Letters/Correspondence

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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
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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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...

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

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