Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to install electric lighting at the Carlisle Indian School and pay an annual cost for the use of electric lights. Pratt notes that the use of coal-oil lamps has been a great anxiety due to the threat of fire and the use of electric lights would be of a great advantage in the care and safety of the school.
August 23, 1893
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 1014, 1893-#31635