Document Collection

The Documents section of the website 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, 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

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

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.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

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