Letters/Correspondence

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Continuing Enrollment of Students Whose Terms Are Expiring
January 5, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt makes the recommendation to the Office of Indian Affairs of keeping students whose terms are set to expire through the end of the school term in June.

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Enrollment of Apache Children in Arizona at Carlisle
January 8, 1884 - January 12, 1884

Major General John Pope telegraphs Robert Todd Lincoln, Secretary of War, regarding enrolling children from the Apache Nation at Carlisle or other schools.

Lincoln forwards a copy of the telegraph to the Secretary of the Interior along with a statement that Richard Henry Pratt had written...

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Descriptive Statement of Pupils Transferred to Lincoln Institute, 1884
January 9, 1884

These materials include a cover letter and Descriptive Statements of Pupils regarding 27 children transferred to the Lincoln Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from the Carlisle Indian School. Those children, from a variety of Nations, had previously been sent to Carlisle. 

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Inquiry into Number of Children to Met Carlisle Agent
January 16, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt inquires of the Office of Indian Affairs how many children will from Arkansas City will join Carlisle Indian School Agent and school physician Obadiah G. Given.

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Request for Pawnee Chiefs to Travel East
January 17, 1884 - January 28, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Baptiste Bayhylle and Ralph J. Weeks regarding a request from a Pawnee Chiefs to visit Carlisle. Pratt provides some context to their request including the fact that many served as scouts during the war with the Cheyenne, Kiowas, and Comanches. He...

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Request for Information for Transferring Girls to Lincoln Institute
January 23, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Mrs. Cox is coming to the Carlisle Indian School to arrange for transferring girls to the Lincoln Institute. Pratt asks for the conclusions from the Office of Indian Affairs about authorizing the transfer.

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Apache Students Now Headed for Carlisle from San Carlos
January 24, 1884

Robert Todd Lincoln, Secretary of War, forwards a copy of a telegram to inform the Department of the Interior that Lieutenant West has departed San Carlos in charge of 52 children including 47 boys and five girls for Carlisle.

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Inquiry Regarding Transportation Costs for Lincoln Transfer
January 30, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt asks of the Office of Indian Affairs if he should pay for the transportation of 27 girls to the Lincoln Institute.

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Request to Return Three Onondaga Nation Students
February 1884

Petition for the return of James Thomas, Matilda Thomas, and Mary Johnson from the Carlisle Indian School. The petitioners claim that the children were sent to Carlisle under the false pretense that the school was a school for white children that would allow their children to learn English. The...

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Request to Enroll 50 Students from the Mescalero and Jicarilla Agencies
February 2, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt petitions the Office of Indian Affairs to enroll 50 students from the Mescalero and Jicarilla Agencies. Pratt notes that the headmen from each Agency having visited the Carlisle Indian School now have a high opinion of the school and are currently enthusiastic to enroll their...

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Recommendation for Route for Students from the Mescalero and Jicarilla Agency
February 8, 1884

William H. H. Llewellyn, U.S. Indian Agent for the Mescalero and Jicarilla Agency, provides a recommendation on which railroad route to send 50 children to the Carlisle Indian School along with ways to limit the cost of involved by sending one Agency employee and one army officer.

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Request for Specific Boot Sizes for Upcoming Years
February 8, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt details his disappointment the fulfillment he made of a request for boots from the Department of the Interior. Pratt notes that he expected a variety of sizes but was instead only provided with one size. As a result he specifically requests various sizes for the following...

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Proposal to Supply Wagons to Sioux Chiefs
February 18, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Secretary of the Interior regarding a proposal to supply four wagons to Sioux Chiefs rather than having them travel East.

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Response to Inquiry to Enroll Six St. Regis Students
February 18, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request to enroll six students from the St. Regis band. Pratt states that Carlisle can take the students and provides details concerning the characteristics of the students.

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Group from the Homewood School Sent to Carlisle
February 19, 1884

Thomas W. Haskins, President of the Homewood School, informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the second group of students have to Carlisle and he will follow-up with the particulars.

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Aid Requested for Travel and Maintenance of Incoming Mescalero Party
February 20, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt states that he can get through the present fiscal year on his appropriation but needs aid for travel expenses and maintenance of the incoming party from Mescalero.

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Request for Written Authority Covering Additional Enrollment and Transportation
February 20, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests that he have written authority to cover the verbal authority to increase the number of pupils from San Carlos as well as other additional pupils including eight from the Chippewa Nation.

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Status of Onondaga Children at Carlisle in 1884
February 21, 1884 - March 3, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt answers a letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding students from the Onondaga Nation and a disconnect regarding the status of R. H. Gardner as an Agent in New York. Pratt also encloses a letter from Julia E. Remington regarding sending home Onondaga students...

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Enrolling Sac and Fox Student Living in Massachusetts
February 25, 1884

E. B. Townsend, Special Agent, writes the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a student from the Sac and Fox Nation who was sent East to study at the Hampton Institute but is currently living in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The student has indicated that he would like to study at the...

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Request to Return Onondaga Children Home
March 3, 1884

J. L. Thomas writes regarding a request from the Onondaga Nation to have their children returned from the Carlisle Indian School. Thomas references the Onondaga Chief Daniel La Fort's visit to Washington where he secured a promise to have the children returned home but has had no word since.

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Proposal to Formally Transfer Title of School Property to Interior Department
March 5, 1884 - March 28, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding the ownership of the property upon which the Carlisle Indian School is located. Pratt notes that the Department of the Interior has made significant improvements to the property and should have the title as approved under...

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Fifty Apache Students to be Transported to Carlisle
March 10, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Department of Indian Affairs that he has contracted to have fifty students from the Mescalero Band of the Apache Nation to be transported to the Carlisle Indian School. He queries the office as to where the funds to pay for the transport should be taken from.

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Request to Send Students to Wills Eye Hospital
March 17, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to send students with impaired vision to the Wills' Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for treatment.

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Clarification Sought on the Use of the Osage Fund
March 18, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt seeks clarification on how to use the Osage Fund in such a way to avoid complications on the Carlisle Indian School's accounts. Pratt indicates its similarity to other funds as well as the Comptrollers instructions provides conflicting advice. Pratt ends by saying that he...

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Notification of Pratt's Arrival at Carlisle and Group of Students from Mescalero and Jicarilla Agency
April 18, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Indian Affairs Office that he has arrived back at the Carlisle Indian School from his trip out West. Pratt also notes that he was not able to bring back a party of students from the Mescalero and Jicarilla Agency due to the Agent being detained in a Court case...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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