An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1894, containing the Fifteenth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a table of the school's population, as well as…
School Farms - Animals and Livestock
Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to sell two old mules, transferred from the War Department, and to purchase two farm horses.
Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase livestock amounting to $1,000 to stock the new school farm. Pratt notes that he would like to purchase 4 horses or mules, 12 cows, 1 blooded bull, 25 sheep, 2 sows, 1 boar, and 50 chickens.
Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the…
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to kill two worn out mules.
Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a board of survey conducted on two mules. The board finds that the two mules should be sold.
Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-…
Richard Henry Pratt requests a reduction in various rations in order to purchase additional cows for providing a greater milk supply to students. Pratt cites a visit from Dr. Cornelius Rea Agnew and his recommendation that for a healthy student body students be allowed to drink as much milk as they want in the morning and evening. To follow…
Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew thanking him for his "practical interest" in the school in regards to the arrival of two calves for the school farm. Pratt also mentions the illness of over sixty students to "a thorough seige of the mumps."
Stailey Norcross writes to his former outing patron William Balderston regarding his current work on the Carlisle Indian School farm.
Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1892 amounting to $54,367.65 for support of the school, transportation of Indian supplies, and stock cattle.
Special and Disbursing Indian Agent Charles H. Thompson writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding the Board of Survey's report on worn out and unservicable property at the Carlisle Indian School. Thompson confirms that the property that was designated to be destroyed has been destroyed, and he pleads his case for mercifully putting…
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…
Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter concerning to the estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1893. Pratt goes through various ways he has already reduced costs and notes that if needed he will send students on outing earlier to further reduce expenses.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of an outbreak of tuberculosis amongst the school's cattle. Pratt provides an outline of actions taken by him and various government officials to resolve the outbreak.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards in triplicate the proceedings of a Board of Survey concerning the disposition of cattle infected with tuberculosis.
Richard Henry Pratt requests to expend the money received by the Carlisle Indian School due to the transfer of cows affected with tuberculosis to purchase new cows.
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.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase supplies to expand the chicken house at the Carlisle Indian School farms as well as paying for various laborers.
Alfred John Standing requests authority to pay veterinarian bills related to the treatment of distemper in three horses.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase horses or mules to replace those previously condemned as well as corn for the school farm animals.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that due to the poor harvest of forage supplies including hay, corn, oats, and wheat that the supplies at the Carlisle Indian School are extremely low. As a result, he requests emergency authorization to purchase forage supplies on the open market.
Richard Henry Pratt follows up his request for emergency authorization to purchase forage supplies on the open market including timothy hay, straw, shelled corn, and oats.
Richard Henry Pratt requests immediate authority to purchase five horses for the new school farm for plowing during good weather.
Alfred John Standing requests authority to purchase an additional five tons of hay for dairy cows and 250 bushels of oats for planting and feeding the new horses.
Edgar A. Allen responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular by answering various questions. In particular he focuses on the industrial training of the school, the outing system, and provides details on the transportation costs incurred in bringing students to Carlisle.
Edgar A. Allen forwards bill and voucher for the veterinarian services provided by Dr. S. P. Bishop.