Letters/Correspondence

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Request for Blackfeet Students to Enroll at Carlisle
March 22, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from M. D. Baldwin, U.S. Indian Agent for the Blackfeet Agency, regarding a request from Baldwin for students from the Blackfeet Agency to enroll at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Four Students from Pine Ridge to Their Home in 1889
March 22, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return four students from the Pine Ridge Agency due to health and character. He notes that the school physician has diagnosed three students with scrofula and incipient consumption. Pratt asks that he be provided with four tickets from Carlisle to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Letter and Recommends Isaac N. Cundall
March 23, 1889 - May 31, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Isaac N. Cundall and recommends him for a position in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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
Pratt Forwards Account Covering Expense Returning Henry Standing Bear
March 27, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards account covering the expense of returning Henry Standing Bear and requests approval.

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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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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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Pratt Requests Approval for Employing Special Music Teacher
April 8, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests action in employing Professor Brown for 20 music lessons.

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Inquiry of Friends Academy in Oregon about Enrolling Students
April 18, 1889 - July 1, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Edwin Morrison, Principal of the Friends Pacific Academy in Newberg, Oregon, in regards to enrolling Indian students at his school.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Irregular Employees Required for May 1889
April 20, 1889

Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for May 1889. Pratt also includes details on compensation, position title, and the number of workdays required for the month.

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Notice of the Death of Obadiah G. Given
April 26, 1889

Notice of the death of Obadiah G. Given, School Physician at the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt forwards vouchers covering the pay due him to be paid out to his estate.

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Pratt Forwards Request to Enroll Adopted Kiowa Nation Member
April 27, 1889 - May 4, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards request of Lone Star through the Kiowa, Comanche and Wichita Agent for the enrollment of an adopted member of the Kiowa Nation. The letter states that the proposed student was captured as a child in New Mexico.

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Pratt Forwards Voucher Covering Pay of Obadiah G. Given
May 1, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards vouchers covering the balance of salary due Obadiah G. Given. Pratt requests authority to pay the salary to Given's wife rather than his estate.

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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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Comptroller Ruling on Pay of Obadiah G. Given
May 4, 1889

Sigourney Butler, Comptroller, informs R. V. Belt that the remaining pay due to Obadiah G. Given should be delayed until a legal representative is appointed to handle the estate.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Nomination of Carrie E. Morse as Teacher
May 8, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the nomination of Carrie E. Morse as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School along with an explanation that she has since taken a position at the Normal School at Englewood, Illinois.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Belt Forwards Letter Requesting Pay for Obadiah G. Given
May 9, 1889 - May 15, 1889

R. V. Belt, Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, forwards the letter of Richard Henry Pratt regarding his request to pay Obadiah G. Given's wife as there is no longer a need for letters of administration in his estate.

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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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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
First Inspection Report of Daniel Dorchester
May 20, 1889

Daniel Dorchester, Superintendent of Indian Schools, reports on his surprise visit and inspection of the Carlisle Indian School. Dorchester provides an overview of his visit including his visit to all of the school rooms noting the various levels of education in each subject evinced by the...

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

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