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The Documents section features digitized copies of documents relating to the history of the school. These documents include correspondence, graduation pamphlets, and other forms of ephemera, and have been digitized by Digital Resource Center staff. Today, these documents are preserved in a number of locations, including the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections as well as private collections.

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November 17, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a letter, penned by James E. Rhodes of Germantown, Pennsylvania. Rhodes asks if the son of one of his Seneca friends, John Kennedy, might be allowed to enroll at Carlisle. Pratt…

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View Document: Request to Enroll Seneca Student1.84 MB

November 19, 1879

Surgeon J. H. Frantz informs Richard Henry Pratt that only 30 of the 158 students have been vaccinated. Pratt forwards Frantz's comments to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and requests to purchase 140 vaccines.

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November 20, 1879

Richard H. Pratt notifies Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that he's going to New York on Friday and Saturday to make purchases.

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November 24, 1879

Lea Lugner asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs if she can send a small Christmas box to the Carlisle Indian School.

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November 27, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase a horse and asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt when he's going to send him the spring wagon that he promised.

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View Document: Request to Buy a Horse149.81 KB

November 27, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that he has found a method of siding frame buildings with lumber designed exclusively for that purpose and asks him if he can use this new lumber to build the chapel and…

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December 1, 1879

Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz grants Richard Henry Pratt authority to purchase one spring wagon and one horse.

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December 1, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt provides Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt with a variety of updates about the Carlisle Indian School: everyone is in good health, he will send Hayt a uniform sample in a few days, his corps of assistants is almost…

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December 3, 1879

Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz approves plans and an estimate for constructing a building that will function as a chapel and assembly room at the Carlisle Indian School. Schurz grants authority to spend $1,165.94 on the project. 

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December 4, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a receipt for copy ink and copy books.

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December 4, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests to visit Washington, D.C. to discuss the Carlisle Indian School with the Department of the Interior. A note on the bottom notes that Pratt has telegraphed to cancel the request to visit.

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December 6, 1879

In both a letter and telegraph, Richard Henry Pratt withdraws his request to visit Washington, D.C.

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December 9-18, 1879

W. H. Stevens applies to be a physician at the Carlisle Indian School. Stevens includes four letters of recommendation to support his application.

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December 9, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender would be willing to be the Indian School's doctor for $600 per year. However, Dr. Bender is the leading physician in the town of Carlisle and has many…

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View Document: Employment of a Doctor238.63 KB

December 10, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt regarding a request for $4,000 from November 4th. Pratt states that Hayt only sent him $1,031. Pratt then asks for the rest of the requested funds, particularly the $2,100…

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December 11, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt requests that Richard Henry Pratt obtain an offer for medical services and machines for $600 per year.

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December 12, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to spend $100 to take photographs of the buildings and students, both individually and in groups, to send to Indian agencies and the students' parents.

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December 12, 1879

Richard H. Pratt transmits a "Special" Estimate for Funds form for the fourth quarter of 1879 amounting to $1,250.50 for the fitting of chapel and school room, repairs, and supplies. An explanatory cover letter is included.

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December 12, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender will be hired in a temporary capacity. Dr. Bender will visit the school as often as necessary and will "take charge of all cases of sickness."

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December 13, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt requests that funds be transferred to his account in New York to pay for the chapel, which is almost finished.

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View Document: Construction of Chapel Nearly Finished142.31 KB

December 13, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. J. Brooks that the cost of manufacturing uniform suits ranges from $5.50 to $8.00, with the addition of corporal and sergeant striping increasing the cost to over $8.00.

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View Document: Cost of Manufacturing Uniforms138.5 KB

December 13, 1879

Richard H. Pratt transmits an estimate of funds form for the first quarter of 1880 amounting to $6,000 covering subsistence, salaries of employees, supplies, contingencies, and repairs.

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View Document: Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1880449.12 KB

December 13, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt asks how much it costs to transport students from Yankton, Dakota to Carlisle and from Wichita to Carlisle for his records.

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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.

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View Document: Estimate for Stationary, December 1879 691.37 KB

December 15, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt regarding his pay. Pratt references a conversation he had with Mr. Brooks regarding his personal expenses, and Pratt argues that his pay is inadequate for the needs of his…

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