Letters/Correspondence

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Proposal to Increase Number of Students at Carlisle
June 9, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to increase the number of pupils at the Carlisle Indian School for the upcoming school year. Pratt notes that he has corresponded with individuals from the Osage, Pueblo, and White Earth Agencies and they have noted they would like to increase the number of...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Delay in Sending Apache Students to Carlisle
June 14, 1884

William H. H. Llewellyn, U.S. Indian Agent for the Mescalero and Jicarilla Agency, informs the Office of Indian Affairs of a delay in sending students to Carlisle due to the Texas and Pacific Railway being washed out in places.

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 2, 1884
July 2, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding Agnew's nomination to an unnamed committee.  Pratt also discusses his ability to recruit more students thanks to the passing of the Indian Appropriations Bill.  This letter is part of a series of related...

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Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Request for Funds to Gather Students for the Carlisle Indian School
July 5, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests that $7000 be placed to his credit in order to gather the 150 students authorized by the Indian Affairs Office.

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Request to Return Three Students
July 5, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return three students whose terms have expired. Two of the students, Lena Carr and Harry Marmon, stayed behind because of instructions from Dr. Sheldon Jackson but whose parents have since been requested they return. Pratt has also kept Kise to manage...

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Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, Third Quarter 1884
July 9, 1884

Estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1884 amounting to $21,108.00 for support of the school. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $6,105.00 for regular employee pay. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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Request to be Employed as a Teacher at the Carlisle Indian School
July 9, 1884 - August 28, 1884

Mary E. Whitcomb inquires of Richard Henry Pratt if there are any vacancies at the Carlisle Indian School for a teacher due to an increase in the number of students. Pratt forwards the letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs noting that the increase in students additional teachers would be...

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Approval Sought for Transportation Appropriation for 1884
July 10, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests the approval for his request for $7000 in order to transport pupils to Carlisle. In particular, Pratt notes that one of the Carlisle Indian School teachers who returned with Pueblo students has seen 40 students from Laguna request to be enrolled at Carlisle. This is...

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 15, 1884
July 15, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew attempting to arrange a visit, as well as a trip to the west to recruit students.  Pratt asks Agnew to come along to help select healthy children, and suggests that they rest in the Las Vegas, New Mexico Hot Springs.  This...

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Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Request to Return Luke Phillips Home
July 16, 1884 - July 21, 1884

Luke Phillips, a member of the Nez Perce Nation, requests to be sent home along with the Nez Perce students. Richard Henry Pratt forwards the request and notes that he has argued with Phillips to stay but believes it might be best to return him.

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Request for Information on a Display for New Orleans
July 23, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests information from the Indian Affairs Office regarding an exhibit for New Orleans. Pratt mentions that Spencer Fullerton Baird of the Smithsonian Institute has mentioned building a display in conjunction with the Carlisle Indian School as well as an inquiry from...

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Letter from M. S. Juslyn to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 26, 1884
July 26, 1884

Acting Secretary in the Department of the Interior M. S. Juslyn writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew enclosing an order securing Agency and Indian Service assistance for Agnew while he is in the West. 

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Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Pratt Leaves for the Indian Territory and New Mexico for New Students
July 28, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Bureau of Indian Affairs that he is leaving for the Indian Territory and New Mexico for new pupils for the Carlisle Indian School. In his absence he leaves A. J. Standing in charge of the School.

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Pratt Provides His Travel Plans for Recruiting Students
July 28, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt provides his travel plans to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for his trip West to recruit students for the Carlisle Indian School. He includes stops at the Lawrence and Chilocco Indian Schools as well as the Kaw and Osage Agencies.

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Proposal for Display at the Government Exhibition in New Orleans
July 31, 1884 - August 1, 1884

Alfred John Standing provides a copy of his letter to the Commissioner of the Patent Office Benjamin Butterworth to the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding a potential Carlisle Indian School exhibit at the Government Exhibition in New Oreleans. Standing provides an estimate of $2500 if the school...

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Llewellyn Requests Assistant Surgeon to Accompany Him to Carlisle
August 21, 1884

William H. H. Llewellyn, requests that Assistant Surgeon Charles B. Ewing be given permission from the War Department to accompany him to the Carlisle Indian School with a delegation of students.

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Return of Richard Henry Pratt to the Carlisle Indian School with Students
August 25, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt reports his return to the Carlisle Indian School from his student recruiting trip out West along with 77 students. He notes that he brought back 57 students from Laguna, 14 from Acoma, four from Cochiti, and two from Jemes. Pratt also notes that he made arrangements with the...

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Pima Agency Requests New Spring Wagon
August 30, 1884

Roswell G. Wheeler, U.S. Indian Agent for the Pima Agency, requests a new spring wagon to replace the vehicles currently in use at the Agency. Porter in particular notes the poor quality of the spring wagon that was recently purchased from the Carlisle Indian School.

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Inquiry Regarding Enrolling 50 Boys from the Mescalero Agency
September 4, 1884

William H. H. Llewellyn, U.S. Indian Agent for the Mescalero Agency, notes that he was unable to secure any girls from the Agency to send to the Carlisle Indian School but has 50 boys ready to be enrolled. Inquiries whether Richard Henry Pratt will accept the students.

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Proposal for Building New Dining Room
September 3, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt transmits to the Bureau of Indian Affairs plans for a building at the Carlisle Indian School to include a kitchen, dining room, laundry, and a sewing room along with a cellar for commissary supplies, root cellar, and coal bin. Pratt notes that using School labor and materials...

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Pratt Unwilling to Take All Boys from Mescalero Agency
September 5, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt writes that he is unwilling to only accept boys from the Mescalero Agency and believes that it is possible to obtain girls from the Agency without force despite the Agent's claims. As a result, Pratt requests the transportation money meant for transporting students to the...

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Specifications for Proposed Dining Room to Built
September 5, 1884

Specifications for the proposed Dining Room to be built at the Carlisle Indian School by Richard Henry Pratt.

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Severe Measures to be Taken to Recruit Apache Girls for Carlisle
September 8, 1884

William H. H. Llewellyn, U.S. Indian Agent for the Mescalero Agency, notes that he will use severe measures to recruit girls for the Carlisle Indian School.

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Pratt Questions Waiting for Mescalero Agent to Recruit Girls
September 16, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt inquires whether it is worthwhile to wait for William H. H. Llewellyn to recruit girls from the Mescalero Agency. Notes that L. J. Miles is going to leave the Osage Agency with 40 students and he can accept 50 more from that Agency.

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Opposition of Local Priest to Government Schools Recruiting Students
September 18, 1884 - October 1, 1884

Marianna Burgess sends a report to Richard Henry Pratt regarding a recruiting trip at the Menominee Agency. Burgess details the difficulties resulting from opposition from the local Catholic Priest. Pratt notes that he has experienced similar opposition at the Rosebud, Pine Ridge, and in a...

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