Letters/Correspondence

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Recommendations for Recruiter in Colorado and New Mexico

Richard Henry Pratt recommends George LeR. Brown as a recruiter for the Carlisle Indian School among the agencies in Colorado and New Mexico. Pratt suggests that the assignment is difficult, and that Brown is the only person he trusts for the job.

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Request for Funds for Industrial Training

Richard Henry Pratt requests funds to develop the industrial and mechanical training programs at the school. Specifically, Pratt hopes to establish a harness-making program and to expand the blacksmithing, wagon-making, carpentry, shoemaking, and tinsmithing departments. Pratt notes that this...

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Request to Sell Mules and Purchase Farm Horses

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to sell two old mules, transferred from the War Department, and to purchase two farm horses.

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Seed Purchase Request

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to purchase seeds on the open market.

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Request to Purchase School Supplies on Open Market

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to immediately purchase school supplies on the open market. Pratt notes that these supplies were not provided when requested from the Department, and that a recent increase in pupils necessitates their purchase.

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Suggestion to Build Heating Boiler

Richard Henry Pratt suggests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that constructing a boiler for heating would be more efficient and less laborious for students. Pratt suggests that students could be paid as apprentices to construct the building, but that the high cost of the boiler itself may...

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Additional Coal Purchase for First Quarter 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the approved expenditure for coal for the first quarter of 1880 did not meet the school's needs. Pratt requests funds to purchase additional coal for the first quarter, and refers to a previous letter on the subject.

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Request for Additional Student Postage Allowance

Richard Henry Pratt requests additional money for postage of student letters from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Pratt states that letter-writing increases student moral and supports the school's reputation among their families and tribes.

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Request for Funds for Kitchen and Laundry Renovations

Richard Henry Pratt requests funds for the renovation of the mess hall, kitchen, and laundry. Pratt notes that the school's increasing student population necessitates these renovations, and describes which buildings will be added and renovated.

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Request for Funds for Dormitory Furniture

Based on a discussion with the Secretary of the Interior and the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Richard Henry Pratt requests funds for the purchase of 110 sets of dormitory furniture on the open market.

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Notice of Death of Henry Jones

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Letter from Henry Meyer to Unknown Recipient, February 24, 1883

Representative Henry Meyer writes to an unknown recipient, possibly Marie, about recent occurrences in Harrisburg.  Included is a brief description of a visit of Carlisle Indian School students to the House of Representatives.  Meyer notes that "They are in U.S. uniform, and are intelligent...

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, 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....

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, 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...

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, 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...

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, 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...

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, 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...

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

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew discussing the Board of Trustees and the auditing of Pratt's account.  Pratt also mentions the potential visit of General George Crook.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the...

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, June 9, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding their upcoming trip to the west and the visit of Mr. Blaine to Carlisle to lay the cornerstone for Bosler Hall. This letter is part of a series of correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript...

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, 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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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, 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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Letter from M. S. Juslyn to Cornelius R. Agnew, 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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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, December 13, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding his order of a coat and shoes from the school.  Pratt also commends Agnew for taking in a blind Osage child.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tag.  ...

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, February 19, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding a possible trip to the southern United States, including a visit at the Exposition and the International Convention of Educators.  Pratt also mentions his interest in seeing "what manner of Secretary and...

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, February 25, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding his concerns for the new head of the Interior Department.  Pratt also notes that he has postponed his trip south.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be accessed using the People...

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Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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