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Use of Official Postage for Student Letters
October 10, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt asking whether official postage stamps can be used to send students' mail to their families and friends at home in the western Agencies.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Transfer of Repair Funds
October 11, 1879

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs transfer $1332.50 of approved funds to Pratt's control for repairs to buildings at the Carlisle Barracks.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Treasury Department Wrap for Three Miscellaneous Receipts
February 11, 1881

Envelope wrap detailing three miscellaneous receipts from Richard H. Pratt.

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Attention Called to the Account of Dr. Faulkner
September 3, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt, brings to attention the account of Carlisle School physician Dr. W. H. Faulkner who was advanced two hundred dollars to accompany two sick students to their homes. According to Pratt this transaction was approved by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs but the official...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Travel Coupon for Philip Lavatta
July 25, 1890 - December 10, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt forwards coupon of Government Request 2224 covering transportation of Philip Lavatta from Pocatello, Idaho to Council Bluffs, Iowa en route to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Additional Clerks to Meet New Duties
September 19, 1890 - July 2, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt requests two additional clerks tp meet the demands recently imposed by the Office of Indian Affairs circular of June 23, 1898. Pratt notes that the administrative burden is quite high and would lead him to abandon his current financial recordkeeping of student money of which...

Format: Financial Documents, Ledgers, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Objects to Inputs for the 1890 Annual Report
January 22, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt writes personally to Thomas J. Morgan to object to the method used to calcuate the costs in educating students at the various Indian Schools. Pratt notes that in the 1890 Annual Report all costs for Carlisle were represented while other schools did not have certain costs...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Asks for Ways to Bring Students from the Western Shoshone Agency
April 22, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has received requests from Dr. Carlos Montezuma and the Western Shoshone Agency Agent to enroll five students from that Agency. Pratt writes that his transportation costs for the year are minimal and asks if it possible to use...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwarding Freight Bills and Correspondence Regarding Brooms from Genoa
June 26, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt transmits freight bills for brooms received from the Genoa School and letters from L. C. Slavens relative to the brooms and asks for instructions.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Acknowledgement of Receipt of Various Contracts
July 9, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of an Office of Indian Affairs letter inclosing contracts between various individuals.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Authority to Pay for Freight Shipping
July 11, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for freight shipment of articles manufactured at the Carlisle Indian School and shipped to various Indian Agencies. In addition, Pratt requests authority to pay for freight shipment on articles shipped by the Department for the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Expenses for Transportation of Students
July 11, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests $3000 for the fiscal year in order to pay for travel and incidental expenses in the transportation of students from Carlisle to their homes and brining students to the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funding to Visit Pupils on the Outing Program
July 11, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests $400 for expenses incurred during the current fiscal year in traveling to visit pupils on the outing program.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Various Supplies on the Open Market
August 10, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase needed supplies on the open market due to being out of various contract goods that are not being replaced quickly enough.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Additional Transportation Funds in Fiscal Year 1891
August 18, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the authority granted for transporting children to and from Carlisle has mostly been used in returning children and their is now a need for additional funds. As a result, he requests $3,000 for additional transportation needs.

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
Pratt Provides Updates to Thomas J. Morgan
September 21, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Thomas J. Morgan to provide an update on various aspects of the Carlisle Indian School including the construction of the Girls Quarters, the Hospital addition, and the barn. In addition, he provides an update on the status of the number of students at Carlisle and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Transfer of Children From Arizona
November 20, 1891 - November 23, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from Thomas J. Morgan regarding accepting students from Arizona. Pratt states that he would not hesitate to accept children during the winter. In addition he discusses delaying their enrollment to the spring when he can send current pupils on outing to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Purchase 110 Bushels of Apples
November 21, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt notes that C. R. Dixon, School Physician, recommends that pupils have a liberal supply of fruit available. With the delay in dried fruit, Pratt requests authority to purchase 110 bushels of apples.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Letter Regarding Paying Students
February 6, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the pay of students for apprentice work. Pratt provides the history of paying students at Carlisle and the justification for such payments. Also included is a copy of a letter written to a previous Commissioner of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Claim Inquiry Letter to Office
February 10, 1892 - February 13, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from an Indian Depredation Claim law firm to the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt states that this is the fifth letter of this type he has received for a claim he had in 1869 and that was paid out in the early 1870s. He concludes that if other claims against...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of Charles H. Thompson
March 2, 1892

Charles H. Thompson forwards an inspection report of the Carlisle Indian School on March 2, 1892. Thompson's report examines a wide range of topics related to the School including the buildings, health of students, food, student's social lives, industrial training, outings, and academic training...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Order to Cover San Carlos Transportation Costs
April 16, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter requiring him to cover the expense of the San Carlos Agent for the costs of transporting Justin Head and Norman Cassadore from Wilcox to San Carlos. Pratt notes that filling this order places him in an awkward situation as he...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry Regarding Use of Fort Peck, Fort Belknap, and Blackfeet Agencies Appropriation
May 11, 1892

The Comptroller answers an inquiry of R. V. Belt regarding using the appropriation for the Fort Peck, Fort Belknap, and Blackfeet Agencies. Belt asks if the Agency appropriation can be used for the education of Agency students at Carlisle above the appropriation for the Carlisle Indian School....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Expend $5000 in Travel Expenses in 1892-1893 Fiscal Year
July 9, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to spend $5000 during the current fiscal year for necessary travel and incidental expenses of bringing students to the school and returning them to their homes.

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

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