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 Cooking Range

Date: October 31, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests that a cooking range with a 300-person capacity be supplied to the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Student Personal Supplies

Date: October 31, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt requesting authority to purchase personal supplies for students, including clothing and tolietries for both males and females.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Fund Transfer for Salaries and Debts

Date: November 4, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, requesting $4000 be transferred to his credit for the purposes of settling debts and paying owed salaries. A note in the file suggests that the Commissioner had a total of $7000 transferred into Pratt's account.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Urgent Request for Cold-Weather Clothing

Date: November 4, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, requesting permission to spend $1000 on cold weather clothing for students. Pratt notes that supplies requested two months previous had not yet arrived, and that cold weather had set in at Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Fund Transfer for Supplies Purchases

Date: November 5, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests approved funds be transferred to his credit, so that supplies can be purchased.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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