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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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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 15, 1884

Date: July 15, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew attempting to arrange a visit, as well as a trip to the west to recruit students.  Pratt asks Agnew to come along to help select healthy children, and suggests that they rest in the Las Vegas, New Mexico Hot Springs.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tag.  Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Letter from M. S. Juslyn to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 26, 1884

Date: July 26, 1884

Acting Secretary in the Department of the Interior M. S. Juslyn writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew enclosing an order securing Agency and Indian Service assistance for Agnew while he is in the West. 

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, December 13, 1884

Date: December 13, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding his order of a coat and shoes from the school.  Pratt also commends Agnew for taking in a blind Osage child.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tag.  Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, February 19, 1885

Date: February 19, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding a possible trip to the southern United States, including a visit at the Exposition and the International Convention of Educators.  Pratt also mentions his interest in seeing "what manner of Secretary and Commissioner of Indian Affairs we have."  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, February 25, 1885

Date: February 25, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding his concerns for the new head of the Interior Department.  Pratt also notes that he has postponed his trip south.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be accessed using the People tags. Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, March 21, 1885

Date: March 21, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew over his concerns for the organization and staffing of offices within the Interior Department.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, March 26, 1885

Date: March 26, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding Pratt's visit with the new Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and a donation towards the farm debt.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Topics: Fundraising

Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 24, 1885

Date: July 24, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding an editorial Pratt authored.  Pratt also discusses staffing changes at Carlisle, and a student who he wishes Agnew to accept into his hospital.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the Peoples tag. Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Pine Ridge Agency, 1885

Date: September 9, 1885

These materials include a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 13 children transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Sac and Fox Agency, 1885

Date: November 11-18, 1885

These materials include a cover letter, correspondence, and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 2 individuals recommended for admission at the Carlisle Indian School from the Sac and Fox Agency. Christina Moore was accepted, by Po-Po Stanley was rejected due to being overaged.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, January 2, 1886

Date: January 2, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew in response to a proposed plan to segregate the students after they left the school.  He states that the students are fully capable of becoming a part of American life and appeared wary of what he perceives as attempts to undermine the school's work.  Pratt also discusses the appropriation of the Hallock tract of land.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags.  Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, February 24, 1886

Date: February 24, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew about calling on Gerardus C. King regarding the school.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags.  Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Topics: Fundraising

Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Gerardus C. King, March 19, 1886

Date: March 19, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Gerardus C. King, Counsellor at Law, thanking him for a donation of $5000 to the school.  Pratt discusses how the gift will be used to defray the costs of a debt on the school farm, and to fund a chapel.  Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Topics: Fundraising

Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, March 27, 1886

Date: March 27, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding Pratt's recent ousting from a Congressional bill on Indian education, and Pratt's political battles with Superintendent of Schools John Oberly at the Mohonk Conference.  Pratt also includes brief instructions on what Agnew should do should Carlisle be "broken up."  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags.  Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, May 8, 1886

Date: May 8, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew suggesting that Agnew stops in Carlisle to say goodbye before travelling.  Pratt also mentions discussions between Miss Styde of Carlisle and a Mr. Charles Pratt of the Astral Oil Works, Brooklyn, New York, regarding the potential opening of an industrial school in that city.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags.  Transcript included.

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, May 17, 1886

Date: May 17, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew saying that he received Congressional funding for the purchase of a farm adjacent to the school, as well as for the construction of a chapel, stable, and two new school wings.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, June 1, 1886

Date: June 1, 1886

Superindendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding plans for new and renovated buildings at Carlisle.  Pratt states that he does not intend to take on more students, but rather to create a more individualized training environment.  He compares Carlisle's Congressional funding to Congressional funding for other schools, and also discusses school finances generally.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags.  Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, August 9, 1886

Date: August 9, 1886

Superindendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew about the search to "find a mother for the girls."  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript included.

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, October 12, 1886

Date: October 12, 1886

Superindendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew informing him that the school had gained new students, raising enrollment higher than it had been before.  He also mentions the need for more money to improve school buildings. This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags.  Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, October 21, 1886

Date: October 21, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding attempts to get a Mr. Moody to visit Carlisle.  Pratt also mentions that 75 or more Florida Apache prisoner children are expected to arrive at the school soon, and that the school was recently inspected by a Mrs. Clarke of Virginia.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags.  Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Descriptive Statement of Pupils for Chiricahua Apache Prisoners-of-War, 1886

Date: November 1-9, 1886

These materials include a cover letter and Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 37 Chiricahua Apache prisoners-of-war transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida, where a larger group of Geronimo's band remained imprisoned. The 37 individuals transferred to Carlisle represented a portion of all prisoners aged between 12 and 22. A second group of prisoners from Geronimo's group were transferred in the Spring of 1887.

Note: The cover letter notes the inclusion of two other Descriptive Statements of Pupils, for children from Laguna and Pine Ridge. These Descriptive Statements were not included in the folder at the National Archives.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

"An Evening with the Carlisle Indian School"

Date: January 15, 1887

An invitation for a series of exercises, performed by Carlisle Indian School students, which include industrial demonstrations, recitations, songs, drawings, and a debate.  The event was billed as a way to show "the capacity of the Indian to receive education," and was open to the general public.

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Letter from "The Indian Helper" to Robert Kegerreis

Date: March 22, 1887

"The Indian Helper," probably a pseudonym for a student editor of The Indian Helper newspaper, writes to Robert Kegerreis regarding a missing issue of the magazine.  The letter also includes two small doodles.  Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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Descriptive Statement of Pupils Discharged to Green Bay Agency, 1887

Date: April 27-30, 1887

These materials include a cover letter and Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding the discharge of sisters Esther and Louisa Metoxen from the Carlisle Indian School and their transfer to their home in the Green Bay Agency of Wisconsin.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Descriptive Statement of Pupils Discharged to Pawnee Agency, 1887

Date: May 10-11, 1887

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding two individuals discharged from the Carlisle Indian School and transferred back to the Pawnee Agency.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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