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The Documents section features digitized copies of documents relating to the history of the school.  These documents include correspondence, graduation pamphlets, and other forms of ephemera, and have been digitized by Digital Resource Center staff.  Today, these documents are preserved in a number of locations, including the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections as well as private collections.

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Report of Irregular Employees, April 1880

Date: May 15, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt forwards a monthly report of irregular employees for April 1880 to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Special Estimate of Funds, Second Quarter 1880

Date: June 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for the second quarter of 1880 amounting to $1,100.80 for areas covering traveling expenses, supplies, contingencies, and clothing.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Plan for Outing System in Massachusetts

Date: June 15, 1880

Lieutenant Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that he would like students to have outings on farms located in Berkshire and Hampshire counties in Massachusetts. According to Pratt's plan, the Bureau of Indian Affairs would pay for the students' transit while students would pay for their food and washing expenses.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Outings

Estimate of Funds, Third Quarter 1880

Date: June 18 - August 4, 1880

Estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1880 amounting to $8,805 for areas covering subsistence, employee pay, clothing, supplies, and contingencies. Two explanatory cover letters are attached.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Estimate of Tools and Material, July 1880

Date: July 2, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt submits an estimate of tools and material amounting to $1,400 needed for the Carlisle Indian School to build wagons and carriages.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Death of Sioux Student John Renville

Date: August 10, 1880

Physician in Charge J. S. Bender reports the death of Sioux student John Renville from typhus. Lieutenant Richard H. Pratt forwards Bender's letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Special Estimate of Funds, Third Quarter 1880

Date: August 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form amounting to $2,220 for areas covering shops, supplies, repairs, and traveling expenses.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Richard H. Pratt's Application for Leave of Absence

Date: August 24, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs approve a two-week long leave of absence.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Purchase 400 Tons of Coal

Date: August 28, 1880

Lieutenant Richard H. Pratt requests to add a $1,980 purchase of four hundred tons of coal to his "special" estimate of funds.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Leave of Absence Request for Richard H. Pratt

Date: September 4, 1880

Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs O. Marble asks that Lieutenant Richard H. Pratt's request for a 14 day leave of absence be granted.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Report of Irregular Employees, July 1880

Date: September 7, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for July 1880.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Report of Irregular Employees, August 1880

Date: September 9, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for August 1880.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Hire Dr. Hepburn as School Physician

Date: September 17, 1880

Lieutenant Richard H. Pratt requests to hire Dr. C. H. Hepburn as the Carlisle Indian School physician at $900 per year. Hepburn will exclusively treat students and employees, live on campus, and deliver weekly health lectures to the students.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1880

Date: September 18, 1880

Estimate of Funds for the fourth quarter of 1880 amounting to $1,880 for beef and flour, $1,000 for clothing and material to manufacture clothing, and $700 for fuel, stamps, water, and other contingencies.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1880 (Report)

Date: September 18, 1880

Estimate of Funds for the fourth quarter of 1880 amounting to $9,180 for subsistence, employee pay, clothing, repairs, and contingencies.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Cash and Property Accounts, June 1880

Date: September 27, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt lists the cash and property accounts for the quarter ending June 30, 1880 to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Requisition for Stationary, October 1880

Date: October 2, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt requests 50 blank Bills of Lading and 50 blank Invoice forms.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Recruit Students from the Sisseton, Green Bay, and Lapointe Agencies

Date: October 8, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt requests authority to travel to the Sisseton, Green Bay, and La Pointe agencies in order to recruit 25 new students. As he would like more than half to be girls, he also requests to bring a female assistant on the trip.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Report of Irregular Employees, September 1880

Date: October 13, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for September 1880.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Recruiting Students in the Sisseton, Green Bay, and Lapointe Agencies

Date: October 14, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he will be absent from the school from October 14 to November 6, 1880 to recruit students from the Sisseton, Green Bay, and La Pointe agencies. While absent, A. J. Standing will serve as Acting Superintendent.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Attend Natural History Event

Date: October 14, 1880

Lieutenant Richard H. Pratt requests $40 to allow all the Carlisle Indian School's staff, teachers, and students to visit Cooper and Bailey's Menagerie "collection of animals" in Carlisle. Pratt believes the event will help educate the students about natural history.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Recruit Students with a Female Assistant

Date: October 17, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt asks if he has authority to bring a female assistant on his trip to recruit new students and requests a book of subvoucher blanks.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Enroll 40 Children from the Green Bay Agency

Date: November 8, 1880 - January 14, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from the U. S. Indian Agent at the Green Bay Agency, E. Stephens, writes to Captain Pratt requesting to enroll forty students from his agency from three tribes: the Menominee, Oneida, and Stockbridge. Stephens writes that the progress of the two students already at Carlisle shows the benefits of the school including in its ability to teach the English language by bringing together different Nations. In Pratt's note to the Indian Commissioner notes that he would be glad to take as many students as the Department wishes to send due to the limitations of the current grounds he would struggle to have more than 300 students at one time.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Enrolling Cheyenne and Arapaho Students

Date: November 14, 1880

John D. Miles, Agent for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, tells Lieutenant Richard H. Pratt that his agency gave students cattle to take care of over vacation. As students did not know about the money and effort involved in caring for the animals, Miles relays a suggestion from a Mr. Seger (from the Arapaho school) that male students sell their cattle and use the proceeds to pay for train tickets to the Hampton Institute or Carlisle Indian School. Many of these students are excited about the idea and would like to enroll.

Pratt forwards Miles' letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and states that, with the Commissioner's permission, he'd be happy to have the Cheyenne and Arapaho students at Carlisle if they sent an equal amount of boys and girls. A list of potential Cheyenne and Arapaho students is attached.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Report of Irregular Employees, October 1880

Date: November 18, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for October 1880.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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