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Application for Employment from Edward Bloeden
October 2, 1879 - December 8, 1879

Edward Bloeden writes to U.S. Indian Inspector William J. Pollock looking for a job, so Pollock forwards Bloden's letter to Richard Henry Pratt. Pratt forwards Bloeden's letter to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt and states that he doesn't know him well but believes he could be a good...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation of John D. Miles for Inspector of Schools
May 9, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt recommends John D. Miles for the position of Inspector of Schools in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of the Hire of Obadiah G. Given as Physician
November 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has hired Obadiah G. Given as the Carlisle Indian School physician. Pratt details how he came to the decision as well as Given's salary.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Navajo Agent Discusses Difficulties Involved in Oversight
August 27, 1883 - September 8, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards letter from D. M. Riordan, U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency, discussing the hardships involved in overseeing the Agency. Pratt also discusses various matters at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Given Acknowledges Letter from Hiram Price
October 17, 1883

Obadiah G. Given, Carlisle Indian School Physician, acknowledges Hiram Price's letter and informs him that he has forwarded it to Richard Henry Pratt.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority Sought for Cora Eyre to Work at Navajo Agency
November 28, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs authority to send Cora Eyre to the Navajo Agency to work as a laundress at the Agency school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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
Request to Allow Amos Lone Hill to Purchase Wagon at Discount
June 26, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt requests to allow Amos Lone Hill to purchase a spring wagon he made himself at the Carlisle Indian School at a discount along with a commendation from the Office of Indian Affairs as an incentive.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Recommends Southern Ute Agency be Made Into a Boarding School
September 3, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt recommends that the school at the Southern Ute Agency be made into a boarding school rather than a day school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office that He Filled Last Remaining Teaching Vacancy
July 27, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt informs A. B. Upshaw that he has already filled the last remaining teaching vacancy at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Names for Appointment to the Omaha and Winnebago Industrial School
August 4, 1886 - August 5, 1886

Charles H. Potter, the U.S. Indian Agent for the Omaha and Winnebago Agency, forwards a list of names for appointment to the Industrial Boarding School at the Winnebago Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Nellie Londrosh Accepts Teaching Position at Winnebago Agency
December 22, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Nellie Londrosh has accepted the position of teacher at the Winnebago Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Fort Stevenson School Requests Carlisle Student to Fill Seamstress Position
November 14, 1887

George W. Scott, Superintendent of the Fort Stevenson School, requests a Carlisle Indian School student to fill the position of assistant seamstress at the School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Letter and Recommends Isaac N. Cundall
March 23, 1889 - May 31, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Isaac N. Cundall and recommends him for a position in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Nomination of Carrie E. Morse as Teacher
May 8, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the nomination of Carrie E. Morse as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School along with an explanation that she has since taken a position at the Normal School at Englewood, Illinois.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Asks if Government Wants Patterson for Service
June 10, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Presbyterian Board desires to have Miss Patterson. Pratt notes that Patterson prefers to work in the Government service but will accept the offer if not wanted by the Government.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Follows Up with Thomas J. Morgan After Visit to Carlisle
August 21, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt follows up with Thomas J. Morgan after Morgan's visit to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt encourages Morgan to send out his views in a circular to Agents and Superintendents.

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
Inquiry into Appointment of Superintendent of the Grand Junction School
October 29, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt inquires if Captain J. E. Quentin is being appointed as Superintendent of the Grand Junction school. Pratt also notes that the Chilocco appointment will be one of the best.

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
Reply to Request of Dr. A. B. McCandless to Enter Indian Service
January 4, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt replies to the Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request by Dr. A. B. McCandless to enter the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office Current Physician Remaining at Carlisle
January 10, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt follows up with the Office of Indian Affairs that since his letter regarding Dr. A. B. McCandless he has come to an understanding with the current School Physician and he will not need to replace them for some time.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Build a Hospital at the Fort Sill Agency
February 25, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter with his endorsement from E. L. Clark regarding the erecting of a hospital at the Fort Sill Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Lizzie Griffith at Carlisle
March 22, 1890 - March 24, 1890

Alfred John Standing forwards a letter from E. A. Wheeler requesting Lizzie Griffith be enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School. Standing notes that Griffth is likely too old to be enrolled at Carlisle but might find a position in another school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation to Appoint Howard Logan as Navajo Agency Teacher
June 30, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt recommends Howard Logan, a student at the Carlisle Indian School, for a position as a teacher at the Navajo Agency for one year. Pratt notes that Logan needs to go West for his health and this opportunity also allows him the change to earn money to pay for College.

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

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