Letters/Correspondence

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Request to Enroll Seneca Student

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a letter, penned by James E. Rhodes of Germantown, Pennsylvania. Rhodes asks if the son of one of his Seneca friends, John Kennedy, might be allowed to enroll at Carlisle. Pratt notes that he is willing to accept the boy, if the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Menominee Boys from Carlisle to Hampton

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a letter, sent to General Samuel Armstrong of the Hampton Institute by Green Bay agent E. Stephens. Stephens requests that two students just sent to Carlisle, Joseph Wishecoppy and Moses Nonway, be sent to Hampton to join two...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Expression Against Screening Student Mail

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, responding to a forwarded letter from Major Pollock of the Rosebud Agency. Pratt argues against screening students' letters home, suggesting that it would harm the government's relationship with their parents and chiefs....

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Urgent Requests for Funds for Chapel

Richard Henry Pratt writes two letters to officials at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, inquiring why needed funds for the construction of the chapel have not been provided. In the first letter, to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, Pratt notes that he has borrowed money to fill the...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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Receipt for Milburn Wagon

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of a Milburn wagon. A note indicates that this is a copy of the original receipt.

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Employment Application for Olive Roberts as Teacher

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a letter from Olive Roberts, requesting employment as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School. Roberts states that they previously ran the Crow Creek boarding school in Dakota. Pratt requests more information about Roberts, and...

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Telegram Requesting Trip to Washington Regarding Farm

Richard Henry Pratt telegrams the Commissioner of Indian Affairs asking for permission to come to Washington that day to discuss school matters, including a farm.

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Report of Beef Consumed by Rosebud Delegation

Richard Henry Pratt reports that the Rosebud delegation that visited Carlisle consumed 1103 pounds of beef during their visit.

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Plan for Release of Former Florida Prisoners

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt suggesting the release of former prisoners jailed by Pratt at Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida. A delegation of the former prisoners had helped Pratt establish the Carlisle Indian School after their release from Fort...

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List of Supplies to Purchase

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, requesting permission to purchase the listed supplies for the school. Some of the supplies had already been purchased for immediate use. The request includes construction materials, repairs to buildings and the ambulance,...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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Necessary Coal Purchase for First Quarter 1880

Richard Henry Pratt reports that he was forced to purchase coal on the open market, above his pre-approved limit, due to a shortage for the first quarter of 1880.

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Notice of Appearance Before House Committee on Indian Affairs

Richard Henry Pratt requests an order to travel to Washington from Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt. Pratt notes that he was requested to appear before the House Committee on Indian Affairs.

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First Copy of School Newspaper and Report of School Progress

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt a copy of the first issue of Eadle Keatah Toh, the first newspaper published at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that charitable giving will fund the purchase of a better printing press, and discusses other...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
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Request for Funds Settling Debts for Fourth Quarter 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests an immediate transfer of funds to cover debts from the fourth quarter of 1879.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Receipt for Spring Wagon

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of a spring wagon from Toledo, Ohio.

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Return of Medical Property and Transfer of Hospital Supplies for Fourth Quarter 1879

Richard Henry Pratt submits his return of medical property and transfer of hospital supplies for the fourth quarter of 1879. 

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Travel Request for Alfred John Standing to Comanche Agency

Richard Henry Pratt telegrams the Commissioner of Indian Affairs asking for permission to send Alfred John Standing to the Comanche Agency to recruit students. Pratt also asks if the former Florida prisoners can be sent back.

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Richard H. Pratt Recommendations for School Enrollment Rules

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a desire by the Secretary of the Interior to increase enrollment at Carlisle. Pratt suggests that a number of new rules be adopted regarding students' ages, gender ratio, and health. Pratt also suggests that the children...

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Second Travel Request for Alfred John Standing to Comanche Agency

Richard Henry Pratt requests a quick reply to his telegram of February 23, requesting permission to send Alfred John Standing to the Comanche Agency to recruit students.

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Submitting Property and Supplies Invoices for Transfer of Carlisle Barracks

Richard Henry Pratt submits invoices regarding the transfer of property and supplies at the Carlisle Barracks to the Department of the Interior. Pratt notes that these files were overlooked when others were transferred previously.

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Alfred J. Standing Recruitment In Kiowa and Comanche Agency

Richard Henry Pratt suggests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Alfred J. Standing's experience and reputation at the Kiowa and Comanche Agency will help him select suitable students there. Pratt also suggests that this recruitment should be done according to his recent suggests...

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Notice of Arrival of Iowa and Sac & Fox Students

Richard Henry Pratt telegrams Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs Edwin J. Brooks, informing him that a group of Iowa and Sac & Fox children arrived safely and will be held as directed.

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Transfer of Medicine from Carlisle Barracks

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that medicine transferred from the War Department is not needed at Carlisle, as his homeopathic physician will supply his own. Pratt suggests that the medicines be sent elsewhere.

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Request to Detail George LeR. Brown to Carlisle

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, requesting that he petition the War Department to detail George LeR. Brown to service at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt states that Brown had served at Carlisle during his leave of absense from the Army, and that Brown showed...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Permission for Emergency Trip to Washington

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, stating that he is in Washington on an emergency trip to look after the best interests of the school. Pratt notes that the Congressional bill about the founding of the school is currently under debate, and requests permission to...

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

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