Letters/Correspondence

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Blackfeet Agency Response to Obtaining Students for Carlisle
March 27, 1889

M. D. Baldwin, U.S. Indian Agent for the Blackfeet Agency, replies in response to an Office of Indian Affairs letter that he can obtain 14 students for the Carlisle Indian School. He further requests to be able to send one of the student's parents as an escort. Baldwin ends by asking to be...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, Fourth Quarter 1889
March 27, 1889

Estimate of funds for the fourth quarter of 1889 amounting to $10,931.80 for support of the school. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $7,795.00 for regular employee pay. There are also math equations relating to the amount of money that Pratt has on hand and an unpaid...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Elliott, William Short Nose, and Robert Left Hand
April 3, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return Elliott, William Short Nose, and Robert Left Hand to their homes due to their ill health. Pratt further requests transportation to various locations for the three students.

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Response to Thomas Metoxen's Request to Return Home
April 4, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt returns a letter from Thomas A. Metoxen who had requested to be returned home. Pratt also encloses an endorsement from Marianna Burgess disputing his statement. Pratt further states that it has been the policy of Carlisle to only accept students on a five year term and that...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Information Sought on Potential Students from Various Agencies
April 8, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests from the Office of Indian Affairs information on what the Office desires for the 25 pupils from the Navajo Agency and the parties from the Nez Perce and Blackfeet Agencies.

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Voucher Covering Expenses to Recover Two Runaway Students in 1889
May 1, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt submits a voucher from Fisk Goodyear resulting from expenses incurred from the capture and return of two runaway students.

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Request of Ella and Bessie Patterson to Transfer to Albuquerque
May 8, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request from Ella and Bessie Patterson to be transferred to the Albuquerque Indian School. Pratt provides the employment history of the Patterson's at the Carlisle Indian School and recommends there request be granted.

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Financial Accounts Covering Outing Medical Expenses
May 11, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards accounts covering medical care for two students who are on outing in farms in Bucks County, Pennsylvania for approval by the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt notes that Charles Carr was unable to be transported back to the school and so was cared for at his outing...

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Request to Return Louisa Schanandore and Jemima Wheelock
May 10, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests to return Louise Schanandore (here Louisa Schanandore) on the advice of the acting physician due to ill health. Pratt notes that she can be escorted by Jemima Wheelock whose term of enrollment has ended.

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Proposal to Recruit Students for Fiscal Year 1889-1890
May 13, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to bring in an additional 275 students from various Agencies for the upcoming fiscal year. Pratt notes that the school currently has 611 students but expects to lost about 175 students due to expiration of enrollment terms. Further he states that he was in...

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Proposed List of Positions and Salaries for Fiscal Year 1889-1890
May 13, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of positions and salaries necessary for the function of the school. Pratt notes the changes in positions including eliminating the position of principal teacher due to his taking more direct charge of the school.

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Request to Return Apache Prisoners to Mount Vernon Barracks
May 24, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt provides an update on the Apache prisoners brought from the Mount Vernon Barracks in the winter and spring of 1886-1887. Pratt notes that of the 106 students, 27 have died and two others will likely die within a few days. Pratt describes the generally downward trend of the...

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Follow Up to Request to Return of Apache Students to Mount Vernon Barracks
May 25, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority if he can send Apache to the Mount Vernon Barracks on Monday as he requested in his previous letter.

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Pratt Renews Request to Purchase Yaggys Geographical Study
May 27, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt follows up his request to purchase Yaggys Geographical Study. Pratt notes that he has the means to purchase the Study for $65.

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Request for Continuance of Lease of Farm
May 29, 1889

R. V. Beet, Acting Commissioner of the Office of Indian Affairs, requests the return of the lease of farm in Carlisle, Pennsylvania between James A. McCauley, Robert Henderson, Richard Henry Pratt and Hiram Price for a one year continuance from the Comptroller of the Treasury.

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Request to Encourage San Carlos Apache Students to Remain at Carlisle
May 30, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt reports that 35 San Carlos Apache students are eligible to return to their homes due to the expiration of their terms. Six of the students have elected to remain an additional year but Pratt notes that many more should remain and likely would with the encouragement from the...

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Nine Apache Students Sent to Mount Vernon Barracks
June 1, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that a group of Apache students left Carlisle for the Mount Vernon on May 30, 1889. In addition, he felt it important to increase the size of the party to nine students.

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Monthly Sanitary Report of Sick and Wounded, May 1889
June 3, 1889

Thomas Stewart Jr., school physician, compiles the monthly sanitary report for May 1889.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1889
June 22, 1889

Estimate of funds for the fourth quarter of 1889 amounting to $1,161.15 for support of school.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Special Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1890
June 22, 1889

Special estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1890 amounting to $8,000.00 for the transportation of students to and from the school.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, First Quarter 1891
July 13, 1889

Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1891 amounting to $20,356.86 for support of the school and transportation of Indian supplies, $8,000.00 of which is for regular employee pay. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Supplementary Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1890
September 6, 1889

Supplementary estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1890 amounting to $1,003.67 for the purchase of mules, horses, lawnmower, and support of the school.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Recruiting Students in Michigan and Minnesota in 1893
September 17, 1889 - September 23, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a report from Alfred John Standing regarding his trip to Michigan and Minnesota to recruit students for the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt details the obstacles Standing experienced including maintaining a relatively equal gender ratio and the decentralized nature of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, Second Quarter 1890
October 11, 1889

Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1890 amounting to $4,042.50 for areas covering the Civilization Fund and the support of the school.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Monthly Sanitary Report of Sick and Wounded, September 1889
October 11, 1889

Fordyce Grinnell, the school physician, compiles the monthly sanitary report for September 1889.

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

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