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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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April 14, 1880

Wrapper for Samuel C. Armstrong's letter forwarding a copy of the newspaper, The Southern Workman, which details some of the work for Indians done at Hampton Institute and the Carlisle Indian School to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs…

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April 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that when the late and former Commissioner, E. A. Hayt, visited the school several months ago, he recommended that Pratt hire an instructor and start a student band at…

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April 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase 300 dining room stools, 72 desks, 30 rear seats, and 5 teacher's desks amounting to $545

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View Document: Request to Purchase Chairs and Desks151.33 KB

April 19, 1880 - April 21, 1880

A. J. Koser informs Representative J. C. Beltzhoover that he visited the Carlisle Indian School and liked it so much that he'd like to establish an Indian school for 140 students in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania at a former Soldiers Homestead.…

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April 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $65 on materials for his blacksmith and wagonmaker to make a carriage to travel to the town of Carlisle and the surrounding countryside.

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April 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge to set the date when chiefs visit the Carlisle Indian School so that "friends of the school" can visit at the same time.

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April 27, 1880

Andrew J. Koser informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that he visited the Carlisle Indian School, which he thinks is a "grand success" and more effective than reservation schools. He proposes the idea of purchasing the building…

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May 1880

Richard Henry Pratt lists the cash and property accounts for the quarter ending March 31, 1880 and forwards them to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

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View Document: Cash and Property Accounts, March 1880219.52 KB

May 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs if he can visit him in Washington, D. C. to discuss the Carlisle Indian School.

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May 7, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt describes the problems he's having with receiving rubber hose, hose pipes, and one hose carriage from September 1879's estimate for supplies.

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May 7, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase food for students instead of using the government-issued rations. Pratt requests to spend up to 17.5¢ per student per day and to be able to choose food for the students so that they can receive…

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Topics: Food and Dining

May 7, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to pay for Etahdleuh's traveling expenses to visit a hospital in Syracuse, New York. Pratt notes that Etahdleuh is suffering from eye and throat problems.

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May 12, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return to Carlisle from Washington, D.C.

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May 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a monthly report of irregular employees for April 1880 to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

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May 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $80 to transport students to the South Mountain to visit the iron works and paper mills and to have a picnic. Pratt would like to arrange this excursion when the Dakota chiefs and families are visiting.

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May 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to present samples of the Carlisle Indian School's manufactured goods at the letting of contracts in New York.

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May 25, 1880 - July 28, 1880

George W. Hendry informs Richard Henry Pratt that he knows a 21 year old man, who's half Indian and half Black, who is "dignified" and can speak English. He asks Pratt to send him pictures of Indian students and schools. Pratt forwards Hendry's…

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June 2, 1880 - June 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt encloses a copy of a letter from B. F. Beveridge to Charles Tackett about how to ensure that the Indian chiefs while visiting Washington D.C. stay at the Washington House (Beveridge's establishment). In his cover letter, Pratt…

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View Document: Intention to Discharge Charles Tackett244.54 KB

June 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt sends a telegram to Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge regarding 25 Hampton Institute students going north for the summer.

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Topics: Outings

June 2, 1880

J. S. Bender informs Richard Henry Pratt that he believes six to eight students should be returned to their homes because they have "incurable" conditions and will likely "die young." Pratt encloses and endorses Bender's requests to the…

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June 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for the second quarter of 1880 amounting to $1,100.80 for areas covering traveling expenses, supplies, contingencies, and clothing.

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June 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that the Cheyenne & Arapaho Agent John D. Miles would like to send 25 students from his agency to the Carlisle Indian School. Miles added that he'd like several…

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June 11, 1880

Richard H. Pratt transmits to Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge his Return of Medical Property form for the first quarter of 1880.

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June 14, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge's authority to spend $250 to purchase and manufacture clothing for the current quarter.

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June 14, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase 20 standard tents and 2 hospital tents. Pratt wants the tents because he intends to form two detachments of boys and one detachment of girls and send them to camp in the mountains near the school for a…

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