Letters/Correspondence

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Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, Second Quarter 1883
April 3, 1883

Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1883 amounting to $9,674.65 for support of the school. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $5,166.26 for regular employee pay. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Hears Fire and Steals the Bear
April 9, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt returns to the Indian Affairs Office a letter from U.S. Indian Agent H. J. Armstrong from the Crow Agency and recommends returning Hears Fire and Steals the Bear to their home.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Tommie McGillycuddy and Oliver Spotted Tail
April 9, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return to their homes Tommie McGillycuddy and Oliver Spotted Tail due to tuberculous infections. As a result of their conditions Pratt notes that they will need an escort to accompany them on their way home.

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Request to Return Harriet Elder to Her Home
April 16, 1883

Lewellyn E. Woodin, U.S. Indian Agent for the Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe Agency, notes that the mother of Harriet Mary Elder (here Harriet May) requests her daughter to be sent home from Carlisle. Woodin writes that the mother is part of a party going from the Oakland Reservation to Idaho and wants...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response of Parents Regarding Extending Terms of Enrollment
May 2, 1883

Lewellyn E. Woodin, U.S. Indian Agent for the Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe Agency, provides the answers of the parents whose children's terms are set to expire regarding extending their terms at Carlisle.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send Home Fannie Merrick and Mary Tyndall
May 4, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests to send home Fannie Merrick and Mary Tyndall. Pratt notes that Alice C. Fletcher is set to visit the Omaha reservation and can escort the two students back.

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, May 5, 1883
May 5, 1883

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew that he has made arrangements for several students to work aboard the American Steam Ship Line bound for Europe.  Pratt also requests Agnew's attendence at the May 23rd board meeting, and discusses the printing of a trust....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, May 11, 1883
May 11, 1883

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding the ongoing attempts of President Chester A. Arthur to secure funding for the school from Congress. Pratt also mentions a board meeting scheduled for the 22nd and 23rd of May, and the preparation of a trust. This...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Request to Enroll 12 Pawnee Students at Carlisle
May 14, 1883 - May 19, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from L. D. Davis, Superintendent of the Indian Boarding School at the Pawnee Agency, regarding sending twelve Pawnee students to Carlisle. Davis notes that many of the older students desire to go to Carlisle because some of their former classmates are at...

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, May 15, 1883
May 15, 1883

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew about the ucoming meeting of the Board of Trustees on the 23rd of May.  Pratt’s letter is written on a copy of the “Deed of Trust” for a parcel of land in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania that became part of the Carlisle...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Request to Return Jane Freeman to Her Home
May 18, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return Jane Freeman, a member of the Creek Nation, to her home due to pulmonary trouble.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pawnee Students Request to be Enrolled in Carlisle
May 28, 1883 - June 4, 1883

L. D. Davis, the Superintendent of the Pawnee Boarding School, writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding sending additional boys to the Carlisle Indian School. Davis includes a number of written requests from students asking to attend the Carlisle Indian School.

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Request to Return Fanny Morning and Kaha Kuh Home
June 1, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return Fanny Morning and Kaha Kuh to their homes as a precautionary measure due to their health.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Pueblo Children to Their Home in 1883
June 2, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt notes that while he does not think it in the best of interest of the students he will comply with the wishes of the parents of the Pueblo students and return them to their homes. He believes it should be done as soon as possible in case they want to return for the Fall in...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request Return Luke Phillips to Serve as Interpreter
June 4, 1883

Lewellyn E. Woodin, U.S. Indian Agent for the Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe Agency, requests that Luke Phillips a student at the Carlisle Indian be sent home immediately to serve as an interpreter for the Agency.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Three Students to Their Homes
June 4, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to return students whose terms of enrollment have expired to their homes.

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Carlisle Built Wagons for Big Horse and Wolf Face
June 5, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Indian Affairs Office that he has received word regarding a wagon the school is selling to Big Horse. Big Horse asks if the government will pay for the transportation of the wagon which Pratt recommends. Pratt also notes that Wolf Face has asking for a wagon and...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommends Students from Colorado River Agency Attend Hampton
June 6, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt writes in regards to an inquiry from the U.S. Indian Agent of the Colorado River Agency to sending students to Carlisle. Pratt notes that Samuel C. Armstrong of the Hampton Institute is going to be visiting Agencies in Arizona and recommends that the students from the Agency...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Body of Adam McCarty to be Returned
June 11, 1883

The U.S. Indian Agent at the Arapaho Agency requests the return of the body of Adam McCarty, a member of the Modoc Nation, who is a student at the Carlisle Indian School. The Agent notes that McCarty is dying and the Modoc Nation is greatly distressed.

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Permission for Joshua Given to Serve as Interpreter
June 14, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority for allowing Joshua Given to serve as an interpreter for three chiefs Kiowa Agency while they visit Washington D.C.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Exchanging Students with the Lincoln Institute
June 21, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter received from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding small girls to be sent to the Lincoln Institute in Philadelphia. Pratt notes that he would be willing to send a number of young girls at Carlisle to be sent to the Lincoln Institute along with young boys...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment of the Superintendent of the Fort Stevenson Indian School
June 25, 1883 - July 3, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from C. L. Hall regarding the appointment of the Superintendent of the Fort Stevenson Indian School. Pratt notes that he agrees with Hall that the Superintendent should be subject to the whims of the Agent.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaints Regarding Education at the Peoria Nation
July 5, 1883 - July 22, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from former student William B. Peery regarding the state of the Peoria Agency. Peery states that the Indian Department is withholding money meant to educate students as well as preventing students from being sent out to school. In addition the Agent is...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaints Regarding Wagon from the Carlisle Indian School
July 9, 1883

Charles E. Monteith, U.S. Indian Agent for the Nez Perce Agency, requests authority to purchase a new wagon due to the unsafe and unfit wagon the Agency recently received from the Carlisle Indian School. Monteith provides details of how the wagon is unfit and criticizes the foreman in charge at...

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Reference Letter for Returning Manuelito to His Home
July 9, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his earlier letter emphasizing his request to return Manuelito Chou as soon as possible due to his poor health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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