Given, Obadiah

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Dr. Given in the dispensary, c.1887

Dr. Obadiah Given posed in the dispensary of the hospital. 

Note: School records show Dr. Given worked at the school between 1884 and 1889. 

The Cumberland County HIstorical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-080b and BS-CH-050.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Miss Wilson and Dr. Given with a student in the hospital, c.1887

School nurse Margaret Wilson and Dr. Obadiah Given posed with a student lying in a bed in the ward of the school hospital. 

Note: School records show Wilson worked at the school from 1881 until 1889. Given was employed there from 1884 to 1889. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 44)
June 15, 1888

The first page opened with an untitled poem, followed by “A Letter from Mr. Standing: How He Finds Things in England,” a travel diary of the Standing Family’s visit to England. Page two included a report of “An Aged Friend,” and news about visits Dr. Given made to Outing students in Bucks County...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 49)
July 20, 1888

The first page opened with the poem “Be True” followed by an article titled “A Carlisle Teacher on the Big Ocean,” about a trip aboard the Steamer Aurania dated July 6th, 1888 written for the Man-on-the-band-stand by “A Carlisler,” aka Miss Lowe. The article concluded on the fourth page. Page...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 13)
November 9,1888

The first page opened with an untitled poem that bore the first line, “No human life ere dawned on earth.” Then came an article titled “Judge Wright’s Talk,” that excerpted J.V. Wright’s discourse on the importance of the Indian students’ perseverance and the success of the Coeur d’Alene and...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 8)
October 5, 1888

The first page opened with a poem “The Two Words,” followed by Lucy Jordan’s letter to the Man-On-The-Band-Stand titled “Carlisle A Bright Picture” in which she mused about her days’ past at Carlisle and life at home on the Stockbridge Reservation. Next came “A Budget of News from Eliza Bell” (...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 9)
October 12, 1888

The first page opened with an untitled poem, with the first line “God Wants the Boys,” followed by anonymous advice “Be Inventive.” Next came two columns, “Girls Read This,” an exercise for good posture and “Boys Read This,” an exercise for good behavior. The news items on page two gave reports...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Follow Up on Sending Given with Nez Perce Party
April 22, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt follows up his telegraph agreeing to send Obadiah G. Given with the party of Nez Perces being sent home. Pratt also recommends booking the Emigrant Sleepers as they provide the ability to make coffee therefore saving money on the coffee bill.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Willing to Spare Carlisle Physician for Nez Perce Removal
April 22, 1885

Pratt writes that he is willing to spare the Carlisle School physician Obadiah G. Given for the Nez Perce removal. Pratt asks that his removal be as brief as possible.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Expenses to Cover Obadiah Given While Traveling with Nez Perce Party
April 24, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt inquires about expenses related to Obadiah G. Given accompanying the Nez Perce Party back to their homes. Pratt notes that Given is ready to start when the Bureau of Indian Affairs telegraphs that the expenses will be covered.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Upcoming Recruitment Trip to Sioux Agencies
July 25, 1885

Notice of intent by Richard Henry Pratt that either he or the Carlisle Indian School physician Obadiah G. Given is set to visit the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies to enroll 75 students. Pratt notes that due to students at Rosebud being sent to Genoa and Lincoln in addition to the opposition to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Pine Ridge Agency, 1885
September 9, 1885

These materials include a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 13 children transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Tickets for Students to Travel to Carlisle
October 26, 1888

Obadiah G. Given, Carlisle Indian School physician, requests tickets for students to travel from Red Fork, Indian Territory and Seneca, Missouri to the Carlisle Indian School.

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