Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting materials and funds to erect a "picket fence six feet high to keep Indians in and citizens out" of the Carlisle Indian School campus.
Buildings and Grounds - Supplies and Materials
Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, requesting permission to purchase the listed supplies for the school. Some of the supplies had already been purchased for immediate use. The request includes construction materials, repairs to buildings and the ambulance, books, scientific and medical supplies, industrial…
Richard Henry Pratt requests $350 to paint the tin roofs on the Carlisle Indian School's buildings. Pratt adds that the roofs have been in disrepair since the school began.
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Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that many of the buildings are in desperate need of new paint, especially the exterior walls and porches. Pratt asks that his previous request for painting supplies for the campus buildings' roofs be increased for the campus buildings' walls.
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Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for the school's contingent expenses in the current quarter, which he estimates to be $1,280.
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Richard Henry Pratt explains to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the price of lumber has increased by 25% since building the chapel. He also describes his issues in obtaining funding to install steam heating in the boys' quarters, and due to lack of funds, requests to postpone building a new hospital until the heating is finished.…
Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase 11,000 feet of yellow pine flooring and 4,300 feet of hemlock joints amounting to $442 to repair and replace flooring in the school building and the boys' quarters. Pratt adds that student apprentices will be able to do the work.
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Richard Henry Pratt notes that the Carlisle Herald and Valley Sentinel of Carlisle have the two largest circulations of the local papers and would be the best to advertise for material costs. He provides estimates for lumber; masonry excavation of plastering; hardware; roofing tin and spouting; painting; and a water closet, waste pipe, and…
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that his previous authority for purchasing lumber and other materials is nearly exhausted and he will need an additional authority soon.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase various supplies to repair various buildings as well as build housing for the engineer and laundress.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the new school building is too large for any of the boilers at Carlisle. Pratt further requests that he be authorized to purchase a boiler from the Star Steam Heater Co.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to add an addition to the teacher's mess hall. Pratt details the work to be done and notes that most of the work can be done in house.
Alfred John Standing forwards a report covering the wages paid for various labor as well as prices of materials to be used in building construction.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards plans and specifications for the proposed storehouse at the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards estimated cost of labor and material required to build a two story office building at the Carlisle Indian School along with the specifications.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to build a new blacksmith and wagon shop at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt submits specifications, estimate of supplies and labor, and blueprints.
Captain Richard H. Pratt requests to spend $122.84 on the purchase of wire screens to protect windows in the academic building and boys' quarters.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School needs to make a change in their drainage. Pratt proposes to dig a cesspool and purchase terra cotta pipe.
Richard Henry Pratt requests for the unused portion of an authority in the purchase of supplies for the addition to the gymnasium.
Richard Henry Pratt submits plans for a laundry building along with the invitation for proposals for supplies and further requests authority to spend the money in order to erect the building.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase supplies and materials as well as to pay for labor in the construction of an addition to the industrial shops at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also encloses blueprints showing his plans for the addition.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the construction of the Carpenter, Shoe, and Tin Shops are underway and requests authority to purchase material for the addition of more Industrial Shops.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay students for various tasks as well as purchasing supplies.
Richard Henry Pratt provides his recommendations for expanding the school building at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt provides blueprints along with the specifications for the expansion.
Thomas Ryan disallows Richard Henry Pratt's request to purchase supplies for improvements and extensions to the school plant on the open market.