Letters/Correspondence

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Request to Enroll Six Students from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency
November 4, 1887 - November 8, 1887

G. D. Williams, U.S. Indian Agent for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, writes to Richard Henry Pratt to see if he can enroll six students at the Carlisle Indian School in addition to having one white escort during transport.

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a copy of the letter to the Office...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Voucher Covering Expenses of Burying Student in Millville, PA
November 4, 1887

Forwarded voucher for the expenses incurred by L. A. Bender in burying Bruce Hayman, a student at the Carlisle Indian School, in Millville, Pennsylvania.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Letter from A. Miller Requesting Enrollment of Children
November 12, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from A. Miller, a member of the Stockbridge Nation, regarding a request from Miller to enroll his son and two daughters at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has informed Miller that his son is too old but his daughters are eligible for...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Fort Stevenson School Requests Carlisle Student to Fill Seamstress Position
November 14, 1887

George W. Scott, Superintendent of the Fort Stevenson School, requests a Carlisle Indian School student to fill the position of assistant seamstress at the School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Irregular Employees Required for December 1887
November 19, 1887

Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for December 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
Agency Response to Enrolling of Children of A. Miller at Carlisle
November 21, 1887

Thomas Jennings, U.S. Indian Agent for the Green Bay Agency, replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the enrollment of A. Miller's children at the Carlisle Indian School. Jennings states that the children are living with their grandfather and he believes it would be advisable to...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Additional Irregular Employees Required for December 1887
November 22, 1887

Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with additional information in regard to required labor needed for December 1887. Pratt inadvertently overlooked instructions in the previous letter and explains the need for a carpenter and mason is separate from general...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
J. L. Thomas Seeks to Enroll His Son at Carlisle
November 24, 1887 - November 26, 1887

J. L. Thomas seeks to have his son enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt forwarded his letter to the Office of Indian Affairs noting that Thomas will pay his transportation to the school and that with Office approval he would be willing to enroll him.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of T. S. Childs of the Hampton Institute Submitted to Interior Department
November 29, 1887 - January 17, 1888

A. B. Upshaw, the Acting Commissioner of the Office of Indian Affairs, appoints Rev. T. S. Childs to investigate complaints made against the Hampton Institute Indian Department.

The report was then submitted to the Secretary of the Interior.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Seeks Clarification on Transportation Authority for Stockbridge Girls
December 1, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt seeks clarification on whether an Office of Indian Affairs letter gives him authority to arrange transportation for two girls from the Green Bay Agency to travel to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt asks for transportation be provided or for authority be granted for him to...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wallace Charging Shield and Perry Laravie Request to Enroll at Carlisle
December 6, 1887 - December 27, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt forwards two letters one from Wallace Charging Shield and one from Perry H. Laravie to the Office of Indian Affairs. Both Charging Shield and Laravie request to be enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School and Pratt provides his recommendation that both be allowed to enroll.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Two Alaskan Students at the Carlisle Indian School
December 9, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority from the Office of Indian Affairs to enroll two students from Alaska at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that the students were brought from the Sitka school to learn the printing and tin smithing trades by Rev. Dr. Sheldon Jackson. Jackson claims he...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Irregular Employees Required for January 1888
December 20, 1887

Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for January 1888. Pratt also includes details on compensation, position title, and the number of workdays required for the month.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Asks for Permission to Allow Parker West to Serve as Interpreter
December 22, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt asks the Office of Indian Affairs if Parker West (here Porter West) should accompany Miss Eustes to the Mount Vernon Barracks as an interpreter. Pratt notes that Eustes requested West be at Hampton on Monday.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Statement of Issues and Expenditures, September 1887
December 22, 1887

Richard H. Pratt submits a statement of cost form that lists the total amounts for subsistence, clothing, school materials, school furnishings, light and fuel, buildings and repairs, miscellaneous expenses, and the value of subsistence raised by school and issued to pupils for the quarter ending...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, First Quarter 1888
December 23, 1887

Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1888 amounting to $10,368.30 for support of the school. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $7,292.50 for regular employee pay. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Five Students to Their Home
December 27, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to return five students to their homes due to their health. Pratt notes that the school physician believes that their long term health will prevent the students from taking full advantage of the Carlisle Indian School course but they are healthy enough to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request for Enrolling Holiday
January 9, 1888 - January 13, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the request to enroll Holiday in the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that Holiday is likely far above the age limit of Carlisle general rule and due to his work in Washington D.C. might not be prepared for the strictness...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Allow Holiday to Return Home or Enroll at Carlisle
January 12, 1888

Lieutentant General P. H. Sheridan requests to return a Holiday, a member of the Apache Nation, to his people near Prescott, Arizona or to allow him to attend the Carlisle Indian School. Sheridan notes that Holiday was captured by the U.S. Army when he was very young and has been employed at the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Claim of Edith Abner to Peoria Fund Distribution
January 18, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Edith Abner. Pratt states that Abner is a student at the Carlisle Indian School and is the proper claimant for the Peoria Fund distributed at the Quapaw Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Enroll Katie
January 18, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding enrolling Katie, a member of the Apache Nation, who is a prisoner of the U.S. Government.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Irregular Employees Required for February 1888
January 19, 1888

Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for February 1888. 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
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, January 31, 1888
January 31, 1888

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew discussing a controversy over uniform styles to be used during peacetime.  Pratt also mentions possible changes in the administration of the Indian Service.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, February 4, 1888
February 4, 1888

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Angew informing him of his inability to attend an event, due to an attempt to secure an appropriation to build a school building and barn.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Request for a New School Building
February 15, 1888 - February 16, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests that Congress provide an appropriation for building a new school building through the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt notes that the school can accommodate 600 students except for its school rooms which are overcrowded at 440 students. He provides the history of the...

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

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