Dortch, J. H.

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Correspondence Regarding the Return of Apache Students
July 25, 1895 - September 24, 1895

Correspondence regarding a request from Apache prisoners of war for the return of their children from the Carlisle Indian School. Included in the correspondence are various recommendations for the students as well as Richard Henry Pratt's philosophy in educating the Apache students and his views...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Disciplining Pratt over Insubordination
October 6, 1896 - January 27, 1897

Correspondence between Richard Henry Pratt and the Interior Department regarding the Office of Indian Affairs request to discipline Pratt for insubordination in the matter of not re-nominating M. L. Silcott and Maud Mosher.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lizzie M. Hill Asks After Assistant Matron Position
August 15, 1898

Lizzie M. Hill asks W. A. Jones if she has been appointed as an Assistant Matron.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for the Return of the Children of Mrs. Albert Bowers
February 12, 1899

Wisconsin Congressman James H. Davidson requests information on the complaint of Mrs. Albert Bowers who desires the return of her children from the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Information on Josiah Archiquette
April 27, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt provides J. H. Dortch with information related to Josiah Archiquette.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Bring Students from Nez Perce Agency
January 3, 1902 - January 16, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt responds to C. T. Stranahan's request to bring five students to the Carlisle Indian School from the Nez Perce Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Enrollment of Four Runnels Siblings
December 18 ,1902 - January 23, 1903

Correspondence regarding the enrollment of Mary, Hiram, Lewis, and Thomas Runnels at the Carlisle Indian School. Albert M. Anderson, U.S. Indian Agent for the Colville Agency, complains that the Runnels were transferred to Carlisle without his consent and as such has undermined his authority....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Open Drawing Teacher Exam to both Sexes
July 20, 1903

Edgar A. Allen requests that the examination for position of Drawing Teacher at Carlisle be opened to both sexes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Proposes Establishing Camp for Tuberculosis Patients
April 26, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular regarding tuberculosis. He further requests to establish a camp at Mount Alto to treat tuberculosis patients.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Position Near Tomah for Bertha Jamison
August 30, 1904

William A. Mercer requests J. H. Dortch that Bertha Jamison be given a place in the Indian Service near the Tomah Indian School due to a miscommunication.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Offer for Five Chiefs to Participate in 1905 Inaugural Parade
February 11, 1905

William A. Mercer forwards letter from C. Cole regarding James Bigheart and four other Chiefs who could participate in the inaugural parade.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan to Create New Building Plans and Topographical Maps
April 5, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to have a local engineer create topographical maps of the school grounds to correct errors including the locations of the main pipe line and the school cemetery. In addition, Mercer notes that the school drawing teacher is making floor plans and elevations of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
New Hospital Building at Carlisle
April 15, 1905 - May 10, 1905

Correspondence and memorandums regarding the building of a new hospital building at the Carlisle Indian School based on the Haskell Institute Hospital.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Three Students from Alaska
April 19, 1905 - April 24, 1905

William A. Mercer discusses a letter from Emily B. Parke requesting to be allowed to enroll three students from Alaska at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Gaither Requests Transfer to Umatilla Agency
August 25, 1905

Mollie V. Gaither requests a transfer to the Umatilla Agency as an Assistant Superintendent if the position becomes available.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Requests to Return Students from Standing Rock Agency
August 26, 1905 - January 4, 1906

Correspondence regarding requests to return Carlisle Indian School students from the Standing Rock Agency. The requests focused on a promise that the term of enrollment for Carlisle was three years rather than five years.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Transport Vasha Nakootkin to Seattle
October 15, 1905 - November 21, 1905

Correspondence regarding the request of Mrs. William D. Wood to have Vasha Nakootkin transported to Seattle in order to make her home with her.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carlisle Employees as Characters in Book of Esther
November 28, 1905

William A. Mercer informs Francis E. Leupp that he could not determine the writer of an envelope. The envelope contained a list of Carlisle employees as characters in the Book of Esther.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office of Indian Affairs Memos Discussing Plan to Train Students for Calvary Service
May 3, 1906

Office of Indian Affairs memos regarding discussion on a plan of William A. Mercer sent to the War Department for having the Carlisle Indian School prepare students for the U.S. Cavalry service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Angel DeCora Reports on the Condition of the Art Department at Carlisle
June 7, 1906 - June 16, 1906

Angel DeCora makes a report on the art department of the Carlisle Indian School to Francis E. Leupp. DeCora requests to spend the summer learning how to make Persian rugs as well as allowing students the option of copyrighting their designs to profit from their work.

In addition there are...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cost of Returning Students to Homes in Alaska
July 14, 1906 - July 17, 1906

William A. Mercer provides the cost of returning 35 students to their homes in Alaska on account of expired terms of enrollment and ill health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Clarifies Appropriation Need for Purchase of Calvary Horses
October 25, 1906

William A. Mercer clarifies his position on securing an appropriation for purchasing horses in order to serve as training troop for the U.S. Calvary.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
John F. MacKey Requests Transfer to Head of Agency in Service
November 10, 1906

John F. MacKey requests a transfer from his position as a clerk at the Carlisle Indian School to the head of an Agency in the Indian Service. Included are recommendations from various Indian Agents supporting his previous promotions as well as Office notes related to MacKey's previous tenure in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Filling Cook Vacancy at Southern Ute Agency
November 17, 1906 - November 19, 1906

Correspondence regarding the cook vacancy at the Southern Ute School and the possibility of Ella Beck or Louisa French filling the position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Recommends Fred Mart as an Interpreter for the Uintah and Ouray Agency
December 22, 1906

William A. Mercer responds to a request of the Ute Chiefs for Robert Ouray to serve as an interpreter by recommending another student Fred Mart.

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

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