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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
Proposal to Use Annuity Funds of Esther Miller to Pay for Normal School
September 21, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Esther Miller and her annuity money. Pratt states that Miller has not heard from the Office of Indian Affairs but she would like to use her Annuity money to attend a Normal School of which he recommends the Oswego...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Use of Various Appropriations to Pay for Former Students College Expenses
October 21, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt inquires about using appropriation to support former students currently enrolled at various colleges who are currently being supported by the Charity Fund at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has many calls on his Charity Fund and is about $5,000 in debt on...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Support for Department to Cover Tuition of Samuel Townsend
October 2, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt writes regarding a request from the President of Marietta College, John Eaton, to cover the annual cost of tuition for Samuel Townsend. Pratt asks that the Department cover the cost as Townsend is a capable printer and an ambitious student who desires to go into a law...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William F. Campbell Provides Update on Law Studies
November 25, 1890 - December 4, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from William F. Campbell regarding his law studies and attempts to earn a living as a painter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Office Pay Law School Tuition of William F. Campbell
November 8, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt requests the assistance of the Office of Indian Affairs in paying the Law School tuition of William F. Campbell. Pratt forwards two letters from Campbell.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Allowance for Chester Cornelius to Attend Commercial School
December 18, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt discusses the case of Chester Cornelius with the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt notes that Cornelius purchased a section of land under the Severalty Act with the intention of renting it out to support himself as he enrolled in a Commercial School in Poughkeepsie, New York....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William F. Campbell Indicates He Has Not Heard from Department
January 28, 1891 - February 2, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from William F. Campbell regarding the government providing an allowance for him to attend Law School. Campbell notes that he has not heard from the Department and assumes that the allowance was not approved. In addition, Campbell recounts a ghost dance on...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Question Regarding Agreement Covering Allowance of Chester Cornelius to Attend College
February 13, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter to the Office of Indian Affairs from Clement C. Gaines, President of the Eastman Business College, and a contract between him and Chester P. Cornelius. Gaines states that he likely filled out the contract incorrectly which would have provided Cornelius an...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Make Money Available for William F. Campbell
April 17, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received a letter from William F. Campbell regarding the assistance promised him by Office of Indian Affairs to allow him to attend the Law School at the University of Minnesota. Pratt notes that a contract was drawn up...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Update on Recruiting Oneida Students and other Matters
June 30, 1891 - July 3, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Office of Indian Affairs on a number of matters including the continued employment of Alfred John Standing, revisions to the Civil Service Code, and enrolling Dennison Wheelock at Dickinson College. In addition, Pratt forwards a letter of William P. Campbell...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School, 1891
September 1, 1891

Third annual report of the Carlisle Indian School providing statistics of the number of students from various nations during the school year. Pratt claims that the per capita cost at Carlisle is lesser than at other schools while also highlighting the cost of Carlisle as a tool for greater...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Julia Bent Requests Annuity Payment for College Tuition
September 25, 1892 - September 27, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request from Julia Bent for her annuity payment in order to pay her tuition at the Cumberland Valley Normal School in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School, 1892-1893
August 31, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School for the 1892-1893 school year to the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt's narrative discusses the enrollment statistics of the school, academic and industrial education, the outing system, the saving system, as well as...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Circular Regarding Normal School in New Mexico
December 19, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular letter regarding students for a Normal Training School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pratt notes that Carlisle has had some limited success in producing students for Normal Schools and further advocates for placing students among...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Outlines Decision to Send Lewis Williams Home
April 3, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt outlines the disciplinary history of Lewis Williams while at the Carlisle Indian School and what led him to withdraw his assistance from allowing Williams to attend the Preparatory Department of Dickinson College and to provide him a ticket to his home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Benjamin Caswell Requests Position in the Indian Service
April 23, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt informs W. N. Hailmann that Benjamin Caswell would like a position in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Suggests Robertson for Teaching Vacancy
June 24, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt informs W. N. Hailmann that he does not have room for two individuals named in his previous letter. He further asks to wait until he can talk with Nellie V. Robertson about filling the lowest teaching position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Recommendations for Indian Service for Three Former Students
March 10, 1896 - March 11, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter from W. N. Hailmann providing the names of Julia Elmore, Adelia Lowe, and Henrietta Fremont for positions in the Indian Service. In addition, Pratt provides certificates of graduation for Elmore and Lowe.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Detailed Report on the Normal Training Class
August 25, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt provides greater detail on the Normal Training Class at the Carlisle Indian School and also encloses the School's "Scheme of Grading."

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Joseph F. Adams Requests Office Forward Him Share of Trust
October 26, 1897

Joseph F. Adams requests the Office of Indian Affairs forward him his share of the trust held for the Siletz Indians in Oregon.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lillie Wind Requests Proportion of Her Money from Sale of Miami
December 13, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt requests on the behalf of Lillie Wind (here Lilly Wind) for her proportion of the sale of the town site of Miami as a member of the Ottawa Nation.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Claims that John Miller Enrolled at Carlisle Fraudulently
May 19, 1898 - August 11, 1904

Response by Edgar A. Allen to claims by an anonymous individual alleging that John Miller (also addressed as William Miller) used fraud to enroll at the Carlisle Indian School. Also included are legal affidavits by Miller and John Pulcifer claiming their innocence.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Information Regarding Gertrude Simmons Music Study
January 20, 1899 - January 27, 1899

Alfred John Standing responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Gertrude Simmons' studying at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Application of Siceni Nori for Position in the Indian Service
September 16, 1899 - October 26, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt forwards application of Siceni Nori for a position in the Indian Service as a bookkeeper or clerk along with a letter of recommendation from the head of the Stewart Business College.

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

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