1885

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Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, First Quarter 1885
December 9, 1884

Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1885 amounting to $7,872.50 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 Return an Additional 20 Students to Their Homes in 1885
January 5, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return to their homes an additional 20 students above the appropriation provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs on October 1, 1884.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry About Participating in Inaugural Ceremonies
January 28, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for approval to have 200 boys and the Carlisle Indian School band to participate in the inaugural ceremonies. Pratt notes that Secretary of the Interior Henry Morgan Teller believed the idea to be a good one and it...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Establish Indian School at Fort Dodge, Kansas
January 28, 1885 - February 2, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from John D. Miles about establishing an Indian School at For Dodge, Kansas focusing on cattle raising. Pratt writes that in his opinion the idea is not a good idea due to being located near reservations as well as the camp influences of Dodge City.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request from O. P. Goodwin for His Daughters to be Enrolled at Carlisle or Lincoln
January 28, 1885

O. P. Goodwin requests from the Wyoming Congressional Representative Morton Everel Post for his daughters to be enrolled either at the Carlisle Indian School or the Lincoln Institute. Post forwarded the letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs asking the request be considered favorably.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Special Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1885
February 5, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for $4025 from the interest on the Osage Fund for the support of 23 Osage students. An explanatory cover letter is included.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dispute Over Lack of Payment for Training a Student in Harness Making
February 11, 1885 - February 18, 1885

Frank Ensminger writes the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding a civil dispute between him and Richard Henry Pratt over payment for training George Walker in harness making. Pratt claims that he was only to pay Ensminger if Walker was not a good worker and he never heard a complaint from him and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Potential Return of Crow Students to Their Home
February 18, 1885 - March 3, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, regarding a promise that Armstrong made that students sent to Carlisle could return after two years and not three years. Armstrong believes that if any student wishes to return then his promise...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, February 19, 1885
February 19, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding a possible trip to the southern United States, including a visit at the Exposition and the International Convention of Educators.  Pratt also mentions his interest in seeing "what manner of Secretary and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, February 25, 1885
February 25, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding his concerns for the new head of the Interior Department.  Pratt also notes that he has postponed his trip south.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be accessed using the People...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Possibility of Sending Students from the Navajo Agency to Carlisle
March 16, 1885

John H. Bowman, U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency, regarding obtaining students for the Carlisle Indian School. Bowman notes that because of Navajo customs he does not believe it possible for the Agency to send girls but he can send around 12 boys.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, March 21, 1885
March 21, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew over his concerns for the organization and staffing of offices within the Interior Department.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, March 26, 1885
March 26, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding Pratt's visit with the new Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and a donation towards the farm debt.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Pratt Seeks Information Regarding Return of Nez Perce Students
March 28, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt seeks the opinion of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in regards to returning seven Nez Perce students currently at Carlisle. Pratt writes that the Nez Perce are returning to Idaho and they want their children to return with them. Pratt notes that with the convenience of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Education and Return of Osage Students at Carlisle
March 30, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt notes that the Carlisle Indian School has 58 Osage students at the school at present including 45 boys and 13 girls. He writes that between 10 and 15 of these students should be returned due to health and other considerations.

Pratt concludes by noting that the Osage...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Joshua Given Seeks Help Obtaining United States Citizenship
April 2, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt seeks guidance on the case of Joshua H. Given, a member of the Kiowa Nation, who is seeking to become a United States citizen. Given had enrolled in the Lincoln University in Oxford, Pennsylvania with the help of the Presbyterian Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Supply of Fire Protection Hand Grenades
April 7, 1885 - April 8, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt seeks to obtain two or three dozen fire protection hand grenades for the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Follow Up on Sending Given with Nez Perce Party
April 22, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt follows up his telegraph agreeing to send Obadiah G. Given with the party of Nez Perces being sent home. Pratt also recommends booking the Emigrant Sleepers as they provide the ability to make coffee therefore saving money on the coffee bill.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Willing to Spare Carlisle Physician for Nez Perce Removal
April 22, 1885

Pratt writes that he is willing to spare the Carlisle School physician Obadiah G. Given for the Nez Perce removal. Pratt asks that his removal be as brief as possible.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Expenses to Cover Obadiah Given While Traveling with Nez Perce Party
April 24, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt inquires about expenses related to Obadiah G. Given accompanying the Nez Perce Party back to their homes. Pratt notes that Given is ready to start when the Bureau of Indian Affairs telegraphs that the expenses will be covered.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Delivery of Fire Prevention Hand Grenades to Carlisle
April 28, 1885

R. F. Hunter writes the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding the order of three dozen fire prevention hand grenades at a cost of $9 per dozen.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll 12 Students from the Quapaw Nation at Carlisle
May 4, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to bring in six boys and six girls from the Quapaw Nation to the Carlisle Indian School in order to learn trades or become teachers. Pratt indicates that the Society of Friends has taken a particular interest in the case of the 12 students and the Agent at...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Contract for Flour for the 1885 Fiscal Year
May 9, 1885 - June 9, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a contract between the Carlisle Indian School and Glatfelter and Nace for the latter to provide 600 barrels of flour for the 1885 fiscal year.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Enrolling New York Students to Carlisle
May 25, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt notes that he believes placing Carlisle Indian School students into white schools is a great benefit for the student. He notes that if it was possible he would like to have half the students at the School made up of white students in order to influence the Native students....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request of the French Government for Part of Exhibit
May 30, 1885 - June 8, 1885

Lyndon A. Smith requests from Richard Henry Pratt part of the Carlisle Indian School Exhibit at the Government Exhibition in New Orleans due to a request by the French Government. Pratt informs the Bureau of Indian Affairs that while he was planning on setting up the exhibit at Carlisle for...

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

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