Letters/Correspondence

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Request to Fix Office Error in Approving Irregular Pay for July 1887
August 11, 1887 - August 16, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs correct an error in approving irregular pay for July 1887.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Various Agencies, August 1887
August 16, 1887

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils of students from the Rosebud; Pine Ridge; and Omaha and Winnebago Agencies transferred to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Vouchers for Recruitment of Students in July 1887
August 16, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt forwards expense vouchers related to the recruitment of students in the Omaha and Winnebago Agency as well as the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ida Johnson Requests to Enroll Siblings at Carlisle
August 17, 1887 - August 20, 1887

Ida Johnson, a teacher at Grand River Indian Territory, requests permission to enroll her brother and sister in the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt forwards the request to the Office of Indian Affairs with his favor by indicating the proportion of various Indian Nations at the School...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Irregular Employees Required for September 1887
August 20, 1887

Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for September 1887. Pratt also includes details on compensation, position title, and the number of workdays required for the month.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Education Circulars Referencing Teaching English
August 22, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests from the Office of Indian Affairs that all circulars referencing teaching English in Indian Schools be sent to him due to articles in the Christian Union and the The Advance.

Pratt also writes that the bids on the building surprised him and that Office should...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Supplementary Estimate of Funds, Third Quarter 1887
August 22, 1887

Supplementary estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1887 amounting to $15,755.39 for support of the school. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request from Navajo Agency to Employ Benjamin Damon as Interpreter
August 23, 1887 - September 3, 1887

The U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency requests from Richard Henry Pratt that Benjamin Damon a student at the Carlisle Indian School be employed a position as an interpreter at the Agency.

Pratt forwards the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs noting that Damon is competent in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority Sought to Pay Agents to Visit Outing Pupils
September 5, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to pay expenses of Agents visiting pupils on farms and in families. Pratt notes that the cost will be $300 and the funds are already to his credit.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Send 10 Cheyenne and Arapaho to Constitutional Centennial
September 5, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to have the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency Agent send 10 individuals for the Constitutional Centennial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pratt notes that due to a limited amount of time he is unable to get people from multiple Agencies.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Immediate Delivery of Stationery from Previous Letter
September 5, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt asks for the immediate delivery of stationery previously requested on February 9, 1887.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Protest Against Using Students at Entertainment Shows
September 7, 1887

George E. Sanluier protests against the sentiment of having students from the Carlisle Indian School at various entertainment events.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Question Regarding Authority to Send 10 Cheyenne and Arapaho to Parade
September 7, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt asks the Office of Indian Affairs if authority to send 10 individuals from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency to the Constitutional Centennial parade or if there is an objection to them coming.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
George Schmidt Requests Carlisle Students for York, PA Centennial
September 15, 1887

George S. Schmidt requests from the Office of Indian Affairs for 50 students from the Carlisle Indian School to participate in the York, Pennsylvania Centennial Celebration. Schmidt notes that this will come at no expense to the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Carlisle Students to Participate in Centennial Celebration in York, PA
September 16, 1887

Chauncey F. Black requests the participation of students from the Carlisle Indian School and the Carlisle School Band to participate in the Centennial Celebration being held in York, Pennsylvania. Black notes that the committee in charge of the celebration will furnish transportation for the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Levi Marsh Requests Permission for Carlisle to Participate in York Centennial
September 18, 1887

Levi Marsh requests permission from the Office of Indian Affairs to have the students at the Carlisle Indian School in the York, Pennsylvania Centennial Celebration.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Notes Approval of Office for Participating in York Celebration
September 19, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter noting the approval of the Office for the school to participate in the Centennial Celebration being held in York, Pennsylvania.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Irregular Employees Required for October 1887
September 20, 1887

Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for October 1887. Pratt also includes details on compensation, position title, and the number of workdays required for the month.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Henry Kendall at Rutgers College
September 21, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to have Henry Kendall enroll at Rutgers College. Pratt also requests that $167 per year be allocated to pay Rutgers for Kendall's education from the general appropriation or through Pratt's fund.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annie S. Ely Request for Leave of Absence in 1887
September 27, 1887

Annie S. Ely requests permission for a leave of absence for 30 days starting September 30, 1887. Richard Henry Pratt recommends the leave be granted.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, September 30, 1887
September 30, 1887

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding a colt halter which Agnew requested.  Pratt also mentions that "while the learned friends of the Aboriginee are making paths for us to walk in, I am at home attending to business."  This letter is part of a series...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Pratt Notes Agreement with Office Orders for English in Schools
October 3, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Office of Indian Affairs that he agrees with the Office's order regarding English in the schools. He notes his disagreement with the missionaries who oppose it. He ends by noting that teaching English will lead to greater Emancipation and eliminate interpreters...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupil Discharged to Navajo Agency, 1887
October 15, 1887

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding a single student, Benjamin Damon, discharged from the Carlisle Indian School and transferred back to his homes at the Navajo Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Irregular Employees Required for November 1887
October 21, 1887

Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for November 1887. Pratt also includes details on compensation, position title, and the number of workdays required for the month.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, Fourth Quarter 1887
October 26, 1887

Estimate of funds for the fourth quarter of 1887 amounting to $10,511.00 for support of the school. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $7,332.50 for regular employee pay. 

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

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