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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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February 10, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests an immediate transfer of funds to cover debts from the fourth quarter of 1879.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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February 16, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards his cash and property accounts for the fourth quarter of 1879 to Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs Edwin J. Brooks.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

February 16, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of a spring wagon from Toledo, Ohio.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

View Document: Receipt for Spring Wagon1.41 MB

February 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits his return of medical property and transfer of hospital supplies for the fourth quarter of 1879. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

February 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt reports on the buildings, grounds, industrial curriculum, and overall aims of the Carlisle Indian Training School. The report includes descriptions of building sizes and purposes, industrial capabilities, and the efforts then…

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Format: Photographs, Reports

February 23, 1880 - March 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs A. O. Hyde that his son-in-law Lieutenant George LeRoy Brown has been using leave of absence from his post in Dakota to serve as the disciplinarian for the male students at the Carlisle Indian School but will have to…

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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…

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February 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt telegrams the Commissioner of Indian Affairs asking for permission to send Alfred John Standing to the Comanche Agency to recruit students. Pratt also asks if the former Florida prisoners can be sent back.

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February 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a desire by the Secretary of the Interior to increase enrollment at Carlisle. Pratt suggests that a number of new rules be adopted regarding students' ages, gender ratio,…

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February 25, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests a quick reply to his telegram of February 23, requesting permission to send Alfred John Standing to the Comanche Agency to recruit students.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

February 25, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits invoices regarding the transfer of property and supplies at the Carlisle Barracks to the Department of the Interior. Pratt notes that these files were overlooked when others were transferred previously.

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February 27, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt suggests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Alfred J. Standing's experience and reputation at the Kiowa and Comanche Agency will help him select suitable students there. Pratt also suggests that this recruitment should…

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

February 27, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt telegrams Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs Edwin J. Brooks, informing him that a group of Iowa and Sac & Fox children arrived safely and will be held as directed.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Student Arrival

February 28, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that medicine transferred from the War Department is not needed at Carlisle, as his homeopathic physician will supply his own. Pratt suggests that the medicines be sent elsewhere.

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March 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $50 to subscribe to periodicals and newspapers so that he and his assistants can stay informed.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the…

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March 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, requesting that he petition the War Department to detail George LeR. Brown to service at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt states that Brown had served at Carlisle during his leave…

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March 3, 1880

Commissioner of Indian Affairs William G. LeDue informs Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that Richard Henry Pratt's request for garden seeds has been filled.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234…

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

View Document: Fulfillment of Request for Garden Seeds141.98 KB

March 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, stating that he is in Washington on an emergency trip to look after the best interests of the school. Pratt notes that the Congressional bill about the founding of the school is…

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March 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt recommends George LeR. Brown as a recruiter for the Carlisle Indian School among the agencies in Colorado and New Mexico. Pratt suggests that the assignment is difficult, and that Brown is the only person he trusts for the job…

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March 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests funds to develop the industrial and mechanical training programs at the school. Specifically, Pratt hopes to establish a harness-making program and to expand the blacksmithing, wagon-making, carpentry, shoemaking, and…

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March 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to sell two old mules, transferred from the War Department, and to purchase two farm horses.

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March 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to purchase seeds on the open market.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

View Document: Seed Purchase Request1.49 MB

March 9, 1880

Andrew J. Koser informs the Secretary of the Interior that he visited the Carlisle Indian School, which he thinks is a "noble move toward civilization" and more effective than reservation schools. He proposes the idea of purchasing the building…

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March 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to immediately purchase school supplies on the open market. Pratt notes that these supplies were not provided when requested from the Department, and that a recent…

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March 12, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt suggests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that constructing a boiler for heating would be more efficient and less laborious.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

View Document: Suggestion to Build Heating Boiler2.21 MB