Letters/Correspondence

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Request for Help in Returning Grandfather of Ralph Eagle Feather
November 21, 1883 - November 27, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a copy of a letter from former Carlisle Indian School student Ralph Eagle Feather regarding his grandfather who left the Rosebud Agency under the care of a former U.S. Indian Agent. Eagle Feather requests help in returning his grandfather to the Agency as they have...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Students During the 1883 Fiscal Year
November 23, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for the expenses of all students whose terms of enrollment expire and ill health during the remainder of the 1883 fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Arrangements to Transport San Carlos Children with Fort Union Children
November 26, 1883

J. M. Haworth reports that arrangements might be made to allow for the San Carlos students to be sent with the Fort Union students to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Objects to Agent Spending His Appropriation
December 1, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt objects to U.S. Indian Agent Wilcox spending his appropriation unless he can do so more economically.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Onondaga Nation Students
December 1, 1883 - February 7, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request for the return of Onondaga children currently enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt provides context to the request for the return of the children and determines that it might be best to return the students at their parents expense.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Further Objects to Apache Indian Agent Spending His Appropriation
December 6, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides further discussion related to his telegraph objecting to U.S. Indian Agent Wilcox spending his appropriation money in transporting students from the Apache Nation to Carlisle. Pratt indicates that he had negotiated with the General Passenger and Ticket Agent to spend...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, Regular Employee Pay, and Estimate of Supplies, First Quarter 1884
December 11, 1883

Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1884 amounting to $14,401.00 for support of the school and estimate of supplies ammounting to $1,196. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $5,510.00 for regular employee pay.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, December 11, 1883
December 11, 1883

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew with an update on the school and the rising number of students. He also writes about his desire to find benefactors interested in creating a new Indian industrial school to accommodate more students. This letter is part of a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Request for Employee in Charge of the Outing Program
December 11, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests a position to be placed in charge of the outing program at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has been hesitant to fill this position in order to save money but the increase in outings has now meant the position is now unable to be filled by other staff...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, December 22, 1883
December 22, 1883

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew thanking him for his "practical interest" in the school in regards to the arrival of two calves for the school farm. Pratt also mentions the illness of over sixty students to "a thorough seige of the mumps." This letter is...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Inquiry into Enrolling Fort Union Children at Carlisle
December 25, 1883

J. M. Haworth, Interpreter, follows up on his telegram asking about sending the children of the prisoners of Fort Union, New Mexico to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Five Students to the Genoa School
December 26, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding a letter he has received from the Superintendent of the Genoa School to transfer five students to Genoa when the school opens in February 1884. Pratt states that while he is willing to send the students he does not believe the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
White Eagle Requests a Wagon and Harness from Carlisle
December 27, 1883

White Eagle requests that Richard Henry Pratt request from Washington D.C. a spring wagon and harness from the Carlisle Indian School. White Eagle also discusses sending more children from the Ponca Agency and returning his son Frank Eagle back to Carlisle.

Richard Henry Pratt forwards...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposed Transfer of Small Girls to the Lincoln Institute
December 28, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt notes that the Lincoln Institute has appealed to him to help them fill their quota of students. As a result he proposes to transfer 26 girls including the small girls at Carlisle and four or five large girls who would be better served in a single sex school.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Special Case for Suffield
1884

Special Case for Suffield

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lincoln Institute Transfer and Reimbursement
January 2, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Lincoln Institute wants 27 students. He also asks if there is any trouble with the reimbursement to his funds that separate vouchers be taken for the Lincoln Institute for those from Arizona which would cover orders from June.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recruiting Students in Among the Apache and Pueblo Agencies
January 12, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs telegraph that he has sent the school physician Obadiah G. Given to recruit students among the Pueblos and Apaches. He also details arrangements he has made with the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad company.

Pratt then...

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

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

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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.

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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.

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

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

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

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