Buildings and Grounds - General Descriptions

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Letter About Drawings of Carlisle Barracks
September 10, 1879

Letter from Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, forwarding drawings of the Carlisle Barracks and a copy of the transfer order. Those enclosures are not included here.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Description of the Grounds, Buildings, Industries and Aims of the Carlisle Indian Training School
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 underway to establish Congressional approval for the school's continuation. Also included are…

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Photographs, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Sanitary Inspection, April 1880
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 finds the buildings to be of a satisfactory condition, particularly commending the hospital - though…

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Inquiry Regarding Charity Funds
August 17, 1885 - August 18, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an inquiry by A. B. Upshaw, Acting Commissioner, regarding the charity fund by referring to previous annual reports as well as furnishing a copy of the deed of trust for the Hocker farm.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, June 1, 1886
June 1, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding plans for new and renovated buildings at Carlisle.  Pratt states that he does not intend to take on more students, but rather to create a more individualized training environment.  He compares Carlisle's Congressional funding to Congressional funding for other…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Recommendations for Improvements to the Carlisle Indian School
June 22, 1886

Clinton B. Fisk, Chairman of the Board of Indian Commissioners, provides his inspection of the Carlisle Indian School to John D. C. Atkins. In particular, Fisk suggests purchasing the Parker farm, building a large barn, and building a large new dormitory building for the boys. Fisk additionally adds that with these improvements further…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Education Circulars Referencing Teaching English
August 22, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests from the Office of Indian Affairs that all circulars referencing teaching English in Indian Schools be sent to him due to articles in the Christian Union and The Advance.

Pratt also writes that the bids on the building surprised him and that office should be pleased.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Capacity of the Carlisle Indian School in 1888
September 21, 1888

Alfred John Standing follows up on a conversation he had in Washington D.C. with A. B. Upshaw, Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, that the Carlisle Indian School has a capacity for 650 students. Its current enrollment is 538 students.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Circular Regarding Physical Plant and Supplies
February 25, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular by providing answers related to the Carlisle Indian School focused on the buildings and grounds as well as providing enrollment statistics. Additionally, included are lists of supplies including furniture in various buildings, utensils, farm stock, and tools in various…

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Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of James A. Cooper of the Carlisle Indian School
March 5, 1890

James A. Cooper provides his report to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding his inspection of the Carlisle Indian School. Cooper covers the buildings, the number of pupils, the staff, clothing and diet of students, and discipline. Cooper also covers the industrial and traditional educations at Carlisle and ends by comparing the students at…

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Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of Charles H. Thompson
March 2, 1892

Charles H. Thompson forwards an inspection report of the Carlisle Indian School on March 2, 1892. Thompson's report examines a wide range of topics related to the school including the buildings, health of students, food, student's social lives, industrial training, outings, and academic training.

Thompson also includes a number of…

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Legal and Government Documents, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of Installation of Electric Lights
November 15, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has gone ahead and installed electric lights using the Charity Fund and believing that there would be no objection if the annual cost was less than the previous system. Pratt indicates that there was a small increase in price which he requests to be covered by his Government…

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Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence, Maps
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National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Buildings, 1896
December 26, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Report of Buildings for 1896 of the Carlisle Indian School.

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Fiscal Year 1898 Financial Estimate
August 21, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt provides an estimate for the fiscal year 1898 at the request of the Office of Indian Affairs.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Replies to Department Circular and Origins of Carlisle Pamphlet
October 25, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular answering questions about the Carlisle Indian School including the buildings and grounds and school farm. Also included is a pamphlet titled How Carlisle School Originated.

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Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Update on the General State of Buildings at Carlisle
April 6, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular letter by providing the general condition of the buildings, heat, light, and drainage at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt further discusses the need for an upgraded sewer system and some other small repairs.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Fiscal Year 1900 Financial Estimate
August 18, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt provides an update on the status of the Carlisle Indian School's physical plant as well as the number of students the school is able to accommodate. In particular, he proposes a number of repairs and improvements.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Report and Recommendations on the Carlisle Indian School and Outing System
September 24, 1898

A. O. Wright, Supervisor of Indian Schools, provides a report on the Carlisle Indian School focusing on the outing program. Wright provides details of the school as he found it as well as provides recommendations for improvement.

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Reports on Dimensions of Dorms, Dining, and School Rooms
November 23, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of the rooms and dimensions for the sleeping quarters, dining room, and school rooms at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt focuses on the dormitories due to the excess space as compared to Office regulations.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Sanitary Inspections of School Buildings be Conducted
January 27, 1905

William A. Mercer requests an inspection be made of school buildings at the Carlisle Indian School and suggestions be made for improving sanitary conditions.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Construction Inspection Report of John Charles for March 1905
March 11, 1905 - January 2, 1909

These materials include correspondence and a report regarding construction, buildings, and grounds at the Carlisle Indian School, performed in 1905 by John Charles. Medical Supervisor Dr. Joseph A. Murphy requested the report in 1908, and returned it to the Bureau office in 1909.

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Plan to Create New Building Plans and Topographical Maps
April 5, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to have a local engineer create topographical maps of the school grounds to correct errors including the locations of the main pipe line and the school cemetery. In addition, Mercer notes that the school drawing teacher is making floor plans and elevations of all of the school buildings.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Synopsis of Buildings at the Carlisle Indian School
June 22, 1905

J. R. Wise indicates that he has sent the Office of Indian Affairs a set of floor plans and front and side elevations of all buildings in the Carlisle Indian School. Wise also attaches a synopsis of several buildings.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Fiscal Year 1907 Financial Estimate
August 18, 1905

William A. Mercer provides an estimate for the 1907 fiscal year in addition to providing an overview of the physical plant and the need for various buildings.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration