Documents

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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Request for Funds for Food and Travel

Date: October 8, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting $2000 for food at the Carlisle Indian School and to cover expenses for a recruitment trip in the West. Pratt notes that he is leaving for Winfield, Kansas soon.

Repository: National Museum of the American Indian

Notice of Board to Appraise Property

Date: October 9, 1879

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding a board to appraise property at the Carlisle Barracks. Pratt notes that, because of the visit, he will be unable to meet a group of recruited students in the West, and instead suggests sending teachers Alfred J. Standing and Sarah Mather. Pratt also notes the presence of journalists around the school, looking for information.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Expedited Supplies Shipment

Date: October 9, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs asking for a quick response to outstanding requests for supplies.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Use of Official Postage for Student Letters

Date: October 10, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt asking whether official postage stamps can be used to send students' mail to their families and friends at home in the western Agencies.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Requesting Funds for Repairs and Furniture

Date: October 10, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt requesting funds from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The funds were needs for repairs, the construction of a fence, and the purchase of school and bedding furniture.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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