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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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March 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the approved expenditure for coal for the first quarter of 1880 did not meet the school's needs. Pratt requests funds to purchase additional coal for the first quarter, and…

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

March 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests additional money for postage of student letters from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Pratt states that letter-writing increases student moral and supports the school's reputation among their families and tribes.…

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March 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests funds for the renovation of the mess hall, kitchen, and laundry. Pratt notes that the school's increasing student population necessitates these renovations, and describes which buildings will be added and renovated.…

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March 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form amounting to $3,075.25 for areas covering employee salary, clothing, water, coal, and chapel.

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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.

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View Document: Estimate of Funds, Second Quarter 1880841.84 KB

March 16, 1880

Based on a discussion with the Secretary of the Interior and the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Richard Henry Pratt requests funds for the purchase of 110 sets of dormitory furniture on the open market.

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March 16, 1880 - March 22, 1880

Mattie G. Reynolds writes to Richard Henry Pratt asking for a position at the Carlisle Indian School in sewing or as a sewing teacher or assistant matron. Reynolds, who formerly worked with the Pawnees in a variety of roles, additionally…

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March 18, 1880

Assistant Secretary of the Interior A. Bell sends a copy of the Revised Statutes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and asks the Commissioner to forward it to Richard Henry Pratt at the Carlisle Indian School.

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March 19, 1880

Dr. J. S. Bender notifies Richard Henry Pratt of the death of Henry Jones, a member of the Iowa Nation, due to advanced endocarditis. Dr. Bender notes that a post-mortem examination was performed alongside local physician Dr. J. R. Bixler. Pratt…

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View Document: Notice of Death of Henry Jones1.46 MB

March 24, 1880 - March 29, 1880

Secretary of War Alexander Ramsey informs Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that he is declining the Commissioner of Indian Affairs' request to allow Lieutenant George LeRoy Brown to recruit Indian students from Nations in Colorado and New…

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March 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt states that he has had trouble finding quality teachers but recently found Jennie L. Woodbury, who started on March 11 for $45 per month. Pratt strongly urges Commissioner of Affairs R. E. Trowbridge to approve this hire and…

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March 26, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to send Dr. Kellogg to inspect the sanitary conditions at the Carlisle Indian School and to inspect and consult with him on the precautions that they should be taking.

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View Document: Request for a Sanitary Inspection150.06 KB

March 29, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a disallowed sum of $2.35 from his February irregular employees report. Pratt explains the error and transmits a new and corrected report.

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March 29, 1880

A. J. Standing informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he's escorting eleven Indians to Carlisle and requests transportation for his party and himself.

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April 1, 1880 - June 21, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides a copy of the Description of Party brought to the Carlisle Indian School by A. J. Standing on April 1, 1880.

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April 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt references the detail of Lieutenant Brown and informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he can recruit students from New Mexico and Colorado in person after the Dakota Chiefs visit the Carlisle Indian School.

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April 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks that the funds requested in his special estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1880 be sent immediately.

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April 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs A. J. Standing's report on his trip to Indian Territory in March 1880. Standing left on March 2nd accompanied by Pauskie (Comanche), White Bear and Cohoe (Cheyenne and Arapaho…

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April 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that A. J. Standing incurred $206.80 in expenses. Pratt asks that the funds be placed on his next remittance.

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April 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt argues to the Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that his approval for the school to recruit 15 Navajo students is insufficient, and he would like to recruit 50. Pratt writes that the Presbyterian Church has had 10 years to…

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View Document: Request to Recruit 50 Navajo Students268.28 KB

April 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs' statement of funds that covers some of the Carlisle Indian School's expenses during the first and second quarter of fiscal year 1879-1880. Pratt requests authority to…

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April 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge's approval for purchases made during the first quarter of 1880 amounting to $1,163.59. The purchases were not covered on the quarter's estimate of funds but were "…

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April 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt transmits a copy of a voucher that covers all the items of expense from A. J. Standing's trip that Pratt paid for.

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April 11, 1880

George Kellogg of the Medical Division of the Bureau of Indian Affairs provides a sanitary report on the buildings, appliances, and children at the Carlisle Indian School. He recommends replacing some old brick drains with terra cotta pipes. He…

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View Document: Sanitary Inspection, April 1880580.95 KB

April 12, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt approves the Commissioner of Indian Affairs' suggestion that General Agent for the Presbyterian Board of Missions Sheldon Jackson should recruit and send students from Colorado and New Mexico to the Carlisle Indian School.…

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