Atkins, John D. C.

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Pratt Makes Suggestions for Improving Indian School System
April 27, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt provides recommendations for improving the Indian School system to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Pratt's suggestions include educating everyone of school age compared to the quarter currently enrolled, requiring a census of school age children, and muster of students to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bureau of Indian Affairs Endorses Plan to Donate Exhibit to French
June 5, 1885

John D. C. Atkins, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, refers to the letter from Richard Henry Pratt regarding donating parts or the whole of the Carlisle Indian School exhibit at the Government Exhibition in New Orleans to the French Government in a letter to the Secretary of the Interior.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Calls Attention to Nomination of Employees Not Yet Confirmed
July 15, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt calls attention to his nomination of employees for the current year sent out on June 15, 1885 which has not yet been confirmed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Commissioner to Grant Outstanding Authorities
July 15, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt calls attention to pending requests for authorities requested on June 13, 1885.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dennison Wheelock Letter to Commissioner of Indian Affairs
January 9, 1886

Oneida student Dennison Wheelock writes to John D. C. Atkins, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, about his desire to return home. He says that he would prefer to attend a school for white students there rather than remain at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Two Strike Request to Visit Washington D.C. and Carlisle
January 12, 1886

Two Strike requests to visit Washington D. C. with four other chiefs from the Sioux Agencies along with an interpreter. In addition to visiting Washington D. C. they hope to visit their children at Carlisle.

John Oberly writes that if given permission to visit Washington the group should...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Renew Hocker Farm Lease for Fiscal Year 1887
July 15, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to renew the lease on the Hocker Farm. Pratt provides the justification for the lease by claiming that the lease goes to support the charity fund which in turn is used to rent additional farmland including the Henderson and Sanno Farms. Pratt ends by...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Second Comptroller Requests Hocker Farm Lease be Filed at Office
July 29, 1886

Isaac H. Maynard, Second Comptroller, requests written evidence of the renewal of the lease of the Hocker Farm for the benefit of the Carlisle Indian School be filed with his office.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Assistance in Constructing School on Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency
September 9, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt requests assistance for Rev. S. S. Harry in constructing a school building for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency. In doing so he would have the children of the Agency in school for the winter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Arrives Back at Carlisle with 62 Students from Fort Marion
April 30, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt informs the John D. C. Atkins, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, that he has arrived back at Carlisle with 62 members of the Chiricahua band from Fort Marion. He ends by noting that he hopes the Atkins will now visit the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Comptroller Transmits Contract for Hocker Farm to the Office of Indian Affairs in 1887
July 14, 1887

Sigourney Butler, Comptroller, forwards the original contract between James Andrew McCauley, Robert M. Henderson, and Richard Henry Pratt for the lease of the Hocker Farm by the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Reports on State of Indian School Education to Interior Secretary
July 16, 1887

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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Fort Stevenson School Requests Carlisle Student to Fill Seamstress Position
November 14, 1887

George W. Scott, Superintendent of the Fort Stevenson School, requests a Carlisle Indian School student to fill the position of assistant seamstress at the School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of T. S. Childs of the Hampton Institute Submitted to Interior Department
November 29, 1887 - January 17, 1888

A. B. Upshaw, the Acting Commissioner of the Office of Indian Affairs, appoints Rev. T. S. Childs to investigate complaints made against the Hampton Institute Indian Department.

The report was then submitted to the Secretary of the Interior.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for a New School Building
February 15, 1888 - February 16, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests that Congress provide an appropriation for building a new school building through the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt notes that the school can accommodate 600 students except for its school rooms which are overcrowded at 440 students. He provides the history of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Comptroller Replies to Extension of Henderson Farm in 1888
April 20, 1888

Richard R. McMahon, Acting Comptroller, informs John D. C. Atkins that he has received Atkins letter regarding the extension of the lease between J. A. McCauley, R. M. Henderson, and Richard Henry Pratt to reduce the annual rental of the farm to $600 per year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of Receipt of Letter Advising Continuance of Hocker Farm Lease
April 23, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has received their letter advising the continuance for one year of the lease on the Hocker Farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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