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Medical Discharge at Hampton and Recruitment for Carlisle

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Edwin J. Brooks regarding sick students discharged from the Hampton Institute. Pratt insists that too many boys were sent home, against his and the doctor's advice, and asserts that Spotted Tail and Red Cloud will be less interested in sending students to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Urgent Requests for Funds for Chapel

Richard Henry Pratt writes two letters to officials at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, inquiring why needed funds for the construction of the chapel have not been provided. In the first letter, to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, Pratt notes that he has borrowed money to fill the...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Supplies to Purchase

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, requesting permission to purchase the listed supplies for the school. Some of the supplies had already been purchased for immediate use. The request includes construction materials, repairs to buildings and the ambulance,...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Medical Property and Transfer of Hospital Supplies for Fourth Quarter 1879

Richard Henry Pratt submits his return of medical property and transfer of hospital supplies for the fourth quarter of 1879. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Richard H. Pratt Recommendations for School Enrollment Rules

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a desire by the Secretary of the Interior to increase enrollment at Carlisle. Pratt suggests that a number of new rules be adopted regarding students' ages, gender ratio, and health. Pratt also suggests that the children...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Medicine from Carlisle Barracks

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that medicine transferred from the War Department is not needed at Carlisle, as his homeopathic physician will supply his own. Pratt suggests that the medicines be sent elsewhere.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Death of Henry Jones

Please note: This content is of a sensitive nature and reveals information about death and burial, which some readers may find troubling. Our aim is to provide access to this historical documentation in a respectful manner. Please see our...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, December 13, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding his order of a coat and shoes from the school.  Pratt also commends Agnew for taking in a blind Osage child.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tag.  ...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 24, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding an editorial Pratt authored.  Pratt also discusses staffing changes at Carlisle, and a student who he wishes Agnew to accept into his hospital.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Descriptive Statement of Pupils Discharged to Green Bay Agency, 1887

These materials include a cover letter and Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding the discharge of sisters Esther and Louisa Metoxen from the Carlisle Indian School and their transfer to their home in the Green Bay Agency of Wisconsin.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Green Bay Agency and Transferred to Pine Ridge Agency, 1888

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 4 individuals transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Green Bay Agency, and 4 individuals discharged from Carlisle and transferred back to their homes in the Pine Ridge Agency due to sickness. A...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Construction Inspection Report of John Charles for March 1905

These materials include correspondence and a report regarding construction, buildings, and grounds at the Carlisle Indian School, performed in 1905 by John Charles. Medical Supervisor Dr. Joseph A. Murphy requested the report in 1908, and returned it to the Bureau office in 1909.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Death of Henry Fox

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Death of Fred War Bonnet

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Death of Claudia Marie

These materials include correspondence regarding the death of Claudia Marie. Additional correspondence is included regarding the discharge of students before their term of enrollment expired without the approval of the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Return Home of Three Sick Students

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School Moses Friedman to return three pupils with pulmonary tuberculosis to their homes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Death of Mary Kinninook

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Excerpt from Health Inspection Report of Dr. Joseph A. Murphy for February 1909

These materials include an excerpt of Dr. Joseph A. Murphy's health inspection report on the Carlisle Indian School from February 1909, as well as a letter from Chief Clerk of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Frank M. Conser to Dr. Murphy asking when they can expect to receive the full report....

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Health Inspection Report of Dr. Joseph A. Murphy for February 1909

These materials include a health report of the Carlisle Indian School, performed by Medical Supervisor Dr. Joseph A. Murphy in December 1908. Murphy's report included a study of the school's physical plant, students' health conditions including tuberculosis and trachoma, and recommendations. The...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Lizzie Rowland

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request to return Lizzie Rowland to her home in Forsythe, Montana from Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Tuberculosis Investigation by Joseph Murphy for February 1909

This material includes a forwarded press copy report detailing the findings of Medical Supervisor Joseph A. Murphy's investigation of tuberculosis at the Carlisle Indian School in 1909. This report includes a list of pupils diagnosed with tuberculosis and recommended to be sent home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Return Home of James Henry

This document contains correspondence concerning James Henry. The student had been diagnosed with tuberculosis, and was returned to his home in Sweet Water, Idaho. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Postponement of Trip to Washington Due to Injury of Mrs. Friedman

These materials include a telegram from Superintedent Moses Friedman to the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, informing him that his trip to Washington must be postponed due to Mrs. Friedman fracturing her hip.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Draft of 30th Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School

These materials include correspondence and a draft of Superintendent Friedman's 30th Annual Report for the Carlisle Indian School, reflecting the period ending July 31, 1909. Friedman forwarded the draft to a Bureau official, along with information on how to have news published in Carlisle's...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Mary Silas

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by William Silas to have his daughter Mary Silas returned to her home from Carlisle.

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

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