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...
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.
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.
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.
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;...
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...
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...
This material includes correspondence concerning charges brought against a member of Carlisle's football team in a Philadelphia newspaper.
This material includes correspondence concerning the departure and request to return home of James M. Parsons.
This document contains correspondence concerning the funds of former student Dana Black.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This material includes correspondence concerning the transportation home of James M. Parsons.
Howard Fremont Stratton, Director of the Art Department at the School of Industrial Art of the Pennsylvania Museum, asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells why the Bureau of Indian Affairs does not pay the living expenses of Indian students, many of whom formerly attended Carlisle,...
These materials include financial documents and correspondence concerning the handling of student's accounts at Carlisle. The document also contains lists of the balances due to students enrolled as of January 31, 1908.
These materials include correspondence regarding the death of Fred War Bonnet by the Supervisor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School, Charles H. Dickson. Dickson further reports War Bonnet's body was interred at the school cemetery.
Pennsylvania Representative Marlin Olmstead delivers this speech on the Carlisle Indian School in the House of Representative on February 6, 1908.
These materials include correspondence regarding a request to return Michael and Eugene Ranco to their home in Old Town, Maine. The request was granted.
These materials include correspondence regarding the death of Claudia Marie. Additional correspondence is included regarding the discharge of students before their term of enrollment expired without the approval of the Office of Indian Affairs.
This document, known as an Authority to Act as Agent form, temporarily transferred authority from Supervisor in Charge Charles H. Dickson to Assistant Superintendent John R. Wise, for the period of February 14-16 inclusive.
These materials include correspondence regarding a request from C. E. Cooley to have his son Don, a member of the Apache Nation, returned home from the Carlisle Indian School. The request was granted.
These materials include financial documents and correspondence related to a 1908 financial audit of the accounts of the Carlisle Indian School. This audit included a breakdown of Carlisle's administrative accounts, as well as list of balances held for each pupil enrolled as of January 31, 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...