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Variety of Updates on the Carlisle Indian School
December 1, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt provides Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt with a variety of updates about the Carlisle Indian School: everyone is in good health, he will send Hayt a uniform sample in a few days, his corps of assistants is almost complete, he's found a clerk, he'd like to keep a...

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Declines Position at Grand Junction
November 1, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Office of Indian Affairs that Alfred John Standing is declining the position at Grand Junction.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
McConkey Requests Transfer to Western Agency
May 17, 1892

W. G. McConkey, clerk and stenographer, requests a transfer from the Carlisle Indian School to a Western Agency due to his health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of Upcoming Vacancy in Girls Matron Position
May 20, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Girls Matron position will be vacant as of July 31, 1892. Pratt notes that he has doubts that the Civil Service Commission can produce a suitable candidate due to the difficultly of the position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of Changes in the Girls Matron Position
May 31, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Lydia Dittes has left Carlisle due to her health and in her place Pratt has promoted Lillie Ruth Shaffner.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of the Death of Chief Clerk Charles H. Hepburn
August 15, 1892

Alfred John Standing informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the death of the Carlisle Indian School Chief Clerk Charles H. Hepburn.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cornelia A. Merritt's Request for Sick Leave of Absence
January 20-23, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards teacher Cornelia A. Merritt's application for a 30-day leave of absence due to sickness. Included is a physician's certificate verifying Merritt's illness.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Attention Called to Cornelia A. Merritt's Application for Sick Leave of Absence (Telegram)
January 28, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt sends a telegram to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting immediate action in regards to Cornelia A. Merritt's application for leave of absence.  

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Clarification Regarding Cornelia A. Merrit's Sick Leave of Absence Request (Telegram)
January 30, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt sends a telegram to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs advising him that Cornelia A. Merritt's application was for a month's sick leave.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Explanation of Cornelia A. Merritt's Need for Sick Leave
February 8, 1893

Cornelia A. Merritt sends a lengthy letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in regards to her sick leave of absence. Merritt explains to the Commissioner that she believes her sick leave should be granted with pay. Merritt argues that, because she is also a government worker, her leave of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thank You Letter for Cornelia A. Merritt's Sick Leave of Absence
February 15, 1893

Cornelia A. Merritt sends a letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to thank him that her leave of absence will be granted with pay. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Anna C. Hamilton's Request for Leave of Absence
February 25, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards teacher Anna C. Hamilton's application for a 234-day leave of absence without pay. In an explanatory cover letter, Pratt advises the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Hamilton's absence is due to ill health and requests to keep her employed at the Carlisle School...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Clara C. McAdam's Application for Sick Leave of Absence
March 7-14, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards teacher Clara C. McAdam's application for a 30-day leave of absence. In an explanatory cover letter, Pratt recommends that McAdam takes leave because of illness and requests her application be granted. Also included is a physician's certificate endorsing Pratt's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mary E. B. Phillips' Request for Leave of Absence
March 8, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards teacher Mary E. B. Phillips' application for a 30-day leave of absence because of poor health. Also included is a letter from the physician recommending Phillips be granted a 30-day leave of absence.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Leave of Absences for Fiscal Year 1892-1893
March 10, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt sends the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a report on leave of absences taken by numerous employees during the fiscal year 1892-1893: A. J. Standing, C. R. Dixon, C. H. Hepburn, W. G. McConkey, A. S. Ely, W. P. Campbell, M. Burgess, E. L. Fisher, E. A. Cutter, M. E. B....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Attention Called to Clara C. McAdam's Request for Sick Leave of Absence (Letter)
March 27, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt sends a letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting Miss McAdam's application for leave of absence be granted. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Attention Called to Clara C. McAdam's Request for Sick Leave of Absence (Telegram)
March 27, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt sends a telegram to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting Clara C. McAdam's application for leave of absence be granted. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lizzie C. Jacobs' Request for Leave of Absence
April 1, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards assistant dressmaker Lizzie C. Jacobs' application for a 12-day leave of absence due to sickness. Pratt also forwards a physician's certificate from Thomas Stewart verifying Jacobs' illness. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Discusses Potential Changes in Employing Teachers
March 23, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the sick leave granted to Miss Phillips. Pratt outlines changes he wishes to make to reduce the expenses of employing irregular employees.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annie M. Worthington's Application for Leave of Absence
June 3, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards Annie M. Worthington's application for a 30-day sick leave of absence. Worthington works as the superintendent of the sewing department. Also included is the physician's certificate verifying Worthington's illness. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Henry M. Hudelson's Request for Leave of Absence
October 16, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards teacher Henry M. Hudelson's application for a 30-day leave of absence because of an injury suffered in the classroom. Hudelson fell and hit his head on the mantelpiece in his classroom and got a concussion.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Clarification on Henry M. Hudelson's Request for Leave of Absence
November 13, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt advises the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that teacher H. M. Hudelson is entitled to 19 days leave of absence. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Inquiry Regarding Appointment of Teachers
November 17, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that T. L. Deavor and Henry M. Hudelson are unable to continue in their present roles due to health and he forwards the name of Philip Drum to replace Hudelson.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Fanny G. Paull's Application for Leave of Absence
December 1, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards teacher Fanny G. Paull's application for a 30-day leave of absence due to sickness. Pratt also sends school physician Carlos Montezuma's recommendation for Paull to take a leave of absence for her "incipient nervous prostration."

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

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