Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request from James Bird for the return of his daughter Fanny Bird due to his illness. Pratt notes that Fanny is only 11 but has been at the school three years and both her health and conduct are constantly improving. As a result Pratt notes that if she returns home all of improvement will likely be for naught and there is little good she could do at home.
Pratt Responds to Request for Return of Fanny Bird
December 16, 1891
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 807, 1891-#44829