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The Data Concerning Former Students ledger provides information about students who left the school before 1898. Entries, which are arranged by class year, include the former students' name, tribe, address, and occasionally remarks on their life after leaving Carlisle. Pages without content were not photographed. This ledger comprises a single volume and is located at the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 75, Series 1333.

Pratt Requests Funds to Send Students to Indian Service Positions be Refunded
December 8, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests that funds expended from the Carlisle Indian School appropriation to send three students to take positions in the Indian Service at the Navajo Agency be refunded from another fund.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Nellie Londrosh Seeks Assistance in Appointment of Winnebago Industrial School
March 14, 1887 - March 18, 1887

Nellie Londrosh writes to Richard Henry Pratt seeking his help in fulfilling her appointment as an assistant teacher at the Winnebago Industrial School. Londrosh documents that she arrived without orders and the Superintendent refused to place her in the position until he heard from Washington D...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Funds for the Heirs of Joseph Vetter Not Among German Officials
March 28, 1887

Information regarding the funds due to the heirs of Joseph Vetter. T. F. Bayard informs the Secretary of Interior that the German Consulate does not have the funds and suggests that the name of the person who paid out the funds in 1886 be located to see if the funds are in their hands as well....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Marshall Seeks to Have Cyrus and John Dickson Returned to Carlisle
April 11, 1887

F. Marcellus Marshall writes to the Office of Indian Affairs seeking to see if Cyrus and John Dickson can return to the Carlisle Indian School. Marshall notes that the Dickson brothers have been working the railroad and the Albuquerque school house to raise money to return to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Documents History of the Vetter Inheritance
April 13, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the inheritance of Joseph and Josie Vetter. Pratt claims that he forwarded the money due Joseph in February and has receipt from Joseph that he has received the payment. He further indicates that Josie's money is...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
School Response to Inquiry on Cyrus and John Dickson
April 20, 1887

Alfred John Standing responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter providing information on Cyrus and John Dickson. He indicates that Cyrus spent one year in the harness shop and two and half years in the carpenter shop with John Dickson spending three years in the carpenter shop.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Esther Miller Objects to Half-Aunt's Appointment as Guardian
May 31, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt endorses and forwards a letter from Esther S. Miller regarding the appointment of Miller's half-aunt as her guardian. Miller objects to the appointment and wishes her cousin to be chosen instead.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Agency Responds to Esther Miller Guardianship Dispute
June 20, 1887

J. V. Summers, U.S. Indian Agent for the Quapaw Agency, responds to the Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the guardianship of Esther Miller. Summers states that Susan Benjamin was appointed Miller's guardian by the general council of the Western Miami Tribe of Indians. Benjamin declined...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Agent's Letter Regarding Guardianship of Esther Miller
June 29, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt returns the letter of J. V. Summers regarding the guardianship of Esther Miller and notes that Miller has read both the Office of Indian Affairs letter and Summers letter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Esther Miller Questions Need for Guardian
July 1, 1887

Esther E. Miller questions the need for a guardian to appointed as she will soon be 18 years old. Miller notes that if a guardian must be appointed why Mary Richardville cannot be appointed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
John Elm Makes Inquiry into Responsibility for his Return Home
July 15, 1889

John Elm writes to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the arrangements surrounding his return home. Elm states that because he signed the employee list he was ineligible to be returned to his home at Government expense according to Richard Henry Pratt. Elm inquires if this is right because...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office of Indian Affairs Actions Taken in Pueblo Agencies Regarding Returned Students
September 3, 1889 - December 6, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt returns the correspondence surrounding the treatment of returned pupils to Pueblo Agencies in New Mexico. Pratt notes that he is happy to see the actions taken by the Office of Indian Affairs including the actions taken by Frank D. Lewis, U.S. Special Indian Agent, in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Condition of Former Students Returning to Their Homes
September 11, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt refers to letter of S. Beto relative to condition of pupils of the Carlisle Indian School who returned to their homes. The enclosure is not included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation for George and Lina Bushotter as Teachers in Indian Service
September 13, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards letters from George and Lina Bushotter requesting positions as teachers in the Indian Service preferably in the Southwest. Pratt adds that George Bushotter was one of the first students he brought to the Hampton Institute and has spent many years learning as well as...

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
Pratt Informs Office of Claims of Abuse of Returned Students at Acoma Village
September 27, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received a letter from Colonel Robert Marmon denouncing the treatment of children returned from various Training Schools by the Governor and Officials of Acoma Village. Pratt suggests sending Special Agent Lewis to...

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
Pratt Responds to Reports on Returned Students
November 23, 1889 - December 6, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding statements made by a public official on returned students from the Carlisle Indian School and others. Pratt also includes a letter from T. W. Potter, former Issue Clerk at the Cantonment Agency, on the same issue. The...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Student Surveys, 1890
April 10, 1890

Letter from Assistant Superintendent A. J. Standing to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a proposed survey to be sent out to all former students. Standing suggests that the survey should consist of both a questionnaire form and a request for a separate letter for Superintendent...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dorchester Inspection Report of Albuquerque and Returned Carlisle Students
April 21, 1890 - September 9, 1890

Daniel Dorchester, Superintendent of Indian Schools, returns documents related to returned Carlisle Indian School students. The documents mainly relate to the Albuquerque Indian School and an inspection that Dorchester conducted of the School that covers nearly all aspects of the school.

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Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 4 of 5)
May 31, 1890 - July 11, 1890

A series of twenty-three letters written to Captain Richard H. Pratt in response to a questionnaire sent to former students. The accompanying questionnaire forms are not included.

Transcripts follow each handwritten letter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 1 of 5)
June 2-9, 1890

A series of sixteen letters written to Captain Richard H. Pratt in response to a questionnaire sent to former students. The accompanying questionnaire forms are not included.

Transcripts follow each handwritten letter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 2 of 5)
June 4-13, 1890

A series of fifteen letters written to Captain Richard H. Pratt in response to a questionnaire sent to former students. The accompanying questionnaire forms are not included.

Transcripts follow each handwritten letter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 3 of 5)
June 8-29, 1890

A series of twenty nine letters written to Captain Richard H. Pratt in response to a questionnaire sent to former students. The accompanying questionnaire forms are not included.

Transcripts follow each handwritten letter.

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

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