1884

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Fifty Apache Students to be Transported to Carlisle
March 10, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Department of Indian Affairs that he has contracted to have fifty students from the Mescalero Band of the Apache Nation to be transported to the Carlisle Indian School. He queries the office as to where the funds to pay for the transport should be taken from.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send Students to Wills Eye Hospital
March 17, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to send students with impaired vision to the Wills' Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for treatment.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Clarification Sought on the Use of the Osage Fund
March 18, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt seeks clarification on how to use the Osage Fund in such a way to avoid complications on the Carlisle Indian School's accounts. Pratt indicates its similarity to other funds as well as the Comptrollers instructions provides conflicting advice. Pratt ends by saying that he...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notification of Pratt's Arrival at Carlisle and Group of Students from Mescalero and Jicarilla Agency
April 18, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Indian Affairs Office that he has arrived back at the Carlisle Indian School from his trip out West. Pratt also notes that he was not able to bring back a party of students from the Mescalero and Jicarilla Agency due to the Agent being detained in a Court case...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, Second Quarter 1884
April 28, 1884

Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1884 amounting to $9,820.00 for support of the school. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $5,435.00 for regular employee pay. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Funds in Statement Needed for Transportation of Apache Students
May 2, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a large sum of funds on hand related. Pratt indicates that the sum is for the transportation of 50 Apache students from the Mescalero and Jicarilla Agency and is made out to the William H. H. Llewellyn,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Funds Related to Transportation of Apache Students
May 21, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt queries the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding the sum he sent William H. H. Llewellyn, U.S. Indian Agent for the Mescalero and Jicarilla Agency, for the transportation of 50 Apache students to Carlisle. Pratt requests that if the students are not coming then he should...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, June 2, 1884
June 2, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew discussing the Board of Trustees and the auditing of Pratt's account.  Pratt also mentions the potential visit of General George Crook.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Request for Authority to Return 25 Students in 1884
June 5, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return 25 more students than he has already been given permission for by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Pratt indicates that this is a result of returning students who will come back in the Fall.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Three Students with Home Bound Party
June 4, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt writes regarding a promise made by Laban J. Miles, U.S. Indian Agent, that three students would be returned with the party of the Osage students being sent home. Pratt writes that this promise should be fulfilled and asks that Peliza who is at the Lincoln Institute be...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, June 9, 1884
June 9, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding their upcoming trip to the west and the visit of Mr. Blaine to Carlisle to lay the cornerstone for Bosler Hall. This letter is part of a series of correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Proposal to Increase Number of Students at Carlisle
June 9, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to increase the number of pupils at the Carlisle Indian School for the upcoming school year. Pratt notes that he has corresponded with individuals from the Osage, Pueblo, and White Earth Agencies and they have noted they would like to increase the number of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Delay in Sending Apache Students to Carlisle
June 14, 1884

William H. H. Llewellyn, U.S. Indian Agent for the Mescalero and Jicarilla Agency, informs the Office of Indian Affairs of a delay in sending students to Carlisle due to the Texas and Pacific Railway being washed out in places.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 2, 1884
July 2, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding Agnew's nomination to an unnamed committee.  Pratt also discusses his ability to recruit more students thanks to the passing of the Indian Appropriations Bill.  This letter is part of a series of related...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Request for Funds to Gather Students for the Carlisle Indian School
July 5, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests that $7000 be placed to his credit in order to gather the 150 students authorized by the Indian Affairs Office.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Three Students
July 5, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return three students whose terms have expired. Two of the students, Lena Carr and Harry Marmon, stayed behind because of instructions from Dr. Sheldon Jackson but whose parents have since been requested they return. Pratt has also kept Kise to manage...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Envelope for Bill for Board of Carlisle Students
July 7, 1884

S. R. Martin refers bill of A. Shetter for board of returned Carlisle students for $20. The original was forwarded to Richard Henry Pratt.

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, Third Quarter 1884
July 9, 1884

Estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1884 amounting to $21,108.00 for support of the school. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $6,105.00 for regular employee pay. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to be Employed as a Teacher at the Carlisle Indian School
July 9, 1884 - August 28, 1884

Mary E. Whitcomb inquires of Richard Henry Pratt if there are any vacancies at the Carlisle Indian School for a teacher due to an increase in the number of students. Pratt forwards the letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs noting that the increase in students additional teachers would be...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Approval Sought for Transportation Appropriation for 1884
July 10, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests the approval for his request for $7000 in order to transport pupils to Carlisle. In particular, Pratt notes that one of the Carlisle Indian School teachers who returned with Pueblo students has seen 40 students from Laguna request to be enrolled at Carlisle. This is...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 15, 1884
July 15, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew attempting to arrange a visit, as well as a trip to the west to recruit students.  Pratt asks Agnew to come along to help select healthy children, and suggests that they rest in the Las Vegas, New Mexico Hot Springs.  This...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Request to Return Luke Phillips Home
July 16, 1884 - July 21, 1884

Luke Phillips, a member of the Nez Perce Nation, requests to be sent home along with the Nez Perce students. Richard Henry Pratt forwards the request and notes that he has argued with Phillips to stay but believes it might be best to return him.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Information on a Display for New Orleans
July 23, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests information from the Indian Affairs Office regarding an exhibit for New Orleans. Pratt mentions that Spencer Fullerton Baird of the Smithsonian Institute has mentioned building a display in conjunction with the Carlisle Indian School as well as an inquiry from...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from M. S. Juslyn to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 26, 1884
July 26, 1884

Acting Secretary in the Department of the Interior M. S. Juslyn writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew enclosing an order securing Agency and Indian Service assistance for Agnew while he is in the West. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Pratt Informs Office on Transporting Students from the Mescalero Agency
July 26, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the El Paso Station is accessible from the Mescalero Agency if a party of students is being sent to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt ends by stating that he is heading West on Monday.

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

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