 - May 11, 1918

This document contains correspondence concerning the funds of former student Dana Black. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plans to Slaughter 50 Animals for Student Subsistence
January 4, 1908 - January 9, 1908

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent W. A. Mercer requests permission to slaughter 20 calves and 30 hogs for his students to eat. Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee gives Mercer his desired permission.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Visit of Carlisle Citizens with Commissioner Leupp
January 6, 1908

These materials include a telegram from a group of Carlisle citizens requesting an audience with Commissioner of Indian Affairs Francis Leupp, regarding a request to postpone the appointment of a new superintendent for the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carlisle Citizens Want Input into Superintendent Appointment
January 7, 1908

Mr. Miller [first name unclear] of the Pennsylvania Senate writes to Commissioner Francis E. Leupp to inform him that a committee of Carlisle residents, who would like to voice their opinion on the appointment of a new Superintendent at the Carlisle Indian School, are postponing their call to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Endorsement of John Whitwell as Superintendent
January 11, 1908

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent William A. Mercer writes Commissioner of Indian Affairs Francis Leupp to endorse Principal Teacher John Whitwell as his successor as Superintendent.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Return Home of Moses Raub
January 11-17, 1908

These materials include correspondence regarding approval of the return home of Moses Raub from the Carlisle Indian School. Superintendent W. A. Mercer's request for the same was approved by the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for a Map of School Grounds to Allow for the Construction of a Sewer
January 13, 1908 - January 15, 1908

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent W. A. Mercer requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs send him a map of the school grounds so that the Carlisle Borough can build a sewer across the campus. Chief Clerk of the Office of Indian Affairs F. M. Conser forwards Mercer a  copy.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requests for Return Home of Harry Shawbooes and Charles Honyoust
January 13-27, 1908

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Charles Honyoust to be returned to his home. Also included is an additional request from Jack Shawbooes to have his son Henry Shawbooes returned to his home in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Both requests were granted.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Superintendent Friedman's Transfer to Carlisle
January 16, 1908 - April 3, 1909

These materials include numerous letters regarding Moses Friedman's transfer from the Assistant Superintendence at Haskell Institute to the Superintendence of the Carlisle Indian School. Friedman replaces Major William A. Mercer, who is required to return to his military regiment. As part of his...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Return Home by James M. Parsons #2
January 16, 1908

This material includes correspondence concerning the transportation home of James M. Parsons. 

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

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