Documents

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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Pratt Informs Office of Return Home of Hyson John

Date: December 30, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he is sending Hyson John home.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Report of Irregular Employees, December 1899

Date: December 31, 1899

Major Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists irregular employees who worked at the school during December 1899. The report includes details on compensation, position titles, race, and the number of days worked during that month.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Format: Reports

Oath of Office for Emma C. Schaner

Date: January 1, 1900

Major Richard Henry Pratt submits blank oath of office for newly appointed employee Emma C. Schaner.  Also, Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has not received a promised blank declaration for Schaner and asks the Commissioner to send it. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Pratt Endorses Change in Location for Perris School

Date: January 1, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt endorses the effort to change the location of the Perris School in California.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees, Applications, and Resignation, 1900

Date: January 1 - February 19, 1900

Major Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists new employees (G. M. Shelley, Bertha Canfield, James M. Bellows, Emma H. Bellows, C. E. Dagenett) and those who have left the school (Elmer Snyder). These reports include personal information about those being hired as well as reasons for departure for those leaving. Pratt also sends James M. Bellows' (cook) and Emma H. Bellows' (assistant cook) applications, both of which include letters of recommendation, and Elmer Snyder's (tailor) letter of resignation.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Poster for Mary Kolbe the Elocutionist

Date: circa 1900

This poster advertises the performance of Mary Kolbe, "the little nine year old elocutionist," who was assisted by the Carlisle Indian School Band.  The event was held at Bosler Hall at Dickinson College. Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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Roma Ewbank Requests Immediate Transfer to Cherokee

Date: January 1, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Roma Ewbank prefers an immediate transfer as an assistant matron to Cherokee Indian School unless there was an immediate vacancy at the Chemawa Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Pratt Updates Jones on Snyder, Ewbank, and Eastman

Date: January 1, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt informs William A. Jones that Elmer Snyder has resigned his position as tailor. Pratt details the difficulties in finding a tailor suited for the Carlisle Indian School as well as updating Jones on the cases of Rosa Ewbank and Dr. Charles Eastman.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Pay Bill for Medical Consultation for Charles Eastman

Date: January 2, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Dr. Charles A. Eastman was critically ill with pneumonia and required a consultation with Dr. C. A. Rahter of Harrisburg. Pratt requests authority to pay Rahter's bill.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Monthly Sanitary Report of Diseases and Injuries, December 1899

Date: January 3, 1900

S. L. Diven, the school physician, compiles the monthly sanitary report for December 1899.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Application of John Lufkins Returned to Office

Date: January 5, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt returns the application of John Lufkins to the Office of Indian Affairs.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Allow Employees to Continue to Purchase Milk from School Farm

Date: January 6, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests an exemption from Circular No. 34 in order to allow employees to purchase milk from the School farm.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Descriptive Statements of Changes in School Employees and Resignations, January 1900

Date: January 6-26, 1900

Major Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists new employees (Emma C. Schanery, George E. Snyder, Esther M. Dagenett) and those who have left the school (Mary Bailey, Roma F. Ewbank, Herbert W. Boyer, Carrie E. Hulme), and those who have changed positions. These reports include information about those being hired as well as reasons for departure for those leaving. Included are letters of resignation from Bailey, Boyer, and Hulme. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Estimate of Supplies, January 1900

Date: January 9, 1900

Richard H. Pratt submits an Estimate of Supplies for the third quarter of fiscal year 1900 amounting to $499.66 and requests to purchase those items in the open market. The form includes the items being requested, the quantity, the estimated cost, and how the item will be used at the school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, Third Quarter 1900

Date: January 10, 1900

Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1900 amounting to $22,416.36 for support of the school. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funding amounting to $1,2025.00 for regular employee pay. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Pratt Requests Immediate Replacement for the Tailor Position

Date: January 11, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the replacement of Elmer Snyder as a tailor at the Carlisle Indian School from the Civil Service lists.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Pratt Provides Recommendation for Susan Gibbs

Date: January 15, 1900 - January 24, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Susan Gibbs and recommends her for a position as an Assistant Matron or Assistant Seamstress in the Indian Service.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Eligible Candidates for Tailor Position

Date: January 16, 1900

John T. Doyle, the Secretary of the Civil Service Commission, forwards to the Secretary of the Interior a list of three men (Henry T. Klostermann, Andrew Noll, and Granville M. Shelley) who are eligible to fill the vacant tailor position at the Carlisle Indian School. The list includes the candidates' names, addresses, and their civil service exam grades. Acting Secretary Thomas Ryan refers the list to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Enroll Felipa Amago

Date: January 19, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to enroll Felipa Amago, a graduate of the Perris School, as a student at the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Pratt Reports on Varioloid Outbreak at School

Date: January 19, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of a report from the school physician regarding the smallpox vaccine sent to the school. In addition, he notes a minor outbreak causing him to use the farm house as a hospital and purchasing different vaccine points from a local druggist.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Update on Irregular Employees and Assistant Cook Position

Date: January 20, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the approval of irregular employees as well as the position of assistant cook.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Jeanette Buckles Requests Help in Transferring to Teaching Position

Date: January 20, 1900 - February 20, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt forwards Jeanette Buckles request for a transfer in the Indian Service from her current position as matron to a teaching position.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Continuance of Education of Pupils Over 21

Date: January 22, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests the continuance of the education of 164 students who are over the age of 21 at the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Education, Outings

Four Financial Accounts of Kickapoo Students

Date: January 23, 1900 - April 8, 1907

Four financial accounts of members of the Kickapoo Nation showing deposits while at the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Finance

Request for Transfer of Bertha Canfield to take Charge of Sewing Room

Date: January 24, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Carrie Hulme has resigned from her position as seamstress at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt requests that Bertha Canfield be transferred from the Phoenix Indian School to take charge of the sewing room.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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