School Farms - Land Transactions

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Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1884
1884

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1884, containing the annual report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report includes discussions of enrollment statistics, transfers, educational and industrial progress, student health, the school farm, donations…

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Book
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1887
1887

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1887, containing the Eighth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a school population table as well as discussions of industry…

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Book
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1901
1901

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1901, containing the Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a school population table and discussions of…

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Book
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Copy of First School Newspaper and Report of School Progress
January 25, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt a copy of the first issue of Eadle Keatah Toh, the first newspaper published at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that more donations will soon fund the purchase of a better printing press, and discusses other topics including new student uniforms and the…

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Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Agreements to Rent 18 Acres of Land for School Farm
June 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards two separate agreements to rent two plots of land amounting to 18 acres near the Carlisle Indian School for agricultural purposes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge for his approval.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Contracts to Rent 18 Acres of Land for the School Farm
June 15, 1880 - July 16, 1880

Acting Secretary of the Interior A. Bell encloses to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs agreements allowing Richard Henry Pratt to rent 10 acres of land from Annie and Laura Alexander and allowing Pratt to rent 8 acres of land from Benjamin Sanno. The land, which will be rented for a full calendar year, is intended for "agricultural industry…

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Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request Funds for Contingent Expenses, First Quarter 1880
August 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for the school's contingent expenses in the current quarter, which he estimates to be $1,280.

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…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Rent 110 Acre Farm from Mr. Parker
November 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt states that last year both the Secretary of the Interior and Commissioner of Indian Affairs agreed that he should rent a farm adjoining the Carlisle Indian School to teach male students how to farm "general crops" and female students how to care for dairy cows. Unfortunately, he was only able to rent two parcels of land…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Information on Potential Plots of Land to Rent for School Farm
November 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on the seven potential plots of land they could rent and use as a school farm. He provides details on pricing, distance from the school, contracts, size of the plot, and taxes, with certain plots having advantages over the others.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Convert Stable to Gymnasium
December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs approves spending $300 to convert the stable to a gymnasium for the male students. Pratt explains that they moved the animals to the rented school farm and no longer use the stable.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Parker Farm Lease
February 4, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a the lease and contract for the Parker Farm. The lease and contract stipulate how the government will farm under the lease.

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Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Clarifies Details of Lease of the Parker Farm in 1881
February 19, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the arrangement between the Carlisle Indian School and Richard Parker regarding the Parker Farm. Pratt states the share of the crop to be obtained by the Government this year.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Lease for the Parker Farm
February 28, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter forwards the lease of the Parker Farm and states that Mary P. McKeehan is a widow.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Returns Corrected Lease for Parker Farm
March 10, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt returns the corrected lease for the Parker Farm.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Office Informed of Intent to Terminate Lease for the Parker Farm
December 28, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has notified Richard M. Parker of his intent to terminate the lease of the Carlisle Indian School for the Parker Farm.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Lease for the Humrich Farm for the 1884 Fiscal Year
February 17, 1883 - March 2, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards for approval the lease agreement between the Carlisle Indian School and Samuel K. Humrich for a 225 acre farm beginning on February 17, 1883.

Henry Morgan Teller, Secretary of the Interior, approves the lease.

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Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, May 15, 1883
May 15, 1883

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Dr. Cornelius Rea Agnew about the upcoming meeting of the Board of Trustees on the 23rd of May.  Pratt’s letter is written on a copy of the “Deed of Trust” for a parcel of land in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania that became part of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School property. 

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Given Sends Deed of Trust Covering Purchase of Hocker Farm
October 10, 1883

Obadiah G. Given forwards the deed of trust covering the purchase of the Hocker Farm by the Carlisle Indian School.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Lease of the Hocker Farm
December 5, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards at the request of the Office of Indian Affairs five copies for the lease of the Hocker Farm signed by members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. Pratt notes that Board was authorized to act in all matters pertaining to the Trust and that one of the members believes that they have full authority.…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Lease Money for the Hocker Farm Early
February 27, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests the money for the Hocker Farm lease early in order to pay interest, taxes, and other expenses due on April 1, 1884. Pratt asks how to proceed to receive the funds in time.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Follows Up on Making Payment of Hocker Farm in April 1884
March 10, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his letter of February 27, 1884 regarding the Hocker Farm lease. Pratt notes that part of the $1000 now and the remainder to be used at the end of the month and asks how the payment should be made.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
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
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Replies to Office Letter Regarding Hocker Farm Rent in 1885
November 16, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the lease of the Hocker Farm. Pratt notes that he believed the lease which was renewed in 1884 was for five years and was confirmed in this belief when the funds for the second quarter were granted without question and have already been paid.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, May 17, 1886
May 17, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Dr. Cornelius Rea Agnew saying that he received Congressional funding for the purchase of a farm adjacent to the school, as well as for the construction of a chapel, stable, and two new school wings. 

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Secretary of the Interior Letter Regarding Improvements to the Parker Farm
June 19, 1886 - June 28, 1886

Correspondence discussing the appropriation of $37,500 for improvements to the Carlisle Indian School including the acquisition of the neighboring Parker farm, a new large boys’ dormitory, a school barn, and some other improvements.  A letter from Pratt explaining the need for the new facilities is included as part of the document.

Format:
Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society