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Special Order to Appraise Property Transferred from Department of War to Interior
August 23, 1879 - October 14, 1879

The Chief Clerk for the Secretary of War forwards a series of documents to the Secretary of the Interior regarding the transfer of the Carlisle Barracks from the War Department to the Interior Department. First, Adjutant General E. D. Townsend issues Special Orders No. 194 stating that Richard Henry Pratt now officially works in Indian…

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Documents Relating to the Transfer of the Carlisle Barracks to the Interior Department
August 25, 1879 - January 7, 1880

Secretary of War Alex Ramsey transmits to Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz a report from Lieutenant E. T. C. Richmond indicating that the transfer of the Carlisle Barracks from the War Department to the Interior was completed on January 6, 1880 and correspondence regarding said transfer. Also attached is an official order from Major…

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Special Order for the Transfer of Carlisle Barracks to the Interior Department
August 25, 1879 - August 29, 1879

Captain William G. Mitchell issues Special Orders No. 52 ordering the transfer of the Carlisle Barracks from the War Department to the Interior Department, with the Barracks' commanding officer Lieutenant E. T. C. Richmond overseeing the transfer and taking inventory of the value of the transferred goods and buildings. Major General Winfield S…

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Estimate for Stationary, December 1879
December 15, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests a six-month supply of two dozen different blank administrative forms used by the United States Indian Affairs division of the Department of the Interior.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry…

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Requisition for Blanks and Blank Books, December 1879
December 18, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests a six-month supply of various blank administrative forms used by the United States Indian Affairs division of the Department of the Interior.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "…

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Special Estimate for Stationary, December 1879
December 23, 1879

Richard H. Pratt transmits a "Special" Estimate for Stationary form for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1880. 

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

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Invoice for Stationary
January 8-10, 1880

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt sends Lieutenant Richard H. Pratt a six-month supply of two dozen different blank administrative forms used by the United States Indian Affairs division of the Department of the Interior. Pratt acknowledges the receipt of the stationary.

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Orders to send Two Lipan Apaches to the Carlisle Indian School
February 23, 1880

By command of Brigadier-General Pope, Assistant Adjutant-General E. R. Platt orders that two Lipan Apache children at Fort Hays, Kansas be sent to the Carlisle Indian School.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "…

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Estimate of Funds, Second Quarter 1880
March 16, 1880

Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1880 amounting to $11,350 for areas covering subsistence, employee pay, repairs, clothing, mechanical industries, supplies, and contingencies.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75,…

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Contracts to Rent 18 Acres of Land for the School Farm
June 15, 1880 - July 16, 1880

Acting Secretary of the Interior A. Bell encloses to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs agreements allowing Richard Henry Pratt to rent 10 acres of land from Annie and Laura Alexander and allowing Pratt to rent 8 acres of land from Benjamin Sanno. The land, which will be rented for a full calendar year, is intended for "agricultural industry…

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Claim for Traveling Expenses while Transporting Southwestern Indian Students
November 29, 1880 - December 21, 1880

Second Auditor O. Ferriss allows Sheldon Jackson's claims for $197.97 and $23.90 for travel expenses incurred while transporting Indian students from New Mexico to the Carlisle Indian School in the Summer of 1880. Jackson encloses the claim to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and asks him to send the money as soon as possible because he needs…

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Parker Farm Lease
February 4, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a the lease and contract for the Parker Farm. The lease and contract stipulate how the government will farm under the lease.

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Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees, November 1882
November 18, 1882

Captain Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists new employees (Florence M. Carter, M. E. Snyder), those who have left the school (Mary Pain, Emma C. Sickels, Thomas Stewart Jr., Margaret Wilson, H. H. Shiverick), and those who have changed positions (Ella L. Patterson, Anne S. Ely). These reports include personal information about those…

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Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees, December 1882
December 9, 1882

Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists new employees (A. J. Wetzel and Lavinia Bender) as well as one who had left the school (Thomas Baird). These reports include personal information about those being hired as well as reasons for departure for those leaving. 

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Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees, December 1882
December 20, 1882

Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists employees who have left the school (T. S. Reighter and Alice M. Robertson). These reports include reasons for departure for those leaving. 

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Pratt Forwards Lease for the Humrich Farm for the 1884 Fiscal Year
February 17, 1883 - March 2, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards for approval the lease agreement between the Carlisle Indian School and Samuel K. Humrich for a 225 acre farm beginning on February 17, 1883.

Henry Morgan Teller, Secretary of the Interior, approves the lease.

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Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees, December 1885
December 7, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt submits a report that lists a new employee (George W. Kemp). The report includes personal information about those being hired. An explanatory cover letter is included.

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Report on the Hampton Institute and the Carlisle Indian School
April 28, 1886 - January 11, 1888

T. S. Childs makes a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Carlisle Indian School and the Indian Training School at the Hampton Institute. Childs report was prompted by complaints made against the Hampton Institute related to the health and discipline of students. Childs report focuses mostly on Hampton while examining Carlisle in order to…

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Secretary of the Interior Letter Regarding Improvements to the Parker Farm
June 19, 1886 - June 28, 1886

Correspondence discussing the appropriation of $37,500 for improvements to the Carlisle Indian School including the acquisition of the neighboring Parker farm, a new large boys’ dormitory, a school barn, and some other improvements.  A letter from Pratt explaining the need for the new facilities is included as part of the document.

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Cumberland County Historical Society
Documents Related to Purchase of the Parker Farm by the Government
March 21, 1887 - November 27, 1923

Documents pertaining to the United States Government's purchase of the Parker Farm. Included are a copy of the deed transferring title to the Government, other prior deeds, abstract of the title, map outlining the tract of land, copy of an act of the State of Pennsylvania consenting to the U.S. Government purchasing the Parker Farm, and county…

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National Archives and Records Administration
Outing Letter and Report of Eben Beads
December 31, 1887 - January 6, 1888

Outing report of Eben Beads along with a letter from Beads to Richard Henry Pratt detailing his experience working on a farm and attending a school in Darlington, Pennsylvania while on outing.

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Mercer Museum Research Library
War Department Orders Sending Prisoners to Alabama and Carlisle
May 10, 1888

War Department orders directing Geronimo and other prisoners be sent from Fort Barrancas, Florida to Mount Vernon Barracks, Alabama in addition to sending certain youths to the Carlisle Indian School.

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Proposals for New Construction of a New School Building
July 5-21, 1888

A. B. Upshaw, Acting Commissioner of the Office of Indian Affairs, forwards a copy of the proposal of Andrew Wetzel as well as Samuel Wetzel for the construction of a new building at the Carlisle Indian School. The Acting Secretary of the Interior H. L. Muldrew approves the contract if there are no objections.

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Pratt Requests Authority to Purchase Food and Supplies
November 26, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase various food supplies along with scarlet braid and cord. Pratt encloses form used to advertise the contracts.

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Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees and Application, January 1889
January 1-3, 1889

Captain Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists new employees (John E. Pollinger and Anna C. Pollinger) and those who have left the school (B. F. Comman and Mary E. Comman). These reports include personal information about those being hired as well as reasons for departure for those leaving. Pratt also sends a reference from Jacob Enminger…

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