Richard Henry Pratt provides the bids received for transporting students from the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies.
Financial Affairs - Contracts and Bids
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Secretary of the Interior, with information about two Nez Perce students, Luke Phillips and Samuel Johns, who became ill during their second term of enrollment. Pratt notes that he believes in many cases it is better to retain students at Carlisle then send them home where he…
Charles R. Bishop, Eastern Passenger Agent for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, informs C. A. Maxwell that the railroad cannot carry business to Carlisle and so cannot provides rates for student travel.
Percy G. Smith, Passenger Agent, for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad provides a quote to A. B. Upshaw for the A and P Junction to Carlisle Pennsylvania.
Robert A. Parker, Passenger Agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, provides a quote for a ticket for A&P Junction to Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase various food supplies along with scarlet braid and cord. Pratt encloses form used to advertise the contracts.
Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of an Office of Indian Affairs letter inclosing contracts between various individuals.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter that they have been informed unofficially that in transporting students to and from Carlisle he does not invite competition from different railroads. Pratt requests to be furnished with the complaint in full, to know the parties making it, and for it to be made official in order…
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that is forwarding contract, certificates of inspection, weigher's return, and schedule of deliveries for 55,487 pounds of beef and mutton as well as 2,503 pounds of bacon from Fred H. Davis.
Alfred John Standing forwards contracts for building materials for enlarging a school building at the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase an additional 100 winter coats with a local supplier to furnish all female students with a winter coat.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he is forwarding contracts for building materials in 1900.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he needs to modify the recent authority to advertise for coal due to the different boilers. In particular, he notes that he does not need broken anthracite coal and can instead use bituminous coal. Pratt therefore requests authority to re-advertise for 1600 tons of bituminous coal…
Richard Henry Pratt submits an abstract of bids received for 9,000 yards of prodigy check and 3,000 yards of white braid. Pratt recommends moving forward with the bid submitted by John Wanamaker.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to cancel bids for sixteen hundred tons of coal and instead purchase coal on the open market.
Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding whether he should continue with the proposed coal contract.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase supplies for regular school room work and the art room. Pratt also includes an abstract of bids received for these supplies.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that his current flour contract is not conducive to producing good bread. As a result, he requests authority to modify the contract in order to get a mixed flour containing western flour.
Richard Henry Pratt requests from the Office of Indian Affairs to modify his previous authority to purchase materials for the sloyd classroom as well as tools.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase on the open market various foodstuffs through a bid process.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the best price he can get for apples is $1.50 per barrel. Notes that he will request authority be amended.
Frances B. Johnston informs A. C. Towner that she has received his letter regarding photographing the Carlisle Indian School. Johnston provides further details regarding the contract.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has sent all the contracts except for leather were sent down on July 5, 1901.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards the contract between the Carlisle Indian School and Dr. S. L. Diven to render medical services for the 1902 fiscal year.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter directing him to deposit the unexpended balance of his funds for the fiscal year. Pratt notes various contracts regarding work to be done on buildings.